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Title: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on June 29, 2010, 07:08 PM
Got a $10 off any $50 purchase coupon from TRU today - too bad it expires on 07/25 though.  Hopefully I can find some new TF goodies to spend it on.   :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on June 29, 2010, 11:41 PM
I got the same one iFett, and there was one for the following month as well, so I'm going to probably wind up doing some buying at TRU.  At least maybe vehicles.  Whatever makes the most financial sense anyway.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on June 29, 2010, 11:50 PM
I got the 20% of one item coupon. On a thread related note, what's the deal with TRU charging $9.99 for the Vintage Collection? Wasn't it suppose to remain the same pricepoint as before with SL and CW dropping a dollar?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on July 1, 2010, 12:43 PM
Jesse - where was the other $10 off coupon?  The one I found was kinda like glued or whatever to the front cover, but I tossed the book in the trash after quickly skimming through it.   :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 1, 2010, 12:44 PM
Jesse - where was the other $10 off coupon?  The one I found was kinda like glued or whatever to the front cover, but I tossed the book in the trash after quickly skimming through it.   :-\

Both were on the cover of mine - so I had one for July and one for August.

I wonder if the August one only went to people who have spent X amount through the Rewards program or something? (I'm not saying you haven't iFett, I'm just taking a stab in the dark as to why yours wouldn't have both coupons)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on July 1, 2010, 12:53 PM
I've spent about $400 in the last few months at TRU - mainly on SW LEGO sets, and I am a Rewards member....huh.  Oh well I guess....a day late a dollar short - it's trash day.

Keep thinking it's Friday - guess I'll check the recycle bin tonight.   :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on July 1, 2010, 01:42 PM
There were NO coupons on the cover of my TRU Rewards flier...   maybe my mailman took them.  :( 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on July 1, 2010, 03:04 PM
Both mine were also on the cover... 

Ya know, I wouldn't be shocked if the mailman scarfed them.  It happens, and for how many times the mail can be handled between your box and the sender, it's certainly plausible.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on July 11, 2010, 10:26 AM
I guess this isn't strictly "vintage", but I was on TRU.com this morning and noticed they are having a Hasbro sale "Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off" again (all Star Wars included).  Not sure if this is in the stores as well, but just wanted to give a heads up.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darby on July 11, 2010, 11:25 AM
I'll be going back today to see if there's anything new, but I doubt it.  Only need Pre Visla and some Vintage openers.  I also just realized that when that Nikto Guard exclusive comes out, there will be nothing for me to buy to get him!   ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 12, 2010, 03:30 PM
I gotta say - this would truly be a FANTASTIC week to find a pair of AT-ATs at TRU with the BOGO going on.

Has anyone seen or heard reports of the battle packs or deluxe figures hitting the brick-and-mortar TRUs yet? It would be great if those started to surface this week too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on July 12, 2010, 04:55 PM
Has anyone seen or heard reports of the battle packs or deluxe figures hitting the brick-and-mortar TRUs yet? It would be great if those started to surface this week too.

Haven't seen nor heard of them being spotted at any brick and mortars. I spoke to the TRU guy I know today and he confirmed they have not gotten any in yet. (As opposed to 12(!) cases of new TCW and 6 (!) cases of Vintage they are just sitting on)

I also noticed the deluxe sets have never been re-stocked on TRU.com since that first weekend, even though I have seen other new figures and vehicles sell out and get re-stocked several times there.

There are a number up on eBay though...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Greg on July 12, 2010, 06:31 PM
I also noticed the deluxe sets have never been re-stocked on TRU.com since that first weekend, even though I have seen other new figures and vehicles sell out and get re-stocked several times there.

I wouldn't have guessed that they were in-stock to begin with. I was online when all of the Vintage and new CW figures were first in stock, and all of the deluxe sets were sold out. I would have expected at least one set to linger, but all three were either never stocked or great sellers!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 15, 2010, 02:00 PM
EE is running a sale for the next 37 hours on their 4 pack of exclusive comic packs.  The sale price is $59.99 - so that is a savings of $10 off the standard price they are going to be charging.  link (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87504PP&id=JE-405087801)

I also found a code for an additional $5 off $50 order - the code is " dealtaker "

I believe the above code has a 7/16/10 expiration date.  I was able to use this code when I put an order in for the 4 packs of comics plus the 2 GI Joe Resolute packs.  So yeah, I was happy to save $15 when all was said and done - which really amounted to free shipping.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on July 21, 2010, 07:29 PM
Guess there's some Christmas in July sale happening at TRU starting this weekend - was on the news....not sure what's going to be on sale though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on July 21, 2010, 08:18 PM
Guess there's some Christmas in July sale happening at TRU starting this weekend

The "Christmas in July" promo has been part of the weekly ad for the last two weeks... that's why figures are "2-for $9.99" this week.  ;)  It's just a catchy marketing thing.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on July 21, 2010, 08:47 PM
Not that I'd likely be able to get it now, but I was always waiting for TRU to feature the Turbo Tank on a "Christmas in July" or some sort of promo like the AT-TE saw (when they were $50).  Sort of surprised we never saw that.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on July 21, 2010, 08:53 PM
Check K-Mart.  I got my TTank for $40 there.  They'll surprise you with sales/clearances sometimes.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on July 22, 2010, 01:26 PM
HasbroToyShop 10% off code. COMIC2010 Expires 8/15
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: speedermike on July 22, 2010, 01:42 PM
Ha!  I got the whole Vintage wave with the 2 for 9.99 deal.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Captain Piet on July 22, 2010, 07:47 PM
Ha!  I got the whole Vintage wave with the 2 for 9.99 deal.  Awesome.

How?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darby on July 22, 2010, 09:13 PM
For real.  They are only counting the 6.99-7.49 figures, and my TRU absolutely would not cave.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Rob on July 23, 2010, 11:44 AM
Are there any free shipping codes for HTS floating around?  I'm thinking about ordering the AT-AT but would love to save the $18 on shipping.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: speedermike on July 23, 2010, 03:04 PM
For real.  They are only counting the 6.99-7.49 figures, and my TRU absolutely would not cave.

I don't know how it happened.  Originally they rang up at 11.49 a piece (this is NYC).  I mentioned the two for 9.99 sign, and walked back to the aisle with the cashier.  The vinatge figs were hanging on a peg with the "sale" sign. She said Ok and rang them up at 4.99 each.  Easy peasy.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on July 23, 2010, 03:44 PM
If they're on a marked peg, and the sign is on that peg (IE: the peg says "Vinty figs, $9.99", and there's a sale sign stuck to THAT peg), they owe you the price and cannot argue it.  It's a mislabeled sign by the employees is all, and it may have been fixed immediately after you left (if someone being responsible brought it to a manager's attention), or it could still be that way if nobody did anything about it.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on July 31, 2010, 12:16 PM
Not sure if this has been brought up yet, but BPs and assault vehicles are on sale at Target for $19.99 through Sept.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on July 31, 2010, 02:49 PM
They are?  Because my store didn't have any sale running yesterday.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on July 31, 2010, 04:39 PM
They are?  Because my store didn't have any sale running yesterday.

Mine did today.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on August 1, 2010, 07:28 PM
It must've started today. Good for those Clone army packs and the Imperial Hoth set...well, maybe. If you'd had your fill of Vader that means 1 Hoth Scout trooper with bike and one Hoth stormtrooper with tripod cannon. You might be better off getting 3 Snowtroopers for $6.99 each. I say that because the Hoth Scout looks odd to me.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on August 1, 2010, 09:34 PM
Sales normally start on Sunday and I think Target will honor the sale price if you bought within the last 7 days.  Just bring your receipt back in and they should credit you the difference.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on August 2, 2010, 12:09 AM
Looks like I'll stop in Friday I guess and get it adjusted.  Weird that it sounds like ksome stores were starting it a little early though.  I didn't get to Target today, and now wish I had to pick up a Cloud Car.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on August 8, 2010, 08:43 PM
Our local TRU had a sale going on the AT-AT today...$10 off, so $89.99 total. Cheapest I have seen it yet.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: snuffx on August 8, 2010, 10:56 PM
I went to my local WM tonight. They are way behind on putting figures out. One case of vintage and one case of clone wars was all I saw. They prices surprised me. Vintage 7.00 and clone wars 4.50. That is whats on the pegs and what they rang up for.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: snuffx on August 11, 2010, 08:53 PM
All the WM prices were changed. Now all figures are 7.95.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on August 12, 2010, 11:45 AM
All the WM prices were changed. Now all figures are 7.95.

Yeah, including Clone Wars.   >:(  Finally found the latest wave with Mace, but was not happy about paying $8 for them.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on August 12, 2010, 12:35 PM
"Last weekend" one Target had the Vintage for $7.99 and SoDS figs for $6.99; wally had Vintage for $7.99 and SoDS for $7.49 while TRU had Vintage for $9.99 and SoDS for $7.99  here in NC.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on August 12, 2010, 02:06 PM
Got an email notice that Brian's Toys is offering $15 off a $75 purchase.  Their prices are silly on most items, but I found a 12" Thrawn for $79.99.  All together it was $75 shipped, which is a pretty good deal.

Promo code is SAVE15
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 8, 2010, 08:59 AM
Hmmmm.  I see HTS has placed not one, not two, but three case assortments of Vintage wave 2 up for pre-order on their site - and not a single individual figure from the wave.

HTS has seemingly moved to selling only by the case for Marvel Universe figures for the past 3 waves now - could they also be moving towards selling only by the case for SW?  

If so - this sucks....

edit:  an after thought - they are however selling the cases for a pretty decent discount compared to other online sites.  $82.99 at HTS versus $99.99 at EE.  So, $6.92 a figure vs. $8.33 a figure (pre shipping on both)...    still sucks for me - and I think I am going to have to start relying more on retail and forum trades.

also - don't forget about figuring in the almost ever present HTS discount codes for even more discounts....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on September 8, 2010, 09:58 AM
I've noticed they seem to be going that way with Marvel Universe stuff, and that does make you wonder if we'll see that with Star Wars as well.  I guess the prices aren't bad, but it does sort of stink if they won't be offering individual figures anymore.  I know they have really been a good source for me over the past few years, particularly when picking up army builders or extras of figures here and there.  We'll see how distribution is going forward, but many times HTS is the only place I saw a lot of figures - or at least saw them more than once.  I know that was definitely a problem with the Clone Wars domination of the retail scene locally over the past two years.  I've had decent luck with TVC so far, and I think the big difference in cardbacks helps that a lot, so hopefully that continues.  I don't know, but I would think HTS would lose a lot of business if they discontinue offering individual figures.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 8, 2010, 12:09 PM
just noticed that HTS has now created a new section under SW called "Value Packs" - and thats one of the places where the cases fall under.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on September 9, 2010, 06:12 PM
A local WM dropped prices of Clone Wars and Legends figs to $6.50. The other in my area still has them (and Vinty figs) at ~$8.00. Might want to be on the lookout, as $6.50 is much more tolerable.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 15, 2010, 10:59 AM
Save $5 off any TRU purchase of $25 or more coupon (http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/media/trus/94038709130926_Cpn.pdf)

looks like I will be doing some receipt switcheroo with all of the MU stuff I bought at TRU yesterday.   ;D

edit:  just used 2 coupons and they worked like a charm    8)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on September 17, 2010, 01:00 PM
Not Star Wars speficically, but if you live anywhere there's a Meijer store, this friday and saturday there's a 20% coupon for any Toy Department item, excludes clearance.

Meijer 2 Day Super Sale (http://meijer.shoplocal.com/meijer/default.aspx?action=entryflash&storeref=27)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on September 22, 2010, 09:29 AM
Saw the blurb about the TRU coupon on the front page, one day too late.

If I take this in, will they do a price adjustment for something purchased the previous day?

I thought I recalled hearing about people doing that, but not sure. Does it work?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 22, 2010, 10:26 AM
Yeah I posted about that coupon a couple of posts up on the 15th.

as for using it on a prior purchase thats a "your mileage may very" type thing - I have heard of people getting adjustments for things like this in the past at TRU.  Personally I never bother asking, I just go and rebuy it if they have it and then do a return the next time I go to said store.  I know some people in the collecting communtiy may frown on that but thats how I roll.

If they dont have anymore of said item then I most certainly would ask for an adjustment.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on September 22, 2010, 11:28 AM
It says flat out on the coupon - Not valid on prior purchases.  I guess it would work if customer service can't read?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on September 22, 2010, 03:35 PM
Sorry Smash, must've missed your post.  I got it in a mail was how I saw it.  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 23, 2010, 08:38 AM
Sorry Smash, must've missed your post.  I got it in a mail was how I saw it.  :-\

oh thats no biggie at all - I am just happy as heck it is out!  I have used it probably six times already and I may use it 2 more times today   ;D    not trying to throw this off topic but those gremlins figures TRU has are very tempting and with this coupon I think they are winning me over - plus TRU has the nerf game for the Wii  (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3825549) on sale today for $10 and it comes with a blaster.

So, my point, with this coupon, TRU is getting a lot of my attention - but still not enough to buy vintage figures from them and their inflated price tag   ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on September 25, 2010, 05:05 PM
Is the coupon still good tomorrow? I almost used it today, but then I added things up and I might have been saving 50 cents over regular prices at other stores...that's assuming I didn't have to pay tax on the original prices...then I'd have been saving maybe less than a quarter. I was gonna get 2 vintage and one Legends...but they have 50 cents extra on Legends/Clone Wars. So I'd have been paying $4.50 over other stores. TRU's ridiculous Vintage prices cost them a sale with me. 3 vintage for $30 minus $5 is still a buck more than Target/Wal-Mart.

Maybe I should've done it anyway since they had all of wave 2. Oh, well.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on September 25, 2010, 09:30 PM
So... how many differnt "Clone Cash" coupons are out there?

I thought I read somewhere that the Clone Cash was for vehicle purchases this time, but the one I got today in my CW Ki-Adi-Mundi was "Save $5 on any Hasbro Star Wars Lightsaber purchase of $15 or more".  ???
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on September 26, 2010, 06:15 PM
TRU is giving out $5 and $10 gift cards with Star Wars purchases of $30 or $50 respectively. Vehicles are $22.99 (not the older package stock  :P) and Clone Wars/Legends are 2 for $11.99.

Used the coupon at TRU today and got a free $5 gift card with Quinlan Vos's picture on it. I didn't think it would work.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 27, 2010, 12:07 PM
So... how many differnt "Clone Cash" coupons are out there?

I thought I read somewhere that the Clone Cash was for vehicle purchases this time, but the one I got today in my CW Ki-Adi-Mundi was "Save $5 on any Hasbro Star Wars Lightsaber purchase of $15 or more".  ???

from that CW party thing I had they sent me ten $1 off coupons that may be used only one per purchase.  but the expiration date is at the end of october.

so I don't know how wide spread or available those $1 off coupons will be, but they are out there.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on September 27, 2010, 02:52 PM
So........Say I bought something that costs $110.  Would TRU give me two $10 giftcards?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on September 28, 2010, 09:02 AM
No idea...I doubt it based on how it reads. It doesn't say free card with every $30 or $50 you spend but with any purchase at or over those amounts. (But then I somehow got a $5 off coupon and the card, even though the coupon said "not valid with any other total purchase off".)

These "promotional" gift cards also expire at the end of October, too. Which is a bit irritating.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Ook on September 29, 2010, 05:05 PM
IDK if this was posted but Kmart has a coupon for $5 off a toy purchase of ONLY $5! You can get a TVC fig for only $4 and change. I got Han today. I almost boguht SW "Beanz" for $5.99 before discount. Unfortunately tomorrow is the last day. :-\ I only heard about this today. :-[

http://www.printablecouponfeed.com/kmart/25734
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on September 29, 2010, 08:19 PM
Thank Ook...  I'm out of ink or I'd likely pounce on this one.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Ook on September 29, 2010, 09:14 PM
Thank Ook...  I'm out of ink or I'd likely pounce on this one.
I've been out of color for months. I print everything in B&W. LOL
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on September 30, 2010, 08:37 AM
There's a TRU Coupon (http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/media/trus/94038809201003_Cpn.pdf), same as before but good through October 3rd.

Not much time there, but maybe you can get the $5 and the gift card like I did.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: King_Maul on September 30, 2010, 02:42 PM
Thanks for the coupon.  May be my wife can use it for some baby stuff at BRU too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on September 30, 2010, 10:53 PM
IDK if this was posted but Kmart has a coupon for $5 off a toy purchase of ONLY $5! You can get a TVC fig for only $4 and change. I got Han today. I almost boguht SW "Beanz" for $5.99 before discount. Unfortunately tomorrow is the last day. :-\ I only heard about this today. :-[

http://www.printablecouponfeed.com/kmart/25734

Thanks to this, I was able to score another MOC Jodo tonight for $3.99.

Gotta love that!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 1, 2010, 09:15 AM
got an email today from TRU with a coupon for 20% of any regular priced item good for today and tomorrow.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on October 1, 2010, 10:11 AM
got an email today from TRU with a coupon for 20% of any regular priced item good for today and tomorrow.

TRU hates me....Been looking for one of those coupons.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on October 1, 2010, 11:42 AM
got an email today from TRU with a coupon for 20% of any regular priced item good for today and tomorrow.

Is that generated from being a Rewards Club member?

I use my card all the time, but I've yet to get any really good coupons like this. I'd use that too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 1, 2010, 11:57 AM
yup, says for rewards club members only.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 1, 2010, 01:07 PM
There's a new $5 off K-mart Coupon (http://www.printablecouponfeed.com/kmart/25733).

I think it's the same as the last one, but through October 31st. Now if I could find a store that has Jodo Kast.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 1, 2010, 01:30 PM
Holy crap that is ridiculous.  A whole month for us collectors to use and abuse that one....

edit:  the K-mart coupon works - I just picked up a Jodo    ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 10, 2010, 11:34 AM
$5 Star Wars figures at Target this week (Iron Man, too). The ad only shows Clone Wars. I haven't been yet. I doubt vintage will be included. But Legends probably will.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darby on October 10, 2010, 11:37 AM
Vintage but would be nice, but yeah, I doubt it.

Hopefully there's some newish CW or Snowtroopers to pick up.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on October 10, 2010, 11:45 AM
Yep, it's just CW and Legends.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Ben on October 10, 2010, 11:59 AM
Maybe for this price, I'll pick up Aurra Sing.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 11, 2010, 01:37 AM
I was disappointed in no Vintage sale.  :(  Saw a lot I'd probably have picked up tonight.  Saw a couple Dak's for the first time in ages, and a Magna Guard.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on October 11, 2010, 10:25 AM
I may cave on a few Legends army builders, but ya - kinda sucks that Vintage isn't included in this sale...Not like they have more accessories or thicker cardbacks like the other two lines.  $5 though....good sale, brings me back to the good ol days.   :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on October 11, 2010, 12:07 PM
I was disappointed in no Vintage sale.  :(  Saw a lot I'd probably have picked up tonight.  Saw a couple Dak's for the first time in ages, and a Magna Guard.

I was disappointed to see that vintage wasn't included as well, although I guess I'm not surprised.  I know it is the "collector's" line and all, but we can't ever get a sale on these?  It seems like most to all of the sales so far at the "big three" retailers has excluded TVC.

That said, the $5 price is always nice, so I may pick up some extras/army builders from Legends.  I have to say, at least locally, all the pegs are pretty well stocked for all three lines lately.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on October 11, 2010, 12:12 PM
I was disappointed in no Vintage sale.

kinda sucks that Vintage isn't included in this sale...Not like they have more accessories or thicker cardbacks like the other two lines.

It seems like most to all of the sales so far at the "big three" retailers has excluded TVC.

For the past three years, everyone has been complaining that the retailers couldn't tell the difference between the three carded figure lines.  Hasbro finally fixed it so that Vintage is clearly separate from Clone Wars / Legends and now you're all complaining that you wish they were treated the same again!   :P 

Some folks are never happy...  :-*
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 11, 2010, 12:51 PM
fyi, target.com has the Geonosis sets and CW exclusives up for sale on their site - the Hoth sets are sold out.  Just posting this here to let people know I did find a target.com code for 10% in case you want to order some of these exclusives.

Code = TC1OC3AB

I added all 4 Geonosis sets I would buy plus the Commando set and Bounty Hunter pack to my cart for giggles to see how much it would cost.  Final cost including tax and shipping = $95.09 after a discount of $9.10 being taken off the top.  Shipping was only $6.11, I wish HTS could give these types of shipping deals.

Not sure I am going to bite on this yet but thought I would let other know.

edit:  just thought I would share a bit more of my research - starting Sunday October 17th Target card holders will save 5% off their purchase when they use their card.  I was wondering if I could stack this, along with the code above, but it appears you still have to wait a week for this program to start working. 

yes, I like saving money when I can   ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 11, 2010, 08:41 PM
Thanks Smash, I ordered a set and saving $10 wiped out the shipping and knocked a couple $$$ off the final price, so that worked out great.

I have one set down now, and may not pick another set up unless I see clearance prices on these.

They're good figures IMO, so I'm happy to get a complete set.  I didn't realize Obi-Wan and Ani were even new, in much of any capacity I guess, so I'm interested in them anyway.  Are their heads new or something?

Anyway, good deal there I think.  Saves some money, and definitely saves wasting time looking for them, so that's cool.  I'll get out when i can this weekend just to see what else is doin' if I feel like it, and if not then these are wrapped up and I'm a happy man.

(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/4766/cd2f353db1372f9808d8c84mm5.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on October 14, 2010, 11:52 PM
Just an FYI that here in MN, the new 'save 5% when you use your Target card' program has gone live.  I bought all the exclusives that I was looking for (Hoth BPs, CW BPs, Geo Arena sets) and saved myself 5% off the price :)  It's not a guarantee that the program has gone live all over the USA, but it might be worth checking out if you like saving money.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on October 16, 2010, 10:24 AM
Just as a heads up, I'm pretty sure that the Target 5% program is supposed to be live everywhere tomorrow (the 17th).  They started it earlier this week at our store as well, but I think the "hard date" is Sunday.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 25, 2010, 11:56 AM
Black Friday ads are popping up on the web.  I haven't had the chance to look but you can find some here:  http://bfads.net/Adscans

TRU, WM, and K-Mart toy sales are up on the site.

edit:  just realized that these of course are not the Black Friday ads but the "big book of toys" both stores are doing - and thats why there arent really any mind blowing deals.

on another note, I am pretty sure I heard a radio ad saying that there would be more sales on SW products at TRU this Friday after 3:00 or something.  Anyone else hear this?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on October 25, 2010, 11:59 PM
The Boba Fett Helmet is on sale for $29.99 at Target this week. Went ahead and snagged it as part of my Halloween costume. :D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 29, 2010, 08:50 AM
Reminder, if you got one of those promotional Clone Wars Quinlan Vos TRU giftcards last month, they expire today (10/29/10)! Use it or lose it. I used my yesterday.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 31, 2010, 01:19 PM
Vintage/Legends/Clone Wars figures $5.99 at Meijers this week. (Iron Man and Marvel Universe, too.)

Clone Wars Slave 1 set $79.99 at TRU.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on October 31, 2010, 07:28 PM
Clone Wars Slave 1 set $79.99 at TRU.

Grrrr...Just glad I got one at a somewhat good deal.  Defintately going to hold out on these large pieces in the future.  Slave I's are piled almost to the ceiling at my TRU.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on November 1, 2010, 12:41 PM
Clone Wars Slave 1 set $79.99 at TRU.

Grrrr...Just glad I got one at a somewhat good deal.  Defintately going to hold out on these large pieces in the future.  Slave I's are piled almost to the ceiling at my TRU.


Yeah, I'm really wishing I would have waited a bit on this one as well - but that's the way it goes I guess.  Our TRU has had these in the shelf pretty consistently for awhile now as well, and it would have been nice to save the $20-30.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 1, 2010, 12:54 PM
there is this now too:

Quote
Earn 10% Back on your holiday purchases at Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us, in-store or online, from October 31 – December 24, 2010.
Receive up to $50 “R”Us Dollars during this period. All “R”Us Dollar certificates sent via email.

Qualifying purchases do not include gift cards, shipping and handling, reward eligible diapers, formula, greeting cards and LeapFrog® products. Layaway purchases and furniture orders do not qualify until items are paid for in full and shipped.

Other exclusions apply.

for more details see here (http://rewardsrus.toysrus.com/Promotions.cfm?csm=165840472&csc=1143183&csa=165801996&csu=1143204)

so that brings the Fett pack down to $72 after the rewards money back.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 2, 2010, 10:11 AM
someone on another site was saying that points earned on sale items purchased at TRU don't reward you with the full points you should earn.  They said you only earn half points - is this true?  not a deal breaker by any means, just curious if there is a difference.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on November 2, 2010, 10:49 AM
Yes, it is very true that if you use a sale or coupon to get an item, you only get half-credit towards the Rewards program.  From the terms/conditions:

Purchases of infant furniture, battery powered ride-on vehicles, video game hardware, outdoor play equipment, and all purchases at a discount resulting from any sale, coupon or other offer or discount only qualify for $0.50 for each $1.00 spent. All other purchased items qualify for $1.00 for each $1.00 spent.  (https://rewardsrus.toysrus.com/TermsAndConditions.cfm)

Also a bummer - if you return an item, you lose the full amount, even if you only got a half-credit when you bought it.  So if you bought something on sale for $20, you'd get $10 applied.  But if you return that item, they'll deduct the full $20.  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 2, 2010, 10:51 AM
thanks Jeff!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 2, 2010, 11:53 AM
Just saw that HTS is now offering Free Shipping on most orders over $50.  I threw a ROTS case in the cart just to check it out and sure enough - it works!  I also tacked on the SW2010 promo and that worked too!  So the case came out to $72 and some change I think.  Now if only HTS would put up the ROTJ wave to preorder by the case...   ;D

I recall there being other HTS codes recently available - does anyone know any others?  For some reason these sounded familiar "exclusive20" and "alltoys15" but either I am wrong, missing something in the code, or they are expired.
 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 3, 2010, 01:56 AM
I received a 20% off coupon good for only November 3rd (today) in my email this past evening.  It's for Toys R Us Rewards members.  Sucks that it's only good for the one day as I'm nowhere near TRU to use it and don't really want to deal with TRU.com (I don't need anything that badly), but still 20% off is good since it brings a battlepack or vehicle down to $20 basically.

Check your mail guys, might be worth using on the way to/from work today or something.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on November 3, 2010, 09:56 AM
I must spend too much $$ at TRU because I've never gotten one of those 20% off coupons and I've been a Rewards member going on 2 years now....at least that's my theory as to why I've never received one - I get plenty of other crappy offers from TRU though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on November 3, 2010, 10:19 AM
Same here.  We get stuff in the mail from time to time, but I can't say I've ever gotten any coupons via e-mail, etc.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on November 3, 2010, 11:12 AM
I spend a buttload of money in that store, have been a Rewards member for quite awhile, and have NEVER gotten any coupons via email.

Is there a way you can request one be sent to you?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on November 3, 2010, 11:19 AM
Reminder, all basic figures are $6 this weekend at Walmart

Edit: sale starts this weekend.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 3, 2010, 03:25 PM
Really?  Sunday nothing was on sale at my WM.  ???  Be nice to get some more army builders for cheap(er).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on November 3, 2010, 03:38 PM
Yeah, it must be a store-to-store thing. I checked the toy aisle of my local WM yesterday when I got Toy Story and nothing was on sale. $7.96 Vintage figs and $6.96 Legends/CW.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on November 3, 2010, 03:46 PM
Really?  Sunday nothing was on sale at my WM.  ???  Be nice to get some more army builders for cheap(er).

Some stores have started this already but the national sale (Toyland Catalog 2010 (http://theblackfriday.com/ads/wal/walmart-black-friday-ad6.shtml)) for this starts this Sunday (Nov 7 - 24)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 3, 2010, 03:48 PM
My local walmart has vintage and CW for $6. The ATAT was $79. No rollback or sales stickers.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on November 5, 2010, 10:38 AM
Although not quite as good as WM's $6 price, I got a chance to look at the upcoming (starting this Sunday 11/7) Target ad, and all vintage figures are on sale for $6.99.  It also mentions all vehicles on sale, but it doesn't give specifics.  Maybe a chance to clear out some of the stock at Target stores, because I know ours are sure full right now (of all lines really).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on November 5, 2010, 10:42 AM
Well I guess that'll be my excuse to finally finish off w1 that I've been dragging my feet on all this time.  Hope the vehicle sale is nice, would like to see the newer waves show up, but ya most of my Targets are really backed up with just about everything Star Wars right now.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 5, 2010, 02:22 PM
May nab a 2nd CC or Snowspeeder...  Got 3 ROTS wave figures at WM yesterday including a $6 magnaguard.  Woot.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on November 5, 2010, 04:12 PM
Regarding the Target ad for this weekend, any info if the Uber-packs will be included? Would be nice to get one a bit cheaper.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 5, 2010, 05:56 PM
When to Target today. All figures are $6.99. I like walmart's price better.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 6, 2010, 12:14 AM
I'm going to bet no on the big Hoth packs being on sale, but you never know I guess.  Around here though, they're selling out.  Imperial ones are pretty much gone already, and Rebel sets are going.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 7, 2010, 12:57 PM
I'm going to bet no on the big Hoth packs being on sale, but you never know I guess.  Around here though, they're selling out.  Imperial ones are pretty much gone already, and Rebel sets are going.

 ;D

just grabbed one of each of the Hoth UBP's on sale for $35 each.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on November 7, 2010, 03:32 PM
just grabbed one of each of the Hoth UBP's on sale for $35 each.

Huh...Time for another price adjustment then.  Cool...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on November 7, 2010, 04:34 PM
Might have to go pick these up then. Thanks for the news smash.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 8, 2010, 02:08 AM
Yeah I was surprised when I got there tonight and the Hoth sets were $5 off too.  I'm taking my receipt for a price adjustment too...  That's like $30 saved for me...  Nothing to sneeze at for sure.

By the way, I saw:

-$6 CW figures
-$6.99 Vintage (not bad since WM is getting gutted at $6)
-$19.99 Vehicles
-$34.99 Hoth packs
-$9.99 Geo 2-packs

and now I can't remember what else.   :-\  Lots of crap on sale though.  I almost nabbed a vintage boxed Snowspeeder for that price.  I miss $19.99 ships.  Thankfully Target has that price often, but I still miss it regular because, like army builders, I nabbed a fighter now and again for a cool $20, just because (tying in my thoughts with the, "how many are too many repaints" thread, haha).

My Target had a LOAD of vintage figs too, so the $1 off was nice.  Lots of army builders I may pick up later this week, depending what's left. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on November 8, 2010, 09:33 AM
I picked up the Defense pack for $30 today. I had a $5 Sw toy purchase and was waiting for those to go on sale. So, 3x figures and 2x turrets for $30 is not a bad price. If only I had another...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on November 8, 2010, 09:36 AM
Nice to hear the assault vehicles are $20 - not to mention the vinty versions.  Time to stock up I guess.   >:D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 8, 2010, 10:20 AM
I posted this in another thread but I will say it here too.  I scanned the swamp speeder at Target yesterday when I saw it.  it was not on sale - just the exclusive vehicles in vintage packaging. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 8, 2010, 12:04 PM
I found about this sale by accident when I purchased my 5th Attack on Hoth set yesterday. I will pick up my 6th and final Defense on Hoth set as this is too good of a deal. I am very surprised these went on sale, I almost wish I waited. I think these will really fly now.

It even appears the Geo series sets are clearing out, it shows you how much of a difference a $10 price point makes.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on November 8, 2010, 12:47 PM
I have to admit that I'm slightly tempted to pick up the vinty boxed snowspeeder as well now.  I already have a couple, but really do like that box and could always use another snowspeeder.  We'll see I guess.  Nice sales though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on November 8, 2010, 12:56 PM
Ya those vinty boxes are just too dang purty to pass up.  I picked up the Tie & Snowspeeder this morning.  Shame the "regular" line of vehicles isn't on sale, but no worries...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 8, 2010, 03:34 PM
Yeah, the mid-sized vehicles were marked on sale at my store, but I didn't scan any.  They easily could've been mismarked.  It's a store sort of notorious for not marking shelves right, and not setting things properly.  But all the vehicles had sale tags when I stopped by last night.

I'm going to guess they probably won't ring up if yout ake them to the register though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on November 8, 2010, 03:40 PM
I'm going to guess they probably won't ring up if yout ake them to the register though.

But if you showed them the tag, they'd have to honor that price, right?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 8, 2010, 03:45 PM
Yes, they should have to honor it, if it's labeled a certain sale price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 10, 2010, 08:01 AM
from sws.com:

Quote
Save 25% Off All In-Stock Products: 3-Days Only!
Who needs Black Friday when you have StarWarsShop's Turbo Triple Day Event? Starting Wednesday, StarWarsShop is launching its lightning fast "Turbo" savings event that slashes 25% OFF ALL IN-STOCK PRODUCTS.

For three days only you can pick up those in-stock items that you've been meaning to buy but have been putting off. Save BIG, starting at 12:00am PST on Wednesday November 10th, ending 11:59pm on Friday, November 12th. If the product is in-stock, you save.

Important Note: The 25% discount is applied in the final Step of the StarWarsShop Cart Checkout. All prices on the site, as well as below, are StarWarsShop's everyday low prices; they do not reflect the extra 25% discount during this 3-Day Turbo Triple Day Event.

lets see those ROTJ cases back in stock again!   :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on November 10, 2010, 09:55 AM
Christ, they have mid-size vehicles listed for $31.99!  :o

That is just ridiculously over-priced, makes TRU look cheap in comparison.

Think I'll pass on the $95 case assortments of figures too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 10, 2010, 10:04 AM
with the discount it comes to $71.25, and with shipping at the most costing only $10 = $81.25 / 12 figures in a case = $6.77 a figure shipped to my door.  not terrible imo.  sure you may not want all of the figures in said case - but that is what Target is for, right?   :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 11, 2010, 09:32 AM
Just thought I would let you all know I just saw the TRU BF ad and there is not 1 single SW action figure item in it.....  FAIL.

But you can get the GI Joe Pit playset that wasn't even selling at $25 for the now low price of $50....   DOUBLE FAIL.

EDIT: While I am on the note I don't think Target had anything in theirs either.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 12, 2010, 11:24 AM
Just saw the Meijer BF ad and it states that all action figures regularly priced $2.99-$19.99 will be buy 2 get one free.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 13, 2010, 03:28 AM
I've headed across the Canadian/US border into Washington for the weekend and I'm wondering if someone could tell me how much basic figures are retailing for currently at each of the major chains?  It'll give me an idea whether to buy something if I find it, or wait to grab it elsewhere at a better price.  I was thinking TRU, WM, Target, KMart?  Thanks in advance for the help!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 13, 2010, 03:57 AM
TRU's still ****...  as far as I know.  Like $10 a figure. 

WM Vintage figures are $6.00, or at least here they are.

Target Vintage figures are $6.99, but that SHOULD end today (Saturday).  Sometimes Target sales go longer though, but I'm pretty sure this one won't.

K-Mart Vintage figures are $8.99.

I'm not positive of the price on Clone Wars/Legends though...  KM they're $8.99.  TRU I think $6.99, no?  Their vintage are excessively high, and the other lines are where they should be I think.

Target they should be $6.99 and I don't believe they were on sale this week.  Wal-Mart I think they're $6.99-ish too, or at least marked that, but they may be ringing up for $6 as well.  I forget if they were intended to be $6.99 or $6.00 there Jess, sorry.  I've been so fixated on vintage that I've largely ignored CW till a figure I really want (Aurra for instance) comes along.  Embo's about all I'd buy right now so I've not really cared on the price.

I wouldn't pass on the Hoth Defense/Attack sets if you see them.  $35, for either set, is a bargain. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 13, 2010, 04:08 AM
Fantastic, thanks for alll the great info JJ!  Should be a fun weekend doing a little hunting.  8)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Ook on November 13, 2010, 11:40 PM
Don't know if this has been posted? AT-AT for $75.

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_004W023568860001P?prdNo=5
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on November 14, 2010, 04:11 AM
One of my Wal-Marts wants $6.96 for Vintage figs, but $6 for everything else. It might be the exception to the rule since they've restocked the toy section maybe twice this year, but be on the lookout since some stores might not have the same prices as others.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 14, 2010, 12:19 PM
How long is the $6 WM price good for anyway?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on November 15, 2010, 01:15 AM
Ok, scored the ROTJ wave earlier at a different WM. Though the pegs had the $6 rollback tags, they rang up at $6.96. I didn't feel like arguing the price since it was late but if this is just a regional thing I'm definitely going to go back tomorrow and get a few dollars back.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 15, 2010, 02:01 AM
For some reason I was thinking $6 vintage at WM was a seasonal price for Wm...  Not just a short-term sale.  Now I'm not sure.

New waves of stuff ringing up odd prices (or not at all) in WM's system, isn't unheard of though.  If the shelves are tagged $6, you should argue the price.  I would anyway.

Can't wait to nab this wave.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 16, 2010, 09:30 AM
I had the unique, yet typical experience of finding the ROTJ wave at WM and having them ring up at $7, while everything else (ESB and ROTS) rang up at $6. The frustrating thing is when the store actually tries to tell you that the "new ones" are a different price tier than everything else. However, after much arguing, they caved, as they should have, and gave them to me for the advertised price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Ook on November 18, 2010, 04:02 PM
Is there one of those Kmart $5 off a $5 toy purchase coupons floating around currently??
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on November 18, 2010, 04:59 PM
TRU is sending out "Buy 1, Get 1 50% off" coupons that are good on ALL Star Wars and Transformers action figures, play sets, and role play toys - good Fri 11/19 and Sat 11/20 only. 

edit: Got the e-mail just now - coupon link (http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/media/trus/111810_CPN_TRU_LEGO.pdf?csm=169322058&csc=1233795&csa=131314046&csu=1234656).  Not only Star Wars and Transformers, but LEGO too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on November 18, 2010, 11:10 PM
What constitutes a "Star Wars playset"? Battlepacks? Vehicles? I notice they have a photo of the AT-AT. Is that included as well you think?

Hmmm...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 19, 2010, 07:13 AM
Best deal imo is to buy 2 of the Fett packs.  one for you and a buddy if you got one and split the cost.  $60 a pack....   8)

I think I am going to look for a buddy....

edit:  another thought, on the cover of my TRU ad this week there was a coupon that was "buy $75 worth of stuff get a $10 gift card".  The fine print says that it cannot be used with any other, I don't have it in front of me so I can't quote it verbatim, "total transaction coupon".  IMO, this BOGO coupon isn't a "total transaction coupon" so I would think they should stack...

edit x2:  so yeah  all of the above worked    ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 22, 2010, 02:10 AM
K-Mart's running a BOGO sale this week.  Huzzah.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on November 22, 2010, 12:45 PM
K-Mart's running a BOGO sale this week.  Huzzah.

My Big K had a case of the new ROTJ figs to go along witht he BOGO this morning.  $48 for ten figs...not bad!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 22, 2010, 09:18 PM
Unfortunately for me, neither KM here had much to pick from.   :-\  I got a couple Admiral Snackbar's, but that was it.  I was hoping to get some Gammies and Rebels with the sale, but only Luke and R2 remained after I nabbed the Ackbars.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on November 22, 2010, 11:57 PM
Unfortunately for me, neither KM here had much to pick from.   :-\ 

My local K-Mart has 6 pegs of figures - two pegs of 2009 Clone Wars figures; two pegs of TLC Bail, Breha, and Yarna; and two pegs of assorted Saga Legends and Jodo Kasts.   ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 23, 2010, 02:26 AM
Wow, now that's far worse than me...  One KM had a smattering, so I picked up army builders, but the other one I hit frequently had hardly any figures at all.  Like 5 figures on all the SW figure pegs.  It was the most bare I've seen it in a while there.

I'm going to pop in and hope they get ROTJ wave in.  If not, such is life I guess.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on November 23, 2010, 11:54 PM
Anyone hear of any good Black Friday deals on the Clone Wars S2 DVD?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 24, 2010, 08:49 AM
Just curious, but does Sears also do BOGO's like K-Mart is currently doing?  ie, could I walk into Sears today and expect the same deal because K-Mart is running the sale?

While we are on it, has anyone gone to a Sears to see if they have any SW figures?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 24, 2010, 03:47 PM
Not necessarilly, and last time I was at Sears they had barely any SW in stock.  They'd really cut back what they carried.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on November 24, 2010, 04:38 PM
Ok, scored the ROTJ wave earlier at a different WM. Though the pegs had the $6 rollback tags, they rang up at $6.96. I didn't feel like arguing the price since it was late but if this is just a regional thing I'm definitely going to go back tomorrow and get a few dollars back.

