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Title: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 9, 2003, 01:21 PM
Just thought I'd start a thread to discuss the Playskool line, sorry if it is already posted elsewhere...I'm new here :).  Personally, I really like this line.  I currently only have the Falcon and Hoth sets, but would like to eventually pick up the rest of the OT sets.  I think they are great for kids (although we don't have any yet, I'll save these for the future), but I'll have to admit I enjoy them quite a bit too.  They are just "fun", kind of how the vintage line was for me when I was a kid.  I especially enjoy the Falcon set.  I don't have room to display them, so it reminded me of my childhood having to put all of the figures in the back of the falcon...just like the old days :).  I really hope this line continues, even if it is limited...because it seems to be pretty popular.  What are your opinions on the line, or ideas for sets you think could be made?
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on June 9, 2003, 02:13 PM
These are great.  I have four sets, Falcon, X-wing, Wampa, Forest.  So far steered away from the non-OT sets, though that may change.  

I can tell you these are great for kids.  They're blocky enough to handle and quite tough as well, so good design. They look great and are seemingly appealing.  My daughter is three and finds these more appealing than the 3 3/4 figs I've let her have.  She really likes the Wampa set and especially the tauntaun.  She also seems to like the X-wing, which nicely holds the Luke with the saber turned (though it doesn't close perfectly).  

I hope to see more, but again, would like to see Canadian distribution.  I managed to trade for all of these, but the Falcon cost me a pretty penny due to size for shipping.  
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Mandalorian Madman on June 10, 2003, 03:17 AM
yah, I  have all of them so far except the falcon. they are for my daughter (really they are). I think so far the speeder bike and bker scout or taun taun is my favorite (I dig han) but as soon as a boba fett and slave 1 comes our way I may have to 'hold' it for her. I like them and she seems to like chewing on them and trying to stick them in drinking glasses. generally refreshing to see something used for what it was meant for (i.e. to be played with) and like mosnab said, these are very blocky and rugged, good for little hands, etc. I think a sandcrawler with jawas and droids would be cool, or a tusken raider and bantha, or even a shuttle and emperor (and of course fett).
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Hung Solow on June 10, 2003, 03:33 AM
I have them all.  It's really the onnly new SW line that I collect.  They are really cool.  My son loves them.  I just hope he doesn't totally destroy them.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Mikey D on June 10, 2003, 11:27 AM
Adam (BigDumbWookiee) sold me the Naboo, Hoth and Endor sets for cheap ($15 total) and I went out and bought the arena set.  I'm still missing the Falcon and Xwing sets.  Due to Adam's generous pricing, I figured "What the hell, I'll buy them for my kids.  I don't have any now, but when I do, these will probably be no longer available in the stores."  I told the wife this and she just rolled her eyes.  She even went around her work and told her co-workers that I was buying toys for kids I don't even have yet.  I did find out from one of the co-workers that the wife thinks these are cool toys.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on June 10, 2003, 11:40 AM
I only have 2 sets. The Falcon & the X-Wing. They are very cool.
I have a Prototype First Shot Stormtrooper from the Falcon set. I have a picture of it posted in the Collections section of the forum.
Proof's, Prototype & Flat Boxes. (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=17;action=display;threadid=130)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Boba Binks on June 10, 2003, 04:44 PM
Yeah I picked these up.
Here is how I have them on display.

(http://www.djsyczylo.net/Collections/STARWARS/unit6/playskool.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: JediMAC on June 12, 2003, 01:40 PM
After ignoring this "cute" little line since it's inception because my SW collecting (and budget) is already stretched pretty thin with the rest of the sub-lines I collect, I think I've finally decided that I'm going to go after the Original Trilogy sets from this line after all.  Anyone know approximately what they retail for?  I think there's still a few of them floating around my local KB's so maybe I'll get lucky.  I'm sure the Falcon will be a bit tougher though.  Should've bought it the few times I saw it before.  Oh well...   :-\

I'm still a little curious to see what's in store for the future of this line, considering the recent poll that Hasbro ran on it.  Sounded a lot like they were going to start issuing individual (or 2-packs of) carded figures...
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Mikey D on June 12, 2003, 03:39 PM
Matt, the Falcon is around $30, the X-wing should be $15 and the Endor and Hoth sets should be around $8.  And KB is the only place I've seen these.

And if its not too much trouble, I'm in need of an Xwing set if you find an extra one.  My area ran out of them a long time ago.  I will of course pay you cost, tax and shipping.  Thanks.

Mikey
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: dustrho on June 12, 2003, 04:24 PM
I have most of them, but I can't remember which ones I don't have.  They're the smaller sets for sure though.  I think this is a great line.  I wasn't too thrilled with it when I first saw them, but my wife bought me the Falcon and I started liking them a lot.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Hung Solow on June 12, 2003, 05:00 PM
Are they doing a similar line for the Transformers???
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Snively Bandar on June 12, 2003, 06:17 PM
I have all of them, but I can't remember which ones I don't have.

Um... Huh?   ???    You have them all, but you're still missing some?  Not sure if I quite understand you there dustrho.   :P

I think these sets are kind of fun looking, but that they're mostly for kids which is why I haven't picked any of them up.  I really wonder who Hasbro's focus group is for this line - adult collectors, or the real young kids at whom the line was originally targeted.  I did that poll they released a couple months ago too, so judging by who the poll invitation e-mails went out to it seems like they're wondering if they should indeed tailor this line to us "older kids" now.

Kind of confusing really, since it's pretty much a playskool line.  But if I had the extra cash, I'd probably dive in to these sets as well.  Enjoy them for a few years, and then pass them along to the future kids.   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Jango Fettish on June 12, 2003, 06:42 PM
To be brutally honest, I think these are baby toys.

I think they made the Jr. line so that adult collectors wouldn't hoard everything Star Wars related, and so that kids would have smething that wouldn't appeal to adults.

Boy were they wrong.

Sure, they're cute, but they are also molded into one piece, they take after younger versions of Star Wars characters, and are made by Playskool, for a good reason.

I bought some of these for my hope chest, but my chances of havin' a kid to pass on said sets to has been squashed, so I sold them off.

Now, given if they make a Jango Fett set or something, it's mine, but I'll still stand by my beliefs that these really are toddlers toys. Yes, they have tons of other lines to choose from, but don't you think we should let the kids develop their own Star Wars memories too?
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: dustrho on June 12, 2003, 11:02 PM
I have all of them, but I can't remember which ones I don't have.

Um... Huh?   ???    You have them all, but you're still missing some?  Not sure if I quite understand you there dustrho.   :P

Thanks for pointing that out to me.  I'm not all here right now.  I had to fly down to Florida due to a family emergency.  I'm just not 100% here I guess.  The sentence has been corrected.   8)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on June 17, 2003, 12:13 PM
I have them all but they are unopened and waiting until JediMAX is 3 to open them up and they can be played with...then when he moves on to big boy toys, I think i have him covered there too :-*
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Hung Solow on June 18, 2003, 10:01 AM
I let my son have them at 2.  I just don't let him have the Chewie weapon.  
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on June 18, 2003, 11:42 AM
Same for me, my daughter got them for Christmas at 2 and change (32 months).  No problems at that time.  It's really only recently that she has become interested in them (39 months).  

These are one of those really cool gifts. You get them for the kid and if they don't like them, you suffer that horrible fate of being stuck with them ;D

At least you have a bit of an advantage Scott, having a son, there seems to be a bit of a predisposition to these toys.  My daughter loves her Barbies.  And we didn't foist them on her at all, she chose the likeing of the Barbie's thing.  Drives her mother nuts.  My daughter really loves the Marvel Legends stuff though.  REally twisty and posable and good for smaller hands.  Wolverine is her current favorite.  I'm so proud ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on June 18, 2003, 11:49 AM
She's a Canuckian through and through :-*

Max has this little truck with Spider Man, Hulk, Captain America and Spider "Girl".  They sit in there it makes noises and moves around.  He loves that thing.  He really isn't allowed to go near the mother lode but every now and then we go down and we look.  His favorite display is always the Simpsons.  I'm figuring by Christmas of '04 when he'll be 32 months old is when I'll let him have the Playskool stuff
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on June 18, 2003, 12:14 PM
Born in April Max was?  That's about bang on for Sydney.  She has been playing with her Amidala's and Padme's for a while now, no weapons though.  NOt much point.  She loves Darth Maul (talking bank syndrome) and broke the sabers on the Maul and Vader Epic force figures.  She also likes to play with the Tomy minidioramas.  I only give her the ones with solid figures though, no loose parts.  Not much goes into the mouth at this age, but some still does.  She's really into Wolvie and Magneto now though.  Hobgoblin has suddenly become scary (and she's right) so he's packed up high.  

I don't have the Falcon set at home right now (wifey issues ;)) but I'm sure she'll love it and especially the Chewie.  I should get the Ep II sets for her as well.  she knows Mace Windu very well (from Unleashed and the movie) and she loves the Reek beast that she calls a Rhinocerous.  Close enough for me.  
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on June 20, 2003, 04:58 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone.  After reading more about the Kubricks line of figures on this site and this forum, it makes me kind of envious.  Those figures look great, but I don't think I could afford to collect them.  I would really like to see Hasbro explore the idea of releasing more figures for the playskool line, similar to what Kubrick's is doing with their figures.  I know that there was an e-mail sent out at one point exploring the possibility of figure 2-packs, and that would be pretty cool I think.  I'd still like to see vehicles/beasts like the sets so far, but getting a couple of these little figs for like $4-5 wouldn't be too bad either.  I'd like to see a Boba Fett, Yoda, Lando, Leia, etc. in this line eventually...and I think they'd sell pretty well.  Give the kids (and collectors) the main characters at least :).
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: James D on June 22, 2003, 05:16 PM
I love both the Playskool line and the Kubricks. I get much more enjoyment out of collecting them then anything Hasbro has put out in a long time. If anybody is looking, I have extras (loose & carded) of some of the Playckool sets, and I'd love to liquidate them so I can buy some Kubricks.
Peace,
James

ps: First post here. On all the other site's boards, but this is the only one that talks about Kubricks at all ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: JediMAC on June 23, 2003, 12:17 AM
ps: First post here. On all the other site's boards, but this is the only one that talks about Kubricks at all ;D

Welcome to JediDefender James!  Glad you decided to swing by and chat with the rest of us Kubrick enthusiasts!  Definitely some big fans of that line here at JD!  So have you picked any up yet, or are you just in the planning and admiring stage so far?  Either way, we're always excited to add some more Kubrick fans into the ranks here!

Not sure if you caught my Playskool post earlier in this thread, but I recently decided that I'm probably going to pick up the Original Trilogy sets from this line.  Most of my KB's still have some in stock, but feel free to shoot me a private message with some prices on your sets if they might be better than KB's (carded or loose), and maybe we can work something out.  Check out my trade list as well (linked below) to see if I've got anything else you might be looking for as far as putting a trade together.

Hope you enjoy JD, James.  Give any of the staff a holler here if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about anything.  Looking forward to seeing you around the boards here!
- Matt
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: James D on June 23, 2003, 07:54 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome JediMAC ;D
Haven't had the funds to pick up the Kubricks yet, but hopefully soon. PM on the way about Playskool sets.
Peace,
James
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Taminar on June 29, 2003, 07:27 PM
I think these are neat, but I only have the X-Wing set.  I wouldn't mind picking up the Wampa and Falcon sometime.  Trouble is, I'm out of room, even though I'm still buying....

Auriette
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on June 29, 2003, 11:59 PM
I think these are neat, but I only have the X-Wing set.  I wouldn't mind picking up the Wampa and Falcon sometime.  Trouble is, I'm out of room, even though I'm still buying....

Auriette

You're never out of room.  Only money.   ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: dustrho on June 30, 2003, 12:30 AM

You're never out of room.  Only money.   ;D

Or your wife's patience.   ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: JediMAC on July 24, 2003, 08:38 PM
I finally picked up the Wampa and Speeder Bike sets today at KB for $9 each.  Haven't these sets gone on clearance yet?!?  Oh well...  Cute little things!  So I assume the only other Original Trilogy sets left are the ones with the X-Wing and Millenium Falcon, correct?

Have any other stores carried this line, or were they pretty much only at KB?  I'll be scouring all my local KBs next week for the X-Wing and Falcon, but if I strike out, does anyone else's KBs around them still have these last 2 sets that I need?  LMK...  Thanks!
- Matt
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on July 25, 2003, 12:34 AM
I know this is silly coming from a guy living in Canada, but that Falcon set is going to be tough.  I believe it more than anything else has sold really well.  And to the best of my knowledge, all of the sets I have came from KB via trades.  I can even tell you my Falcon came from Mall of America ::)

If they do go on clearance, I'd opt in for the two I'm missing.  Episode I and II sets (Maul and Arena).  My kid does indeed love these and the X-wing and wampa sets are sitting on the floor after being played with.  They are currently battling for favorite status with Barbie/Princess dolls and Marvel Legends ;D  Captain America is her current favorite, but apparently I am to get her the lady beside Daredevil in the picture, aka Elektra.  Consider me one proud papa. 8)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: JediMAC on July 25, 2003, 02:19 AM
I actually saw the Millenium Falcon set at one of the dealer booths down at the San Diego Comic Con, and it was only around $35, which I thought sounded like a pretty decent price - but the Mrs. was with me, so I passed on it.  Hopefully I don't regret that move...   :-\

Brent - the KB I was just at still had plenty of the Arena and Naboo Fighter sets, so just LMK if you ever want me to snag 'em for you...   :-*
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Mikey D on July 25, 2003, 07:06 AM
Matt, I can easily get you the Xwing and Falcon.  $15 for the former and $30 for the latter.  In fact, its the only two sets I need and I thought these were long gone.  About a month ago, I stumbled onto them at a KB.  They probably still sitting there, as they were a few weeks later when I went in.  Although it might be better for you to pick up the MF near you, pay the extra $5 and save on shipping.  This thing is heavy. Let me know if you want the Xwing, I'll get it for you and we'll work something out.  
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on July 25, 2003, 12:36 PM
Good point on the Falcon, it weighs a fair bit and the box is sizeable.  I have yet to open this one and turn it over to the princess, but it is mighty cool.  

Thanks Matt, I have to take care of some current obligations but we'll see shortly about the other two sets.  Maybe another Christmas gift for the kid ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: JediMAC on July 30, 2003, 08:42 PM
Matt, I can easily get you the Xwing and Falcon.  $15 for the former and $30 for the latter...  Let me know if you want the Xwing, I'll get it for you and we'll work something out.  

Thanks for the offer Mike (I hadn't noticed it 'til today), but I went ahead and snagged all 4 OT sets (Wampa, Speederbikes, X-Wing, Falcon) from KBtoys.com earlier today.  I had a nice 20% off coupon code for them, so it actually came out even cheaper than if I had found them at a local KB.   8)  Funny thing is, the two smaller sets were each a buck cheaper online than in their regular stores, so I snagged 'em both again, and will just return the other two that I picked up last week.

I'm still curious if these sets basically wound up as KB exclusives, even though they were never advertised that way.  I'm pretty sure that I never saw them available anywhere else...

Brent, LMK if you want me to grab those other couple sets for ya'!  I could even throw in a MOMC Silver Fett if you'd like (courtesy of Adam)...   ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: dustrho on July 30, 2003, 08:59 PM
I'm still curious if these sets basically wound up as KB exclusives, even though they were never advertised that way.  I'm pretty sure that I never saw them available anywhere else...

Well, I never saw these in any other store (i.e. Target, Wal-Mart, TRU, etd) other than KB Toys, so I'm sure it was an exclusive.  As you said Matt, it just wasn't advertised that way.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: James D on July 30, 2003, 11:14 PM
I picked up my Naboo set at K-Mart here in Michigan, so I can tell you that it definetly was not an exclusive. I picked it up the same week that Ep II stuff came out. They also had the X-Wing set, but I was low on funds at the time so picked Naboo.
James
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on July 31, 2003, 12:22 AM
Brent, LMK if you want me to grab those other couple sets for ya'!  I could even throw in a MOMC Silver Fett if you'd like (courtesy of Adam)...   ;)

 :o
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2003, 09:45 AM
While at a wedding in a different part of the state this past weekend, I was able to pick up the two remaining OT sets that I needed (X-wing, Fast Through the Forest).  Now if they would only continue this line, or at least offer something here or there...I'd like to see characters like Boba Fett and Yoda get the Playskool treatment :).
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on July 31, 2003, 11:19 AM
Yep, I remember them at Wal Mart too the week of '02 Midnight Madness, didn't stay long which suprises me that retailers didn't order more.  I almost thought about breaking them out...Christmas time I think I will
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on July 31, 2003, 11:57 PM
Yep, I remember them at Wal Mart too the week of '02 Midnight Madness, didn't stay long which suprises me that retailers didn't order more.  I almost thought about breaking them out...Christmas time I think I will

Jedi Max will be almost 3 by then won't he?  I know you're not as cold hearted as Matt, so you gotta know that he will love these.  And yes, they are nice and durable.  I haven't turned over the Falcon yet, but I'd rather the buglet played with these than my Marvel Legends :(
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on August 1, 2003, 11:01 AM
Nah, Jedi Max won't even be 2 yet (X-Mas he will be 21 months)...we'll see how his play progresses.  One thing I really do not want to do is force anything on him, his two favorite things of mine so far are Simpsons Playsets (he loves pushing the talk buttons) and my R2/3PO Bank which moves and makes noises.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on August 1, 2003, 11:00 PM
Oops, didn't realize he was so young.

Forcing is bad.  Just do it this way.  If there's something you want him to play with, tell him he can't have it ::)  Sure fire way to get them interested ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Jedi Idej on August 5, 2003, 03:15 AM
I gave the sets to my nephews when they were around 4-1/2. These are the only SW toys that hold their interest for an extended period.

JCPenny's also carried this last year.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: JediMAC on August 10, 2003, 07:53 AM
I recently got my four OT sets from this line, but promptly stashed them away before the Mrs. could see them since I knew what her reaction would be...

But I just got another package from KB.com the other day that had the two Prequel sets in it that I had ordered for Brent here, and my wife saw them.  She asked what the hell those were and said I better dare not start collecting that stupid line!  Like I said, I knew what her reaction would be!   ;)

Of course, I quickly pointed out that those weren't mine, and that I had just ordered them for my good buddy Morgbug (pointing out that Brent has a young daughter).  I did pry a little and asked what was so bad about them, mentioning that I though they were "cute" and would be fun things to let some future nieces or nephews play with since they won't be allowed anywhere near "the good stuff" when they visit!  Patty again held her ground, and reiterated that they were total crap and that if she finds any of them in my collection, she'll throw them out or give them to the Goodwill!  She's bluffing of course.  I think...

Guess I better keep my sets stashed away for the time being, eh?!   :P
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Darthshader on August 15, 2003, 11:40 PM
I love this line of SW toys!  Not only do I have each of the sets for my own collection, but keep extra sets around for gifts. Many of my trading buddies have new additions to their families, the Playskool sets make wonderful gifts.

Once Upon a Toy and Tatooine Traders at Disney Florida have all the sets in stock. Really hope we some some additions to the line in the near future.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on August 16, 2003, 11:55 PM
There's a huge opportunity to point out the benefits of having a child, but I won't cross-pollinte the threads, sorely tempted though I am. :P
Title: Playskool X-Wing??
Post by: sp00ky on October 20, 2003, 10:46 PM
Really want to get this for my son for X-Mas.  He loves the Falcon I picked up in NYC this summer.

Anybody know were I can get one...  I don't think they ever had them up here.

Thanks,

Scott
Title: Re: Playskool X-Wing??
Post by: dustrho on October 20, 2003, 10:59 PM
Well, you could try the following...

   - eBay (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&ht=1&query=playskool+x-wing)
   - the "Classifieds (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=23)" section here at JediDefender (post a "wanted" request)
   - KB Toys (http://www.kbtoys.com/genProduct.html/PID/1483079/ctid/17/ls/default) (they have this in stock still and is only $14.99)

Hope that helps you out a bit.
Title: Re: Playskool X-Wing??
Post by: Morgbug on October 21, 2003, 12:23 AM
Yep, just ask around and see if someone can help you.  If I get shut out in Cincy this coming week (technically next) and I pick one up, will you buy it?  I can look for that too.  

Gawd, I need to bring extra luggage.  Well, take a couple of pairs of underwear out, socks aren't really necessary, hmm, what else...
Title: Re: Playskool X-Wing??
Post by: sp00ky on October 21, 2003, 06:05 PM
Would like to avoid eBay on this one if possible.

KBToys... do they deliver to Canada??

And Morgbug, for sure if you can pick one up I would for sure buy it.

Thanks,

Scott
Title: Re: Playskool X-Wing??
Post by: Darthshader on November 5, 2003, 01:27 PM
The SW Playskool line is available at the Tatooine Traders at MGM Studios, and the Once Upon a Toy Hasbro store at Downtown Disney. They are always in stock.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on November 7, 2003, 09:15 AM
I just saw (courtesy of Yakface) that there are some unrelease protos for some Playskool figures (Leia, Han, Luke, Stormtrooper).  Interesting to see more of what might have been, I really hope they revisit this line.  Here's the link to the auction if you'd like to see the pics:

Unreleased Playskool Figs (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3154295032&category=751)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: JediMAC on January 17, 2004, 12:18 AM
Judging by one of mimidog4428's latest auctions (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3169892470), the Playskool line may be making a comeback sometime in the not too distant future.  Check out this Princess Leia prototype he's got up for auction:

(http://i5.ebayimg.com/02/i/01/2d/5e/c8_1.JPG)

Think they're coming back?  Interested?

I'd guess they are, especially because of the surveys Hasbro ran both online at at San Diego's Comic Con last year.  A lot of questions regarding the Playskool line, and if collectors would like to see it back, and if so in what form.  Sounded a lot like they were looking into figure 2-packs, which may be what we see above...

I thought the line was "cute", and picked up the OT sets.  I wouldn't mind some more, but to be honest - I wouldn't mind if this line just stayed dead since it would mean one less thing I'd "have to" continue collecting to maintain a complete set.  Either way...
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 17, 2004, 12:47 AM
That Leia proto is awesome.  :o

I would like to see the Playskool comeback but I do agree, one less line to collect!  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2004, 01:08 AM
Ah, but it's such a small line with a low price point, where's the real complaint.  They'll put out what, maybe 6 sets in a year with a price point ranging from $7-30?  Not too much to worry about IMO.

My kid is a lot more responsive to these and they are much tougher in kids hands than standard 3 3/4 figs.  Good way to draw kids in...
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on January 19, 2004, 09:06 AM
Personally, I wouldn't mind if this line came back.....as long as it wasn't so much that it would be overwhelming, which I don't think would be the case.  I too have only bought the OT sets, and that's all I would continue to buy...but I think this was/is a really great line.  For some reason when I opened them up they reminded me of how it was when I was a kid.  Until I had room to display them, I could fit all the figs in the back of the Falcon...which is what I did with my vintage figures back in the day as well :).  I wouldn't mind seeing a small comeback of this line too, especially to add a Leia (or maybe Yoda/Boba Fett/Lando) to the collection.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on January 20, 2004, 02:11 PM
If the Playskool line does end up making a comeback, which characters/ships/etc. would you like to see done in this form?  It might be a good guess that there would be character two packs, judging from the past survey Hasbro sent out, and the 3PO/Leia combo in this auction.  Anyways, for those of you who collect these, what would you like to see?  A few I wouldn't mind seeing (keep in mind, I only collect OT sets...so that is why my list is the way it is):

Yoda
Leia (the one in the auction, possibly other versions?)
Obi Wan Kenobi
Lando (Bespin first, then maybe other versions)
Snowtrooper
Han (Bespin/Endor outfits)
Luke (Bespin/Jedi outfits)
Royal Guard
Emperor
Jabba the Hutt (with dais)
Tusken Raider/Jawa 2-pack

Tie Fighter w/Pilot
AT-AT (wishful thinking probably) or AT-ST
Landspeeder

Just a few thoughts, I figure we won't get a whole heck of a lot in background characters in this line (but I guess you never know), so I stuck to somewhat main ones.  I'd be pretty psyched if this line came back, and some of these were included.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on January 23, 2004, 11:23 AM
I think that survey people took last year lends some credence to the fact that the line might continue, I hope so!  I'm just jonesing to break all of this stuff out for the little guy and have him go at it...he's actually totally into my R2-D2's right now for some reason
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on January 23, 2004, 11:33 AM
Yup, R2 was my daughter's favorite too.  Now she's into Amidala/Leia, go figure.  She loves the playskool stuff.  It's ideal for them, pretty hard to break, no loose pieces and they're cute.  Just about everything has been crammed into the cockpit of the X-wing, save the Wampa.  

Oddly, she tends to favor OT figures :-*
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 18, 2004, 10:36 AM
mimidog4428 has this beauty on auction right now!  8)

STAR WARS PROTOTYPE : Playskool BEN !!!  (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3176646400&category=2476)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on February 18, 2004, 10:45 AM
Thanks for posting that DSJ, that is pretty sweet.  I hope that this is a sign that this line is coming back in some form, it was one of my favorites, and I'd really like to see some more OT figures and/or sets done.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 18, 2004, 10:52 AM
First Leia & now Ben. Sure hope they come out with more as it would very very nice to see this line again!  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on February 18, 2004, 01:07 PM
The Luke and R2 he has up are also new ;)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/2-04/obiplay.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/news/images/2-04/obiplay2.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/2-04/lukeplay.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/news/images/2-04/lukeplay2.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/2-04/r2play.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/news/images/2-04/r2play2.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on February 18, 2004, 01:12 PM
Thanks for posting that Scott, the more I see these prototypes, the more I wish this line would come back.  We have heard rumors of 2-packs, and I remember getting a questionnaire from Hasbro regarding that awhile back, I'd like to see them come back in some form...its a neat little line I think.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Jeff on February 18, 2004, 02:26 PM
[cartman]
Sweeeeeeeeet.
[/cartman]

Man, I love this little line.  I'd gladly take new 2-packs...

Obi-Wan/Vader
Luke/R2
Leia/3PO
Han/Chewie
Ani/Padme
Mace/Yoda
Qui-Gon/lil Ani
Maul/Sidious
Emperor/Stormie

*sigh*

I hope we see them soon.

Jeff

Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Jeff on February 18, 2004, 04:03 PM
The Luke and R2 he has up are also new ;)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/2-04/r2play.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/news/images/2-04/r2play2.jpg)

Um...

Upon closer review, is that just the Ep1 "Booster Rockets" R2-D2 figure?

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on February 18, 2004, 04:14 PM
Yeah I think you are right Jeff, sorry about that, the Luke IS new though ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on February 23, 2004, 09:58 AM
The Ben proto went for $35.78 & the Luke went for a whopping $138.50.   :o
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on March 3, 2004, 09:25 AM
Check the front page for a new image of Playskool R2 (for real this time :P)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 3, 2004, 09:56 AM
Now that R2 looks interesting! Though I will add that this C-3PO is very new compared to the other 3-PO. This one has one of his arms raised!

so would that not be a 6th new figure?  

PLAYSKOOL C-3PO (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3179462616&category=2476)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on March 3, 2004, 10:09 AM
I think its 5

R2-D2
C-3PO
Obi-Wan
Luke
Princess Leia
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on March 3, 2004, 10:50 AM
I really hope that these recently sighted prototypes are a sign that this line might be coming back.  Even if we aren't able to get a lot of vehicles right off the bat, the figures would be great too.  It seems like all the prototypes seen so far have been ANH figures, but that might not mean anything in particular.  The R2 and 3PO are different than the other releases though, so it might be a good sign.  Hopefully we will hear some news on this sometime soon...thanks for the links/pics guys!
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Jeff on March 3, 2004, 02:46 PM
Check the front page for a new image of Playskool R2 (for real this time :P)

Yeah, that R2 is new.

Crazy that these protos keep turning up, but there is no mention of the line at Toy Fair.  Maybe that means the Playskool line will be exclusive to KB or something?

I'd hate to think these protos are just escaping to the market because the whole line was tossed into the trash bins.  :(

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on March 7, 2004, 06:19 PM
Looks like the rumors might be true!

Swami Sez: Playsets, PLAYSKOOL, And MORE (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=2441&zoneid=2)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: FIREBOT on March 7, 2004, 09:33 PM
OCB... your link isnt working...
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on March 7, 2004, 09:36 PM
Crapola, thanks FIREBOT for the tip and welcome to the forums! :)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on March 8, 2004, 09:31 AM
I'm really happy to hear that there is still a possibility of the Playskool line continuing.  We've kind of been thinking the 2-packs might be happening, with the survey Hasbro sent out and ebay prototypes, and I really hope this happens.  Hopefully they won't be impossible to find, or are offered online somewhere at least.  The first round of sets in 2002 were carried in odd places it seemed, and were kind of spotty.  I hope these are easier to locate.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on March 8, 2004, 09:35 AM
Here they all are...

 (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/2-04/obiplay.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/news/images/2-04/obiplay2.jpg)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/2-04/lukeplay.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/news/images/2-04/lukeplay2.jpg)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/3-04/r2playsm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/news/images/3-04/r2play.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/3-04/3poplayskoolsm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/news/images/3-04/3poplayskool.jpg)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/3-04/leiaplayskoolsm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/news/images/3-04/leiaplayskool.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 8, 2004, 09:43 AM
The new R2 & 3PO are pretty high on the old completed auctions thus far.

Prototype PLAYSKOOL R2-D2 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3179462614&category=2476)

Prototype PLAYSKOOL C-3PO (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3179462616&category=2476)

Lukes up there too.

PROTOTYPE Playskool LUKE  (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3176646420&category=2476)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on March 8, 2004, 12:50 PM
I've organized my thought and did a story for the front page...

Playskool Two Packs? (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1078763718,89180,)

I would guess we will also get:

Beyond that I have no clue, we'll keep checking the auctions and putting our ears to the ground to see what else might be happening here
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 8, 2004, 12:58 PM
I would love to see other characters made. Maybe a Jawa, Boba Fett, an Ewok, Yoda would be cool too.  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on March 8, 2004, 01:22 PM
There's already an Ewok.  Isn't that enough? :P

Another Vader too?  How would they differentiate it from the other?  

Sandtrooper
Scouttrooper
Tie Pilot
AT-AT driver
Snowtrooper

The Imperial five pack :D

Do a Rebel Pilots pack too please.

I guess that begs the question of what the focus for the line really is?  If it's a collector oriented line, those all make sense.  But if it's a kid oriented line you need more fuzzy things.  Blech.  
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 8, 2004, 01:35 PM
There's already an Ewok.  Isn't that enough? :P

But if it's a kid oriented line you need more fuzzy things.  Blech.  

No, more Ewoks! An Ewok village playset!   :-*  I would prefer them over a Jar Jar.   :P
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on March 8, 2004, 01:41 PM
I hate you.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 8, 2004, 01:47 PM
You won't when you get your parcel.  :-*
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on March 8, 2004, 02:23 PM
You won't when you get your parcel.  :-*

No, I still hate you.  YOu already mailed the package so now I owe you, ergo I hate you :P

They should do playskool Trek stuff.  I only need a Spock, but would like to have one.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 8, 2004, 02:57 PM
 (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/smilies/traurig/6.gif)    (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/smilies/traurig/36.gif)  
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: JediMateo on March 8, 2004, 09:02 PM
I picked yp the X-Wing and Naboo FIghter for 10 bucks each at the KB by me that is closing...I really like them, so I am going to run back and get the Endor, Hoth, and Mace+ sets at 5-6 bucks a piece.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on March 9, 2004, 12:44 AM
Well, I'm in finally.  Somehow these have made their way out of my almost 8 and 12 year old boy's room and into my display cabinet.

I just noticed that the Falcon did not come with batteries and you put three batteries in for the following sounds:

C3PO
Chebacca yell and something else.

Then the button on the outside sends the ship into hyper drive then plays the Star Wars Theme Song!  Anyone else overlook the batteries / sounds on the Falcon?


-Fish-
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Boba Binks on March 10, 2004, 02:00 PM
DUDE! These things are neat. I have the first sets that came out.
(http://www.djsyczylo.net/Collections/STARWARS/unit5/u55.jpg)

If and when these come out I will be getting them. Childish as they may be, they are fun.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: JediMAC on March 27, 2004, 05:24 AM
New Playskool confirmed (http://www.mousedroid.com/) at the Australian Toy Fair show!

Looks like figure 2-packs, including:

Luke/R2
Leia/Han
Vader/Ben
Chewie/3PO

Padme/Anakin
Yoda/Clonetrooper
Obi-Wan/Jango

All prior sets also being re-released in new packaging.  That appears to be all the news so far...
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 27, 2004, 08:38 AM
The new packaging sort of looks like the Clone Wars cartoon line.  8)  Going to have to add these guys to my wish list.  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on March 27, 2004, 11:00 AM
Sweetness!

Looks like the Han is an ESB version
Yoda!
Clonetrooper, AOTC Obi and Jango...Padme!

Cool stuff, I hope this line makes it (again)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on March 27, 2004, 11:27 AM
Excellent news.  Love the idea of two packs.  Pick and choose. :)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: jadesfire on March 27, 2004, 01:24 PM
I love these sets!!  I can't believe they finally made a Padme.  I will have to get all these sets so I hope they offer them on line because it was hit or miss with this line in the past.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Mikey D on March 27, 2004, 04:41 PM
Still need the Xwing and Millenium Falcon.  I saw them last night at a KB but I'm hoping they drop down in price a little.

The two packs look great.  Definitely picking them up for me the kids I don't have yet. ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: evenflow on March 27, 2004, 05:59 PM
They are actually really cool. I have a set of all the figures from the ones that have already came out. I am looking forward to these new ones.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Matt on March 27, 2004, 10:01 PM
Just so you guys know, you're not allowed (http://forums.rebelscum.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=36;t=008674;p=1#000012) to buy anything from this line unless you're buying them for your toddlers.

Thanks.

In other news, I found a pair of Jango Fett footie pajamas at K-Mart today!!!
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on March 27, 2004, 11:23 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Mikey D on March 29, 2004, 06:55 AM
Well, sh!t.  Guess I should start making babies then.  ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on March 29, 2004, 09:46 AM
I was really happy to see this news this weekend.  Although we don't have any children yet, I have been picking up the OT-based sets (originally for "future" kids, but I have since opened them up and displayed them).  I really think this line is great, and I'm happy to see it continue.  I really like that they are doing Han in Bespin garb, finally a Leia and Ben, and it looks like the other figures that we've already seen (R2, 3PO) are at least modified so they aren't exactly the same (not sure about Chewie though).

I was going to stick to just the OT sets and figures, but seeing pics of the Yoda/Clone and Obi/Jango sets, it will be tempting to pick those up as well.  Overall, I'm pretty excited to see/hear about this...these are kind of my alternative to Kubricks since I can't afford those as easily...I like the "smallness" of them, and just think its a pretty cool line.  Like I have said before, something about them just reminds me of my vintage toys when I was a kid.  They are simple, fun, and you can just throw all your figures in the back of the Falcon and go play :).  I hope these aren't too tough to find, and the packaging really does look great too I think.  Between these, the animated Clone Wars, and the upcoming OTC-style cards, this sure has been a great year for packaging....and I'm an opener! :P
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on March 29, 2004, 09:55 AM
Well, sh!t.  Guess I should start making babies then.  ::)

Well, maybe.  But I have one and the kid does indeed love these, so the target audience is being hit.  And some of Cory's points are correct, they are designed for little hands with no breakable parts (for the most part) and in a very cartoonish fashion.  

So what?

Does this mean I shouldn't buy clone wars cartoon figures too?  After all, the demographic for the cartoon network, depending upon time, is much younger than I am.  