Just wanted to update that I finally went back to WM to argue the price the other day, and apparently the $6 price tag was only good on November 7. There was reeeeeeally tiny text on the tag on the pegs. I'd say they should have taken that tag off, but it's WM. I think $6.96 is the "permanent" seasonal price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 24, 2010, 08:29 PM
That's technically bull**** on their part though.  Tags displaying a price should be honored.  I still say you got hosed on that Diddly, and I'd be irked.  I'll be irked for you.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on November 24, 2010, 10:51 PM
Heh, thanks Jesse... I SHOULD be irked but for some reason I don't really mind since I'd only be getting back $4 anyway.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 25, 2010, 10:13 PM
Ok, scored the ROTJ wave earlier at a different WM. Though the pegs had the $6 rollback tags, they rang up at $6.96. I didn't feel like arguing the price since it was late but if this is just a regional thing I'm definitely going to go back tomorrow and get a few dollars back.

Just wanted to update that I finally went back to WM to argue the price the other day, and apparently the $6 price tag was only good on November 7. There was reeeeeeally tiny text on the tag on the pegs. I'd say they should have taken that tag off, but it's WM. I think $6.96 is the "permanent" seasonal price.

On my last trip to Walmart, I got 2 x Gamorreans, 2 x Endor Rebels, and 1 Sandtrooper.  The Sandtrooper rang up $6, and the other 4 figures $6.96.


As far as I'm concerned, that's good prices on all of 'em and I sure as hell am not going to argue with a Walmart employee over $4.  My time is more valuable.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 28, 2010, 08:03 AM
In the ad this week at TRU

2 for $9.99 All Star Wars, Iron Man, Marvel or GI Joe Action figures.

While vintage are not shown in the ad, neither is a price range.  So, if TRU isn't intending to include vintage figures in this sale they are going to have a lot harder time saying "no".


edit:  Was also surprised to see a Walmart ad where it states all SW action figures are now $6 - and it does mention vintage.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Greg on November 28, 2010, 10:31 AM
I've priced matched Vintage at Wal-Mart using the TRU ads (2 for $10.99 last week, 2 for $9.99 today) with no problems. That might be a good option if they're the only store in your neighborhood getting ROTJ figures.

And just a shameless plug, I have extra Gamorean Guards and Rebel commandos for $8.00 shipped apiece.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 29, 2010, 01:28 AM
Usually 2-fers aren't comped here, but I'll have to give it a go.  The price may get them to cave.  Worth it for Sandtroopers if nothing else.  Thanks Greg, I'll hang onto the ad and try it.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Keonobi on November 29, 2010, 09:39 AM
Usually 2-fers aren't comped here, but I'll have to give it a go.  The price may get them to cave.  Worth it for Sandtroopers if nothing else.  Thanks Greg, I'll hang onto the ad and try it.

I'm not sure if the TRU ad is the same around the country, but the local ad explicitly states:

Quote
2 for 9.99

All Star Wars, Iron Man, Marvel or GI Joe 3.75" Basic Action Figures
4.99 ea.

(Emphasis mine)

Of course it also says you "must buy two for offer".  So having the unit price explicitly mentioned should be enough to quiet that argument, since its not technically a twofer.  They'll probably just fall back on the "The Vintage Line isn't pictures, we only price-match on the specific figures pictured.." line.   :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Greg on November 29, 2010, 10:16 AM
Usually 2-fers aren't comped here, but I'll have to give it a go.  The price may get them to cave.  Worth it for Sandtroopers if nothing else.  Thanks Greg, I'll hang onto the ad and try it.

My WM said that they only match offers with prices. They will do a 2 for $xx.xx, but not a BOGO deal. It's kinda weird all around... good luck though!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on November 29, 2010, 11:49 AM
Does this count for JUST the regular figs or does it include the vintage as well?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on November 29, 2010, 11:52 AM
Does this count for JUST the regular figs or does it include the vintage as well?

Just Legends and CW.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 29, 2010, 04:07 PM
My ad's exactly the same...  In theory, the $4.99 should get you past the argument.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on November 29, 2010, 08:07 PM
Yep, I picked up two regular figs at TRU for $9.99 and the shelf tags are ONLY on the regular figs, not the vintage ones dagnabit LOL
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darby on December 2, 2010, 07:10 PM
My Target has Vintage down to $6.  Picked up another piggy, Jedi Luke and a Magna Guard.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 2, 2010, 07:54 PM
That's interesting.  I just bought 2 figures last night at Target, so I may now go for pricematching if this is nationwide.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 2, 2010, 08:00 PM
I haven't seen anything yet on $6 vintage figures at Target, but a local did yesterday.  I'd really like my $2 back on Ani/Vader though.  I really hope they find a middle ground at $7 soonish.  We're getting less product then past years and we're paying more again.  No gooda!   :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 2, 2010, 08:57 PM
TRU 2 day sale (http://toysrus.shoplocal.com/ToysRus/default.aspx?action=entryflash&promotioncode=ToysRus-101203&DisplayPageNumber=1&csm=171882272&csc=1243312&csa=171859474&csu=1244155)  has BP's for $19.99 and deluxe sets for $12.99

edit:  in the ad scan the prices look to be flip-flopped.  Wonder if you could get a BP price matched at Target or Walmart for $12.99  :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jabba the Slug on December 2, 2010, 10:41 PM
My Target has Vintage down to $6.  Picked up another piggy, Jedi Luke and a Magna Guard.

Really?! Amazing! TCW line has been getting all the marked-down prices, it's about time TVC gets the same love, too. Hopefully any remaining Wave 1 figures will clear soon, especially since the ROTJ and AOTC wave figures will probably be sharing the shelves together soon.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on December 4, 2010, 02:36 PM
Figures were $6 at my local Target yesterday too
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 4, 2010, 04:24 PM
Got a price adjustment this morning on my Ani/Vader and picked up an extra Piggy.  HOPE I can still find the few w1 figs that I've been passing on all this time.   :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 4, 2010, 06:45 PM
Just got an email from TRU that tomorrow, "with ANY Star Wars action figure, vehicle or playset purchase of $50 or more" you can get a free Kul Teska or Nikto Guard action figure.

this is available both online and in store
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 5, 2010, 03:49 PM
Just got an email from TRU that tomorrow, "with ANY Star Wars action figure, vehicle or playset purchase of $50 or more" you can get a free Kul Teska or Nikto Guard action figure.

I knew that big dude would be "free" at some point, but I didn't think it'd take this long.  Signage is also up at my local TRU.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 7, 2010, 08:44 AM
whoa!  everything is free shipping at HTS.com - no minimum purchase order requirements!  and "Holiday2010" still works!!!

this offer is good until 12/20/10 or until they stop it without notice.

edit:  not sure when the discount code expires.  but I just placed an order for a Hyena Bomber and it all went through.

I am gonna bet that HTS just slaps a postage sticker on the retail box and throws it in the mail...  lol  I am an opener so no worris.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on December 7, 2010, 09:27 AM
Well, that just plain sucks. I placed my order last night and had to pay full shipping charges. I called back this morning to request a price adjustment but they refused as one item has already "gone to the warehouse" and the two figures I ordered are out of stock/pre-orders. (Nevermind that they were both listed as "In Stock" when my order was submitted last night)

I'm very disappointed with having placed this order, I am basically saving nothing and not even getting 2/3 items I ordered.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 7, 2010, 12:36 PM
whoa!  everything is free shipping at HTS.com - no minimum purchase order requirements!  and "Holiday2010" still works!!!

this offer is good until 12/20/10 or until they stop it without notice.

edit:  not sure when the discount code expires.  but I just placed an order for a Hyena Bomber and it all went through.

I am gonna bet that HTS just slaps a postage sticker on the retail box and throws it in the mail...  lol  I am an opener so no worris.

Thanks for the heads up!
I just ordered x2 Maul Owen packs, Deena/Luke in black outfits and the new POC Duke for less than $40!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 7, 2010, 12:56 PM
glad I could help   ;D

I have been hitting the "New to Hasbrotoyshop!" (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/new-to-hasbrotoyshop) link all morning hoping that they put more new stuff online; however I don't think much more "new product" that I would be interested in will come out during this sale.  The few things that come to mind that have a slight chance of being put up for sale that I am interested in would be the new Iron Man 2 comic line figures, and some new MU figures from the World War Hulk wave (HTS is falling behind on MU).  It would be crazy awesome if HTS put the AOTC wave up for sale, or even preorder, during this free shipping/Holiday2010 sale.

ps - you can get some Cuponk balls for 75 cents...   :P    beer pong anyone?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 8, 2010, 08:26 PM
looks like the "holiday2010" code is dead.  anyone know of any other codes?  I just checked and "sw2010" still works for 10% off Star Wars.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 9, 2010, 03:17 PM
Shoot. I forgot to check that out.

Friday and saturday Toys R Us having another 2 for $9.99 sale on Star Wars (Legends and Clone Wars), plus GI JOE, IRON MAN.

Meijer stores have a 20%  general merchandise items over $14.97 coupon for this saturday only. (I dont know if that's store chain wide.)

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2010, 02:33 AM
B-2-G-1 sale at K-Mart...  $6 figures when you break it down, so good luck.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 13, 2010, 10:09 AM
B-2-G-1 sale at K-Mart...  $6 figures when you break it down, so good luck.

I can confirm this, I found the entire ROTJ wave sans Luke. I went to Target to find the ROTJ wave for $6 for gifts and after coming up empty handed I decided to hit K-Mart out of desperation. It paid off I bought the 6 they had, my nephew will love these. I just wish I could have found Luke too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on December 13, 2010, 11:07 AM
B-2-G-1 sale at K-Mart...  $6 figures when you break it down, so good luck.

Ok, stupid question time: it has to be 3 of the same thing right? Like I can't buy 2 deluxe vehicle sets and get a free battlepack, correct?

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Keonobi on December 13, 2010, 11:23 AM
B-2-G-1 sale at K-Mart...  $6 figures when you break it down, so good luck.

Ok, stupid question time: it has to be 3 of the same thing right? Like I can't buy 2 deluxe vehicle sets and get a free battlepack, correct?



Ad says free item of equal or lesser value.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2010, 04:31 PM
Yeah, it's always equal or lesser value on stuff like this...  2 ships and a figure free, or two ships and a deluxe vehicle/figure free, or two ships and another ship free, etc.

BTW I see Curto's reported the story now and says, "the selection may be pretty bleak", which tells me he's not stopping there much.  They've had ROTJ wave in more than anyone locally save for Target who haven't had it in for a while now with their price drop.  They also have been getting new CW waves and such.  They're doing better for distribution right now than WM and TRU are around here.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 15, 2010, 02:54 PM
Holy crap, I just got back from TRU and no wonder why they have not received any new shipments.
Vintage Figures $10.99 CW/Legends $8.49!

What are they thinking?  Usually the picking are slim at TRU this time of year but they are jam packed with everything. I understand why they are a little higher but this is just way too much. It turned me off so much I left the store and went to WM. If they are going to jack prices on this what else did they jack up last minute.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 15, 2010, 07:15 PM
They jack it up to $11 and then put them on "clearance" for $9.99. Such a deal! :-X

I refuse to buy any figure unless it is $6.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jabba the Slug on December 15, 2010, 08:34 PM
At the Walgreens nearest me, figures are $11.99, so the $10.99 price tag isn't exactly foreign to me, but that IS a rip-off. Honestly, I didn't see the point behind the ridiculous $1 difference between TVC and TCW/SL, so this just makes it even worse now...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darby on December 15, 2010, 08:51 PM
It wouldn't be the holidays without some batshit money grab by TRU.  Makes perfect sense - Target across the street is charging $6, let's go up to $11.  Fiscal prudence.  It's bliss.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 15, 2010, 09:09 PM
I haven't grasped TRU's thinking on the vintage line from the get-go, I'm just glad other stores haven't thought it was good business.  I don't have a TRU near me for 45 minutes any direction, so I don't shop with them often anyway, unless it's out of necessity or I am in the area for other reasons. 

I hate when any form of competition goes away, but what they're doing is stupid and and you can't blame people for not paying those prices.  I'm curious if prices will drop once the holidays wrap up, or what?  I would've thought that they'd have dropped the $9.99 price though, by now.  When I am at a TRU, they're always packed with the same stuff and never much new.

They've had cool sales though...  So it's like K-Mart, though that's sort of insulting to K-Mart who are more reasonably priced by comparison.  But they do sales, and sometimes that makes up the difference.  TRU hasn't done much with vintage though, so even that argument has holes in it I guess.

I did buy some battlepacks though, and 2-fer's for donation, so TRU has done some smart stuff...  The price jack just doesn't seem like good business to me, but whatever.

I just know I passed on vintage for a long time at TRU till I saw them at other stores, and while I didn't get the newest immediately while others were getting stuff, I don't regret the decision at all, especially now that I look back.  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 15, 2010, 10:37 PM
I have no clue what I'm talking about, but maybe Hasbro charged them more per case to "allow them" to sell vintage first before the other 2 retailers?  Or maybe some beanhead at TRU corp thought these were supposed to include the clamshells like the past vintage so that's why they're so much more expensive then Target/WM?  I know they got "stuck" with the Legacy EU wave, but that came and went within a month and sold through extremely well.

I don't really care either way, but just my 2 cents...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 16, 2010, 08:07 AM
I saw this price hike yesterday morning as well and of course my first reaction was WTF?!?!?

They also increased the price on the Clone Wars Deluxe sets to $21.99  :o

That's just insanity - two years ago, the going rate for the assault vehicle assortment was $19.99, now the mini-rig vehicle w/figure class which used to sell for $9.99 when the line first started in 1995 now sells for MORE than twice that.

I think this is a last minute cash grab on the part of Toys R Us in the hopes that Target and WalMart stores are going to already be wiped out and the only place parents will be able to turn is to TRU.

Of course, if that is the thinking, they really should have sent out some folks to the Target and WalMart stores in NJ to see if that was indeed the case - there's a WalMart by me that finally got in that aisle display for Star Wars figures - and it was LOADED with the Cato/Vos wave - and the figures were selling at $6 a piece!!!

So much for stopping into TRU between now and Xmas.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 16, 2010, 08:38 AM
No more TRU runs for me in the forseeable future.   ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on December 16, 2010, 08:57 AM
I guess that's retail for ya. they mark UP the regular price so when they have a "sale" it equals out to what everyone else's regular price is. It's tough times all around and if/when the stuff sits cause no one wants or can afford to pay that.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 16, 2010, 09:11 AM
HTS deal of the day isn't too shabby.  Free Boba Fett blaster with purchase of Boba Fett Helmet (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/deal-of-the-day/)

$31.49 (after "SW2010" code) for both + tax + free shipping = not bad at all in my book.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 16, 2010, 04:09 PM
Just saw the flier, another friday-saturday (17th and 18th) sale at Toys R Us. Star Wars Clone Wars and Legends are Two for $9.99 again (that's funny with the price hike!).

Also, VINTAGE will be on sale for $7.99. Oh, wow.  ::)

Not sure I'll make the trip, last few times they had nothing of interest, beyond the same old army builders that I'd rather go after loose on ebay.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on December 16, 2010, 04:47 PM
What a bunch of bastards.  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 16, 2010, 07:29 PM
Didn't someone even say, "Watch them jack the price up just to 'put them on sale' right away" or something?  That seemed spot-on.

Then they do the happy dance like they're doing people favors.  It's a really shady practice to jack prices up, then advertise something as a sale afterwards, but it happens I guess.  At least the sale puts things to the MSRP they should've been at the whole year.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 16, 2010, 11:42 PM
That is what they did with the BMF and the AT-AT.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on December 18, 2010, 12:28 PM
I have no clue what I'm talking about, but maybe Hasbro charged them more per case to "allow them" to sell vintage first before the other 2 retailers?  Or maybe some beanhead at TRU corp thought these were supposed to include the clamshells like the past vintage so that's why they're so much more expensive then Target/WM?  I know they got "stuck" with the Legacy EU wave, but that came and went within a month and sold through extremely well.

I don't really care either way, but just my 2 cents...

There are actually laws in place that prevent manufacturers from offering different case prices to different retailers.  If TRU gets a case of figures for $36, then that is what Target pays for it as well.  Manufacturers have trade funds that they can use to either buy promotions or buy down the everyday price at retail, and those can differ by retailers.  Maybe Hasbro is using trade dollars to move the everyday price down to $6 at Target.  Still doesn't explain how TRU price shoots up from $8 to $11 - that is them trying to take more margin on the figures.  I could buy a match to VOTC if this was the first wave of vintage, but they've been selling at $8 for several months now.  I'm guessing the $11 won't last long - they aren't going to sell jack at that price.

Mike - did you mention the Target exclusive 2-packs are on sale this week?  Do you know how much they're running?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 18, 2010, 03:38 PM
The only way TRU will sell figures at that price is if that's the only place you can find them...even then it's a bit iffy.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 18, 2010, 04:41 PM
Mike - did you mention the Target exclusive 2-packs are on sale this week?  Do you know how much they're running?  Thanks!

Check our "reality" thread.   ;)  Pretty sure they've been that price for a couple of weeks unless I'm running a fever...oh ok $12.99
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 22, 2010, 01:41 AM
As per our front page, Hasbro are doing another Redemption promotion, but it only lasts 12/25 - 1/31.  Spend $20 (before tax/shipping charges) and get a freebie.  The Star Wars item most appealing on the list is the Deluxe Figure/Vehicle set.

They had a lot of items to choose from, and if you are like me and spend a lot, this is a sharp way to get some toys to donate, or some items for your kids or whatnot.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Captain Piet on December 22, 2010, 06:20 AM
As per our front page, Hasbro are doing another Redemption promotion, but it only lasts 12/25 - 1/31.  Spend $20 (before tax/shipping charges) and get a freebie.  The Star Wars item most appealing on the list is the Deluxe Figure/Vehicle set.

They had a lot of items to choose from, and if you are like me and spend a lot, this is a sharp way to get some toys to donate, or some items for your kids or whatnot.

Yeah, least you go into it expecting a Cad Bane bike, Anakin w/ Naboo ship, Obi-Wan w/ speeder or Plo Koon w/ speeder. Anyone who sees otherwise will have won the lottery.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 22, 2010, 10:13 AM
Might be more like old stock of Anakin with Can Cell or Dooku with Speeder Bike.

It'll be fun to hear what everyone gets.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 22, 2010, 10:52 AM
Sweet!  I'm going to army build Can Cells   8)   :-\

Seriously though - nice deal for Toys for Tots or to have some extra kid gifts on hand.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 23, 2010, 01:29 AM
I wouldn't turn my nose to DOoku bikes or Pirate speeders for free, but that's me I guess.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on December 23, 2010, 08:30 AM
I wouldn't turn my nose to DOoku bikes or Pirate speeders for free, but that's me I guess.

Agreed.  Hey, any kind of deluxe figure for free is a score in my book.  They could easily be sending out leftover Plo Koons instead (or nothing at all!).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 23, 2010, 08:39 AM
I'm so amused by the random prospects that I'll talk myself into actually buying something at regular retail price that I otherwise might not get.  See, they reeled me in already. :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 23, 2010, 09:43 AM
Not sure what else I will be available to buy during this time frame that I dotnt already have (I did very well with HTS's free shipping/25% off).  Maybe a new wave MU - but I doubt it, hopefully the final comic series wave for IM2, the AOTC wave, perhaps some CW figs.  The only thing definite I see me grabbing during this time frame is the upcomming TRU pilot packs - these should be out then right?

anyway, great deal here.  I dont know what freebies I would grab - but I do like freebies.  maybe some stuff for my daughter for once   ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 24, 2010, 12:03 PM
CW 2packs and Mini Muggs are at 50% clearance here in the wonderful world of MN.  Vintage vehicles and CW BPs were still full price.  No Hoth BPs to scan so not sure about them...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 26, 2010, 03:26 PM
My Target put Vintage and CW figs back to full price this morning...bummer.

Looks like TRU has a Buy 2 get 1 free sale on SW and some other lines...very picked over, but oodles and oodles of Slave I sets left over.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 26, 2010, 05:35 PM
Same here...  Though the 9-packs were $35, which is a nice price.

Also the Uncle Milton stuff's on clearance, the items I reviewed earlier, so I picked up another saber wall light and plan to use it to deco the collection a bit.

Full price figures suck now...    :-\  Back to not buying nearly as much extra as I had been.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on December 27, 2010, 10:05 AM
One of my local Wal-Marts was amazingly almost cleared out of basic figures across all three assortments, and had actually put "Clearance" stickers on the pegs for Saga Legends (which were, as always, the most prevalent of the assortments on the pegs), marking those down to 5 dollars each.  I only saw this at this one WM, so it may be another of those "manager's choice" type things.  I guess post-holiday is a good time for Hasbro to start doing some different figures in the assortment instead of releasing the exact same figures, ad nauseum, in every case.  I know I could go for some TPM/ROTS deco Battle Droids using the currently-shipping-and-immediately-disappearing-leaving-nothing-but-old-Grievouses-in-their-wake Geonosis sculpts.

TRU continues to astound with their random price increases.  As I mentioned in another thread, they've raised the prices on everything in the SW aisle over the last few weeks, with vehicles now at 30 bucks, Battle Packs at 28 bucks, basic figures (CW and SL) at 8.50, Vintage at 11, and Deluxe Vehicle/Figure sets at 22 dollars.  Even the abundant Rise of Boba Fett set is back at 110 bucks.  The bad side of this is that TRU is the only retailer near me that has gotten any of the Zombie Geonosian wave (always after those 2 for 9.99 sales have finished), and that's a figure that I would love to army build at a cheaper price.

Vintage 9 pack is down to 35 dollars at my Target, but I still don't know if I could justify biting on 9 figures I already have at a lower price, especially given the size of the thing.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 28, 2010, 10:26 PM
My Target put Vintage and CW figs back to full price this morning...bummer.

Looks like TRU has a Buy 2 get 1 free sale on SW and some other lines...very picked over, but oodles and oodles of Slave I sets left over.

That does not bode well for and ESB deco version...

I have not been to a TRU since I saw the $10.99 increase a few weeks ago so I cannot comment on this but I do remember seeing a few sets when I was there. This would be a great Etailer exclusive. I really want Boba's Slave One.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jabba the Slug on December 29, 2010, 01:51 AM
My Target put Vintage and CW figs back to full price this morning...bummer.

I was expecting to pay discounted prices for an Embo I picked up, and I was bummed to see it was full price. I didn't take advantage of the $6 TVC figures and $? (not sure how much it was) for the TCW figures. :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on January 14, 2011, 02:07 PM
I was at Target this morning and noticed that they have raised the prices on all three figure assortments again: Legends and Clone Wars figures are now 7.99, and Vintage is now 8.99.  I guess they saw TRU raising their prices across the board and, instead of trying to compete by keeping prices low, they simply decided to jack up their prices as well so nobody will be able to stomach buying figures there either.   :P

Oddly, none of the other action figure lines Hasbro makes (Joe, Marvel, Iron Man, etc) had any changes made to their prices; I figure it's only a matter of time before Wal-Mart decides to raise their prices and enter this ass-backward competition for collector dollars. 

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: speedermike on January 14, 2011, 03:10 PM
Exclusives are hard to judge as it's always different region to region.  I saw some Slave 1 sets for a few weeks leading up to Xmas, and haven't seen any since.  Never did I see more than 5 or 6 on a shelf.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on January 14, 2011, 03:22 PM
Exclusives are hard to judge as it's always different region to region.  I saw some Slave 1 sets for a few weeks leading up to Xmas, and haven't seen any since.  Never did I see more than 5 or 6 on a shelf.

Wish I'd remember to snap a pic at my TRU.  They have an entire wall with 80+ Slave I sets.  Looks really cool, but ya....They need to mark them down again or they ain't going anywhere.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on January 14, 2011, 03:44 PM
Wish I'd remember to snap a pic at my TRU.  They have an entire wall with 80+ Slave I sets.  Looks really cool, but ya....They need to mark them down again or they ain't going anywhere.

In a totally unrelated note, I wonder where all the Minnetonka TRU Slave-I sets have gone?   ???

 ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on January 14, 2011, 05:20 PM
Well DocP, my local Targets already sell what little Marvel figures they have for 8.99 so I guess they saw the SW figures and wondered why the price was so low. :P

Target is just another store I can cross off my Toy Run list for the time being, though nobody has restocked since before Christmas anyway (I think it's inventory season)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on January 14, 2011, 07:21 PM
I'll buy at K-Mart...  They at least had the dignity to set them at $8.99 from the get-go.

Still cheaper than TRU.  Good lord.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 16, 2011, 09:29 AM
I was pretty bummed to discover the Target price hike too when I finally found another Gam Guard after not finding any for a month.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jabba the Slug on January 16, 2011, 02:32 PM
Target is pretty much the only place that I buy from, so it sucks that TVC is now $8.99... again,  I just don't get how TCW is a $1 cheaper than TVC, especially since we get more stuff with a TCW figure.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on January 16, 2011, 02:37 PM
I'll buy at K-Mart...  They at least had the dignity to set them at $8.99 from the get-go.

Still cheaper than TRU.  Good lord.


I guess I'll be shopping more there too, seeing as how the local TRU is closing down to remodel for 6 months.  Somehow Target can stay open during a remodel, but not TRU.   ::)  I would just order from TRU.com, but they just cancel your order.  Apparently TRU has zero interest making any money.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on January 17, 2011, 02:11 PM
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/011611target1.jpg)

^ The Target price hike has hit my area too now.

Interesting enough, Target right after Christmas had put some Dak and 4-LOM figures in the clearance aisle... with stickers indicating $10.98.  I scanned them when I saw them there wondering what was going on, and they were regular price... must have been an employee mistake.  I put them on the regular pegs, then next time I was there the stickers were removed.  You can see the residue on a couple of the Daks still from the stickers.  Counted 4 Daks there today, two of which had the residue.  So did one 4-LOM.  Don't see how those are going to sell for $8.99 when they've had them on the pegs since August.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on January 17, 2011, 02:19 PM
There is a new sale at Toysrus.com for anyone interested in the Endor Pilot Sets.  You need to purchase at least one of each set, not sure if there is a maximum.  When they have been added to your cart, click checkout, then enter the following code for 50% off: DICKMEOVER2

Shipping and tax still apply

Oh, and your order will be cancelled in about a week.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 17, 2011, 02:23 PM
Sounds like a deal. Where do I sign up?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 18, 2011, 10:11 AM
so who has the intel on some HTS coupon codes?  I am not aware of any that are active right now.  Thought I would ask early because I have a feeling we will be seeing new stuff soon.   

--thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on January 18, 2011, 10:34 AM
so who has the intel on some HTS coupon codes?  I am not aware of any that are active right now.  Thought I would ask early because I have a feeling we will be seeing new stuff soon.   

--thanks in advance.

HTS - is that a site where you can order SW stuff and your order won't get mysteriously cancelled?  I should check into that. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 28, 2011, 11:56 AM
Well, voting with our wallets has had an impact at TRU. I was there this morning and the price of Vintage is now $9.99. After seeing the sale plummet I guess they got the hint. So they are now $1 more than Target which is at least tolerable if you are desperate for a figure.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on January 28, 2011, 12:35 PM
Yeah they lowered the prices back down a bit on Sunday in my area on most items.

Legends Figures - $7.99 (was $8.49)
Clone Wars Figures - $7.99 (was $8.49)
Vintage Figures - $9.99 (was $10.99)
Deluxe Figures - $17.99 (was $21.99)
Mid Size Vehicles - $27.99 (was $29.99)
Slave One Ultimate Battle Pack - $79.99 (was $109.99)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 28, 2011, 01:07 PM
I still will not walk in that door with the intent to buy SW figures.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 30, 2011, 09:12 AM
Figures are 2 for $11 at TRU this week.  Vintage presumably not included since figures have to be originally priced at $7.99
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on January 30, 2011, 04:36 PM
Yeah...might go tomorrow. All they had last friday was a battle droid 2-pack and some undead geonosians....but I wanted in on that supercharge promo, and tomorrow is the last day. Hmmm...buy stuff I don't need to get something random free... :-\

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on February 2, 2011, 07:15 PM
As per our front page, Hasbro are doing another Redemption promotion, but it only lasts 12/25 - 1/31.  Spend $20 (before tax/shipping charges) and get a freebie.  The Star Wars item most appealing on the list is the Deluxe Figure/Vehicle set.

They had a lot of items to choose from, and if you are like me and spend a lot, this is a sharp way to get some toys to donate, or some items for your kids or whatnot.

Reminder kids - envelopes have to be postmarked by 02/15 or no dice for you...Just sent away for my mystery 5 today.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 14, 2011, 03:12 PM
For those with Meijer stores in their area, this week Star Wars figures are $6.50...ad showns Clone Wars Grievous. I haven't been to the store yet to see what's what. I suspect vintage probably isn't included.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2011, 05:46 PM
I noticed in the "press release" for the SW lines, the suggested retail for both TVC and CW was at $7.99.  Not that I expect to see any changes at retail, but you never know - it would be nice.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 16, 2011, 06:40 PM
I was wrong, all Star Wars figure are $6.50 at Meijers, including Vintage.

So far the one I hit didn't have anything I needed. They had two Rebel Commandos, lots of clones, sandtroopers and Anakins.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 20, 2011, 01:29 PM
Star Wars items are 5% off at TRU, with the Clone Wars Y-Wing $34.99 on sale.

Also, as Rebelscum poster noted, some older battle packs are $5.98 at TRU online.

They are Clone Wars Holocron Heist and Jedi Showdown and BAD-era Birth of Darth Vader and Tatooine Desert Ambush. None of that is vintage, but I don't think anyone would notice if I posted in the Legacy forum.

With shipping they are like $11 each....2 of $18.... 3 for $25.

If only I wanted any of them. Maybe the Vader one...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 21, 2011, 02:05 AM
Wait, 5%?  Well now I can get that kidney transplant.  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 22, 2011, 07:56 PM
Add K-Mart now to the list to increase their prices, which puts them at $9.99...  Still the rewards thing can work for you, but now it is more likely to put them where everyone else is.  Legends and CW were also up to $8.99.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on February 22, 2011, 09:00 PM
Was at two Wal-Marts today that had now dropped the Legends figures to $6.96... they were that price two weeks ago, then bumped up to the $7.88 mark... now back down again.  Odd.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on February 23, 2011, 08:17 AM
Here's hoping the Clones wave waits a bit for the price drop!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on February 23, 2011, 02:16 PM
Just trying to steer the ship back on course a bit -

Let's get this thread back on track with actual sales, discount, and price hike reports and save the more "theoretical" posts about pricing for one of our other fine threads -

How Much is Too Much? (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=18878.0)

Thanks,
Your friendly neighborhood moderator. ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 27, 2011, 12:45 PM
Another 2 for $10.99 sale at Toys R Us this week. Seems like every other week now. Obviously doesn't include vintage. Spiderman, Marvel Universe, Iron Man2 and GI JOE are included.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on February 27, 2011, 09:56 PM
Another 2 for $10.99 sale at Toys R Us this week. Seems like every other week now. Obviously doesn't include vintage. Spiderman, Marvel Universe, Iron Man2 and GI JOE are included.

Wow, that would be spectacular if there were a TRU within 25 miles of me.   ::)

As per our front page, Hasbro are doing another Redemption promotion, but it only lasts 12/25 - 1/31.  Spend $20 (before tax/shipping charges) and get a freebie.  The Star Wars item most appealing on the list is the Deluxe Figure/Vehicle set.

They had a lot of items to choose from, and if you are like me and spend a lot, this is a sharp way to get some toys to donate, or some items for your kids or whatnot.

Has anyone else received these yet?  I sent away for a bunch of them and can't wait to see what we get.  Hoping for some solid SW deluxe, but my kids will be happy with the Joes, Iron Man, Strawberry Shortcake, or MLP backups.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 27, 2011, 11:03 PM
I was laid off work for 6 weeks when that promo happened, didn't buy anything, didn't send off for anything.  :(

Don't worry, based on my local store, TRU never has squat. A few clone wars, maybe a few new if you are lucky, and leftover Legends, mostly ATOC and ROTS white clones. Oh, and the Legacy stuff that's not part of the sale...a dozen Willrows and Bespin Guards.

They upped the Endor pilot packs to $29.99, now that I feel I could rationally purchase them. ::) (For that you could buy two clearance evolutions packs and get six pilots or 3 pilots and 3 padmes!)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 28, 2011, 01:43 AM
Wow, price bump on the pilots sucks...  $29.99 isn't attrocious, but sucks nonetheless.

I got an extra set I was debating taking back but I think I'll hang onto it now.

I noticed how all over the place WM is with their pricing, at least here...

One store I frequent had Legends and CW up to about $8 each, and Vintage still marked at $8-ish but ringing up for $9-ish.  I mentioned it on checkout and got my $1 back no hastle on it, and the guy didn't care one iota so I'd say they're still marked wrong.

Another store I was at this evening had Legends and CW marked higher but Legends scanned $6.96 and CW $7.88.  Vintage were priced and scanning for like $8.96 or whatever the hell it is.  Had a ROTJ Luke I wanted, wave 5 repack, and I couldn't pull the trigger because of the price-hike.  I wanted to replace my Endor Luke with him by swapping gear, and I just couldn't bite.  Stuff like that is where the price hikes will see me cut back.

Prices all over creation though, as others have seen I guess. :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Paul on March 3, 2011, 07:36 PM
Just snagged the AtAt at Walmart for $49.99 Tie Bomber was $9.00.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 3, 2011, 07:50 PM
I got Wave 5 at Walmart for $7.88 each.

You know, the Han Ceremony is like the best Harrison Ford likeness ever.  Still not perfect, but definitely good and the best one yet.

P.S. all of the stormtrooper and 212th clone trooper helmets were messed up beyond belief.  They need to be recalled and redone.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 3, 2011, 09:21 PM
Wow, $9?  Now that's a steal Paul.  Did they have more?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 3, 2011, 11:45 PM
Just snagged the AtAt at Walmart for $49.99 Tie Bomber was $9.00.

WOW. Score!  Wish we had WM deals like that around here.  I finally took my $40 Bomber back to the store - I'll just go without if I can't land one on clearance.   :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: 501ST on March 3, 2011, 11:49 PM
Just snagged the AtAt at Walmart for $49.99 Tie Bomber was $9.00.

Good prices.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 4, 2011, 08:22 AM
The only Star Wars clearance around here are Legacy Capt. Colton and Bespin Guards for around $4. Oh, and the Clone Wars tin at TRU...bleh.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on March 4, 2011, 08:48 AM
Wow, price bump on the pilots sucks...  $29.99 isn't atrocious, but sucks nonetheless.

Those Endor sets are now priced at $31.99 around here I noticed.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 4, 2011, 08:53 AM
Sucks about the Endor sets as I was getting ready to pick up another set.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on March 4, 2011, 09:48 AM
Got a $10 off any $100 purchase coupon in the mail from TRU earlier this week.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 5, 2011, 01:29 PM
Wow, price bump on the pilots sucks...  $29.99 isn't atrocious, but sucks nonetheless.

Those Endor sets are now priced at $31.99 around here I noticed.

Yup. I was there yesterday, and they were $31.99. They'll be $50 by summer.  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 17, 2011, 10:24 AM
HTS has free shipping today only on all orders with no minimum purchase required.  the info says this cannot be combined with other coupons
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 17, 2011, 11:27 AM
I normally do not order from Brian's Toys but there is a $15 off code on orders of $75 or more. I purchased x8 AOTC Vintage Clonetroopers. To find 8 of these in one shot will be difficult at retail so it was worth it to me. Since I am rebuilding my army I need to find ways to get these in bulk.

Code: 15OFF
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 20, 2011, 01:09 PM
At Toys R Us this week the Clone Wars deluxe vehicles and Legacy collection Battle Packs are 50% off, they actually had a few  battle packs at TRU yesterday. Ones they are likely to have are Birth of Darth Vader and Tatooine Ambush (maul vs. Qui-Gon). (Ad shows Hoth Speeder Bike recon patrol...yeah, right), they had older boxed Clone Wars battle packs...doubt they are included.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2011, 05:01 AM
As per the front page, www.ImperialHolocron.com is reporting $6.04 prices on Vintage at a Target in I'm guessing New York State somewhere in the North.

I'm not sure if this is a flash in the pan at one store, or something that will spread.  Target is certainly spread out on prices like WM is at times, as I know my stores are all the $8.99 while of course others have seen them for significantly more. 

Still, $6.04?  I wouldn't turn my nose to that if I saw figures for that price...  Hell, I'd probably stock up on anything at all I was interested in, even yellowed helmets, haha.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 21, 2011, 12:07 PM
That's funny, I was at a nearby Target and the raised their prices to $10.19 for Vintage and $9.17 for Legends/CW's. Who makes up those prices? You feel nickeled and dimed. At this point I would be happy to see $7.99...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 21, 2011, 12:09 PM
At a $6.04 price, I'll be happy to take a look, and maybe pick up some things I'd otherwise just let sit there.  Like maybe a couple more cloud car pilots... but 4-LOM, Dengar and that clone?  Just can't justify it.  I don't know if I'd even pay a buck for those figures.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 21, 2011, 01:23 PM
Is Dengar a bad figure? Or you just already have one? I never got around to getting him.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 21, 2011, 01:28 PM
Dengar is a very good figure.  I bought two - one to open, another for custom fodder.

Other than some overpriced exclusives and animated stuff, the only figure I think I've passed on since I started collecting in 1995 is the Phase 2 Vintage Clone.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 21, 2011, 02:31 PM
Other than some overpriced exclusives and animated stuff, the only figure I think I've passed on since I started collecting in 1995 is the Phase 2 Vintage Clone.

Make that two of us, I can honestly say the same thing except that I shelled out for the expensive exclusives. I was keeping one 212th and one Plain one carded for my wall but I am even dumping them now. I hate that figure, I am so done with the old style.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 21, 2011, 07:34 PM
Both Targets on my way home were still $8.99.  Oh well... but a $6.00 price for a month or so would be nice to help move some of this stuff.  However I wonder how much good it would really do with the selection of pegwarmers they have.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2011, 08:19 PM
Where I go, I don't think it'd really help much...  I think 4-LOM, Dengar, and CC Pilot are all there is at Target here...  at least any I've been to lately.  They even put those black spacers on the pegs to keep the figures out at the front of the peg...  Like that somehow makes it look more full or something.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 21, 2011, 08:41 PM
In my area, there's three Targets that are just down to remnants of Wave One - being a handful of 4-LOM, CC pilot and Dengar... and one store still has two Daks.  If they do mark them down to $6.04, I will pick up both of those Dak figures.

The other Target has about 5-10 each of 4-LOM, CC pilot and Dengar, maybe 2-3 of the AT-AT Commander, and a ton of the phase 2 clone... I'd say about 40 of that figure. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2011, 09:16 PM
WM's the Phase 2 Clone heaven here...  Every one I'm at has pegs just full of him.  They have other stuff, and they're getting new stuff sporadically, but they're the only place here fulll of all these older Clone figures.

Someone found Wave 6 at TRU here, so they're starting to put something new out...  It's been 2 waves stocked, 3 waves off, now stocking the 6th wave...  TRU eats the big one.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 21, 2011, 10:06 PM
I am thinking that Hasbro desperately needs to send reps to pull that clone.  It's just killing the line I'm afraid.  I can find more of him than all other figures combined.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2011, 10:57 PM
The white one I'd agree on seeing it get yanked...  The helmet is pretty messed up on some, and it's everywhere.  The 212th is nowhere here and we got a bit of the waves he's shipping in so far...  The white Phase 2 though, definitely an overstock of it...  It didn't do fantastic in Legends either.  It'd be nice to see Hasbro rethink Clones in general somewhat.

This is why I think I'd like to see Legends overhauled a little bit though as well.  I think a lot of the Vintage packing of this figure is getting a sort of "main" thing from ROTS out there on a Vintage card, but at this point it's proven that it failed...  I can't say this figure's really inhibiting distribution here though, at least not terribly so.  WM is putting new cases out fairly steadily...  Perhaps once they hit the point of saturation, Hasbro will actually go in and phase him out?

I'd be happy seeing that.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on March 21, 2011, 11:07 PM
I am thinking that Hasbro desperately needs to send reps to pull that clone. 

Uh... you do know that the VC15 Clone (and his good pal VC14 Sandtrooper) is shipping yet again in the Wave 7 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS97568G&id=HA-807301583) case, right? 

So yeah, no chance of those disappearing anytime soon. :-X
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2011, 11:26 PM
Yeah, plus I don't know if everyone else has witnessed this but I've seen waves from all the way back to Wave 3 lately on the Vintage pegs...  Saw those, some Wave 4 and 5 lately, and Wave 6 is reported in the area too...  Those Phase 2 White clones are still coming out in some quantity then I guess.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 22, 2011, 01:01 AM
Yeah, I know he's in Wave 7 as well... it's sickening.  It would be nice for that figure to get halted from that wave and replaced with a Gamorrean, or even Ackbar... even Fett... or really, maybe close to a dozen different figures would be decent choices.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on March 22, 2011, 09:33 AM
They even put those black spacers on the pegs to keep the figures out at the front of the peg...  Like that somehow makes it look more full or something.

I HATE that practice...it's lazy, half-assed and deceptive. Walk on back to the stockroom and pull a fresh case to re-stock the pegs already. If you don't have any in the back, order more. Just don't try to fake like your pegs are all filled, with only 1-2 figures deep at each peg. That's weak sauce.

I make it a regular habit now of re-arranging all the figures from each line into the fewest # of pegs possible, so there is plenty of available space for new figures to be put out.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 22, 2011, 10:43 AM
I've moved them arround too, but I believe that some stores have a set inventory count in their computer system, which is what triggers a reorder.  

Lazy employees can be part of the problem with finding new figures, but I think that's just a drop in the bucket compared to the larger problems with the current pricing, distribution, case ratios, repacks, and carry forward figures.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 22, 2011, 04:55 PM
Actually it's the opposite of lazy for them to make the effort of putting the black spacer on, when you think about it.  ;D  But seriously it's just a visual merchandiser trick doing that...  Actually on clothes racks it's an OSHA thing to do that if they only have one or two items.  You're not to have the rack exposed at the front.  Ironically though I see managers push items all the way to the back exposing the rack in the front.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on March 22, 2011, 06:34 PM
One of my local Wal-Marts is notorious for never restocking toys, so last summer I literally spent about 20 minutes a day for about a week and a half rearranging the figures on the entire "boys" aisle so that all the figures were on one peg. It left a whole lot of empty space, and they simply rearranged everything again so that there was one figure on the end of every peg again. It's pretty frustrating.

There's a Target across town that does the same thing, and I legit haven't purchased anything from that store since The Saga Collection, because they never have anything.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 23, 2011, 08:53 AM
Years ago when Vaders were everywhere (more so than usual), I'd sometimes put them at the front of every peg. I was hoping someone would buy them or maybe it was a mild prank for the next collector browsing the aisle. A dozen pegs all showing Vader. Ha.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: efranks on March 23, 2011, 09:21 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one that rearranges store pegs.  When the Legacy Collection was first out, stores were nototorious for stocking the figures all together, well my Walmart consistently stocked the figures on the wrong pegs.  I don't mean one or two, but the entire Saga Legends set of pegs would have 100% Clone Wars, for example, while the BaD pegs would have Legends and the BaD figs would be on Clone Wars pegs.

I spent 15 mintues one day putting all the figures on the correct pegs only to come in two days later and they were completely rearranged with the wrong figures on the wrong pegs.  So someone spent another 15+ minutes undoing all the work I had done.  But it was just so Walmart that someone could screw up an entire section that badly.

   E...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 23, 2011, 09:33 AM
I like to put all the remaining figures on one peg. This really pisses off the stock boys. After I did that, one of the target managers yelled at the stock boy for putting them all on one peg. He put them back and I returned ten minutes later and put them back on the single peg again.

Another time I did that and returned the next day to find new figures stocked on the remaining pegs.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 23, 2011, 11:21 AM
Back when TAC was first hitting, my local Wal-Mart had a ton of cases on a pallet, but had no room for figures to go out because of this damn figure:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/TSC/tsc050naboosoldiercardfr.jpg)

They had something like 46 of that one figure.  No other figures on the pegs.

So, what I did was take all 46 of them, and put them in their promotional aisle, thinking they'd put out those TAC figures... well, the next day I went back, the pegs were stocked with the TAC figures, which was great.

Over the next week, those TAC figures sold through, I think there were maybe 3-4 figures left... and the store put all those Naboo guards back on the pegs around that time.  I then put them all back in the promo aisle, and literally every day for about a week they'd end up back on the pegs... finally one day, I took all the Naboo guards and put them in a cart, and pushed it all the way over to the customer service section by where they have return boxes... I just left it there... never saw the figures again on the pegs, they were in the promo aisle and on clearance within a week.  Then TAC started being stocked a lot better.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 23, 2011, 06:07 PM
Recent stop at a local Wal-Mart saw that the Legends and Clone Wars were rolled back to $6.50. Vintage still $8.99. Nothing I wanted from any of the three lines, anyway, though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 23, 2011, 07:16 PM
cool, sounds like this is spread out and not an isolated incident - I got the new CW wave yesterday at WM and they were $6.50 there too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 24, 2011, 02:39 AM
It was passed along to me tonight that my nearby WM now has Legends and CW figures at $6.50 as well.  If I run into my friend who runs that store, I'll ask her if it's long-term or short-term...  She may not be sure regardless, but it'd be interesting to know.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 24, 2011, 09:00 AM
I like to put all the remaining figures on one peg. This really pisses off the stock boys. After I did that, one of the target managers yelled at the stock boy for putting them all on one peg. He put them back and I returned ten minutes later and put them back on the single peg again.

Another time I did that and returned the next day to find new figures stocked on the remaining pegs.

THAT is awesome.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: speedermike on March 24, 2011, 10:25 AM
Years ago, there was a Target and a TRU that never stocked.  I walked through both of them three times a week, twice a day on the way to and from Grad school.

Eventually, I got so fed up, I started carrying little printed out cards I made that said "Please Stock The Star Wars Pegs," and on the back I had a list of assortments that were currrent.  I would hang these cards right on the pegs!

Nothing ever happened until the next film rolled around.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on March 24, 2011, 11:22 AM
Years ago, there was a Target and a TRU that never stocked.  I walked through both of them three times a week, twice a day on the way to and from Grad school.

Eventually, I got so fed up, I started carrying little printed out cards I made that said "Please Stock The Star Wars Pegs," and on the back I had a list of assortments that were currrent.  I would hang these cards right on the pegs!

LOL, I've done that too...never thought to include the current case assortments though, that's a good idea. It did seem to work at the Target I was stalking at that time though.

Playing "musical pegs" with the figures is probably an exercise in futility, but it IS sort of an amusing game.

Chewie, I loved your story about this. = Winning!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 24, 2011, 01:43 PM
Well, some of people in our area have resorted to exiling poor selling figures to stores that no one visits. That usually gets some fresh cases in.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 24, 2011, 04:24 PM
You were all an inspiration to me today.  While visiting Target and WM today I played musical pegs.  At both stores I was able to fit all of the ROTS clones down onto one peg.  Thinkin I will do this with each visit.  I will do this with MU figures too.   ;D 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 24, 2011, 04:38 PM
Just don't let them catch you. They get mad. It's like your stealing or something.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 26, 2011, 01:00 AM
I've resorted to similar tactics of moving the figures around to compress them to a single peg or two and even gone so far at Target to ask them to fill in the blanks (if the price scanner indicated more product was in the back).

I have contemplated freeing up Vintage at my local WalMart at the expense of another WalMart. So far though, there hasn't been any trouble in finding the latest waves, so I just haven't gone through with it.

If you do something like that, pay with cash, it makes you personally untrackable by whatever chain your doing this in.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 26, 2011, 07:40 PM
Odd thing at Wal-Mart today, some older Clone Wars releases rang up at $7.88 (Shaak Ti and young Boba Fett), but oddly both had UPC stickers over their normal UPC's. A lot of the figures had those stickers, though most scanned at $6.50.  Hell, anyone could put those UPS labels on Vintage to get figures for $6.50, using the self-scan checkout (assuming the store has one), who'd even notice? Not that I'm recommending it.  They do have cameras everywhere these days.

I don't know who found vintage cheaper at Target, but they are not in this area.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Rob on March 26, 2011, 07:52 PM
This seemed like as good a place as any to ask... I ordered 7 figures from HTS the other day.  So far 3 of them have shipped... all individually.  Three separate packages.  But they only charged me about $7 for shipping in the original order total.

Do they regularly ship things like that?  Do I need to go look at my credit card statement to make sure I'm not getting charged $5 or $6 for shipping each time they send a package out?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 26, 2011, 08:42 PM
This seemed like as good a place as any to ask... I ordered 7 figures from HTS the other day.  So far 3 of them have shipped... all individually.  Three separate packages.  But they only charged me about $7 for shipping in the original order total.

Do they regularly ship things like that?  Do I need to go look at my credit card statement to make sure I'm not getting charged $5 or $6 for shipping each time they send a package out?

I haven't experienced this personally, but several of the MN guys have had that happen to them in recent orders with no extra charge.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 27, 2011, 08:06 AM
as long as it was all purchased on one order you will only be charged on time for shipping.  I have had several order split before - most I have had was I ordered 3 items and each item shipped separately.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Rob on March 27, 2011, 06:13 PM
Cool - thanks. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 27, 2011, 11:43 PM
Same thing happened to me Rob, don't feel bad.  I was panicky about getting double-charged on shipping, but I just got a one-time fee and my next case basically will be charged to me without shipping/tax on it because they got all that in the first order.  It was very convenient having two cases go up at once... 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 28, 2011, 08:28 AM
I ordered 10 figures and ended up getting 5 different packages over a 3 week span.  No extra charge for shipping, but most of the packages were mangled. I don't get why they don't just send them all at once.  They have to be losing money with all these separate shipments.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Rob on March 28, 2011, 10:25 AM
I ordered 10 figures and ended up getting 5 different packages over a 3 week span.  No extra charge for shipping, but most of the packages were mangled. I don't get why they don't just send them all at once.  They have to be losing money with all these separate shipments.

That was my thinking as well.  I'm opening these so it's not a big deal to me, but I got a Mace Windu in a padded envelope, completely smashed to bits.  Not to sound outraged about toys, but I really couldn't believe that they'd even consider shipping something that people collect in a package like that.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 28, 2011, 05:10 PM
I'd guess it's probably because they were losing money on those multiple shipments, so they're going to these envelopes now...  It's a ton cheaper for them I'm sure, and HTS sure could give a rat's ass about collectors I've noticed.

They need to let people stack their orders there or maybe just explicitly state that card condition isn't a guarantee with them and that you just have to deal with it. 

I don't personally care really, but if that was my first set of those figures, I'd probably be a little miffed since I'm trying to save the cardbacks.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 28, 2011, 07:13 PM
I am all for it but only to fulfill my own selfish opener needs.  >:D  The more MOC collectors get scared of ordering from them, especially multiples ie opener set/MOC set, the easier it will be for me to get entire waves in one fell swoop and keep costs down in the process (saving on shipping).

sorry in advance to those that this may anger.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on March 30, 2011, 09:30 AM
K-Mart has a toy sale going on for the next week or so that allows you to take an additional 20% off any clearance item. This brings the price on their AT-AT down to $60. The store next to my office had at least 3. Might be worht checking into...

I am holding out for $12.50, or whatever that ridiculous price Target had going at one point.  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 30, 2011, 02:08 PM
I am all for it but only to fulfill my own selfish opener needs.  >:D  The more MOC collectors get scared of ordering from them, especially multiples ie opener set/MOC set, the easier it will be for me to get entire waves in one fell swoop and keep costs down in the process (saving on shipping).

sorry in advance to those that this may anger.

You know that if carded collecting went away, there would be less volume and prices would have to go up to offset fixed costs, right?  Just sayin'...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 30, 2011, 05:11 PM
man, why did you have to go and bring me down...   ::)

lol.  you are right though, never thought about that.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on March 31, 2011, 10:00 AM
Use "SPRING20" at HasbroToyShop for 20% off orders until Apr. 8
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 31, 2011, 10:53 AM
I am holding out for $12.50, or whatever that ridiculous price Target had going at one point.  ;D

That was me, and it was a very rare find.  It only happened I believe because someone returned it after Christmas (still had remnants of wrapping paper on it) and they just wanted to get rid of it.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 9, 2011, 01:32 PM
$6 Clone Wars figures at Meijers stores next week. I know Meijers covers a limited area, but in the past I got sick of sales reports at Ollies, Fred Meyer and the ever annoying Ross mentions (where you can buy cancelled toys for a nickel and sell them on ebay for $500). So this is payback.  ;)

Anyway, I don't know if it includes Legends.

Some Lego sale at Toys R Us next week, spend $30 get one of those blind packed minifigs free. I think the Mando and Clone minifig packs (or whatever) are on sale, too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 10, 2011, 09:00 AM
playsaver.com is back online with some coupons for the Easter season.

$2 off any Star Wars purchase of $10 or more.  more for other toy lines as well.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 10, 2011, 01:31 PM
playsaver.com is back online with some coupons for the Easter season.

$2 off any Star Wars purchase of $10 or more.  more for other toy lines as well.

One coupon per computer it seems. I tried deleting cookies and temp files. Maybe if I uninstall their stupid coupon printer program.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 10, 2011, 01:46 PM
crap that stinks.  And the expiration date is 5/1/11 I guess.  good thing I work in a computer lab ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on April 10, 2011, 02:33 PM
playsaver.com is back online with some coupons for the Easter season.

$2 off any Star Wars purchase of $10 or more.  more for other toy lines as well.

One coupon per computer it seems. I tried deleting cookies and temp files. Maybe if I uninstall their stupid coupon printer program.



How do they enforce this?  Can't you just print one coupon then make copies?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 10, 2011, 03:20 PM
each one has a unique bar code on it.  So, if you copied one and used both the original and the copy the coupon printing company (coupons.com) would trace the fraud back to the original IP address the first was printed off of.

star wars toys @ a discount, while awesome, are not worth being charged of fraud   :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on April 10, 2011, 05:05 PM
each one has a unique bar code on it.  So, if you copied one and used both the original and the copy the coupon printing company (coupons.com) would trace the fraud back to the original IP address the first was printed off of.

star wars toys @ a discount, while awesome, are not worth being charged of fraud   :P

Granted.  But if your average Joe made 5 copies and used them, would they really go after that person?  Could someone just say they didn't know you couldn't copy it and make duplicates?  Or heck, you could just block out the IP address ont he coupon.  Just seems like you'd have to be a pretty heavy offender to make it worth prosecuting.

If anyone collects Legos, Target has a bunch of them on sale this week.  The smaller 4-packs (Hoth Rebels, Hoth Troopers, Clones, Mandos) are all $8 this week.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 10, 2011, 05:55 PM
probably the 2nd best way to re-use any coupons.com is to, as you said, photoshop out the unique barcode and number assigned to a coupon.  You could use these coupons as much as you wanted or unless a cashier realizes the code is not there - then they might be on to the shenanigans and not accept it and all the while hopefully not report said user to the store manager (especially if a bunch of these bogus-barcode-less coupons went through one store).

the hands down best way to get a bunch of these legitimate coupons is to go to a computer lab and print them off computer by computer.  remember, we don't want to ruin this for us now, and not for in the future when Hasbro may want to do it again.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2011, 08:45 PM
If anyone collects Legos, Target has a bunch of them on sale this week.  The smaller 4-packs (Hoth Rebels, Hoth Troopers, Clones, Mandos) are all $8 this week.

Nifty!  Been waiting for a sale to pick up the newer troop builder sets.  Been without a Sunday paper for 2 weeks and have only been managing only 1 Target visit a week as of late.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on April 10, 2011, 09:11 PM
If anyone collects Legos, Target has a bunch of them on sale this week.  The smaller 4-packs (Hoth Rebels, Hoth Troopers, Clones, Mandos) are all $8 this week.

Nifty!  Been waiting for a sale to pick up the newer troop builder sets.  Been without a Sunday paper for 2 weeks and have only been managing only 1 Target visit a week as of late.

There's a sale at TRU as well, so might be a good week to shop there too if you were waiting on any of the big stuff.  I nabbed 2nds of the Hoth sets and picked up a Mando set, but coudln't bring myself to buy the Clonetroopers.  Hasbro has soured me forever on clones.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 13, 2011, 12:21 AM
The Meijer sale is $6 for Clone Wars figures and $7 for Legends and Vintage. They haven't gotten any new vintage since the ROTJ waves, at least around here. I did see some Rebel Commandos.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 13, 2011, 12:23 AM
Hey, to me that's a good deal these days...  too bad of course that Meijers doesn't exist here, but still that's a cool deal.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 14, 2011, 07:21 PM
TOY R US sale tommorrow 15th and Saturday the 16th only, buy one, get one half off all Hasbro Star Wars vehicles, figures and role-play items.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 14, 2011, 09:16 PM
Not a bad deal...  Wonder if they'll figure some way to keep Vintage out of the deal? :)  They always seem to.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on April 14, 2011, 10:50 PM
Not a bad deal...  Wonder if they'll figure some way to keep Vintage out of the deal? :)  They always seem to.

Of course. All TRUs will be stocked with pegwarmers from wave 1-3.  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 14, 2011, 11:38 PM
I'd buy army builders from any of those waves at this price...  However, my TRU's didn't seem to have much from any of those waves except the bottom feeders...  Recarded figures with no updates like 4-LOM, or the truest pegwamers like Dengar and CCPilot (I like him, but I want no more of him either).  If I lucked into Endor Rebels or Magna Guards taht'd be outstanding...  Not likely, but outstanding.  Hell, my TRU's don't even have much from Wave 3, if anything.  Not even much Wave 2...  Mostly just Wave 1, which they've had since, well, Wave 1 was new.

Eat the green weenie TRU...  eat it.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 15, 2011, 08:04 AM
yar, pretty sure my TRU never even got wave 3.  I will pop in today just to see - but I have no expectations of picking anything up.  Maybe someone has not gotten the Rebel pilot sets will walk out with a pretty decent deal, but that is about it.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on April 15, 2011, 11:41 AM
According TRU's site, the Vintage Collection is included in the sale (for a change).  :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 15, 2011, 11:39 PM
Went to TRU today, they actually had a vintage stormtrooper, but with the greening helmet it's not even worth the half-off price of $5 to me. Their Clone Wars and legends selection wasn't much better. Even with the sale the Endor 4 packs come out to like $6 a figure, good, but not great (as in, if the sets were the $25 they should be, with one at half off).

But clearance is included in the sale. Got an Evolutions Rebels Pilots II and an Amidala set for around $24. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 16, 2011, 01:56 AM
The green erases off easily if that's any consolation...  I'd have bought it for the sale price I suppose.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 17, 2011, 12:55 PM
Target this week has select Star Wars (Thor and Iron Man) figures $6.99 each. ARF Trooper is shown, which says to me "NOT VINTAGE", but  who knows.

K-Mart has $6.99 figures, the ad shows Legacy carded Boba Fett  ???

TRU has 50% off Battle packs (looks like it's just the Legacy ones again) and the Y-Wings, as per usual they show what you wish they'd have (the hoth speeder bikes and the Imperial ARC 170), but will not have.

Meijer has Thor figures for $5 this week. Take that, Target.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Keonobi on April 17, 2011, 08:18 PM
Been out of the loop lately, but all the TRU that I stopped at had was the CW Y-Wing for vehicles and for battlepacks the had the one with QuiGon, Anakin, Darth Maul and his speeder and the one with Vader, his operating table and two medical droids (no idea what those were titled...).  Oh well.

Great to see Star Wars stuff on sale again...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 17, 2011, 09:26 PM
Yeah, feels like forever...  Remember price matching too...  Worth giving it a shot to try and Match at Wal-Mart on vintage figures...  All they can do is say no, ultimately.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on April 18, 2011, 10:41 AM
I bought a couple of TCW figures at TRU Friday with the buy one get the second 1/2 price deal and promptly returned them both to Target with an old $7.99 each receipt.

Instant $4 profit...not too shabby.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 18, 2011, 08:46 PM
Not shown in their ads, but Target has the Geonosis Arena 2 packs for $6.99! (Yes, technically those Legacy releases...)

I actually found Series 2 sets, too. Where had they been for these past months?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 20, 2011, 08:16 PM
A "funny" story, at least to those it didn't happen to, on the front page...  We got a mail from someone who tried to cash in on the 50% off battlepacks deal at TRU this week, and low and behold they wouldn't let him do it because the battlepack he wanted wasn't the Hoth Speederbike set...  I never saw this before, but if it were to happen anywhere then I can imagine it was going to happen at TRU (or K-Mart...  KM is really stingy sometimes and managers have a lot of say over how ads are enforced, or not enforced).

Seriously though, I haven't seen a blue packaged battlepack now since last year...  The store manager supposedly backed this up as well when an argument was made, and said that since it wasn't the pack pictured, they wouldn't honor it.

Wow.  TRU deserves to fail IMO.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on April 20, 2011, 11:53 PM
Wow, that's awful.  The same thing happened to me at Walmart a few years back.  They had a wave of new figures in that weren't in the system yet.  They had them in the ad, but the blue shirts were concerned that the picture in the ad didn't match the figures I had.  I explained that there are doznes of different figures, but they ended up having to call a manager up, and he went with another employee back to the aisle to check the figures while I waited a good 10+ minutes at the register.  They eventually gave me the sale price, but it was a royal pain in the ass.

Just as a side note, I picked up one of the older BPs at TRU this week (Tatooine Ambush) for 50% off with no hassle.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: speedermike on April 20, 2011, 11:54 PM
I bought a couple of TCW figures at TRU Friday with the buy one get the second 1/2 price deal and promptly returned them both to Target with an old $7.99 each receipt.

Instant $4 profit...not too shabby.

I don't know...gas is 4.00 a gallon...did really actually profit?
 =)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on April 21, 2011, 08:52 AM
I don't know...gas is 4.00 a gallon...did really actually profit?
 =)

The TRU is right on the way home between my office and work, and Target was maybe two miles away, so there was hardly any extra driving involved.

That's the nice thing about Richmond, everything is centrally located and easy driving distance for the most part.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 21, 2011, 11:47 AM
TRU sale seems to be 50% Legacy packaged Battle Packs, they just refused to make their ad clear this time. If there's a price scanner, I usually check items on it before I head to the register.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 21, 2011, 04:13 PM
I haven't been around a TRU in a bit but people reported getting pretty much all BP's for 50% off I thought? 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on April 21, 2011, 05:29 PM
I haven't been around a TRU in a bit but people reported getting pretty much all BP's for 50% off I thought? 

I was there earlier this week and I believe it is just the Leagacy packaging.  They had several of the slim/blue packages in a separate spot with no 50% off signage.  I did not price check any of them, but that would be a tough sell to the staff given that they look very different from what is in the ad.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 21, 2011, 08:38 PM
I haven't been around a TRU in a bit but people reported getting pretty much all BP's for 50% off I thought? 

TRU online only has the Legacy packs 50%, I checked that last sunday and assume in-store was the same way.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 21, 2011, 09:29 PM
Wow, I don't think my TRU's even had Legacy sets around...  Seriously, I think most of the older packaging was gone.  Hmmm,  Well I guess the sale was good for some, not others.

For what it's worth though, the email we got pertained to legacy sets too...  They just wuoldn't let anything go unless it was that Hoth Bike set, which didn't last long anywhere once a sale was in place.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on April 21, 2011, 09:45 PM
My local Target had a sign out on the shelves tonight in the SW section stating something to the effect that they were out of the Arena sets so as a raincheck they were offering Clone Wars vehicles at half price - $13.49!

All they had was a Hyena Bomber and an AAT repaint, but dang that's a good price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 21, 2011, 10:46 PM
That really is...  Nice stuff.  May have to hit Target tomorrow, though I wager that store still has sets.  I got the last Coleman Trebor set...  I was happy at that.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 22, 2011, 02:43 AM
Another 2-day sale at TRU...

Today and tomorrow, ALL Star Wars, Thor, Marvel Universe, G.I. Joe, Spiderman, etc. are 2-For-$11.99 which isn't bad, especially on Vintage Collection.  Happy hunting!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on April 22, 2011, 07:17 AM
Weird, the online version of the ad says 2 for $10.99.  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on April 22, 2011, 10:47 AM
Weird, the online version of the ad says 2 for $10.99.  ;)

The signage on the shelves in my store this morning said $10.99 too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 22, 2011, 03:24 PM
Weird, the online version of the ad says 2 for $10.99.  ;)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/011TRU_Sale0422To0423_TN.jpg)

That is odd...  I was going off my local sale ad, and $11.99 it is...  I was thinking maybe I'd done a typo (Jim did the story but I changed some stuff), but nope.  Go figure.  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 22, 2011, 05:07 PM
My local Target had a sign out on the shelves tonight in the SW section stating something to the effect that they were out of the Arena sets so as a raincheck they were offering Clone Wars vehicles at half price - $13.49!

All they had was a Hyena Bomber and an AAT repaint, but dang that's a good price.

Nice. I scored the Target TIE Fighter (small wing) last year at a similar offer since they were out of the remote Hailfire Droid that was on sale. (Some chucklehead is trying to sell that TIE on ebay for $100!)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 30, 2011, 06:47 PM
Unfun surprise today at Wal-Mart, Clone Wars and Legends figures have been rolled-up to $7.88, the weeks of $6.50 were fun whilst they lasted.  :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 30, 2011, 10:13 PM
Yup, saw the same thing, and just like the at my store the pegs are overflowing and not really looking like they'll move now.

My store was doing really wella t $6.50 though.  The best stuff was gone...  CW Clones, bounty hunters, and LEgends army builders in demand like Snowtroopers and BD's went fast.  The pegs were about half full or less at $6.50 and today  they're overflowing.  I doubt they'll move much now either.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 1, 2011, 09:45 AM

Nice. I scored the Target TIE Fighter (small wing) last year at a similar offer since they were out of the remote Hailfire Droid that was on sale. (Some chucklehead is trying to sell that TIE on ebay for $100!)

wow - my Target still has those sitting on the shelf.  I should go make flip them on ebayz   ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on May 1, 2011, 11:14 AM
Yup, saw the same thing, and just like the at my store the pegs are overflowing and not really looking like they'll move now.

I saw this yesterday as well.  I hate to admit it, but the Legends figures moved far quicker at the "reduced" 6.50 than the CW stuff did.  This may, of course, be due to the fact that all three WMs in my area got at least 3 cases worth of the CW 2010 assortment with all the 2008-2009 repacks (Super Battle Droids and even more Obi-Wans aplenty!) and none of the newest wave (Aqua Droid, Wolffe, etc).  At 7.88, I see them sitting there even longer.

Hasbro needs to do something about distribution, and FAST.  I can already see the "collectors just aren't supporting the vintage line" bull**** coming, but it's nobody's fault but their own.  Truly awful case assortments, defective figures (yellow helmeted clones and stormtroopers in multiple waves), and what might easily be the worst repack wave in the history of the SW line being shipped more than any other new wave is what is causing the backup, NOT "lack of collector support."  They've been shipping the same 20 odd Legends figures for almost a year now with NO cycling "new" repacks into it, and even CW is starting to back up to a ridiculous amount.  And they're doing it with a new, higher price point?  BRILLIANT.   ::)

Also on a "let's raise the prices just because" note, I noticed that TRU has raised their prices BACK to the previous 10.99 for Vintage and 8.99 for CW/Legends this morning.  Because that's how you compete in a ****** economy. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 5, 2011, 09:28 AM
HTS has free shipping on most orders over $25 today only.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on May 8, 2011, 06:18 PM
Odd goings on at Wal-Mart, people on other forums have reported $5 Legends figures. Yesterday, I went to the super Wal-Mart, everything was $7.88. Today, I went to a smaller store and found $5 Legends figures. Only applied to Legends, though the store had Clone Wars Malevolence 2-Packs (well one pack left) for $11, if anyone wanted those repacks.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on May 10, 2011, 06:00 PM
More Wal-Mart weirdness, the third one closest to me still has Legends and Clone Wars for $6.50.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dan on May 10, 2011, 08:27 PM
The Walmart closest to me (St Anthony Minnesota) has the legends at $5, but CW and Vintage are  $8-9. As bad as distribution has been, the stores still seem to have a bunch of Nov-Jan figures. It is going to take at least a 30 day price drop to $6 to unclog the toilet. Stopping at the toy aisle hasn't been this boring for this long in quite a while.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 12, 2011, 11:25 PM
I saw the "Legends Clearance" tonight at a local Wal-Mart...  $5 for army builders is kind of nice, and I got the last 3 Snowtroopers they had.  I hadn't bought a Snowie yet so that was nice.  I haven't been anywhere else lately to know if this is happening at other WM's in my area, but I thought I'd just add myself to the list of having at least one WM with clearanced Legends stuff.  This line should be $5 all year.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 13, 2011, 11:54 PM
Was at another WM tonight, same deal but not marked...  Legends are $5.  I got the last Snowtrooper.  They had scads of AOTC CLones, which really makes the market for those basically nill...  For anyone looking to swap out the old SA sculpt for the new SDA sculpt, you're really going to eat it when selling those I think.  I mean, $5 a piece nets you a ton of them at WM right now, plus the bonus weapons, stands, and the card game thing...   :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: ysalamir on May 14, 2011, 12:16 AM
I would buy the Legends ROTS Clone any day over the Vintage Collection because of the discolored helmets. Don't really care about the removable helmet. Already have plenty of Clones from ROTS, AOTC, and Snowtrooper armies I need.

The new sculpt Battledroid is definitely worth picking up in multiples for a Geonosis army though.
I was able to rub off the yellow spots on the Commander with some Lacquer thinner (high strength automotive grade) and a Q-tip and then I had two soldiers. No one wants an army of Commander BD's.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 14, 2011, 12:18 AM
I'm actually going to do the same thing with my Commander Droids since I got so many packs, however those are long gone here.  No $5 2-packs for me unfortunately.

I'm going to use goof-off and a lot of care I think, and see how it goes on a couple.  I figure I'll use them as Geonosis Security droids since they don't have the big soldier's pack.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on May 14, 2011, 12:44 AM
Was at another WM tonight, same deal but not marked...  Legends are $5.  I got the last Snowtrooper. 

I went back to the wal-mart that had them at $7.88 last week and they were still $7.88. So the 3 inconsitent local Wal-Mart thing remains in my area, bummer as the two with more Legends have $6.50 and $7.88 prices. There's just one more store I'm willing to try.

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They had scads of AOTC CLones, which really makes the market for those basically nill...  For anyone looking to swap out the old SA sculpt for the new SDA sculpt, you're really going to eat it when selling those I think.  I mean, $5 a piece nets you a ton of them at WM right now, plus the bonus weapons, stands, and the card game thing...   :-\

They've already been devalued over the years, in part to years of Legends, folks selling off their armies and Asian-based ebay auctions (from some that you can sometimes get for $3 a figure). In fact,  that $5 isn't that cheap to me, that's probably the most I would've paid for one even a year or two before the new SA sculpt (which I don't own, as I haven't seen one to buy). Same goes for plain white phase 2's. Lots of them out there. The Legends incenitve is the additional weapons (that are going away) and actually seeing what you are buying.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: ysalamir on May 14, 2011, 10:10 AM
I'm actually going to do the same thing with my Commander Droids since I got so many packs, however those are long gone here.  No $5 2-packs for me unfortunately.

I'm going to use goof-off and a lot of care I think, and see how it goes on a couple.  I figure I'll use them as Geonosis Security droids since they don't have the big soldier's pack.
Yeah no soldiers pack, but what you gonna do? Wish they would release these as soldiers only, like the past 2 packs, and in tan also. I very good value nonetheless since the only other release was the Target 2-Packs with just one BD and a Jedi (and no eyes)

Does Goof-off work? I think I tried that (use it to remove price tags too) and it didn't phase it. I also tried the laquer thinner you get at a hardware store, nada. I read the paint was like automotive grade made to stick to plastic. Working in a body shop I had easy access to the strong stuff, and it worked right away ( have to watch out for the droid eyes) I went a little further and used some diluted permanent ink and made a wash over some areas like the head because a little of the yellow got in the seams. I wiped the excess leaving the ink in there.
I seem to remember MEK Methyl Ethyl Ketone being very strong and would also work as it's supposedly the same thing as auto grade thinner, but consumer grade stuff just doesn't phase the paint on hasbro figures which is probably a good thing they use durable paint.

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They've already been devalued over the years, in part to years of Legends, folks selling off their armies and Asian-based ebay auctions (from some that you can sometimes get for $3 a figure). In fact,  that $5 isn't that cheap to me, that's probably the most I would've paid for one even a year or two before the new SA sculpt (which I don't own, as I haven't seen one to buy). Same goes for plain white phase 2's. Lots of them out there. The Legends incenitve is the additional weapons (that are going away) and actually seeing what you are buying.

This is why at almost every store around here the Vintage Collection ROTS Clones are warming the pegs in large amounts. I mean excessively! Why buy a clone with a green discolored helmet at a higher price when you can get a pristine Legends one on the peg next to it?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: jedipurge on May 14, 2011, 01:16 PM
Legends Clearance Spreading





Some reports of the Star Wars Legends line getting clearanced for $5 at Wal-Mart stores have been coming in over the last week, including my own find recently. Some great army builders were available too, so it's a good time to stock up if your stores are joining in this purge.


YES JOIN ME OR DIE!!!!!!!  >:D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 14, 2011, 09:36 PM
You're thinking of goo-gone, ysalimir...  the citrus-y stuff.  Goof-Off is a commercial-grade graffitti remover and can easily damage plastic if you're not careful, but it lifts figure paint like it's nothing.

You're right though, the paints used by the toy industry today generally are very strong and chemically bond to plastics.  It's an advancement that's come since the 80's when helmets wore off paint on Joe heads and such.  Now, it's bonded pretty good and paint wear doesn't happen.

It's something that's been a bit of a mystery for customizers for eons too.  How do you duplicate that, ya know?  It's not easy, if it's psosible at all it seems.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: ysalamir on May 15, 2011, 12:55 AM
Maybe I didn't try the Goof-off thinking it was just a mild and greasy solvent. It's a lot easier to get than the MEK.

I think the key to get paint to stick to plastic is the same as a Body shop. Where you first clean with  alcohol or heat up then soap and water to get rid of the release agents in the plastic, then spray the plastic bumpers (or in this case a figure) with an adhesion promoter which softens the plastic somewhat and allows the paint to stick instead of beading up as if on a greasy surface. Strong thinner will do the same, but like you said as with the goof-off it does soften the plastic. That is key to getting the plastic paintable though is a clean semi-pliable surface.
I don't know if goof-off has any left over residue, which could make the paint not stick, and a no no when painting pliable plastic that has to be absolutely clean.

Anyways excuse the tangent here, probably better left discussed in a customs thread.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: ysalamir on May 16, 2011, 11:50 AM
Double post...Went to a mega Walmart late last night and saw boxes of Legends it looked like they were fixing to stock (no new Vintage or Clone Wars  :( )
All the Legends were on sale at $5. I figured they were going to put an isle island out for them maybe? Or throw them back in the stockroom because there's no room for them on the pegs.

I hope they can clear out some of these to make room for more CW figures. I haven't seen any of the latest ones yet probably because the pegs are clogged with Legends and older CW figures.

No new Vintage figures for weeks. Plenty of ROTS Clones and a few Sandtroopers however, with almost nothing else.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 18, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 11, 2011, 09:40 PM
Long time since we have had a sale in here  :(

but here is a good one I wouldn't have expected:  http://gr.pn/pTnOQN  new link:   http://gr.pn/mYKtSa

that is a link to groupon.com where you can get a $30 gift card to HTS.com for......  wait for it.....  $15!!!!  Just in time for SDCC!  I am posting this reluctanly.  If any of you buy out the things I am trying to nab off HTS I am coming to your house!  you are warned    :P

also, there is no expiration date  the new one expires Oct 14th.  I just bought one for me and one for my wife  ;) ....  Supposedly you can use only one per order. 

update:  sale still on but some things changed - I updated the info
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on July 24, 2011, 01:11 AM
Regional sale/price drop, Meijers have Battle Packs for $19.99 until the end of the month (the old ones, not the new 3-packs). The store I went had a sign...but no packs.  :(

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 25, 2011, 08:37 AM
One day, online sale at TRU.com. Many items are 20% off.

I was able to get the Slave-1 pack for $79, wooohoooo!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2011, 09:40 AM
I guess this isn't exactly just Vintage, but I was noticing the price differences between the three lines at our local Target.  Vintage is currently sitting at $8.99, CW at $7.89, and for some reason Saga Legends has been bumped up to $9.89 a figure.  All the prices are too high of course :), but the Legends price is what really surprised me.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on July 31, 2011, 09:44 AM
I guess this isn't exactly just Vintage, but I was noticing the price differences between the three lines at our local Target.  Vintage is currently sitting at $8.99, CW at $7.89, and for some reason Saga Legends has been bumped up to $9.89 a figure.  All the prices are too high of course :), but the Legends price is what really surprised me.

Yeah, given that Legends is the low priced, reissue portion of the line.  Weird.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 31, 2011, 10:28 AM
I'll bet it's a mistake with Vintage the one that should have been bumped up to 9.89.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 31, 2011, 11:22 AM
Why are they all $7.89?

Its like the more expensive they get the less you get in the package.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on July 31, 2011, 06:02 PM
I'd guess Legends price drops eventually.  I got some BD's for regular price here this weekend...  Probably a fluke.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CorranHorn on August 1, 2011, 09:35 AM
I'd guess Legends price drops eventually.  I got some BD's for regular price here this weekend...  Probably a fluke.

A local Target near me had Legends and CW figs priced at $6.99 (Vintage still at $8.99). The tags said this was in effect until 9/3.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on August 1, 2011, 07:12 PM
Wow...  Maybe if it were in effect longer they'd actually move some stuff too? :)  Thanks Jason.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on August 1, 2011, 07:55 PM
Well I just bought two Legends figures last week, is it worth going back to get a price match for $2?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on August 1, 2011, 11:27 PM
I got 4 CW and 1 Legends, so I'm going to pricematch for sure.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on August 3, 2011, 04:41 PM
Apparently there's a 20% off coupon out there for TRU if you "like" them on Facebook.....just in time for the SDCC stuff.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 3, 2011, 10:38 PM
Apparently there's a 20% off coupon out there for TRU if you "like" them on Facebook.....just in time for the SDCC stuff.

doe sit have a set expiration date, or is it something like 2 weeks after you "like" them?

thanks for the heads up
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 3, 2011, 11:21 PM
Apparently there's a 20% off coupon out there for TRU if you "like" them on Facebook.....just in time for the SDCC stuff.

Thanks for the heads up!

does it have a set expiration date, or is it something like 2 weeks after you "like" them?

The one I just printed runs from 7/25 through 8/14 - like iFett said - hopefully with enough time so I can use it to score 20% off of one of the Force Unleashed sets I want to grab!  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Captain Piet on August 4, 2011, 12:24 AM
Apparently there's a 20% off coupon out there for TRU if you "like" them on Facebook.....just in time for the SDCC stuff.

Thanks for the heads up!

does it have a set expiration date, or is it something like 2 weeks after you "like" them?

The one I just printed runs from 7/25 through 8/14 - like iFett said - hopefully with enough time so I can use it to score 20% off of one of the Force Unleashed sets I want to grab!  ;D

It's 20 percent on one item though, right? That's why I gotta find a vintage boxed BAT-AT now.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 4, 2011, 01:06 AM
It's 20 percent on one item though, right? That's why I gotta find a vintage boxed BAT-AT now.

Correct, one item.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 6, 2011, 03:53 PM
I got an e-mail from Toys R Us this morning that if you spend $50 from 8/7-8/13 you'll get $10 in rewards mailed to you.

It says it's a special offer for "Select Rewards R Us Members" - so your mileage may vary I guess...

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2011, 07:42 PM
I got an e-mail from Toys R Us this morning that if you spend $50 from 8/7-8/13 you'll get $10 in rewards mailed to you.

It says it's a special offer for "Select Rewards R Us Members" - so your mileage may vary I guess...

Is it only in store or online as well?  Do you need a coupon?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 6, 2011, 08:07 PM
Is it only in store or online as well?  Do you need a coupon?  Thanks!

It is in-store purchases only.

Here is the exact wording:

From August 7-13, you will get FREE $10 Geoffery Bucks with your in-store toy purchase of $50 or more at Toys R Us. Offer valid on combined purchases made between 8/7-8/13. Your FREE $10 Geoffery Bucks will be emailed to you.

So I think all you need to do is make the $50 in purchases during next week and make sure that you have them scan your Rewards R Us card.

And here's the disclaimer, which is pretty standard with their Rewards R Us program...

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*$10 Geoffrey Bucks can be earned from combined eligible purchases made in store between 8/7-8/13/11. Only one $10 Geoffrey Bucks can be earned per eligible RewardsRUs member. Eligible purchases of $50 or more exclude baby food, diapers, formula, wipes, Ameda, Baby Brezza, Baby Jogger, BOB, Britax, Bugaboo, Cybex, ERGObaby, Mamas & Papas, Motherhood Maternity, Nap Nanny, Pediped, Peg Perego, Phil & Teds, Robeez, Tommee Tippee, Under Armour, electronic learning toys, netbooks, tablets, video game hardware, video games, Apple products, FAO products, Robot Galaxy, Buyer Protection Plan, gift cards, photo studios, phone orders, Special Orders, assembly fee, breast-pump rental fee, delivery fee, and shipping & handling. Geoffrey Bucks will be emailed to you on or about 8/17/11 and are valid through 8/24/11 at Toys''R''Us. Certain restrictions apply.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Captain Piet on August 6, 2011, 10:50 PM
Is it only in store or online as well?  Do you need a coupon?  Thanks!

It is in-store purchases only.

Here is the exact wording:

From August 7-13, you will get FREE $10 Geoffery Bucks with your in-store toy purchase of $50 or more at Toys R Us. Offer valid on combined purchases made between 8/7-8/13. Your FREE $10 Geoffery Bucks will be emailed to you.

So I think all you need to do is make the $50 in purchases during next week and make sure that you have them scan your Rewards R Us card.

And here's the disclaimer, which is pretty standard with their Rewards R Us program...