And what about those infrequent surveys that come along from Hasbro?  I certainly don't recall any questions stating since we know you buy these for your kids....  They know what the market is.  The only difficulty finding these things (outside of non-Canadian distribution) is that not many retailers picked them up.  Big whoop.  Everybody seems to be able to find them after a period of time.  Perish the thought little Johnny or Janey can't get them immediately. Welcome to reality.  

Other things bad adults shouldn't buy:  Kubricks - clearly marketed at children - Sesame Street (shame on you Scott :-*); Hot Wheels - meant to be played with and raced, consider the price point, clearly marketed to children; Ty Beanies - oh sure they were cute, but really, an adult sleeping with a bear - absurd; action figures in general - really, adults playing with toys? grow up.  The list goes on and on.  
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on March 29, 2004, 10:29 AM
I can sort of see his point, these toys are intended for the really young...but I don't blame anyone w/ kids or w/o for buying them.  I don't think many people collect the Spider-Man and Friends line from Toy Biz

(http://www.marvel.com/toybiz/spiderfriends/previews/70207.jpg)

But I  wouldn't mock and redicule something that someone collects.  Where do you draw the line as Brent says, they are all toys, they are all meant for kids.  Originally his arguement was about availability which was the valid part of the complaint.  Leave some for the people who they are meant to be sold to, now that you can find these in every KB in America I have no problem with everyone sharing in on them.  As I keep saying I've been tempted more than once to open up my set, he's still too young to play with them though (and deal with the violence that goes along with the movies as well)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on March 29, 2004, 02:15 PM
So now that we have some sort of confirmation that this line is continuing, is there anything in particular that you would like to see make it into the line (for yourself or your children's sakes).  I really enjoy this line, although if we ever have children, it will be passed down to them.  In the meantime, I sure like them too.  I don't have any of the prequel sets in this line, so I'll limit this post to OT themed ideas.  I don't know if we'll ever see more ships/beasts/playsets, but since it is a wishlist, I'll include those as well.  I'm also curious how "background" they'll get with figures.  I'd imagine we'll get mostly "main" type characters or variations of them.  That said, I wouldn't mind seeing:

Original Trilogy

Figures 2-pack Ideas (not necessarily in these combos):

Bespin Han Solo/Bespin Leia (guess we're already getting Bespin Han w/ANH Leia, so maybe forget this one)
Bespin Luke Skywalker/Yoda
Bespin Lando Calrissian/Bespin Guard
Boba Fett/Carbonite Han Solo
Bossk/Dengar/4-LOM/Zuckuss (Bounty Hunter Packs)
Tusken Raider/Jawa
Emperor/Royal Guard
Endor Han Solo/Endor Princess Leia
Jedi Luke Skywalker/Gamorrean Guard (or someone else)
Skiff Guard Lando/Leia in Boussh Disguise
Hoth Snowtrooper/Hoth Rebel Soldier
Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper/Biker Scouts, etc. Troop Packs
Rebel Troop Packs (Hoth, Fleet Trooper, Endor, etc.)
Ewok Packs (Logray, Teebo, Chirpa, Paploo, etc.)
Greedo/Hammerhead (or various Cantina Alien packs)
Amanaman/Tessek (or various Jabba's Goons packs)

Beasts-

Jabba (possibly including Bib Fortuna, Salicious Crumb, and/or Gamorrean Guard)
Rancor (w/Jedi Luke Skywalker and/or Gamorrean Guard)
Bantha (w/Tusken Raider)

Vehicles/Playsets-

Tie Fighter (w/Pilot)
Slave I (w/Boba Fett, Carbonite Han)
Sandcrawler (w/Jawas)
Landspeeder (w/Ben, Luke, and/or Droids)
Darth Vader's Tie (w/Vader)
Jabba's Sail Barge (w/Skiff Guards)
Jabba's Palace (w/various Jabba goons)
Carbon Freeze Chamber (w/Ugnaughts and/or Bespin Guards)
AT-AT (probably wishful thinking, but w/driver, Snowtrooper and/or Imperial Officer)
Ewok Catapult or Village type piece (w/Chirpa, Teebo, Logray)
Death Star Playset (this would be the ultimate, and since the figures are so small, it wouldn't have to be ginormous necessarily, could really be nice though)

The list could go on and on, but like I said, I guess I don't know how extensive they will get with characters, etc.  I like the fact that it looks like we're getting a Bespin Han next, so that would cover the Hans through the first two movies basically (aside from Carbonite).  It also looks like we'll have three Lukes too, but I would still like to see Bespin and Jedi versions (particularly Jedi).  I hope they do a Jabba, Boba Fett, OT Yoda, and Lando in this line as well.  I'm just glad to hear it is continuing for now.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Matt on April 1, 2004, 01:25 AM
The hypocrisy rages on (http://forums.rebelscum.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=36;t=008674;p=1#000028). . .

Now, those of you that are buying the Playskool line for yourselves are doing so out of a lack of morals, in addition to having defective reasoning skills.

Good day.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on April 1, 2004, 12:21 PM
Couldn't resist.  I guess this means RS won't delete me for being inactive. ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 1, 2004, 12:28 PM
Nice!  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Brian on April 1, 2004, 12:31 PM
I just jumped over to RS boards to check that out......excellent reply Morgbug.  That is my thoughts exactly on this issue.  I know that it won't change his mind, but that isn't the point of it anyways.  Everyone has a right to their opinion, and he shouldn't be so high and mighty because other people still enjoy collecting "toys".  I agree, if there is a kid looking at Playskool (or really other Star Wars toys for that matter), I'm not going to zip in front of him and take it.  These are for kids, and if I want these things bad enough, I'll get them through ebay or some avenue that might not be available to the wee ones.  I do enjoy the Playskool line, and although we don't have any children yet, I have bought the OT sets (for me for now, for kids in the future).  I bought all of them off of ebay I believe, where I doubt kids are shopping....with the exception of the Millennium Falcon set.  There were four of these sitting in a local "farm store" here in town (Bomgaars), and I let them sit for a couple of months before finally breaking down and buying one of them...in a bashed up box.  I just had to give you "props" on your reply, that was very well spoken and illustrated this side of it perfectly.
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: jadesfire on April 2, 2004, 10:45 AM
Nice response Brent.  I still am amazed that someone has the balls to post on a Star Wars forum about the buying habits of others over certain Star Wars toys.  

....oh well, he did state it was all a "grown men" thing and left me out of the generalization.  I guess "grown women" can still do whatever the hell they want  :-*.

Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on April 2, 2004, 10:54 AM
Its really ludicrous to me to draw a line that Action Figures are OK but Playskool isn't...they are both toys "intended" for a younger audience

I don't thing the man once known as Jango Fettish had a problem scooping up pencils, notebooks and folders that were intended for elementary school children (but since he's sold all of that its OK for him to take this stance)

And Cory...if it weren't for the adult collector would these new 2 packs even be coming out?  I seriously doubt it...face it Star Wars is collectible more than any other movie franchise in history.  All things Star Wars sell even if they are absolute Crap, people still buy them.  I could sell a turd in a package if it had Star Wars on the outside.  The fact that a lot of 1st Generation OT people have or are just starting to have kids means this line has legs and I for one am glad that the Collectors have made these new two packs a reality, because if it weren't for them, there wouldn't even be new Playskool for the babies to even think of playing with
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Jeff on April 2, 2004, 03:43 PM
Its really ludicrous to me to draw a line that Action Figures are OK but Playskool isn't...they are both toys "intended" for a younger audience

I don't thing the man once known as Jango Fettish had a problem scooping up pencils, notebooks and folders that were intended for elementary school children (but since he's sold all of that its OK for him to take this stance)

So, wait.  I haven't been keeping up with that thread, but Cory (aka Jango Fettish), the same dude who was excited to buy a freakin' Jango Fett LUNCH BOX is ripping people for buying the PlaySkool stuff?!?

LOL.

Too funny.  Apparently, it's all right to buy School supplies and lunch boxes away from the elementry school kids, but not the Pre-Schoolers as Scott posted above.

Some people are so full of themselves at times, it downright hilarious.

Jeff

Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Scott on April 2, 2004, 04:42 PM
Yeah they are one in the same  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Jeff on April 2, 2004, 05:20 PM
And Cory...if it weren't for the adult collector would these new 2 packs even be coming out?  I seriously doubt it...face it Star Wars is collectible more than any other movie franchise in history.  All things Star Wars sell even if they are absolute Crap, people still buy them.  I could sell a turd in a package if it had Star Wars on the outside.  The fact that a lot of 1st Generation OT people have or are just starting to have kids means this line has legs and I for one am glad that the Collectors have made these new two packs a reality, because if it weren't for them, there wouldn't even be new Playskool for the babies to even think of playing with

That's exactly it.  No company in it's right mind makes toys based off 25yr old movies for toddlers alone.  Hasbro is BANKING on the fact that the OT generation will pick this up for their kids!  That's the whole point of the line!

It's so kids can play with Star Wars just like their Daddies (or Mommies for you ladies out there ;) )  

EVERY collector friend I know who has kids bought these for their kids, and almost every non-SW collecting friend I know who has kids did NOT buy these (nor did most even know they existed).  In those cases where a non-SW collecting friend with kids did happen to buy the figures for their kids, the kids hated them (or at least never really played with them).

That point just reinforces my belief that little kids without a Star Wars influence don't like OT SW toys (and realistically, why would they like toys from a 25yr old movie?).  Case in point, my nephews:

Neither my brother-in-law nor sister-in-law really like SW.  Sure, they've seen it a few times and can recognize most of the main Characters, but they don't like SW the way I do.  For Christmas 2002, I picked up some of the PlaySkool for my then 4 and 6 yrs old nephews.  The PlaySkool stuff pretty much went untouched while the Yu-Gi-YO stuff was a HUGE hit.

Meanwhile, the 4-yr old of a good friend who collects SW stuff goes NO WHERE without his PlaySkool Hoth Luke and Wampa.  He loves it because his dad loves it and he wants to be like his dad.

I find it hard to believe that ANY Pre-Schooler is sitting at home upset because all the adult collectors bought all the SW PlaySkool toys.  It doesn't work like that.  Chances are ANY 3-5yr old who could recognize ANY of the characters has a Mom/Dad who is into SW too.

That brings us back to the "adult" collectors buying up "baby toys".  

IMHO, so what if a few people with no kids pick up the PlaySkool line too?  I can't see how selling MORE product is bad for a toy line, especially in today's "Here with the summer movie, out by the fall" toy attitude.  

Realistically, without those collectors demanding for this line to return, I doubt it would have "for the sake of the kiddies".  That's why the Jurrasic Park PlaySkool line TANKED.  There was NO collector support.  The kids didn't want it, there was no parent support, so it died.

I guess my point is that to believe that "adult" collectors buying up SW PlaySkool items is somehow morally wrong or somehow depriving little kids is something I find silly.

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Line: Do You Collect...Opinions?
Post by: Morgbug on April 2, 2004, 10:45 PM
I have these and in part only bought them for my daughter.  I love the Star Wars franchise (which should generate a hefty well duh) and I try to get her to watch the movies with me.  She's ok for a bit, but gets bored pretty quick with them.  Perfectly reasonable response for a 3 (nearly 4) year old.  

They were a nice way to do two things: 1. get her to stop playing with my action figures - important due to cost and accessories that are too small for her at this age and 2. get her something she can do whatever she wants with, condition is irrelevant.  

Now, that she plays relatively little with them is pure bonus for me as they simply become dust collectors and she'll eventually give them to me and they'll happily go into my collection.

The line that needs to be drawn with respect to age suitability, as I tried to indicate at RS, is entirely subjective.  
Title: Galactic Heroes!
Post by: Brian on April 27, 2004, 02:09 PM
Hasbro has posted an update of the continuation of the Playskool/Galactic Heroes line.  You can check out the article here:

Galactic Heroes (http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/pl/page.headlines/id.1026/dn/default.cfm)

It looks like Wave 1 is A New Hope (although Han has Bespin Jacket), Wave 2 is Attack of the Clones, and Wave 3 is the Bounty Hunter Wave!  They are also re-releasing the Falcon in new packaging.

(http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/images/news/GH_Wave3.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jedi Idej on April 27, 2004, 02:40 PM
Forgive me Lord for the hurt I will put on any pre-schooler who stands between me and these toys.  ;)

Amazing. My nephews' interest in Star Wars is marginal, but they are going to freak when they see these.
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on April 27, 2004, 03:21 PM
(http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/images/news/GH_Wave11.jpg)

(http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/images/news/GH_Wave2.jpg)

Might as well have all the pics here.  With all due respect to Cory, I am so in.  

Do Chewie and 3PO differ from the ones included in the Falcon set?

Like that Anakin has two light sabers.  Wonder if Padme will have nipples ::)  Nice Vader, but doesn't look any different from the already released version.  The bounty hunters are priceless.  

Here's an odd question: has Lego released all of the bounty hunters?  I know Boba is out and I remember seeing others in Scott's initial Kubrick review, but what were they and who is missing?
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 27, 2004, 03:36 PM
Thanks for the rest of the pics Brent, I didn't have enough time to post them earlier, so just got around to the Bounty Hunters one.  I'm another collector "stealing" these away from children I guess, because I really want to add these to my collection (the OT ones at least, although the others are tempting too).  As far as the figures, I don't think the Chewie or Vader are any different than the previous ones, but I'm not sure.  The R2 has the third leg, and 3PO is posed a little differently (first one had both arms down).  I hope that these aren't impossible to find, I've always really liked this line....I guess it kind of reminds me of the vintage days growing up too, simpler figures, but still fun.  I have every intention of saving these for any kids we might have in the future though.  Oh, and if any of you are holding out on buying the Falcon, I'd highly suggest picking it up....a real neat set.

I'll be picking up each of the New Hope Series, as well as the Bounty Hunters set (which was a nice surprise).  The PT figures look neat too (especially would like to have a Yoda), but I was trying to limit myself...we'll see if they ever show up in stores.  I hope these 2 packs continue, and they are reasonably priced (has anyone heard how much?).
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on April 27, 2004, 09:25 PM
EE has these up for preorder...Sept Release date. No bounty Hunter sets :-\

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?searchfield=galactic
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Diddly on April 27, 2004, 10:19 PM
Holy shyte, those look AWESOME! But I don't know if I will buy them. Imagine if someone I know caught me buying baby toys... :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jokabofe on April 27, 2004, 11:52 PM
better pics and more info on these here (http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/2004/04/news20040427.html) at the official site. they look great, and i'm glad to see that they didn't cheese out and just package a new figure with an existing figure.
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on April 28, 2004, 10:23 PM
Hmm, EE has them up for preorder already with an ETA of September:

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Multi-Wave Set $82.99

Hasbro's Playskool Star Wars product line continues! Star Wars Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Multi-Wave Set includes 12 individually packaged figure 2-packs: 1x Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi, 1x Padme Amidala & Anakin Skywalker, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi & Jango Fett, 1x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 1x Chewbacca & C-3PO, 1x Princess Leia & Han Solo, 2x Boba Fett & Dengar, 2x IG-88 & Zuckuss, 2x 4-LOM & Bossk (Subject to change).

If this case assortment is correct, it's certainly interesting.  I like the doubling of the bounty hunters, but maybe my old eyes are missing it but where's the Yoda/clonetrooper two pack in that?


Falcon is $39.99.  Seems steeper than the old version by $10 IIRC.  No need for this one for me.

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1.5 $82.99
12 individually packaged figure 2-packs loosely based on the A New Hope theme: 4x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 4x Princess Leia & Han Solo and 4x Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi (Subject to change).

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1.5 Set $22.99
2-Pack Wave 1.5 Set includes 3 individually packaged figure 2-packs loosely based on the A New Hope theme: 1x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 1x Princess Leia & Han Solo and 1x Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi (Subject to change). The coolest characters from Star Wars are brought to life in "mini" cool chunky style! Each easy to stand figure is approximately 2-inches tall.

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1 $82.99
2-Pack Wave 1 includes 12 individually packaged figure 2-packs loosely based on the A New Hope theme: 3x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 3x Princess Leia & Han Solo, 3x Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi, 3x Chewbacca & C-3PO (Subject to change).

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 3 $82.99
2-Pack Wave 3 includes 12 individually packaged figure 2-packs loosely based on a Bounty Hunters theme: 1x Boba Fett & Dengar, 1x IG-88 & Zuckuss, 1x Bossk & 4-LOM, 3x Galactic Hero 2-Pack 01 names to be determined, 3x Galactic Hero 2-Pack 02 names to be determined, 3x Galactic Hero 2-Pack 03 names to be determined (Subject to change).   ???

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1 Set $29.99
2-Pack Wave 1 Set includes 4 individually packaged figure 2-packs loosely based on the A New Hope theme: 1x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 1x Princess Leia & Han Solo, 1x Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi, 1x Chewbacca & C-3PO (Subject to change). The coolest characters from Star Wars are brought to life in "mini" cool chunky style! Each easy to stand figure is approximately 2-inches tall.

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 2 $82.99
2-Pack Wave 2 includes 12 individually packaged figure 2-packs loosely based on the Attack of the Clones theme: 4x Padme Amidala & Anakin Skywalker, 4x Yoda & Clone Trooper, 4x Obi-Wan Kenobi & Jango Fett (Subject to change).  There's Yoda!!!!

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 2 set $29.99
2-Pack Wave 2 Set includes 3 individually packaged figure 2-packs loosely based on the Attack of the Clones theme: 1x Padme Amidala & Anakin Skywalker, 1x Yoda & Clone Trooper, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi & Jango Fett (Subject to change).

That seems to be all the options currently available.  Comments?


Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on April 29, 2004, 07:28 AM
That seems to be all the options currently available.  Comments?

Check three posts up :-*
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 21, 2004, 10:49 AM
GH has some shots up of the "New Hope" wave of Galactic Heroes coming out later this year.  You can see both packaged and loose shots.  Even though I do open them, the packaging does look kind of spiffy for the two packs.  It also looks like the Chewie is a little different from the original version (this one has a different gun, as well as teeth showing), so it looks like all the "re-released" figures (Chewie, R2, and 3PO) are different in some way.  The Vader still looks the same to me though.

This is a line I really hope has some legs and can continue for awhile.  I've been torn on Kubricks since I already have some of these and they are somewhat "mini figures" themselves.  However, the Kubrick line does seem to be more popular, probably has more of a future, and gets a lot more discussion around here at JD :).  Anyways, you can check out the pics of the Galactic Heroes line here:

A New Hope Galactic Heroes (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=2976&zoneid=2)
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on June 23, 2004, 10:14 AM
Cool beans, I ordered a set of these the day they went up for preorder at EE.  I will be giving these to the Padawan next year sometime, I think he'll dig 'em
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on July 7, 2004, 10:23 AM
REad a report at the AFT boards that Wave 1 of the Galactic Heroes were found in Idaho...hmmm
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 8, 2004, 08:41 PM
My good pal in WI claioms to have found the GH figures at K-Mart when he was looking for the vOTC.

Maybe the first wave IS out?

Off to do some research...

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2004, 10:21 AM
From Hasbro:

(http://hasbro.com/starwars/images/news/Scout.jpg)

San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive!  BAH!

Oh Matt!  A little help maybe?

 :-*

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 13, 2004, 10:47 AM
 :D, I was thinking the same thing Jeff.  Is this the same one that was released with the "Fast Through the Forest" set in the original Playskool line?  I'll have to check later on.  Really looking forward to seeing more of these on the shelves, I'm glad the line is continuing.
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 13, 2004, 10:49 AM
Just checked...looks like it is the same one...maybe it has some sort of spiffy packaging for the exclusive or something.
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2004, 11:00 AM
That'd be good news if it is the same figure in a baggie, then I could skip it.  

If he's got some nifty package, I'll probably want one...

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on July 13, 2004, 11:58 AM
That's a cool freebie...good thing I already have one :-*
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2004, 01:46 PM
It's bloody identical ::)  Why would they do that?  Must have different packaging.  

Methinks poor Matt will need a pack mule for all the requests he's getting :-* cough*12" Angel vampire*cough
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 14, 2004, 01:35 PM
Found the first 3 sets of the ANH wave:

Leia/Han - Bespin Han is great, as is lil Leia.  Very nice set.

Ben/Vader - Vader is great!  I love his stylized look of evil.  Hooded Ben looks cool too!

Luke/R2 - R2 seems a bit small for what you get, but I imagine the larger size of Vader and Chewie meant that something had to give.  Luke is pretty cool too.  

Can't wait to get home from work and mingle them in with the rest of my GH to see how they look...

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2004, 01:44 PM
Congrats on the find Jeff!  You hit the jackpot today from the way it sounds (between these and the VOTC).  We don't have any K-Marts left in town, so we haven't seen either at retail around here, but I'm hoping they show up elsewhere soon.  I'm really into those Galactic Heroes line, and I'm really looking forward to getting them all (especially the Bespin Han).  I look forward to hearing your comments on them once you get them cracked open.  Nice score :).
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 14, 2004, 08:04 PM
Well,

I got a change to open these up...
and I think they match up pretty well with the older sets.  

Vader is pretty much the same as the first, but the rest are all different.  I took a quick pic with my old Falcon Chewie and 3PO.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/6-04/101_0127.JPG)

I like the third leg on R2, but it makes him a bit smaller than the first R2-D2.

Jeff

Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Nicklab on July 15, 2004, 10:24 PM
I saw some of these at a couple of stops on the way home tonight.  They're cool.  I might even get some for my 3 year old nephew!
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on July 18, 2004, 10:17 AM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/6-04/AOTCgh.jpg)

Playskool Yoda :)

Can't wait for the AOTC and Bounty Hunter Sets!!!
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 23, 2004, 04:48 PM
SDCC brings us news of MORE GH figures...

Luke (Jedi) & Gamorrean Guard 2-pack
Lando (Skiff) and Nikto (Skiff) 2-pack
Stormtroopers 2-pack
Jawa and Tusken Raider 2-pack.

GalacticHunter.com (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=3124&zoneid=2) a mock-up photo up...

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 23, 2004, 04:51 PM
These are getting to be way to cool, I'm going to be broke!  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on July 23, 2004, 05:47 PM
To be expected!  >:(

GALACTIC HEROES Figure Exclusive COMIC CON (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2476&item=5911317369&rd=1#ebayphotohosting)
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on July 28, 2004, 04:32 AM
What are you fussin' about?  You got one!   :P

So, where is everyone finding this Galactic Heroes stuff?  I know Jared came across the figure sets at TRU today, and I've heard of it being found at K-Mart too.  Which other stores are in?

Also, what aisles are you guys finding these in?  The Playskool aisle?  Not the regular figure aisle, right?

And for anyone with the new figures and the old sets, how do the figures compare?  Any spot on matches where the figure is absolutely identical (I think the Vader might be)...?
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on July 28, 2004, 09:53 AM
My front doorstep...I should have the ANH figs from EE very soon.  I ordered all three sets right when they went up for preorder back in the day.  
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 28, 2004, 10:05 AM
I was wondering where these have been showing up as well.  I thought I have read of sightings at both TRU and K-Mart now?  Also, how much have they been going for?  I think the ANH sets were up for sale at Amazon last I checked, and thought about ordering them there, but I think they were $6.99  per set.  I didn't know if that was in line with other prices, or a little high.  Definitely want to pick up those OT sets, maybe the AOTC ones as well (at least the Yoda one ;)).
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on July 28, 2004, 01:34 PM
Jared said they were $4.99 each at the TRU he found them at a couple days ago.  Not too bad...

My front doorstep...

That's cheating.  I was talking to the guy's who really get out there and do battle in the field at the retail stores.  Not online ordering sissies.  Thanks though.   :-*
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jadesfire on July 28, 2004, 01:38 PM
I guess they were $5.99 at Kmart but I never found them so I took the easy way out and ordered them from EE.  I think (with shipping), I paid eight bucks for each two-pack.   :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 28, 2004, 01:46 PM
chuckles found mine at K-mart.  I think the price was $5.99 though, cuz all three came to around $20.  Thus far they haven't passed the border.  
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on July 28, 2004, 04:21 PM
I guess they were $5.99 at Kmart but I never found them so I took the easy way out and ordered them from EE.  I think (with shipping), I paid eight bucks for each two-pack.   :-\
Sissy :P :)
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on July 28, 2004, 04:34 PM
Sissy :P :)

Yeah, you tell her Scott!   ;)


But I might add, that it takes one, to know one.   Phhth.


Brent, I bet Jim's just scamming a buck off the top of ya' on each one.  You better ask him to start putting the receipts in the boxes with your stuff.  That's always an excellent idea, from what I hear...
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 28, 2004, 05:06 PM
You better ask him to start putting the receipts in the boxes with your stuff.  That's always an excellent idea, from what I hear...

Oh yeah, that helps out lots ::)  Big red circles from the customs folks comparing the receipt to the declared value is always a ton of fun >:(
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jokabofe on July 28, 2004, 07:29 PM
hmm, i found the first three 2 packs in kmart yesterday, in the same aisle as the star wars figures. or should i say, the same aisle where i guess the star wars figures should have been, since they didn't have any. and they were $6.39 each. yeah, i said the same thing... what the hell kinda price is that?

as far as i can tell, here's how they compare:

luke/r2 - both new sculpts
han/leia - both new sculpts
ben/darth - ben is a new sculpt, darth is the same exact one from the last time.

all in all, not too bad. only 1 "repack" out of 6 is a way better ratio than hasbro  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jadesfire on July 28, 2004, 07:43 PM
Sissy :P :)
Quote

Just following your lead.  ;) :-*

Really though I think this worked out to our advantage by ordering through EE as everyone that seems to have picked them up around Michigan are only finding three of the four and so we'd of been out Chewbacca/C3PO (which is not good as Chewie is the one I wanted most, well second to Padme that is).

Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on July 28, 2004, 09:06 PM
Oh yeah, that helps out lots ::)  Big red circles from the customs folks comparing the receipt to the declared value is always a ton of fun >:(

Yeah.  Seriously.  I wonder what kind of dumbass would do that...  You'd have to be a total 'tard to do something so dumb!



And Beth, whatever helps you feel better about your "cheating" ways, dear...   ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on July 30, 2004, 05:11 AM
Found the first 3 sets tonight, at TRU for $4.99 and right next to the regular SW action figure section.  No Chewie/3PO set though.  Is that one not out yet, or did I just miss out?  Doesn't sound like anyone's found that set yet...

Cute little suckers!  Probably only about $3 or $4 cute, but what the hell...
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 30, 2004, 06:26 PM
Found the first 3 sets tonight, at TRU for $4.99 and right next to the regular SW action figure section.  No Chewie/3PO set though.  Is that one not out yet, or did I just miss out?  Doesn't sound like anyone's found that set yet...

Cute little suckers!  Probably only about $3 or $4 cute, but what the hell...

Hey Colman,

I hope all is well with you and yours.  Yes the Chewie and C3PO set is out but appears to be the HTF so far.  A neighbor of mine in AZ scored that set today.


-DBK-
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 30, 2004, 10:16 PM
I plan on buying all these sets for my nephew.
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on July 31, 2004, 12:47 PM
Hey Colman,

I hope all is well with you and yours.  Yes the Chewie and C3PO set is out but appears to be the HTF so far.  A neighbor of mine in AZ scored that set today.

Cool, thanks for the heads up Fish!  So, you've already made a collecting friend out there?!  Nice!  And where's our Arizona finds thread here, eh?!   :P  (I know RS has a kick ass one though)  BTW, did you come out here last week and NOT call me?!   :-X  I thought we were gonna try to get together when you were here.  LMK when you're headed back out Matthew!

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I plan on buying all these sets for my nephew.

Yeah, suuuure Jason.  That's what we all said we we got into this line - "for our nephews/kids".  What gave it away though, is most of us don't have nephews/kids...   ;)

You're gonna have to send us some pictures with visual proof, or your nephew tearing them all open and playing with them, and then him storing them away in HIS room!   :-*
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on July 31, 2004, 12:54 PM
Got my set of 4 today...super cool, they seem smaller than the previous sets though...maybe its just the new packaging
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on July 31, 2004, 07:04 PM
OK, found all 4 sets at K-Mart today ($5.49 each), including the only one that I still needed - the Chewie/3PO one.  All caught up again!   8)
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 31, 2004, 07:28 PM
OK, found all 4 sets at K-Mart today ($5.49 each), including the only one that I still needed - the Chewie/3PO one.  All caught up again!   8)

I already let him rip open the CC exclusive Biker Scout, so that's a start.   ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on August 6, 2004, 12:27 AM
These guys have finally hit Target stores now too ($4.99), along with the newly packaged Millenium Falcon ($29.99).  Saw a ton of the three two-pack sets, but once again, absolutely NO Chewie/3PO sets.  Weird.  Definitely the tough one of the bunch to find...

Anyone know if there's any differences between this "new" Falcon, and the previously released one (other than the figures it comes with)?
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 12, 2004, 10:15 AM
Just curious, for those of you who collect the Playskool/Galactic Heroes line....are you selective, do you buy all of them, OT only, PT only?  I have all of the OT sets released so far...and I am about to get caught up with the new releases (thanks Matt!), and I've basically just been sticking to the OT figures/sets.  However, looking at the pics online of the AOTC wave coming up sometime soon, they look kind of neat as well, so I'm thinking about getting those too.  Just curious what some of you do, if you stick to the OT, or if you bring the PT sets in as well.  I believe previously, there have only been 2 prequel sets (Duel with Darth Maul and Rampaging Reek).  I've always stuck to OT-only with any sublines, and will probably continue to do so, but this line (as well as some of the Unleashed) are both tempting at times.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 12, 2004, 11:18 AM
I'm not OT anything.  Having recently been watching the PT's again (my daughter likes Amidala, well, anything princess-like), I'm finding a great many flaws in the movies, so I'm not doing myself any favors.  But there are some really neat characters in the movies, so I don't like to restrict myself.  Besides, she actually plays with these ones, though she prefers playing with the Wampa, more than anything else.  

PT/OT, whatever.  They're all cool little toys.  Maul is neat.  Mace is neat.  Little clone trooper is cool.  The Reek is really well done.  I loathe Anakin as a child and the vehicle is the only Ep I vehicle I own, but it gets played with.  I still need to bring home my Falcon, now that I think about it.

How about this:  I bring home an OTC Falcon, Lego Falcon and Playskool Falcon all at once.  Think my wife will be impressed? ::)
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 13, 2004, 09:37 AM
I picked up the first wave yesterday at TRU, no sign of the Chewy set although I woulod have passed on it already since I have him from the Falcon.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 18, 2004, 11:28 AM
Just received the first four packs of these (thanks Matt), and also saw some hanging out at TRU yesterday.  I am still really enjoying this line, and I really like how these are packaged.  I'm not sure what it is (character art, background, etc.), but they just look kind of spiffy to me.  Although some people probably wouldn't like it, looking at the art on the front, it seems they could easily develop a "Galactic Heroes" cartoon for the kids.  Anyways, nice packaging and figures, and I can't wait for the upcoming waves to start hitting.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on August 18, 2004, 11:27 PM
Juat got notice that the AOTC sets I ordered from EE are shipping!  Should get them next week, I almost broke out the first Wave yesterday for JediMAX, but held off.  I'm thinking Christmas
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on August 27, 2004, 04:58 PM
Good Pal of mine in WI let me know that he found the AotC GH packs at Target near Madison today.

He nabbed the Padme/Aniakin set and the Obi-Wan/Jango set, but the Yoda/Clone were gone...

Time to start watching for these at retail too, eh?

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on August 27, 2004, 05:04 PM
Time to start watching for these at retail too, eh?

No.

Prequels suck.

But thanks for the heads up anyway...   :P
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on September 2, 2004, 11:30 AM
Just a head's up that the formerly K-mart exclusive C-3PO/Chewie set is now showing up at Walmarts, along with the other 3 sets ($4.77), for almost a buck cheaper than K-mart was pimping it for...   ;)
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 2, 2004, 03:29 PM
Oh, I should have pointed this out.  I picked one of those sets up at Walmart in Fargo last weekend for the $4.77 price Matt mentioned.  Sorry, didn't think it was terribly likely I had something most people did not already have. 
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 2, 2004, 03:41 PM
I've seen the Chewie/3PO pack also, but I skipped that one since I have the Chewie/3PO from the Falcon already. 

This is one line where I won't be buying resculpts if I can avoid it.  New figures, yes, but resulpts?  No...  although I might pick up one or two on the Stormie 2-packs though.  :-\

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 16, 2004, 03:31 PM
Picked up Ani/Padme and Jango/Obi-Wan yesterday and nabbed a Yoda/Clone set today over lunch. 

Dang, Yoda is a small figure!  He's scaled great with R2 though.  Padme is also a very slim figure, but looks good with the rest of them. 

Bring on the Bounty Hunters!   8)

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 20, 2004, 11:10 AM
GalacticHunter has some images up of the packaged Wave 3 (Bounty Hunters Wave) of Galactic Heroes.  Really looking forward to these sets (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=3395&zoneid=2).  Nothing much new here otherwise on the GH front.  No sign of the AOTC packs, but we don't have a K-Mart, and I think that is where they have been found so far.  I noticed that TRU now has the Falcon playset on the shelves though.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on September 20, 2004, 11:54 AM
Can't wait for those little buggers...shouldn't be long and those are a set I'll be opening for myself :P
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on September 20, 2004, 07:29 PM
Tried tracking down some cheaper sets via the TRU "2 for $7" sale this week, but 3 of the 4 TRU's I hit were already sold out, and the 4th TRU only had the Prequel figure sets (a buttload of them, at that)...  Still passing on any non-OT figures/vehicles though.

I'd like these figures a lot more if they were only $3.50 each.  At least that would help explain them to the wife a little better anyway.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 24, 2004, 12:17 PM
Didn't see anyone mention it yet, but I noticed in the latest Insider (#78), the toy section does have pics of the Tusken Raider and Jawa Galactic Heroes.  They look pretty nice.  I'm really diggin' this line, I hope they decide to continue it into the next few years.

Also, checked in at TRU the other day, and they only had 1 AOTC GH pack remaining, the Anakin/Padme one.  I had it in my hand, but at the last second decided against it.  I always said I'd only collect the OT ones from this line, but I was tempted.  If they would have had the Clone/Yoda pack, I wouldn't have hesitated though.  Hopefully they'll get some more in.  I tell you, every place I have seen them, these things sure seem to sell out quickly.  When the ANH sets were hitting awhile back, our local TRU had several of each pack (with the exception of Chewie/3PO), and they were gone in a matter of a day or two.  Seem to be selling well, around here at least.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jokabofe on September 24, 2004, 01:08 PM
I've managed to nab them all except that stupid Chewie and Threepio pack... arrgghh!!!
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 24, 2004, 05:53 PM
After I picked up the Trilogy on DVD the other day, I hit a nearby TRU and scored:

Yoda/Clone
Ani/Padme
Jango/Obi1
Luke/R2

There was 1 of each.  I'm buying these for my nephew (he's 15 months old) and so far he really digs em.  He'll dig em more as he gets older.  I'm on the lookout for the other sets not listed so if anyone can help me out here in So Cal, LMK. 
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Ben on September 24, 2004, 09:24 PM
I've gone nuts for these little buggers this week. I've managed to get them all but Chewie/3PO and Han/Leia. The latter set is everywhere, and I saw a set of the former when I was at Wal-Mart last night, but I had to buy food and didn't have the fundage for them. I went back tonight, and of course it was gone.  >:(

I think I'll skip the Falcon. I do want the OT Playskool toys that came out around AOTC now, though. :o
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jedi Idej on September 25, 2004, 04:15 PM
I managed to find only the prequel figures during the sale. Now I'm debating whether to go ahead and pre-order a case that has all but Yoda/Clone Trooper, or just wait for the OT sets to re-appear.

I bought a set for my nephews. Seeing the new toys has rekindled some of their interest in the Playskool line. The first thing they tried to do was use the "force push" features of the Jedis. Nuthin'!  ???