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*$10 Geoffrey Bucks can be earned from combined eligible purchases made in store between 8/7-8/13/11. Only one $10 Geoffrey Bucks can be earned per eligible RewardsRUs member. Eligible purchases of $50 or more exclude baby food, diapers, formula, wipes, Ameda, Baby Brezza, Baby Jogger, BOB, Britax, Bugaboo, Cybex, ERGObaby, Mamas & Papas, Motherhood Maternity, Nap Nanny, Pediped, Peg Perego, Phil & Teds, Robeez, Tommee Tippee, Under Armour, electronic learning toys, netbooks, tablets, video game hardware, video games, Apple products, FAO products, Robot Galaxy, Buyer Protection Plan, gift cards, photo studios, phone orders, Special Orders, assembly fee, breast-pump rental fee, delivery fee, and shipping & handling. Geoffrey Bucks will be emailed to you on or about 8/17/11 and are valid through 8/24/11 at Toys''R''Us. Certain restrictions apply.

And, yet again, I don't get an email, despite spending an inordinate amount of money at that store. It is a train wreck. Their loss.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 7, 2011, 08:42 AM
And here I bought the TFU set yesterday and and the Marvel Sentinel.  Oh well, I used a 20% off Facebook coupon on each - so I saved $18.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on August 7, 2011, 11:44 AM
And here I bought the TFU set yesterday and and the Marvel Sentinel.  Oh well, I used a 20% off Facebook coupon on each - so I saved $18.

How did you get two?  Also, did you have to ring them up separately?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on August 7, 2011, 11:50 AM
TRU also has a deal on SW basic figures this week (Commander Blackout is exempted).  It's Buy Two for $10.99.  That deal applies to The Vintage Collection, Clone Wars and Saga Legends (along with other Hasbro properties).  And in the case of TVC it's essentially a BOGO deal.  I scored another Cloud Car Pilot & AT-AT Commander to fill the ranks at this price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on August 7, 2011, 05:18 PM
Wonder if that includes the Times Square tru? It might be worth checking out.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on August 7, 2011, 10:15 PM
To answer my own question: Yes. And I went down there and they adjusted the price of my Wave 7 figures! I am quite a happy camper now.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on August 7, 2011, 10:17 PM
TRU also has a deal on SW basic figures this week (Commander Blackout is exempted).  It's Buy Two for $10.99.  That deal applies to The Vintage Collection, Clone Wars and Saga Legends (along with other Hasbro properties).  And in the case of TVC it's essentially a BOGO deal.  I scored another Cloud Car Pilot & AT-AT Commander to fill the ranks at this price.

Weird that TRU.com doesn't honor the 2 for $10.99 price but (some) stores do.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on August 8, 2011, 09:59 AM
I got an e-mail from Toys R Us this morning that if you spend $50 from 8/7-8/13 you'll get $10 in rewards mailed to you.

It says it's a special offer for "Select Rewards R Us Members" - so your mileage may vary I guess...

Wow...I actually got that one.  Put me in the camp of never getting **** from TRU emailed to me.

Justin - you can print up to 3 of the TRU FB coupons.  I didn't go there, but apparently you can do this.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 8, 2011, 05:13 PM
And here I bought the TFU set yesterday and and the Marvel Sentinel.  Oh well, I used a 20% off Facebook coupon on each - so I saved $18.

How did you get two?  Also, did you have to ring them up separately?

yeah - I got two from each FB account (my wife and my own).  Yes I rang them up separately.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 9, 2011, 08:45 AM
Picked up a couple of 2 for $10.99's, but was prepared to be let down as the sale signs specifically said items $8.99 and under.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 9, 2011, 10:38 AM
I got the ultimate deal last week on the mini Y-wing bomber, $4.88 at Target. all other rang up at full price else I would have picked up the Grevious wheeltrike.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on August 9, 2011, 10:42 AM
I got the ultimate deal last week on the mini Y-wing bomber, $4.88 at Target. all other rang up at full price else I would have picked up the Grevious wheeltrike.

Welcome to the club!  The Rep scout is incorrectly priced as well if you find one.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on August 9, 2011, 12:51 PM
Got an email from Hasbro: Buy $10 worth of Star Wars stuff on HTS and get a free figure.

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Receive 1 Free STAR WARS Action Figure with any $10 STAR WARS purchase

Receive 1 Free STAR WARS action figure with any STAR WARS purchase of $10 or more available only through the HasbroToyShop.com website. Figures may vary. Valid only while supplies last. Offer may expire without notice due to error, fraud or other unforeseen circumstances. Offer valid in U.S. only. Void where prohibited. Subject to terms and conditions of use and HasbroToyShop.com policies. Offer expires August 22, 2011 at 11:59 PM (ET). ©2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

I may give it a shot although the free figure is probably going to be a 4-LOM or ROTS Obi-Wan or something.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 9, 2011, 03:06 PM
I picked up and extra Fi-ek-sirk-birk-girk and a AT-RT Driver at the 2 for $10.99 sale price at TRU. so I can further back the findings that it does include Vintage.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on August 9, 2011, 04:02 PM
Got an email from Hasbro: Buy $10 worth of Star Wars stuff on HTS and get a free figure.

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Receive 1 Free STAR WARS Action Figure with any $10 STAR WARS purchase

Receive 1 Free STAR WARS action figure with any STAR WARS purchase of $10 or more available only through the HasbroToyShop.com website. Figures may vary. Valid only while supplies last. Offer may expire without notice due to error, fraud or other unforeseen circumstances. Offer valid in U.S. only. Void where prohibited. Subject to terms and conditions of use and HasbroToyShop.com policies. Offer expires August 22, 2011 at 11:59 PM (ET). ©2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

I may give it a shot although the free figure is probably going to be a 4-LOM or ROTS Obi-Wan or something.

I got this too.  Too bad they don't have anything worth getting on the site.  There's mostly Legends figs available, with just a handful of CW and Vintage to pick from.  Lame.   :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 9, 2011, 11:19 PM
It's hard to make $10 when each figure is $8.99. :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on August 9, 2011, 11:31 PM
It seems that that no matter how many tries you make, they put Saga Legends ROTS Obi-Wan in your cart. Could be a place holder for a random figure, but really...I bet they just have that many Obi-Wans in stock.  :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CorranHorn on August 10, 2011, 11:41 PM
I can also confirm the 2 for $10.99 deal at TRU is including TVC. I picked up a couple of Stormtroopers for that price. For under $6 a piece after tax it's much easier to swallow than at almost $10 a piece.

Also I found tonight that the CW Republic Scout Speeder rings up for $4.24 at Target due to the SKU/DPCI retiring. None of the other mini-rigs at the store I was at rang up at that cheap price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on August 11, 2011, 06:05 PM
Yeah, another confirmation of TVC being included. The signs on the pegs at TRU say ALL Hasbro 3.75 inch figs, no mention of prices or anything. Basically anything Marvel, Star Wars and GI Joe that's 3.75 inch is eligible. I picked up two CC Pilots yesterday and even asked the cashier if they were included since they rang up $9.99 each, and she said they did.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on August 15, 2011, 12:33 PM
TRU.com is running a one-day sale today, 20% off what seems to be all SW toys...  They've got army builders around like AOTC Clones, AT-RT Drivers, etc.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on August 15, 2011, 12:37 PM
TRU.com is running a one-day sale today, 20% off what seems to be all SW toys...  They've got army builders around like AOTC Clones, AT-RT Drivers, etc.

Typical TRU.  Republic set is sold out, TFU set is not showing up online, and the Vintage Y-Wing is not included in the sale. 

Money spent: $0
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on August 16, 2011, 12:12 PM
Anyone know if there are any current HTS codes available?  I wasn't sure if the Comic Con one still worked or not, but maybe there were others.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 17, 2011, 11:01 AM
Got my TRU Rewards bucks for $10 in my e-mail this morning.

Good timing too! I received a $5 rewards coupon in the mail on Monday as well - and the TRU I hit before going into work got in a case of the Video Game 5-packs - I scored the two Force Unleashed sets I needed and the total came to less than $70 with tax. Nice!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on August 17, 2011, 12:40 PM
Booooo!  I didn't get any coupons.  I did get the original email and bought x2 Hot Rods last week, but no dice.   ::)  Oh well...just happy to have that headache behind me.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on August 17, 2011, 01:35 PM
I got $10 Geoffrey Dollars too... too bad my TRUs don't have anything worth buying. ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 24, 2011, 07:50 PM
I just got a one day only (tomorrow) 20% off any one item coupon at TRU.  Also attached to the coupon was a link to more coupons and one of them was a buy 2 get 3rd free on "ALL Star Wars 3.75" Figures" - this coupon is also only good for tomorrow only...  kinda lame on the Star Wars coupon
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on August 24, 2011, 09:34 PM
It's not bad if you actually live near a TRU...  if you're like me though, and TRU is an out-of-the-way-trip, by about 45 minutes minimum, well...  Yeah, TRU sucks.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on August 25, 2011, 02:15 AM
Might stop buy and use that on the TFU set... if they have it.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on August 25, 2011, 09:59 AM
Ya I got that email as well....Doesn't quite make up for them not sending me my $10 coupon, but it is what it is.  Brings the price of the shuttle down with 20% off but that's still too high IMO.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 25, 2011, 10:27 AM
At least you guys get coupons at all from TRU.  I never get any email coupons from them, and the ones that I used to get through the mail (the RewardsRUs program) are not showing up at all anymore, even though the site says they've been sent out.  Then when they finally do send me coupons, it's always for Beyblade or Barbies.  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on August 25, 2011, 11:10 AM
I've been a Rewards member for over 2 years and have NEVER gotten a single email or mail coupon from those stingy bastids. And I spent a lot of dough there too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on August 25, 2011, 11:24 AM
I never did either until a few months after I went into my account and clicked on all the send me crap to my email address options.

Funny thing is the little card on my keychain is almost completely worn through, but it still scans at the register.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 25, 2011, 08:45 PM
I just got another email from them - Friday and Saturday all Legacy Collection Battle Packs will be 50% off with the coupon on the email.  The cool thing is in the email they have the Jabba the Hutt CW BP pictured - if I see that one shelves I would nab that for sure.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on August 26, 2011, 02:11 PM
I just got another email from them - Friday and Saturday all Legacy Collection Battle Packs will be 50% off with the coupon on the email.  The cool thing is in the email they have the Jabba the Hutt CW BP pictured - if I see that one shelves I would nab that for sure.

They do that with the print ads, too. Show Legacy battle packs that they likely won't have, such as Resurgence of the Jedi and Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol. The only ones I've seen in the past 2 years were Tatooine Ambush, Birth of Vader, Holocron Heist and Jedi vs. Sith (CW) . They keep having sales on them, but they never seem to go away.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 27, 2011, 11:47 AM
I just went in today and you are right, they only had the ones you mentioned above - I even had a guy pull two cases for me - and all were the same.

I did see a single mom shopping for an inexpensive present for her kid, she kept telling him that all the stuff he was looking at cost too much.  I gave her the coupon and let her know I didn't need it and she could have it if she wanted it - she was really happy and grateful.

I left the store and as I was driving away the thought came to me - I hope she doesn't need my rewards zone card to use it - that would suck and make me feel really bad.....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on August 29, 2011, 06:31 PM
Toys ''R'' Us' offering their 20% coupon again.

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Back by popular demand, we are once again offering “R” Fans 20% OFF any one regular-priced item in-store or online, valid now through September 4, while supplies last. For those who took advantage of our Facebook-exclusive coupon the first time around – not to worry, you can take us up on this new offer, too!
Thank You for being “R” Fan! Click here (please, don't) to receive your 20% coupon. See details and exclusions.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on September 11, 2011, 02:03 PM
So with JTA's early word about  a TRU sale I decided to hit two local ones...  First one had the Coronet set, which rocks.  I was ecstatic not just to get the set, but to get it for a few bucks less than full retail.

They'd restocked vintage here with ALL Wave 6.  No 7 at all, just Wave 6 galore, which TRU here was overflowing with Wave 6 in the first place, so that kinda sucked, but at least it's a good wave for army builders (Senate Guard, Endor Rebel, AOTC Clone which is everywhere anyway, and AT-RT DRivers which are a b to find).

So I bought enough to get the USB...  USB's were hanging in the main SW figure area, not the up front thing, but they're neat for a freebie IMO.

My store had no new CW figures, and barely anything really of note besides the Vinty Wave 6.

My 2nd stop was a TRU further south and it had the cardboard shippers with new CW figures, but only an Aqua droid and Sae Sae with the jetpack thing were left. 

They also had a TON of Wave 6, like the other store, but someone had picked through a lot of the CW figures and there were no Coronet sets left.

Overall with the cheap army builders I was actually pretty pleased, but I was disappointed I couldn't get Seripas as well.

If anyone's curious what's on the USB's, they're R2-D2 flash drives, 2 Gig, rubber (molded around a flash drive, the dome pops off as the cap, about action figure scaled actually), and they have something with a CW game online, and 3 sets of coupons (Pretty basic stuff, money off sabers or masks, money off total Lego purchases of $100/$150, etc.  Nothing great for action figures).

The sale's real beauty is $6.99 vinty figures and even cheaper Legends/CW.

I did see a lot of Legends around, and good stuff too, but I didn't buy any.

I think if figures were this cheap year round, you'd see a different take at retail on SW stuff.  Just my opinion, but sales clear TRU out, and otherwise TRU sits on stuff unless it's brand spanking new.  Sales at any retailer move stuff fast though, which just proves to me the prices have hit a point where people are saying, "no, this is way too much for something this small".

JTA also had psoted old TRU exclusives were getting deep clearance, however most of that stuff had sold out here long ago, so I saw nothing like that around me.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on September 11, 2011, 05:58 PM
Returned to the picked over local TRU I mentioned in the Recent Purchases thread the other day thanks to the sale and ended up finding a bunch of stuff. They were still really picked over but I did some digging and was able to find some stuff that was worthwhile.

Like Jesse said, $6.99 Vinty figs are hard to resist, and Legends/CW figures are like $5.60. Haven't seen these prices in a long, long time and they're fantastic. Battle Packs are like $17.50 too, but I didn't see any I really wanted.

Half the stuff I got was just to reach $30 to get the USB drive. Don't really need the flash drive but it is pretty cool and anything free is fine by me.

I was going to buy some LEGO sets but the discounts weren't as good for those and basically knocked them down to a few cents below Wal-Mart and Target prices. Not worth it to me, so I went with Hasbro figs only.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on September 11, 2011, 11:56 PM
The new battlepacks, at least for me, rang up like $22 and change (only 10% off as opposed to 30%), which bummed me out.  I was maybe going to get the Kamino one and take my Target one back.  Still trying to unload Echo/Fives from that for half the pack's cost.

I saw little in the mid-size vehicle and deluxe fig w/vehicle lines too...  Basically the SOS.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on September 12, 2011, 03:12 AM
See I was going to buy the Zillo Beast Battle Pack but only really wanted the Yoda, and ended up putting it back once I found some TVC figs I needed. I did a price check and I think they rang up at $22 something too, yet the signs all over the place said $17 whatever. There were two different signs for Legends/CW figs too, one had them at 30% off, the other 10% so I was ready to argue for the lower price if it came to that at the register.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on September 12, 2011, 08:45 AM
Our stores put out nothing for the new sale because they just do not want people's money apparently. All this stuff about "Stores have held back stock for this special event" is a load of BS, IMO. It's a wasteland.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on September 12, 2011, 12:06 PM
All the Wave 6 was "new" here, and lots of CW/Legends stuff that wasn't there as well...  I'd guess they held that stuff back, but "new" was from a certain POV I guess. ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 22, 2011, 09:00 AM
TRU is slinging out the coupons like crazy!  Yesterday I got a for one day only (yesterday) $5 off coupon when you spend a combined total purchase of $25.

Today I got a 20% off one single item coupon good from 9/22-9/25

They are doing a pretty decent job at getting me to buy things from them again.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 27, 2011, 11:03 AM
HTS = Free shipping on most orders over $25 til 10/10/11
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on September 27, 2011, 11:06 AM
Sigh...If only there were something I could use my "SDCC" groupon coupons on...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 27, 2011, 12:54 PM
Ask and ye shall receive?

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/new-to-hasbrotoyshop-star-wars-vintage-12-pack-value-pack?CD=121&ST=SO&PG=3

in stock   hmmm out of stock already.  they must have realized they put this up for sale and had free shipping on it or something.  Or they sold out really really fast...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on September 27, 2011, 01:25 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on September 27, 2011, 01:28 PM
Sold out.   :'(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: darth_sidious on September 27, 2011, 02:45 PM
HTS is still only selling by the case?  Hasbro said in the Q&A that they would continue to offer single figures for sale as well - wtf?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on September 27, 2011, 02:57 PM
Maybe they're waiting until they fix the case assortments in 2012 before they go back to that.  Because right now, HTS would sell through fast with the new/good figures, and then lose money on the ones that would just sit there.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on September 28, 2011, 11:47 AM
I noticed it is back up (shipping 6-8 days).  I just got a case of these via BBTS, and although there are only a handful of new figures in there, the repacks really aren't too bad.  I'd like to get some extras of Walrus Man and the Echo troop, so I was almost tempted to get another case, but I really don't need all those extras.  Hopefully they'll turn up at retail eventually, especially with Hasbro possibly cleaning up some of the pegwarmers out there.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on September 28, 2011, 03:48 PM
TRU is having a sale on the Battle of  Endor sets, $10 off. It's only today and tomorrow (wednesday and thursday)

http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/media/trus/092711_Ds_TRU_Midweek.pdf (http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/media/trus/092711_Ds_TRU_Midweek.pdf)

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: darth_sidious on September 28, 2011, 07:16 PM
Woah, thats way better than the original price - can coupons be used with those discounts? I have a $10 off $50, anyone know?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on September 28, 2011, 09:51 PM
Should be fine to use coupons on top of it too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 30, 2011, 09:34 AM
Received another TRU $5 off a purchase of $25 or more good for today and tomorrow only.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on September 30, 2011, 09:36 AM
TRU has 2 for $12.99 on basic figures (TVC, SL & CW) today and tomorrow.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 30, 2011, 10:17 AM
well there ya go - combo the sale and the coupon - 4 TVC figs for $21   ;D

But there won't be any SW figs I am needing - I am all caught up.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on September 30, 2011, 12:55 PM
Received another TRU $5 off a purchase of $25 or more good for today and tomorrow only.

Mail or online?  I never seem to time the coupons right with TRU.   :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on September 30, 2011, 01:14 PM
email.  Odd that I'm 90% done collecting Star Wars, but now I get all the coupons and discounts I bitched about not getting these past few years.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on October 2, 2011, 12:32 AM
Coming up this week at TRU -

- 2-for-$12.99 basic figure sale continues
- $10 off the Vintage Y-Wing ($29.99)
- FREE Commander Blackout with $30 purchase

(http://jedidefender.com/news/images/10-11/tru_20111002.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 2, 2011, 12:37 AM
We got a tweet of at least one Indiana TRU refusing to honor the TRU sale on anything but older Legends figures, I believe it was.  Wow.

Cool deals this week at TRU, and man, I really want some of the spy toys.  I'm such a spazz for that goofy stuff sometimes.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on October 2, 2011, 07:46 AM
Wow.  Great time to get the Y Wing.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 2, 2011, 08:55 AM
We got a tweet of at least one Indiana TRU refusing to honor the TRU sale on anything but older Legends figures, I believe it was.  Wow.


I went there last night and they honored it for me - but they declined the 2 day only $5 off coupon that I tried to use.  Not their fault - I failed at reading the coupon was good on regular priced merch only.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 2, 2011, 01:34 PM
Meijer stores have temporarily lowered Legends to around $7, IIRC. They haven't gotten the new wave, at least the ones here have not.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 5, 2011, 01:09 PM
Even though the Star Wars sale is still going on, my local TRU has shut down the Clone Wars marquee area in the front of the store in favor of putting up an "Imaginarium" display.

So now all of the production from the marquee area is crammed in with the production from the "home location" of Star Wars and there is now such a gridlock of blue/red Legacy Clone Wars figures repackaged in SotDS cardbacks, that this store has essentially become a "no fly zone" for some weeks to come, no point in going when you know the glut of product is going to prevent restocking of ANYTHING.  >:(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 7, 2011, 05:20 PM
Through October 15th TRU's clearance items ending in 0 or 8 are an additional 25% off...the Evolutions set scanned at $11.23, IIRC. May be a good price for costum fodder.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 9, 2011, 12:40 AM
I went to a TJ Maxx looking for a sport coat and checked on the Deluxe Figure finds but my store had nada.  Sometimes TJ Maxx/Ross/Marshalls get area-specific stuff in, but I'm hpoing to find at least that Obi with the sidecar BARC.  I really wanted that, but not full price, haha.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on October 9, 2011, 12:42 AM
I picked up the Plo Koon and Cad Bane Deluxe set at Kmart today for $6 each from the clearance aisle.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on October 10, 2011, 10:42 AM
Got another 20% off coupon on Friday from TRU good through today.  Kinda wish I would have seen this sooner as I would have bit on the Y-Wing while it was on sale.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on October 10, 2011, 05:38 PM
Hit TJ Maxx again, all they had left was one Deluxe left - the Cad Bane one.

There's another store in my area that I'll try and hit today on my way home from work... would be great to score an AT-RT at that price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 16, 2011, 01:31 PM
Target is having a $6.99 sale on Basic Star Wars action figures. Not sure what that means, probably Clone Wars and Legends.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 16, 2011, 02:37 PM
Yeah, I can't imagine it'll include Vintage.   :-\  Stranger things have happened though I guess.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: jedipurge on October 19, 2011, 03:42 PM
target sale $6.99 first Spacetrooper
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 19, 2011, 08:06 PM
It's weird. I was at TRU and they didn't have any vintage figures. Not even a tag for them.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 21, 2011, 03:58 PM
$5 coupon good for 2 days, they don't want anyone using it on vintage.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on October 21, 2011, 05:21 PM
My TRU has zero Vintage figures as well. Pretty much all they have is that giant Wat Tambor dude and the exclusive CW Skiff Guard
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on October 21, 2011, 06:00 PM
Not exactly a "sale" per se, but I noticed today that BBTS has some TVC figures on clearance.  Nothing highly sought after or anything, but they had the Endor soldiers for $4.80 I think, and others like Jedi Luke for $5.99.  Like I said, nothing that is tough to find, but some decent prices if you're looking for extras at a discount.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 21, 2011, 06:39 PM
My TRU has zero Vintage figures as well. Pretty much all they have is that giant Wat Tambor dude and the exclusive CW Skiff Guard

I *WISH* that was the case at my local TRU - at least then it might mean that they have requested more to fill the pegs.

My TRU is CLOGGED with Wave 5 figures - lots of Death Star Escape Luke, Medal Ceremony Han, Commander Gree, the first version of the Stormtrooper and R5-D4 - plus lots and lots of AOTC Obi-Wan and ROTS Anakin "Darth Vader" Skywalker.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 22, 2011, 09:50 AM
TRU has the Trench Run set on sale for $80 until Nov 22.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 23, 2011, 06:09 PM
Week long  TRU bonus deals on Star Wars, 3 3/4" stuff includes Y-Wing at $29.99, Battle over Endor sets $21.99 and Geonosian speeder and Rebel transport are $13.99.

http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/media/trus/102311_Ds_StarWarsBonus.pdf?csm=228575270&csc=1772313&csa=228919278&csu=1775640&camp=CME:EM102311C%20Roto%20Announcement (http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/media/trus/102311_Ds_StarWarsBonus.pdf?csm=228575270&csc=1772313&csa=228919278&csu=1775640&camp=CME:EM102311C%20Roto%20Announcement)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 29, 2011, 11:41 AM
Star Wars figures 2 for $12.99 at Toys R Us today (and yesterday), they show vintage in the ad.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 29, 2011, 02:39 PM
Too bad my TRU had nothing new.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on October 29, 2011, 05:46 PM
Battle packs at TRU are marked down to $15.99 as part of the current sale.  That sale ends today.  I saw the 2 for $12.99 sign for the figures, but there really wasn't anything worth getting at the store I went to.  Just a bunch of TVC wave 5.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 29, 2011, 07:05 PM
Yeah, there's never anything worth getting. Almost got saga legends, but buying the same stuff over and over when you can't find new stuff you want isn't collecting, just army building out of frustation.  :-\

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on October 30, 2011, 09:45 AM
Yeah, the Manhattan TRU is full of droid army builders... that is if the army is composed of R5-D4.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 30, 2011, 05:44 PM
but buying the same stuff over and over when you can't find new stuff you want isn't collecting, just army building out of frustation.  :-\

haha
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Daigo-Bah on October 30, 2011, 06:23 PM
I can't really get to TRU except on Sundays, and the sales never seem to extend to then.  It's too bad because I saw at least 6 RFTs today as well as a Logray and Wicket, all of which I could have used extras.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 31, 2011, 09:39 AM
TRU is doing the 10% kick back on all purchases now through 12/24.  Plus, it sounds like if you spend $200+ you will get in a program all year long to receive extra savings coupons throughout the year.

https://rewardsrus.toysrus.com/faq.cfm#faqanswer2
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on October 31, 2011, 03:14 PM
Starting tomorrow, two new coupon codes for Entertainment Earth (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?id=HA-807301583&theme=Star+Wars) -

Offer: $5 Off Your Order of $50 or More!
Code: 2011EE5

Offer: $10 Off Your Order of $90 or More!
Code: 2011EE10

Codes are valid November 1st through December 5th, 2011.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 31, 2011, 07:52 PM
Not shabby on some of the cases they have in stock. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on November 2, 2011, 09:04 AM
Free Shipping on most purchases of $50 or more at Hasbro Toy Shop!

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Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on November 2, 2011, 03:28 PM
Got a coupon from TRU emailed to me good for 20% off any 1 item good for today only.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on November 3, 2011, 09:50 AM
TRU is having a doorbuster sale this weekend starting Friday at 3pm - 2 figures (TVC, CW or SL) for $14.99, but if you have the coupon (http://toysrus.shoplocal.com/toysrus/default.aspx?action=entryflash&ab=Tru_homepage_aspot:bottom:Find-these-SUPER-DEALS-and-more-in-this-weeks-ad) (not yet available for download) they are 2 for $11.99
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 3, 2011, 11:49 AM
Too bad my TRU has absolutely nothing I want. They only have really old CW stuff.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 3, 2011, 02:21 PM
Same here, more or less.  TRU's pretty dismal.  Even during their big reset, all they got was Wave 6.  Something nobody really needed.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 3, 2011, 04:19 PM
Same here, more or less.  TRU's pretty dismal.  Even during their big reset, all they got was Wave 6.  Something nobody really needed.

Seriously was Wave 6 produced in higher numbers or something?  Where the hell are the newer waves en masse?

I've found everything I wanted one way or another, but just barely.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on November 3, 2011, 04:24 PM
Bah, still looking here in Manhattan. The Harlem Target was gray-dotted for a while only to be refreshed (with returns?) Sith Yoda, and 3 green-helmeted clones. TRU in Times Square is great if you are looking to army-build R5-D4s.  ::) I guess the only way I'll find them here is if I splurge $15 at a comic shop.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on November 3, 2011, 06:17 PM
TRU is having a doorbuster sale this weekend starting Friday at 3pm - 2 figures (TVC, CW or SL) for $14.99, but if you have the coupon (http://toysrus.shoplocal.com/toysrus/default.aspx?action=entryflash&ab=Tru_homepage_aspot:bottom:Find-these-SUPER-DEALS-and-more-in-this-weeks-ad) (not yet available for download) they are 2 for $11.99

What coupon? The website paper says $12.99 but when you click on it, it says $14.99.   ???
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 3, 2011, 07:46 PM
The coupon's a 20% off one on the front of the actual ad, so you have to use that at checkout...  which even $14.99 for 2 vinty figures at TurdRU is pretty good really, but the coupon is extra nice.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 4, 2011, 04:38 PM
I went to TRU today and picked up a Cade Bane and Asoka with the 20% off coupon. Weird thing is the only vintage figures they had were two Darth Vaders w/ proto-boba stickers on them. Strange.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Daigo-Bah on November 4, 2011, 04:44 PM
Got my coupon printed and ready for tomorrow- I hope to find at least one of the 5 or so RFTs there last weekend (didn't buy any since I had 2 from earlier and don't "need" more.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on November 7, 2011, 01:39 PM
FSFAM11 = 25% off and free shipping at HTS...i think
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: darth_sidious on November 7, 2011, 02:28 PM
Those HTS codes used to be great before they started selling all new figures by the case.  I havent ordered from them since...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 7, 2011, 07:32 PM
Nice deal, and some pretty good army builders had bene up there to stock up on...  Be nice if RFT's hit en masse though.  :-X  I think I'd get my fill at that point.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 7, 2011, 08:06 PM
Nice. Got myself a second AT-AT for $80 shipped. Woooooo!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: darth_sidious on November 10, 2011, 03:37 PM
Starting tomorrow, two new coupon codes for Entertainment Earth (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?id=HA-807301583&theme=Star+Wars) -

Offer: $5 Off Your Order of $50 or More!
Code: 2011EE5

Offer: $10 Off Your Order of $90 or More!
Code: 2011EE10

Codes are valid November 1st through December 5th, 2011.

I would avoid Entertainment Earth like the plague - I rarely if ever have trouble with online retailers, but I just placed an order with them last week, and I have to say that their communication and customer service is lackluster at best.  The items I ordered apparently arent even in stock, yet it said they were when I ordered, however no one told me until I called them a week later.  I cant see myself ever ordering from them again.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on November 10, 2011, 05:39 PM
Different strokes for different folks, I guess.  I've never had an issue with EE that wasn't successfully resolved by their CS folks.  Might have taken a few days to get it straight, but I was always happy in the end.  In fact, I just used those codes last week and got a big box of loot from them earlier this week. :)

If you are really frustrated about your experience, try giving them a phone call or try shooting Adam Pawlus a PM here.  He stops by here from time to time and I'm sure he could pass on a note to the appropriate people at EE if you had a really bad experience.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 10, 2011, 05:50 PM
Different strokes for different folks, I guess.  I've never had an issue with EE that wasn't successfully resolved by their CS folks.  Might have taken a few days to get it straight, but I was always happy in the end.  In fact, I just used those codes last week and got a big box of loot from them earlier this week. :)

If you are really frustrated about your experience, try giving them a phone call or try shooting Adam Pawlus a PM here.  He stops by here from time to time and I'm sure he could pass on a note to the appropriate people at EE if you had a really bad experience.

Agreed - I've ordered from them on-and-off ever since they opened up for business and I've never had a problem with them. I've taken advantage of their "mint condition guarantee" a couple of times and it's always been hassle-free.

Their prices are also pretty reasonable when compared to some of the other online retailers that are out there.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 10, 2011, 09:00 PM
yeah - I have nothing but good experiences with EE myself - and I have made several orders.  One time while placing an order I couldn't get a promo code that I had from a catalog to work so I gave them a ring.  Turns out the promo code was expired by like 2 days or something and, being the big dummy that I can be at times, I honestly didn't realize it.  The customer service rep basically said no big deal and gave me the discount someway anyhow when they totally didn't have to and, after I realized it was expired, I totally did not expect them to do it.

Anyway, I like them a lot - and I like it when I get their catalogs in the mail   ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 11, 2011, 10:02 AM
I've only ordered from them a few times—exclusives or cases are really the only thing they have to offer me—but I found them to be pretty tight.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: darth_sidious on November 11, 2011, 11:00 AM
Thats cool that you guys have had positive experiences, I have not though.  I talked to regular CS and a guy who is a manager / supervisor - he basically said if I wanted the order that it would be a backorder and there was no guarantee I'd ever get it.  The items I ordered were listed as 'in stock' for days after I ordered them, so they could have fulfilled the order if their operations werent slow and sub-par.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on November 12, 2011, 04:10 PM
I've ordered from EE about 20-30 times and have never had any big issues with them.  Their prices are pretty good for online ordering, though I typically wait until I have a coupon or some kind of discount before turning to them.  I wouldn't hesitate to order from them again though and now's a good time with the current discounts.

Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience.  If the item isn't in stock, then I'd rather have them be honest about not knowing if/when new supply would come in.  A lot of online places would just tell you it's on the way, then maybe never deliver (I'm looking at you TRU).  And if it said "In Stock" when you ordered, maybe it was just one of those rare times where they didn't have it flagged correctly on the site.  That's definitely not the norm as I've never run into it before.  I'm sure if they did have it, they'd do whatever they could to get it to you and collect their money.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on November 12, 2011, 09:59 PM
Or you could totally have the in stock item in your cart and try to check out and find it's been taken out of it (or get the white screen of death).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 14, 2011, 08:55 AM
fyi - looks like TRU.com is doing free shipping with no minimum required on just about everything they sell.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 22, 2011, 05:50 PM
I took my receipt from last week to KM today and got it price adjusted on the last Wave 9 I'd gotten there before the sale, so that was nice.  An additional $5 in my pocket never hurts.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on November 27, 2011, 01:19 PM
Yet another Toys R Us 2 for $12.99 sale on figures (Star Wars, GI JOE, Marvel, Captain America, Spiderman), doesn't sound like it includes vintage, though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Captain Piet on November 28, 2011, 06:22 AM
Yet another Toys R Us 2 for $12.99 sale on figures (Star Wars, GI JOE, Marvel, Captain America, Spiderman), doesn't sound like it includes vintage, though.

The sticker in the aisle said "All" Star Wars, hence I was able to get them to adjust.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 28, 2011, 01:54 PM
Technically though, the ad states the pricepoints included under "all" and it only goes to $8.99 (Like $7.99-$8.99), so in theory they shouldn't be adjusting if they don't want to.  The holiday rush may prove fruitful for people to try though since it's a lot easier to overlook.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on November 28, 2011, 07:13 PM
Technically though, the ad states the pricepoints included under "all" and it only goes to $8.99 (Like $7.99-$8.99), so in theory they shouldn't be adjusting if they don't want to.  The holiday rush may prove fruitful for people to try though since it's a lot easier to overlook.

Bingo...I had the misfortune of trying to get an adjustment from someone who was halfway on the ball, so she pointed out my purchase did not qualify because of the original price. :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 28, 2011, 07:29 PM
It never hurts to try.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on November 28, 2011, 09:37 PM
Apparently Star Wars figures are buy one get one free at Walgreens. I haven't been into a Walgreens in years.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 28, 2011, 10:09 PM
I went tonight...  if mine's any indication, save your time.

Rite Aid had a similar sale, and other than the figures being from the HK47 BAD wave (and being lame figs from that wave to boot), yeah save your time at Rite Aid too. :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on November 29, 2011, 12:18 AM
Hey, Rite Aid close to my work still has Clone Trooper Denal and a Saga C-3PO/ ewok throne! I think they are $10.99 each or something insane like that.

Funny side note, on more than one occassion I've noticed HALO building set packages in a nearby trash reciptical with Rite Aid price stickers on them, meaning some kid actually paid drug store prices for that stuff. But given the local shopping alternatives, there's nothing else within walking (bike riding?) distance that even carries the stuff.

On a sick side note,  I also felt that throwing away cool toy packaging was a waste.  :P Yeah...crazy.  :o
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 30, 2011, 11:49 AM
this helps http://coupons.target.com/facebook-friends-and-fans-coupons a little on those overpriced Target exclusives (Taun-Taun, Landspeeder).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 2, 2011, 03:51 PM
2 day sale at TRU, spend $35 or more on Star Wars and get a free Saga Legends figure.

Also, the ad says the Vintage Y-Wing is $39.99...wait...it's more than that normally?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 3, 2011, 01:16 PM
Today only, TRU has buy one get one 50% off on all Star Wars figures, playsets and accessories.

Going by the online shop that includes the Trench Run set, Attack on the Coronet, Y-Wing (ROTJ), Slave 1, The video game figure sets, attack shuttle, deluxe figures, blu ray figure packs, regular vehicles...

Free shipping over for purchases over $49, too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on December 3, 2011, 02:21 PM
Is this a national thing?

I stopped by a store this morning and they had absolutely no signage or any kind of advertising up for this deal. The one employee I asked claimed to have no idea what I was talking about.

 ???
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 3, 2011, 02:35 PM
I've found TRU's rarely got signage up but the deal should still work.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 3, 2011, 05:47 PM
Is this a national thing?

I stopped by a store this morning and they had absolutely no signage or any kind of advertising up for this deal. The one employee I asked claimed to have no idea what I was talking about.

 ???

Yes, I found the info at the 'Scum (though it was also sent via email since I signed up for the rewards program thing)

If you can find a price check scanner, they sometimes list a sale under the price...the ones today did. And stupidly, the store DID NOT have anything on the aisles posted about "the buy one get one 50%" sale.

The online store has the deals, too. I checked there before going today.  I only bought 2 figures, one clone wars and one legends, and they rang up as part of that get one 50% sale not the 2 for $12.99 sale. Wow, I got them for a penny less than i would have yesterday.  :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 7, 2011, 02:02 PM
Reader EvilAnimation sent along word of a find at his local TJ Maxx store...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/011Finds_TJMaxxVintyWave4_Full.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/011Finds_TJMaxxVintyWave4_Full.jpg)
Clicky!

He found $4.99 Vintage Wave 4 (AOTC Wave) figures!  Not a bad deal at all considering even B1G1 50% Off sales aren't that good!  Plus some didn't see this wave in quantity...  I'm not one of that group, haha.  I saw tons, but I know others didn't.

Could Wave 3 surface?  Wave 7?  Wave 8 and 9 perhaps?

Wave 7 sure didn't hit too hard anywhere it seemed...  to me, if a wave's ripe for this stuff, it's Wave 7.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 7, 2011, 02:51 PM
Nice find!  Makes you wonder what Hasbro did with all their overstock all these years prior.  IIRC overstock started getting dumped at these discount stores back in 08ish...

EDIT - not sure what SW stuff is on HTS, but FNF20FS will give you 20% off in combo with the free shipping.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on December 7, 2011, 04:53 PM
Woot!  That's one hell of a deal.  I'll be hitting TJ Maxx stores a lot this month if I can.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 7, 2011, 05:46 PM
FNF20FS = 20% off and free shipping at HTS
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 8, 2011, 08:14 PM
Seems like Marshalls stores may be worth a looksee for Vintage and other SW toys.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 9, 2011, 10:53 AM
I just signed up for a free 1 year trial of shoprunner which can be used on some TRU.com purchases

https://www.shoprunner.com/today-only-free-1-year-shoprunner-membership

I did all of this and it works:

Quote
Seems people who enter payment information are having trouble, so don't enter any payment information. Confirmed working in Chrome. Under account settings, uncheck the 4 check boxes related to deal alerts to reduce email spam. Then remember to set membership to "Do Not Auto-Renew" just in case you did enter credit card info. -feelingshorter

i think this offer is good today only
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 9, 2011, 11:52 AM
Seems like Marshalls stores may be worth a looksee for Vintage and other SW toys.

Marshalls and TJ Maxx are owned by the same company so they both carry the same items....Just can't cross return/exchange for some reason.  I've been hitting those stores for years off and on picking up GI Joe and Transformer stuff and the occassional SW leftover.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: jedipurge on December 9, 2011, 04:47 PM
nothing good figure wise, we got a Marshals and a Ross literally next door to each other.  Couple Force Battlers, an @$$ load of Boba Fett Helmets, some GI Joe "mini-rigs" and 1 Geonosis Rodian Jedi set.  I did see a "limited edition" metallic paint TF Bumblebee for $34, that was tempting even tho I'm not a TF collector it looked d@mn cool.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 10, 2011, 01:06 AM
I haven't found a single star wars figure yet at TJMaxx, although I suppose it's possible they could have been there.  The store is such a disorganized mess.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on December 10, 2011, 08:16 AM
My Toys r Us is offering Buy One-Get One Free on Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man figures.  Doesn't apply to MArvel Universe, but if anyone's looking for the movie line figures, that is a pretty nice deal.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Captain Piet on December 10, 2011, 10:27 AM
I haven't found a single star wars figure yet at TJMaxx, although I suppose it's possible they could have been there.  The store is such a disorganized mess.

I've been to a TJ Maxx and a Marshalls and they have like four spots in each store with toys but not a Star Wars figure in either.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on December 11, 2011, 09:26 AM
Have they been found at both Marshalls and TJ Maxx or just one or the other?  I know they often end up at both...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Captain Piet on December 11, 2011, 11:09 AM
Both. Scratch another Marshall's.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 11, 2011, 12:31 PM
Looks like everything Star Wars is on sale at Target this week - including the soon to be clearanced exclusives.  Not much of a sale though....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 11, 2011, 03:09 PM
Yeah, I was excited when I saw the sale tag on those exclusives....  and then I saw they are $1.25 off the original price....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 12, 2011, 01:47 AM
K-Mart is running a B2G1Free sale on ALL Star Wars toys...  Battlepacks, vehicles, deluxe, figures...

This is actually an insanely good deal.  My KM's are selling out of a pretty decent stock fast.  Stores that had 15 to 20 figures are down to nada already.  Just a heads up.

A fair bit better than Target's laughable sale, especially with all the Wave 8 and 9 Vinty sightings at KM too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 12, 2011, 12:59 PM
Jabba the Hutt/throne is $19 at Entertainment Earth

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS94727 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS94727)

Suppose I should finally get one. Nah...they'll be at Marshalls next year for $10... ;)

TIE BOMBER is $17.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 12, 2011, 07:11 PM
Stopped by KM tonight and picked up 3 Revenge card figures I didn't have yet just for the cards ultimately, and fodder parts I guess.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 16, 2011, 01:13 PM
"Google Offers" is doing a Groupon type deal today where if you spend $10 you get a $20 voucher to TRU.com.  It can be used online only - not in stores; however, you can buy an "e-giftcard" online for that can be used in stores instantly after receiving the "Google Offer".

I just got mine - limit one per account - and I just purchased the e-giftcard with it
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 19, 2011, 11:00 PM
Just thought I'd throw this out there, but Hobbystockcn.com put out a new figure that some found difficult obtaining...  Mostly due to the price of a set that kind of blows if all you wanted was this unique deco!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/011HS_BattlefrontPowerDroid01_TN.jpg) (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Battlefront-II-Droid-Pack-Gonk-Droid-Loose-/390371509552?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae3f48530)
Battlefront II GNK "Gonk Droid"

For $4.99 a pop, you can get a few for your dioramas, background droid filler, or whatnot.  Not a bad deal, especially with some of the other good figures available for sale to spread out shipping a bit.  If you make a purchase, let 'em know you heard about it here at JD!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on December 20, 2011, 12:49 PM
I ordered 5 of them - thanks for the tip! 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 24, 2011, 12:50 PM
Clearance season is upon us at Target. 

Merry x-mas kids!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 24, 2011, 03:10 PM
I can't speak for you guys but my Target has nothing of real interest...  attack shuttle, but not a lot else there really makes me want it even for a low price.  Unless they clearance vintage and for some reason get in scads of good figures...  my store hasn't had anything since the pegs got cleared though.  Sadly that's completely true too.  They just aren't stocking anything.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on December 24, 2011, 05:43 PM
My Targets are the same as Jesse's, literally nothing restocked since the reset in July when they got Wave 7. I've seen Wave 8 at a single store that recently finished a renovation but other than that its been a lot of ROTS Anakins and empty pegs
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 28, 2011, 08:35 AM
I didn't want to make a new thread or anything, but I just read in the newspaper that K-Mart/Sears is planning to close 100-120 stores due to poor holiday sales. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 28, 2011, 09:58 AM
Shame...I'll miss stopping at Kmart once or twice a year to scoop up clearance goodies.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on December 28, 2011, 10:39 AM
Does this mean no K-Mart exclusives for next year? Dang.

None of the K-Marts around here made any effort to restock with new toys before X-Mas, so this doesn't surprise me. I think the last CW wave they got was the one with Oddball.  ::)

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 28, 2011, 11:25 AM
I don't have any KMarts here anyway, but I go down to Virginia once a year and there are a pair there who are usually ripe with star wars pickins.

Oh well.  Survival of the fittest.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Captain Piet on December 28, 2011, 11:26 AM
I've done well at K-Mart in the past, but the chain did not particularly help themselves this year. I bought some stocking stuffers a couple weeks before Christmas, but only out of mere charity as the freaking lines were ridiculous. The stores are constantly understaffed and understocked yet oddly overpriced. $9.19 for a Clone Wars figure? $29.99 for a vehicle or battlepack? And they sit. The saving grace in 2009 and '10 were buy-one, get-one free sales the shortened week before Black Friday. I cleaned up on those. Of the six K-Marts in my area, I could seriously see five closing, which pretty much matches the percentage of that report.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 28, 2011, 02:06 PM
I checked walmart today. They have CW figures for $3.60. The only problem is they only have Ki-Adi-Mundi and Dooku. Most everything is half off except the $29 lightsabers and vintage figures which they have none of.

Target has hidden their TaunTauns and landspeeders. Couldn't find them. Figures are not reduced in price but there isn't much left anyway.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: ZevZev on December 28, 2011, 02:22 PM


Target has hidden their TaunTauns and landspeeders. Couldn't find them. Figures are not reduced in price but there isn't much left anyway.

I had the exact same experience. What the heck? Really threw me for a loop.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 28, 2011, 07:00 PM
I checked walmart today. They have CW figures for $3.60. The only problem is they only have Ki-Adi-Mundi and Dooku. Most everything is half off except the $29 lightsabers and vintage figures which they have none of.

Target has hidden their TaunTauns and landspeeders. Couldn't find them. Figures are not reduced in price but there isn't much left anyway.

Wal-Mart here, CW figures were $3.90 and Legends $3.40, Battle Packs $9.90 and vehicles $12.49, IIRC.

Found 2 Snowtroopers and the hoverboard ARF Trooper.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 28, 2011, 07:58 PM
My Target stores haven't dropped the price on anything, but my WM's are the same as everyone else...  That's nice.  Anyone seeing any vinty though?  My nearest WM even sold out of the last couple sandtroopers they had left over the holidays (like 1 for each peg) and got in some wave 8 Revenge carded figures, which sold pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 28, 2011, 08:05 PM
This makes me think I should go pick up that battle droid tank @walmart. It was the only vehicle they had.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on December 29, 2011, 01:48 AM
I didn't even look at figures or vehicles at WM when I was there earlier, not that they had anything though. They did have the Blu-Ray Commemorative Packs marked down to $12 something but they were either picked over or all tampered with. I almost picked up some of the Ultimate Gift Sets (the Clone Wars and Marvel Universe ones) but I've spent so much on clearanced DVDs the last few days that I decided to pass on stuff I either had or didn't need at all.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Ryan on December 30, 2011, 01:30 AM
Targets around me dropped the Taun-Taun set and the vinty Taun-Taun and Landspeeder to $17.48. I almost nabbed them, but I decided to wait a bit to get them when they go lower.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 30, 2011, 01:54 AM
The Search For Luke set sold out here a long time ago...  at least I've not seen one since maybe early December?  That one did great.

Taun Tauns and Speeders were chilling here just the other day though...  But no clearance yet either.  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 30, 2011, 08:31 AM
My Target stores haven't dropped the price on anything, but my WM's are the same as everyone else...  That's nice.  Anyone seeing any vinty though?  My nearest WM even sold out of the last couple sandtroopers they had left over the holidays (like 1 for each peg) and got in some wave 8 Revenge carded figures, which sold pretty quickly.

One Wal-Mart here still has At-At Commanders and another has Wave 5 remnants. All are still original price.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 30, 2011, 09:42 AM
Got a few emails from TRU that their clearance stuff is 65% off.  What's on clearance there?  I've no clue.  Also got a Rewards coupon good for $1 off.  um...thanks?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on December 30, 2011, 10:32 AM
Got a few emails from TRU that their clearance stuff is 65% off.  What's on clearance there?  I've no clue.  Also got a Rewards coupon good for $1 off.  um...thanks?

I think the email actually says, "65% off on all clearance item," though there is a chance that item is something SW related.   ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 30, 2011, 01:19 PM
One Wal-Mart here still has At-At Commanders and another has Wave 5 remnants. All are still original price.

I went out last night to a WM on a hunt for some puzzles on clearance, and saw the Wave 5 remnants at that one.  I hadn't been to this store in ages because they'd gotten in so many wave 5 cases right around November-ish.  They had at least a dozen R5-D4's, a bunch of Ceremony Han's, and of course the repacked troopers...  the only one I've been to of late with a lot of Vintage left overs after the holidays.

They did sell through a bit though, mostly Gree oddly enough, and now have room for something new anyway.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on December 30, 2011, 02:24 PM
I've looked for clearances around, but not much luck here either.  WM seems to have most of their stuff on clearance, but doesn't have much left (TVC has one R5-D4 and one Utapau Clone).  Target has all lines at regular price, and the Taun Taun/Landspeeder packs seemed to have disappeared here as well.  Nothing else of note really.  I have seen the Republic Attack Shuttle clearanced at both, although not as low as that Amazon deal a couple weeks back.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 31, 2011, 01:24 AM
Still not a single Target clearance near me...  WM's are blowing out the stuff they clearanced though.  I'm really amazed at how quickly a lot of it is going now, actually.

I was tempted to get an RC Rep Fighter tank but I'm passing I think.  It's too undersized for my liking and the extra eyeports and stuff make the underscaled nature of it too obvious.  Maybe after my next pay if they're around yet, but otherwise no big loss to me.

There was a Fisto Fighter here that I wanted but passed on.  I did get a Hyena Bomber though, and I gotta say, I'd passed on that and boy howdy am I glad I got this now.  Half off is nice, but even at full price, that's a lot of quality ship there.  A good job by Hasbro on it and I hope to have it flanked by two fighters soon.

Legends and CW figures are in some quantity everywhere, but it's absolutely nothign I care about anymore.  Even half off, I've got too much of all of it already, and I just don't care about extras on that crap now.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on December 31, 2011, 05:36 PM
Our Target doesn't seem to be clearancing much of SW either, although WM is also blowing through things here.  Our closest WM store actually doesn't have much SW left at all - a couple TVC figures (full price), one Rep. Attack Shuttle (50% off), and a few CW figures.  I did pick up an Aqua Droid for $3 and change, so that was nice.  They should be ready for the new line(s), as the pegs are pretty bare right now.  Target still has the Shuttle at full price, with just a handful of Legends and TVC figures on the pegs (no CW really).  The Taun Taun and Landspeeder packs seem to have just disappeared, although I did notice them selling quicker in the weeks prior to Christmas.  Our store was down to just three of the vintage boxed Taun Tauns, and that was it, so it is possible that they just sold through them all.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Daigo-Bah on January 1, 2012, 12:51 PM
My story is much the same in SE Louisiana, it seems!  I was in NY for the week leading up to X-Mas, and when I got back I was shocked to see how empty WM and Target's SW sections were.  Could they have sold out the Landspeeders and Tauntauns, or did they in fact pull them into the back?  I hope retail sales were as good as they seemed- that's great for the health of the hobby!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 2, 2012, 02:00 PM
I just saw this on JTA's facebook page:  http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Exclusive-Deluxe-Figure/dp/B003Z6QXDE/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=thejeditemp09-20&linkCode=ur2&qid=1325527435&camp=1789&sr=8-1&creative=9325

Jabba WM exclusive set is $17 and shipped free on Amazon.com via entertainmentearth.  I already have one but I opted to get another.  Gonna army build me some Hutts.  jk

maybe I can make a Ziro...  Nem'ro would be easy..  http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100326200309/starwars/images/thumb/2/26/Nem%27ro.jpg/830px-Nem%27ro.jpg
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Ryan on January 2, 2012, 07:32 PM
Targets around me dropped the Taun-Taun set and the vinty Taun-Taun and Landspeeder to $17.48. I almost nabbed them, but I decided to wait a bit to get them when they go lower.

Wow either these were pulled or every single one of these around me sold within 3 days... I went to two Targets today, both had at least 4 of each sets a few days ago. Today all I was able to find was a single Luke's Taun Taun.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on January 2, 2012, 08:53 PM
Wow either these were pulled or every single one of these around me sold within 3 days... I went to two Targets today, both had at least 4 of each sets a few days ago. Today all I was able to find was a single Luke's Taun Taun.

I live in the land of Target and I've only seen just a handful of stores "hide" their exclusives in the back maybe 3 times in the past 11 years since I've lived here - I'm only talking SW/TF/Joe though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 2, 2012, 09:51 PM
I love how three targets I visit actually raised the price of these during Christmas. They couldn't have sold thru at that price when they weren't selling at the original price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 4, 2012, 03:00 PM
I found three Taun Tauns in clearance at Target for $17.46.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on January 4, 2012, 07:23 PM
I see on the Hasbro website that Battlepacks are now listed at $22.99 as well.  They just dropped to $19.99, and dropped one figure, and now bumped back up a bit.

So I wonder now, seriously, will Deluxe Fig/Vehicle sets climb to $20-ish a set this year?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on January 14, 2012, 07:07 PM
Found the Search for Luke Skywalker BP on clearance for $7.48 today.  HINT:  check the clearance aisles.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 14, 2012, 07:49 PM
Found the Search for Luke Skywalker BP on clearance for $7.48 today.  HINT:  check the clearance aisles.

Jesus that is worth it just for the hoth rebel. With free taun taun accessory. Thanks I will check my targets.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 14, 2012, 08:09 PM
I checked target. Nothing but a old CW battle pack for $7.50.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on January 16, 2012, 02:31 AM
My Targets sold out of the exclusives at the first discount.  Search for Luke sets weren't even available to discount here, so no big finds in my neck of the woods.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on January 16, 2012, 09:51 AM
Ain't jack here but Pirates of the Carribean figures and Grouchy Smurf with bridge and rowboat sets...even most of the Pirates figures have been sold at around $3, which is still $2 more than I'd pay for most of them.

I finally saw a Thor movie Destroyer figure in a store. Great marketing...7 months too late.

Meijer has clone wars for $4, the last three figures were two Ki-Adi Mundis (one with his light saber stolen...how hated is the figure when they only take the saber?) and the old Cad Bane (soon to be the "new" Cad Bane.)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on January 16, 2012, 10:01 AM
Found the Search for Luke Skywalker BP on clearance for $7.48 today.  HINT:  check the clearance aisles.

Jesus that is worth it just for the hoth rebel. With free taun taun accessory. Thanks I will check my targets.

The Han Solo is just gravy on top of it all.  Now of course, if the coat was only BROWN....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 19, 2012, 08:59 AM
pretty sure I saw this originally posted via Yakface on Facebook this morning

http://hasbro.promo.eprize.com/deals/coupon.html

buy one get one free coupon on this site for all SW up to $9.99.  Looks like you can print 2 per IP address.  Expires 3/11/12
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on January 19, 2012, 09:53 AM
Sigh...it's really not that easy.

This is another one of those PITA promotions that requires you to install malicious third party software er, a "printer installation" packet just to print out the stupid thing.

If, like me, you are one of the many people in America who hold a steady office job, you are pretty much screwed because if your company is even halfway on the ball they will have pop-up blockers, firewalls, etc which will completely prohibit you from being able to print the coupon at all.

I would have tried it from home but I don't have a printer hooked up right now. So thanks for nothing, Hasbro.  :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on January 19, 2012, 10:16 AM
Stop by a library or five on the way home.   ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on January 19, 2012, 10:51 AM
Stop by a library or five on the way home.   ;)

Not to burst your bubble, but libraries won't let you install programs on their computers to keep their systems free of viruses and malware. At least not in Hennepin County (MN).  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on January 19, 2012, 12:26 PM
Yep, they don't allow that here in VA either.

And the computers aren't even hooked up to printers to begin with.

I just don't see why they have to act like the CIA and all...it's just a frigging coupon. God forbid someone should figure out a way to get more than one.  ::)

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on January 19, 2012, 12:35 PM
I just don't see why they have to act like the CIA and all...it's just a frigging coupon. God forbid someone should figure out a way to get more than one.  ::)

If you worked in Hasbro's Price Promotions Dept. you would care.  They have estimates on how much volume this coupon will likely deliver and what it is going to cost.  if one tenth of one percent of the households in the U.S. use this coupon, it costs Hasbro $1.2 million, not including any insertion fees to the site.  If just 20% of those people figure out how to use it 2-3 times instead of once, their cost goes up half a million bucks.  That's kind of a big deal, especially when coupons like this tend to drive less than a $1 short term return on investment.  Hasbro expects to lose some profit here - this is a way to get volume moving and hope that people end up buying more than 2 figures at a time. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 3, 2012, 08:34 AM
The vintage 3-packs are under $10 at Target and NO ONE TOLD ME.  ??? Heh. Haven't been Target lately...because they were barren last time I went.

The Legacy Arena packs are like $8 something...still higher than the two sales they had on them the last two years.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 3, 2012, 08:56 AM
I think these clearances just happened within the past couple of days.

In other news it seems Hasbro took the BOGO coupon down.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 3, 2012, 09:11 AM
My Targets has a ton of those 3packs for $9.98. The shuttle for $39.98 and lots of battle packs for $9.98. I picked up a Defend Kamino battle pack for my son. He likes having lots of troopers. I have yet to see any vintage figures out there. I just see MH and CW stuff.

TRU.com has buy two get one free on new vintage stuff. The problem is the btgo only works once per order. That way, after shipping the figures are $8.90 each.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 3, 2012, 10:27 AM
I picked up a 3-pack to scan it and it was $20. When I went to put it back on the pegs, the rest were labeled $10, so I scanned it again and indeed it was $10 already.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on February 3, 2012, 10:41 AM
The vintage 3-packs are under $10 at Target and NO ONE TOLD ME.  ??? Heh. Haven't been Target lately...because they were barren last time I went.

The Legacy Arena packs are like $8 something...still higher than the two sales they had on them the last two years.

I scanned one of the Vintage 3-packs a week ago and it was still full price.  That Hoth Rebel Trooper is pretty awesome, but not $20 awesome.  On sale is another story entirely.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 4, 2012, 05:17 PM
I picked up the last hoth rebel trooper 3 pack at Target. All they have left is the Imperial Set and Imperial Forces set. I guess no one likes bounty hunters and hoth bad guys.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 4, 2012, 10:42 PM
I picked up a Deluxe Republic Scout Speeder hickamajig, saw a few other deluxes hanging about...  the other stuff too like the legends and clone wars pegwarmers.  Saw the republic shuttle as well.

Saw TONS of the 3-packs and bought one of the Hoth Rebel sets.  Left tons of the other ones though, and a few of the Hoth Rebel set too.  I'm going to wander back when a further discount happens I think, and see what's left.

These were dismal failures and I hope they're done with them.

Also some of the Geonosis Arena 2-packs were chilling out too, finally clearanced. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on February 4, 2012, 11:14 PM
I snagged a dozen vintage 3packs at Target the other day, including 8 Hoth sets.  $10 for these feels like a steal with the regular vintage figs at $10-11 these days, and I would have paid $10 a pop just for the Hoth Rebel.    I also snagged a RC Republic Tank for $21, then ended up getting it free using that online "Buy One Get One Free" coupon.  The cashier realized her mistake after she keyed it in, but her supervisor told her to just leave it for me.  Awesome.   8)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on February 5, 2012, 04:10 PM
Our local store had the 3 packs for $9.88 as well.  Tons of the Bossk set, as well as the Imperials.  It won't ever happen, but if they would offer these for closer to this price normally, they'd probably move a bit better.  I think they had originally planned to recreate all the vintage ones, but I wonder if that will change now or not.  I guess maybe we'll learn more at Toy Fair.  I don't necessarily need more of these figures, but if they drop a bit further I may grab some extras of the other sets.  I did pick up an extra Han/Luke/Obi set from awhile back though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 5, 2012, 05:30 PM
The same clearance price here.  I picked up the Imp set, bounty hunter set, and the hoth rebel set.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 5, 2012, 06:00 PM
I think the Geonosis Arena 2-packs were big failures. They been out for what seems like two years and now finally clearanced. My Targets only have the black human Jedi and the white human Jedi. I guess no one wants pretty generic looking Jedi for that price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on February 5, 2012, 06:25 PM
I think the Geonosis Arena 2-packs were big failures. They been out for what seems like two years and now finally clearanced. My Targets only have the black human Jedi and the white human Jedi. I guess no one wants pretty generic looking Jedi for that price.

I don't know.  If they only have a few left, then I wouldn't call them failures.  I think they've just been slow to clearance.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 5, 2012, 07:44 PM
I bought almost all of those failures!  I liked them in general.  We got a bunch of things including the Jedi we needed to complete the survivor's circle inthe arena.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 6, 2012, 01:54 AM
I think the price hikes hurt the Arena sets ultimately...  Like the Droid Factory at WM.  Though that last round of DF sets were pretty dismal ultimately, and were in short supply for the most part which I think helped them appear to move ok.  But the original sets were everywhere and seemed to sell at about the same rate.

The Genosis sets were weird.  They were bumped in price, and though they were decent quality, they weren't the steal tehy had been at $9.99.  Those Order 66 sets were pretty great, but those hit super steep discounts...  They seemed to ship several times over though, so maybe Target just overordered on them when the first rounds went fast? 

2-packs have steadily decreased in quality though, and increased in price.  Now you get nothing but repacks, and they don't seem to move at all.  Those Geonosis Arenas are gonna look like a godsend here in a few years I think.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 6, 2012, 08:51 AM
The second wave came and went, but it was like the first wave had twice the run and reshipped after the second wave.  Maybe they were planning on keeping them around until AotC 3D to come out.  :P

I wish they'd moved to Sarlacc Pit 2-packs or Endor 2-packs or anything not prequel two packs.

Like those 3 packs, had they done something, even just vintage colors homage to Kenner (Say like browner skinned Bossk, gray IG-88 , all-white snowtrooper, black pants Han Solo, grey Death Star Trooper and black uniformed Needa)...I might have bought at least one at full price. As they were, they were only for retro packaging enthusiasts & completists and maybe the odd parent gift giver.

Toys R Us has Deluxe on sale for $15.99 this week...and pod racer  pilot sets for the odd price of $21.59.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on February 6, 2012, 02:48 PM
I saw the Target clearances too and STILL couldn't bring myself to buy the last Hoth Rebel Trooper set at $10. I want another one and might go back today or tomorrow to see if it's still there but I don't really want another Leia or 2-1B. Couple of Bossk sets left over too.

Same story here with the Geonosis sets too, only the white/black Jedi with the Super Battle Droid and the unpainted eyes Battle Droids are left. And these have been on the shelves for almost 3 years! The only ones that tickled my fancy were the Coleman Trebor set but that had the awful Jango I wanted nothing to do with. Then last year I remember they had a pretty cool 3PO/R2 set, but I didn't want to pay $18 or however much it was for the set. Those 2010 editions were pretty hard to find in general, at least for me.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 8, 2012, 11:08 AM
Just noticed that WM.com is offering free shipping on all Hasbro Star Wars purchases through 3/28
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on February 9, 2012, 10:42 PM
Just noticed that WM.com is offering free shipping on all Hasbro Star Wars purchases through 3/28

They have the RC Republic Fighter for $15 if anyone is still looking for it.  The Pod Racer Battle Pack too, though I'm going to wait at $15.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on February 10, 2012, 09:37 AM
Anyone actually find this mysterious $10 off any SW purchase coupon at TRU?

I am headed over there shortly to check...seems too good to be true.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on February 10, 2012, 11:40 AM
It's not exactly news.  I posted about this over a week ago:

The TRU sale definitely made this week's purchases a lot easier to deal with.  I was able to price adjust my purchase from Saturday, and got the remainder of the new figures today.  Here's my TVC haul...

...Plus, when I got to the register tonight the TRU employee surprised me with even MORE savings than just the 3 for 2 deal.  He had a coupon for $10 off for Hasbro Star Wars purchases.

The JTA reporter in question thinks he stumbled upon something brand new, but these coupons have been out there since the official street date at least.  I got $10 off of one of my own TVC TPM wave puchases simply because the cashier scanned this coupon card.  And from his reaction when I checked out, he nearly forgot about it himself.  His reaction as I was checking out was "Oh wait, I have these coupons to scan for Hasbro Star Wars purchases".

IIRC, this promotion may last through 2/12 (meaning this Sunday).  But the discount isn't automatically applied at the register when you ring up.  Rather, the associate needs to scan the coupon card in order to get you the $10 off.  And as a result this discount hasn't been getting applied universally.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on February 10, 2012, 07:10 PM
I asked about this at two different TRU's today over lunch and they looked at me like I had three arms or something. They had literally NO idea what I was talking about.

So I don't know what the story is but I guess I am SOL when it comes to these things.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on February 10, 2012, 08:39 PM
What you're looking for looks like a gift card with Star Wars and some TPM deco on it.  The terms are pretty loose, but it's supposed to be good for $10 off of a Hasbro Star Wars purchase.  The cashier scans it at checkout in order to apply the promotion to your checkout.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 12, 2012, 01:40 PM
30% off all some  star wars with week at Toy R Us (their ad lies and implies everything). Mostly new stuff, all figures and new battle packs. The older boxed crap is 10% off, you, the stuff other stores clearanced out already.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on February 16, 2012, 07:46 PM
One of the local Targets had all those new TPM 2-packs on clearance today for $7.48.  ???

It was definitely not a mistake, they were each individually stickered. Have not seen this anywhere else in my travels though. Weird.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Ben on February 16, 2012, 10:58 PM
My local Target finally stocked some vintage, but they wanted $10 for them. Is that the nationwide price? I seem to remember it being $9. Also, they took the Special Offer sets that were on clearance and put them back at regular price, removing the stickers and damaging the packaging.  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 17, 2012, 08:04 AM
A Target around my area has the Battle Pod packs AND the Darth Maul packaged CW figs on clearance for half off. Guess they just didn't sell well enough this first week? Weird.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2012, 11:55 AM
I noticed today that our local Target already has the exclusive two packs marked down to $7.48.  Man, that was quick.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 17, 2012, 12:50 PM
And still not worth it!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Rob on February 17, 2012, 02:02 PM
My local Target finally stocked some vintage, but they wanted $10 for them. Is that the nationwide price? I seem to remember it being $9. Also, they took the Special Offer sets that were on clearance and put them back at regular price, removing the stickers and damaging the packaging.  ::)

Yes.  We have a Target downtown here that charges $11.49 - and sales tax at that store is 12.5%  They are $9.99 and $10.99 everywhere else around here.  $8.99 seems to be old news.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 17, 2012, 08:15 PM
quote beagan from rebelscum.com: 

Quote
Target's website has 3 coupons right now:

1. $5 off any Star Wars mask (I picked up a clearance grevious for $5.98 = $0.98)
2. $8 off any Star Wars lightsaber
3. $5 off any Star Wars purchase of $19.99 (I was able to stack this with #2 above for net out-of-pocket $17 [$30 - $8 - $5])

http://coupons.target.com/toys-coupons
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on February 22, 2012, 07:33 PM
A local Wal-Mart had older Vinty figs marked down to $4, but only had a lone AOTC Obi-Wan and a few Keyan Farlanders and ROTS Anakins. I did snag the Obi-Wan though, to put the head on the Legacy Clone Armor figure, because for $4, why not?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 22, 2012, 09:08 PM
I've heard this happen at a few stores...  I haven't seen many older vinty figures at my WM's but I wonder just how they're determining these were older in the first place?  It scares me a bit too, if it becomes more widespread, that perhaps they're planning for the seemingly inevitable bump to $9.97 on that line soon.  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on February 22, 2012, 11:53 PM
It was weird too because they had a Daulty Dofine that rang up at full price, or $8.96... it did have a new barcode sticker on the back though so maybe that's how.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on February 23, 2012, 02:34 PM
The $4 Vintage figs at Walmart - are they in the clearance section or the regular SW aisle?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on February 23, 2012, 03:18 PM
Regular aisle for me.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: bellboy on February 23, 2012, 03:51 PM
I need a walmart near me. :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 23, 2012, 08:23 PM
I used the last of my BOGO free coupons at WM today. I picked up Ric Olie and Mawhonic. The woman at the cash register wasn't going to take the coupon since she said it was a internet coupon. "We dont take those here." I said it a legit coupon directly from Hasbro and it says buy one get one free on ANY star wars figure not just the one pictured on the coupon. She spend ten minutes with the managers while my five year old was looking sadder and sadder. She finally came back and took the coupon anyway. All along, she forgot to log out of her cash register!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on February 23, 2012, 10:32 PM
Regular aisle for me.

Thanks, I saw some tonight, same deal. They had a Bom, Keyan, couple of Black Endor Rebels, etc. Decided to pass, but may hit them again at a later date.

I also saw an old TCW Deluxe set of Count Dooku and Speeder Bike in the red/white packaging, still on the shelf at full price for $16.97. WTF?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 24, 2012, 09:58 AM
Thanks, I saw some tonight, same deal. They had a Bom, Keyan, couple of Black Endor Rebels, etc. Decided to pass, but may hit them again at a later date.

I also saw an old TCW Deluxe set of Count Dooku and Speeder Bike in the red/white packaging, still on the shelf at full price for $16.97. WTF?

One of the worst selling Star Wars sets in recent year. One local store still had Gelagrub battle packs at full price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 26, 2012, 05:35 PM
Anyone else seeing the clearing out of older Vintage figures as a possibly very bad sign of things to come in the next several weeks?  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 26, 2012, 06:36 PM
Anyone else seeing the clearing out of older Vintage figures as a possibly very bad sign of things to come in the next several weeks?  :-\

This has been my experience at Walmart.  They just might have dropped the vintage line.  We'll have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dan on February 26, 2012, 07:11 PM
Saw some $4 figures, but it varied from store to store. Wooof was still full price at one, and the cloud car pilot at another. No luck on the newer waves, but congrats to those that got them. Wal mart just always seems a little less than consistant, to put it kindly.  But Target has been on a head'scratching streak themselves with things going on clearance, back to full price, down on clearance again, and DPCI issues left and right.  :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 27, 2012, 02:03 AM
Anyone else seeing the clearing out of older Vintage figures as a possibly very bad sign of things to come in the next several weeks?  :-\

This has been my experience at Walmart.  They just might have dropped the vintage line.  We'll have to wait and see.

Actually I'm implying more that the line's price-hike is finally taking effect and that they were just tryign to remain competitive while TPM3D launched.  Once March rolls in, prices up?  Just thinking out loud that it seemed odd that they'd finally take notice of older figures, and just as more new 2012 stuff is shipping.  Has me kinda curious because I just keep waiting on the other shoe to drop, as they say.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 27, 2012, 02:45 AM
TRU's having a "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" sale this week which is a pretty nice deal so check that out too while you're on yoru toy runs.  It's a little more likely to pay off big compared to the roll of the dice WM is.  I'm hoping to score with both sales ultimately, if I'm lucky.

I could use a few more Naboo guards and stuff from TPM wave, and hey, last time I hit TRU up for a sale I walked out with Fleet Troopers and Hoth Rebels.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on February 27, 2012, 07:31 AM
One MN Target bumped their Vintage figure prices to $12.19! That's competing with Time Square in Manhattan now.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: bellboy on February 27, 2012, 09:03 AM
Yeah, that ish is sickening. I'm ready to fight someone. 4 dollars in outer states but NY has to be the only place to try to rob you blind.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 27, 2012, 09:05 PM
I'm in shock at how many 2011 TVC figures were on the pegs around the country.  In Pittsburgh, you're lucky to find anything older than TPM wave at all, and it's been that way a while.

It really goes to show how regional this stuff is...  People think it's the same all over but that couldn't be further from the truth.  This deal is highly unlikely around me, that's for sure.  I got a few Wave 5 figures...  Wave 5 is the only older figures I've seen in ages other than TPM, and there were only a couple.  Even most of that wave is long gone.

Likewise I saw Wave 4 touted as the Wave that never shipped?  Not if you lived in Pittsburgh.  We saw AOTC figures again, and again, and again, and again.  I saw them at TRU, Target, and Wal-Mart, got them on sale at K-Mart first though.  Saw them then at Five Below...  I guess other areas like the West Coast saw Wave 4 barely, if at all?  Weird.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on February 27, 2012, 10:59 PM
We have a few Walmarts doing the $4 Vintage deal here, which is cool, but our problem is that the Deleted Scene figures have not hit here yet. Maryland is the closest sighting so far, I think. How many $4 Boms do I really need?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CorranHorn on February 27, 2012, 11:04 PM
yeah it's been hit and miss here. one store had a handful of cloud car pilots and endor hans for $4 but the Deleted Scene wave figures for $7.97. other stores have no TVC and then there was the one I went to tonight that had one lone Super Battle Droid on the peg for $4. either the pegs were already cleared up at wal-mart, or the news about these drove everyone out to get deals.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 27, 2012, 11:04 PM
Yeah, that ish is sickening. I'm ready to fight someone. 4 dollars in outer states but NY has to be the only place to try to rob you blind.

Nothing new really.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: bellboy on February 28, 2012, 08:56 AM
In the NYC area, we haven't gotten the deleted scene figures yet either. TRU, Target and some M&P's have TPM wave one, but they are all charging $11 or better for figures. TRU has somewhat of a decent deal going on right rignt now with buy 2 get one free. The times square store has brought back hoth rebel troopers, revenge card luke,darth, wicket and the other ewok. Also ponda and rebel troopers from episode IV.  My complaint is that they used be 8.99 - 9.99 depending on where you went, now everything is overpriced and I don't live near a walmart. So the frustration continues.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on February 29, 2012, 11:51 AM
Try again on that general NYC area statement.  I picked up the Deleted Scene Mon Cal A-Wing Pilot yesterday.

However, when I stopped by a 24 hr WalMart store last night I got the sense that word has gotten around the WalMart chain about the price discrepancies.  Every TVC figure I saw on the pegs (which didn't include any Deleted Scene figures) had price tags on the cards.  Each one of those read $8.96.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on February 29, 2012, 12:39 PM
Try again on that general NYC area statement.  I picked up the Deleted Scene Mon Cal A-Wing Pilot yesterday.

Where'd you find yours, Nick? Just want to get a sense of where to look. I think TS TRU will be a bust since they are full of TPM wave. I might check there today if I have time.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on February 29, 2012, 12:50 PM
North Jersey at a WalMart, about 20 miles outside the city.  Thing is, I only found one figure so far.  But where there's one there are bound to be more.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on March 2, 2012, 05:39 PM
More clearance goodness at Target.  I was able to find some Target exclusive TVC 3-packs marked down to $5.83 each.  I managed to score a couple of the Rebel sets.  I think this price is probably as low as these are gonna go.

Also, at TRU the Pod Racer 5-pack exclusive is on sale for $19.99 from now through March 10th.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 3, 2012, 02:52 PM
I ran across something interesting this morning at three different Wal-Marts in my area (which leads me to believe that, unlike single store clearances, this might be store-wide) while out and about.  It seems like WM is already clearing out some of the "new" TPM stuff; either that, or they realized they aren't going to sell at the massively inflated prices Hasbro "suggests" they charge for them.  From what I could see, these were the markdowns:

-Class II Attack Vehicles (Sith Infiltrator, AAT, Anakin and Sebulba Pods) were down to 21 bucks (originally 30)
-Battle Packs (the 3 pack ones) were down to 15 bucks (originally 22)
-Exclusive Vulture Droid and Dewback were also down to 21 bucks (originally 30)
-Pre-TPM vintage figures were down to 4.00 (as has been brought up before numerous times; originally 9 bucks)
-Deluxe Class TF Crossovers (I don't know what they're called in the SW line) were down to 11 bucks (originally 15)

The only stuff I saw that was still original price were the DTF (ha) figures, Movie Heroes, Clone Wars, and TPM vintage, all of which were still 8.96, and the Class I (Deluxe) Vehicles with Figures.  Two of the WMs got the ROTJ Deleted Scenes vintage figures, but oddly enough all the Leia's had disappeared from 4 cases before they hit the pegs.  How odd.   ::)

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 4, 2012, 12:26 PM
Yeah - saw the same thing yesterday in the STL area.

The TVC packaging vehicles would not even ring up now in the computer... here's a couple pics I snapped:

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/030312clearance1.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/030312clearance2.jpg)

Nearly everything that Hasbro is pushing these days outside of vintage and the "Discover the Force" figures are repacks or repaints... Hasbro needs to wake up.  If they keep with so many repacks/etc., this line is going to get more and more boring and retailers are going to start cutting back because they can't move a lot of this stuff.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 4, 2012, 02:29 PM
Picked up 3 Vulture Droids for $21 each at Walmart.

Nice vehicle discounts.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2012, 01:00 AM
Yeah the first place I saw any mention of this was ImperialHolocron.com, and now it seems to be a good bit more widespread, similar to the older TVC figures getting dumped for $4 which seems to be nationwide now.

Cool I guess.  May try to get a Vulture Droid at that price if possible.  It's the only thing I'm really interested in though.  Even on clearance there's not much in the line I'd buy.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Ryan on March 5, 2012, 01:09 AM
I'd get a Dewback if it were $15.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2012, 01:40 AM
It's weird but is Wal-Mart just trying to pre-emptively clear things out for other toy lines that are going to chew up a lot of real-estate in the toy aisles soon?  Or is it the toys getting dumped because the line has been a failure, at least in the eyes of Wal-Mart, and we could see Star Wars scaled back a bit soon, at least there?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 5, 2012, 11:09 AM
I noticed one Wal-Mart in my area had done a reset today - the Star Wars section was moved, but not any smaller.  The items that were on clearance had full price tags on the shelf, but were moved into the clearance section. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on March 5, 2012, 03:14 PM
Or is it the toys getting dumped because the line has been a failure, at least in the eyes of Wal-Mart, and we could see Star Wars scaled back a bit soon, at least there?

This one, I think. Not a coincedence that Target clearanced their 2 packs really quickly as well. The movie dropped out of sight and mind pretty quickly it would seem. The further out we get the more these things are going to stink up the shelves.

I think the figures will continue to move ok for the most part, but I would be worried about that second wave of Class II vehicles, and maybe even the MTT. That stuff should have been out already.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 5, 2012, 03:54 PM
I think that one also has to question the timing of all of this for merchandising... a lot of people JUST went through their toy budget for quite a while at Christmas... and then a new Star Wars line launches a few weeks later? 

I kind of feel bad for Hasbro due to Lucasfilm's timing for the movie release in theaters, but most of what isn't selling is junk repacks.   That part is on Hasbro.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2012, 04:23 PM
I agree...  The timing of the 3D releases isn't the best, from a toy marketing standpoint.  It is beating the Summer rush where bigger films are tougher competition, but being right after Christmas is a pretty horrid slot for selling toys.  At least selling them in a big blitz like they tried.

I said before TPM3D was released, how that film ultimately does is going to be really telling on how things move going forward with the line.  I think Hasbro put a lot into something that just wasn't there for them.  Could that Wave 4.1 revision case pre-order be a sign that they've already dramatically shifted their intentions for the rest of the year with the line?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on March 5, 2012, 04:58 PM
In all honesty, who DIDN'T see the rereleased movie fading into oblivion. I mean even when the movies were new they made their $300 million and then most people had forgotten about them by July. Remember how the aisle space was always cut down significantly in August during movie years and it got harder to find new figures? Basically take that but with a movie that was only in theaters for two weeks yet still had the major summer push behind it and you've got our current situation.

I think Wal-Mart is just trying to cut its losses early so they don't end up with a glut of product nobody wants. I think the DTF wave is a good wave for the most part but nobody is buying those Qui-Gons or Obi-Wans. And Wal-Mart has THREE versions of those same figures clogging the pegs, four if you count the Obi-Wan Class I Vehicle.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2012, 08:05 PM
Probably a CW Obi out there too isn't there?

I think Hasbro was really trying for something though, and I didn't have faith it was going to work.  It'll be interesting to see how, if at all, cases adjust.  Remember those early case pack rumors that floated out?  I'll be really curious to see if that "Revision" case isn't just the adjusted case that is going to retail and early hopes for a big TPM movie year type blitz are getting scrapped.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on March 5, 2012, 08:54 PM
I don't know how it is elsewhere, but SW in general seems to be pretty slow selling locally for the most part.  Granted, most of it (aside from TVC) is stuff many to most collectors already have, with all the repacks in the Movie Heroes and Clone Wars lines right now (not to mention vehicles, etc.) - and that probably has a lot to do with it.  Star Wars has a big retail presence right (particularly big section at Target currently), but at least around here, the pegs are pretty well packed full most to all of the time.  The Vintage Collection sells decent, but even that is slowing up a bit now aside from Maul and sometimes Sidious.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 6, 2012, 02:29 PM
Not so sure about the Wal-Mart clearance rationale being related to the movie.  Most of the time, the only reason retailers put product on clearance is because they have plans for a POG reset that doesn't include those items.  I don't care how bad SW is selling in your area - the line is still moving more product than just about anything else you will find in the aisle.  I think they are just reallocating space for Summer movie toys.  Not sure what is coming to that aisle from the big flicks like Avengers, Amazing Spiderman, Star Trek 2, GI Joe 2, and a host of potential others (John Carter?, Titans 2? Battleship? Men in Black? Prometheus? Will that lead to an Aliens resurgance?, Dark Knight? Total Recall?)

Remember too that they don't have the nifty DPCI codes for their product like Target does.  That means it is harder for them to tell the difference across various lines of product, so these newer prices might be an accident. For example, if Target has older Battle Packs and wants to make way for new ones, they can flip the switch on an older DPCI and move to a new one, which automatically converts all UPCs associated with each.  There's still room for some errors there of course, but easier to rotate than WalMart.  Maybe WM had older stuff they wanted to move out and someone just coded all the UPCs that looked like they fit in that line.  If you're clearancing out all the old Battle Packs, it would be a simple enough mistake to include the newer UPCs in there as well. 