C'mon, Hasbro... have some consistency.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jadesfire on September 27, 2004, 07:15 PM
Still trying to find the PT figures, which could be tricky since we still have a display full of OT at Walmart.  I think the bounty hunter set will sell well and look forward to the ROTS line ;).
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on September 27, 2004, 08:32 PM
I've seen the PT ones at both TRU and Target now, so they should be hitting your area soon Beth.  But if not, you know where to find me...   ;)  Same goes to you Dave, with the 3PO set!

Passing on the PT ones myself, but am now on the hunt for the Bounty Hunters, since they're apparently hitting now too.

Love the pic in the new Insider of the Jawa and Tusken Raider figures.  They look great!   8)
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 7, 2004, 10:39 AM
Just curious, has anyone been finding the Bounty Hunter sets so far?  I thought I had read of them showing up at K-Mart (we don't have any here), but I wasn't sure.  Really looking forward to this wave.  Strangely enough, they haven't ever shown up at Target here at all (unless I'm looking in the wrong place).  The first (ANH) wave showed up at TRU, and literally lasted about 2 days.  I did see all of the ANH sets at a Wal-Mart last weekend.  TRU must have also briefly had the AOTC waves, saw a lone Anakin/Padme on the pegs, just about bought it, but ended up putting it back.  I said I was going to stick to OT only with these, so I'm trying to stay to that.  If it would have been the Yoda/Clone pack, or possibly even the Obi-Wan/Jango one, I might have considered it though.  It seems, at least around here, that these are selling very well.  Anyways, has anyone seen the Bounty Hunter sets yet?
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on October 7, 2004, 10:55 AM
Jack found the Bounty Hunters at a K-mart here in town Brian...I haven't seen any other reports anywhere concerning them though
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 8, 2004, 03:17 PM
My buddy, who works at TRU, IMd me today to tell me they had gotten more Galactic Heroes in, including the Bounty Hunters.  I was able to get the all 3 Bounty Hunter sets and the Han/Leia, Darth/Obi1 and Chewy/3PO sets for my nephew!
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 13, 2004, 01:58 PM
Now, maybe I just missed it previously, but while skulking around at EE, I noticed they have a nice pic of the upcoming Galactic Heroes including I believe the previously unseen Nikto Skiff Guard with Lando.  It says these are "estimated" to be shipping in October, that would be great, but probably unlikely.  Here's the pic, courtesy of EE:

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/HS85208Clg.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 13, 2004, 02:48 PM
Uh, did we know about the Luke/Gamorrean Guard and the Tusken/Jawa combos?  I must have completely missed that.  It's a good thing these are so cheap. :o
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on October 13, 2004, 02:57 PM
Luke is new too I believe

The Jawa and Tusken were shown in the Insider
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 13, 2004, 03:01 PM
Yeah, Luke might be new too.  For some reason I thought we saw a glimpse of him in GH's Comic-Con coverage, just during Hasbro's presentation (on the screen), not the actual figure.  I might have dreamt that up though too.  Either way, I'm glad we're getting more of these little guys.  Hopefully we'll see some more waves after this as well.  They're nice and small, so they don't take up much space, and aren't too bad price-wise either.  Time for another vehicle in the line though ;).
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 13, 2004, 03:06 PM
Luke is new too I believe

The Jawa and Tusken were shown in the Insider

Yeah, that's a new Jedi Luke alright.  As far as the Insider goes, whenever mine finally shows up, I'll let you know ::)  Costs me $10 more to get it two months later >:(
Title: Re: Playskool Line/Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 13, 2004, 04:24 PM
For some reason I thought we saw a glimpse of him in GH's Comic-Con coverage, just during Hasbro's presentation (on the screen), not the actual figure.

Good Memory, Brian!

SDCC brings us news of MORE GH figures...

Luke (Jedi) & Gamorrean Guard 2-pack
Lando (Skiff) and Nikto (Skiff) 2-pack
Stormtroopers 2-pack
Jawa and Tusken Raider 2-pack.

GalacticHunter.com (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=3124&zoneid=2) a mock-up photo up...

GH had the mock-ups of the Tatooine wave Gamorrean/Luke and Skiff Guards 2-packs, then Jawa and Tusken made their first appearance in the Insider last month...

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on October 17, 2004, 12:53 PM
Anyone got an extra Scout Trooper promo they'd be willing to part with?
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 19, 2004, 01:47 PM
Finally picked up the BH wave of GH figures today at TRU.

Great little interpretations of the ESB Hunters!

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 19, 2004, 02:04 PM
Thanks for the heads up Jeff, I'll have to check our local TRU today after work.  Usually seems to get stuff shortly after you or Scott find it in Minny, hopefully that hold true again today :).
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on October 19, 2004, 08:21 PM
I also need the Bounty Hunter wave (including stormtroopers). Have a handful of VOTC to trade, or I'll buy them outright.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on October 19, 2004, 11:33 PM
I think I forgot to mention I saw them at Maplewood TRU last week sometime.  I have Wave 3 on preorder at EE so I didn't buy them but I did fondle them a lot!
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 20, 2004, 03:22 PM
I had no clue there was a Stormie 2pak.  Gotta find that now.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on October 21, 2004, 02:56 PM
Finally found the Dengar/Fett set a few days ago at TRU, after sitting on the other two BH sets for several weeks (from K-mart).  Not even sure I need the Stormies actually.  Are they any different than the prior one released with the Falcon (I think).  I don't recall if there's differences or not...
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 21, 2004, 03:04 PM
Finally found the Dengar/Fett set a few days ago at TRU, after sitting on the other two BH sets for several weeks (from K-mart).  Not even sure I need the Stormies actually.  Are they any different than the prior one released with the Falcon (I think).  I don't recall if there's differences or not...

So does this mean you and Patty are having kids soon? :-*
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on October 21, 2004, 03:40 PM
I trust you're referring to the rather youthful presentation of this particular figure line, you crazy old man?  I've actually been collecting them for a while.  Just for... uh... well... me.   :-[

But no.  No kids planned now, later, or ever as far as I currently know.  Patty still seems to be on board with that line of thought as well, so it's all good!   :-*

Now do you have something more pertinent to the conversation to add, like whether there's any differences in the Stormies or not?  Or are you still just hoping to pressure me into joining you and Scott in the family ranks?  If the latter, don't get your hopes up.  If the former, start talking!
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 21, 2004, 04:36 PM
Nope, just being my usual irritating self.  Might be the reason I don't have Patty's email address from you :-X  Fear not, ye olde biological clock may yet set in.  My wife clicked over with a thunk at the ripe old age of 33, so you ain't out of the woods yet, junior. 

Pertinent I cannot be, at least in this instance.  My guess is they are identical. 
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Ben on October 22, 2004, 11:09 PM
I found the Bounty Hunters at TRU today, and I picked up the Chewie/3PO as well.

Are the Stormtroopers shipping in this wave? I didn't see them there.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 26, 2004, 11:38 AM
Just curious, but what stores have you been finding the Galactic Heroes at?  I'm on the lookout for the Bounty Hunters now, but haven't really seen any of the older ones even appearing anywhere.  I did see the first wave at TRU once, but it was sold out in two days.  I have also seen them tucked away on a back shelf at on Wal-Mart in town.  Target hasn't ever gotten any of these that I have seen, and we don't have any K-Marts here anymore.  Anyways, just curious if TRU is the place to check right now, or if they have been showing elsewhere with any regularity.  I think this is about all I'm hunting for right now Star Wars-wise, with a big slowdown in vOTC/OTC stuff around here.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 26, 2004, 11:58 AM
Here's what I've seen around town recently...

K-Mart: ANH wave & AotC wave

Target: ANH wave (no Chewie/3PO pack though) & BH wave

Wal-Mart: ANH wave

TRU: ANH wave, AotC wave, BH wave

I have not seen the Stormtrooper 2-pack yet, but I think that's in teh wave 3.5 cases (a case assortment with pretty much 1x each of the sets so far).

Alos, in a lot of the Target stores I've been to, the GH figures are always in the "other" Action Figure aisle (not the main AF aisle with batman, SW, GI Joe, etc).  They are mixed in with the McFarlane figures, Ninja Turtles, etc.  One Target even has them in the aisle with the Rescue Heroes.  Be sure to hunt around your local Target to make sure you aren't missing them!

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on October 26, 2004, 03:13 PM
haha. Its funny, but these playskool figures. They excite me a hell of a lot more than the main line. There just too awesome. Especialy the bounty hunters. The Jedi Force line is cool too, but i think I'd only get the Vader out of it.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on October 26, 2004, 06:30 PM
For some bizarro reason, it seems that the Zuckass/IG-88 sets are flooding K-Marts right now.  Mine had 6 of them, and nothing else, and I've heard other reports of similar peg hanging assortments.  Almost like they're shipping in solid cases or something.  Weird...

Anyone find the Stormies yet?  Any differences with the original one from last year?
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Ben on October 30, 2004, 06:22 PM
I found two Stormtrooper sets at K-Mart today while finding the 2nd Cantina set. I passed on the Cantina because it really isn't neat, but I did get a Stormtrooper set.

So, they're out there.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on October 31, 2004, 08:36 PM
Motherlode of the Bounty Hunters, Stormtroopers, and Chewy/3PO sets at a Target today.  First time I've ever seen those 4 new sets there...
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on November 1, 2004, 08:34 AM
Doesn't look like they are still in stock, but on Saturday morning they had the Bounter Hunter sets in stock at Amazon for $4.99 each.  We were ordering a couple of Christmas gifts anyways, so I went ahead and placed an order for them.  We don't have any Galactic Heroes figure sets in town, outside of the Falcon, so I figured I'd just as well order them.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on November 2, 2004, 01:54 PM
Picked up Chewie / C-3PO and the Stormtrooper 2 pack.  First GH packs I picked up - I have almost all the original Playskool sets and have been holding off on the GH 2 packs for awhile now.  Now that I'm caught up with VOTC and OTC, I guess now is as good a time as ever to pick up the remaining sets.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2004, 01:41 PM
Picked up the bounty hunters today.  Very well done, hopefully my daughter gets tired of them quickly. :P
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 8, 2004, 12:31 AM
Hey hey.  Someone found the Stormtroopers.  I see sets on ebay w/ no bids so hopefully I can score a few sets for my nephew's collection.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on November 11, 2004, 09:19 AM
Everyone has probably seen it by now, but Hasbro (http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/pl/page.news/id.1115/dn/default.cfm) has updated with some info and pics of the upcoming ROTJ Galactic Heroes (Luke/Gam. Guard, Lando/Skiff Guard, Jawa/Tusken).  Nothing new really, but some bigger pics.  They also preview the X-Wing that is being released.  They do refer to this as "Wave 1", arriving in Spring of 05, so hopefully that means this line is going to continue further.
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on November 11, 2004, 01:32 PM
Here's a nice group shot of the next 3 sets that SW.com just put up:

(http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/2004/11/img/20041110b_1_sm.jpg)

Good deal!  Pretty obscure getting Nikto this early on in the line.  That definitely allows for a great number of possibilities for some other cool background alien characters.  A Cantina wave, anyone?   8)
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Darthshader on November 11, 2004, 01:48 PM
Bring it on! ;D
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 11, 2004, 01:53 PM
I'm liking these guys more & more, I just have to have them all, great stuff.  8)  I still need to find the Stormtrooper 2 pk. 
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on November 11, 2004, 01:55 PM
I'm not sure I like the fact I have all of these so far and the line seems to be getting larger in size.  Hopefully one of the boys likes Star Wars :-\ :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on November 30, 2004, 10:19 AM
Rebelscum (http://www.rebelscum.com/article.asp?i=87973) has some pics up of some potential Revenge of the Sith offerings for the Galactic Heroes line.  I won't name them here, but hit the linky for more info.  Possible SPOILERS if you are avoiding such things as the characters themselves.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on November 30, 2004, 11:14 AM
Those look real nice, will have to keep an eye out for them.  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on November 30, 2004, 03:05 PM
These little guys are very cool. Always looking forward to getting more. The Emperor looks awesome.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Darthshader on November 30, 2004, 03:46 PM
I am glad to see that this line will continue. ;D
Title: Re: Playskool (original) & Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on December 9, 2004, 02:59 PM
(http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/2004/11/img/20041110b_1_sm.jpg)

IN-STOCK at ActionfigureXpress.com:

GH Tatooine Wave Case (http://www.shopafx.com/stwagahecapa.html)

3 x Tusken Raider & Jawa
3 x Lando Skiff & Skiff Guard
3 x Luke Jedi & Gammorean Guard
1 x Boba Fett & Dengar
1 x IG-88 & Zuckuss
1 x 4-LOM & Bossk

Dang!  Something else I have to worry about tracking down at the end of the year...  :)

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: artooa6 on December 11, 2004, 11:50 AM
I am glad to see that this line will continue. ;D


I'm just hoping for more vehicles. ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on December 21, 2004, 11:19 AM
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/sw_menu.asp

Wave 4 is in stock at BBTS :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on December 24, 2004, 08:46 AM
Anyone know if this line will continue after the ROTS figs are out?  Would love to see some more OT stuff.  Especially a Tie as well as a Greedo and Jabba.  Its probably safe to say they will release a Hoth and Endor wave by re-releasing the existing ones?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on December 24, 2004, 08:52 AM
A Galactic Jabba the Hutt would be awesome. I really love the Wampa and Taun Taun they did so they could def. pull off Jabba.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dimetrodon on December 25, 2004, 11:52 PM
a Rancor would be interesting
Dewbakcs would be pretty killer also

I finally got all the bounty hunters and a good amount of stormtroopers.
I wish they'd make a battle droid set or two.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on December 26, 2004, 08:23 PM
I have been army building the stormies which is one of my addictions. Just wish the clonetroopers were seperate from the yodas so you can do the same.  The Tusken and Jawa will work good to. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on December 28, 2004, 07:18 PM
I finally saw the GH (electronic) X-Wing today at a TRU.  Forgot to check the price though.  Passed on it for the time being...

Anyone know what, if any, difference there are between this one and the original Playskool X-Wing?  Is it just the electronics?  If so, I'm going to try REALLY hard to permanently pass on this thing.

Still no sitings of the Tatooine waves yet though...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jedi Idej on December 28, 2004, 08:47 PM
Found the 3 sets at Walmart today.

The Gam guard is unusually monster-sized, but unlike Vader and Chewie, lacks articulation. Solid one-piece design for  the Tusken raider, too. Lack of a moving body part on the other aliens is tolerable, but on these two, just doesn't seem right, possibly because of the pose.

The initial offering was awesome: simple design, magnetic "force" feature. I hope Hasbro doesn't screw the line by cutting too many corners or moving away from the basic arms-to-the-side signature pose.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on December 29, 2004, 07:21 AM
I finally saw the GH (electronic) X-Wing today at a TRU.  Forgot to check the price though.  Passed on it for the time being...

Anyone know what, if any, difference there are between this one and the original Playskool X-Wing?  Is it just the electronics?  If so, I'm going to try REALLY hard to permanently pass on this thing.

Still no sitings of the Tatooine waves yet though...

Matt, I heard somewhere that the new X-wing, other than the electronics had the wings fixed in the attack position.  Plus you dont get the Vader figure.  I passed and bought the first issue instead. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on December 29, 2004, 10:56 AM
I have seen the "electronic" X-Wing at our local TRU as well, but have passed so far.  I have the first release, and really don't have the room for another, although it does look nice.  I do hope this line continues through ROTS and beyond, its a fun little collectible line and not so space/money consuming.  Still on the lookout for the new sets (Gam Guard/Luke, Tusken/Jawa, Lando/Nikto...and the Stormtroopers), but they haven't shown around here yet.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on December 29, 2004, 11:57 AM
Brian, I have an extra set of Stormtroopers if you need them.  LMK.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on December 31, 2004, 07:31 AM
ROTS GH final shots (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=3799&zoneid=2)

The bad guys look pretty cool, the good guys, less so (not that I don't like them).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on December 31, 2004, 08:28 AM
The little guys are very coooool, especially the villians
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 4, 2005, 04:06 PM
Picked up the Jawa/Tusken and Lando/Nikto today.  No Luke/Gamorrean though.  Only saw one set of each. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on January 7, 2005, 09:04 AM
My first Star Wars purchases of 2005 yesterday, found the Jedi Luke/Gam. Guard, Lando Skiff/Skiff Guard, and Tusken/Jawa sets at our local Wal-Mart.  Not a ton of them on the shelf, I think two each of the Tusken/Jawa and Lando/Skiff sets, and 1 of the Luke/Guard one.  Happy to find them.  I don't know how it is in other areas, but since these two packs have started, they have basically sold out in a matter of days anywhere they have been found here.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 7, 2005, 03:01 PM
I don't know how it is in other areas, but since these two packs have started, they have basically sold out in a matter of days anywhere they have been found here.

Agreed.  While I haven't seen this new wave yet, the previous waves have all been very popular, never lasting more than 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on January 11, 2005, 11:47 AM
If anyone can help, I need the three sets from the Tatooine wave... Package condition doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2005, 10:46 AM
Does anyone know for sure, does the Stormtrooper 2 pack ship with the Tatooine wave?  I was just curious, I found that Tat figures last weekend at Wal-Mart, but didn't see any troopers.  I have one from the Falcon set, so don't necessarily need them, but would probably pick them up if I happened upon them at retail just to have some more.  I went back yesterday to check if they still had any sets left for BDW, but they were sold out.  That has been the common theme with these sets here at least, they basically sell out within a day of showing up from what I have seen.

Also, are we on a bit of a break with these until the likely ROTS ones show up?  I couldn't remember that there were any others announced really, and the ROTS ones haven't been either, but we have seen pictures so it seems fairly likely.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on January 13, 2005, 10:21 AM
I think that's it until ROTS, much like the Preview Wave for 3-3/4"  Should have a month or two of no product to worry about besides this stuff
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on January 13, 2005, 10:26 AM
Thanks Scott, that's what I was thinking.  I'm almost glad in part for the break, a chance to save up for ROTS, as well as hopefully expand the Marvel Legends collection a little :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 14, 2005, 07:25 AM
Picked up the last GH 2 pack I needed last night - Luke / Gamorrean Guard.  Man, the GG is absolutely huge, both height wise and girth wise.  I don't remember the Pig Guards being almost 7 feet tall  ???
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on January 18, 2005, 07:36 PM
Found my last couple of sets this past weekend as well, so I'm finally (temporarily) caught up.  Stumbled upon a ton more of all 3 of the newest sets today at my local Target.  Unfortunately, Target's jacked their prices up on them from $4.79 to a whopping $5.99 now.  Bastards.

On a separate note, and one that I've probably already asked:

Are there any differences between the new X-Wing or Millenium Falcon (or their respective figures) and the originally released versions?  The originals didn't have electronics did they?  Is that the only difference?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SilverSpyder on January 18, 2005, 08:10 PM

On a separate note, and one that I've probably already asked:

Are there any differences between the new X-Wing or Millenium Falcon (or their respective figures) and the originally released versions?  The originals didn't have electronics did they?  Is that the only difference?

The new Falcon is the exact same as the previous release, but doesn't come with the Stormtrooper figure. 

The X-Wing is all new with electronics.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on January 19, 2005, 01:17 PM
Picked up the Tatooine wave packs last night (TRU - $5.99).

I agree that the Gam Guard is a bit over-sized (he towers over the rest, especially the ladies and Yoda).

I think my favorite of the bunch though is Lando.  His little removable helmet and sculpt are great!  Nice to finally have Lando in the line-up.

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on January 19, 2005, 01:28 PM
Still had a full set at TRU today.  I think my interest in these sort of died after the bounty hunters :-X
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on January 19, 2005, 06:28 PM
Found my last couple of sets this past weekend as well, so I'm finally (temporarily) caught up.  Stumbled upon a ton more of all 3 of the newest sets today at my local Target.  Unfortunately, Target's jacked their prices up on them from $4.79 to a whopping $5.99 now.  Bastards.

On a separate note, and one that I've probably already asked:

Are there any differences between the new X-Wing or Millenium Falcon (or their respective figures) and the originally released versions?  The originals didn't have electronics did they?  Is that the only difference?

Matt, the Falcon is the same on both releases.  The only difference is the 2nd release did not have the Stormtrooper.  The trooper is the same as the current release.  They both have the same copyright stamp. 

The Original X-Wing has no electronics and comes with a Vader fig.  The only difference on the fig is this one has no stitching on the cape which makes the cape appear different, which it kind of is.  Someone also told me that the wings on the new X-Wing were in the open position (fixed).  But I could not tell by the box.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 23, 2005, 03:13 PM
Found the X-Wing at Target today and also found the Jawa/Tusken Raider & Lando/Skiff Guard at WalMart.  Still need Luke/GG and the Stormie 2pak.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on January 26, 2005, 08:58 PM
Holy ****.  You guys see these yet:

Star Wars Galactic Heroes Jawa & Tusken Raider AFA U95 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2476&item=5951322516&rd=1) - $51

Star Wars Galactic Heroes Skiff Guard & Lando AFA U95 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2476&item=5951322575&rd=1) - $50

Different winning bidders on both.

What is this world coming too...?   :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Ben on February 1, 2005, 02:33 AM
AFA graded preschool toys?  ::)

The hobby has reached new lows this day.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on February 1, 2005, 01:15 PM
Cory is rolling in his grave
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on February 1, 2005, 01:18 PM
Cory is rolling in his grave

That's not nice >:(



But it is funny :D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on February 1, 2005, 01:19 PM
AFA Sucks! Anyone one that spends big bucks on these needs there heads examined!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 1, 2005, 02:52 PM
AFA sucks and so does the grading system thing. I really just do no tlike it. People bidding on those are just sick. Why would they ever do such a thing is beyond me.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on February 10, 2005, 02:08 PM
All caught up for the time being on these thanks again to Mikey.  As I mentioned to him it's a lot of fun dropping new figures in the basket that houses all the GH stuff.  My daughter gets quite excited in finding the new stuff and needs to know the names of all the characters.  Subtle indoctrination at it's finest.  I do know she will be disappointed at no new female figures though.  Think I'll tell her the Jawa is female. ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 11, 2005, 12:59 PM
I am all cuaght up as well. My girlfriend picked up the last 3 sets i needed as part of my birthday gift.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 11, 2005, 03:15 PM
I've managed to collect nearly all of the two-packs, I think they're just too damn cute to pass up on.  The only thing I need is a Stormtrooper 2-pack, I've never seen them on the shelves north of the 49th.  And the SDCC Scout Trooper would be nice too, but a lower priority (I'm assuming they're a tad more $$ to track down).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on February 11, 2005, 03:59 PM
Is the scout trooper different from the Fast Through the Forest scout trooper?  I've never really know the answer to that.  I guess maybe it is, a little less bowlegged?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: bobafett14 on February 11, 2005, 06:29 PM
I think it's the same one, just in a baggie.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on February 11, 2005, 07:48 PM
And the SDCC Scout Trooper would be nice too, but a lower priority (I'm assuming they're a tad more $$ to track down).

Bummer you weren't here last year Jesse.  I sent a ton of those things out after I went to SDCC...  No more extras floating around though, unfortunately.   :-\

Is the scout trooper different from the Fast Through the Forest scout trooper?  I've never really know the answer to that.  I guess maybe it is, a little less bowlegged?

Boy, I never thought there was a difference.  I can double check that this weekend though (or maybe someone else can beat me to it).  I'll almost be a little bummed if there is a difference, as that would mean I'd have probably liked to keep one bagged, and have had an extra one to open...   ;)

What's funny, is that the Hasbro reps at their SDCC booth actually CAUGHT me trying to snag some more extra Scouts out of their supply box sitting right next to them.  I just played it off like I thought they were free, and that we could just help ourselves to them since they were sitting out (after they'd probably seen me go through their line about 10 times already...   ::))

 :P
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on February 12, 2005, 04:15 AM
OK, I just scoped out the two Biker Scouts, and I'd have to say their pretty damned identical, fortunately!  So unless you just need the plastic bag and leaflet Jesse, you should be fine...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 12, 2005, 10:42 AM
Thanks Matt, I think I can take that Scout Trooper off my list.  Of course, that means I have to actually complete my Playskool collection, I only ever tracked down the X-Wing Adventure and Duel with Darth Maul.   ::) 

What's funny, is that the Hasbro reps at their SDCC booth actually CAUGHT me trying to snag some more extra Scouts out of their supply box sitting right next to them. I just played it off like I thought they were free, and that we could just help ourselves to them since they were sitting out (after they'd probably seen me go through their line about 10 times already... ::))

 :P

I would have LOVED to have seen you try and explain that to them.   ;D  I'm sure they might have believed a five year old, but a twenty-something?  Priceless.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on February 12, 2005, 04:15 PM
I would have LOVED to have seen you try and explain that to them.   ;D  I'm sure they might have believed a five year old, but a twenty-something?  Priceless.

33 at the time, actually.  But thanks Jesse, I appreciate that!   ;)

But truth be told, I did manage to swipe a couple before I eventually got caught...   8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: bobafett14 on February 12, 2005, 04:17 PM
I would have LOVED to have seen you try and explain that to them.   ;D  I'm sure they might have believed a five year old, but a twenty-something?  Priceless.

33 at the time, actually.  But thanks Jesse, I appreciate that!   ;)

But truth be told, I did manage to swipe a couple before I eventually got caught...   8)

After a few trips, I asked them, and they just gave me a few extra.  Seriously.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on March 4, 2005, 03:45 PM
I just found the new ROTS Galactic Heroes Playskool sets at my local Target - Yoda/Sidous, Dooku/Anakin, and Obi-Wan/Grievous.  $4.79 each (down a buck from the prices on they've had on the earlier ones.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 4, 2005, 03:51 PM
Sounds like these are popping up all over the US the past couple of days, going to have to stop by Target after work today and see if they've made it to Nebraska.  Be nice to have a few things out of the way before April 2 too :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jedi Idej on March 5, 2005, 01:15 PM
I bought the 3 sets the other day.

To the extent it is upright, Palpatine is somewhat disappointing.  I wish they would stay consistent with the knees bent (except for the droids and small characters).

And at $5 a set, you'd think they'd bring back the magnets to simulate the force. As much as I don't like the funky action features on the 3-3/4" line, the magnets work well on these little guys and helped draw my nephews to the line.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 7, 2005, 02:41 PM
Found the Anakin/Dooku and Obi1/Grievous sets today at Target in Rosemead.  There was no Yoda/Palpatine and I left the other Anakin/Dooku set.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 9, 2005, 08:25 AM
I was finally able to join the ranks of those of you who have found stuff "early" that wasn't supposed to be out yet.  Drove over to Target yesterday to check if they were following the trends of others across the country.....no ships (well, 1 preview fighter), but they did have all three sets of the Galactic Heroes from ROTS.  Picked up 1 of each, they were quite easy to spot on the pegs with that bright orange backdrop behind them.  A few things out of the way for April 2nd now :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on March 10, 2005, 09:35 AM
New Galactic Heroes...

Chewie and Clone (http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/17617)

Also listed are Mace and Kit and R2 and Super Battle Droid
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 10, 2005, 09:39 AM
Thanks for the heads up Scott, I'm glad to see this line expanding a bit further this year.  I wonder if the Chewie will just be a repack of one of the two previous ones (which were basically the same too).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 10, 2005, 10:22 AM
New Galactic Heroes...

Chewie and Clone (http://cargobay.starwars.com/webapps/cargobay/item-detail/17617)

Also listed are Mace and Kit and R2 and Super Battle Droid

Ooooh...

I'm looking forward to the Kit Fisto figure.   :)

Er, I mean, my 3-year old nephew is.  Yeah, right, that's the ticket.   :P

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 10, 2005, 11:09 AM
So another six on May 1, eh?  Cool.  Keep em coming Hasbro!

And I can admit it, I buy these for ME, I'm comfortable with my masculinity.  Well, at least until the smart ass comments fly, anyway.   ;)

I wonder if the Chewie will just be a repack of one of the two previous ones (which were basically the same too).

I was wondering the same thing about the R2.  I hope they don't start repacking 1 new fig with an older one.

Were there 2 Chewies?  I thought there was only 1.  What did I miss?    ???
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 10, 2005, 11:15 AM
Well, there was one with the Falcon set...and then the slightly "tweaked" one that came in the two pack with 3PO.  Not too much difference really, the first has a bowcaster (which is removable from his hand and can be put on his back), and the second has more of a "smile" going on and has a molded in blaster instead of the bowcaster.

You can see a pic comparison, courtesy of the RS archives:

Falcon Set Chewie (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=swsaga/sw02jrmillenniumfalconadventurech.jpg)

2 Pack Chewie (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=OTC/gh04chewbaccafront.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 10, 2005, 12:47 PM
Y'know, I have the original Falcon but still haven't opened it up yet.  Sheesh.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 10, 2005, 01:59 PM
I guess I never paid close enough attention to the Chewie included with the Falcon, I always assumed the two were the same.  Oh well, unless it comes down in price from the $50CDN they're charging at TRU, I'll not worry about it.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 12, 2005, 09:40 PM
Hasbro has an update today on the Episode III Galactic Heroes (http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/pl/page.news/id.1153/dn/default.cfm), Emperor Palpatine & Yoda, Anakin Skywalker & Count Dooku and Obi-Wan Kenobi & General Grievous are on deck.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on March 12, 2005, 10:33 PM
On deck?  Hell, they've been out for at least a couple weeks already!   :P

I picked 'em up at Target back then, but like a good boy who only collects the OT Galactic Heroes, I had the willpower to return them a few days later.  I'm so proud of myself...   8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 12, 2005, 10:44 PM
On deck?  Hell, they've been out for at least a couple weeks already!   :P

Blame Hasbro for there updates!  :P
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 12, 2005, 10:45 PM
I picked 'em up at Target back then, but like a good boy who only collects the OT Galactic Heroes, I had the willpower to return them a few days later. I'm so proud of myself... 8)

No, no, no, no.  You were supposed to send them to me.  You don't remember that conversation?   :P 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 13, 2005, 03:11 PM
Target in Covina off the 10 freeway had about 4 sets of each of the new GHs this morning.  Grabbed the Emperor/Yoda set since that was the only one I had yet to find. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 14, 2005, 09:13 AM
I found these last week as well, on Tuesday I believe, and picked up a set of each.  I think they had 3-4 of each that day.  Happened to be at the same Target exactly 2 days later, and they were completely wiped out.  I don't know how it is in the rest of the country, but this line (the 2 packs in particular) are very, very quick sellers.  Usually sold out in a matter of days.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 14, 2005, 03:35 PM
Now you can have your favorite Galactic Heroes hanging from your backpack or keychain :)...over at Entertainment Earth....GH Danglers! (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS85789A&variation=&lg=1&)

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/HS85789Alg.jpg)

Nice idea I guess for the kiddos, and one might be cool for a keychain, but I think I'll be passing ;).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 15, 2005, 09:28 AM
I'll be passing on those danglers myself. I see no need for them.  
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 15, 2005, 10:33 AM
I could see getting a Yoda for my daughter - she likes Yoda because "he's not a bad guy".   :)

However, I collect the regular ones, so I don't see me grabbing these.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on March 19, 2005, 12:03 PM
I am passing on the key chains, no need for them for me anyway.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Hemish on March 20, 2005, 02:06 AM
Was the stormtrooper 2 pack a tough find??
I ran across 3 of them in my travels the other day but decided to leave them, but once i got home i looked at my scout trooper and decided i needed atleast one of them so i went back and picked one up.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 20, 2005, 03:49 PM
The Stormies seem to be the toughest one to find.  I've yet to see one.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 20, 2005, 04:39 PM
Agreed.  The GH line is one of the few that I've seen nearly every figure on the shelf, except for the Stormtroopers.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 25, 2005, 01:32 PM
Rebelscum has some images up taken from the cardbacks of some rehashed GH figures (now in ROTS packaging), and there are pics of the upcoming (rumored) Galactic Heroes sets from ROTS...and the good news, it doesn't look like they are rehashes for the most part.

Chewbacca and Clonetrooper (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/gh_figs_1.jpg)

Kit Fisto and Mace Windu (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/gh_figs_2.jpg)

R2-D2 and Super Battle Droid (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/gh_figs_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on March 25, 2005, 01:44 PM
I think the Mace is a rehash, but I can deal with it.

The Chewie / clonetrooper set I like the best, not that all of them aren't going to be bought for me my son.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on March 25, 2005, 01:51 PM
Dammit, that Kit looks cute cool!  ARGH...  I refuse to buy the Prequel GH figures.  REFUSE.  REFUSE.  REFUSE!  But they're calling to me, and it's getting harder to refrain...   :-\   (do I sound like Pooky?  :P)

Interesting to see that they're repackaging the older OT figures in the ROTS packaging now.  Fortunately, I'm an opener of these, so that doesn't affect me (for once).

As for the Stormtroopers, yeah, they're probably the scarcest, but I've definitely seen a ton of them around my parts here...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 25, 2005, 01:52 PM
Yeah, I thought the Mace might be too, but I never did pick up the original set so I wasn't sure.  The others look like new versions though, so I'm pretty happy with that.  The Chewie/Clone set is my favorite as well Mikey, can't wait for that one.  Speaking of the clone, we seem to be seeing a lot of this blue version through media, posters, and now the GH....I wonder if we'll get a figure from Hasbro in this flavor?  Anyways, glad to see a few more GH sets coming our way, wonder when they'll be out...maybe June/July-ish?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 25, 2005, 01:56 PM
wonder when they'll be out...maybe June/July-ish?

When they first popped up at the cargo bay earlier this month, it was saying May, so I bet they'll show up in late May, but I guess it all depends on how fast the first batch of RotS figures sell out.  :-\

I like the fact that the R2 is a bit differnt, at least the "flying" action makes him unique.  Mace does look a lot like the one that came with the Reek, we'll have to see if he's the same or not.  I like the Ep3 Clone, but I kinda wish he was coming with someone else since I've already got a Chewie...

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 26, 2005, 12:49 AM
Pre-order yours today at EE!

SW EIII Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 2 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85208H)

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/HS85208Hlg.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on March 26, 2005, 12:27 PM
Kit Fisto is awesome, looks like i will be buying the new sets .
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 26, 2005, 12:31 PM
Oooooooooh, very nice. I really like these little guys.  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 28, 2005, 03:41 PM
Slightly larger pics courtesy of Hasbro's "Toy Showcase":

Chewie and Clone
(http://images.hasbro.com/common/images/products/8555810565a2_Main400.jpg)
Kit and Mace (don't ask me why the Nitko is in there)
(http://images.hasbro.com/common/images/products/85560e4e686_Main400.jpg)
R2 and SBD
(http://images.hasbro.com/common/images/products/855593864422_Main400.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on March 30, 2005, 02:28 AM
I got my new Entertainment Earth catalog in the mail today, and on the Galactic Heroes page it has the new "Dune Buggy/X-Wing" transformer.  I **** you not.

It has the Luke Pilot figure, and it transforms back and forth between an actual 4-wheeled Dune Buggy (with roll bars and everything), and an "X-Wing", though the ship looks nothing like an actual X-Wing.

Pretty damned lame, and I can't even imagine who the hell though this one up, and why...

Oh wait.  'Cause these are supposedly for the "kids" out there.  Duh!  I guess in that case, it's kinda nifty for them.  Just lame for the "kids" collecting parents, to get a transforming vehicle, neither of which transformation remotely resembles anything in the Star Wars saga...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on March 30, 2005, 06:29 AM
So you buying two or not, Matt?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 30, 2005, 09:08 AM
A Dune Buggy/X-Wing thingamajig! WTF. Well ya gotta have it Matt.  :-*
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 30, 2005, 12:12 PM
I tracked down a picture on EE: (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85790A)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/2-05/GH%20Dune%20XWing.gif)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 30, 2005, 12:14 PM
Yikes.  Maybe the kiddos will like that, and if they do, that's cool with me.  Otherwise, if this is the future of the GH line, I don't know if it will hold on with collectors.  If they are going to do ships, why not go ahead and do a TIE Fighter, Slave 1, etc.?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 30, 2005, 12:15 PM
That is the most stupidest thingamajig I have seen. My god, whats next!  ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 30, 2005, 12:28 PM
Barfing icon please.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 30, 2005, 12:35 PM
Barfing icon please.

As you wish...  (http://smilies.sofrayt.com/%5E/n/puke.gif)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 30, 2005, 12:41 PM
Thankee sai.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 30, 2005, 12:58 PM
I am not buying that for my nephew.  That's horrible.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Hemish on March 31, 2005, 08:20 AM
Kit and Mace (don't ask me why the Nitko is in there)
(http://images.hasbro.com/common/images/products/85560e4e686_Main400.jpg)


Is it me or does Mace look stoned?!?!?!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 31, 2005, 10:00 AM
Galactic Hunter (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=4235&zoneid=2) has larger, clearer pics of this second wave of ROTS Galactic Heroes at the linky.  Looking forward to these, and I hope Hasbro makes a Clone in that color/deco as well.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 31, 2005, 10:29 AM
I think that Dune-Wing ship is a lame attempt of making SW = Transformers, but hey, it will probaly sell to some of the kiddies.

In fact, my nephew might actually like that dune buggy thingymajob. He is really into his Playskool "GoBots" and transformers right now, that is probably exactly the kind of thing he'd get a kick out of (SW canon be damned  :P).

Jeff

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Commander Cody on April 1, 2005, 01:42 AM
Mace appears to be a rehash.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 3, 2005, 10:35 PM
They can stop w/ re-releasing R2... Why not put two of the Super Battle Droids in a pack instead of putting R2 back in?
Granted the X-Wing R2 is straight legged to fit in, but we just got R2 w/ Tatooine Luke...
Or they could have put in a regular battle droid as ours was lost at the local zoo... 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 4, 2005, 09:09 AM
I was surprised to find this next wave of GH at Walmart during Midnight Madness.  They seemed to have one box full of them, so I picked up one each of the Chewie/Clone, Kit/Mace, R2/SBD sets.  I didn't think they would be out quite yet.  I didn't see these anywhere else this weekend, but saw TONS of the first wave.  In fact, at our Wal-Mart's tent sale, they had a display that had to have at least 100 of the Anakin/Dooku, Obi/Grievous, Yoda/Palps sets.  I think they might end up swimming in these things for awhile, although they always seem to sell like hotcakes around here.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on April 4, 2005, 10:23 AM
I was surprised to find this next wave of GH at Walmart during Midnight Madness. 

I saw the signs of this wave (the OT sets with the RotS packaging) at a few stores, but none of the new sets anywhere.  I wasn't really expecting them to be out so soon, I was thinking next month...

Guess I will have to add them to the official "find this stuff" list.

Jeff
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on April 4, 2005, 05:36 PM
Just found this wave at K-Mart.  There were at least 6 sets.  All are new except Mace which looks to be from the Reek set.  Chewie is also the same except with a different weapon.  Fisto is the best of the three. 

Hope we get some more OT versions of these suckers.  A Greedo, Jabba and Tie Fighter are my wish list.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on April 4, 2005, 07:49 PM
Just rechecked on the Chewie and he is altogether new which is cool.  Mace is identical to the one from the Reek pack except the shade is little darker.  After looking them closer, the Clone is much better than I thought.

Only two complaints with this line. Re-releasing figures with one new fig causing you to buy a duplicate.  And the fact that Army Builders are not being two to a pack like the Stormies. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on April 4, 2005, 09:25 PM
Only two complaints with this line. Re-releasing figures with one new fig causing you to buy a duplicate.  

I agree, it kind of sucks but i am sure it helps keep the line going.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 5, 2005, 03:44 AM
Just found this wave at K-Mart.  There were at least 6 sets.  All are new except Mace which looks to be from the Reek set.  Chewie is also the same except with a different weapon.  Fisto is the best of the three. 

Hope we get some more OT versions of these suckers.  A Greedo, Jabba and Tie Fighter are my wish list.

Already out?? SOB!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on April 5, 2005, 01:26 PM
Yup.  Thats what I said.  Just seeing pics a week ago, I thought another month before they appeared.  Plus at K-Mart to boot ???  I love surprises like this on a Monday ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 15, 2005, 09:18 AM
Just an observation after being out figure shopping this week, but at least here in town the first wave of the ROTS Galactic Heroes (Obi/Grievous, Anakin/Dooku, Yoda/Sidious) are all over the place.  Particularly at Wal-mart, which is sitting under a pile of these like I've never seen.  They must have 100 of them in the Star Wars section, as well as spilling over into a bonus aisle.  There must have only been one case of the 2nd Series, because I found the Chewie/Clone, Kit/Mace, R2/SBD packs on MM at this same Wal-Mart, but I haven't seen them at all since.  Plenty of the rest of them though.  I don't see them selling all of these, no matter how popular they are.  Usually all three (Target, WM, TRU) can't keep these things on the pegs, but this time there might just be too many.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on April 15, 2005, 11:46 AM
Just an observation after being out figure shopping this week, but at least here in town the first wave of the ROTS Galactic Heroes (Obi/Grievous, Anakin/Dooku, Yoda/Sidious) are all over the place. 

I'll second that one...

At all the stores I frequent, the GH pegs are either empty (Target) or so stuffed with RotS Wave 1 that they'll never have anything else (TRU and Wal-MArt).

In other words, no luck finding Kit Fisto or Super Battle Droid or RotS Clone sets yet.  :(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 15, 2005, 12:02 PM
Yeah, it is exactly the same here Jeff.  Target has absolutely no sets, and hasn't since April 2, and Wal-Mart and TRU are absolutely swimming in the first three.  Wal-Mart especially.  After finding that "bonus aisle" filled with Star Wars "tent sale" stuff yesterday, it is even worse than I thought.  They are basically endless, and I don't see any way these will all be sold.  If it wouldn't have been for the fact of an opened box laying in the MM carnage at Wal-Mart, I wouldn't have ever seen the second set of these either.  Apparently no one else was interested, but I'm glad someone left it lay there.  Hopefully this glut won't hurt them from being released in larger quantities, but there's always hope at Target.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Rod on April 16, 2005, 12:08 AM
These were one of those things that I liked but didn't want to get intoo buying another SW line.  But then I started thinking...."I gotta have some toys to pass on to my kids in the future so they don't beg for my 3 3/4" figures....."

So I started getting these.  Now I like them.....might wait till they are out of their stage of chewing their toys.

Not seen wave 2 of the ROTS anywhere here yet.

Hope the line continues for a while.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 26, 2005, 03:46 PM
Not too much new shown at C3 really, aside from the "danglers", as well as those new "transforming" vehicles.  I suppose the kiddos might like them, and I hope that they do, but how cool would a normal Landspeeder possibly packed with the Tat Luke, Old Ben, and Droids for $15ish be?  I would rather see them release a few more vehicles (Landspeeder, TIE Fighter, Slave 1) without making them all tank-tastic :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 27, 2005, 05:19 PM
No sign of wave 2 in TN but I did grab 2 Stormtrooper 2paks!!!  First time I'd ever seen them.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 27, 2005, 10:42 PM
No sign of wave 2 in TN but I did grab 2 Stormtrooper 2paks!!!  First time I'd ever seen them.

Lucky guy!  I never have seen those at retail.  Some day...   ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on April 28, 2005, 12:31 AM
No sign of wave 2 in TN but I did grab 2 Stormtrooper 2paks!!!  First time I'd ever seen them.

Lucky guy!  I never have seen those at retail.  Some day...   ;)

You don't count.  Not only do you live in Canada, but you live in small town Canada.  Sheesh, you're lucky you see anything. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 28, 2005, 12:58 AM

You don't count.  Not only do you live in Canada, but you live in small town Canada.  Sheesh, you're lucky you see anything. 

Sheesh, you really want to see my cry, don't you?   :'(

 ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on June 1, 2005, 09:03 PM
Well i finally found the Kit Fisto wave for the first time today so i picked the 3 sets up.  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 24, 2005, 01:44 PM
Seems like it has been pretty quiet on the GH front lately, but perhaps we will see some new things at ComicCon.  The 2nd wave (with Chewie/Clone/Kit, etc.) has shown up in greater numbers here now, mainly at Wal-Mart and Target.  Surprisingly, our Wal-Mart was literally buried under mounds of the first wave, but those have either all sold, or been taken to the back, because they are pretty much gone at this point.  Overall, these seem to continue to sell pretty well around here.  I kind of hope to see this line continued, even if it is just a few sets here and there.  It has always kind of been my "alternative" to the Kubricks line since it is cheaper and a little easier to pick up, but its becoming awfully hard to stay away from the Kubrick bandwagon going on here :).  Anyone here still interested in these, anything in particular you'd like to see?

I wouldn't mind seeing them revisit the vehicles again, and not these upcoming craptastic "transforming" type of things.  If they can't do many, I think at least a TIE Fighter (w/Pilot) and/or Slave 1 (w/Fett and Carbonite Han Block) could be neat sets.  Otherwise, I hope we see some of these figures/characters make appearances:

Bespin Luke Skywalker
Bespin Lando Calrissian
Endor Han Solo
Hoth Snowtrooper
Emperor (OT - Black Robed)
Hoth/Bespin Leia Organa
Yoda (OT)
Spirit of Obi-Wan
Endor Soldier
Hoth Soldier
etc., etc., etc. :)

Jabba the Hutt Playset - Jabba, Boussh Leia, Bib Fortuna, Misc. Aliens

Just a few random thoughts, lots of other characters could be added to the list I think.  Probably won't get real obscure with the character selection on this line, but there's still a few more that could be made I think.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on June 24, 2005, 01:50 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing them revisit the vehicles again...

Unfortunately, for now anyway, they're focusing on those incredibly lame litte EU vehicles that they're re-using molds from other defunct Hasbro toy lines for.  I started seeing their silly little "X-Wing Racer" vehicle at TRU's all around here over the past several days.  $15, I think.

But yeah, hopefully they get back to some good OT stuff here soon, both figures and vehicles, 'cause as it stands, this line is losing momentum pretty quick amongst all the other ROTS stuff out there right now...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 24, 2005, 02:37 PM
Yeah, this line has just died.   :-\

They gave us a bunch of cool OT figures last year, but then... eh.

I had to see the RotS wave 2 (kit/mace, r2/droid, chewie/clone) like 4-5 times before I finally broke down and bought them (probably just for the sake of buying something new).

This line had such appeal, but it really has died off somewhat with the introduction of the goofy EU junk.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: name on June 29, 2005, 12:08 PM
I still have not seen ROTS wave 2.

Bummer.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 29, 2005, 12:32 PM
I never saw them at retail either, I decided to accept that I never would and just ordered them from an e-tailer.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on June 29, 2005, 12:40 PM
I haven't see wave 2 ethier.  :'(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: darkksith on July 2, 2005, 03:56 AM
does anyone know why the clone in the 2-pack w/ chewie has the blue clone markings similar to the 3 3/4 inch target clone w/ red markings? is this version of clone referenced anywhere in a official lucasfilm picture? i'm strictly a 3 3/4 inch figure collector and i just now noticed this and was curious.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 2, 2005, 04:18 PM
No clue why the clone is that way.

I see wave 2 all over the place out here now.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 5, 2005, 09:50 AM
Yeah, we're seeing more of Wave 2 here now too.  I found them on 4/2, only to see them disappear for a couple of months and now start showing up again.  I suspect they were mostly in the backroom waiting for wave 1 to clear out.  To be honest, I didn't think Wal-Mart would ever get out from underneath all the Wave 1 packs they had, but unless they packed them up/sent them back...they must have sold them.  I don't really see those packs anymore, its been more of the OT repacks (lots of those right now) and then a little of ROTS Wave 2 sprinkled in.  Hopefully we'll see some continuation of this line at Comic-Con...aside from this craptastic "transforming" vehicles anyways.  More figures and a ship or two a year would be nice.  Although it would likely never happen, how cool would a Galactic Heroes AT-AT be? ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 5, 2005, 04:16 PM
Dude, sign me up for an AT-AT.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 8, 2005, 03:37 PM
While we're on the subject of the potential future of the GH line, are there any figures (or beasts/ships) you'd like to see in particular?  I always tend to lean towards OT offerings, so I'll stick to that with my list.

Figures (2 packs)
Bespin Luke/OT Yoda or Bespin Luke/Spirit Ben
Bespin Lando/Lobot
Endor Han/Endor Leia
Hoth Rebel Soldier/Snowtrooper
OT Emperor/(repack Jedi Luke or Vader?)
Leia Boussh/Han in Carbonite
Greedo/Hammerhead (Momaw Nadon)
Walrusman (Ponda Baba)/Sandtrooper
Teebo/Logray/Chief Chirpa
General Lando/Admiral Ackbar
Han Stormtrooper/Luke Stormtrooper
Troop Packs (Stormtroopers, Biker Scouts, Hoth Stormtroopers, Rebel Troops)

Vehicles/Playsets
TIE Fighter w/Pilot
Slave 1 w/(repack) Boba Fett
AT-AT w/Driver, Hoth Rebel Soldier/Commander, Snowtrooper
Landspeeder (normal) w/Luke, Obi-Wan
Jabba the Hutt w/Dais, Bib Fortuna, Amanaman (or any other Palace alien)
Max Rebo Band Set

Lots of other ideas I'm sure I'm forgetting, but those are a few I'd like to see.  Probably not very likely, but they would be neat ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: dafoo on July 8, 2005, 05:38 PM
Hasbro probably doesn't want to go too nuts on the size of this line, it is for like 3+ in age after all lol
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JayDouble on July 14, 2005, 04:42 AM
Here are 3 pictures I took:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/JayDouble/Internet/GH1.jpg)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/JayDouble/Internet/GH2.jpg)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y26/JayDouble/Internet/GH3.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on July 14, 2005, 08:09 AM
If I'm seeing correctly, I see four "new" figures repacked with four old ones: 

-BARC Trooper (repaint of Scout Trooper) & Yoda (from AOTC clonetrooper two pack)
-Yellow clonetrooper (repaint of blue one that came with Chewie) & Anakin (from Count Dooku two pack)
-501st clonetrooper (repaint of blue w/ Chewie) & Anakin (w/ Dooku)
-Hologram Emperor (repaint of Emperor) & Darth Vader (from old Obi Wan Kenobi two pack)

For $5 each I can live with these.  Although the yellow clonetrooper should have been repacked with Obi Wan to avoid two of the same Anakins in one wave.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: knashdx on July 14, 2005, 08:31 AM
I concer with Mikey D. 2 Anakins in the same line is a waste. But I do like the Holo-Emperor figure it looks cool.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2005, 09:23 AM
Repaints and repacks in a Hasbro line....shocking ;).  That said, I guess they aren't too bad.  I agree Mikey, should have been Obi-Wan with that Utapau style clone, hopefully they will change that.  I'm not sure if I will pick these up or not, I usually lean more towards OT offerings, but I might get that Yoda/Clone 2 pack just to get that BARC trooper...looks kind of neat.  But come on, how about some new stuff in one of your lines Hasbro?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 14, 2005, 12:12 PM
I don't mind repacks so much with the Galactic Heroes, like what they did in the past.  But it's incredibly annoying to pack a new/repainted figure with an old/unchanged figure.   :(

I've managed to grab all of them up to now, but I'm not sure how hard I'll work to get these ones...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2005, 02:09 PM
I don't necessarily mind the repacks either, when done like in the past....1 new figure, 1 repack figure....in each 2 pack.  I guess it is kind of hard to predict what the future will hold since all of Hasbro's lines seem to be in redeco/repack mode right now, but I'm wondering how much is left in the GH line.  Hopefully it continues on with some new figures, and even better, some new vehicles!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 14, 2005, 06:51 PM
Well considering I never see any paks w/ Anakin or Vader around here, I think those are good re-releases.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2005, 09:44 PM
Found the blue clone and Chewie pack today.  Was pleased to see Chewie is a new sculpt.  Oddly this was the only package I saw at all.

And seeing Jay's picks I'm annoyed again.  Lotsa nice clones.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: dafoo on July 14, 2005, 10:45 PM
UGH, I hate the mix the new in with the old method.  I wrote Galoob a nasty letter about that when they reissued the old packs with new vehicles mixed in.

They are a couple of repainted clones, pack them together and ship lots, don't dump the yoda and Chewie in, I have them already I dont' want more.  Why must they screw this up!?  They had the 2 clones pack, that was a smart move.

bah, bah on hasbro.  A Pox on your house you evildoers
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2005, 11:06 PM
I feel your pain dafoo.  I didn't have any desire for an ROTS Chewie, but I wanted the clone.  Same for these coming. 

I find myself giving toys to kids more and more these days.  Too many duplicates. :(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: dafoo on July 14, 2005, 11:19 PM
Heh, yeah they already have 2 chewie's, is that a THIRD one?  that's like 3 of them out of what 20 figures total?!

My nephew just got into Star Wars and for some reason he's all into Jawas.  I dug out one of my duplicate 2 Jawas/1 card POTF2 and gave it to him has a birthday present. I don't think he appreciated the 10 year old mint package when he ripped it in half opening it.

Couldn't help but get a little anxious over that lol
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 15, 2005, 09:25 AM
I read this morning that it sounds as if Hasbro made a correction to their Galactic Heroes display at ComicCon.  Apparently it is indeed Obi-Wan that will be coming with the "Utapau" styled yellow trooper, which makes more sense.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on July 15, 2005, 10:05 AM
Found the blue clone and Chewie pack today.  Was pleased to see Chewie is a new sculpt.  Oddly this was the only package I saw at all.

And seeing Jay's picks I'm annoyed again.  Lotsa nice clones.

Brent, you still need the other two?  I'm fairly certain I can get them for you.  Let me know and we'll work something out.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on July 17, 2005, 07:11 PM
So was there any mention of more OT figs?  I agree with you all that putting a clone in with another released fig sucks.  Fortuneately my son loves the Jedi and I gain an extra Clone with these packs.

I cant believe they have not re-released the Hoth and Endor figs seperately.  I still would love a Tie Fighter and a Greedo in this line.  Plus a two pack Han and Luke Storm.  They pulled off the rem helmet with Lando Skiff really good.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 17, 2005, 09:56 PM
Found the blue clone and Chewie pack today.  Was pleased to see Chewie is a new sculpt.  Oddly this was the only package I saw at all.

And seeing Jay's picks I'm annoyed again.  Lotsa nice clones.

Brent, you still need the other two?  I'm fairly certain I can get them for you.  Let me know and we'll work something out.

I don't think so Mikey, but thanks.  My interest is waning a bit.  I picked this up since the the Chewie is at least different and the clone is obviously unique.  The others are not so interesting, at least the current ones.  I'd like to have Kit Fisto, but not with some other figure I already have.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 18, 2005, 05:32 PM
Even though I don't collect the GH stuff (the Bounty Hunters and Vader/Kenobi are all I have at the present time), I hadn't seen this mentioned anywhere else, so I figured I'd post it here.

The K-Mart near where I live had a case of those GH Backpack Dangler things sitting on the pallets ready to be stocked earlier this afternoon.  I looked long enough to get one of the Boba Fetts (I needed a new keychain) and it looked like there were several different figures in the case.  Each one comes attached to a little hang-tag card, and it rang up as 2.99 plus the state's share.

So, I just wanted to give you GH guys a heads-up in case these are something you were interested in looking for; K-Mart seems to be the first on the bandwagon with something like other things released in the last few weeks.   
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 21, 2005, 09:11 AM
According to this report (http://www.rebelscum.com/article.asp?i=93819) at Rebelscum, it sounds like more repacks are coming in the GH line in 2006.  They mention that Hasbro "wasn't prepared" for the success of the GH line, so that's why they are releasing the repacked/repainted (clones) ROTS figures for late 2005/2006.  Although I'm sure it is a surprising success, haven't these been doing fairly well long before the ROTS offerings?  Not sure if I buy the "not prepared" line.  It seems like they have been using that more and more lately.

Anyways, after the repacked and repainted ROTS packs, this is what is rumored to be released (from the early Playskool days of this line):

Hoth 2-Pack (Luke Skywalker and Han Solo?)
Endor 2-Pack with Speeder Bike (Luke?)
Endor 2-Pack with Speeder Bike (Scout Trooper?)
Geonosis 2-Pack (Mace Windu and Geonosian Warrior?)
Coruscant 2-Pack
Emperor with red Shock Trooper

Nice to see the OT figures make a return again, and it will be great for those who got in on this line late.  I personally have all of these earlier figs, aside from the Shocktrooper repaint pack and whatever might be included in the Coruscant 2 pack, so I'm a little disappointed we might not be seeing any "new" figures for awhile.  There are still some other areas they could branch out in, even if they just stick with two packs.  I do wish they would do a few more vehicles though (TIE, Slave 1, AT-AT would be good choices I think).  I am glad to see this line continue, but if it is all repacks for next year it looks like I'll be saving some money here as well.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: dafoo on July 21, 2005, 06:56 PM
they should reissue the old ones in packs together, and put the repaints (army builders) in together.

I don't like being ambushed like this.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 21, 2005, 08:11 PM
I'll agree with dafoo here, they shouldn't be issuing new sculpts with old.  That's just blatant profiteering, but where's the surprise. 

As far as the "taken by surprise" crap, yeah, whatever.  I once again reiterate that sales from the Hasbro warehouse does not necessarily equate to sales in stores.  I've no problem finding the first wave of ROTS on either side of the border and most of the bounty hunters are still sitting around us, never mind all the bloody Falcon sets.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JayDouble on July 21, 2005, 11:26 PM
Why can't they two pack the Clones like they did the Stormtroopers.  Oops, I forgot it's Hasbro.   ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 25, 2005, 03:57 PM
From one of the questions in the "Question Mark" over at RS today, it sounds like there won't be any new "movie based" vehicles in the near future for the GH line.  Hasbro says that the vehicles in the line haven't been performing as well as they'd like, so there isn't any "planned" right now.  Typical Hasbro stock answer basically "nothing's planned, but you never know!" :).  I hope they change their stance on this, and at least do some of the more recognizable ones (TIE, Slave 1, AT-AT, normal Landspeeder).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: dafoo on July 25, 2005, 04:02 PM
a GH AT-AT would be great looking.

They'd probably do AT-ST first, if anything though
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jadesfire on September 1, 2005, 07:58 PM
I finally was able to pick up the final figures in this line (Anakin/Dooku).  I did send away for the free two-pack in June and am curious as to when it will arrive.  Anyone else still collecting this line or mail away for the free set??
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Darby on September 1, 2005, 09:44 PM
I mailed away for them, too, about two months ago.  I don't collect this line, but I couldn't resist.   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 1, 2005, 09:45 PM
I can't remember what the mail-away was for...  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jokabofe on September 1, 2005, 10:12 PM
I love this line. I've got them all going back to the first sets "Fast through the Forest" and whatnot... can you believe how much those sets are fetching on ebay now? I'm almost sorry I opened all of mine up back then  :'(

But then again, I'd hate to sell them because they just look so damn cool.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 1, 2005, 10:16 PM
I love this line. I've got them all going back to the first sets "Fast through the Forest" and whatnot... can you believe how much those sets are fetching on ebay now? I'm almost sorry I opened all of mine up back then  :'(

But then again, I'd hate to sell them because they just look so damn cool.

I just looked :o  Even loose they're going upwards of $50.  Hmmm.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 2, 2005, 08:51 AM
I heard that too, just crazy.  I remember those first sets being somewhat scarce around us, but I was actually able to pick them up (the OT ones anyways) from Pamida and Bomgaars here in Nebraska.  Strange places, but I was happy to find them.  I never sent in for the free two pack, basically just forgot about it.  From what I understood, it was going to be repacked figures, but I might be wrong.  I hope they continue on with this line, and offer some new figures.  The rumors sound as if it will be repaints/repacks for at least the end of this year/first part of next year (ROTS and Hoth/Speederbike repacks).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on September 2, 2005, 10:26 AM
When our KB closed around X-Mas  all the multpacks were sold for less than $5 each.  Bought a set for my son and myself.  The other KB in my area still has the Reek set I believe for $7.  They had the Naboo Fighter and X-Wing set up til last month. I bought one for my nephew.  They were both around $7 as well. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on September 2, 2005, 09:38 PM
I remembered seeing all of those at KBs, but when I went to find them last XMAS they were gone.  All the scalpers gobbled them up.  The only one my nephew is missing thanks to some great boardies is the Stompin' Wampa set.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on September 7, 2005, 09:24 AM
This is pretty cool, i may actually make one myself, not sure where he got the horse from though.

Indiana Jones w/ Horse custom (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5998142797&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 7, 2005, 09:46 AM
Thanks for sharing that link, that is pretty cool.  It would be neat to have an Indiana Jones GH.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Darby on September 15, 2005, 02:27 PM
I got the GH figs I mailed away for a couple months back from the BK promotion.  Yoda and R2.  Keep a look out!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jadesfire on September 18, 2005, 11:42 AM
I got the GH figs I mailed away for a couple months back from the BK promotion.  Yoda and R2.  Keep a look out!

Yup, mine were in my stack of mail as well.  I guess they will all be Yoda and R2D2 (according to the note inside the envelope) which works great for me as those two are my favorites!!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 6, 2005, 11:18 AM
A nice update at Hasbro (http://hasbro.com/starwars/pl/page.news/newsid.C0AB1D05-D56F-E112-4A3ABCE5143DFE1D/dn/default.cfm) on that last batch of figures.

(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87019_a.jpg)(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87019_c.jpg)(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87020_o.jpg)(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87020_c.jpg)
(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87021_v.jpg)(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87021_e.jpg)(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87022_y.jpg)(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87022_k.jpg)

I'll probably pick up these sets and dump the duplicates (Obi-Wan, Yoda, Vader).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 6, 2005, 11:25 AM
I've got to get these too, since I've got all of these released so far.  I'm still annoyed that they went to repacks with these.

Is Anakin not a repack too?  I haven't thought about these guys for a while, but I seem to remember thinking they were one repack with one repaint.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 6, 2005, 11:33 AM
I've got to get these too, since I've got all of these released so far.  I'm still annoyed that they went to repacks with these.

Is Anakin not a repack too?  I haven't thought about these guys for a while, but I seem to remember thinking they were one repack with one repaint.

It's hard to tell in the picture there, but Anakin is a "sith-eyes" repaint.  I think the other three (Obi-Wan, Vader, and Yoda) are pretty much the same though.

You can see anakin's "sith eyes" better in this picture (which I cropped off a GH SDCC photo):
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 6, 2005, 11:37 AM
Oh!  That's actually a pretty neat repaint for a preschooler toy.  I like it.   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 6, 2005, 11:43 AM
I wasn't sure if I was going to pick these up or not, but if I see them at retail, I might.  I'd definitely like to get the Yoda/Kashyyyk Trooper pack.  It is too bad that they went repack/repaint with these, but at least they are somewhat interesting (clones, Anakin sith eyes).  I'm wondering if this line will continue next year?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 6, 2005, 11:47 AM
I'm wondering if this line will continue next year?

That's a darn good question, Brian.  The way they are currently releasing repacks/repaints, it feels like the current hiatus for the Unleashed line.  I'm not sure what to expect.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 6, 2005, 11:51 AM
I'm wondering if this line will continue next year?

Back during Comic-Con there was a rumor that 2006 would be filled with more re-packs and repaints and that is it.  You might recognize the guy who posted it here...  :P


According to this report (http://www.rebelscum.com/article.asp?i=93819) at Rebelscum, it sounds like more repacks are coming in the GH line in 2006....

....Anyways, after the repacked and repainted ROTS packs, this is what is rumored to be released (from the early Playskool days of this line):

Hoth 2-Pack (Luke Skywalker and Han Solo?)
Endor 2-Pack with Speeder Bike (Luke?)
Endor 2-Pack with Speeder Bike (Scout Trooper?)
Geonosis 2-Pack (Mace Windu and Geonosian Warrior?)
Coruscant 2-Pack
Emperor with red Shock Trooper

 ;)  I still haven't heard of any new sets, but it sounds like the other repack/repaint sets mentioned in that report are still a possibility for 2006.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 6, 2005, 11:59 AM
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You might recognize the guy who posted it here...

 :P

Oh yeah ;).  Yeah, I guess I was wondering if there would be any new figures for the line.  It seems to me like it would be an easy money maker.  They seem to be selling pretty well, and they have to be cheap to make.  So many have the same/similar body type, and they are basically just PVCs with little to no articulation...doesn't seem like it would be too costly.  What do I know though?  If its just the repacks, that's good for those catching up, but I basically have all of those (aside from the rumored Shocktrooper).  I guess that's ok though, saving money is alright.  I'd like to see the line continue with some new stuff, just kind of fun to pick up now and then.  I guess I can live if they don't, but I wouldn't mind seeing them continue.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 20, 2005, 09:46 AM
According to this report (http://www.rebelscum.com/article.asp?i=93819) at Rebelscum, it sounds like more repacks are coming in the GH line in 2006....

....Anyways, after the repacked and repainted ROTS packs, this is what is rumored to be released (from the early Playskool days of this line):

Hoth 2-Pack (Luke Skywalker and Han Solo?)
Endor 2-Pack with Speeder Bike (Luke?)
Endor 2-Pack with Speeder Bike (Scout Trooper?)
Geonosis 2-Pack (Mace Windu and Geonosian Warrior?)
Coruscant 2-Pack
Emperor with red Shock Trooper


Well Brian, it looks like your rumor list is panning out - at least the first 3 anyway.

"NEW" Galactic Heroes Figures for 2006!
 (http://hasbro.com/starwars/pl/page.news/newsID.08CC43C1-D56F-E112-40F15AC1B1E1132D/default.cfm)

(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars/87035_pk.jpg)
(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars/87036_pk.jpg)
(http://hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars/87040_pk.jpg)

They all look like repacks, but maybe slightly repainted a bit (like the "dirty" Scout Trooper).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on October 20, 2005, 09:52 AM
I'll grab an extra Scout Trooper and speederbike, but will pass on the other two. I have them already from the original sets.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 20, 2005, 10:19 AM
More repacks, not surprising.  It does look like a few differences though, as it looks like the Hoth Han is now a brown coat, so I might pick that pack up...we'll see.  The Scout w/Speederbike is tempting too, so I might get one of those.  Otherwise, if we keep getting repacks I'll likely be skipping them.  Nice to see the line continue in some capacity though, maybe new ones will be coming further out.

I kind of like the "Luke with bike" and "Scout trooper with bike" sets, those are nice for the kiddos too.  I kind of wish Hasbro would do something like that in the basic line again, offering the speederbike alongside new, SA versions of Endor Luke, Leia, and Scout trooper.  I would think those would sell well, and the speeder bikes were one of my favorite aspects of ROTJ.  Anyways, back on topic, nice to see some of these getting repacked for those who missed the initial sets.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 20, 2005, 10:36 AM
So it looks like...

Hoth Luke - no changes?  :-\
Hoth Han - brown coat repaint
Endor Luke - has new poncho
Scout Trooper - "dirty" repaint
Speederbike - repaint

So, some slight changes, but probably not enough for me to want to rebuy them. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 20, 2005, 10:59 AM
The only change I could possibly see on the Luke is maybe the goggles.  The pic they have on their update has them more in the "green" shade, where the earlier one I have is more blueish.  Minor difference if any though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on October 22, 2005, 11:38 PM
Great, more flipping repacks. I do the the Speederbike packs so those I will get, Luke and Han...meh!!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on October 29, 2005, 12:25 AM
These things take a beating from my son... but I like the "beasts" when they were releasing those, and wish they would do more... I'd love "boga" in the Galactic Heroes line -instead of the regular Playskool one...
I haven't checked recently on them, but are they still putting the magnets in the hands or did they just give up on that- they never worked anyway... well, I could get Luke to hold on to the speeder bike very briefly, but what's the point on that? 
Anyway, it would be nice to get some "real" ships, also, instead of dune buggies or whatever they are trying to pass on us.  Just because our kids are small, doesn't mean they don't know that thing was never in one of the films...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 29, 2005, 12:48 AM
Anyway, it would be nice to get some "real" ships, also, instead of dune buggies or whatever they are trying to pass on us.  Just because our kids are small, doesn't mean they don't know that thing was never in one of the films... 


Exactly!  Hasbro seriously needs to give kids more credit than they do.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Darby on November 2, 2005, 04:49 AM
The latest wave of ROTS repacks/repaints is out.  Found 'em at WM.  Holo Sidious is neat, and so is the Utapau Clone.  The Kashyyk Clone has an amazing paint job.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on November 2, 2005, 06:36 AM
The latest wave of ROTS repacks/repaints is out.  Found 'em at WM.  Holo Sidious is neat, and so is the Utapau Clone.  The Kashyyk Clone has an amazing paint job.

Nice!  Gotta be on the lookout for those.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on November 3, 2005, 09:06 AM
I've still been on the fence about this lately batch of repaints, but I'm sort of thinking that if I saw them now, I'd pick them up.  Just having the various clones (Utapau style, 501st, and BARC) would be kind of neat.

Rebelscum has another "411" (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/The_411_Other_Stuff_95672.asp) up detailing "other stuff" coming from Hasbro in 2006.  Sounds like there could be more Galactic Heroes on the way, which I'm happy about.  Here's what they have listed, more details at the link:

Playskool Reissues
Obi-Wan and Darth Maul

New Figures
Sandtrooper & Obi-Wan (possible repack)
Greedo & Han Solo (possible repack)
Luke Skywalker & Han Solo (both in Stormtrooper disguise)
Wedge Antilles & TIE Pilot
Stormtrooper & Rebel Soldier (both in Hoth battle gear)
Darth Vader (possible repack) & Leia Organa (Bespin)
Luke Skywalker (Bespin) & Lando Calrissian

Repaints
Clone Trooper & Battle Droid
Emperor & Red Shock Trooper
Chewbacca & C-3PO

Overall, that doesn't look too bad to me.  Between the repacks we've already heard about, and these possible new figures, all the Imperial "trooper" army builders should be around next year - Stormtrooper, Sandtrooper, Hoth Trooper, Biker Scouts, TIE Pilots, etc.  Also, Han/Luke Stormtrooper, Luke, Leia, and Lando Bespin, Greedo, and a Wedge!  We're getting a mass release carded Wedge figure in the GH line before the basic figure line :P.  Good stuff overall I think, and lots of OT goodness.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 3, 2005, 11:59 AM

Playskool Reissues
Obi-Wan and Darth Maul

New Figures
Sandtrooper & Obi-Wan (possible repack)
Greedo & Han Solo (possible repack)
Luke Skywalker & Han Solo (both in Stormtrooper disguise)
Wedge Antilles & TIE Pilot
Stormtrooper & Rebel Soldier (both in Hoth battle gear)
Darth Vader (possible repack) & Leia Organa (Bespin)
Luke Skywalker (Bespin) & Lando Calrissian

Repaints
Clone Trooper & Battle Droid
Emperor & Red Shock Trooper
Chewbacca & C-3PO

How is Chewbacca/ C-3PO a repaint?  Didn't they already do this set once?  What could they repaint?   :-\

Eh, I'm not real thrilled with the idea of buying new 2-packs to get just one figure and ending up with more duplicates (more Han, Ben, Vader).  Oh well, I'm sure he duplicates will find a good home...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 3, 2005, 12:37 PM
I'd kinda been hoping this line was ending, just so I could stop spending money on it.  But I like it too darn much and probably won't be able to pass on them.