As for product selling, around the Minneapolis area the only thing limiting sales seems to be distribution.  The 3D figs seem to be selling okay from what I've seen, and there's maybe a handful of vintage/TPM figures on the pegs at most stores.  Sounds like the BR figures are getting scooped up as soon as they hit the pegs as well.  I will give you that repacked Legends, Battle Packs, Deluxe, and Ships aren't selling very well, but that's not really surprising given that it's all old product in a spiffier package.  The price increases on these probably aren't helping either.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 6, 2012, 04:39 PM
Things here are generally slow right now...  I think TPM3D just wasn't the money maker they were banking on, as far as a resurgence of interest in that film and it's specific toys goes.  I think it's slower than hoped for, but the weekend it released, DTF figures flew off the shelves.  Now, more have shipped and they've hit a bit of a brick wall it seems, but that could just be overshipping, I dunno.  Vintage is moving generally but there are some distinct pegwarmers and they're carried forward in some future waves it seems.

The clearance of th eline at WM could easily be tied to the movie though...  If the movie does poorly, that could directly tie to how much real-estate the line is given throughout the year.  WM can adjust their orders accordingly if they feel it's not doing well, and make room and place bets on the other big movies doing better.

Likewise, I think WM's pretty good about tracking their products like Target is...  They've managed to clearance older Vintage while keeping new vintage out at the same price.  I don't think the DPCI or lackthereof really is that big of an impact from what I've seen.  We like Target's methods because it's easier for us to keep track of, but I think WM's system is probably fairly easy for them to keep a handle on too...  I have seen many examples of WM doing basically the same thing though, just adjusting their assortment #'s around....  Like I said, older Vintage are $4, new are $8.96, both are in the same line.  They're able to do it too.

I think these clearances of E1 things are pretty calculated.  I think WM's just beating other stores to the punch right now on things that aren't meeting sales rates they had hoped for, and because toy aisle resets for Summer aren't all that far off, and other films/lines are going to need the real estate ultimately...  But had TPM3D been a blockbuster again?  Had it been as popular now as it was the weekend it opened (or with only small dropoff), I think you'd see a place like WM considering more real estate for it further into the year, and less quick to pull the trigger on clearances...  I really think this stuff just isn't moving at this point, and that can be tied to the movie pretty easily I think, and the resets are around the corner.  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 6, 2012, 05:38 PM
The clearance of th eline at WM could easily be tied to the movie though...  If the movie does poorly, that could directly tie to how much real-estate the line is given throughout the year.  WM can adjust their orders accordingly if they feel it's not doing well, and make room and place bets on the other big movies doing better.

Likewise, I think WM's pretty good about tracking their products like Target is...  They've managed to clearance older Vintage while keeping new vintage out at the same price.  I don't think the DPCI or lackthereof really is that big of an impact from what I've seen.  We like Target's methods because it's easier for us to keep track of, but I think WM's system is probably fairly easy for them to keep a handle on too...  I have seen many examples of WM doing basically the same thing though, just adjusting their assortment #'s around....  Like I said, older Vintage are $4, new are $8.96, both are in the same line.  They're able to do it too.

Could be, but I think those orders are placed way in advance.  I don't work in Toys, but I do have some experience with ordering in food and other gen merch products.  Orders are typically placed several months before you ever see the product on shelves.  I would be very surprised if even Wal-Mart with their pull could/would change order quantities with a quick turnaround based on movie performance.  Let's say the movie did very well, they would probably be at least 3-4 months out on resupplying beyond their order unless Hasbro had product sitting around or they were able to divert orders that were planned to ship elsewhere.  I just don't their toy buying department is sophisticated enough to be making early pricing decisions based on movie performance.  Think about their past behavior here - this is the same retailer that has white packaged CW Dooku Deluxe sets just now hitting clearance at $12.   ::) 

Besides, they would still need to have something else lined up to fill those shelves.  Clearancing product without something available to replace it would be pretty foolish.  If the decision was movie based, they would need to have some other replacement product waiting in the wings to fill that space just in case the movie didn't do well.  WM was built on just-in-time distribution solutions, so this would imply that they threw that to the wind and are willing to carry some substantial replacement inventory from other lines just in case SW underperforms.  That seems far fetched to me.

As for UPCs vs. DPCI, there is a difference in how these codes are managed.  I've worked with Target's inventory and pricing systems.  You simply have to code in one DPCI for your changes and it flows through across whatever UPCs are associated with the orders.  If you instead have to enter each UPC or pick them for a list with their limited product names, it would be very easy to include new items with older clearance.  I never said Wal-Mart couldn't manage UPCs or that this would happen across all products.  That would be ridiculous.  I'm just saying that it would be an easy enough mistake to make on a few lines, which is what we're seeing with the current situation.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 6, 2012, 10:48 PM
Not all the Wal-Mart have discounted vehicles, still full price at the one I went to. Battle Packs were $15, though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Captain Piet on March 7, 2012, 07:01 PM
Got me a $15 battlepack today.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on March 7, 2012, 11:46 PM
Was in TRU today and the Pod Race Pilots set is $19.99 until March 31. Almost snagged it but still couldn't...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 10, 2012, 12:47 AM
Was in TRU today and the Pod Race Pilots set is $19.99 until March 31. Almost snagged it but still couldn't...

I might have to snag that.   Its not such a bad little set for $20.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Captain Piet on March 10, 2012, 10:23 AM
I got the Toys R Us set for $3.10 a couple weeks back after that $10 Star Wars coupon and a TRU Rewards VISA certificate. That's about what it's worth.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 11, 2012, 01:37 PM
Toys R Us Buy 1 get 1 50% off on "all Star Wars figures, play sets and accessories". (Marvel, too, if you are interested.)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 12, 2012, 03:41 PM
And just a reminder that you can mix and match items.  I snagged the TRU Podracers set for $20, then grabbed a spare vintage figure for $5 using the promotion. 

Found some $15 battlepacks at Wal-Mart too, but could only force myself to buy the new clones.  Those other repack sets are terrible.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 19, 2012, 08:25 PM
I saw for myself the $8.99 Vinty figures at Target now...  That's a nice thing.  Still not fantastic IMO, but it's better than $9.99 for sure.  Haven't bought anything at Target in ages.

Also, Hasbro has 20% off Star Wars till April 1st...  I didn't get a code per se, it's just on HasbroToyShop through the order you place I guess.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on March 19, 2012, 09:04 PM
The $4 figures at Walmart seem to be at an end in my neck of the woods.  At one store I visit on a regular basis they've actually put the pegtag stickers (complete with barcode & price) on the basic figure card, and IIRC that was $8.96 per figure.

What I think is hilarious is the way some people across the community are freaking out over the inconsistencies in how Walmart is handling Star Wars.  I mean, we are talking about WalMart here.  There's not a great level of standardization in how their stores operate.  We're not talking about Target, which runs a pretty tight ship nationally and manages their inventory ruthlessly.  We've only seen minimal Star Wars price glitches with Target in the past year or two.  WalMart is a mess in comparison, and has been for some time.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on March 20, 2012, 09:21 AM
What I think is hilarious is the way some people across the community are freaking out over the inconsistencies in how Walmart is handling Star Wars.  I mean, we are talking about WalMart here.  There's not a great level of standardization in how their stores operate.  We're not talking about Target, which runs a pretty tight ship nationally and manages their inventory ruthlessly.  We've only seen minimal Star Wars price glitches with Target in the past year or two.  WalMart is a mess in comparison, and has been for some time.

Yeah, if anything people should be happy that Walmart is such a logistical mess...it allows for some incredibly sweet deals like $4 Blu Ray figures and $8 deluxe sets, etc. It would be a lot harded to find those kind of loopholes at a TRU, for example.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 20, 2012, 02:21 PM
I've never had much trouble finding anything at Wal-Mart, so I don't mind them...  honestly if anything around me, Target stocks a lot less often, especially during this downtime.

To that end, I'm fine with WM and how they operate...  And since 1995 they've always done things on a store-by-store basis, so it's just the way it is.  I've got a couple near me that still haven't done their reset to move the super heroes up to the front, and one that has.  Typical for them though.  No biggie.  Likewise, I don't know many, if any, locals who got Deleted Scene figures for $4.  Just didn't happen much here, and they didn't even have many DS figures at the toy show when that deal was supposedly happening for everybody.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 20, 2012, 04:47 PM
I don't think anyone was really complaining about lower Walmart prices, were they?   ???  I think the discussion has been more around surprise that WM is clearancing things already and just overall errors in pricing with their systems (like the $4 Vintage).  You have to admit, for the nation's largest retailer it is a little surprising to be finding some of these crazy mistakes.

I would agree that Target's system generally drives fewer errors (at least in my experience), but they've had their share of goof-ups in the past.  Wasn't it just a few months back that people were finding cases of Deluxe figures like the Y-Wing for $5?  I had a friend find the new 2012 Clone Wars packaging on clearance as well.  A few years back my local Target had current TAC figures for just $2.28...the MN group must've blown through fifty cases of figures in the span of a few months.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on March 20, 2012, 06:22 PM
I don't think anyone was really complaining about lower Walmart prices, were they?   ???  I think the discussion has been more around surprise that WM is clearancing things already and just overall errors in pricing with their systems (like the $4 Vintage).  You have to admit, for the nation's largest retailer it is a little surprising to be finding some of these crazy mistakes.


I don't see it here so much as at some other sites that seem to think that individual store reports are indicative of what's going on at retail on the national scale.  And then they go on to post those things on their main page AS NEWS.  It's hysterical, anecdotal and doesn't establish any kind of real patterns or trends that are going on with the major retailers.

WalMart's status as the largest retailer in the country absolutely makes them a big deal.  But the lack of standards and consistency across the chain has always made shopping at WalMart a far more aggravating experience than patronizing either Target or Toys R Us.  And that's why I've always preferred Target & TRU over the years.  And the WalMart stores have always been a mess, too. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 20, 2012, 06:35 PM
I've largely avoided TRU since KB went under...  Their pricing usually hasn't compared, though I do try to make their sales if I have time, or there's something I really want/need.  Missed last week's.

In my area Target's ok, but for TVC they've been less consistant on stocking than K-Mart and Wal-Mart...

Wally's price has generally been better too, but in K-Mart's defense, they're still common here and the rewards card makes purchases there worth the trip anyway.  Filthy stores though, and they usually only stock a wave once or twice, so you get it or you don't...  But their sales are as good as TRU's, and they seem to time it with new stock fairly often which is nice.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2012, 06:12 AM
Thanks to a trusty Target Source, keep your eye peeled in next week's Target ad for a 50% off coupon for a Star Wars toy (excluding Lego).  The word handed down to me also noted that the code is NOT unique, so in theory you should be able to use the coupon as many times as you can get them ultimately.

That's a pretty decent deal if you hit Target often and want to clear out some army builders.  :)  I might do some Naboo Guard stocking up, and you may also get WM to accept the coupon as they are known to accept competitor's coupons IIRC.  Worth trying regardless.  TRU might as well, you never know!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 25, 2012, 05:24 PM
We let you know early last week that there was a coupon coming in today's paper for 50% off a Star Wars toy (anything but Lego) at Target this week, and there it was.  It's a really sweet deal, but if your Target's like mine, it didn't have much but Movie heroes available.  :(  Mine did have new Battledroids, but not much else anyone might want unfortunately.

So I tried my hand at using a competitor coupon at Wal-Mart, and it worked.  I walked out with a cheap extra Naboo Pilot, and that made me pretty happy. :)

I've got a couple of the coupon at home waiting for me, so I'm going to probably use them next weekend at Target if they get anything in, or go back to Wal-Mart with it and pick up army builders.

Also...  My Target had basic figures down a buck to $7.99...  CW, MH, and Vintage alike.  So if you are looking for certain figures you've held off on, you may want to pounce.  Also saw sale tags on the little gimmicky figures (forgetting their  name now...  just totally escaped my mind), and I think maybe Deluxe as well but it's been a while since I was there.

Either way, that's a great coupon since WM (and possibly TRU as well) are accepting it. :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 25, 2012, 07:02 PM
I got an AAT for $15 plus tax.

Anyone who knows a place where they dump leftover papers can have a field day with this coupon.

Alas, i have only 2 more coupons left thus far.

TRU has another buy one get one 50% off sale (figures only)...yee-haw...(applies to GI JOE, marvel, avengers...)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 25, 2012, 11:06 PM
I got the V-19 for half off today as well.  Just ask the clerk to keep your coupon - they gave it back to me with no hassle to use again.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 25, 2012, 11:28 PM
Doesn't target usually have circulars in the front of the store?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 26, 2012, 01:16 AM
They used to, but mine put them into a glass case near customer service for you to look in and they don't have samples.  "Going green" probably, or just not wanting to give them out, whatever.

About getting the coupon back, they're supposed to take them so I don't know that it'll work out for everyone to get it back...  worth a shot though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: MasterFisto on March 26, 2012, 07:24 AM
On Saturday, I bought a really beat-up VC20 Yoda at Target for $8.99.  I then learned (on Saturday night) that there was going to be a 50% off coupon for all Star Wars items.  So, on Sunday, I took the Yoda back and asked them to adjust the price for me.  The employee simply refunded me the $9.73, and then resold me the Yoda for $4.32.  I could not find the coupon anywhere in the store; the employee happened to have a flyer at the register and used the coupon out of that one.  But she actually cut out the coupon and put it into the register.  So, I am currently in possession of no coupons.   :'(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 26, 2012, 02:30 PM
Yeah I don't know the exact policies of stores like WM or Target or whatnot, but I know the large grocery chain here requires the coupon upon use, for reconcilliation purposes at the end of the day.  Part of me thinks that WM and Target would (should) have similar things in place, to prove why there were discounts made on certain machines.  Last time I scanned a coupon at retail though, was many, many years ago.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 26, 2012, 02:33 PM
About getting the coupon back, they're supposed to take them so I don't know that it'll work out for everyone to get it back...  worth a shot though.

On the contrary, the checker told me the exact opposite.  She said that since it's part of the weekly flier I can use it over and over until the sale ends.  Similar to the red card "% off" discounts" where you can use them for mulitple purchases throughout the day. 

They do need to take manufacturer coupons from you because they send those in to get reimbursed for the difference in price.  They're not going to be sending these in though because they're Target's own coupon.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 26, 2012, 02:50 PM
Makes sense I guess.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 26, 2012, 04:27 PM
Just picked up 9 Hoth Troopers for a MN guy at BRUs today. Didn't realize they were having the BOGO (it was unadvertised) or I would have nabbed a Fleet Trooper for myself to get the sale.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 26, 2012, 07:08 PM
That's a deal.  Wish my TRU had anything remotely like that kind of stock or I'd go right now and stock up on Hoth and Fleet Troopers.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 26, 2012, 08:06 PM
so, this is something new to me.

My wife went to TRU today and bought some Strawberry Shortcakes things for our daughter - it was a buy one get one free.  She gave them our rewards card to scan and after the purchase was completed she said a bunch of coupons printed out of the register.  some were for baby stuff which is typical for TRU coupons.  But she also got two coupons for $5 off $25,

when did TRU start printing off coupons at the register?  I wonder if I will still get them in my email?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 26, 2012, 08:29 PM
That's a deal.  Wish my TRU had anything remotely like that kind of stock or I'd go right now and stock up on Hoth and Fleet Troopers.

I nabbed all the Hoth guys, Jesse since I knew Justin and Dan were looking for them. They had about 10 Fleet Troopers there, too. Want me to hook you up?

I was thinking of getting another Fleet Trooper for myself since I'd like to display one with a cap.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 26, 2012, 08:30 PM
Target coupon says one coupon per item, so these people buying a lot at once with just one coupon are fortunate. I'm not sure if I'm willing try that.

If you can use one coupon many times, it makes me think the whole coupon idea is stupid. Just have a real 50% sale off dammit. Save that wasted paper on the extra part of the weekly flier.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 26, 2012, 08:39 PM

when did TRU start printing off coupons at the register?  I wonder if I will still get them in my email?

TRU just started doing that. I bought the kids a couple of night lights and they printed out a ton of coupons for baby stuff. Since we have no babies these coupons were completely worthless to us. So much for TRU's marketing.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 26, 2012, 08:53 PM
Good for TRU...  If their Rewards Coupon were more like an actual Rewards program (building up points), I'd certainly shop there more.

K-Mart's program makes figures cost anywhere from $1 to $2 less for me...  Which makes them either cmopetitive, or better, than most stores.  I've found it doesn't take long to build them up and sometimes specific household things build up a ton of points on a given day or week.

If TRU did that, I'd be down for buying a lot more there.

I wish WM and Target did similar things.

By the way, courtesy of Galactic Hunter's Twitter feed, if you text EASTER to Target at 827-438 they send you the 50% off coupon to your phone.  I've just begun using my iPhone as a coupon thing, and man it's fun.  I use it at Best Buy often now...  or as often as I shop anyway.  Eliminates carrying coupons.  I use it at Michaels constantly.  Almost every week (CHEWIE, or other customizers might find that particularly useful).  They have at least 40% off every week.  I buy frames for puzzles I built, or customizing supplies, or just goofy stuff for dioramas.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Daigo-Bah on March 26, 2012, 11:49 PM
I keep missing out on all these great sales because Hasbro has nothing out that I want.  It seems like missed opportunity after missed opportunity, since Hasbro insists on supporting current media heavily, overstocking stores with EP1 and Clone Wars.  And yet, all deleted scene figures sell out, as do the Tauntauns and Landspeeders and RFTs and HRTs.  I just don't know why they "have" to come up with these event support themes when it's clear what sells out: OT and EU.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 27, 2012, 10:19 AM
I haven't even seen those newer waves. My stores are still packed with the first waves of ep1 crap. I don't see this changing any time soon.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 27, 2012, 01:57 PM
Just picked up 9 Hoth Troopers for a MN guy at BRUs today. Didn't realize they were having the BOGO (it was unadvertised) or I would have nabbed a Fleet Trooper for myself to get the sale.

Okay my 2 day BRU haul (for other forum members) is:

9x Hoth Rebel Troopers
4x Bastilla Shan
5x Rebel Fleet Troopers
2x Walrusmen
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 27, 2012, 02:16 PM
SCORE!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 27, 2012, 02:38 PM
Just picked up 9 Hoth Troopers for a MN guy at BRUs today. Didn't realize they were having the BOGO (it was unadvertised) or I would have nabbed a Fleet Trooper for myself to get the sale.

Okay my 2 day BRU haul (for other forum members) is:

9x Hoth Rebel Troopers
4x Bastilla Shan
5x Rebel Fleet Troopers
2x Walrusmen

BRU = BabiesRus? 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 27, 2012, 03:02 PM
BRU = BabiesRus?

Yeah... BRU sounds a bit cooler though. I never even thought to hit the BRU in Manhattan. I didn't think they'd carry SW figures there. I wonder what they'll restock with?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 27, 2012, 03:06 PM
Cool, thanks... I never heard of them getting in SW figures before.  I'll try and hit one this week in my area to see.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 27, 2012, 03:10 PM
Cool, thanks... I never heard of them getting in SW figures before.  I'll try and hit one this week in my area to see.

That's definitely something to watch for.  Around me, all of the BRUs and TRUs have merged into one mega store.  Since those stores are carrying product from both the old banners, it's probably easy enough for a BRU to now order some of the most popular TRU stuff, since I'm sure it all goes through the same systems and DCs.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 27, 2012, 04:10 PM
Babies R Us carries action figures?

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 27, 2012, 04:43 PM
Babies R Us carries action figures?

I was surprised, too. I was there with the wife looking for clothes with the kid and wandered upstairs to see if they had action figures... I figured I'd waste a little time so I wouldn't get bored.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: bellboy on March 27, 2012, 05:13 PM
Get outta here!!
Is this the one on union square?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 27, 2012, 06:13 PM
Get outta here!!
Is this the one on union square?

Yeah... All of us New Yorkers and Jerseyites(?) have walked past that numerous times and thought: strollers, pacifiers, diapers, wipes, Fisher Price stuff... but never Star Wars figures.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 27, 2012, 06:29 PM
What did they do? Run out of space on the TRU side and setup a endcap in BRU?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: bellboy on March 27, 2012, 09:03 PM
Get outta here!!
Is this the one on union square?

Yeah... All of us New Yorkers and Jerseyites(?) have walked past that numerous times and thought: strollers, pacifiers, diapers, wipes, Fisher Price stuff... but never Star Wars figures.
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Thanks for the info, needless to say I'm shocked beyond belief right now
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Daigo-Bah on March 27, 2012, 11:14 PM
Either way, that's a great coupon since WM (and possibly TRU as well) are accepting it. :)

I tried the coupon at WM today, and they refused, saying it was not a sale price quoted that they could match, but just 50% off anything.  Probably bull, but I guess it makes sense.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 28, 2012, 12:16 AM
Definitely bull...  It has nothing to do with sale prices.  It's a competitor's coupon, which they accept, and which is a totally different thing.  The thing they cited to you was like TRU's B1G1 50% off...  If it's not a specific set price (IE: The sale doesn't say SW figures for $5 a piece or whatnot) then they won't accept it.

But coupons are a whole other deal since they do accept "competitor's coupons".  I made sure to even say, "You accept competitor's coupons, right?", to the checkout person.  They called management, explained what they had to him, and the only thing thye questioned was the % off being so much, but the manager said that 50% was fine, they just had to make sure the coupon was for what it said it was for.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Daigo-Bah on March 28, 2012, 02:10 PM
That's what I thought too, Jesse- so I called a different store's customer service (and not to make a judgment call on intelligence from one short conversation with 2 different employees, but the second one was very articulate) and she outlined the policy for me before I even told her the scenario.  Sure enough, she said percentage coupons are not accepted at WM by rule- what is accepted are coupons that have a dollar amount "off", or a dollar amount given (like $5.99 figures).  Small distinction, but I do see it.  So, either your store allowed it due to the employee not knowing the intricacies of the rule, or there is a different rule for different stores (which is unlikely I guess).  Possible my store's employee added that rule to the coupon policy- I guess we'll know more as others try it!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: ZevZev on March 28, 2012, 02:21 PM
It's on their website coupon policy. No % off coupons from competitors. Jesse got lucky.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 28, 2012, 02:59 PM
Wow that sucks.  Seriously, if your'e going to price match, just do it...  Don't put all the fine print in there.  I guess it's partly to protect themselves incase a competitor has a distinctly higher price, but in general that's not been common throughout the years of collecting.

It's funny that, at my store, a manager even said the % off didn't matter, so long as the product matched the coupon.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 28, 2012, 05:37 PM
I just went to TRU and made two separate purchases and the gave me 4-5 coupons with each transaction.  As stated before, 2-3 of the coupons were for baby stuff.  the other coupons were:

$5 off $25 4/13/12 - 4/23/12
and
$5 off $25 4/24/12 - 5/3/12
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: jedi_shadow on March 29, 2012, 01:01 AM
It's on their website coupon policy. No % off coupons from competitors. Jesse got lucky.

I stopped and tried to use one at a walmart.  At first, the 2 cashiers said no to accepting a competitor coupon but then I pointed to a sign at the register saying walmart accepts competitor's coupons lol.  But the fine print did say it needed a specific price on the coupon and not a % off.  Yup Jesse got lucky.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on March 30, 2012, 03:15 PM
I stopped by TRU over lunch and noticed they are running another Buy One Get One Half Price on all SW figures, playsets, and vehicles. Good for today and tomorrow only. (Fri & Sat, 3/30-3/31)

Absolutely nothing there worth buying though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 30, 2012, 06:46 PM
I stopped by TRU over lunch and noticed they are running another Buy One Get One Half Price on all SW figures, playsets, and vehicles. Good for today and tomorrow only. (Fri & Sat, 3/30-3/31)

Absolutely nothing there worth buying though.

They are running that too often.  I thought they already had this deal all this week.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 30, 2012, 06:48 PM
I stopped by TRU over lunch and noticed they are running another Buy One Get One Half Price on all SW figures, playsets, and vehicles. Good for today and tomorrow only. (Fri & Sat, 3/30-3/31)

Absolutely nothing there worth buying though.

They are running that too often.  I thought they already had this deal all this week.

At least with figures. I didn't check vehicles and playsets.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on March 30, 2012, 10:37 PM
I took advantage of the sale today and picked up a couple of Battle Droids.  But when it all rang up, it ammounted to buy one, get one free.  The 2 Battle Droids plus the Pod Racer pack ($19.99) came to $32 and change after tax.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on March 30, 2012, 11:23 PM
Nice, Nick!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on April 2, 2012, 07:44 AM
tru.com has it 1 day only cyber sale with the BOGO 50% off. 3 of the BluRay figures (Lando, MonCal and Cracken), but they are now at $10.99.  :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 2, 2012, 09:34 AM
I ended up buying two of the deluxe figure things at half off, pretty sure they were the droid with stap or whatever vehicle it is, to exchange at a a later date with sets I may actually want. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 2, 2012, 08:16 PM
Something I found interesting of late is the figure piles at 5 Below around me, and which ones sell out first.

On one hand, I'm not surprised, but on the other hand this flies in the face of "That figure sucks" being the stigma stuck to it.

So basically they got vinty figures dumped on them and they're $5 a pop (for those of you without these stores in your area, I have no clue where all they are in the country).  Out of all the figures they got, the first one to sell out, always, is the...

...drum roll....


Sandtrooper.

Yes, even yellowing ones.  At $5 a pop, I guess suddenly the discoloration doesn't mean jack. ;)  Seriously though guys, I'm not being a dick, I'm just pointing out that I think it's much MUCH more the price of figures today that hurt the sale of Clones/Stormtroopers, than it was that discoloration.

I thought that sucked too, I'm not going to say I was ok with it really.  But I think the vast majority of people are obviously a LOT more forgiving when figures don't cost as much, and thus price is a much larger factor in a figure selling or not selling.  Oddly, right behind the Sandtrooper I see fewer of the Jedi hitting with him.  They're really good, so I guess I'm not surprised, but they're not the best figures in the pile.  Even Fugee Amidala is a steal at $5 though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on April 3, 2012, 03:19 PM
Yeah, price makes people more forgiving. I got some CW Mandalorian guards for cheap from overseas. They still suck but were almost not sucky at around $2 each.  :-\

I was surprised to learn their are 5 Below stores in this state...but given gas prices, by the time I drove to one, the figures probably wouldn't be worth it. It's all AOTC waves, isn't it?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 3, 2012, 07:05 PM
They're like fly dirt here now.  I love 'em!  Best candy.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 5, 2012, 07:02 PM
One of the Targets near me has all Vintage figs and Movie Heroes figs for half off on clearance. All they are going to carry are the 2 CW figs coming out this year? Great.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on April 6, 2012, 08:27 AM
One of the Targets near me has all Vintage figs and Movie Heroes figs for half off on clearance. All they are going to carry are the 2 CW figs coming out this year? Great.

Is that 50% off their $13 price?  SLP Target seems to be trying every possible price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 6, 2012, 08:28 AM
One of the Targets near me has all Vintage figs and Movie Heroes figs for half off on clearance. All they are going to carry are the 2 CW figs coming out this year? Great.

Is that 50% off their $13 price?  SLP Target seems to be trying every possible price.

No they had marked them down to $10 so now they are $5.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Keonobi on April 7, 2012, 05:09 PM
Might be a bit late, but my TRU was doing (sign said friday & saturday) a buy two get one free on Star Wars, GI Joe, Avengers & (something I can't recall..), 3 3/4" action figures.  I could only find two figures I could convince myself were worthwhile, so I passed, but someone else might think this is worthwhile enough to go shopping tonight...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2012, 07:28 PM
Not sure if this is old news or not, but saw some CW 2packs (with "special price sticker") at Tuesday Morning for $9.99 a pop.  Don't really remember the combos, but Embo, Mandoman, and Obi's Droid come to mind.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on April 10, 2012, 10:56 PM
Hmm

That is news.

So basic figres stuck together for $10 a pop?  Only Clone Wars?

Weird.  Good deal though if you wanted both figures.  Tuesday Morning sucks for predictability is the only crummy thing. :(  Mine have never, ever, had the same thing other areas reported, haha.  And they're maybe the biggest disaster area of any discount retailer.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on April 11, 2012, 09:30 AM
Ya I know TM is a craphole, but I stop by once a month or so just to cruise the toy aisle and see what's up...They've had some decent tf ko's from time to time.  The store I was at only had 4 of the two packs there and just CW figs, but I don't ever remember seeing them anywhere else where they were bundled together with that special price sticker thing.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: ZevZev on April 11, 2012, 07:50 PM
Ya I know TM is a craphole, but I stop by once a month or so just to cruise the toy aisle and see what's up...They've had some decent tf ko's from time to time.  The store I was at only had 4 of the two packs there and just CW figs, but I don't ever remember seeing them anywhere else where they were bundled together with that special price sticker thing.

Stopped at the 2 TM's today, one only had Shaak Ti/Young Boba and Battle Droid/Embo. Looks like they just hot glued stuff together, slapped a special value sticker on it and called it good. Other store ~6 miles away had nothing.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on April 11, 2012, 09:11 PM
I found a TM this afternoon next to a Marshall's, but they had nada for SW, other than 2 Clone Trooper helmets. :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on April 16, 2012, 06:37 PM
Got a TRU Rewards flyer in the mail today with two $10 off any $50 purchase coupons...one good for a week this month the other a week in May.  Hopefully there will be another BOGOHO sale on LEGO SW so I can use them during those weeks.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Rob on April 22, 2012, 09:34 PM
Hmm

That is news.

So basic figres stuck together for $10 a pop?  Only Clone Wars?

Weird.  Good deal though if you wanted both figures.  Tuesday Morning sucks for predictability is the only crummy thing. :(  Mine have never, ever, had the same thing other areas reported, haha.  And they're maybe the biggest disaster area of any discount retailer.

I wandered into Toys R Us yesterday and basic Movie Heroes figures were up to $10.39 + Tax.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on May 7, 2012, 10:12 PM
I saw the local Walmart dropped their clearance price on the Vulture Droid and Dewback to $16. Still had a few of each left...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on May 7, 2012, 10:37 PM
A number of TRU stores in my area have hiked their TVC basic figure price to $11.49 per figure.  Not liking that at all.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on May 12, 2012, 04:09 PM
Was at a Target earlier today and noticed that most of the toylines had clearance stickers... Spidey and GI Joe in particular. Nothing for Star Wars of course but hopefully with the resets we'll get some new SW stuff.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on May 12, 2012, 05:09 PM
I was just at Target and they had GI Joe figures for like $7 on clearance.  I was a little surprised at the cost - I thought they were only $7-8 to begin with.

For anyone interested in snagging Marvel movies, they have Iron Man, Thor, Captain American, and Iron Man 2 on sale for $13.  And with each one, you get either a free bag of candy, a 12 pack of soda, or a package of popcorn.  I picked up Thor and Cap, with some free Dr. Pepper and RPCs.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on May 13, 2012, 03:44 AM
I was just at Target and they had GI Joe figures for like $7 on clearance.  I was a little surprised at the cost - I thought they were only $7-8 to begin with.

I noticed that too... Spider-Man figures were "marked down" to $7, "originally $10". I'm pretty sure they were pricing that Spidey line at like $8.50 a figure, so not much of a deal. But then again I've found that outside of the odd exclusive, Target doesn't really like getting money from collectors anyway, so no big deal.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 16, 2012, 02:42 PM
I'm still finding, and am quite shocked about it, Yavin Rebel w/Hangar Sled figures at TRU for the sale price.

Pleased about that! :)

It's, of course, only one here and one there, but it's still one more than I had before.  Such a shame they leaned so heavily with the CW figure in that assortment and only one Yavin Rebel...  Would love a lot more.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on May 16, 2012, 03:32 PM
I'm still finding, and am quite shocked about it, Yavin Rebel w/Hangar Sled figures at TRU for the sale price.

Pleased about that! :)

It's, of course, only one here and one there, but it's still one more than I had before.  Such a shame they leaned so heavily with the CW figure in that assortment and only one Yavin Rebel...  Would love a lot more.

Wow, congrats!  I have not seen that thing in ages.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 16, 2012, 03:47 PM
Yeah I'm thinking maybe these are completely fresh cases being opened because I don't recall seeing many...  Nor should I have since it was a one-per, but still...  It's weird.  Two is two more than I ever thought I'd get for the sale price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 17, 2012, 09:22 AM
On a tip I visited a couple of Tuesday Mornings and found vintage figs for $5. Seems each store is getting 6 at a time and they seem to be all carry forwards from the Revenge waves - Yoda, ESB Vader, corrected Stormie, Slave Leia, Bar 2, and RFT
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on May 17, 2012, 10:01 AM
BOGOHO at TRU today...

http://trus.imageg.net/graphics/media/trus/051712E_Ds_RRU_MSE_Cpns.pdf?csm=269032154&csc=2013289&csa=268758456&csu=2014727&camp=CME:EM051712A%2520RRU%25205/17%2520Member%2520Shopping%2520Event%2520Email
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on May 17, 2012, 12:17 PM
On a tip I visited a couple of Tuesday Mornings and found vintage figs for $5. Seems each store is getting 6 at a time and they seem to be all carry forwards from the Revenge waves - Yoda, ESB Vader, corrected Stormie, Slave Leia, Bar 2, and RFT

Isn't the Yoda on Revenge card that Canadian variant some people are freaking out about?

I recall reading something about this somewhere, but as a non-packaging completist I did not pay close attention.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 17, 2012, 04:01 PM
On a tip I visited a couple of Tuesday Mornings and found vintage figs for $5. Seems each store is getting 6 at a time and they seem to be all carry forwards from the Revenge waves - Yoda, ESB Vader, corrected Stormie, Slave Leia, Bar 2, and RFT

This is exciting news; I've been checking TJ Maxxs, Marshalls, Ross, and Kohls since before Christmas, ever since I saw the Ep2 wave at many of them for $5 each.  I've been waiting for some OT characters to show up at those discount stores- how great would it be to find a Gamorrean or Hoth trooper there?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on May 17, 2012, 05:59 PM
That's cool about the BOGOHO, but you gotta have the coupon.  I had no idea this was going on today, bought some new Wave 3 figures too... lol
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 18, 2012, 11:45 AM
On a tip I visited a couple of Tuesday Mornings and found vintage figs for $5. Seems each store is getting 6 at a time and they seem to be all carry forwards from the Revenge waves - Yoda, ESB Vader, corrected Stormie, Slave Leia, Bar 2, and RFT

Isn't the Yoda on Revenge card that Canadian variant some people are freaking out about?

I recall reading something about this somewhere, but as a non-packaging completist I did not pay close attention.

Nope, it's the regular old American version.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on May 18, 2012, 02:37 PM
What is different about the Canadian one outside of bilingual packaging?  Just rare to find Revenge carded Yoda in Canada?   ???
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on May 18, 2012, 02:46 PM
The Canadian variant is on a ROTJ cardback instead of a ROTS cardback like the US version was:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjQyWDQ0MQ==/$(KGrHqN,!hcE8mPMNCQqBPn+ek,Z!!~~60_3.JPG)

The ROTJ cardback was the original plan for US release, but collectors complained about having prequel Yoda on a OT card, so Hasbro changed Yoda to a ROTS cardback for US release.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on May 18, 2012, 03:10 PM
Got it - thanks for clarifying Jeff!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 18, 2012, 03:11 PM
I must be crazy passing up 2 RFTs and a Bar2-D2 at Tuesday Morning today, but I just have enough for my diorama needs!  If I see a Jedi Luke or Wedge, however...  I'm hoping this trend of older waves to discount stores continues- I love the idea of $5 vintage figures.  There's no buyer remorse!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 19, 2012, 01:12 AM
Anyone wanna buy me all their RFT's at Tuesday Morning stores and send them my way?  I don't have enough.  :'(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on May 21, 2012, 11:04 AM
I was just at Target and they had GI Joe figures for like $7 on clearance.  I was a little surprised at the cost - I thought they were only $7-8 to begin with.

I noticed that too... Spider-Man figures were "marked down" to $7, "originally $10". I'm pretty sure they were pricing that Spidey line at like $8.50 a figure, so not much of a deal. But then again I've found that outside of the odd exclusive, Target doesn't really like getting money from collectors anyway, so no big deal.

I've noticed that, in recent months, Target will mark up things to a ridiculous amount a few weeks before they put it on clearance.  Saw this most recently back in January when they jacked the prices of the Mattel DC Batman Legacy two packs (you know, the one with Gordon and Wayne that every store had tons of?) up to 40 bucks before marking it down to 20 2 weeks later.  I don't know if they've got someone else in charge of things these days on the corporate level, but between that, the 17 dollar TF:DOTM deluxes, and the 10 dollar Joes, it seems to be standard policy now.  I guess that way, when the first clearance is back to original retail price, they can pretend like you're getting a deal by saying "WAS 10 DOLLARS, NOW 7!"

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2012, 02:05 PM
That's pretty shady stuff...  And disappointing.

I got a Skystriker for $18 for my brother.  I thought that was fair...  The Joes though, that's inexcusable.  Their clearance price is more than their regular price at some other stores.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 21, 2012, 02:43 PM
it happens at other stores too.  I remember WM doing the same thing with the GI Joe ROC line before it ended - boosting figures that weren't selling for retail up and over $10.  its crazy - not sure why it happens, but for some reason it does. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2012, 02:46 PM
I recall that too but it happened here after they'd already been clearanced...  Like ROC was selling for a clearance price, then they were bumped to $10 right around the time that new Joes on the new line look started shipping.  STill have some figures at one WM, $10 a pop.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on May 21, 2012, 03:05 PM
I think it's just the psychological thing about thinking you're getting a deal when really you're getting things for what they normally cost or a small percentage of what you'd normally pay.  I mean grandmas and grandpas aren't going to know the regular price for items.  They'll see the $7 when normally $10 (when it's usually $8) and think they're getting a great deal and pick it up.  It happens in clothing and others things, not just toys.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on May 21, 2012, 06:31 PM
Today's consumer has no idea what is or is not a good price for things.  I honestly think most people care more about how much they "saved" than how much they spent.  My wife will occassionally come home with a big purchase of stuff and it's like clockwork.  I ask, "How much did that cost?" and she ALWAYS responds, "It was a great deal, I saved $____."  I could really care less how much you think you saved...the important question is how much money is missing from our checking account?

I blame the car dealers - I think this all originated with them back in the day.  No one wants a $15,000 car selling for $15,000.  Make that same car a $20,000 car selling for $15,000 and people will physically hurt each other to get one.  Kay-Bee toys did this up until their dying breath.  Everything there was stickered for $2 more than anywhere else, but they had red ink crossing out the price with a new amount that was (shockingly) $2 less.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2012, 08:58 PM
I was reading something about that just the other day...  It's something touched on when I was in college but I never paid it too much attention.  It's being felt by JC Penney right now though with their new campaign under their new CEO.  They figured by taking out coupons/sales and selling clothes and such at a "bottom dollar price" that people would flock to them but it's been the other way around.  They've been hurt dramatically by the practice and it's painted them into a bad corner now.

Perceived value was a term that was preached some when I was in school though though...  It's a variable that's hard to predict because, to each individual, it varies, and sometimes greatly.  It's one of those things that, in SW terms, I've found really interesting (at least how I've viewed the line since it's start).  It's something that, lately, has come up too, in regards to "cheaper" figures rolling out to dollar stores and things.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2012, 09:06 PM
Courtesy of our Anonymous Target Source, it seems Target will be running their own Buy-One-Get-One 50% Off Sale from 5/27 - 6/2!

This is on all Star Wars Action and Pre-School toys, NOT Lego.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 21, 2012, 09:16 PM
I remember TRU jacked up the price of the BMF from $120 to $150 just to clearance it again for $120. They did the same thing with the AT-AT.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on May 21, 2012, 09:19 PM
Courtesy of our Anonymous Target Source, it seems Target will be running their own Buy-One-Get-One 50% Off Sale from 5/27 - 6/2!

This is on all Star Wars Action and Pre-School toys, NOT Lego.

Sweet! Hopefully folks will finally be able to get some new stuff as this sale clears some of the dregs off the pegs.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2012, 09:49 PM
Be a dream to find some new mixed in there too.

I'm gonna probably try and nab a couple army builders and custom fodder figs too though.  I've been eyeing a couple particular figures.