However, I've kept them all carded so far, but I think I'm going to have to break down and open them, just so they don't take up nearly as much space.  I'm expanding my display room, but I'm already running out of space again.   ::)


Overall, that doesn't look too bad to me.  Between the repacks we've already heard about, and these possible new figures, all the Imperial "trooper" army builders should be around next year - Stormtrooper, Sandtrooper, Hoth Trooper, Biker Scouts, TIE Pilots, etc.

Yeah, there's some very exciting figures listed, especially the various "troopers".  Those will be fun to display together.

Eh, I'm not real thrilled with the idea of buying new 2-packs to get just one figure and ending up with more duplicates (more Han, Ben, Vader).  Oh well, I'm sure he duplicates will find a good home...

I definitely agree with that.  I really wish they'd sell the repaints and repacks separately.  But, from Hasbro's point of view, I guess it's a pretty smart move. 

Annoying from my point of view.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on November 3, 2005, 02:38 PM
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I'd kinda been hoping this line was ending, just so I could stop spending money on it.  But I like it too darn much and probably won't be able to pass on them.

I'm glad to see someone else thinking this way.  I really like this line, and I'm glad it is continuing, but a part of me considered it likely to be canned.  I kept telling the wife (when discussing how much I've spent this year), "don't worry, next year things will slow down...there won't be as many figures, and they probably won't have these other lines".  It looks like there will be just as much variety of Star Wars product on the pegs/shelves for 2006, which means I really need to get more selective on what lines I want to collect.  The basic line is first priority, and if the 7" Unleashed comes back as might be possible, that's another line I really like.  Galactic Heroes was always the cheaper, "fun" line on the side, and although if it went away I would have been ok, I'm glad we're getting some new stuff too.  That said...like you guys mentioned, re-buying figures to get a new one each time isn't the best...but I can see why its done.  If I don't want/need the extras, they can always get tossed in the "nephew toybox" we keep at our house for when they visit :P.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on November 4, 2005, 01:10 PM
Found the new wave today.  The paint job on some of the clones were a little ******, but overall, I'm satisfied.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SpudTrooper on November 5, 2005, 01:51 PM
i really like the Darth Vader/Holo Emperor and Yoda/Scout Trooper
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jadesfire on November 5, 2005, 03:53 PM
i really like the Darth Vader/Holo Emperor and Yoda/Scout Trooper

So do I.  I just picked up those two sets today but left the other sets at the store.
Now just bring on some more Padme's (as I see we are getting another Leia) and I'll be happy!!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on November 15, 2005, 01:59 PM
I wish they would re-release some of the "older" sets I missed.  Those being:

-Padme and Ani
-Jango and Obi
-Stormtrooper 2 pack

I just got started collecting these little buggers and the secondary price(s) on these things is outrageous!

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on November 28, 2005, 02:31 PM
Obi Wan / Darth Maul, Battle Droid / Clonetrooper and Emperor / Shocktrooper (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/The_Saga_Collection_Spotlight_Galactic_Heroes_96026.asp)

All in all, not too bad.  Will be passing on the Obi Wan / Maul set because I already have the figs from the original set.  The repaints don't bother me, especially the clones.  The Emperor could pass for a OT Emperor (inclusive of lightsaber excluded).

Looking forward to the new sets.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JayDouble on December 24, 2005, 06:05 PM
Picked up the latest wave at Target today.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on December 26, 2005, 03:55 AM
Yeah, I found the newest (rehash) wave at Target on the 24th too - with the Speeder Bikes, and the Hoth Han/Luke.  Good stuff, but I think I already have them all from the first go-'round.

Where's the new stuff already?!  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 26, 2005, 03:58 AM

Yeah, I found the newest (rehash) wave at Target on the 24th too - with the Speeder Bikes, and the Hoth Han/Luke.  Good stuff, but I think I already have them all from the first go-'round.


Nice finds.  I haven't even found the last ROTS (repack) wave up here, but I'm not sure I'm too concerned about it.  As much as I'd like to get Cody and the 501st, I don't really want to bother with the Vader/Anakin/Obi-Wan/etc that I already have.  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on December 30, 2005, 06:35 PM
I forgot to post that I found the new OT rehash packs at Walmart:

Han and Luke Hoth
Luke Endor w/Speeder
Dirty Scout w/Speeder

They went up a $1 in price as well as the basic figs.  The paint aps were different enough for me to buy a set. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on January 3, 2006, 08:20 PM
They went up a $1 in price as well as the basic figs.

I've seen the new wave at a couple Targets now.  First time I saw (and bought) them, they were $5.89, but then I saw them at a different Targete for the regular $4.79 price, so I re-bought them and returned them on my first receipt.  Hope they don't raise them a buck across the boards though...  So they're up to about $6 at WM's now too, Jim?

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The paint aps were different enough for me to buy a set.

That was going to be my question:  Are they painted differently than the original versions, and if so, by how much?  I don't have my original sets handy to check, so I bought the newer ones to play it safe until I figured it out...

So has there been any word on more OT sets coming?  I haven't been paying much attention to the rumormill of late...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 4, 2006, 07:41 AM
  So they're up to about $6 at WM's now too, Jim?


I found some at WM and they were priced at $5.88.


That was going to be my question: Are they painted differently than the original versions, and if so, by how much? I don't have my original sets handy to check, so I bought the newer ones to play it safe until I figured it out...


I know the biker scout is dirtier than the previously released one.  I think Hoth Han's goggles are a different color.  I'm not too sure on the difference on the Lukes but I'm sure there are some.


So has there been any word on more OT sets coming? I haven't been paying much attention to the rumormill of late...

Here's a post from Brian with some rumored sets, many of them OT. 

I've still been on the fence about this lately batch of repaints, but I'm sort of thinking that if I saw them now, I'd pick them up. Just having the various clones (Utapau style, 501st, and BARC) would be kind of neat.

Rebelscum has another "411" (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/The_411_Other_Stuff_95672.asp) up detailing "other stuff" coming from Hasbro in 2006. Sounds like there could be more Galactic Heroes on the way, which I'm happy about. Here's what they have listed, more details at the link:

Playskool Reissues
Obi-Wan and Darth Maul

New Figures
Sandtrooper & Obi-Wan (possible repack)
Greedo & Han Solo (possible repack)
Luke Skywalker & Han Solo (both in Stormtrooper disguise)
Wedge Antilles & TIE Pilot
Stormtrooper & Rebel Soldier (both in Hoth battle gear)
Darth Vader (possible repack) & Leia Organa (Bespin)
Luke Skywalker (Bespin) & Lando Calrissian

Repaints
Clone Trooper & Battle Droid
Emperor & Red Shock Trooper
Chewbacca & C-3PO

Overall, that doesn't look too bad to me. Between the repacks we've already heard about, and these possible new figures, all the Imperial "trooper" army builders should be around next year - Stormtrooper, Sandtrooper, Hoth Trooper, Biker Scouts, TIE Pilots, etc. Also, Han/Luke Stormtrooper, Luke, Leia, and Lando Bespin, Greedo, and a Wedge! We're getting a mass release carded Wedge figure in the GH line before the basic figure line :P. Good stuff overall I think, and lots of OT goodness.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on January 4, 2006, 05:35 PM
Matt the apps are definitely noticeable.  The Biker Scout is very dirty.  Also the Luke now has a green camo poncho versus a brown camo that came the first time around.  The Han Hoth now sports a Brown jacket instead of a Blue like the first time.  The Hoth Luke has a green pair of goggles vesus the blue ones the first time around.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on January 5, 2006, 05:45 AM
Ack!  Guess I'm keeping the little buggers then!

Thanks for the info Mikey and Jim.  Guess it might've helped if I scoped out the prior page too (sorry Brian!)...  :-[

Looks like some decent (new) OT stuff on the way, so that's cool.  Looking forward to finally seeing the OT portion of this line start getting a little love once again.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on January 9, 2006, 04:21 PM
Quote
Looks like some decent (new) OT stuff on the way, so that's cool.  Looking forward to finally seeing the OT portion of this line start getting a little love once again.

Yeah, I'm looking forward to some more OT heroes as well, hopefully they'll be on the pegs before too long.  From that catalogue that was scanned and posted around the web the other day, it looks like a few of those rumored 2 packs might be closer to being confirmed (depending on how accurate the info is in the catalog):

Greedo/Han Solo
TIE Pilot/Wedge
Luke/Han Stormtrooper Disguise
Obi-Wan Kenobi/Sandtrooper

From the looks of those, could possibly be a mix of new and repack/repaints (1st Han, Obi-Wan), but still not too bad overall.  I haven't seen the "new" repacks here yet, but I'm thinking I'd at least like to pick up the Hoth Han/Hoth Luke pack with the paint changes, and maybe another Scout Trooper w/bike, just to have another.  How significant is the difference for the Endor Luke, just a poncho change?  We'll have to see about that one.  Its too bad this line couldn't see a vehicle here or there introduced in 2006.  I know a TIE Fighter, Slave 1, or AT-AT would be pretty cool ;).  I doubt we see that happen though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on January 18, 2006, 03:59 PM
I found a couple of GH sets that I didn't have on my lunch break today, but nothing too exciting.  I found and picked up the Luke/Han Hoth repaint set, but that was the only one of the OT sets they had there (at Target).  They also had the repaints from the last ROTS wave, and I picked up the Yoda and Kashyyyk (BARC) Trooper pack.  I just always liked that BARC trooper.  I see on the foot imprint, it still says "Scout Trooper".  No hiding that repaint :P.  It works well though.  I'd like to pick up 1-2 more of the Scout/Bike combos, but they haven't shown up here yet.

On a side note, are people still finding these at Wal-mart?  They don't even have a peg at our local stores, unless they aren't with the main Star Wars aisle area anymore (although I did stroll through the "preschool" aisle and didn't see anything there either).  Our Target seems to really be on board with these though, selling through and restocking regularly (and priced at $4.79).  It isn't necessarily a problem as long as Target carries them, but I was just curious if it was just our WMs, or if this was the case elsewhere.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on January 20, 2006, 10:54 AM

On a side note, are people still finding these at Wal-mart?  They don't even have a peg at our local stores, unless they aren't with the main Star Wars aisle area anymore (although I did stroll through the "preschool" aisle and didn't see anything there either).  Our Target seems to really be on board with these though, selling through and restocking regularly (and priced at $4.79).  It isn't necessarily a problem as long as Target carries them, but I was just curious if it was just our WMs, or if this was the case elsewhere.

These things have been clogging the pegs at 3 WM's near me.  There are always a 1/2 dozen of each. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on January 21, 2006, 11:49 PM
I hadn't bought any of these for a while and had mostly given up, but I won this auction  tonight (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6030599219&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)  Figured it wasn't a bad price to get some different clones out of it. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jokabofe on January 21, 2006, 11:55 PM
The only one I haven't found yet is the Yoda/BARC Trooper... and I've only seen the Vader/Holo Sidious 1 time and picked it up. Other than that, I'm set, haven't missed a figure. Even scored those early sets at pretty good (retail) prices. I'm actually hoping that they are going to eventually re-issue all of them, because I've got a few buddies who keep threantening to steal my Wampa and Tauntaun if they don't get their own soon  :P

And that's not a bad price on those Brent... nice pick-up.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 22, 2006, 01:09 AM
I hadn't bought any of these for a while and had mostly given up, but I won this auction  tonight (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6030599219&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)  Figured it wasn't a bad price to get some different clones out of it. 

VERY nice price Brent.  I just ordered those online and I definitely didn't get a price that good.  I haven't actually been buying much from eBay lately.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: bobafett14 on January 22, 2006, 02:34 AM
Heh, check out the GH Padme/Anakins, they've been hittig ebay for $51++++

Insane!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on January 22, 2006, 09:51 AM
I am pretty much all caught it, have not seen the Anakin / Padme set. I think the Anakin is different in that set?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SpudTrooper on January 22, 2006, 11:14 AM
WOW i didnt know GH Padme and Anakin was gonna be selling for $50! insane, thanks Dale for the hookup a while back!  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 22, 2006, 12:47 PM
I've picked up nearly every set for my nephew.  All he doesn't have is the Stompin Wampa set and the new Speeder Bike w/ Scout Trooper (only cause he already has the Fast Through the Forest set.)

Insane that one of these pieces is reaching that price. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: bobafett14 on January 23, 2006, 04:07 PM
Those original Playskool playsets are going for some serious $$$ as well.

There are a couple other GH 2 packs like the obi/jango, and the ST 2 pack that get some nice $$$ as well.  It's intersting.  This line has been very collector friendly.  I may go back and pick up one or two of the older Playskool/GH items I missed before it gets totally out of line.  I'd like to see this line continue, and at the same time hope they don;t get "greedy" and start churning out crap, or bogging down this nice little niche.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 25, 2006, 01:37 PM
I've recently hopped on the GH bandwagon because they are kind of neat.

I do hate buying repacks as I'm often stuck with multiples of non-army building figures (Obi Wan, Vader, Yoda, etc.).

I'm still missing quite a few of the earlier releases like Padme, AOTC Anakin, AOTC clone trooper and the like, but I'm sure Hasbro will re-release them soon enough as most of the older figures have seen the pegs again.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2006, 02:30 PM
I saw the Padme two pack and Anakin two pack just yesterday at Wal-mart in Mpls Mn. Keep your eyes peeled- you'll find them shortly.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 25, 2006, 02:40 PM
Man, that must have been some old stock - I don't think that set has been re-released.

 ???
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2006, 03:06 PM
Everything around them was the biker scout/hoth sets, so I assumed they had just been re-released. I suppose it could have been old stock, I'll check back their tomorrow over my lunch and see what they have left-
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: bobafett14 on January 25, 2006, 10:32 PM
Were they on the older blueish SW carback or the ROTS style orange SW cardback?

Padme/Anakin were out about a year go, and hadn't heard anything about them being released again.  Guessing you may have stumbled on an old one still pegwarming, and if you did, that's a mighty nice find.

curious.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 26, 2006, 10:34 AM
I saw the Padme two pack and Anakin two pack just yesterday at Wal-mart in Mpls Mn.

Actually, they haven't been rereleased, so that is a big find.  A lot of people seem to be getting interested in this line lately and are paying big bucks for those AOTC sets. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2006, 01:58 PM
Well, they were gone when I checked back. But I wasn't seeing things because they had a silver logo han and leia set from the same wave left.

I like this line too, and have them all loose up through the current wave. I know collectors (myself included) can often be guilty of impatience, but seeing as how they have been re-releasing so many of the characters, I am surprised to see the aftermarket prices so high. It isn't like the large unleashed or Galactic Heroes ships where Hasbro has stated they are gone (even if it is only temporary). Wal marts and Targets here in Minnesota each have 304 pegs dedicated to just galactic heroes figures. That is as much as the regular 3 3/4 figures get.

So, I would reccommend patience. They will be back- the pegs are literally waiting there for them.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 30, 2006, 01:37 PM
Wow, 304 pegs dedicated to GH is overkill!


 ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on January 30, 2006, 04:29 PM
Crazy that you would see that set.  I wonder if it's a new case assortment.  Time will tell I guess. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: bobafett14 on January 30, 2006, 08:17 PM
Wow, 304 pegs dedicated to GH is overkill!


 ;)

304 pegs dedicated to the regular saga figures is overkill!  ;^)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 1, 2006, 01:01 PM
Our local TRU has done a reset, and had the OT repacks there yesterday.  I picked up a Scout w/Bike, thought it might be nice to have another one.  I had already picked up the Han/Luke Hoth set at Target.  I was tempted to get the Luke/Bike combo, but decided to leave it behind.  Are the differences very significant on that one?

Seeing the "transforming" Landspeeder or whatever it is next to the, it got me to thinking about this line again.  I really wish they'd take a chance on making a couple more vehicles here and there to compliment this line, even if they had to be exclusive to one store or something.  I think a few that might work would be a Landspeeder (normal one), a Snowspeeder, or a TIE Fighter.  Some others that would be neat to see, but probably not as likely, would be an AT-AT or Slave 1.  I don't necessarily see more vehicles as likely, but it would be nice.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 4, 2006, 02:18 PM
Well, they were gone when I checked back. But I wasn't seeing things because they had a silver logo han and leia set from the same wave left.

I didn't realize Hasbro was planning on re-releasing those older figures on black and silver cardbacks.  My apologies.  :-[  Perhaps they'll release the ROTS ones on the 2006 (black and silver) cardbacks as well?

2005 Revenge of the Sith Figure 2-Packs (orange cardbacks):

Wave 1
___ Count Dooku & Anakin Skywalker
___ Darth Sidious & Yoda
___ Obi-Wan Kenobi & General Grievous

Wave 2
___ Chewbacca & Clone Trooper (blue)
___ Kit Fisto & Mace Windu
___ Super Battle Droid & R2-D2

Wave 3
___ BARC Trooper & Yoda (repack)
___ Clone Trooper (blue - 501st) & Anakin (repack)
___ Commander Cody (orange) & Obi-Wan (repack)
___ Emperor (Holo) & Darth Vader (repack)

2006 Figure 2-Packs (black and silver cardbacks):

Wave 1
___ Luke Hoth & Han Hoth (repacks)
___ Luke Endor & Speeder Bike (repacks)
___ Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike (repacks)

Wave 1a? - ROTS repacks????

Wave 2 - not yet released
___ Clone Trooper (green - AOTC) & Battle Droid
___ Darth Maul & Obi-Wan Kenobi
___ Emperor Palpatine & Shock Trooper
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 5, 2006, 01:26 PM
One of the dealers at our local toy show had a silver carded Stormtrooper 2pak.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 5, 2006, 10:05 PM
One of the dealers at our local toy show had a silver carded Stormtrooper 2pak.

I also read that the ROTS figures have appeared on the silver cards too.

1.) Vader and Holo Emperor
2.) Anakin and Trooper (501st)
3.) Obi-Wan and Trooper (Cody)
4.) Chewbacca and Trooper (blue)
5.) Yoda and BARC
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 6, 2006, 02:17 PM
One of the dealers at our local toy show had a silver carded Stormtrooper 2pak.

I also read that the ROTS figures have appeared on the silver cards too.

1.) Vader and Holo Emperor
2.) Anakin and Trooper (501st)
3.) Obi-Wan and Trooper (Cody)
4.) Chewbacca and Trooper (blue)
5.) Yoda and BARC


I've seen all of those on the silver card back.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2006, 03:53 PM
Not much new from this line at Toy Fair, although we did see that rumored Sandtrooper/Obi-Wan 2 pack, so its probably fairly possible that the rest of those figures on the rumor list could come to light eventually.  It was a nice surprise that the Obi-Wan was even a little different, with his hood down as opposed to the first version.  This is a line that I really do enjoy.  Its affordable, doesn't take up much space, and is just kind of fun.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on February 15, 2006, 10:38 AM
I really like this line too.  I jumped on late and only have about 80% of the figures - which is fine by me - I don't feel like paying $40 for Jango and Obi-Wan!

It's difficult to stay complete on this line as many of the new figures (or repaints in the case of clones) are often paired with figures you already have.

I hope the line continues and I'll continue to cherry pick the line as I see fit.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2006, 10:47 AM
I see a couple of different Toy Fair reports, at both RS and JediTempleArchives, state that there will be 22 different GH 2 packs coming in 2006.  That includes the repacked/repainted waves that are already out, from what I understand.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on February 20, 2006, 08:31 AM
I would like to see some more attention paid to this line by Hasbro. This is a great introductory product for younger kids, it makes collectors pay attention, and it has that super two-punch of small product/reasonbable price. Imagine if that shelf space for choppers and battlers were dedicated to some ships and playsets for these guys. The current lines are making stocking the shelves one of the easiest jobs on the planet (nothing moves).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 21, 2006, 12:41 PM
TPM Obi-Wan/Maul 2pak on ebay already:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Darth-Maul-Obi-Wan-Galactic-Heroes-IN-HAND_W0QQitemZ6038441699QQcategoryZ50260QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on February 27, 2006, 07:41 AM
I scored the Tan Battle Droid with Green Clone last night.  I also picked up the new Emperor with Shocktrooper.  There were mulitpes of each but not sign of the Maul/Obi-Wan pack. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on February 27, 2006, 03:07 PM
I scored the Tan Battle Droid with Green Clone last night.  I also picked up the new Emperor with Shocktrooper.  There were mulitpes of each but not sign of the Maul/Obi-Wan pack. 

Another store I stopped at was missing the Maul/Obi-Wan also.  Yes it's a repack but a lot of people never got that Duel with Darth Maul set so I expect this one to be the hardest to find of the 3.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on February 27, 2006, 03:12 PM
I got mine from BBTS.com last Friday.

Sure beats hunting them down at retail which may be tough as the Hoth/Speederbike wave has been clogging the shelves.

My fav so far?  The shocktrooper and sergeant clone trooper.

Obi Wan has a neat little twist to him - he has a green lightsaber vs. blue, obviously a nod to Qui-Gon...

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 24, 2006, 02:51 PM
An update over at Hasbro (http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/default.cfm?page=news&newsid=27B99B3E-D56F-E112-4FCBAC3271E57383) shows off the next (third) wave of GH 2-packs...

Greedo and Han:
(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87132_Greedo_sm.jpg)(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87132_sm(1).jpg)

TIE Pilot and Wedge:
(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87133_TiePilot_sm.jpg)(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87133_Wedge_sm.jpg)

Sandtrooper and Ben:
(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87139_Sandtrooper_sm.jpg)(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87139_sm(1).jpg)


Head on over to Hasbro for larger pics!

And Han and Luke Stormie, complete with Helmets!
(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87134-sm(1).jpg)
(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//87134b_sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 24, 2006, 02:57 PM
Pretty cool - you can tell they are getting close to the bottom of the barrel with their choices OR they are realizing that this is a line for collectors (in reference to the GH Wedge).

I'm still miffed that I have to continue to buy duplicates of figures to get new ones - IE:  Han Solo and Greedo.

I swear I have five Yodas!!




Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 24, 2006, 03:00 PM
Thanks for posting that Jeff, and great to get these "confirmed" officially now.  I'm really looking forward to these packs.  Although it is kiddie, this is a line I really enjoy, and its great for the kiddos when they come over (or if we have our own someday).  These all look great, and I hope we continue to see the line expand.  Too bad we don't see any more ships on the horizon.  The repacks kind of stink, but at least they aren't exactly the same.  The Han seems to have a different head, and the Obi-Wan has his hood down this time.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on March 24, 2006, 03:11 PM
Always good to see more GH.  I like them all, especially the Han / Luke Stormies.  Might have to grab two, one set to display as regular Stormtroopers.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on March 24, 2006, 03:16 PM
This line has become my second favorite after the 4" Line.  They all look awesome.  Now iff we could get another vehicle or two.  Vaders Tie or regular Tie would be sweet.  Would also be cool if they could release another accessory pack like the Scout and Speederbike.  A Snowtrooper with E-Web would be cool.  As far as them getting to the end of the line with choices I see this going for quite a while.  There are still a few repacks they could do.  Would love to see a Jabba/Bib deluxe pack and a Vader RH. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SpudTrooper on March 24, 2006, 10:33 PM
YES! Han / Luke Stormies!!!  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on March 24, 2006, 10:47 PM
Very nice, I really enjoy this line.  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on April 5, 2006, 03:45 PM
Just looking over this collection and realized how big it has become. 60+ figs.  There are only 4 repacks left from the old Playskool line that have not been released; Luke Skywalker X-Wing, Geonosian Warrior, Young Anakin Pilot and Wicket.  Im sure these will be re-released down the line. Maybe a Biggs with Luke, a Leia Endor with Wicket, an Anakin with Qui-Gon and Destroyer Droid with the Geonosian Warrior?


Phantom Menace
Obi-Wan Kenobi + Darth Maul   

Attack of the Clones
Clone Trooper + Battle Droid   
Anakin Skywalker + Padme Amidala
Obi-Wan Kenobi + Jango Fett   

Revenge of the Sith
Yoda + Clone Trooper   
Emperor + Shocktrooper   
Anakin Skywalker + 501 Clone Trooper   
Yoda + Barc Trooper   
Chewbacca + Clone Trooper   
Mace Windu + Kit Fisto   
R2-D2 + Super Battle Droid   
Anakin Skywalker + Count Dooku   
Obi-Wan Kenobi + Utapaun Clone Trooper   
Darth Vader + Emperor Hologram   
Yoda + Emperor   
Obi-Wan Kenobi + General Grievous

A New Hope   
Ben Kenobi + Darth Vader   
Luke Skywalker + R2-D2   
Chewbacca + C-3PO   
Han Solo (Bespin outfit) + Princess Leia   
Jawa + Tusken Raider   
Stormtrooper + Stormtrooper   
Han Solo + Greedo   
Wedge Antilles + Tie Fighter Pilot   
Ben Kenobi + Sandtrooper   
Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper + Han Solo Stormtrooper

   
Empire Strikes Back
Luke Skywalker Hoth + Han Solo Hoth   
Boba Fett + Dengar   
4-LOM + Bossk   
IG-88 + Zuckuss   

Return of the Jedi
Luke Skywalker + Speederbike   
Scout Trooper + Spedderbike   
Luke Skywalker Jedi + Gamorrean Guard   
Lando Calrissian Skiff + Nikto   

Vehicles & Pack-ins

Millennium Falcon 1st release (2nd release minue Stormtrooper)
-C-3PO
-Han (ANH)
-Chewie
-C-3PO (different than 2-pack)
-Stormtrooper

Naboo Fighter
-Anakin Pilot
-Battle Droid (Cream Color)
-Obi-Wan
-Darth Maul

X-Wing
-Luke X-Wing Pilot
-Darth Vader (cape is bit different)
-R2-D2 (different, no 3rd leg)

Fast Through the Forrest
-Wicket
-Luke with Speeder (different color poncho)
-Scout with Speeder

Wampa & Tauntaun
-Han Hoth (different color coat)
-Luke Hoth (different color visor)

Reek Arena Set
-Mace
-Anakin (single saber versus 2 saber from 2-pack)
-Geonosian Warrior
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on April 6, 2006, 11:46 AM
Great observation and nice list...still a couple left that I need...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 6, 2006, 02:24 PM
Great list Jim, and thanks for typing that up for everyone too.  It is hard to believe there are over 60 figures at this point, but its nice to see.  Aside from picking up a number of the ROTS sets, I've mainly stuck to OT-based sets for this line...and hope to continue in that way.  They sure seem to be selling well.  Back around the ROTS figure release last April, they had such a pile of these at WM I didn't think they would ever get rid of them.  Now they are all gone (although our WM doesn't seem to carry these anymore for some reason).  Target is always sold out, and TRU moves them well too.  I know I can't wait for these upcoming waves, and hopefully the other rumored stuff will pan out too.  I'd like to see this line expand a little further yet, and although I know we won't see it, a couple more vehicles (movie accurate) would be kind of nice.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on April 6, 2006, 03:56 PM
I finally found the Maul 2-pack.  I passed the first time, not realizing that Obi-Wan had Qui-Gon's saber versus his own when this was originally released.  Seems like this wave not really showing up too often. 

The Tie Fighter Pilot and Greedo look to be future favorites of mine.  Cant wait. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Sentinel on April 6, 2006, 10:00 PM
Haven't seen any of the new ones and doubt I will ever. :'(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 8, 2006, 03:26 PM
We finally got more Galactic Heroes in last night but it was the Darth Maul wave.  Amazing that it was nearly a month before we got more but all the Targets out here and in TN were blown on these too.  Of all the SW items we carry, that is the one item we get more of than any other. 

As for the new sets, I'm stoked, even though I buy these for my nephew.  I hope they do a case breakdown like this:

Stormtrooper Han and Luke x2
TIE Pilot/Wedge x2
Han/Greedo x2
Sandtrooper/Old Ben x2
Darth Maul/Obi-Wan x1
Shock Trooper/Palpatine x1
green Clone/red Battle Droid x1
Stormtrooper 2pak x1
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 10, 2006, 10:29 AM
I saw a few of the prequel sets on the pegs at Target this weekend, so I decided top ick up the Emperor/Shocktrooper set.  I'm always a fan of the shocktrooper, and I like this repaint of Palps as well.  Other than that, the pegs have been pretty bare for these lately.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2006, 01:52 PM
I ran into the Maul wave this last weekend as well. Other than that it is almost all Luke/speeder bike, Han/Luke hoth, and Chewbacca/clone on the pegs.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on April 11, 2006, 02:53 PM
Oh boy, look at this assortment breakdown....

Galactic Heroes Wave 3 - June
Greedo & Han Solo (2)
Tie-Pilot & Wedge (4)
Luke & Han in Stormtrooper Disguise (2)

Sandtrooper & Obi-Wan (4)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: RichardTheBloody on April 12, 2006, 03:45 PM
Why rehash the emperor with a shock trooper? Why not splurge a bit and release, oh i dunno, a RED GUARD?! Yeah it's a new sculpt but still, aside from the storm/clone troopers, the ERG is easily one of the most recognized trooper types out there!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 13, 2006, 02:23 AM
Oh boy, look at this assortment breakdown....

Galactic Heroes Wave 3 - June
Greedo & Han Solo (2)
Tie-Pilot & Wedge (4)
Luke & Han in Stormtrooper Disguise (2)

Sandtrooper & Obi-Wan (4)

Weak.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 15, 2006, 05:15 PM
Is anyone still seeing the 2nd wave in store?  I missed the Clone Trooper & Battle Droid and the Emperor & Shock Trooper.

I also missed Yoda & the BARC Trooper, but I'm pretty sure it's gone from retail on the orange (ROTS) style card.  Apparently it was rereleased on the black and silver (2006) style card, but the other 3 I have from that wave are on the orange card so I'm hoping to be consistent.  OCD indeed.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 16, 2006, 02:31 AM
I still see them Jesse.  If my store gets more I will grab em for ya if you want.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 16, 2006, 02:33 AM
I still see them Jesse.  If my store gets more I will grab em for ya if you want.

That would be great Jason.  Let me know if you luck out.  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on May 1, 2006, 02:25 PM
I don't know if this is chainwide or not, but my local WM has reset their store and the GH's are absent - moved to the clearance aisle.

And to make it even more weird - there are no pegs for the VTSC... ???
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on May 1, 2006, 02:43 PM
I've been curious about the Galactic Heroes as well - our WM hasn't carried them since the April 2nd rush last year and a little during the summer.  Ever since Christmas, there hasn't been a place for them at all at either of our WMs.  Target has been the best source for these around here.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on May 19, 2006, 04:11 PM
Saw the new ones for the first time today, although i assume they have been out for a while. I picked up Palpatine/Shock Trooper and Red Battle Droid and Green Clone trooper sets.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2006, 08:50 AM
Definately finding many re-releases of these. I wouldn't mind so much if there were more ships or other items to go with them. The gaps between new releases, and the glut of older figures, are making this line whither away.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on May 21, 2006, 02:55 PM
Technically, this is the only wave that should be shipping.  Obviously, there could be gluts of old inventory floating around in the WM distribution system...

Emperor & Red Shock Trooper
Red Battle Droid & Clone Trooper (EpII)
Darth Maul & Obi-Wan (Coruscant) 
Luke with Speeder Bike
Kassyyk Yoda and Scout Trooper
Darth Vader and Emperor (Holo)
4 Lom and Bossik
Chewie & C3Po
Luke and R2D2


I am patiently waiting for the next wave.  One of the best we've seen in a long time.  Lots of new tools and all OT subject matter.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: RichardTheBloody on May 21, 2006, 03:41 PM
Technically, this is the only wave that should be shipping.  Obviously, there could be gluts of old inventory floating around in the WM distribution system...

Emperor & Red Shock Trooper
Red Battle Droid & Clone Trooper (EpII)
Darth Maul & Obi-Wan (Coruscant) 
Luke with Speeder Bike
Kassyyk Yoda and Scout Trooper
Darth Vader and Emperor (Holo)
4 Lom and Bossik
Chewie & C3Po
Luke and R2D2


I am patiently waiting for the next wave.  One of the best we've seen in a long time.  Lots of new tools and all OT subject matter.




I hear that, but i can't wait for the new wave (TIE pilot and Wedge for one) I hope they eventually branch out and do other imperial grunts too (AT-AT driver, Snowtrooper, Royal Guard (tell me THAT one wouldn't be cool! I dare you!) But i wouldn't mind snagging a Leia/Han set as well. Of course the TRU nearest me only has the ROTS stuff re-stocked, but i should snap up some more. All i have are the Palpatine/Yoda and Fett/Dengar 2 pks.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on June 3, 2006, 12:50 PM
Went to TRU today looking for new MArvel Legends and saw the Darth Tater Galactic Hero key chain and bought it. It was actually pretty cool, i figure i will get the key chain out of his hand somehow.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 3, 2006, 10:36 PM
Went to TRU today looking for new MArvel Legends and saw the Darth Tater Galactic Hero key chain and bought it.

I found one of those too - I couldn't resist and had to buy it.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 3, 2006, 09:19 AM
I received a shipment from BBTS on Friday containing the latest wave of GH (Han/Luke Stormie, Han/Greedo, Obi-Wan/Sandtrooper, Wedge/TIE Pilot), so they must be making their way out there.  Hopefully they'll pop up at retail soon.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on July 6, 2006, 01:37 PM
Wow, consider yourself lucky!

I can't believe BBTS received them before retail.

I'd order them but his prices have gone up considerably in the last year or so...

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 6, 2006, 03:57 PM
Yeah, I paid a little higher than retail - I think $6.99 each if I remember correctly.  I actually just ordered them as a "back up", figuring I might find them at retail before that (which has happened in the past), and then cancel them.  Then all of a sudden I see that they shipped, so no harm done.  Target is the only place in town carrying these anymore here, and they have a fair amount of stock of the repacked/repainted figures right now.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 6, 2006, 05:21 PM
Not sure what happened to this line but it has screeched to a halt.  We hardly sell them at all anymore and can't remember the last time I saw a case come in.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on July 6, 2006, 05:28 PM
I received a shipment from BBTS on Friday containing the latest wave of GH (Han/Luke Stormie, Han/Greedo, Obi-Wan/Sandtrooper, Wedge/TIE Pilot), so they must be making their way out there.  Hopefully they'll pop up at retail soon.

You got all 4 sets? I ordered them as well from them becuase i never see these in stores but only got the Greedo and Sandtrooper set in the mail. They didnt ship the Luke/Han and Wedge set.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 7, 2006, 10:07 AM
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You got all 4 sets? I ordered them as well from them becuase i never see these in stores but only got the Greedo and Sandtrooper set in the mail. They didnt ship the Luke/Han and Wedge set.

Yeah, I was fortunate enough to get all four sets.  I preordered them awhile back, when they first were listed, I don't know if that had anything to do with it or not.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scream27 on July 11, 2006, 11:53 AM
I walked into my local TRU in London England today, to see if they had an GH and there none to be found  ???  Seems like the same thing is happening on this side of the pond.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on July 12, 2006, 06:36 PM
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You got all 4 sets? I ordered them as well from them becuase i never see these in stores but only got the Greedo and Sandtrooper set in the mail. They didnt ship the Luke/Han and Wedge set.

Yeah, I was fortunate enough to get all four sets.  I preordered them awhile back, when they first were listed, I don't know if that had anything to do with it or not.

Looks like they shipped my other 2 today. Wish they would done it all at once to save a little on shipping.  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on July 20, 2006, 08:17 AM
Looks like we are getting some new GH heroes:

*Snowtrooper
*Hoth Rebel Trooper
*Luke Bespin
*Lando Bespin
*Leia Bespin (with new Vader)

As well, Hasbro has some Cinema Scenes - there's a cool ANH Death Star Escape set with all rehashes and a new black R2 droid!  How sneaky is that?

Also, there is a really cool Geonosis set with Padme, Jango, Anakin, two clones, Obi Wan, Geonosian warrior and Dooku.  Must have set to complete my loose collection!

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on July 20, 2006, 11:47 AM
Cinema scenes..ugh.  I have to buy a bunch of crap I already have to get an Imperial R2 unit, a blackhole stormtrooper, two AOTC clones and a purple clone.  I like to have all the unique figures for this line, but I might draw the line here.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 20, 2006, 11:50 AM
I was thinking the same thing about the "cinema scenes".  Definitely a pain to basically buy the whole pack for one figure.  I'm debating what to do, might end up picking up the OT ones.  I can see where it would be neat for those who missed out, or just wanted to give a gift pack to a kiddo or something.  You could get a nice set up with that "Death Star Escape" set for example.  Nice to see this line getting more attention, either way.

The new sets look nice, and are the ones we've seen rumored for awhile.  Luke and Leia Bespin, Lando, and Hoth troops for both sides.  Looks good to me.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: konakazi on July 20, 2006, 03:51 PM
I only have a couple of these (biker scout & bike and a red battle droid) but I would love to get that Lando (I'm a fan) and the Bounty Hunter set will be sweet, especially with the black hole trooper as a bonus. Hope they're easy to find!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: RichardTheBloody on July 20, 2006, 05:22 PM
I just hope they have a red Guard in the pipeline at SOME point...I gotta get that lando though, i have a mini focus on certain characters (12 inch, 3.75 inch and other like lego, BK, GH etc) So far i got the VOTC lando and the 12 inch version, so a GH version would be perfect. Just gotta wait til they release the SA snowtrooper next year, and i can get the GH version and have that set too! LOL
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 23, 2006, 05:36 AM
They showed the cinema scenes at the Hasbro presentation panel and the display packaging is killer.  Very cool pieces.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 23, 2006, 05:45 AM
Those Cinema Scenes look great.  It looks like I'll be continuing with this line for quite a while longer. 

So far I've kept all of my Galactic Heroes in the packages, but this could be the trigger I need to finally open the 2-packs and keep the Cinema Scenes in the packaging.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Girevik on July 23, 2006, 08:52 AM
Hello all.  I'm new to the board here but this thread caught my attention.  Sorry if this has been covered, but I haven't read through all 33 pages.

My 6 year old son LOVES the Galactic Heroes line.  Here are some he's missing, and I have a feeling the only way to get them is to pay a premium, but I was hoping to get some input from you all on the odds of finding them for a resonable price.  In addition to the 4 new ones, which we havne't seen yet, this is what he's missing:

R2D2 & Super Battle droid
Speeder bike trooper & bike
The Obi-Wan that comes with Jango Fett (may not be a big deal since he has several Obi's)
Padame & Anakin
Skiff Gaurd & Lando.
Mace & Genosian

I've seen the R2 one on e-bay for a decent price, but the rest seem pretty expensive if you're actually going to open them and play with them.  Does anyone have any suggestions on where to look?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on July 23, 2006, 09:15 AM
Who was included in the sets?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on July 29, 2006, 07:48 AM
Hello all.  I'm new to the board here but this thread caught my attention.  Sorry if this has been covered, but I haven't read through all 33 pages.

My 6 year old son LOVES the Galactic Heroes line.  Here are some he's missing, and I have a feeling the only way to get them is to pay a premium, but I was hoping to get some input from you all on the odds of finding them for a resonable price.  In addition to the 4 new ones, which we havne't seen yet, this is what he's missing:

R2D2 & Super Battle droid
Speeder bike trooper & bike
The Obi-Wan that comes with Jango Fett (may not be a big deal since he has several Obi's)
Padame & Anakin
Skiff Gaurd & Lando.
Mace & Genosian

I've seen the R2 one on e-bay for a decent price, but the rest seem pretty expensive if you're actually going to open them and play with them.  Does anyone have any suggestions on where to look?

Thanks in advance.

I've seen the biker scout and lando/skiff sets still out and about- Walmart generally although the biker I still see at target.
The others are a little tougher- R2 and Super battle droid shouldn't set you back too much on line, but if you live in a metro area with flea-markets or toy shows you could probably do quite well there since some of these are only recently off the shelves.
Amidala and the genosian/mace pack may be worth waiting until these battle scenes hit the shelves, probably just in time for Christmas.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on July 31, 2006, 12:49 PM
Heads up -

Hasbrotoyshop.com has all of the new GH 2 packs.  Priced very well at $4.99 a set.

I just hope they don't cancel my order because of the "wrong" price.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Tracy on August 2, 2006, 03:03 PM
Heads up -

Hasbrotoyshop.com has all of the new GH 2 packs.  Priced very well at $4.99 a set.

I just hope they don't cancel my order because of the "wrong" price.



They are "out of stock" already >:(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: mr director on August 4, 2006, 09:29 AM
Heads up -

Hasbrotoyshop.com has all of the new GH 2 packs.  Priced very well at $4.99 a set.

I just hope they don't cancel my order because of the "wrong" price.



They are "out of stock" already >:(

The next few weeks they will probably be in stock again, but with a higher price.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 4, 2006, 11:41 PM
Cinema scenes..ugh.  I have to buy a bunch of crap I already have to get an Imperial R2 unit, a blackhole stormtrooper, two AOTC clones and a purple clone.  I like to have all the unique figures for this line, but I might draw the line here.

I already reached that point with this line when the Utapau clone came out and I was buying two figures to get one new one.  My daughter plays with these on occasion, but not often enough for me to add to the lines.  I think it's neat and a cool collectible, but my patience has worn thin with the typical Hasbro routine.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 5, 2006, 08:57 PM
Chances are that i will stop buying these little guys as well. I can't rationalize buying the sets just for one new figure.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on August 8, 2006, 11:11 AM
Hasbrotoyshop.com has all of the new GH 2 packs.  Priced very well at $4.99 a set.

I just hope they don't cancel my order because of the "wrong" price.

They didn't cancel my order, I got them yesterday.   :)

I was glad to pick them up from HTS.  $5 plus 10% off with the COMICON06 code was a great deal.


I really love this batch of figures - all new and no repaints!

- Wedge /TIE Pilot:  I love this Wedge!  They did a great job with his removable helmet.  The TIE Pilot is a great little figure too. 

- Han/Greedo:  Nice to see that Han is new and not just a repaint - new gun and new arm, he's a bit less bulky than the original Han too.  Greedo = great!  I always liked Greedo, and he's really had a good year between this and the VTSC figure.

- Han/Luke Stormtrooper:  Again, great removable helmets on these.  A really nice feature and they work well as regular stormies too.

- Obi-Wan/Sandtrooper:  Nice to finally add a new army builder, and the hood down version of Ben is pretty nifty.  Great saber pose too.


Now I just have to wait for the boys to get a little older so they can play "Star Wars" with me...  :P  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 8, 2006, 11:37 AM
Yep, me too!

My son (who's 3 1/2 now) and I had a blast playing with them.  He's got his own standard 3 3/4 figures that I've handed down to him but he'll play with anything Star Wars. 

It's a good thing these arrived on the same day as my George trooper - it's difficult to explain to a toddler why we can't open up a figure!   ;D

He loves anything that has removable pieces (go figure) so of course his favorites were the Han/Luke stormies and the Wedge.

My favorite so far is a toss up between Greedo and the Sandtrooper.  This is the best wave I've seen in awhile for sure.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on August 8, 2006, 12:29 PM
No clue what's up w/ my order from them.  I have the Han/Luke and Han/Greedo sets showing as 8/1/2006 ship dates and the other two sets are now backordered, yet the main page w/ all four of them listed says "items not shipped."  I may have to contact them to see what's up.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 11, 2006, 09:22 AM
GH has pics of the cinema scenes. I don't think i will be buying these sets. Not enough new figures
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on August 11, 2006, 10:16 AM
GH has pics of the cinema scenes. I don't think i will be buying these sets. Not enough new figures

The only one I might buy is the Geonosis one.  "New" figures of clones, C-3PO and the red battle droid plus the Geonosian Warrior hasn't been released since the Reek battle pack back in the day.  And having an extra SBD isn't too bad.  The rest I can't justify.  Sucks because I really want that purple clone, blackhole stormtrooper and black R2 unit.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 11, 2006, 11:01 AM
Yeah i really want that black hole stormtrooper as well, but dont need all the same figures again.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 11, 2006, 11:06 AM
Yeah, I'm not sure about these yet either.  I do see where they would be great to give as a gift to your kid or niece/nephew or something, getting so many characters together like that, but I'm not sure I can justify picking it up.  I would like to get the astromech, blackhole trooper, etc., but I just don't know if I can spend that much just for a figure or two.  Although I have mainly been focusing on the OT sets so far (and ROTS I guess), I had considered getting the Geonosis set because I don't really have any/many of those figures in the first place.  We'll see I guess, it depends what else I'm spending money on at the time, but right now I'm leaning towards no on these as well.  Just too much for a new figure or two.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: RichardTheBloody on August 11, 2006, 11:43 AM
if nothing else, the battlepacks give slackers like me a chance to catch up and get some of the harder to find ones (leia and padme in particular) If i thought it would do any good, i'd push for some EU characters, but at this point, hasbro's probly on the verge of pulling the plug :(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 12, 2006, 01:00 AM
I stopped collecting this line awhile ago, I still like this line but I have to narrow my collection down.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on August 12, 2006, 04:32 AM
Yeah i really want that black hole stormtrooper as well, but dont need all the same figures again.

Yeah, that's going to be a very common complaint when these ultimately hit the shelves.  Most collectors who already have all of the figures release so far are going to be more than pissed off at having to get the Cinema Scene sets just to get a new figure or two.  I really wonder if Hasbro's going to do something to appease the majority of completists with this line, so they don't wind up with a bajillion duplicate figures.  It's been bad enough having them mix one new one with one old one already.  Hasbro needs to be careful with this strategy, as it could ultimately backfire, and alienate some of their longtime collectors of the line who feel they're being taken advantage of by being forced into a much larger purchase than they want just to acquire a new figure.

That's partially what's driving a lot of longtime collectors out of the 4" line of late, or at least changing their formerly "completist" ways, since they were growing more and more tired of "having to" buy all the repaints/recards/rehashes over and over and over again.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 12, 2006, 09:06 AM
Yeah i really want that black hole stormtrooper as well, but dont need all the same figures again.

Yeah, that's going to be a very common complaint when these ultimately hit the shelves.  Most collectors who already have all of the figures release so far are going to be more than pissed off at having to get the Cinema Scene sets just to get a new figure or two.  I really wonder if Hasbro's going to do something to appease the majority of completists with this line, so they don't wind up with a bajillion duplicate figures.  It's been bad enough having them mix one new one with one old one already.  Hasbro needs to be careful with this strategy, as it could ultimately backfire, and alienate some of their longtime collectors of the line who feel they're being taken advantage of by being forced into a much larger purchase than they want just to acquire a new figure.

That's partially what's driving a lot of longtime collectors out of the 4" line of late, or at least changing their formerly "completist" ways, since they were growing more and more tired of "having to" buy all the repaints/recards/rehashes over and over and over again.

Well said. I very much feel the same way. I used to need one of every figure with the 4" line but just can't bring myself to do it anymore. I think its a combination of Sideshow and the animated Gentle Giant staues taking up funds, but it really is because i am tired of buying the same figures over and over again. I won't be buying anymore of these little guys because i just don't need the extra stuff. (Besides I am hoping for that Black Hole Stormtrooper Kubrick  ;D)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 12, 2006, 10:26 PM
I concur.  I've said it elsewhere on site, but the constant rehashing and packing one, two or even three rehashes to get me to buy a single new figure (often a kitbash in the 3 3/4 line) just isn't going to fly. 

I'd consider myself to be one of the early completeists on this line, arguing with Cory from the start ;)  Like the regular Hasbro line enough is enough.  And yeah, I'm a small collector relative to some other folks, but I'm happy enough to direct my dollars towards someone else like Medicom, Gentle Giant, Sideshow and others. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2006, 01:20 PM
As much as I like them, these multipacks are a deal breaker. I won't buy them, Hasbro will complain the line isn't being supported, and everyone walks away unhappy.
Not to mention the "repackers" out there. I happened across a Saga sandtrooper card with a POTJ stormie in it, and the concussion bomb missing. Anyone with that kind of time and patience should be spending it working, then the 6.63 wouldn't seem like such a big deal.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 14, 2006, 08:23 AM
The only multi pack that will sell is the Geonosis one.

There are a lot of figures (Jango, Padme, Geonosian Warrior, AOTC Obi Wan) in that set that I'm missing and I have a feeling that I'm not the only one!

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on August 21, 2006, 09:06 PM
¾ths of the new wave are back in stock over at hasbrotoyshop.com.  The only set missing is the Luke and Han stormtrooper pack. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on August 21, 2006, 09:55 PM
¾ths of the new wave are back in stock over at hasbrotoyshop.com.  The only set missing is the Luke and Han stormtrooper pack. 

I should have posted here when I discovered that over the weekend, my bad.

I don't understand where the Han/Luke set is. You can't even find it out of stock on the site. I was beginning to wonder if they didn't accidently use a hoth pic for the stormtrooper set.
Title: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on August 24, 2006, 10:39 AM
Hello, all four (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=217) new sets are back in stock again.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on August 24, 2006, 11:23 AM
Figures  ::).  I'm not going to place an order for just one set.  I'll take my chances with retail for the stormtrooper set.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Bobafett77 on August 24, 2006, 12:29 PM
Thanks for the tip. I just ordered a set for my girlfriend.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on August 24, 2006, 12:55 PM
Anybody receive an order for GH's from their site yet?  Aside from the bubble and card - I'm kinda anal about the tabs to be in good shape.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on August 24, 2006, 01:26 PM
I got my set from HTS a few weeks ago - they came in great shape (even the plastic j-hooks at the top) and were packed in bubble wrap.  HTS even used the correct sized box, which is more than I can say about some other on-line places. :P
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on August 24, 2006, 01:49 PM
Thanks for the info Jeff!  I'm not too happy with the $6.99 price, but I have a feeling that I've missed these at retail so I'm putting in an order.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 24, 2006, 02:04 PM
I have yet to see any paricular pack of these difficult to find eventually at my local stores so I'll wait until they hit retail. It was nice for Jeff to post the update though, it sounds like it helped alot of folks out. 8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on August 24, 2006, 03:20 PM
Definately thanks for the post! I ordered the other 3 over the weekend, but was glad to place an order to get the stormtrooper two packs. Now I really don't have much to look for in the stores.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 24, 2006, 03:55 PM
Thanks for the info Jeff! I'm not too happy with the $6.99 price, but I have a feeling that I've missed these at retail so I'm putting in an order.

$6.99?  The new ones are $4.99 at HTS.com.

Pretty good deal if you ask me.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on August 24, 2006, 04:23 PM
Opps!  I was looking at the other sets for some reason.   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2006, 09:08 AM
RS (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Whats_Next_For_Galactic_Heroes_99825.asp) has an article up talking about some upcoming (rumored) Galactic Heroes sets for late 2006/early 2007.

Obi-Wan Kenobi & Durge (Clone Wars)
Anakin Skywalker (Tattoo) & Arc Trooper (Clone Wars)
Darth Maul & Sith Speeder
Hammerhead & Figrin D'An

Hammerhead!  Woo! :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: RichardTheBloody on August 25, 2006, 01:06 PM
RS (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Whats_Next_For_Galactic_Heroes_99825.asp) has an article up talking about some upcoming (rumored) Galactic Heroes sets for late 2006/early 2007.

Obi-Wan Kenobi & Durge (Clone Wars)
Anakin Skywalker (Tattoo) & Arc Trooper (Clone Wars)
Darth Maul & Sith Speeder
Hammerhead & Figrin D'An

Hammerhead!  Woo! :)

About TIME they did some CW Heroes!...Now, do Foul Moudama, Shaak Ti and either a Red or Blue guard, or both(there's a couple 2 pks right there!)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on August 27, 2006, 07:49 AM
CW GH would be great! It fits with the idea that this is a kid focused line, and opens up the door for a whole pile of new jedi to be made, not to mention Padme.
If they do Hammerhead, I hope Ponda baba isn't too far behind.  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on September 1, 2006, 03:47 PM
I received the latest wave from Hasbro.com. Very nice to get a box with the newest figures for less than the stores charge, and no time and gas wasted.

The Luke stormtrooper is a little odd, I think his hair being so dark is the biggest part.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 1, 2006, 03:50 PM
I just wanted to note that I found this latest wave at our local WM the other day, in case anyone is looking at retail.  For the longest time our WM didn't even carry GH, but since they reset they have a nice little section of them.  I picked up an extra Han/Luke Stormie pack, because the one I got online had Han's "face" offset and printed in an odd area of his head.  Now that one doubles as an extra Stormtrooper :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 6, 2006, 11:57 AM
Galactic Hunter (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=5758&zoneid=2) has some pics up (carded and loose) of the upcoming ESB themed wave of Galactic Heroes, including Bespin Luke/Bespin Lando, Bespin Leia/Vader, C-3PO (removable limbs)/Chewie (w/net), and Hoth Rebel Soldier/Snowtrooper.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: RichardTheBloody on September 6, 2006, 03:51 PM
ok, i gotta at least get the Lando/Luke and Snowtrooper/Hoth Rebel sets, but where in the nine corellian hells is the Emperor's Royal Guard?! (sighs) I'll probly have to wait til they do an AT-AT driver/Veers set in 08, or a Ki-Adi Mundi/Bacara set (they could just repaint the snowtrooper and they got the Galactic Marines more or less, so it MIGHT happen... provided they don't kill the line next year
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on September 6, 2006, 04:55 PM
That is a good looking line-up. AND the army-builders are together!  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Marshallmario on September 10, 2006, 10:22 AM
   Hi ! Longtime lurker. I love following everyones Kubrick adventures and got sucked into the Galactic Heroes when I thought they would just be a couple of cute figures for my desk. That was about 40 figures ago!
   Just noticed on Entertainment Earth they now are coming out with Marvel Superheroes just like the Galactic Heroes. Why didn't I think of that? Opens up a huge new amount of Figures. Is Batman far behind? Here is the link: (hope that is okay)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMV78117AA
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on October 23, 2006, 10:42 PM
Finally came across the newest GH wave today at Target, including Wedge/TIE Pilot, Sandtrooper/Ben, and Luke & Han Stormies.  I've seen the Greedo/Han set plenty over the past month, but this was the first I've seen of the other three.  All three Stormtooper fgures had the black stripe (fixed) on the helmet too.  First GH I've bought in ages, since there's been absolutely no OT figures in this line for well over a year now, I think.  This new wave looks pretty sharp, so hopefully they get some more OT ones in the mix soon here, and not just all that repainted crap in those stupid 10-packs that are forthcoming...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 25, 2006, 10:55 AM
I got a shipping notification from BBTS this morning for the next wave of Galactic Heroes (Lando/Luke, Leia/Vader, Hoth Soldier/Snowtrooper, Removable Limbs 3PO/Chewie), so they might be on their way to retail before too much longer.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on October 26, 2006, 04:50 AM
These were picked up at a Target in AZ.

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/MVC-010S.JPG)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on October 26, 2006, 05:03 AM
Yikes!  I finally find the ANH wave yesterday, and now you tell me I'm not even caught up with these things?!  >:(

Thanks for the tip nonetheless, Robb.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: MetalJedi on October 26, 2006, 06:27 AM
Thanks for the tip nonetheless, Robb.

Not a problem.  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on October 26, 2006, 09:38 AM
Interesting that the snowtrooper is on the wrong side for the packaging photo- I remember there being one like this earlier in the line, and it was eventually corrected- a bounty hunter set I believe-
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on October 26, 2006, 09:47 AM
I wish I would have gotten in on these from the beginning... I like each and every one that comes out.  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 26, 2006, 10:46 AM
I like them and keep buying them but only because I've been able to find good deals online, either at shops or ebay.  As usual, we lag behind pretty severely up here.  The other issue I have is rehashes of the figures and just changing a hand position isn't enough to entice me. 

Looking at the most recent sets, I'm inclined to get three of the four, but is Vader yet another rehash? (what can you really do at this scale?) And is Luke new? 

I take these things and open them, dump them in a basket and my daughter plays with them occasionally.  I'll reclaim them down the road, but I'm not complete, especially after sending my Falcon to MikeyD.  I'd thought I'd be able to pick one up locally as there were tons at TRU but suddenly they all disappeared without ever going on clearance :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 26, 2006, 10:50 AM
but is Vader yet another rehash? (what can you really do at this scale?) And is Luke new? 

Luke is new and "Bespiny" -

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/9-06/gh_luke_lando_loose.jpg)

I beleive that Vader is a new pose as well; he has a one-handed, fencing style pose -

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/9-06/gh_leia_vader_loose.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on October 26, 2006, 10:57 AM
  I'll reclaim them down the road, but I'm not complete, especially after sending my Falcon to MikeyD. 

And I thank you for that.

The boy's not quite old enough to play with these yet, so all of mine are still carded and hanging on the wall.  Eventually I'll (or he'll) be able to open them.

Still need to track down the Luke and Han stormie set, but I'm all caught up for what I need after I managed to grab the original X-wing set for cheap money off of someone at 'Scum (minus the newest wave, obviously).

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 26, 2006, 11:30 AM
You and the boy are most welcome.  No doubt it's in a place where it will be be appreciated and utilized to a much, much greater extent.  When I sent it I fully expected to walk into TRU and pick one up, but they were all gone.  Weird.  But it's not like the house doesn't have a Millenium Falcon of some sort in it, so it's not that bad.

Jeff,
Thanks for the pictures, I can justify buying both of those sets based on that information.  I think the only set I'll forgo is the Chewie/C-3PO set. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 5, 2006, 02:22 PM
My daughter and I just spent the last 2 hours ripping into all of my (previously) carded Galactic Heroes.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/IMG_3264-GH-50.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/IMG_3264-GH.jpg)
(click pic for bigger version)

Padme and Leia are missing because she's still playing with them.  ;)  As well, the 2 Vaders (and the Holo Emperor and Obi-Wan that were packaged with them are missing too since I'm keeping them carded - gotta hit eBay to find loose ones).

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/IMG_3263-GH2-50.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on November 5, 2006, 07:18 PM
Nice Pic ;D

My 6 year old daughter played with our box of loose GH, and watched return of the jedi twice this weekend, because she likes that Jabba guy. I just hope she isn't attracted to Hot Wheel collecting scalpers when she gets older  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 5, 2006, 08:05 PM
Nice Pic ;D

My 6 year old daughter played with our box of loose GH, and watched return of the jedi twice this weekend, because she likes that Jabba guy. I just hope she isn't attracted to Hot Wheel collecting scalpers when she gets older  ;)

 :D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on November 8, 2006, 02:08 PM
The Galactic Heroes are starting to become more fun to collect than their 3.75" counterparts because of the new tooling and OT subject matter. 

I sure hope I can find that new Geonosis Arena ten pack (they're out now) - I need a lot of the figures that are in there.

The other sets I can pass on.  There are not enough new figures in them to warrant a purchase.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2006, 02:14 PM
Y'see, my ever cranky self sees the same issue with GH as I do with the regular figures.  A boxed set of GH is like buying a tin from Hasbro.  I have to buy 3 or more figures I don't need to get something I do. 

I think they're neat, cute and eminently collectible.  I just hate how they're handled.  As with everything Hasbro these days the best approach is to just sit back and wait and see what happens.  They're bound to be re-released in one form or another down the road or after the heat wears off, they'll be cheap to find. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 8, 2006, 02:19 PM
I'm definitely going to buy the 10-packs when I see them.

The duplicate figures aren't much of an issue for me I guess because I have those "duplicate" boys who will end up with them when they are old enough.  Now, the boys can each have their own Han/Luke/Vader/whoever thanks to the duplicates in the packs and they can fight over share the others.   ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2006, 02:36 PM
That's a huge advantage and a nice one to have.  I'd probably be ok with the notion of just giving the extras to my daughter, if she didn't already own all of them already.  It's a bit of a battle between the GH stuff and the Polly Pockets you know.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: RichardTheBloody on November 8, 2006, 02:51 PM
The ten packs are good for those of us that got into them late as well, and missed out on the first few waves...I wouldn't have a Darth Maul right now if they hadn't re-released em. If i can find em up here, i'm gonna get at least one of each...it would be nice if they did army builder packs of clones and stormtroopers too (sorry, residual 4 inch figure influence LOL) I wonder if they have more vehicles in the pipeline as well (either Vader's TIE, or a Shuttle would be sweet...tho as cool as an AT-AT would be, it'd be a bit much since they re did them this year) And how awesome would a GH "Hunt for Grievous" 10 pk be? (the ARCs, Ki Adi Mundi, Shaak Ti, Aayla, Grievous and K'Kruhk? It'd give them a chance to do more figures that haven't been done in that scale, or at all (K'Kruhk for example)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on November 11, 2006, 08:27 AM
If these (the 10 packs) are $25.00 or so, that isn't a bad deal. I might think about "splitting" some sets and giving loose extras as stocking stuffers. Then I get some of the 1-per box ones and still make use of the rest.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 17, 2006, 01:41 PM
I picked up the 10-packs today at Target. 

I didn't notice at first, but they were on sale.  The shelf tag said $19.99, but they rang up at only $18.99 plus tax.  Repacks and repaints aside, $20 and change for 10 little figures is a pretty good deal. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on November 20, 2006, 08:26 AM
I'll have to stop in and look at my Target !

I love the idea of these. They are perfect the way they are. I am thinking my son will leave the to display in the box as he has most of them already.

I just want to see them for myself.

WIth the Marvel hero versions on the way as well, his shelves will be getting as filled as mine !  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Marshallmario on November 21, 2006, 12:53 PM
Hey ! 2 notes of interest (maybe)
  Hasbrotoyshop.com has the newer wave of 2-pacs up (under new items) with the snowtropper for 4.99 again. Free ship on 50.00 purchase.
  Big bad toy store has wave 2 of the Marvel Galatic Heroes up for pre-order with pix.
  Hope this post is ok here.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 21, 2006, 02:48 PM
Hasbrotoyshop.com has the newer wave of 2-pacs up (under new items) with the snowtropper for 4.99 again.

Thanks for the heads up.  At just $5 per 2-pack, these are just as cheap as retail even with the shipping!   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on November 21, 2006, 03:39 PM
Yes, thanks for the tip!  I bought all of them except for the 3PO/Chewie set.  With my recent find of the Geonosis 10 pack, I'm all caught up with these little buggers.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on November 26, 2006, 09:23 AM
I am very impressed witht he new 2-packs. I love the little Hammerhead. I can't wait for that one and very surprised to see Durge.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 26, 2006, 05:26 PM
I am very impressed witht he new 2-packs. I love the little Hammerhead.

(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/products/87314d68f68_Main400.jpg)

He looks great!  Gotta have it!

I love this line, but with no end in sight, I may begin to focus on OT and pass on the CW ones.  Maybe.

(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/products/87310376dcc8_Main400.jpg)(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/products/873121dba358_Main400.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on November 27, 2006, 09:18 AM
Its great to see some pics of some of the new GH on the way.  I'm really glad they are putting out a Hammerhead, he was always my favorite of the "background" aliens.  The Clone Wars ones are pretty nice too.  I always went into these planning to only collect the Original Trilogy ones, but drifted off a little bit and have a few of the ROTS offerings as well (and the Obi-Wan/Maul 2 pack).  I'll probably pick up these Clone Wars ones, but I might try to focus back on just the OT ones.  It seems like Hasbro might finally realize how popular this line is, so we might have quite a few on the way - and space is at a premium :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on November 27, 2006, 10:29 AM
- and space is at a premium :).

That's the great thing about these little buggers - you can fit a lot of them on a shelf!

But seriously, I'll keep supporting this line as long as the Big H continues to invest in it with new tooling and the occassional repaint.  From the looks of things, I'm very happy with their tooing investment.  The last few waves have been great.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: RichardTheBloody on December 3, 2006, 12:28 AM
I just like the look of em, they've got that cool Anime/SD look to them. I managed to snag the Wedge/TIE pilot set the other day, and now i'm kicking myself for passing on the X-Wing vehicle when i saw it last year :-[


Now if they do an R5 like they did R2, I'd have Wedge and his droid, (Mynock or Gate, depending on which book you read ;D)

Anyone know if more vehicles are in the pipeline for these guys? They did the X-Wing, Falcon, speederbikes, the Naboo Fighter, tauntauns, that Xwing racer thing and the landspeeder, but did they do any Imperial vehicles? Am i nuts thinking that a shuttle for these guys would be both awesome and insane? ;D Or even a CW "Space Whale" gunship, complete with ARCs
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on December 4, 2006, 11:36 AM
No vehicles planned, but I could see them re-release some of the ones you mentioned as the prices continue to climb on the secondary market. 

The new 10 packs are nice too, despite the fact that 95% of them are repacks.

Great value too - 10 figs for $20.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on December 5, 2006, 12:44 PM
Nioe to see the Maul and Sith Speeder Rumors pan out as well.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-06/gh_tatmaul.jpg)

I like the little speeder, I hope they keep trying to work more of them into the line somehow...

- Endor Leia and Speeder Bike
- Paploo and Speeder Bike
- Ep2 Clone (Yellow) and Speeder Bike
- BARC and BARC Speeder
- Battle Droid and STAP
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on December 5, 2006, 01:29 PM
You know the new 10 packs would have been a great opportunity for Hasbro to re-release some of the older sets/beasts a lot of us are missing. 

A Hoth set would've been neat:

Wampa
TaunTaun
Luke Hoth
Han Hoth
Rebel Trooper
Snow Trooper
Chewie (with snow)
Vader (with snow)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on December 7, 2006, 11:11 AM
For those that missed out like me on all four sets from the latest wave.  Click here (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&PG=6).  Then go to the proceeding pages for all of the latest wave that is "in stock" now.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jkno on December 10, 2006, 12:47 PM
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Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jaderose75 on December 13, 2006, 01:32 PM
OK, we bought my son some galactic heroes last year 'cause we thought they were cute and this year he wants more. We have been getting him different things, but on some auction sites they have an x-wing and millennium falcon. Are these new or are people selling stuff they bought before? My hubbie and I have been looking at all the stores and haven't seen any vehicles at all. We found and bought all the cinema scenes which I had also seen on those sites, but no vehicles. Sorry if it's a stupid question, but I'm not a collector (yet), just trying to get my son a Christmas present. Thanks for anyone who can give me an answer!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jaderose75 on December 13, 2006, 01:35 PM
Oh, yeah. We've checked Walmart, Target, Toys r Us, and Shopko... Are there any other places we should check? We're in Oregon. Any info would help!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on December 13, 2006, 01:51 PM
There are not any ships available at retail currently. They must be re-sells. They have been a fairly popular aftermarket item- if I remember right retail on the x wing was 20 and falcon was 30, but they fetch more than that now. They will most likely be re-released in 07 due to the lines success, but that won't help with the christmas shopping. Good luck!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on December 13, 2006, 01:52 PM
The vehicles came out early in the line when i believe they were still under the Playskool brand. Chances are you won't find them in stores anymore. They did release a smaller EU vehicle with a X-wing Luke. I saw that recently at a KB toys.

Hope that helps.  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on December 13, 2006, 01:56 PM
The Millenium Falcon and X-Wing were originally released in 03-04.  I know the Falcon got re-released minus a few pack in figures a year ago, but not too sure about the X-Wing.  Case in point - you're not going to find these at retail.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on December 14, 2006, 07:56 AM
I was stacking up recent purchases the other day, and these 10 packs are great!  I love the way they look in the window boxes, and am having a hard time putting my opener habits into gear. But at less than $2.00 a figure, they should be set free and the extras made into stocking stuffers. When I first heard about them, I was ticked. I figured $30.00 and a bunch of figures I didn't want. But these things not only have a load of main characters, they have a bunch of stormtroopers too, with different levels of damage in different places.
I'm not sure there is much room in the line for additional large packs like this (maybe hoth and tatooine) but these 4 turned out nice.
Title: Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes 10-Packs
Post by: David on December 23, 2006, 07:37 PM
The cinema scene packs are very cool, and one of Hasbro's greatest ideas ever. I only have gotten the bounty hunters myself, but want the geonosis arena one really bad! They are also good for saving money, great price, and the exclusive repaints are super!  8)

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on December 27, 2006, 10:29 PM
Um...What happened to the 10 packs?  I figured I'd wait until after the holidays to pick them up and now I can't find a single set anywhere.  Were these a one time shot deal or will they continue to ship?  I noticed the same thing about the Unleashed sets, haven't seen any of them since the cinema sets vanished.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on December 28, 2006, 06:31 AM
I haven't spotted them in a couple of weeks myself- Maybe they will order more after inventory time  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 4, 2007, 01:28 PM
I found two of the cinema scenes on clearance for $10 each at Target this afternoon - the Bounty Hunters and Death Star Escape.  I wasn't originally going to buy these as all I really wanted was the Blackhole stormtrooper and Imperial R2 unit, but for $10 each I couldn't pass them up.  Maybe I'll give the extras to my son's daycare for the kids to play with.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 4, 2007, 01:33 PM
That's a good idea (taking the extras to day care). 

I'd pick them up too if I found them.  I can't believe these are going away already...they just arrived, what, two months ago?

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on January 4, 2007, 01:46 PM
I found them at a TRU last week, but they were $24.99 so I didn't pick them up.  I have a feeling that would have been the last time I'll have seen them though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jadesfire on January 4, 2007, 07:19 PM
Has Bespin Leia been released yet??  I haven't seen it but I haven't been looking that hard either. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 4, 2007, 07:28 PM
Has Bespin Leia been released yet??  I haven't seen it but I haven't been looking that hard either. 

She's out.  I ordered from Hasbro online a few weeks back, but I saw her (and the rest of her wave) at a Walmart yesterday.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jadesfire on January 4, 2007, 09:16 PM
Crap-I'd better get down to Wally world tomorrow then and see what's on the shelf.  Thanks Mikey!!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on January 5, 2007, 04:53 AM
I've seen the Bespin wave probably 10 or so times over the past couple months, Beth.  Holler if you can't find the Leia, and I'll see if I can track one down for you, as I've passed more than a few of them up in recent weeks.  That said, has anyone ever seen the Hoth set (Snowtrooper/Rebel Soldier) at retail?  I've seen plenty of the three Bespin sets, but never he Hoth set that was supposedly shipping with them, as the fourth set.  I know they'd make for good "army building", but still...  Any sitings of that set, or am I not alone in never seeing that one?

Um...What happened to the 10 packs?  I figured I'd wait until after the holidays to pick them up and now I can't find a single set anywhere.  Were these a one time shot deal or will they continue to ship?  I noticed the same thing about the Unleashed sets, haven't seen any of them since the cinema sets vanished.

Target put 'em both on clearance a couple weeks ago, that's what happened, Mike.  So when they hit 50% off at a measely $10, they all but disappeared.  I'd figure in the Land o' Targets out there that you'd still be able to track some of them down if you looked everywhere, but perhaps not.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on January 5, 2007, 07:26 AM
Target put 'em both on clearance a couple weeks ago, that's what happened, Mike.  So when they hit 50% off at a measely $10, they all but disappeared.  I'd figure in the Land o' Targets out there that you'd still be able to track some of them down if you looked everywhere, but perhaps not.

I thought we would do well out here in the land of Targets too- but snowspeeders, kit Fistos fighter, the tins, mace's squad, and these GH 10 packs were gone overnight. For one thing, the stores really ordered very little of the product. I was hitting 3-4 targets 3-4 times a week before and after christmas, and never saw large quantities of anything except 1 store had 20 shuttles, and another had 40 plus snowspeeders. I was sure those would hit clearance, but one day I went in, and there were 2 shuttles left at full price- I was lucky enough to find one Mace pack at 9.99, and that was it. The snowspeeders sat in large quantities at 21.00, then were gone and I never even saw if they got marked down again.