Lil Ani's make nice slaughter victims for big Ani, you just have to find heads to go with them. :(

Or not I guess, depending how gruesome you want that scene to ultimately be, I suppose.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on May 22, 2012, 01:19 AM
That'll make a good birthday present for me... too bad there's nothing worth buying there though. I guess I could always get a few more Battle Droids...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on May 22, 2012, 11:07 AM
I can't believe it's taken Target this long to have a decent sale on this stuff.  All the ones in my area are down to a handful of TPM and Utapaua clones as far as vintage goes.  Movie Heroes/CW is another story - the first wave is literally falling off the pegs and you can even see dust on top of the plastic bubbles.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 22, 2012, 01:19 PM
The junk that the Target I frequent doesn't sell for $9 or $10 a piece so being "forced" to buy two figs for $6.75 or $7.50 a piece doesn't make me think much of it is going to go anywhere because of this sale. Hope I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 22, 2012, 01:44 PM
My Targets are all litered with TPM wave...  Rare to see anything but that, actually.  So there's Naboo Troopers, at least.  I'd pick up a Dofine or two for the sale price too I think.  My figures are also $8.99 here though, not $10 or more...  that helps a little too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on May 22, 2012, 01:53 PM
Isn't the new Joe stuff supposed to be out next week?  I'll be concentrating on that.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on May 22, 2012, 02:29 PM
Not really much here either.  Our local store has had the same 12 figures on the pegs for months now.  I always check as I organized it to four figures per peg, and it hasn't changed for awhile.  Nothing but TPM at any of the stores here (Target, WM or TRU), so it would be nice to see something new.  Aside from any extras, I've just been ordering online anymore, and I'm glad I did.  Hopefully this will clear something out though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 22, 2012, 04:13 PM
Hopefully the sale will clear some figures out and get the newer stuff in.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on May 22, 2012, 09:14 PM
Not technically a sale/discount, but I thought this fit well enough here, and was kind of fitting with the current state of collecting:

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/marxblog/?p=654 (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/marxblog/?p=654)

(http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/marxblog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/TargetSign.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on May 22, 2012, 10:15 PM
Brilliant, way nicer than the one I was leaving a year or two ago. I'd love to scan that image and re-use it. Repeatedly.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on May 23, 2012, 01:41 AM
AWESOME.

I want a scan of that too so I can take it to ALL the stores.

Maybe add that ___ ALL THE THINGS meme guy
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on May 23, 2012, 10:05 AM
HA!  "like" the sign   :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: speedermike on May 24, 2012, 09:35 PM
I used to do that years ago at a Target and TRU that never restocked.  It didn't make much of a difference, but I hope they figured out that they were losing business.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 25, 2012, 11:59 AM
I'm wondering if the Tuesday Morning thing was just a one shot (one shipment) deal or if they're going to continue to get figures. It'll be interesting to hear the reports.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 27, 2012, 12:08 PM
Jedi Temple Archives mentioned this might happen and it did.  I was at Wal-Mart and the DTF battlepacks were clearanced.  $15 for the droids set which isn't bad.  Less than $5 per droid.  For extras for Rebel pilots or your Mos Eisley streets, it can't be beat.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on May 27, 2012, 12:36 PM
Buy one get one 50% at TRU for All Star Wars, GI JOE, Spider-man, Marvel action figures.

At the online store it applies to Vintage. In theory that applies to retail, too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 27, 2012, 02:07 PM
Good deals at the only two stores seemingly with anything new to find... 

I did snag the $15 Astromech set at WM.  good catch on that for droid army building.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on May 27, 2012, 09:31 PM
It's not universal. At the Wal-Mart I stopped at they scanned at $25.

That Wal-mart had the new clone wars wave and Movie Heroes, too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 28, 2012, 01:27 PM
I've never seem the droids at my walmarts. They never even had a price sticker. They have them online for $24.95.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on May 28, 2012, 02:43 PM
One Walmart near me just moved all the DTF BP's to the Clearance aisle, but they still ring up at full price.  ::)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 28, 2012, 04:51 PM
I was out and about, a lot, here today...  Everywhere I went they were $15, but I'll make sure and mention it on the front page here that this isn't a universal deal for sure.  Though it makes me really thankful I got these, and there's B-Wings around to be had cheap too.

It made an otherwise ****** toy run worth the effort.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scott on May 28, 2012, 06:32 PM
I picked up 4 Cloud Car Pilits and the last two Woooooofs at my local target...hopefully new figures show up eventually
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 29, 2012, 02:17 AM
4 Targets.
3 Wal-Marts.
2 TRU's.
1 Tuesday Morning.

Not one new figure.

However, I did score two more Yavin Hangar Techs w/Sleds for $14 each.  That's nice, I guess.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CHEWIE on May 29, 2012, 10:59 AM
I was out and about, a lot, here today...  Everywhere I went they were $15, but I'll make sure and mention it on the front page here that this isn't a universal deal for sure.  Though it makes me really thankful I got these, and there's B-Wings around to be had cheap too.

It made an otherwise ****** toy run worth the effort.

Yeah, it's not everywhere.  One store in my area is still full price on all this stuff, and even raised their Hyena Bombers back to $29.97, even after they had been sitting on clearance for $21 for a while.  At this particular store, the vintage style packaging vehicles won't even ring up at all.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Ben on May 30, 2012, 01:54 AM
At this particular store, the vintage style packaging vehicles won't even ring up at all.

^ I ran into that at a WM as well. It was really kind of annoying, since the shelf tag said they only wanted $10.50 for the vehicles. As it was, I didn't think it was worth trying to prove to those people that that was the price, so I left them. Kind of wanted that Torrent Starfighter, and I knew someone was looking for the Sith Infiltrator.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 30, 2012, 09:29 PM
Bummed I didn't get to a KM over teh weekend myself...  I see that more than the B-Wing was on clearance.  Would've dug an extra 50% off some of the other stuff like Deluxe sets.  $6.50 for those is a steal to just repaint 'em.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 31, 2012, 11:45 AM
Aghhh! Didn't know those were on sale too. I'd have picked some up for imperial conversion myself.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on May 31, 2012, 11:57 AM
Not necessarily a great price (at $12.99 each), but Amazon has some of the newer figures in stock (with free shipping over $25), including Hoth Luke, Wedge, Kithaba, Nom Amor, Aayla Secura, and Dr. Evazan.  Again, not necessarily a great deal, but at least they are available for those who are really looking for them.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 31, 2012, 01:14 PM
So why does the biggest online retailer in the world have to up their prices three dollars above retail? You would think they would have more pull than EE.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 31, 2012, 02:55 PM
Some, but not all, of the price difference I would think would be to cover their end on shipping.  Between Prime, and free shipping on orders over $25 I would think they have to make up the difference somewhere.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 31, 2012, 03:14 PM
I don't know. They sell almost anything you can think of. They aren't exactly hurting enough to have to sell a couple of figures over retail.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on May 31, 2012, 10:44 PM
Amazon seems to ship a lot of stuff that gets damaged, so I would be wary of ordering anything I wanted MOC from them.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on June 1, 2012, 12:34 AM
Today's wonderful revelation at Toys R Us?  TVC Basic Figures marked up AGAIN, and now at $12.49 per figure.  And this particular store is near TRU's corporate headquarters.  Oh, joy.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on June 1, 2012, 08:00 AM
Today's wonderful revelation at Toys R Us?  TVC Basic Figures marked up AGAIN, and now at $12.49 per figure.  And this particular store is near TRU's corporate headquarters.  Oh, joy.

I haven't even been to TS TRU lately... I'm sure they are up there now, too.  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on June 1, 2012, 05:02 PM
CORRECTION - Make that price $12.99 per TVC basic figure.  It only seems to be in effect at certain stores, because I hit some other NJ TRU stores today that still had TVC figures priced at $10.99 each.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on June 3, 2012, 12:22 PM
Buy one, get one 40% off all Star Wars at Toys R Us.

Downside is I think some of their sales ended today on stuff like the Y-Wing, rebel transport speeder, geonosian speeder, etc.

And the other downside, my local one is either too worked over or never gets anything new. The gas money I've wasted going there I could've used to buy stuff online.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 3, 2012, 01:25 PM
So because they didn't sell at $10.99, we'll raise the price to $12.99. They will probably clearance it back at $10.99.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on June 3, 2012, 01:32 PM
So because they didn't sell at $10.99, we'll raise the price to $12.99. They will probably clearance it back at $10.99.

So far I've only seen the $12.99 price at a few TRU stores.  Notably in some really high traffic, and semi-well-to-do areas.  I've seen the $10.99 price at other stores a scant 10 miles away.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on June 3, 2012, 04:11 PM
And the other downside, my local one is either too worked over or never gets anything new. The gas money I've wasted going there I could've used to buy stuff online.

This is where I am at now basically.  Far easier and cheaper to buy by the case.  If Hasbro does 2x case stuff more, it's really a no-brainer for me.  If you can get in with a friend and work together, more the better.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on June 6, 2012, 10:10 PM
I saw the local Walmart dropped their clearance price on the Vulture Droid and Dewback to $16. Still had a few of each left...

Vulture Droids and Dewbacks now down to $10 at my local Walmart on the clearance aisle. That's not too bad.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on June 6, 2012, 11:06 PM
At that I'd take one of each.  Make a pack-animal out of the Dewie and add a walking Vulture to my E1 shelf.

Mine are full price...  Was at another local Wally and all the DTF was full price still.  Hoped the basics would get offed but I'm shocked they went up in price by a buck.  That blew bigtime.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: ZevZev on June 6, 2012, 11:13 PM

Mine are full price...  Was at another local Wally and all the DTF was full price still.  Hoped the basics would get offed but I'm shocked they went up in price by a buck.  That blew bigtime.

All my Walmart's raised DTF by a buck. I think it's their warehousing fee.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on June 28, 2012, 03:49 PM
Joy.  Lots of reports out there that the recent $1 price hike that some people have seen on the Clone Wars/Movie Heroes/DTF lines at Walmart is a direct from Hasbro thing and as such, the hike will affect all stores - Target, Walmart, TRU - and all Hasbro's lines if it hasn't already.  Get ready for a summer of $10 Clone Wars figures and $11-12 Vintage figures!   :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on June 28, 2012, 04:22 PM
So, if the dollar price hike is due to the "rising costs of shipping to retailers", doesn't that imply that Hasbro should actually be, you know, shipping things to retailers?  I mean, I'm no economic expert, but unless there's continuing shipments of dust-covered Movie Heroes from some Hasbro factory somewhere, none of the retailers near me have gotten any new Hasbro product that doesn't say "Avengers" or "Delayed GI Joe Movie" on it since the beginning of February.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Sprry75 on June 28, 2012, 04:22 PM
It's been a fun ride since 1998, but at this price point, I think I'm officially done with the hobby--at least buying at retail.  I may wait a few years and pick up loose stragglers I'm interested in off of eBay, and if I miss out on novelties like Darth Malgus, no biggie.  But this is getting to the point that it's no longer a distracting, fun little hobby.  I ride bicycles, and that's my high end expensive hobby.  I'll just put more money into that now.  Not saying I'll dump what I've got, but I'm just done paying this much for little dinky pieces of plastic.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: MasterFisto on June 28, 2012, 06:45 PM
A price hike will not affect my collecting habits in the slightest.  I have been saying for years that I will keep buying these things, even if they are $15 a piece.  I can't say that I'll be more selective, since I am already at the maximum setting for my selectiveness. 

So, not really a problem for me.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on June 28, 2012, 09:52 PM
What about $16 a piece?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on June 28, 2012, 10:16 PM
Clone Wars figures have already been close to $10 here at Target and TRU, so that wouldn't shock me in the least.

I don't even mind all that much either, it's not like they're trawling out many figures in the line anymore, but I do resent having to pay more for figures with reduced articulation and poor paint apps.

You can't charge MORE money for INFERIOR product...that's a 1-2 punch to the gut no one can accept easily. Seems to be the way of things though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on June 28, 2012, 11:32 PM
Eagerly awaiting the action figure implosion that will be going on next year. 


Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: MasterFisto on June 29, 2012, 11:13 AM
What about $16 a piece?

I'll probably still be at it, as long as Hasbro keeps pumping out cool stuff.  For me, any "price point" is kinda arbitrary.  I'll keep going as long as my interest remains high for the toys.  All things being considered equal, their price tag is irrelevant for me.  I'll stop collecting only when I lose interest, not when it exceeds my comfort level in terms of cost (and honestly I have no idea where that would be). 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on June 29, 2012, 11:20 AM
You can't charge MORE money for INFERIOR product...that's a 1-2 punch to the gut no one can accept easily.

Yeah, that's my major problem with the CW line right now.  We're being asked to swallow cost-cutting measures (putting less NEW figures in a wave/case, using reduced paint-aps/deco, and less articulation) to accomodate for higher manufacturing costs, but at the same time we're being asked to also absorb a $1 per figure hike to offset the cost of shipping too?  Ugh.

It's just too much.  I just picked up a Scuba Ahsoka from a fellow collector this week and she is likely my last CW figure for the foreseeable future.  I won't say I'm done completely as there are a few others I'd pick up if they made them (Satine, Sugi, Onaconda Farr, Krell), but I'm definitely done buying 1x everything new or clone repaints at $11 each. :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on June 29, 2012, 12:33 PM
TRU has a sale going on for SW figures, playsets, etc...Buy One, get One 40% off.

Absolutely nothing at my store worth buying though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 29, 2012, 01:52 PM
TRU has a sale going on for SW figures, playsets, etc...Buy One, get One 40% off.

Absolutely nothing at my store worth buying though.

Mine either - not to mention the fact that if you did that with the Class I vehicles - which are $22 at TRU (but $17 at WalMart), all that discount does is roughly make the cost of two equal what you would have paid at a more reasonably priced store.  :-X
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on June 29, 2012, 07:35 PM
To me, this is pretty excuseless...  Whatever Hasbro's tossing out is simply masking what I personally feel is a $1 increase being passed onto consumers due to the line's either faltering popularity or mishandling.  I think it's more than likely this is all-in from both Hasbro and the retailers, and they're thinking it'll compensate a little for the cluster**** that has been the line since 2009/2010.

Though, as with all previous price-hikes since 2008, I look at this as another step backwards...  Higher prices seemingly, at least to my eyes, have shown to only slow sales rates...  This can only hurt the line.

I'll second too that any flaw, cost cut, or regression in quality is now a HUGE punch in the nuts.  Hell, I think for $8 you have a good gripe on even miinor flaws.  Now stuff like the Fleet Trooper not having a holster, the DST having republic logos on his shoulders, sloppy (or non-existant) paint aps, or things like miscolored pins in joints...  ALL Lame.  Any regression in articulation is inexcusable...  Those battlepack figures, which one can only assume those'll go up in price too, really look like a rip off now.

I'm having a tough time finding where to cut out figures again...  It's hard to scale back further for me.  Looks like army building is out the window for good now though, as is customizing bits.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Brian on June 29, 2012, 09:20 PM
Just got done with a long post in the "future" thread, but the price hike is only going to hurt the future of the line more, as mentioned.  I've started to get more selective as well, but will be doing even more so with the prices these days.  I still enjoy collecting Star Wars, but it is getting to where I can't afford it.  It used to be a fun little hobby, but now it is becoming so expensive (and sometimes stressful) just to keep up.  Like others, I'm likely done with CW/Movie Heroes type stuff for the most part for these prices (only a select few, like Jeff mentioned), and TVC (or whatever it becomes) will see further cutbacks as well.  I was just opening some figures this week that I had gotten from BBTS, and was looking at something like the 501st Trooper in there - which is nice and all, but as I went to put it in the case and next to the other 501st troopers we've gotten, I just didn't see that I needed it.  It made me rethink some of those PT purchases, and whether or not the upgrade is really significant enough to earn my $12.  These prices are really getting out of hand though.  They always talk about making stuff "for the kids", but how many kids are going to get their parents to pay $12 (or more) for a single action figure?  At that point they are getting into the "greatest hits" video game price range, which might seem like a better option for the kid.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on June 30, 2012, 08:18 PM
What is minimum wage in the US? $7.25 in a lot of places.  All parents aren't middle class or better. Major brand action figures are an increasingly obsolescent luxury.







Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 30, 2012, 10:26 PM
How could there be an increase in shipping when Hasbro doesn't ship anything new? Also why are Batman: DKR figures only $5.99 while Star Wars is $9.99 at Target?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Sprry75 on June 30, 2012, 10:42 PM
To be fair, those DKR figures are basically Happy Meal toys...total garbage.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 30, 2012, 11:55 PM
Ok. I accept that. At least the Spiderman and Avengers stuff is $9.99. It seems like a lot for what they are.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on July 13, 2012, 12:11 PM
Got a coupon from TRU.com for 20% off any 1 item good only today and tomorrow.  Is that Y-Wing on clearance yet?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on July 13, 2012, 01:54 PM
Ok, TRU has a couple of sales, the $7 figure thing is in effect, not sure if that is brand new or what, but they also have Deluxe/Class I sets for $9.49.

Ironic timing because they just barely managed to undercut TJ Maxx on the exact same items. (Geo speeder, Yavin sled, etc)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on July 16, 2012, 11:36 AM
A super Wal-Mart here got in some Imperial ARC-170's...they hadn't had them back when they did winter clearance...where'd they come from? Still marked $64.99...I didn't scan them.

Had a TIE BOMBER, too...$24.

This store never clearanced Episode 1 Dewbacks or Droid fighters, but somehow sold most of them (I guess).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on July 16, 2012, 12:53 PM
Does anyone else feel like every Walmart you've ever been in has EXACTLY the product you're looking for - it's just hidden or lost somewhere in the back room or some weird endcap in fabrics?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on July 17, 2012, 02:12 AM
Almost every WM in my area has the Vulture/Dewback Fighters...  That's the norm here.  Very few clearanced.  Those that did still have both I think.

The Droid sets finally sold out once people realized the price was discounted but not marked.  Not all stores got that second shipment of those though, so there weren't many around to clearance.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on July 17, 2012, 08:06 PM
Was at an out of the way Target this afternoon and found that they had the Vintage Class II vehicles for 50% off. They also had clearances on a LOT of other stuff, from many different lines. Pretty much everything except for basic figures, things like those mini-blasters, masks, Transformers crossovers, etc. Another Target did not have these same clearances, so be on the lookout I guess!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on July 17, 2012, 08:27 PM
Yeah none here, but that's nice...  I'd probably nab a few things on 50% off sales.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on July 17, 2012, 08:48 PM
I ALMOST snagged the two Vintage Class IIs they had (V-19 and Obi's fighter) but I have no room for them and no desire to own them really... I probably would have snagged two AATs if those vehicles were on clearance
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2012, 02:30 AM
Entertainment Earth Buy 1 Get 2nd 25% Off Sale (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?theme=star+wars&id=JE-405087801)

It's a good time to maybe pick up some items you were holding off on.  Especially since good sales seem hard to find these days.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 28, 2012, 07:39 PM
Alright, this isn't technically Vintage, but the Slave-1 pack is on sale at tru.com (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4020324&searchURL=false) for $79.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: solrac on July 29, 2012, 03:05 AM
10% off ONLINE order at Hasbrotoyshop.com

Enter promo code:  COMIC2012

code expires 7/31/2012 at 11:59 PM(ET)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 1, 2012, 01:04 PM
Interesting to compare to price between EE and BBTS on the same case. BBTS is $10 cheaper. I think HTS is $3 less than BBTS. I wonder why EE charges so much for a case? Is it because they need to pay Adam? <jk>  ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 1, 2012, 01:10 PM
EE does a lot of coupons and free shipping codes and that sort of thing, I am guessing that might have something to do with it?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 1, 2012, 09:53 PM
I'm pretty sure because they have three times the overhead as BBTS. EE is a huge operation with a huge warehouse and 40-50 employees.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 2, 2012, 12:25 AM
looks like HTS is going to start selling singles again real soon:

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/action-figures-star-wars?CD=2&BR=495&ST=NW&PG=4
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on August 2, 2012, 07:38 AM
Now, if they could tell you which version of Kithaba or Evazan you'd be ordering.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 2, 2012, 09:04 AM
I'll be happy if these do make it to "in Stock." At least I'll be able to finish off wave 4.

It seems waves 2 and 3 went up between last night and this morning with a lot selling out already.  :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 2, 2012, 09:20 AM
I'm pretty sure because they have three times the overhead as BBTS. EE is a huge operation with a huge warehouse and 40-50 employees.

You would assume they would be more efficient and would pass the saving on to you. Walmart is big but their prices are always lower than other retail. How come a guy running a comic book shop can sell cases cheaper than someone with ten times the employees? You would think that since EE is bigger they would get discounts from Hasbro that BBTS doesn't.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 2, 2012, 09:38 AM
That they do. They supposedly get the best price on cases on the planet. And, their wholesale discount is laughably small.

Now that the SDCC discount has expired, are there any other promos at HTS?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on August 2, 2012, 10:32 AM
You would assume they would be more efficient and would pass the saving on to you.

I would assume they don't pass those savings onto YOU, the buyer, because they are passing them onto US, your favorite fansites. ;)

Seriously, sales commissions at EE can reach up to 15% (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/help/faq.asp?&cat=1&num=5&searchfield=Affiliate+Program) if you send them enough volume.  It's easily one of the best commission sponsorship deals out there for fansites to help pay down thier costs. 

So, think of it this way - if you're buying a case from EE, you may be spending $10 more than buying from BBTS, but $10-20 of your purchase (depending on our monthly volume) is coming back here to help us pay the bills, send people to cover shows, and offer up the occasional kick-ass give-away.

[/end friendly sponsorship reminder ;)]
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on August 2, 2012, 11:01 AM
I did my duty when I ordered, guys!  Thanks for all you do!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 2, 2012, 11:04 AM
It seems waves 2 and 3 went up between last night and this morning with a lot selling out already.  :(

I was able to get an order in for the listed-as-"in-stock" Imperial Navy Commander I needed, as well as a second Luke Hoth, early this morning (around 7:45 AM), so hopefully it will actually be shipped to me.  First time I've placed an order with HTS since before last year's SDCC fiasco, so I don't know if completing an order for items listed as being in-stock guarantees you will actually get said items.

One would hope that part of Hasbro trying to correct the horrid situation at retail would be to keep individual figures in stock and available on HTS until Droid Factory hits.  Again, here's to hoping that is the case. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on August 2, 2012, 11:32 AM
I was able to get an order in for the listed-as-"in-stock" Imperial Navy Commander I needed, as well as a second Luke Hoth, early this morning (around 7:45 AM), so hopefully it will actually be shipped to me.

I am returning those same two figures to my local Target today, I decided I didn't want them and their secondary market value isn't good enough to justify selling them or trying to trade for something I actually want.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on August 2, 2012, 01:08 PM
Why aren't the new SW individual figure listings under "New to Hasbro Toy Shop"? I mean, it's not surprising or anything, just seems like it would have been helpful to give them a little profile.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 2, 2012, 02:23 PM
looks like the INC is back in stock right now
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 2, 2012, 04:02 PM
After all these years, this picture still applies.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/stormtrooper4retailersFLAT5.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on August 2, 2012, 06:50 PM
After all these years, this picture still applies.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/stormtrooper4retailersFLAT5.jpg)

Ahh, too true.  Although you could probably mix and match some of those now that distribution sucks everywhere, KMarts are mostly gone, etc.

By the way, I would totally buy the Target and Walmart Troopers if these were real.   ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 2, 2012, 07:28 PM
The HTS chimps are still the same. I like the prices on Kmart and Star Wars Shop. Kmart- $9.99  Star Wars Shop- $11.99. Those were the days.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Sprry75 on August 2, 2012, 11:29 PM
mother**** Hasbro.  I just picked up a set of the new TMNT figures from Playmates for $8.99 each from Target.  Way more plastic, more articulation, more weapons, and a better price point.  If Playmates can put out TMNT figures like that for $8.99, Star Wars guys should be $6.99, tops.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on August 3, 2012, 03:49 PM
After all these years, this picture still applies.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/stormtrooper4retailersFLAT5.jpg)

KB trooper is wondering why he hasn't gotten a paycheck in 4 years.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 3, 2012, 04:59 PM
mother**** Hasbro.  I just picked up a set of the new TMNT figures from Playmates for $8.99 each from Target.  Way more plastic, more articulation, more weapons, and a better price point.  If Playmates can put out TMNT figures like that for $8.99, Star Wars guys should be $6.99, tops.

I am pretty sure they do not have more articulation - I know for a fact most dont have ankles and many have no knees on top of that.  More plastic?  yes, but I havent inspected them enough yet to even say they are all unique sculpts - I am talking turtles here.  hi def pics here  http://www.itsalltrue.net/?p=19490 .  It looks like the shells and the heads are the only thing different to me. 

With Star Wars there is licensing costs, likeness costs, and, if it is not a clone, all unique, super articulated sculpts - with WAY more paint details. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 3, 2012, 05:41 PM
mother**** Hasbro.  I just picked up a set of the new TMNT figures from Playmates for $8.99 each from Target.  Way more plastic, more articulation, more weapons, and a better price point.  If Playmates can put out TMNT figures like that for $8.99, Star Wars guys should be $6.99, tops.

I am pretty sure they do not have more articulation - I know for a fact most dont have ankles and many have no knees on top of that.  More plastic?  yes, but I havent inspected them enough yet to even say they are all unique sculpts - I am talking turtles here.  hi def pics here  http://www.itsalltrue.net/?p=19490 .  It looks like the shells and the heads are the only thing different to me. 

With Star Wars there is licensing costs, likeness costs, and, if it is not a clone, all unique, super articulated sculpts - with WAY more paint details.

I read a review that stated they each have different sculpts. Michaelangelo in particular is smaller than the other turtles (since he's supposedly the youngest).

Plus, this looks like a lot more articulation to me (http://www.itsalltrue.net/wp-content/gallery/tmnt12/91083_Classic%20Raph.jpg).

I prefer the NECA turtles from a few years ago, based on the comics...but this is already way off-topic.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Sprry75 on August 3, 2012, 06:58 PM
Maybe I was getting a little hyperbolic with the articulation, but it's good enough (no ankles, but everything else...okay, no wrists either, but still...).  The sculpts are all unique.  They've even got distinct skin texture, different knee-pads, and little details on their shells and, um, whatever turtle fronts are called.

In any event, they're high quality and much heftier than Star Wars figures, at a lower price.

(Lando, your pic is of the bigger scale vintage repros; the ones I got are the ones in smashitwitdaclub's link...and they're really cool).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on August 4, 2012, 10:57 AM
mother**** Hasbro.  I just picked up a set of the new TMNT figures from Playmates for $8.99 each from Target.  Way more plastic, more articulation, more weapons, and a better price point.  If Playmates can put out TMNT figures like that for $8.99, Star Wars guys should be $6.99, tops.

I am pretty sure they do not have more articulation - I know for a fact most dont have ankles and many have no knees on top of that.  More plastic?  yes, but I havent inspected them enough yet to even say they are all unique sculpts - I am talking turtles here.  hi def pics here  http://www.itsalltrue.net/?p=19490 .  It looks like the shells and the heads are the only thing different to me. 

With Star Wars there is licensing costs, likeness costs, and, if it is not a clone, all unique, super articulated sculpts - with WAY more paint details.

I read a review that stated they each have different sculpts. Michaelangelo in particular is smaller than the other turtles (since he's supposedly the youngest).

Plus, this looks like a lot more articulation to me (http://www.itsalltrue.net/wp-content/gallery/tmnt12/91083_Classic%20Raph.jpg).

I prefer the NECA turtles from a few years ago, based on the comics...but this is already way off-topic.

I still have some or most of my original TMNT figs from when they first came out. The new deluxe ones look really good and have TONS of articulation - even finger and toe joints!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on August 4, 2012, 08:02 PM
The only one I'd get, KRAANG, doesn't look to have much articulation.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on August 5, 2012, 05:57 PM
Clone Wars & Legneds were a whopping $1 off at Target this week it seems.  $8.99 a sale price?  Ha...  ha...  ha...  ugh.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on August 5, 2012, 07:07 PM
Odd, I got the $1 off sale price when I bought a MH figure on Friday, but I didn't pay attention to the dates of the sale.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on August 5, 2012, 07:51 PM
I wasn't able to check either, I was in a hurry, but $1 off's going on there right now either way...  Not sure when it ends.  It shouldn't end at all IMO.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 5, 2012, 07:51 PM
That explains why Target near my work raised their prices to $11.29 just before the sale!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on August 6, 2012, 01:39 AM
Wow...  Well still were $9.99 here so $8.99 ultimately, but yeah...  $11.29.  There isn't any toy in that aisle worth that anymore.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 6, 2012, 11:44 AM
That store only has cloud car pilots, dengar and endor rebels. No wonder they won't sell.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on August 7, 2012, 05:00 AM
Toys R Us sale, Free Movie Heroes figure with purchase of any Star wars action figure, vehicle or role play toy purchase of $30+

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=10305/#details (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=10305/#details)

Not that there's a lot of desirable figure from that series...even "free". Maybe you might get lucky and find wave 2.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 11, 2012, 10:14 PM
Don't know if this is the place to post this, but the rumors of the "Legends" assortment being discontinued in Walmart's planogram definitely seems to be referring to the DTF wave of figures and not Movie Heroes.  I hit two different Walmarts this morning that had just "completed" their resets, and there were pegs for CW (2-4), Vintage (2-4), and MH (2-4) in each store.  And, in proving what we have been saying for years, Walmart, instead of actually clearancing the DTF figures off the pegs, had stocked each of the 6-12 pegs full of DTF figures.  I guess it's a good thing that the last vintage wave are official internet exclusives (as opposed to the rest of the year, which has been internet exclusive for all intents and purposes), because there's no way that Walmart is getting anything new now.  All three assortments (theoretically) were at 9.96 in the new reset here, as well (Vintage had, oddly enough, been lagging behind at 8.96 for a few months).

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on August 12, 2012, 09:38 AM
I finally had a chance to see the new Walmart plan-o-gram too last night, and it is different from the one shown over at JTA. This one had 3 pegs for TCW, 3 pegs for Vintage, and only 2 for Legends. There was designated space for the Class I series, but Class II was no longer included.

There was nothing on there about DTF, but as stated above they just fill all the pegs with that garbage anyway so obviously that means nothing to them.

And good luck squeezing any MTT's on that aisle.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 12, 2012, 10:18 AM
TRU $5 off anything coupon - no minimum purchase

http://babiesrustv.com/promo/brucoupon.html?programId=16889091&source=TRU&imageType=thumbnail&merchantId=12524259&affiliateId=12689819&viewType=viewFull

print one in Google Chrome, and one in IE and you will get two coupons each with unique barcodes
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on August 12, 2012, 11:36 AM
Looks like you can print a max of 5 per browser as I got 5 from Safari and 5 from Firefox. I assume I could keep downloading browsers and keep printing but I don't think I'll use 5 let alone 10 before it expires.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 12, 2012, 11:46 AM
they were all unique codes?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jayson on August 12, 2012, 11:50 AM
they were all unique codes?

5 of one code, 5 of another.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 12, 2012, 12:17 PM
neat, another unique code was texted to my phone
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: P-Siddy on August 12, 2012, 12:20 PM
It would be nice if TRU got those pilot and Ewok sets so I can use these.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 13, 2012, 10:17 AM
Make sure you remove the coupon's spyware toolbar it installs without your permission after you print the coupons.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on August 13, 2012, 11:16 AM
Looks like Wal-Mart upped the price of Battle Packs to $24.96... at least I don't remember them being that high, other than the exclusive 3D battle packs.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 13, 2012, 03:36 PM
Make sure you remove the coupon's spyware toolbar it installs without your permission after you print the coupons.

What's this now?

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 13, 2012, 08:20 PM
It includes a spyware toolbar tracker. Fortunately, its easy to get rid of. Under IE9 go to tools, then Manage Add-Ins. Delete any weird toolbars you have now. You can also delete it from add/remove programs. I'd suggest also deleting your cookies and internet cache.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 14, 2012, 10:31 AM
I went up to Big Bear last week. The local kmart had four B-Wings for $20 each. No AT-STs in sight.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on August 18, 2012, 11:02 AM
TRU $5 off anything coupon - no minimum purchase

http://babiesrustv.com/promo/brucoupon.html?programId=16889091&source=TRU&imageType=thumbnail&merchantId=12524259&affiliateId=12689819&viewType=viewFull

print one in Google Chrome, and one in IE and you will get two coupons each with unique barcodes

Promo no longer available. I waited too long. After all that getting my Java updated and crap.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on August 23, 2012, 01:06 AM
I got a coupon in the mail tonight for TRU, good only tomorrow (go figure, I was just there) for like 20% off $70...  Two $40 exclusives makes that a nice coupon folks!  Check your mail.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on August 23, 2012, 09:50 AM
Also buy 2 get 3rd free on Star Wars, Spidey, Marvel, and Joe figures.  Today only though (with coupon)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on August 30, 2012, 11:53 AM
TRU Podracer set is $12.49 until the end of September. Couldn't resist at that price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on August 30, 2012, 01:40 PM
After September, it's free, right?  :D

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 30, 2012, 07:45 PM
That's the only way they will get rid of them.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 30, 2012, 07:54 PM
I'll pick one up for that price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on August 31, 2012, 08:04 AM
Got a $5 off any $25 purchase from TRU.  BOGOHO all Star Wars until Monday too - not sure if that includes exclusives or not though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 31, 2012, 08:55 AM
Got a $5 off any $25 purchase from TRU.  BOGOHO all Star Wars until Monday too - not sure if that includes exclusives or not though.

pretty sweet deal then - one could grab the exclusive pilot and ewok packs and use the $5 off coupon and walk out the door getting them for $27.50 per set
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on August 31, 2012, 09:42 AM
Some of those are not valid with any other offer, if a sale counts as an offer.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on August 31, 2012, 11:52 AM
JTA is reporting that the BOGOHO deal does apply to the Ewok/Pilot packs too.

Ugh, I just bought mine yesterday. Would have waited and picked up an extra for my friend if I had known about this.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 31, 2012, 03:47 PM
JTA is reporting that the BOGOHO deal does apply to the Ewok/Pilot packs too.

Ugh, I just bought mine yesterday. Would have waited and picked up an extra for my friend if I had known about this.

Take your receipt in and they will adjust it - this has happened to me before and they will just handle it like you returned them and then re-charge you out and then issue you the credit for the difference.

I did this with the TPM Vintage figures - I bought three cases worth PLUS more army builders of the Battle Droid and Naboo Trooper when I came upon the employees working about six cases of them and the very next day they had a BOGO50% sale and I was able to get them to just adjust based on the receipt, I didn't have to bring any product back into the store.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 5, 2012, 08:48 PM
I just got a coupon emailed to me from TRU for buy one get one 75% off on all Star Wars action figures, play sets & accessories valid 9/6/12 only

plus a save $10 off $50 of regularly priced merchandise - this coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on September 6, 2012, 11:31 AM
HEB (local grocery chain in Texas) had Movie Heroes and Clone Wars figs marked down to $2.50 when I stopped by this morning... of course they had only Yodas and Battle Droids and Qui-Gons but still.

I've actually been finding new-ish Vintage figs there too. Nothing great selection wise, but I did snag the Blu-Ray wave there in April and I got an Evazan and a Kithaba there not too long ago. Also snagged a new Marvel Universe comic pack a few weeks ago too.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 6, 2012, 11:34 AM
I forgot to mention here that I was in my local Meijer store the other day and they had Buy 1 Get 1 free for the Vintage line - I was shocked to see that.  Then of course I realized all they had were TPM figures....
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on September 6, 2012, 11:58 AM
I just got a coupon emailed to me from TRU for buy one get one 75% off on all Star Wars action figures, play sets & accessories valid 9/6/12 only

plus a save $10 off $50 of regularly priced merchandise - this coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon

Price adjustment time!  I got the same email + an extra $10 off coupon for a "friend"
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on September 16, 2012, 12:15 PM
Buy2Get1 Free on all SW & Joe figs and LEGO at TRU this week.  Target has the maul bp for $18..
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on September 18, 2012, 11:04 PM
Target has the maul bp for $18..

Is that at all Targets?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on September 19, 2012, 12:21 AM
Yes...  it should be.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 19, 2012, 09:00 AM
Target has the maul bp for $18..

Is that at all Targets?

yeah it was in their advertisement.  Also the Vintage 3 pack are on sale for $17.99 too
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 19, 2012, 09:34 AM
Yes, the vintage 3-packs was a nice discount. Was able to get the pair I just bought price adjusted.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on September 19, 2012, 01:12 PM
What's the time limit for price adjustments? I bought the Return of Maul set just last week but the new Vintage 3 packs at the middle of August. Would love to get an adjustment on those, that would be about $15 total.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on September 19, 2012, 01:37 PM
Buy new under the sale and return it on your old receipt if they won't adjust prices.  That's what I do because I run into them often saying they won't price adjust stuff.  :-\  They're big fans of saying you have to return it and wait to find it on the pegs and yada yada yada...

So I just go buy new and return old.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 19, 2012, 01:40 PM
What's the time limit for price adjustments? I bought the Return of Maul set just last week but the new Vintage 3 packs at the middle of August. Would love to get an adjustment on those, that would be about $15 total.

I think it is a week. 

Buy another set and then just return them with your old receipt. 

Don't have the first receipt?  Did you buy the first set with a credit card?  If so rebuy the packs with a different credit card or cash.  Then return the new sets at Customer service and say you lost your receipt.  Hand them the credit card from the first purchase and they can then look up that transaction from your card.    ;D I love Target...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on September 19, 2012, 01:46 PM
I bought them all with a debit card... they're all on three different receipts too since I bought them at different times. I'll give it a shot within the next day or so, but I'm too lazy to re-buy the sets. :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 19, 2012, 02:05 PM
debit card works the same as credit card in my formula above  :P just use a different card if you decide to repurchase.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 19, 2012, 03:24 PM
Isn't that Star Wars figure laundering?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 19, 2012, 04:14 PM
Isn't that Star Wars figure laundering?

lol, I guess one could look at it that way!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on September 19, 2012, 04:24 PM
I got both of my Maul BP's price adjusted today...$4.18 back in my pocket. WINNING
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 5, 2012, 04:54 PM
I was just at TRU and saw a sign that said all Star Wars single figures are Buy 1 Get 1 free.  I grabbed 6 figures from the Lost Line wave and it is legit.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on October 5, 2012, 08:44 PM
I did the same.  I thought that at $5 a figure this would be one of the few opportunities to do some army building.  Gotta love a BOGO sale.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on October 6, 2012, 08:46 AM
Depending on what they are charging for individual figures, that could be a pretty good deal. We have a brand new TRU opening next week and I am really hoping they have a good selection of recent vintage waves. I've still never seen Nom, Aayla, Starkiller, etc on the pegs anyplace.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 6, 2012, 11:55 PM
Sounds like a nice deal...  too bad TRU's a bitch to get to here, and rarely worth it.  :-\
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 7, 2012, 03:34 PM
I think I saw it on Twitter but I can't recall, but somewhere I know I saw it posted that K-Mart had figures for like $6.49...  This isn't a nationwide sale yet.  K-Mart's kind of like Wal-Mart in that they don't always run sales the same...  Sometimes they do though.  But yeah this sale's not part of it yet.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on October 9, 2012, 07:59 AM
Sounds like a nice deal...  too bad TRU's a bitch to get to here, and rarely worth it.  :-\

See now TRU I have nearby in both directions.  Let me know if you ever want to swap Kmart goodies for TRU's.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on October 9, 2012, 08:53 AM
I wonder how much grief they would give me if I tried to get them to honor the BOGOF deal for Kul Teska. The TRU across the river still has a couple of these and I would really like an extra to open up. I mean, it's technically an action figure, right?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 9, 2012, 02:46 PM
TRU's are everywhere here, I just have to go 45 minutes to get to one pretty much...  Not fun really if you're hunting, and coming up empty.  TRU's also not cheap so I tend to put them on the lower end of my toy runs unless there's a sale I feel sure will make it worth my while.

The nice thing on TRU is you can usually call with a UPC # and get an item held for a day.  That was how I got my Ewoks and Speederbike.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 9, 2012, 07:51 PM
TRU is crap here except for exclusives, there's been no evidence of any new figures of any assortment in 5 months or even carry forwards from later cases. I can't even find anything worthwhile to buy one get one free. And the pegs are mostly empty, and have been for 2 or more months.  Why do they refuse to restock or reorder? What the hell?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 9, 2012, 09:13 PM
Mine have gotten stuff in probably a little more steady than WM or Target...  I've seen evidence of Wave 4, 5, and 6 there this year...  That's more than I can say for almost any other store than K-Mart.

Actually I've seen a good bit of Wave 6 there but once this week's sale hit those basically dwindled down to Vader's, Leia's, and Jar Jar's.  All the army builders just vanished like a fart in the wind...  Not a shock there since basically army building's still popular, it's just priced out of reality for most.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 13, 2012, 10:18 PM
Meijers has vintage starfighter vehicles at $20 and Movie Heroes ones at $25 (I think). Deluxe/class 1 at $14. Until the end of the month, IIRC. Battle packs at $18....not that they have anything new here.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 13, 2012, 11:26 PM
Fun tonight to find out that my TRU is apparantly the only one on Earth NOT selling B1G1 Free SW vintage figures. :)

The discount didn't apply to them it seemed, just MH and CW.  Oh joy.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 14, 2012, 12:37 PM
That sucks! Look at the bright side, there is nothing to buy anyway.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 14, 2012, 01:30 PM
There were a couple things I'd have gotten, but yeah, no...   :-\  TRU's one of my least favorite places.  It's a trip to any of them for me, and they've basically taken up the KayBee mantle of overpricing stuff...  That's why I miss KayBee haha.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 15, 2012, 01:05 AM
  I've seen evidence of Wave 4, 5, and 6 there this year...  That's more than I can say for almost any other store than K-Mart.


You found evidence alright.  Evidence of a crime.  And that crime is poor (or in many cases absent altogether) distribution.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on October 15, 2012, 10:19 AM
I don't understand the comment on the front page about getting a price adjustment from Target if you bought a Clone Wars Dropship recently...wouldn't that only apply if you had bought two?