The GH 10 packs, I never saw more than a single case on the shelves. I doubt the stores here ordered more than a few cases each.  :-\

I don't know if TRU is still getting them, but Entertainment Earth does have them. at 109.00 a case it is just a couple dollars more each than TRU- a far cry for $10 each though- that would have been sweet.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on January 5, 2007, 12:59 PM
Thanks for typing that up Dan.   ;)  That would have taken awhile.

Matt - I found the Bespin sets last night at a WM (only the second time I've ever seen the wave minus the Snowtrooper set the first time)  They did have a single Snowtrooper/Rebel trooper which I snagged.  I can keep my eyes out for another if you'd like.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on January 6, 2007, 05:25 AM
Matt - I found the Bespin sets last night at a WM (only the second time I've ever seen the wave minus the Snowtrooper set the first time)  They did have a single Snowtrooper/Rebel trooper which I snagged.  I can keep my eyes out for another if you'd like.

Thanks for the offer Mike, but don't sweat it.  I'll find one of those damned things eventually (I live for the thrill of the hunt!).

Although you guys live in the homebase of Target, I think the area of L.A. around me is probably the #1 spot for Targets in the country.  I can't imagine there possibly being more in such a confined area than what we have within less than an hour of me, which would be over 30 stores.  :o  So I guess my Target luck is better than most, which I'm extremely lucky to have.

I'll keep an eye out for some more of those 50% off GH Cinema Scenes for folks still in need, just in case.  Saw a bunch of them just last week (gone now)...  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on January 6, 2007, 10:34 AM
I found the snowtrooper/hoth rebel this morning at a local Wal Mart (Minnesota) after their aisle re-set. They looked to have put out about 3 of each 2 pack, but there was only 1 snowtrooper set. I'm sure it will become plentiful enough soon-
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 6, 2007, 07:56 PM
After receiving the Jedi vs Sith pack from Santa, I was interested in finding out how repaints were in each.  Based on pics of the other 10-packs online, here's what I found out:

NOTE: SEE POST BELOW (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=1529.msg277882#msg277882) FOR MORE ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS.

Battle of Geonosis

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87512lg.jpg)

___ Anakin Skywalker - repack
___ Battle Droid (yellow dot) - repaint
___ C-3PO (gold and brown) - repaint
___ Clone Trooper (blue) - repaint
___ Clone Trooper (green) - repaint
___ Geonosian - "new" / repaint of Playskool version
___ Jango Fett - repack
___ Obi-Wan Kenobi - repack
___ Padme Amidala - repack
___ Super Battle Droid (dirty) - repaint


Death Star Escape

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87509lg.jpg)

___ C-3PO - repack
___ Chewbacca - repack
___ Darth Vader - repack
___ Han Solo - repack
___ Imperial Droid - "new" / repaint of R2-D2
___ Luke Skywalker - repack (but blaster instead of saber)
___ Princess Leia - repack
___ Obi-Wan Kenobi - repack
___ R2-D2 - repack
___ Stormtrooper (dirty) - repaint


Jedi vs Sith

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87511lg.jpg)

___ Anakin Skywalker (Sith Eyes) - repack
___ Clone Trooper (purple) - "new" / repaint of Clone
___ Clone Trooper (red) - repack
___ Count Dooku - repack
___ Emperor Palpatine - repaint of ROTS Palpatine -> black with white trim
___ General Grievous - repack
___ Kit Fisto - repack
___ Mace Windu - repack
___ Obi-Wan Kenobi - repack
___ Yoda - repack


Vader's Bounty Hunters

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87510lg.jpg)

___ 4-LOM - repack
___ Boba Fett - repack
___ Bossk - repack
___ Darth Vader - repack
___ Dengar - repack
___ IG-88 - repack
___ Shadow Stormtrooper - "new" / repaint
___ Stormtrooper (dirty) - repaint #2
___ Stormtrooper (dirty) - repaint #3
___ Zuckuss - repack

Can anyone confirm whether the 3 Stormtroopers all have different "dirty" paint apps?

Feel free to chime in with anything different you've noticed.  :)

NOTE: SEE POST BELOW (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=1529.msg277882#msg277882) FOR MORE ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on January 6, 2007, 08:38 PM


Can anyone confirm whether the 3 Stormtroopers all have different "dirty" paint apps?

Feel free to chime in with anything different you've noticed.  :)

They do all have different dirty paint apps-  The one that looks like it may be clean has one "blast" mark on his left knee. If I remember right from comparing them in the stores, the sets all looked the same (had the same patterns)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 6, 2007, 09:22 PM

Can anyone confirm whether the 3 Stormtroopers all have different "dirty" paint apps?


They do all have different dirty paint apps-  The one that looks like it may be clean has one "blast" mark on his left knee. If I remember right from comparing them in the stores, the sets all looked the same (had the same patterns)

Thanks Dan, that's exactly what I needed to know.  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on January 7, 2007, 12:34 AM
I'm a little pissed off as to why the Marvel GH stuff is 4.99 yet the SW GH stuff is 5.88 or what not  >:(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on January 7, 2007, 10:31 AM
The Geonosian isn't new, it's a repaint of the one that came with the old Reek Playskook set.  The old one was a darker color and could probably be considered a "grunt" whereas the new one has a more "regal" air to him.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 7, 2007, 04:33 PM
The Geonosian isn't new, it's a repaint of the one that came with the old Reek Playskook set.  The old one was a darker color and could probably be considered a "grunt" whereas the new one has a more "regal" air to him.

Dang, I totally forgot about the Playskool sets.  I only have the X-Wing one, so I'm less familiar with what was included.  Thanks for the heads up, Mikey.  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on January 10, 2007, 01:25 PM
Also not mentioned is the EP4 Luke.  He now has a blaster instead of a saber.  I also believe that a few of the paint apps on some figs, such as Grievous are a bit different.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 11, 2007, 01:23 AM
Also not mentioned is the EP4 Luke.  He now has a blaster instead of a saber.

Thanks Jim, I hadn't noticed the change in weapon for Luke.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 17, 2007, 03:33 AM
After receiving the Jedi vs Sith pack from Santa, I was interested in finding out how repaints were in each.  Based on pics of the other 10-packs online, here's what I found out:

Here's an update after further "investigation":  ;)


Battle of Geonosis

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87512lg.jpg)

___ Anakin Skywalker - repaint (minor)
___ Battle Droid - repaint (yellow dot)
___ C-3PO - repaint (gold and brown)
___ Clone Trooper (blue) - "new" / repaint of Clone
___ Clone Trooper (red) - "new" / repaint of Clone
___ Geonosian - "new" / repaint of Playskool version
___ Jango Fett - retool (new backpack)
___ Obi-Wan Kenobi - repack
___ Padme Amidala - repack
___ Super Battle Droid - repaint (dirty)


Death Star Escape

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87509lg.jpg)

___ C-3PO - repaint (minor change in colour)
___ Chewbacca - repack
___ Darth Vader - repaint (minor)
___ Han Solo - repack
___ Imperial Droid - "new" / repaint of R2-D2
___ Luke Skywalker - retool (blaster instead of saber)
___ Princess Leia - repack
___ Obi-Wan Kenobi - repack
___ R2-D2 - repack
___ Stormtrooper - repaint #1 (dirty)


Jedi vs Sith

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87511lg.jpg)

___ Anakin Skywalker (Sith Eyes) - repack
___ Clone Trooper (purple) - "new" / repaint of Clone
___ Clone Trooper (red) - repaint (dirty)
___ Count Dooku - repaint (minor)
___ Emperor Palpatine - repaint of ROTS Palpatine
___ General Grievous - repack
___ Kit Fisto - repack
___ Mace Windu - repack
___ Obi-Wan Kenobi - repaint (minor)
___ Yoda - repack


Vader's Bounty Hunters

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHS87510lg.jpg)

___ 4-LOM - repaint (minor)
___ Boba Fett - repack
___ Bossk - repack
___ Darth Vader - repaint (minor)
___ Dengar - repack
___ IG-88 - repack
___ Shadow Stormtrooper - "new" / repaint of Stormtrooper
___ Stormtrooper - repaint #2 (dirty)
___ Stormtrooper - repaint #3 (dirty)
___ Zuckuss - repack


There are a lot more repaints in each set than I initially thought.  Although a number of the repaints are very subtle changes, they are different nonetheless, if that's important to you.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 19, 2007, 04:49 PM
I like them and keep buying them but only because I've been able to find good deals online, either at shops or ebay.

Just wondering Brent, is there a particular site you've found frequent good deals?   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on January 20, 2007, 02:21 AM
Hasbrotoyshop.com is where I've been getting them at $4.99 for most of what I've wanted thus far.  No snowtrooper in stock currently :'(  I'm no longer complete and not trying to stay as such, but a snowtrooper is required.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on January 25, 2007, 03:50 AM
Hasbrotoyshop.com is where I've been getting them at $4.99 for most of what I've wanted thus far.  No snowtrooper in stock currently :'(  I'm no longer complete and not trying to stay as such, but a snowtrooper is required.

I still haven't seen that damned thing yet either.  >:(

Haven't seen any of the previous couple waves in quite some time, actually.  Tons of the prior sets still clogging the pegs everywhere, unfortunately.  Hopefully those past couple waves start trickling out again in greater numbers for all the folks who have missed out on them.

I wonder how long 'til the next couple of waves hit:

Anakin (Tattoo) & ARC Trooper
Darth Maul & Sith Speeder Bike
Hammerhead & Figrin D'an
Obi-Wan Kenobi & Durge (Clone Wars)

Leia Boushh & Han Solo (presumably with the carbonite slab)
Jedi Luke & Darth Vader
Royal Guard & Imperial Gunner
Ponda Baba & Snaggletooth

RS mentioned tonight that there's at least four more 2-packs on tap after those, plus a couple more 10-pack Cinema Scenes of the Cantina Band and a Cantina Encounter.  Interesting.  How many repacks could they stick in those two sets, I wonder...?  Obviously four from above, plus Luke, Ben, Han, Chewie, Greedo, and maybe the Sandtrooper or a Stormie.  Did I miss anyone?  Would they dare make a new Evazan or Wuher?  I'm guessing they'll retool the Figrin Dan figure above to have a whole bunch of different instruments (ala the Luke saber/blaster switcheroo).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2007, 08:07 AM
I caught 1 snowtrooper set a couple of weeks ago at a Wal Mart, that has been my only sighting of that figure.
These 10 packs are great, particularly at the $20 price point. This line needs a tie fighter though. If they do I'm sure it will be Darth's.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jadesfire on January 26, 2007, 06:34 AM
I'm holding out hope I'll find Leia locally since ordering just one set from Hasbro.com costs $10.00  ::).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 30, 2007, 10:12 AM
New images have shown up of another new wave of Galactic Heroes:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2007/GH07wave2-tn.jpg)

I must say, I'm really impressed with Hasbro's investment in this line - we haven't really seen any repaints/rehashes for a while now.

Knock on wood.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on January 30, 2007, 10:22 AM
Thanks for posting that ruiner, the whole lineup looks pretty good.  I'm surprised at how expansive this line has started to get, where we're getting more and more "background" type characters all the time.  Even the repeated figures, such as Luke and Vader here, have been changed up to make them different.  Looks nice.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 30, 2007, 11:17 PM
Absolutely superb.  They all look great, especially the Royal Guard and Leia Boushh.  I'll be adding these to my collection for sure.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on January 31, 2007, 04:45 PM
I'll definately add the Vader ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on February 1, 2007, 03:59 AM
Yeah, that next wave looks quite nice, though the "fencing" poses on Luke and Darth seem a bit odd.  I hope that Leia comes with a Boushh helmet as well, and Han with a Carbonite slab.  That'd make this wave near perfect.

Now if only I could get that stupid Snowtrooper set outta the way first...  >:(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 1, 2007, 04:08 AM
Now if only I could get that stupid Snowtrooper set outta the way first...  >:(

Exactly, but I need the whole damn wave.  TRU was my only option for GH since WM hasn't carried them for years, but now they've eliminated their pegs too.  I'm just hoping it's a lull in their ordering and it will change soon...  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on February 1, 2007, 06:29 PM
Hasbrotoyshop (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=217&ID=18435) has the elusive Hoth set in stock....for $6.99.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on February 1, 2007, 06:34 PM
Hasbrotoyshop (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=217&ID=18435) has the elusive Hoth set in stock....for $6.99.

Not anymore.  Once you add it to your cart it says they are out of stock ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on February 1, 2007, 06:52 PM
That sucks.  I didn't even try to add it because I've already got one.  Sorry about that. 

On an unrelated note - Promo CATWEB10 will give you 10% your entire order.  Not that special, but I finally picked up an Ultra MF and another 501st.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on February 1, 2007, 07:13 PM
No worries.  And the rolly eyes were for HTS.com, not you.  I've seen that little trick from them a lot lately.  Add to cart, go to next page, remove from cart.  Aaargh. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2007, 12:12 AM
I hope that Leia comes with a Boushh helmet as well, and Han with a Carbonite slab. 

Thanks to Toy Fair we now know the answer...

That Carbonite Slab is great and I am glad both Leia and Vader come with Helmets.   :)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2007/Hasbro/TF_2007_Hasbro_0111.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 11, 2007, 01:12 AM
This image isn't of newly announced figures, but it just reminds me that Hammerhead is the cutest damn figure.  Ever.  :D

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2007/Hasbro/TF_2007_Hasbro_0110.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on February 14, 2007, 11:28 AM
Then you'll be happy to know that he's been spotted, in Texas:

http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Galactic_Heroes_Wave_12_Found_103628.asp (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Galactic_Heroes_Wave_12_Found_103628.asp)

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on February 14, 2007, 06:50 PM
It'll probably be another month or two till I see these new sets.  Distribution seemed like it was flowing very smoothly with all of the two packs until the Han/Luke stormie wave hit which started, what back in November?  The last wave was a nightmare for me to track down - especially that damned Hoth set.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 15, 2007, 03:33 AM
...it just reminds me that Hammerhead is the cutest damn figure.  Ever.  :D


Then you'll be happy to know that he's been spotted, in Texas:


Holy crap, already?  I haven't even found the Bespin wave yet!  I think it's time to break down and order them online.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2007, 07:40 AM
distribution and restocking on these has been shoddy since the holidays in my neck of the woods. I found 1 snowtrooper, and saw leia bespin a couple of times (Wal Mart and Kohls). I just worry that some of these new ones will be in future 10 packs, which are a great value and are sure to have a figure or 2 you can't get anywhere else.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 15, 2007, 03:51 PM
I just worry that some of these new ones will be in future 10 packs, which are a great value and are sure to have a figure or 2 you can't get anywhere else.

Tell me about it.  The (french?) rumor that there will be a Cantina 10-pack makes so much sense, and the decisions to hold off or not are killing me.  The super-duper difficulty of tracking down the original 10-packs isn't helping.  With any luck, though, the repaints will be of a more uninteresting variety to the non-completist.  I might guess:

Vest Han
Greedo
Hammerhead
Ponda Baba
Hood down Obi Wan
Tatooine Luke
Chewbacca
Bith (different instrument?)
Snaggletooth (blue - nod to vintage variant?)
Sandtrooper (grey or black pauldron, and sandy?)

Also, any word if clone-armor-Obi or Durge can actually sit on a speeder bike?  Seems ridiculous if they can't, but the ROTS clones already weren't great at it, and that cape looks like bad news.  Plus, there's the precident set by giving wedge that inexplicable x-wing-impossible wingspan and making a tie-pilot that couldn't fit in any tie cockpit I could ever dream up.



Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Darth Slothus on February 18, 2007, 04:08 AM
Picked these up tonite (durge wave)

I was on the fence about continuing with this line what with all the mass product hasbro is ******** out and all. Dammit, though, after I saw the Durge I had to get all of them :(.

DS
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 20, 2007, 02:07 AM
I haven't even found the Bespin wave yet!  I think it's time to break down and order them online.

I guess my whining paid off.  ;)  I found 3 of 4 from the ESB wave at TRU a couple days ago and then lucked out and found the fourth piece of the puzzle (Snowtrooper & Hoth Trooper) today.  Boo yah!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 22, 2007, 09:35 AM
According to this report (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Whats_Next_For_Galactic_Heroes_103814.asp) from RS, we might be seeing some more new Galactic Heroes later this year:

Garindan and Duros
AT-AT Driver and AT-AT Commander
Han Solo and Logray
Imperial Officer and Death Star Trooper
Anakin Skywalker and Padme (possible repacks?)
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jango Fett (possible repacks?)

If this list turns out to be true, I continue to be impressed with the "minor" characters we're seeing in this line.  Its turning out to be quite a collection overall.  I'm thinking the Han Solo with Logray might be the Endor version, since that's about the only one we don't already have (or have on the way).  Seeing that AT-AT pack, we really could use a GH-style AT-AT, couldn't we? :P  I'm not counting on that, but it would be cool.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 23, 2007, 10:13 AM
I made a stop at Target on my way to work this morning and found the latest wave of 2-packs (Clone Wars/Tatooine).

I almost passed on the Clone Wars sets (Durge is such a lame character IMHO, he belongs in GI Joe not SW), but I figured what the heck because the CW Armored Obi-Wan was pretty neat and the ROTS Clone is always welcome. 

All of the sets were just 1x per case, it looked like they put out 1 box of this case assortment (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS85208S) - 1x each of the new sets, 1x each of the Bespin sets, then 4 older sets to fill out the box.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on February 23, 2007, 11:54 AM
Ewww, the new sets are only one per case?  Not cool.

Hopefully your luck will spread south as I plan on hitting Target after work...

Quite honestly, I get more excited collecting these buggers than I do the basic figures...maybe it's because there are no accessories or stands to mess with after I open them - straight to the shelf they go.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 23, 2007, 12:21 PM
I haven't seen these yet around here, but I've been looking.  Both Target and TRU have been sold out of these for awhile, and haven't restocked, and Wal-Mart has a few of the Han/Greedo wave sets on the pegs.  I think the newer ones "may" have been there recently, but I don't know what they are all packed with.  I saw the Bespin/Hoth sets, as well as some repacked figures on the red/black cards.

I agree, I really enjoy picking these up too - nice and simple.  They do seem to sell quickly though, at least around here.  In the past I've often preordered them through BBTS, but that's getting more expensive.  I've got the next couple waves preordered just in case, but the prices are closer to $8 per two pack now, and that starts getting a little steep.  Hasbro seems to have a good thing going with this concept now though, as the Marvel packs seem to be selling pretty good here too.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on February 23, 2007, 12:45 PM
They aren't for you any more Brian.  You'll soon be abdicating possession of these to a more suitably targeted audience.   ;)

Hoth wave has been up here, but I haven't yet scored a snowtrooper. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 23, 2007, 12:51 PM
Quote
They aren't for you any more Brian.  You'll soon be abdicating possession of these to a more suitably targeted audience.   

Of course, that's why I've been picking them all along ;).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 23, 2007, 08:56 PM
You'll soon be abdicating possession of these to a more suitably targeted audience.   ;)

Ain't that the truth... both boys wanted a closer look at (er, taste of) the Cantina 2-Pack while I was opening up my sets tonight.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/photos/logan_GH.jpg)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/photos/liam_GH.jpg)

Still too little to play with them, but they sure love to try!   :D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on February 23, 2007, 08:58 PM
I would suggest they are suffering from hunger rather than curiousity, but the bulk of the evidence suggests otherwise  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on February 24, 2007, 02:40 PM
So you're letting your boys do the dirty work of opening up your figures Jeff??  That's just.....wrong   ;)

Oh, I found the Anakin/Dooku & Obi-Wan/Maul GH's this morning on the newer packaging with the white/red/black.  I was so confused as I thought I've never seen these before - almost bought them, but I put 2 and 2 together.  Thanks for trying to confuse me Hasbro!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 26, 2007, 10:02 AM
I must have just missed the new wave at our local Target this weekend.  I was able to grab the Anakin/Clonetrooper (Clone Wars) two pack, but none of the other new ones were there.  There was a Han/Luke Stormy pack, as well as a Bespin Leia/Vader pack there as well.  I was happy to find at least one new one, but I was really hoping for the Hammerhead/Figrin D'an pack (and the Obi-Wan in Armor).  Hopefully they won't be too tough to find eventually, they sure do sell fast.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on February 26, 2007, 05:53 PM
Here's some pics from Hasbro of NEW Galactic Heroes to be released:

Han and Leia (http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=18879)
Luke and Vader (http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=18888)
Royal Guard and Imperial Gunner (http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=18889)
Ponda Baba & Snaggletooth (http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=18890)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Madcow on February 27, 2007, 02:50 PM
I must have just missed the new wave at our local Target this weekend.  I was able to grab the Anakin/Clonetrooper (Clone Wars) two pack, but none of the other new ones were there.

Same with me today at my local TRU. That was the only one there...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on February 28, 2007, 09:26 AM
Man I can't find any of these anywhere. The only one I found was the Bespin Leia. My son is like two waves behind ! !!  :'(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Marshallmario on February 28, 2007, 10:56 AM
  I think Target is the place to keep checking. I found Darth, Durge, Hammerhead and Snowtrooper pacs there Monday night (Madison, Wi.) I took just those but it about cleared the pegs. They have been out for awhile but it seems now they are putting up like 1 case at a time of the new wave. Just my best guess as to whose getting them. No signs at my Walmart...still has alot of older waves.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 28, 2007, 11:02 AM
Non eof the stores around here are restocking these. I never see any new galactic heroes. All that the stores have are the same view from about 3 waves ago.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jr87mustang on February 28, 2007, 04:26 PM
I found the new wave last week at my Super Wal-Mart (Anderson, Ca). I had the Snowtrooper in my hand and put it back in favor of the too cute Hammerhead pack, and I couldn't pass up the Darth Maul with speeder bike. They will eventually make it out everywhere.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 28, 2007, 04:31 PM
I checked WM, TRU, and Target today too - but still no go, but hopefully they'll make it out in greater numbers soon.  TRU only has one older 2 pack, plus 4-5 of the Vader's Bounty Hunters gift packs.  Wal-Mart has quite a few of the Greedo/Han packs, as well as a few of some other older packs, and Target has two packs on the pegs: Vader/Bespin Leia and Han/Luke Stormtrooper.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on February 28, 2007, 04:51 PM
I want the clone obi/durge pack,but it's the only one I haven't found :(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on March 1, 2007, 08:09 AM
I haven't found any.... Bespin or Clone wars yet ...  :'(

And my son's birthday is next week. I wish I could find them bythen.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 5, 2007, 09:34 AM
I found the Hammerhead/Figrin D'an two pack this weekend at Wal-Mart.  They must have restocked, as the pegs were overflowing with 2 packs, but the only new one I saw was (surprisingly) the Hammerhead pack (there was two of them).  I also picked up another Hoth Soldier/Snowtrooper pack.  They didn't have any of the Clone Wars packs, or Darth Maul/Speeder, so I'm still on the lookout for the Obi in Armor/Durge 2 pack.  I'm so happy that we got a Hammerhead in this line, I wouldn't have thought that would have happened a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 9, 2007, 04:36 PM
Hasbrotoyshop has the new Galactic Hero sets in stock for those of us who can't find **** at retail!

www.hasbrotoyshop.com


Basic 30AC figures were in stock but are now long gone...


Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 12, 2007, 09:57 AM
I just about ordered the Obi-Wan/Durge pack, because I keep missing that one, but I couldn't bring myself to pay shipping on one set - or buying other stuff I don't necessarily need to feel better about it :P.  I've seen the other packs from this wave, although somewhat scarce, but this one has always been gone.  Oh well, I'll wait it out and hope it shows up locally - I notice it is out of stock at HTS now, so we'll see.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on March 12, 2007, 05:04 PM
 ;D I got mine! with the Tattooed Anakin!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on March 13, 2007, 08:21 AM
Finally finished up with all of thlast two waves in one spot !

Just in time for my son's birthday ! He was more than surprised ! I loved it  !
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 15, 2007, 12:30 AM
I just about ordered the Obi-Wan/Durge pack, because I keep missing that one, but I couldn't bring myself to pay shipping on one set - or buying other stuff I don't necessarily need to feel better about it :P.  I've seen the other packs from this wave, although somewhat scarce, but this one has always been gone.  Oh well, I'll wait it out and hope it shows up locally - I notice it is out of stock at HTS now, so we'll see.

I just saw this pack at our local target the other day.  Do you want me to get it for you?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 15, 2007, 09:05 AM
Thanks for the offer, I really appreciate it.  I ended up tacking one on to another HTS.com order I had, so I should be all set on it now.  These things are still selling like hotcakes around here though, at least from what I can tell from the pegs.  Good to see though, its a fun little line.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on March 15, 2007, 10:07 AM
I got these all yesterday except for the tatoo anakin, none of him around. I love the little Hammer head figure, very adorable. I am impressed with the Durge figure, bigger than i was expecting.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ImperialLuke on March 15, 2007, 04:10 PM
Just curious if anyone else has seen on Rebelscum, they listed these as some new Heroes that will come out:

Wave 14 - Return of the Jedi
__ AT-AT Driver & AT-AT Commander
__ Garindan & Duros
__ Han Solo & Logray
__ Imperial Officer & Death Star Trooper

Does anyone know where we can see pictures of these?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 15, 2007, 04:27 PM
Does anyone know where we can see pictures of these?

No pictures exist yet.  The 411/rumor report (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/euro/whats_next_for_galactic_heroes_103814.asp) that popped up at RS is all we have heard about these so far...

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on March 22, 2007, 05:40 AM
Looks like the next four sets are hitting now, according to an RS report.  Considering they're all OT, I'm looking forward to adding them into the mix...

Vader/Jedi Luke
Royal Guard/Impy Gunner
Boushh/Carbonite Han
Walrus Man/Snaggletooth
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 22, 2007, 01:43 PM
Nice find!  We're still just receiving Wave 1 up here. 

2007 Wave 1

___ Chewbacca - w/net & C-3PO - disassembled
___ Luke Skywalker - Bespin & Lando Calrissian
___ Princess Leia - Bespin & Darth Vader - saber pointed
___ Snowtrooper & Hoth Rebel Trooper

2007 Wave 2

___ Anakin - Clone Wars & Clone Trooper - ROTS - white
___ Darth Maul - hood up & Sith Speeder
___ Hammerhead & Figrin D'an
___ Obi-Wan Kenobi - CW Armour & Durge

2007 Wave 3

___ Darth Vader - removable helmet & Luke - Jedi
___ Death Star Gunner & Emperor's Royal Guard
___ Han Solo - Skiff & Princess Leia - Boushh
___ Ponda Baba & Snaggletooth
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 22, 2007, 07:13 PM
Saw a case of the newest wave at Wal-Mart this morning on the way to work.  They'd just been stocked, so I'm not sure of what was fresh from the case and what had been sitting (in terms of older waves), but the Vader/Luke and Leia/Han sets were too cute for me to pass up.  I don't normally collect this line, but again, the Leia might be the cutest figure that's been done in this line period.  ;D

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 23, 2007, 12:37 AM


2007 Wave 1

___ Chewbacca - w/net & C-3PO - disassembled
___ Luke Skywalker - Bespin & Lando Calrissian
___ Princess Leia - Bespin & Darth Vader - saber pointed
___ Snowtrooper & Hoth Rebel Trooper

2007 Wave 2

___ Anakin - Clone Wars & Clone Trooper - ROTS - white
___ Darth Maul - hood up & Sith Speeder
___ Hammerhead & Figrin D'an
___ Obi-Wan Kenobi - CW Armour & Durge



Wave 1, including the snowtrooper, and parts of wave 2 are at hasbrotoyshop.com right now.   Not the Durge/Maul sets, but the other stuff is.  Coupon code that works is CATCOM10
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on March 23, 2007, 11:45 AM
Brent - thanks for the code!

Keeping my eye out for the new wave on the site and will let members here know when there up.  No motivation to look for these.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on March 23, 2007, 05:43 PM
I got the new wave today. My only complaint is that Han doesnt fit in the carbonite block. Other than that they are great.

Tatoo Anakin next and then i will be caught up.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 24, 2007, 01:48 AM
Just curious if anyone else has seen on Rebelscum, they listed these as some new Heroes that will come out:

Wave 14 - Return of the Jedi
__ AT-AT Driver & AT-AT Commander
__ Garindan & Duros
__ Han Solo & Logray
__ Imperial Officer & Death Star Trooper

Does anyone know where we can see pictures of these?


It looks like we can officially add 2007 Wave 4 thanks to this listing at Entertainment Earth (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85208U):

AT-AT Driver & General Veers
Garindan & Duros
Han Solo & Logray
Imperial Officer & Death Squad Trooper


No pictures yet though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 30, 2007, 02:33 PM
I just about ordered the Obi-Wan/Durge pack, because I keep missing that one, but I couldn't bring myself to pay shipping on one set - or buying other stuff I don't necessarily need to feel better about it :P.  I've seen the other packs from this wave, although somewhat scarce, but this one has always been gone.  Oh well, I'll wait it out and hope it shows up locally - I notice it is out of stock at HTS now, so we'll see.

Yeah, what's up with the missing Obi/Durge sets?  I'm seeing that here, too, and they sold through REALLY quick on hasbrotoyshop for a GH set.  Is it packed fewer to a case or something?  Is this one of those retarded deals where they'll soon be overpacked in a make-up assortment, at which time the pegs will be clogged not only with all the newly shipped sets, but also with all the returned sets scalpers had been hording in case there wasn't a correcting assortment?  Does anyone know if Obi/Durge is also shipping in the RoJ cases?

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 30, 2007, 02:53 PM
Does anyone know if Obi/Durge is also shipping in the RoJ cases?

The Obi-Wan & Durge 2-pack is set to ship again in the Wave 3, Revision 1 (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=JE-405087801&number=HS85208T1) case, but it is still only 1x per case.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Darby on April 2, 2007, 09:00 PM
Big Bad Toy Store (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=330) has pics of the new 2 packs, including the AT-At Driver/Veers.  AWESOME.   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 3, 2007, 04:18 AM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/GHATATVeers.jpg)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/GHGarindanDuros.jpg) 

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/GHHanLogray.jpg)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-07/GHImpDSTrooper.jpg)

This line just gets more and more fun!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on April 3, 2007, 07:21 AM
These are absolutely great! Keep it up Hasbro!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 3, 2007, 09:09 AM
The next sets look great.  I've always enjoyed this line, and its amazing how obscure the character choices can get from time to time.  I mean, who would think we'd get a GH Duros or Garindan?  Such a fun line, glad to see it continuing on strong now.  I wonder if Hasbro will start to consider a new vehicle here or there.  Even if it was just one a year.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 3, 2007, 10:45 AM
I think my son's gonna need another shelf.  :P
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 3, 2007, 03:48 PM
 :-\ I like these,but I'm still waiting on a Qui-gon.They've done all 4 versions of Obi :(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on April 3, 2007, 04:23 PM
Boy, do you get the feeling this line is targeted towards collectors more than kids?

 :P
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 3, 2007, 04:47 PM
Of Course! We're the ones with the $$$ ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on April 3, 2007, 06:00 PM
:-\ I like these,but I'm still waiting on a Qui-gon.

Me too
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 5, 2007, 10:37 AM
Single carded (http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=8&itemid=10192) Galactic Heroes figures?  Has anyone heard anything about these?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on April 5, 2007, 10:45 AM
lame...They'll probably still charge $6 for it.   ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on April 5, 2007, 10:47 AM
Single carded (http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=8&itemid=10192) Galactic Heroes figures?  Has anyone heard anything about these?

hmmm... I wonder if these are to be sold at the checkout as an impulse buy.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on April 5, 2007, 11:02 AM
Single carded (http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=8&itemid=10192) Galactic Heroes figures?  Has anyone heard anything about these?

The only rumor I have heard so far is that they may be some kind of promo/give-away for the kiddies at Celebration IV...  that is just unconfirmed speculation/rumor at this point though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on April 5, 2007, 11:09 AM
I can't see them going this way becuase i am sure they make alot of money of doing repacks. Many of us buy the sets even when there is only one new figure included. Single cards removes this option for them.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on April 5, 2007, 12:08 PM
Single carded (http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=8&itemid=10192) Galactic Heroes figures?  Has anyone heard anything about these?

The only rumor I have heard so far is that they may be some kind of promo/give-away for the kiddies at Celebration IV...  that is just unconfirmed speculation/rumor at this point though.

So Colman should be all over those then :-X

And I agree with Dan, single units make way too much sense for collectors so we don't end up with duplicates.  They'll never do it. ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 5, 2007, 10:44 PM
Who the hell is Bassk?  :P
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on April 10, 2007, 10:27 AM
So according to the latest reports, there will be Cinema Sets featuring Hoth and Naboo themes.  Great, now I have to pay $25 for the wampa and tauntaun I'm missing...no thanks.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on April 10, 2007, 12:06 PM
I already have the Wampa and Taun Taun but if they figure out how to make a GH Probe Droid, I am down for a set.  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 11, 2007, 03:42 PM
So according to the latest reports, there will be Cinema Sets featuring Hoth and Naboo themes.  Great, now I have to pay $25 for the wampa and tauntaun I'm missing...no thanks.


  :o :o A QUI-GON Maybe? Finally? :P
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on April 13, 2007, 10:52 AM
Wow, has anyone gone to the TRU site and looked at the preliminary description for the Naboo set?  Its hype-up text is very careful to "casually" mention Anakin taking cover in an N-1.  It also very clearly states that it both requires and comes with 3 batteries!!! 

My only conclusion is that this set will include a re-release of the old Playskool N-1, but with sounds this time!  So awesome (thought I must admit I think my 3-yr old plays with his N-1 more than his X-wing specifically because it is much lighter for not having electronics).

I kinda doubt they'll give us the Qui-Gon or Jar-Jar we so obviously want, since there will probably only be a few characters anyway.  At this point, I'm just hoping for a (battle damaged?) beige TF battledroid without the yellow commander markings, and maybe bringing back that cloth tunic for Maul since I passed on that 2-pack.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on April 13, 2007, 11:29 AM
Wow, a naboo ship would shock the snot out of me- It is the only ship I'm missing, so that would be too cool.
If they made a snowspeeder for the hoth set, it would rock. Not as much as a GH AT-AT, but still, very cool.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on April 13, 2007, 05:37 PM
Scratch my pessimism on Qui Gon and Jar-Jar.  They are also both carefully worked into the little hype-up narrative:

"Trouble comes to the peaceful planet of Naboo! Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi fight the powerful Sith apprentice Darth Maul in the Royal Hanger, while a Battle Droid is surprised by Jar Jar Binks' antics. Young Anakin Skywalker takes cover in a Naboo fighter then helps save the day with his great piloting skills!"

- N-1 Fighter (w/ batteries!)
- Obi-Wan
- Little Pilot Ani
- TF Battle Droid
- Darth Maul
- Qui-Gon
- Jar-Jar


If that comes true, again, what a great set!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on April 13, 2007, 06:24 PM
I didnt buy any of the previous sets, i would buy this one if that was the line up.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on April 13, 2007, 06:32 PM
Single carded (http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=8&itemid=10192) Galactic Heroes figures?  Has anyone heard anything about these?

From this week's Q&A -

3. Also from the recent news pile, pictures popped up this week of single carded Galactic Heroes figures. How and when will these be available? Summer conventions? Are they exclusives?