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 15, 2012, 02:40 PM
Yeah, basically...  I figured people could figure out on their own that they need to meet the requirements, but judging by what I've read lately, many have found more than one.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on October 15, 2012, 10:15 PM
Yeah, basically...  I figured people could figure out on their own that they need to meet the requirements, but judging by what I've read lately, many have found more than one.

Thanks, yeah,  I wasn't sure it would work if you had bought them on separate tickets, but as it turns out, it does. I took my receipts in tonight and they couldn't do a price adjustment per se, but did run them through as returns and re-purchases on the same ticket to get the deal to kick in. So I got about $8.50 back.

While I was there I picked up another Dropship along with another Darth Maul BP which was also on sale for 17.99. The nice thing is, you can mix and match any items you want, they just take 50% off whatever the cheaper item is. So those both came in at about $26 total. =WIN! :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 15, 2012, 11:24 PM
Geeze, another Dropship?  You're killing me man.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 16, 2012, 01:57 AM
BTW our readers maybe noticed that TRU.com is running a 3-day sale, B1G1 50% off (guess Target lit a fire) and this one is better than the B1G1 40% off all around...  The latter you could only use once per order, I found that out mid-order of some speederbikes...  The current sale lets you stack the deal so you can buy more than 2 of an item, plus free shipping if you order enough.

A decent deal as, for me anyway, the bikes were under $18 each...  I can live with that for sure since I'm getting some extras of this.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 16, 2012, 10:32 PM
My TRU has the Ewoks/Pilots sticker on the shelves for $39.99. Neither set was present. Still that seems extremely expensive.

They had so Angry Birds Star Wars sets. These include the early bird set, the Jabba the hut set and the ATAT set. Speederbikes were also present. There were about three dozen pod racer sets. No wonder TRU never stocks exclusives.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 16, 2012, 11:07 PM
That's been the price on these sets Phruby...  I'm surprised you've not seen them yet, I take it?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 17, 2012, 12:43 AM
Never saw them.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 17, 2012, 03:07 AM
Wow...  Even here they started sitting a while ago.  Not long after the 2nd shipment of them hit they pretty much hit the "$40 is too much" wall.  Cali sure has a lotta free cash to spend. :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 17, 2012, 04:13 PM
I have a mountain of them here in Indiana...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on October 28, 2012, 01:36 PM
Sales:

K-Mart Endor AT-ST $29.99

 AT-ST Drivers and Ewok Scouts $12.99

TRU clone shuttle $39.99 (the one everyone else clearanced out a year ago.)

Toys R Us Ewoks/Pilots packs $29.99
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on October 31, 2012, 07:01 PM
At K-mart, if you use your Rewards card, you get a $5 card if you spend $50+ right now good for a few days.  $5 off a SW figure is $5 off a SW figure. :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scott on November 4, 2012, 11:14 AM
Vintage is on sale at Target this week...$7.99
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 4, 2012, 12:06 PM
Vintage is on sale at Target this week...$7.99

Cool! Time to stock up on QuiGon Jinn and ObiWan Kenobi!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on November 4, 2012, 12:13 PM
$5 off any $20 SW purchase @ target too in the Sunday paper circulars kids!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on November 4, 2012, 06:58 PM
Vintage is on sale at Target this week...$7.99

Cool! Time to stock up on QuiGon Jinn and ObiWan Kenobi!!!

You mean Ben Quadrinaros and Quinlan Vos!

It's really sad that Target has done literally zero restocks in 10 months
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 4, 2012, 08:23 PM
they might have.  all the later cases that weren't TPM wave still had so many TPM wave figures carried over into them.  People may have bought out the rest or bought new figures and returned TPM figures in their place...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 5, 2012, 04:20 AM
Here it's everyone...  Every TPM fig can be found, no matter who it is, except Maul and Sidious who seemed to sell.  Everyone else, easy to get.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 8, 2012, 09:42 AM
Just saw this special pack at WM for Black Friday:

(http://adscans.bfads.net/a/988/i_Walmart_2012_Star-Wars-8pk-Action-Figures_1352358794.jpg)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on November 8, 2012, 12:25 PM
Wow, all the crappy figures no one wants...in one convenient package!

I actually kind of like the idea of an 8-pack. But not of that stuff. They should do one with just all the Clone Wars figures post-Wave 1 this year. Or any of the recent vintage waves other than the Lost Wave.

IMHO, if the Legends/Movie Heroes stuff really outsold TVC as Hasbro claims, we would never see stuff like this.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on November 8, 2012, 12:53 PM
I dunno....if I found one of those with enough army builders in it and some that had the bonus weapons (I miss those), I might plunk down $25.

Or save it away because it'll be worth $$$$ because completists later decide they really need a piece of exclusive cardboard.  :P

Just how many billions of Iron Man figures were made?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 8, 2012, 02:47 PM
I'd buy the 8pack Avengers set. My son is into super heroes and would love that.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 8, 2012, 03:06 PM
It really is a great deal for gift givers to pick up for kids.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on November 8, 2012, 06:22 PM
It's a great venue for swapping out figures you don't want for ones you do.  >:D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 9, 2012, 09:09 AM
Funny how sometimes I see the swap happen for even better figures returned.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 11, 2012, 09:24 AM
Randomly found some remnants of the 501st trooper case at TRU and picked him up. Same day, my buddy found the same case at WM.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 22, 2012, 11:34 AM
TRU Groupon: http://www.groupon.com//raf/UserReferral_rp/121015/10r1act/lk/uu19052870
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on November 22, 2012, 11:40 AM
TRU Groupon:  http://www.groupon.com/deals/toys-r-us-november-pittsburgh?utm_medium=afl&utm_campaign=1225267&utm_source=rvs

Nice deal - thanks for posting!  Too bad you can't get more than one...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 23, 2012, 10:25 PM
http://www.groupon.com//raf/UserReferral_rp/121015/10r1act/lk/uu19052870

another groupon at another location - I was able to buy another.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on November 23, 2012, 11:25 PM
http://www.groupon.com//raf/UserReferral_rp/121015/10r1act/lk/uu19052870

another groupon at another location - I was able to buy another.

Worked for me too.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on November 25, 2012, 08:04 PM
So after almost three years of being a TRU Rewards member, I FINALLY spent enough money to get a coupon offer. I can trade in all of my points for a whopping...

One dollar  ::)

I've heard Jesse talk about how much you have to spend to get coupons, but this is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dan on November 25, 2012, 08:27 PM
I can trade in all of my points for a whopping...

One dollar  ::)


Same here, it made me laugh when I opened the email- I'll spend 1$ in gas to get there!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on November 26, 2012, 11:08 AM
I got the same thing...I guess they are converting over points for some kind of holiday cash-back promotion?

That is a ridiculous slap in the fact considering how much money I drop in that place.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 26, 2012, 04:05 PM
K-Mart's rewards program's vastly superior in every way, not to mention they're competitive with pricing on household stuff too, you just have to look harder usually.

TRU, if they had a real rewards program like the others I'm involved in, would get a lot more of my moolah.  Same with WM and Target.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on November 27, 2012, 12:01 AM
I think Target's 5% Red Card is pretty enticing.  Between that and the general DPCI for toys, I'd prefer to shop there over anywhere else.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 27, 2012, 04:35 PM
HTS is putting a bunch of figures in stock right now   :)

Malgus, INC, Starkiller, etc
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on November 27, 2012, 04:43 PM
INC's out of stock, but others are up.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on November 27, 2012, 05:51 PM
INC's out of stock, but others are up.

INC, Shae, Starkiller, and 501st are all out of stock.  Bugger.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on November 29, 2012, 09:36 AM
Anyone need some coupon codes for Entertainment Earth (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?id=JE-405087801&theme=Star+Wars)?

2012EE5 - $5 off order of $50 or more.
2012EE10 - $10 off order of $90 or more.

[shamlessplug] (don't forget to use the linky above when ordering from EE!  we appreciate the business, even moreso now as we continue repairs on our front page! ;)) [/shamelessplug]
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 5, 2012, 03:53 PM
$10 off purchase of $50 or more at Target (http://coupons.target.com/friends-and-fans-coupons?ref=tgt_adv_xasd0001&AFID=Performics_Skimlinks_0004d02125c098810a2a404ae0004745&LNM=SkimLinks%20Primary%20Link)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 6, 2012, 08:14 AM
tons of toys on sale today at amazon:  http://slickdeals.net/f/5650132-Amazon-Toys-Games-Sale-3-75-Star-Wars-Vintage-Figures-4-16-piece-Blip-Squinkies-5-Disney-Brave-Transforming-Triplets-Dolls-6-Star-Wars-Electronic-Blaster-11-amp-Many-Mo

Wolf pack $15
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on December 6, 2012, 09:44 AM
tons of toys on sale today at amazon:  Wolf pack $15

[shamlessplug] (don't forget to use the JediDefender Referral Linky (http://www.amazon.com/Toys-Holiday-Event/b/ref=as_acph_tg_thd_122_1222?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&node=360960011&tag=jedidefender-20) when ordering from Amazon!  We appreciate the business, even moreso now as we continue repairs on our front page! ;)) [/shamelessplug]
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: iFett on December 6, 2012, 10:43 AM
Whoops   :-[

Seriously.  sorry
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 6, 2012, 12:40 PM
oh wow, I didnt even know there was an amazon referral link!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 7, 2012, 11:05 PM
I think I used it.

Naboo Pilot is $3.99. Wow. That's cheap.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 8, 2012, 04:19 PM
Prices change as fast as gas prices on Amazon. I saw Wedge for $4.99 now he is back to $9.99.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 8, 2012, 05:25 PM
they were all part of a special toy sale on amazon - they might be doing another one before Christmas.  But yes, the price of things on amazon can fluctuate all the time.  check out this website if you have never seen it:  camelcamelcamel.com

it tracks prices of items on amazon - all you have to do is put in the items url at amazon

sorry if this is old news to everyone   :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on December 8, 2012, 10:49 PM
Cool!  Thanks for the tip.
Title: $3 figures
Post by: bobafett14 on December 21, 2012, 03:28 PM
I responded to a recent postat PSWCS.  The had a handful of VC figs at about $3 ea.  Bought 4. 

A few notes...

1) gohastings.com loads up my eail with ads. Had torespond to stp that.
2) Thyship in a mailer envelope,s 2 showed up minty, 2 had dinged bubbles.

Just a waring in case you have to have minty figs.

Not complaining as for $3 it's still a decent deal.  (Ended up bing abou $4ea. once shipping is figured in)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on December 22, 2012, 07:04 AM
What is postat pswcs?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on December 22, 2012, 08:40 AM
I buy CD's occasionally from Go Hastings on eBay...did not realize they dabbled in toys too, good to know. I only had a problem with 1 item I ordered there and they issued me a prompt refund in full, so no complaints here...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 22, 2012, 01:40 PM
I think this board needs a spell chekr.   :-[
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 22, 2012, 05:27 PM
I'm guessing Bob was on his phone.  I've been posting from mine more often too.  He was talking about a post at the PSWCS group (PA group's email list).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Paul on December 22, 2012, 10:14 PM
You still have an "email group"?  How Retro!!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 23, 2012, 04:31 PM
You'd have to talk to Cable on that. :x
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 23, 2012, 06:30 PM
$4.99 Rebel Fleet Troopers at AMazon currently...super saver shipping qualified, too. Kithaba is under $6, too.  $4.12 super battle droids (vintage) as well.

All the remaining Wave 17 figures have gone back up in price, except the the episode 1 repacks.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 23, 2012, 06:55 PM
the Naboo pilot is the super steal at $2.64 a pop
also the senate Guard is $4.57
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on December 24, 2012, 08:59 AM
I ordered another $55 in figures using Jeff's JD link above.  Mo' savings for me and mo' savings for JD.  Thanks for the head's up on pricing!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: bobafett14 on December 24, 2012, 12:59 PM
I think this board needs a spell chekr.   :-[

Yeah,

I try to log on at work from time to time and fly through about 3 or 4 sites, and blast as many posts as I can in a short amount of time.  unfortunately, my PC at work is crap, runs extremely slow, sticks, an often I just hit send.  If I went back and spellchecked everything I'd be here all freakin day.  Pain in the @.

Side note.. I was able to snag a Darth Vader supreme costume this weekend for $300. I thought it was a steal, and usually can't find one under $400 on ebay!  Should look good in the collection room once I get a mannequin for it.  I'll need one that's at least 6'2"  I'd like to have it in one corner and my vintage ROTJ arcade game  in the opposite corner.  Might motivate me to get the arcade games out of the garage.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 27, 2012, 09:58 PM
Hey, at least your work puter lets you still log in.  :)  That's quickly fading away at a lot of places, haha.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on December 28, 2012, 10:47 PM
Word on the street from Jedi Temple Archives was that the WM Exclusive Wave of figures were found at 5Below which is pretty awesome.  Good figures in that wave for sure.  I'd like to see more Vintage, but WM TPM Wave had a lot of good army builders between the pilots and the Gungan and Destroyer Droid.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on December 29, 2012, 01:36 PM
Tusken Raider, even with the swivel elbows, ain't bad.

I never got any of those figures. I knew they'd be blown out some day.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Greg on January 9, 2013, 10:00 PM
I found (and purchased) seven of the Wal-Mart DTF figures at Five Below. I got a Gungan, Yoda, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and Naboo Pilot for myself, and the R5 and Destroyer Droid for trades or resale or something... I was hoping to find a Maul but no luck. Hopefully they restock for Valentines or Easter. Even though the figures have been widely available it's very hard to beat the prices.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on January 9, 2013, 10:06 PM
4 trips since Xmas and I've found nothing. I feel cheated, because I think they won't get the gamorrean guard wave at all and i've wasted gas.

Remember when there were great after Xmas clearances? There's nothing out there. Not here. You wouldn't know it was after Christmas time at all!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on January 9, 2013, 11:17 PM
Don't look for the "big bin".  Mine were all hanging on a few pegs in the back, which is where the post-xmas figs go.  A lot of it winds up in their stock rooms too.  Last year there were cases upon cases of Vinty AOTC wave sitting sealed in the back of my local 5 Below.

I'm sure my local one has some more cases of WM wave and Vinty hanging around, and they may get a new display for Easter or something, but I'd say the big bin o crap is done for a little while.  Hopefully not though.

Mine had maybe one case of WM wave out.  I saw all but the generic Naboo Pilot.  I'm not hopeful of finding many Gammies now, but I'm hopeful of finding more.  They seem to be hooked on SW swag.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on January 10, 2013, 08:33 AM
I agree, the lack of post-holiday clearancing is really lackluster compared to years' past. Walmart has the MTT on markdown, and the Class I sets for $8, not sure what they are doing with the midsize stuff. And Target has the Darth Maul pack for 50% off, but that's about it.

I think this is a direct result of Hasbro's waffling on a plan for 2013. If they could just confirm they will be shipping new Clone Wars product soon, for example, stores could start blowing out those godawful Wave 1 pegwarmers. But because no one knows what is happening, we're stuck in limbo.

I really feel like at this point that everything in the Darth Maul packaging should be immediately clearanced.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on January 10, 2013, 11:00 AM
4 trips since Xmas and I've found nothing. I feel cheated, because I think they won't get the gamorrean guard wave at all and i've wasted gas.

Remember when there were great after Xmas clearances? There's nothing out there. Not here. You wouldn't know it was after Christmas time at all!

Um, "cheated" is not having any 5 Below stores within 250 miles.   ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on January 10, 2013, 03:37 PM
4 trips since Xmas and I've found nothing. I feel cheated, because I think they won't get the gamorrean guard wave at all and i've wasted gas.

Remember when there were great after Xmas clearances? There's nothing out there. Not here. You wouldn't know it was after Christmas time at all!

Um, "cheated" is not having any 5 Below stores within 250 miles.   ;)

That's just more "cheated". In the past I felt the same about Ollies (there is one in driving distance now), Fred Meyer,  Ross (especially Ross) etc...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on January 10, 2013, 04:30 PM
I feel that way about Meijers and all those midwest stores that seemed to sell stuff cheaper than any other retailer.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on January 17, 2013, 09:33 PM
The special collectors 3-packs are being clearanced at Target.

And if you are certain person at another website, that's an excuse to vent at supposedly cheapskate collectors, because, blah, blah...these sets were so good or something that they shouldn't have made it to clearance (even though the earlier ones did).

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on January 17, 2013, 09:59 PM
These sets were ok...  neat...  better than some stuff...  They were still 2 figures I had, and one I didn't.  They were ok sets.  Better than a lot of last year's sets.

I got some of those for $7 though, even at a toy show, so yeah...  I think that says a lot about the whole idea.  Multi-packs work better when you're getting more for less I think.  The K-Mart 2-packs gave you something quasi-new and for $15.  That's the mark.  The Target sets gave you a new figure, and 2 you didn't want, for a bit more than $15.

You can argue that the 2 you didn't want balanced things out, or you could argue that you got 2 figures you didn't want to get one you did want, and thus felt cheated out of more money.

On waiting for clearance, to me that's a gamble and a personal choice...  You have to accept that, should you take that gamble, you're leaving yourself open to missing out and going secondary market on them.  I personally didn't need to wait because I lucked into an uber cheap set courtesy of a West Coast buddy that got them at clearance prices upon release...  I was lucky in that, and I know it.

That said, while the Snaggletooth set sold better, it didn't sell great, and that just speaks volumes about these I think.  They're a nice enough concept but they're like so much in this hobby in that they're overpriced even with a new figure in them.  At clearance prices I may nab 1 more of each for customizing, but only on clearance and I'll take the gamble on the droid set going lower.

You can't point fingers at collectors for waiting though.  That's simply economics of whatever is right or wrong with the hobby.  $15 AT-ST Driver sets sold.  $22-ish 3-packs with only 1 new figure didn't.  MTT's sold at $60-ish and Clone Shuttles didn't even sell out down to $20 or less since Amazon still has 'em and they went under $16 shipped a year ago.  It's a gamble to wait but it can really pay off because ultimately the market dictates it on SO MUCH of the stuff we get.

I LOVED the 1:18 airplanes Wal-Mart carried, but so many came out so rapidly, and they hit clearance...  and they were only like $50-$60!  A steal for a hyper detalied basically huge model/toy.  Markets said it was too much though, despite my opinion to the contrary.  It is what it is.

Of course, now they're almost all fetching double or more their original retail, but I digress.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on January 19, 2013, 12:51 PM
The special collectors 3-packs are being clearanced at Target.

And if you are certain person at another website, that's an excuse to vent at supposedly cheapskate collectors, because, blah, blah...these sets were so good or something that they shouldn't have made it to clearance (even though the earlier ones did).



Saw that last night, too. TVC basic figures are also on clearance at Target. Saw some for $6.98 each last night. So I figured why not get a couple more Battle Droids for my MTT?  But I get the feeling that TVC figures on clearance probably aren't going to last for long.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on January 19, 2013, 07:52 PM
The vintage at Target weren't marked down here. Or there was so little i didn't try to price check them.

I did find the Discover the Force wave at Five Below finally....they got one case out. Picked up the Gungan.

Saw more $5 Saga Legends, last wave, at TJ Maxx/Marshalls, none of the desirable ones. I'd have talked myself into the Super battle droid and shocktrooper if they had the bonus weapons, but the last releases did not.

TRU, the jerks, had the Aayla Secura wave in stock, minus a few figures, since there's no sale this week.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: bobafett14 on January 20, 2013, 09:52 AM
I'll probably post in a few places, but the 3-D figures just hit a few days ago at my 5 Below in Pittsburgh.  Grabbed the yellow astromech, Destroyer droid, mawhonic, etc. etc.  $5ea.  Note: the fighter pod 4 packs that were $3ea. are gone.. pretty quickly I might add.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on January 21, 2013, 10:37 PM
Finally found some Target clearance goodness today, $6.98 TVC figs and $17.48 TVC 3-packs.

Looks like stores brought any remaining 3-pack stock out of the backrooms to unload, but not so with the figures. It's the same stinky garbage that's been rotting on the pegs since before Christmas.  >:(

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on January 21, 2013, 11:42 PM
Finally found some Target clearance goodness today, $6.98 TVC figs and $17.48 TVC 3-packs.

Looks like stores brought any remaining 3-pack stock out of the backrooms to unload, but not so with the figures. It's the same stinky garbage that's been rotting on the pegs since before Christmas.  >:(

Saw the same thing at a Minneapolis Target.  Still not cheap enough for me to bite on either.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 10, 2013, 06:38 PM
Meijer has vintage (and other lines) for $8 until March. They had the Lost Line look wave in. Maybe a store fluke, maybe not. I don't check often enough to tell. I know when I got there, all the sandtroopers were gone...not sure I've ever seen it.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2013, 01:00 AM
I see one at TRU now and again, maybe keep looking there? 

Meijer does nice sales.  Wish we had that here.  We barely have WM and Target.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 11, 2013, 12:38 PM
Meijer was/is bad for getting one wave in and nothing the rest of the year...or is that Target now? Occassionally, they'll be a fluke and they'll get something "rare". They were the only place I saw the last comic pack wave. And dammit, I even saw a set or two on clearance. I wish I'd gotten them all.

They can be inconsistent. One store got GI JOE modern figures, another store sat  on the same 6 Rise of Cobra figures until, well, this year. Now two remaining Neo Vipers are $3.50 (50% off).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2013, 03:38 PM
I guess it's kind of like K-Mart is now...  You can find one store that'll get one case of almost every wave, and one store will get one case and sit on it.  THey're good about their exclusives so far, but basic figures, this past year at least, were more spotty.  They were the only store that didn't overload on TPM wave though for the most part.  One near me got a TPM case in way later in the year, haha.  That poor store.  Sold through though, oddly enough.  Go figure right?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on February 11, 2013, 11:17 PM
I snagged two Battle Droids at Target for $5 each.

Also at some point over the weekend I wound up at Wal-Mart and bought the Dewback and Vulture Droid on sale. I awoke the next morning sober and immediately regretted the decision, so I returned them today. :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2013, 11:21 PM
Vulture Droid's really nice...  Mine are down near $21 but I think I'll wait or not get any because I have enough vultures.  I'd love a really cheap Dewback for a pack animal but otherwise, I just don't care about it at this point either.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on February 11, 2013, 11:26 PM
Whoops, I meant to post this in Recent Purchases, but it kinda fits here, heh.

Anyway, yeah, I wouldn't mind having the two but ultimately it came down to "Do I really want these"? The Vulture Droid is cool but it has nobody to fight in the air in my army. And I was never that big a fan of the new Dewback anyway, so I decided I'd rather save the money.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on February 14, 2013, 03:30 PM
Bazinga!

Target Clearance Bonanza:

TVC figures for $2.98, army-building Naboo guards and Battle Droids anyone?

Target Exclusive TVC 3-packs for $7.48, that's a lot of Snaggletooth for your money!

Midsize vehicles down to $8.48 I believe? What's left of them anyway...

A guy could go crazy with a sale like this, what with vintage ending at all.

Begs the question though, once TVC is gone, and the remaining TCW remnants (assuming they are not shipping any more old cases at this point), what does that leave them to sell for SW figures? That MH Yoda stuff seems DOA domestically, and those stinky pegwarmers can only last so long.

Would have been nice to see some of those vintage greatest hits cases hit there, maybe under a different DPCI?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 14, 2013, 05:19 PM
Duh-huh. Targets near me, two of them yesterday. Stuff was still a lame 30% off. Only vehicles I found were those pod racers. The one store with good figures is an annoying drive away...doubt I'll go back.

I did score some awesome cookie and brownie mixes on clearance at Target last week.  :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2013, 12:11 PM
Reports are starting to filter in this morning that TRU is running a $5 sale on Vintage Collection figures (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=18680486).  Apparently the sale is both in-store and on-line.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 15, 2013, 03:07 PM
Load up my cart with Aaylas, gammorean guards and Arc Trooper Commanders...and oh....right, never in stock.

Sale applies to clone wars and movie heroes from last year, but not the old junk they have in stock from prior years.

Anyway, to get free shipping I ordered 14 Ratts Tyrell figures to go with the two figures I wanted.

Is that Shoprunner thing a trick or can you get free shipping and then dump them after the trial ends?

And since when was the snowspeeder in those vehicle bundles from Black Friday? http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=17370436 (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=17370436)

Likewise, they have one with the Turbo Speeder and plo koon's fighter. Never heard about that. No photos. "available in stores" only. Strange.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 15, 2013, 03:55 PM
TRU is such a tease. Why don't they just post a Shae Vizla for $5 and not have it for sale?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 15, 2013, 04:39 PM
Not the only teases. Looking around, it seems Shoprunner is a pseudo-scam. They either take your credit card info and collect their membership fee earlier than they claim or ignore your attempts to cancell your trial before the deadline (forcing you to challenge them) and if you do become a member and order too much, they cancel your account early claiming your a reseller or something.

Excellent...I procrastinated and flip-flopped about ordering long enough that all the Rebel Fleet Troopers are gone! No credit card bill there!  :P

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on February 16, 2013, 09:04 AM
Yesterday I picked up:

3 TVC Battle Droids
2 TVC Queen Amidalas
1 TVC Daultay Dofine
1 TVC Barada (Brown Headband)

Total was $21.90 I believe. Sweeet.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Force Guy on February 17, 2013, 10:05 AM
Went to my local TRU yesterday and found Dr. Evazan, Logray, Aayla, Barriss, Bom Vimdin, Barada, and Maul, scattered along with several TPM figures.  I left with nothing.  However, I did pick up a Cloud Car Pilot for $2.98 at Target.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 17, 2013, 09:20 PM
I should have had you pick up Dr. Evazan,  Aayla, and  Barada.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 17, 2013, 11:26 PM
Speaks volumes that even $5 figures don't motivate me to get out to a TRU this week, haha.  Oh well.

Good figures to be had though, just no motivation.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on February 18, 2013, 04:22 AM
It must be just me but my area has SUCKED for figures. The only waves I've seen that weren't TPM or Deleted Blu-Ray Scenes were the Lost Line wave at TRU, though I did get lucky and find an Evazan and Red Barada before Christmas.

The cheap prices HAVE cleared out Naboo Soldiers and Battle Droids (I was able to snag two Droids but probably would have bought more) yet the Podracers and Daultays remain.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 18, 2013, 07:14 PM
No vintage left at "my" TRU. The movie heroes/clone wars left were 90% MH Super Battle Droids and MH Battle Droids. Everyone hates separatist army builders or at least sucky versions of them. IIRC, those were the only Movie Heroes figures left, the rest was a handful of CW...I wish I liked Aqua Droids more...but I don't.

Plus side I found a  $5 2011 Legends Stormtrooper in his non-removable helmet glory at Marshalls next door. I finally decided to take the last Rebel Commando from 5 Below along with a Naboo Pilot that I thought they had sold a month ago (seeing as they've only had one case of Discover the Force).
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 20, 2013, 08:24 PM
yay for me - I nabbed a red head band Kithaba at TRU today on sale for $5  ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on February 20, 2013, 11:00 PM
I believe Vintage is 100% gone from my area. Even the Podracers and Dofines have finally sold. Only the lame CW repacks remain
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 20, 2013, 11:01 PM
I don't see many Dofines and haven't since last year really.  He didn't do as bad here.  better than battledroids even.  I'm sorta in shock.  He didn't reship either though.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on February 21, 2013, 09:17 AM
Our Targets got cleared out when TVC hit $2.98 last week. TRU has only stocked the Lost Wave here since before Christmas.

Walmart is going nuts though, I saw 2+ cases of the new "greatest hits" wave at 2 different stores last night. Multiple Aaylas, Noms, RFT's etc. It was cool at first, but now it just makes me bitter that the only 2 TVC I still actually want are nowhere to be found. (Starkiller and Shae) That wave was absolutely a no-show here.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Nicklab on February 21, 2013, 07:00 PM
TVC figures marked down to $4 at WalMart stores in my neck of the woods.  And $4.99 at TRU stores.  Amazingly enough I managed to score a red bandana Kithaba at the TRU clearance price!
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Keonobi on February 21, 2013, 11:11 PM
I got a Naboo trooper for $3, an AAT for $8 and a 3 pack with the Gonk, etc. for $8 at Target yesterday.  I already had the AAT, but its generic enough that I could get two :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on February 22, 2013, 10:46 AM
TVC figures marked down to $4 at WalMart stores in my neck of the woods.  And $4.99 at TRU stores.  Amazingly enough I managed to score a red bandana Kithaba at the TRU clearance price!

That's a nice score.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Muftak on February 23, 2013, 09:55 PM
I have to say the TRU sale has really gotten me back in the game. Randomly went last Sunday and found 2 Dr Evazans on the shelf. Tuesday netted a Wedge amongst random TPM dregs. Thursday there was more TPM and a (ripped card) Barada. Today stopped in on a whim around 2 PM and as I entered the aisle a TRU employee was putting a case on the pegs. Turned out it was the "blu ray" wave so I picked up Cracken and the Mon Cal, two figures I had passed up a year ago due to the price.

They really seem to be moving through some cases out there. I might need to stop in even more often and finally plug those last few gaps in what I've wanted.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: John C on February 24, 2013, 08:52 AM
Found a Gammorean Guard and Rebel Fleet Trooper yesterday at TRU, great way to spend ten dollars :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on February 24, 2013, 10:59 AM
SCORE!  Nice hauls guys.  Guess I need to swing by TRU more often...
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darby on February 24, 2013, 12:13 PM
I found a Gammy too at TRU this week. There was a case or two of the current wave that's shipping. It would be nice if there were more variety, but at $5, they're selling.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 24, 2013, 02:49 PM
50% off clearance at K-mart this week. Includes AT-ST's at $15.50  (Sorry, doesn't included the ewoks and drivers, haven't been clearanced yet.) They ran out online "No longer carry this item", so don't waste your time there.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 24, 2013, 04:02 PM
i just picked up my first KMART AT-ST today at that price.   ;D
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 25, 2013, 01:56 AM
Havne't seen AT-ST drivers in eons since before Xmas here.

Ewoks, there's stragglers.

AT-ST's out the ying yang.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on February 25, 2013, 08:17 AM
Funny.  I FINALLY got to a Kmart last week.  I snagged their last ATST at full price along with a few boxes of drivers.  Its not even worth a drive back there to see if they can adjust the price.   :P
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 25, 2013, 09:23 PM
AT-ST's at the register.  AT-ST's in clearance aisle.  AT-ST's at the front door. 

I think this sale won't rid them of AT-ST's here.

Last Ewok set was gone.

I got a walker though and plan to custom it up a bit.  Cleaning the damage off the nose for sure, and debating what to do with the feet.  For $15 it's really an outstanding little piece of armor.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on February 25, 2013, 10:24 PM
I got one today, my first "new" AT-ST (Wal-Marts never got them here, missed the boat on the Target one, waited on this release because of negative stories about the quality). I wish I'd bought all three that were left now. 

They had 2 vintage figures marked down, but scanned them and they were full price, not even their sticker price.  Clone Wars figures from 3 years ago (heavy assault super battle droid, Rex) are still $9.99.

Then I somehow talked myself out of 75% off Valentine's day candy.

Then I got the last 3 pack Droid Set at Target for $7.48 or whatever.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Diddly on February 25, 2013, 10:50 PM
Walmart is going nuts though, I saw 2+ cases of the new "greatest hits" wave at 2 different stores last night. Multiple Aaylas, Noms, RFT's etc. It was cool at first, but now it just makes me bitter that the only 2 TVC I still actually want are nowhere to be found. (Starkiller and Shae) That wave was absolutely a no-show here.

I stopped at two Wal-Marts over the weekend and yeah, lots of remnants of the Evazan/2011 repacks wave, meaning more Qui-Gons on the pegs. ::) Nobody must have told them that they're supposed to be clearancing stuff out. Targets and TRUs here are void of any product save for Clone Wars Anakins and Windus.

I did, however cave and snag another Fordo and Fleet Trooper from Wal-Mart. Of course I keep missing the Gammoreans.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on February 27, 2013, 02:02 PM
Many Hasbro action figure lines are Buy One, Get One 30% off at EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?id=JE-405087801&spotlight=2748).  Offer valid on new in-stock orders placed on the Entertainment Earth website between February 27, 2013 and March 5, 2013.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 28, 2013, 09:42 AM
I picked up a couple of At-St's half of at Kmart. Cheep imperial stuff is like crack.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on February 28, 2013, 03:03 PM
You're truly a member of the New Order.  You have a hardbound copy of the Tarkin Doctrine.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 2, 2013, 06:15 PM
Got 2 more AT-ST's of the 3 I saw , I left one because I had to stop myself.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Force Guy on March 4, 2013, 07:56 PM
Cheep imperial stuff is like crack.

Indeed.

You just can't go wrong paying $15.50 for an AT-ST. 
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 4, 2013, 08:35 PM
A scale one at that...  I mean, this thing's truly a behemoth when you pose it right.  It towers.  I built this little "scaffold" around one for poops and giggles like a maintenance platform...  It's really insanely cool in set-ups that look like it's being maintained for some reason.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 7, 2013, 03:26 PM
Word is the Drivers and Ewoks sets have hit clearance at $11 each. A WEEK TOO LATE. SCREW YOU, K-MART!  >:(

I'm kidding. $11 is good price.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Keonobi on March 7, 2013, 09:04 PM
Full price in Albany. :(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 8, 2013, 01:28 PM
Dr. Evazan, Kithaba, Padawan Anakin (episode 1) and Bom Vimdin at $5 each on Amazon (Bom is $5.08)...Not very exciting.

I finally found something worthwhile at TRU, Kraken and sandstorm Leia for $5 each. Looks like they put out two deleted scene cases and that was what was left along with the TPM reships. (They restocked the figures the sale finally got rid of after months!)

Offtopic, I saw a Mattel Infinite Crisis two packs for $1! Guy Gardner vs. Black Hand (I think)...man, those hung around forever.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 20, 2013, 07:17 PM
Incase nobody was aware, it's an extra 50% off clearance at K-Mart till the 30th.

Good dealie on that AT-ST you keep eyeing up.  Or the dozen+ I keep eyeing up.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on March 20, 2013, 07:24 PM
Incase nobody was aware, it's an extra 50% off clearance at K-Mart till the 30th.

Good dealie on that AT-ST you keep eyeing up.  Or the dozen+ I keep eyeing up.

Any interest in buying a few to ship to Kmart-deficient MN?   ;)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on March 20, 2013, 08:13 PM
I can probably help if you guys need them. :)
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on March 23, 2013, 05:50 PM
Incase nobody was aware, it's an extra 50% off clearance at K-Mart till the 30th.

Good dealie on that AT-ST you keep eyeing up.  Or the dozen+ I keep eyeing up.

I got the last one locally...I hope.

Plus 2 more AT-ST driver sets and the last one Ewok set at $5.50 each.  One could do some mad troop building with these if they found enough.

Will check the other store for more 2-packs and Hobbit stuff monday. (I got the last AT-ST there).

Sadly, TRU here had the star wars figure back to full price, so no buy one at $5 and get one for $2.50. Yet, TRU online has that.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 28, 2013, 09:22 AM
More of a Movie heroes, thing, but Big Lots! got 2012 movie heroes and 2013 Class I vehicles in. Prices are pretty unspectacular at $9 for the figures, $18 for the vehicle sets.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Greg on April 28, 2013, 09:40 AM
More of a Movie heroes, thing, but Big Lots! got 2012 movie heroes and 2013 Class I vehicles in. Prices are pretty unspectacular at $9 for the figures, $18 for the vehicle sets.

Just curious, what figures did they have? Was it stuff that is still available everywhere or the final wave with Exploding Battle Droid and light-up Anakin?
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on April 29, 2013, 07:55 AM
I think he would have mentioned it if it was the rarer last wave of 2012.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 29, 2013, 09:22 AM
Just to clear, it was old stuff. Not even any of the Light ups like Vader, Obi-wan and Qui-gon.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Greg on April 29, 2013, 10:27 AM
I think he would have mentioned it if it was the rarer last wave of 2012.

A man can dream, can't he?  :)

Just to clear, it was old stuff. Not even any of the Light ups like Vader, Obi-wan and Qui-gon.

Ok, I guess not.  :'(
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on May 1, 2013, 02:04 PM
Hasbro put out a press release today, but to save you all the "ANGRY BIRDS STARWARZ!!@@!!!11!!" nonsense, I'll just cut to the important part -

Hasbro will be celebrating "May the Fourth" with a coupon code to save on all STAR WARS® products available on HasbroToyShop.com.  Enter SWFANDAY at checkout on May 4th only to save 20% on all STAR WARS® products currently available on the site.



Legal Junk:
20% off offer may only be redeemed through the HasbroToyShop.com website toward the purchase of STAR WARS products currently available on the site. Discount applies to pre-tax and pre-shipping amount. This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash. Valid only while supplies last. Not valid on previous orders. Offer may expire without notice due to error, fraud or other unforeseen circumstances. Offer valid in U.S. only. Void where prohibited. Subject to terms and conditions of use andHasbroToyShop.com policies. Offer expires May 4, 2013 at 11:59 PM (ET). ©2013 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 7, 2013, 01:37 PM
I almost pulled the trigger and ordered some stuff on the 4th but I just couldn't do it...  Even stuff I'd buy more of if I saw it in stores.  I just didn't bite the bullet.

What sucks for me is those great TRU sales, I found nada...  They sucked around here during those.  I think that further killed my interest in the line during this lull with nothing new.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Scockery on May 15, 2013, 12:37 PM
I didn't order anything, either. Hasbrotoyshop had a few decent figures, but even with the code, after shipping I was better off ordering from Amazon....which I did not.

In another entry of the "stores you didn't know existed, much less carried toys" department, JediTempleArchives reports finding 2012 items such as vintage boxed starfighter class vehicles ($15), Movie Heroes figures  ($5) and the 2013 12" figures ($5) at Gabriel Brothers discount clothing stores, a regional chain not within 100 miles of me.

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: JediJman on May 15, 2013, 01:52 PM
In case anyone is wondering, Gabriel Brothers stores are located in Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Minnesota fans lose out again. 

Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 15, 2013, 02:29 PM
It's a real sleezehole too...  Gabes is REALLY not a nice store, at all.  As discounters goes, it looks like an old Goodwill store inside.  It's been around a LONG time though and is kind of a gag here about "shopping at Gabe's". [/end Yinzer accent]
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on May 15, 2013, 04:14 PM
I found some Movie Heroes figures at Tueday Morning today for $6.99, all old stuff, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Clone Trooper, etc.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 16, 2013, 07:45 PM
I found a single Imperial Navy Trooper 4 times in the last 2 weeks at TRU and Target. Along with the rest of that case.  My Walmarts have gotten zero for a year. Like since the Phantom Menace wave. Which is still on the pegs.

Oh **** sorry wrong thread.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jeff on May 17, 2013, 12:01 PM
Another Hasbro Toy Shop (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/) sale.   You can get 20% off your entire order of in-stock items by entering promo code SPRING2013 at checkout. Offer expires May 31st.
 

Legal Junk:
20% off on most orders at HasbroToyShop.com website toward the purchase of products currently available on the site. Discount applies to pre-tax and pre-shipping amount. Offer excludes purchases of HasbroToyShop.com exclusives, FURBY toy, and Fundraising Kits. Other exclusions may apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Not valid on previous orders. Offer valid in contiguous U.S. only. Offer may expire without notice due to error, fraud or other unforeseen circumstances. Subject to terms and conditions of use and HasbroToyShop.com policies. Offer expires May 31, 2013, at 11:59 PM (ET). ©2013 HASBRO. All Rights Reserved.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 29, 2013, 10:50 PM
Just a heads up that the Spring 20% off codes at Hasbro are gonna be kaput soon...  May 31st.  I used one tonight.  $8 figures aren't bad when you want another Han Bespin, some army builders and custom fodder type stuff.

I got only 3 Fleet Troopers because of Hasbro Toy Shop's completely dickheaded 3 figure limit...

Stuff's not really selling at all at $10 a pop, AND you'll impose figure limits?  At the very least, make them only last for a month and if figures are there over that month limit, lift it to maybe 10 figures?  I'd have only bought RFT's if I could've.  I barely saw that at retail ultimately.  One here, one there, but never an abundance or anything.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 30, 2013, 10:19 AM
I've seen figure limits at Target where the only figures they have are Quigon and six naboo security figures. My figure limit is zero at that store.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on May 30, 2013, 07:30 PM
Never ran into a figure limitation at Target, but the Hasbro Toy Shop one...  I mean, if stuff's there over a month, is a figure limit wise?  Blah.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: Jesse James on July 16, 2013, 12:19 AM
AT-ST is now down to $9.99 at K-Mart...  Mine still has a stack, haha.  Extra 50% off and those are gone to me now I think.
Title: Re: Vintage Collection Pricing - Sales, Discounts, Price Hikes!
Post by: McMetal on December 2, 2013, 09:07 AM
Anyone finding any good Cyber Monday deals for toys, would love to hear about them here. I guess HTS has 25% off and free shipping today, their site is very slow though.