**These will be available through some of our non-mass-based retailers - Family Dollar and Big Lots. These figures will be 100% repack figures from prior 2-packs (no new deco), but figures who are not in the current Galactic Heroes lineup.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 13, 2007, 11:36 PM
So when does this naboo set come out?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 17, 2007, 10:42 AM
I was curious, I saw awhile back that there were a few sightings of the Han/Boussh, Luke/Vader, Royal Guard/Imp Gunner, and Walrusman/Snaggletooth wave - but how many of you have been seeing these at retail?  It seems like the Galactic Heroes are drying up a little bit around here (and selling out), and there hasn't been any sign of these yet.  Target is always often sold out, TRU just has three packs or so sitting on a shelf, and Wal-Mart is packed with older packs.  No big deal, its not like I couldn't use the break anyways, but I was curious if this newer wave ever did hit widespread.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on April 17, 2007, 11:40 AM
I've been searching high and low for them ever since I heard they were spotted a few weeks back and have had no luck - same with the new TAC vehicles and most of the tites.  They've just kinda dried up all together for some reason.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 17, 2007, 11:54 AM
I've yet to see this wave up here, although the Cinema Scenes have just now shown up at TRU, so I think it may just be a case of Canadian shipments being behind the US again.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Artoo on April 17, 2007, 08:59 PM
$20 bucks for a Qui-Gon & Jar Jar!!!?
Atleast I'm new to GH. Sucks for everyone else.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Marshallmario on April 18, 2007, 09:56 AM
    No sign of the new wave around Madison , WI.  and I check Wal-mart and Target a couple times a week looking for McStormmie.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on April 18, 2007, 12:06 PM
$20 bucks for a Qui-Gon & Jar Jar!!!?
Atleast I'm new to GH. Sucks for everyone else.

Yeah, I'm actually pretty iffy on the cinema scenes, in general.  So far, I think a lot of people have been in the position of being able to back-fill a nice collection from them... but for a line that already operates out of often inconvenient 2-packs, it's about to get very annoying in a hurry. 

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 18, 2007, 12:55 PM
I stopped by Target this morning and found 1 each of the newest wave, aside from the Vader and Luke pack.  I was kind of surprised that of the four packs, that was the one that was missing.  Anyways, nice to find something new.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: solrac on April 20, 2007, 05:41 PM
I dont see the light saber 2pk's on the list. ? ...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 21, 2007, 02:51 AM
That's a good point, I'll add those in the next day or so... :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on April 21, 2007, 03:46 AM
I was curious, I saw awhile back that there were a few sightings of the Han/Boussh, Luke/Vader, Royal Guard/Imp Gunner, and Walrusman/Snaggletooth wave - but how many of you have been seeing these at retail?

I just saw this wave for the first time at a couple Targets tonight, Brian, so I'm sure they're just in the "trickling out" stage at this point, and should start hitting in greater abundance pretty soon here.  Only one Vader/Luke set, but plenty of the other three.  But yes, the GH line really dried up at most Targets over the past few months, to the point where it was really hard to find ANY of them, old or new.  But in the past several weeks, I've started seeing them build up on the pegs a little bit again, and with more waves being released lately than had been in previous months, I think we'll start seeing their availability go back up to more normal levels again soon.  I've definitely been seeing a lot more of them at Walmarts of late though, so that may be a better option than Target at this point (as repulsive an option as that may be).

I'm definitely digging this new wave though.  Nice to see them getting into some more popular secondary characters for a change, and OT ones at that.  Pretty sharp looking wave here, with pretty good paint apps on most of the ones I saw, which is an improvement.  No complaints, other than Vader obviously looks a little silly dueling with his helmet off...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on May 17, 2007, 11:41 AM
Just as a heads up for anyone who's looking, but HasbroToyShop seems to have the latest wave of Galactic Heroes in stock (Royal Guard/Imp Gunner, Han Carbonite/Leia Boussh, etc.)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Madcow on May 17, 2007, 02:34 PM
I'm not big into this line but I recently saw the Leia Boushh/Han 2 pack and had to get it. It's just waaaay too cool looking not to have. They really did a great job with this one, especially including the Carbonite Block...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on May 18, 2007, 01:09 PM
Hasbrotoyshop.com has the following GH in stock:

Han/Boussh
Luke/Vader
Royal Guard/Imperial Gunner
Walrusman/Snaggletooth


If you use this code: FNFSPR7 you'll get 25% off your purchase price, bringing them to a very reasonable $5.24 a piece ($1.75 off) or so.  I think all of the preceding wave was there too, if you're playing catchup.  Thanks to MikeyD for the code.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on May 24, 2007, 08:20 PM
I dont think this has been posted yet here.

Jabba (http://jediinsider.net/g/?mode=view&album=CIV%2FThursday%2FHasbro&pic=137.jpg&dispsize=800&start=96)  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on May 24, 2007, 10:40 PM
Nice.  So does Jabba come with slime C-3PO, Luke and Bib, ala the old Playskool sets like the Wampa and Reek ones? 

Looks like we're getting another X-wing with a different pilot also.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on May 24, 2007, 10:45 PM
I am really enjoying the new sets they have there. Too bad they are all exclusives, but I plan on getting the Jabba set, the 2 Cantina Sets, and the Episode 1 set. (I need a Qui-Gon and Jar Jar)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on May 25, 2007, 09:13 AM
Really nice to see Jabba is on the way, and it does look like he's part of a cinema scene.  It doesn't look so bad though, as there seems to at least be a few new or significantly changed figures along with it.  They seem to really be running with the cinema scene idea in this line, with at least one at each of the "big 3" retailers (WM, Target, TRU) coming this year.  I think there were more of those packs shown than of the regular 2 packs, I wonder if there is a shift in the line or not.

That said, the new stuff does look nice.  I think its good they are getting the X-Wing out there again (looks like it comes with Biggs?), although I'd hate the thought of buying that whole pack just to get Biggs.  After seeing Jabba, as well as the big Sentinel/Galactus packs in the Marvel line, it makes me wonder if we might be able to eventually see things like the Rancor (or more ships).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on May 25, 2007, 11:14 AM
It looks to me like the Biggs X-Wing set is also coming with a second pilot... which as near as I can tell from the helmet is a new helmeted Luke.

I'm a little surpised that Veers/Driver aren't packed into the Hoth Scene.  I'm torn between being thankful it doesn't have any new characters, and disappointed in not having much of an excuse to get a second Taun Taun and a second Hoth trooper.  I'd much rather not end up with a 2nd X-Wing.

I'm confused about the Cantina band.  Are the music player and light just housed in the regular cardboard packaging?  Any chance that the band's stage is plastic? 

ETA:  Or I guess I could have figured out it was Luke from the fact he was, um, holding a freaking lightsaber   :-[
ETA:  Also, it looks like Hasbro must have left behind their new Hoth Leia, because she did show up with the Hoth Cinema Scene in their slideshow (along with General Veers, who also wasn't in the display).  Sweet.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on May 30, 2007, 02:26 PM
Surprised no one made mention of some of the new two packs coming:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Celebration_IV/Hasbro/Friday_Presentation/DSC02851.JPG)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on May 30, 2007, 02:52 PM
Those do look nice, and I think this line has a pretty good future for awhile now.  The only thing is, it seems like the last half of this year is more cinema scenes than 2 packs.  Hopefully that won't continue to be a trend, although I guess its fine if you skip the earlier packs.

Of those packs you posted Mikey, they all look nice.  I really like the Dagobah Luke w/Yoda and Spirit Obi pack, that's pretty nice.  I'm really looking forward to the Jabba cinema scene as well, and with that - combined with the larger packs in the Marvel line - makes me wonder if we might see something like the Rancor (or maybe another vehicle) in the line in the future.  I really do like this line, and its nice to see more new stuff on the way.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Madcow on May 30, 2007, 02:54 PM
I'm really happy for the Jabba set but i'm aggrivated that I already bought the Boushh/Han 2 pack...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on May 30, 2007, 03:02 PM
That brings something else to mind - with all of these exclusive cinema scenes on the way, what will it take for you to pick them up (or will you at all)?  I haven't bought any of the past ones (although I was tempted), but I plan to pick up at least 1 or 2 of these upcoming ones.  Is Wuher and some repainted figures enough to pick up a Cantina set?  Is Biggs (I think) enough to pick up the X-Wing set?  I think the Jabba set is decent, since there is a larger new figure (Jabba), a new Luke, a repainted 3PO, etc. - and I'm not sure I expect Jabba to be available elsewhere.  The other sets is going to have to be a tougher decision.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on May 30, 2007, 04:07 PM
So..When is Qui-Gon going to be out? Does anybody know?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on May 30, 2007, 04:13 PM
According to the placecard, the TRU exclusive Naboo set that includes Qui-Gon is expected to be on shelf around August.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Deanna Rash on May 30, 2007, 10:15 PM
 ;D Thanks for the info Brian!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 31, 2007, 03:15 AM
That brings something else to mind - with all of these exclusive cinema scenes on the way, what will it take for you to pick them up (or will you at all)?

I'm so addicted to these that I'll be grabbing them all.  So far I've gotten all of the 2-packs and cinema scenes, so I won't be stopping now.  When they first announced the cinema scenes and it appeared there were only 1 or 2 new figures per scene, I was really disappointed because I didn't want to invest that much money.  But I really enjoy displaying the repaints, almost as much as the brand new figures. 

Bring 'em on!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on May 31, 2007, 11:11 AM
Like Brian, I'm torn on the idea of the Cinema Scenes.  It's great they found a way to sneak in larger items, but they're getting awfully manipulative with the way they're packing them.  I'm not super completist about every repaint or anything, but even I am going to end up dropping $20 each ($24 at TRU?) for only 1 or 2 figures each from 6.  That's crummy.  I've actually been passing on all of the Cantina type 2-packs ever since that one vague rumor, but even that isn't quite working out all that great thanks to Hasbro's carefully timed nonsense (straight repacks for figures before the rumor, repaints/retools for figures after it... great).

I don't collect the main line, but I was under the impression they'd finally gotten away from that crap and started giving a little consideration to the loose collector.   

Worse, though, are my great doubts about my ability to track down 2 each at all three of the Big Stores.   They just seem so impatient about not letting these big monstrosities dominate their shelves.  Plus the time is super inconvenient.  That "Novemeber" date means we again might see a single vanishing shipment right before Christmas, and then nothing until after Spring inventory... if they bother. 

Oh well, at least they're delivering some super cool toys.  I am really fired up about them.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on June 23, 2007, 03:22 PM
Single carded (http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=8&itemid=10192) Galactic Heroes figures?  Has anyone heard anything about these?

From this week's Q&A -

3. Also from the recent news pile, pictures popped up this week of single carded Galactic Heroes figures. How and when will these be available? Summer conventions? Are they exclusives?

**These will be available through some of our non-mass-based retailers - Family Dollar and Big Lots. These figures will be 100% repack figures from prior 2-packs (no new deco), but figures who are not in the current Galactic Heroes lineup.

I saw these today at Big Lots for $2.50.  Not that I stop there on a weekly basis like Target, but they have some fairley decent TF knock offs every few months or so.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on June 23, 2007, 08:42 PM
I popped into a Big Lots today to see these single carded Galatic Heroes myself.  I found a single Luke laying on the floor for $2.50 with the hang hook ripped off.  I couldn't find any others, but the toy isles were a mess.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 27, 2007, 04:57 PM
I was just curious, for those of you who pick these up, do you ever preorder them online - or do you just wait to see if you can find them at retail?  I had preordered a wave or two throughout the run, but I sometimes end up cancelling them if I find them at the stores first.  I have the next wave on preorder, because with the baby on the way next month I didn't know if I'd be able to get out very much, but on preorder the packs are $9 each, which starts to seem a little steep to me.  Once you add in some shipping, its worse.  Anyways, just curious what you do for your GH shopping.  I guess the way things are headed now, I'm almost better of waiting and getting the Cinema Scenes :P.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Marshallmario on June 28, 2007, 12:48 PM
  HasbroToyShop.com has (I think) everything that has been out for 6.99 plus shipping. In the past they had the newest figures at 4.99. It's all plus shipping but you can use the new discount code for 10.00 off 50.00. In the store for me they go quick at first but do tend to hang after they restock a few times and it seems the cases are a good mix of old and new. Today at Walmart I saw the Durge 2-pac just went up along with both the clear and black Emperor 2-pacs. Not at all like trying to find a Mcwhatever!!!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 9, 2007, 04:04 PM
I received 3 of the 4 packs from the latest wave of Galactic Heroes (missed the preorder for Death Star Trooper/Imperial Officer) via BBTS today, so hopefully these will be showing up at retail soon.  I thought about cancelling my preorder for these, but I didn't know how much I'd be able to go looking in the next couple weeks, so here we are.  Still really like this little line :).  I'm hoping that even though we're having a little girl, she'll like these someday as well :P.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 10, 2007, 03:48 AM
I'm hoping that even though we're having a little girl, she'll like these someday as well :P.

Brian, if she's anything like my 5-year old girl, she'll love em.  Her favourites are Leia and Padme (of course ;)), following closely by R2 and Yoda.  It seems Darth Vader is cool too (but that might be her dad's collecting habits influencing her :D).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 10, 2007, 11:08 PM
I wouldn't sweat the little girl thing either Brian.  She'll just mix the Galactic Heroes in with the Polly Pockets is all.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 11, 2007, 12:09 AM
I wouldn't sweat the little girl thing either Brian.  She'll just mix the Galactic Heroes in with the Polly Pockets is all.

Pffft.  Emily keeps all of her Star Wars toys in their own bin so they don't fraternize with the other less cool toys.  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 11, 2007, 01:07 AM
I chose not to brainwash my child ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on July 28, 2007, 02:32 PM
It would appear that I'm not the only who is losing interest in the GH line. 

Maybe it's the fact that there is so much cool stuff in the 3 3/4 line that GH has taken the backseat.  I, for one, do not appreciate the new cinema scenes that contain one or two new figures.  This kind of throws a wrench in the collection of maintaining a complete loose collection.

I know I won't be paying $25 for a 10 pack of figures just to get two that I don't have.

I'd rather collect the comic packs than continue with the GH line.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 30, 2007, 09:37 AM
Yeah, the battle packs are a bit frustrating.  I was attempting to stay complete (at least with the OT sets), but that went out the window with the first round of these scene packs that really only had one new figure (or maybe two).  I'm debating what to do with the upcoming exclusive sets, although I'll definitely get the Jabba one.  The others I may have to pass on.  There is just so much nice stuff in the basic line this year (not to mention any other lines we might collect), that I can't afford to go nuts with these as much.  I do still enjoy them though, and I'm glad to see them continue.  If we do get to a point where this line goes "EU" (they're going to start running low on the "big names" soon), I might slowly trickle out of these.  Its just with all the stuff in the basic line these days, plus the return of Evolutions next year (not to mention the Indiana Jones and Adventure Heroes lines), and the Marvel/DC/Joe stuff I pick up - its starting to get to be too much.  And this was the time I was going to be cutting back ;).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 2, 2007, 08:56 AM
RS has four rumored packs for early 2008, focusing on ROTS:

Tarrful and Commander Gree
SaeSee Tiin and Agen Kolar
Ki Adi Mundi and Clonetrooper
Aayla Secura and Clonetrooper
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on August 5, 2007, 08:08 PM
I received 3 of the 4 packs from the latest wave of Galactic Heroes (missed the preorder for Death Star Trooper/Imperial Officer) via BBTS today, so hopefully these will be showing up at retail soon. 

Well, it's about 3-4 weeks later and still no sign of those new GH figures near me.  I'm starting to wish I had pre-ordered them too...  :-\


I know I won't be paying $25 for a 10 pack of figures just to get two that I don't have.

I will...  ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on August 7, 2007, 10:52 AM
I picked up the new GH sets at WM this morning.  I was able buy Garindan & Duros, Han Solo & Logray, and Imperial Officer & Death Star Trooper.  The AT-AT Driver & AT-AT Commander was missing.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 9, 2007, 12:32 PM
Yeah, these seem to be hitting WMs.  I had to make a run there this morning for some baby stuff and found the latest packs, as well as the AOTC repacked ones (which I didn't have).  It might be worth checking if you're on the lookout for these.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on August 18, 2007, 04:19 AM
They're just now starting to trickle out, so I wouldn't worry too much if you haven't found the latest wave yet.  I only found my first two last week (AT-AT Driver and Duros sets), and found the other two today (IO & Logray).  Saw the newest wave at a couple WMs and Targets today, so both stores are getting them in now.  Loads of "new" stuff hitting Target lately.  I'm finally seeing a bunch of those old Snowtrooper sets (and the Bespin ones), which I don't think I ever saw at Target when they first hit last year.  Plenty for everyone to finally catch up with...  :P

Definitely digging the new four, especially with the background character factor.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 20, 2007, 09:02 AM
I saw the four new sets at TRU this weekend as well, so you might want to check there if anyone is looking for these.  No signs at Target yet, but I've seen them at the other two stores(WM/TRU).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on August 20, 2007, 03:02 PM
From the C-IV presentation:

Wave 4 (July 15)
Battle for Naboo and Battle for Hoth (TRU - August)
Cantina Band and Cantina Encounter (WM - September)
Wave 5 (November 1)
Assault on the Death Star and Jabba's Palace (TGT - November)

Even with slips, the TRU Cinema Scenes should also be out sometime soon.  These are the worst ones for repacks, and will surely also have the most expensive prices.  We'll all get to test the decisions we thought we'd made on these things.  Pesonally, I sure thought I had already accepted the fact that I was going to give up and buy them all; but when I actually went into a TRU this weekend, I wasn't really sure what I would do when faced with spending $49.90 plus tax on Qui-Gon, Jar-Jar, and Hoth Leia.  Ouch. 

Further, the least they could have done was to have the decency to pack in another AT-AT Driver instead of Veers (or, heaven forbid, everybody's 100th Vader).

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 26, 2007, 03:41 PM
I was just going through my figures trying to figure out which ones i am missing, and cant find my At-At Driver anymore.  :-[ He must be lost somewhere in my house but no luck so far finding it.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 27, 2007, 12:40 AM
Is Slave Leia missing too?  It's awfully cold on Hoth, he's probably thawing out with her at the bar.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 27, 2007, 01:04 PM
Is Slave Leia missing too?  It's awfully cold on Hoth, he's probably thawing out with her at the bar.

Well good for him if thats the case  ;D

I ordered the Naboo set online at TRU. I had hoped to just pick up the Qui-Gon and Jar Jar off ebay, but they are going for the same amount as the whole set.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on August 30, 2007, 11:43 AM
I found the TRU Cinema Scenes at my Huntsville Toys'RUs last night.  You guys probably know this, but I only last night discovered that the banners at the top of the action figure shelves are actually cabinets for over-stock.  Half of the 8 Cinema Scenes from the case were up there, including both Naboos and one of the Hoths.  They were shipped with the old scenes.

- Luke's vest is brown
- Han's coat is blue
- Vader has a very light dusting of "snow" below his waist
- Maul has his cloth tunic
- Obi-Wan has a blue light-saber
- The security droid's arms are at least sorta down.. like the Geonosis battle droid's

Also, the paint applications on both Qui-Gons and both Leias that I saw were all disappointing, for whatever that's worth.  Jar-Jar looks great.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 31, 2007, 03:45 PM
Ok, for those of you who collect these (or pick them up for your kiddos), what are you doing about the barrage of battle packs coming this fall (like the TRU ones just mentioned that are hitting)?  Are you picking them all up to get the one or two new characters per pack, picking a few up, or skipping them all?  Although each has something that I wouldn't mind having, I don't know if I can bring myself to buy them all (or afford to).  Here's what I'm thinking:

Definitely Picking Up - Jabba's Palace Set (Target)
Maybe Picking Up - Hoth Set (TRU), Cantina Sets (WM), Naboo Set (TRU)
Probably Passing - X-Wing Set (Target) - although it would be cool to get another X-wing for kiddos I guess

The Jabba one is a must-buy for me, but I wouldn't mind getting the Hoth set (mainly for Leia), the Cantina set (particularly the one with Wuher/Blue Snag), or the Naboo set (never got the earlier Playskool version, so I just have Maul/Obi).  I used to take an OT-only (and Clone Wars) approach to these though, prior to picking up some of the ROTS figures, so maybe I'll have to go back to that now to make it easier to skip some things.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 31, 2007, 04:03 PM
Nothing.  I avoid any and all battle/repack packaging.  What I have I've opened so I'm not going to chase a couple of figures out of a 10 pack. 

My whole stance on these has changed lately.  Oh I still think they're really neat and all, but I really didn't have any desire to get a whole other line of figures in a different, cutesy scale.  When it was a dozen figures it was neat.  Now that it's approaching 100s (looking forward) I'm really no longer interested.  I still like them but don't want that next line.  It's like many of the sublines that have come out.  I think the majority are either neat or well done or at least interesting but there's more than enough to collect without getting all of it. 

I saw the Imperial officer the other day and it was really, really nice, but I left it on the shelf.  I think my cutesy SW phase is officially over without any animosity towards the line or those that really like it.  But I think I'll be liquidating a bunch/most of these in the next while. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on August 31, 2007, 04:20 PM
Honestly, at this point I'd almost recommend the complete opposite, Brian:  that you implement a policy of picking up all the Cinema Scenes and passing on the 2-packs.  The way they keep recycling old 2-packs into future case assortments, Big Lots 1-packs, and, OF COURSE  ::) more Cinema Scene filler... there's very little chance you won't be able to double back later and get what you want after all.  

Conversely, the reason (some of) these exclusives are in the 10 packs in the first place is usually because Hasbro doesn't feel super confident about how they'd do in a 2-pack on their own.  It's pretty unlikely that we'll see r2-q2 or rust-plated C-3P0 again... but you can just about count on Endor Leia and Endor Trooper both filling out some future Endor Cinema Scene AND being repacked into various 2009 case revisions (assuming the line doesn't die from collector disgust before then).  
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on August 31, 2007, 04:34 PM
I am without a doubt getting the Jabba set. I will more than likely get the Cantina sets and i already bought the Naboo TRU set.  I am passing on the rest.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 1, 2007, 02:22 AM
I'm so hopelessly addicted to this line that I'll be buying all of the cinema scenes - I want every single figure, new and repaint.  When I end up with doubles, I put them in a box in my Star Wars room and let my daughter pick one out to add to her own collection as a little reward for something she's done well at home. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediMAC on September 1, 2007, 05:38 AM
I found the new TRU sets yesterday as well, and yeah, it's tough to stomach buying so many rehashes just to get one or two new exclusive figures in these things (just like the prior sets with the Shadowtrooper and Impy Astromech).  Ugh.  I actually haven't gotten around to opening any of my prior 2-pack sets yet (from the last several years), so I may do what CCG mentioned, and ditch a few of those if they're completely covered in one or more of the Cinema Scenes.  CCG, know of any differences between the Snowtrooper and Hoth Rebel Troopers?  I don't have my 2-packs nearby to compare.  I guess I'll try to dig them out..

Fortunately, I only collect the OT Galactic Heroes, so at least I don't have to hassle with the Naboo one.  Still screwed on the remaining sets though, it looks like.  Saved a few bucks with their 15% off coupon though...

Hopefully most folks are able to eventually get the Target sets for (at least) half off.  I know a lot of people around here were able to do that last time around, so that'd definitely help ease the pain a little if it happened with this next batch too.  Is there just one Jabba's Palace set, or are there two connecting ones like the Cantina?  I'm brainfarting on that right now, but I'm guessing it's just the one.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on September 6, 2007, 09:29 AM
I finally got around to looking, and as I thought I remembered they are all identical.  I actually don't mind throwing another Imperial snowtrooper in the mix (and a 2nd Taun-Taun is a huge plus), but that straight repacked Rebel soldier is a little bit of a shame.  The molded bushy beard is cute looking and all, but the Rebel troopers are the one area where having those bland GH faces to repaint a hundred different ways should have been a major plus.  Why couldn't he have just had a painted-on beard, like Qui-Gon, to later be repainted into some other silly face?  Would have been much more welcomed than a little snow deco on Vader's pants.  Ah well, at least there's hope the Endor soldier will get himself some painted-on facial hair or something for his own inevitable Cinema Scene re-release.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 13, 2007, 11:54 AM
Still no sign of the TRU exclusive sets around here, just the same three "Vader and the Bounty Hunters" sets setting on the shelves.  Hopefully they'll show up soon - I'd like to get the Hoth one despite having the majority of the figures already.  I figure I can always use an extra Taun Taun though :P.  The latest wave (Endor Han/Logray, etc.) seems to be showing up a little more often now.  I've seen them at both Target and TRU.  Actually its the most I've seen stocked on the pegs (various waves) for awhile now, as these always seem to sell through pretty quickly.  I've said it before, but if the rest of the country has a similar sell through, these have to be doing pretty well as a line overall.  They're almost tougher to get a hold of than the basic figures here sometimes.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2007, 01:05 PM
I finally finished the last wave (Duros and company) and look forward to the next. I picked up a naboo scene at TRU, but I can't pay $25 for a hoth leia and tauntaun for Han, and that's all I would be getting out of it  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on September 16, 2007, 07:10 PM
Ya, those sets are tough to swallow even with the 10% 5th grader coupons, but they look spiffy in the packaging  :)  I missed out on the Playskool Wampa, Taun-Taun, and the Naboo Fighter so these were easily welcomed additions.  Qui-Gonn & Jar-Jar are really great additions as well...It just sucks that you openers have to get hosed into buying a complete set for 1-2 new figures.

I'm all caught up for now, which is always a good thing...What's next at bat?

Target Jabba scene
2x Cantina scenes ?? WM exclusive?
Luke/holo Yoda 2 pk...followed by?

a tad bit foggy on this stuff  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 16, 2007, 08:01 PM
What's next at bat?

Next Wave of 2-Packs:
- Barada & Weequay Skiff Guard
- Grand Moff Tarkin & Death Star Officer (Black Uniform)
- Endor Rebel Trooper & Princess Leia (Endor)
- Luke Skywalker/Yoda (Dagobah) & Obi-Wan Kenobi (Spirit)

Cinema Scenes:
- Cantina Band (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
- Cantina Encounter (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
- X-Wing Assault on the Death Star (Target Exclusive)
- Jabba's Palace (Target Exclusive)

Wal-Mart sets were planned for around October, the Target ones are planned for around November...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 17, 2007, 09:44 AM
I ended up picking up the TRU exclusive Hoth set this weekend.  They only had one on the shelves (along with three older "Vader's Bounty Hunters" sets).  I'm debating how many of the other cinema scenes I want to pick up.  I'll definitely get the Jabba set, but beyond that I'm not sure.  They do look kind of nifty in this "diorama-ish" packaging.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 7, 2007, 07:23 PM
I've yet to see the Naboo or Hoth sets, my local TRU just has Vader's Bounty Hunters.  Do I keep waiting and assume they'll make it here (which will cost a crapload more for shipping), or continue to wait (which could mean I'll never see them at all, which is unfortunately common up here)?  Argh.  :-\

[/Canadian bitchfest]

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on October 19, 2007, 11:06 AM
Just as I get all caught up on the 3 3/4 stuff... No rest for the weary (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2007/Picture_002.jpg)  :-\

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on October 19, 2007, 11:22 AM
I be getting that Luke/Yoda and Obi-Wan set.  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on October 19, 2007, 12:08 PM
Damn, i thought those were part of the 2008 line. I wasnt expectingthem for a while.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on October 19, 2007, 02:15 PM
Found them today at Wally World :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 22, 2007, 12:41 PM
I didn't think these would be hitting so quickly either, but I'm glad to hear they are trickling out.  I've been trying to avoid WM until their exclusives hit, but I might have to stop and check things out now.  On a side note, I noticed at our local TRU they had a Naboo set on the shelves red-tagged for $17.90 because it was missing the Jar Jar figure.  I'm trying to avoid the prequel ones as much as possible, so I'm planning on skipping this, but it really stinks that people do stuff like this.  They have had 2 Hoth and 2 Naboo sets on the shelves every time I've been there though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on October 22, 2007, 03:17 PM
Damn, i thought those were part of the 2008 line. I wasnt expectingthem for a while.


My biggest problem with these is starting to become figuring out enough "occasions" for giving them to my oldest son.  I've been building up a giant stockpile in my closet in the meantime.  He's 3, and they are by far his favorite gift to get (he reached a big milestone with his chores and stuff right before a trip last weekend; my wife hinted that he might get a "big" reward... meaning the bounty hunter 10-pack we STILL hadn't gotten to... and he panicked, "no, no, I want a small reward, this big [thumb and index spaced to GH size]!"), but we're still running further and further behind.

I mean, not that that's a bad thing.  Keep 'em (the new ones, anyway) coming!  More Episode 1 in particular.  I'm looking forward to that rumored Jedi/Clones wave next year.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 22, 2007, 03:40 PM
I updated JD's regular Galactic Heroes Checklist (http://www.jedidefender.com/checklists/otherhasbro/ghchrono.php) last night.  As a sign of how addicted I am to these, I also created a second list by individual figure (http://www.jedidefender.com/checklists/otherhasbro/ghalphaloose.php), where you can see when a figure was originally released, then if it was repacked or repainted in a later Cinema Scene.

I grabbed the Battle of Hoth scene today, so will be updating those lists with the details of this and future Scenes as I'm able to get my hands on them.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on October 22, 2007, 05:39 PM
I wish some Chinese seller would throw a ****load of Jar Jars and Qui Gons on ebay so I don't have to buy those repack sets at TRU...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 22, 2007, 07:32 PM
I'm pretty much out of these.  There's a ton that are cool, but my daughter doesn't have any interest anymore and I don't feel like completely duplicating the regular Hasbro line.  I think they look great still and are a great little line, but not something I feel I need to own anymore.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 23, 2007, 01:12 AM
I'm pretty much out of these...I don't feel like completely duplicating the regular Hasbro line.

I doubt anyone could have predicted the Galactic Hero line would become this extensive.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 31, 2007, 09:36 AM
The newest wave (Luke/Yoda, Leia/Endor Soldier, etc.) is currently in stock over at HTS, for those interested.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 31, 2007, 10:22 AM
Thanks for the head's up Brian.  I can cross those off my list now without having to scour Wal-Mart for them.  :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 31, 2007, 10:23 AM
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I can cross those off my list now without having to scour Wal-Mart for them.

That's exactly what I was thinking.  The less I have to go in WM, the better :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on October 31, 2007, 10:37 AM
Thanks, I ordered them as well.  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Mikey D on November 14, 2007, 07:48 AM
I saw the new wave at Target yesterday.  I didn't buy them as I don't know if I want to continue this line.  Don't get me wrong, they're cool and all, but I don't have the room to display them and the few that were opened Aidan doesn't really play with.  Granted he hasn't watched Star Wars yet so maybe once he does he'll like them more.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on November 14, 2007, 08:10 PM
I saw the new wave at Target yesterday.  I didn't buy them as I don't know if I want to continue this line.  Don't get me wrong, they're cool and all, but I don't have the room to display them...

I know the feeling.  This is a line they can continue for quite a while.  I got to make up my mind if I'm in it for the long haul.  I don't have any children yet, but handing them down gives me an excuse to keep collecting.  I don't have any room to display these since I've kept mind all carded.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on November 15, 2007, 10:03 AM
I saw the new wave yesterday at walmart minus the skiff set. I picked up the Yoda/Luke set.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on November 17, 2007, 01:36 PM
Sorry about the terrible pic, but i found the Jabba set today.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/1117071332.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on November 17, 2007, 01:42 PM
Nice find!  Horribe pic - hurts my eyes.  Almost looks like a blurry painting.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 18, 2007, 02:49 PM
I'm pretty much out of these. 

And my sale list is here.  Feel free to bargain (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=16328.0)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on November 19, 2007, 08:52 AM
I saw the latest wave of these at Target this past week.  No signs here of the Jabba set yet, hopefully it will be showing up soon.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on November 19, 2007, 05:03 PM
Nice find, evenflow.  I might need to start hitting Target obsessively.  Last year's 10-pks (and those were total re-treads) came with an immediate mark-down and disappeared overnight at Target about this time - in fact, I think they put them out over Thanksgiving weekend  :P.  They never reordered, and I'm pretty sure the other Target in town never had them to begin with.  This Jabba set might be a tough get. 

Has anyone seen the Wal-mart sets?  C-4 showed them coming in September... somebody in this forum mentioned a delay to October... anything new?  Wal-marts around here have a weird habit of sometimes not even bothering to stock their own exclusives (that first Attactix gold-base set w/ the gunship comes to mind - meanwhile those equally huge SW v. Transformer Attactix sets have gathered dust on shelves at every single WM I've ever set foot in for 2 straight years).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on November 19, 2007, 06:00 PM
I'm pretty sure WM's big hush hush on their BF specials will include the SW exclusives - probably at regular price I'm guessing.

Wal-marts around here have a weird habit of sometimes not even bothering to stock their own exclusives

Sucks, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: tateshi on November 26, 2007, 01:37 AM
I just got back from my local Target (Denver area) and they had BOTH of the Assault on Death Star (w/ x-wing) AND the Jaba sets. They were both "in the back" (not yet on the floor)...but they were more than happy to retrieve them for me.

ToysRUs had the Naboo and Hoth sets available online on Friday (Nov. 23rd)...so I ordered those too...currently being shipped to me. The site now says they are not longer available online  :'(

All my son needs now is the Millennium Falcon.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on November 26, 2007, 07:24 PM
I picked up the Target GH packs, but it took the DPCI trick and playing dumb to get them. At first the woman seemed more than happy to get them, but after a loooong absence in the stock room, she brought out one of each, asking where I had gotten the number. I said my wife had written it on my shopping list with everything else, and I didn't know where she got it. She then told me that they weren't supposed to be out yet, and that those were the only two they have. Which makes no sense, but I was happy to get them, thanked her profusely, and headed for the exit.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on November 26, 2007, 10:17 PM
You can't pull this DPCI "tricky" thing at WM so congrats Dan!  I still find it odd that Target reps are reluquent to pull stock from the back when there's space to be filled, but the next round of exclusives aren't supposed to be out until next Sunday.  I have patience as I'm sure these won't sell through at time of release..
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on November 27, 2007, 09:13 AM
According to EE's listings, Wave 2 of the 2008 Galactic Heroes 2 packs looks like this:

SaeSee Tiin and Agen Kolar
Aayla Secura and Commander Bly
Ki Adi Mundi and Commander Bacara
Commander Gree and Tarfful
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 27, 2007, 12:12 PM
I like the Clone and Commander themed wave - very cool.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Desfiy on November 28, 2007, 12:51 PM
I have just started collecting these little guys I have the following and love them (and I'll admit it I dont have children, well I do but there four legged and dont collect star wars, unless there going to chew them, lol).

The ones I have and I have just started seriously collecting these about a Month Ago.
A NEW HOPE
Greedo
Han Solo
Duros
Garindan
Snaggletooth (Zutton)
Ponda Baba
Darth Vader
Han Solo - Stormtrooper
Luke Skywalker - Stormtrooper

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Stompin Wampa - The Original Set
Bossk
Chewbacca - C-3P0 Carry Net
C-3P0 - For Carry Net

RETURN OF THE JEDI
None as Yet

Oh and the wife got me Clone Trooper and Chewbacca last year.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on November 30, 2007, 01:09 AM
I hit a couple of Wal-Marts tonight running errands.  Both of them had about 10 teetering palates worth of a giant toy shipment unopened in the aisles (no idea where they're going to find the shelf space), including 3 cases of GH 2-packs each.  Still no sign of the exclusive 10-packs.

Vaguely related: Even when I'm not collecting anything, I've always paid some attention to toy sections.  I can't say I recall ever seeing anything like this season's toy build-up at Wal-Marts or Targets.  In addition to turning any available seasonal section into more toy aisles, the overstock at several WM's I've been to is piled 3 feet high with toys in every single section between the stockroom and the toy section.  Hardware?  Overstocked with toys.  Automotive? Toys.  Shoes?  Toys.  Fabrics?  Toys.  Home furnishings?  Toys.  Whatever's going on, it's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Marshallmario on November 30, 2007, 02:58 PM
  If your just starting out with these or missed some waves....now would be a good time to hit a few Walmarts. The couple I hit yesterday in Wis. had a ton of Heroes, going back to the speederbikes and Luke and Han as stormtroopers. Just a heads up!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on December 2, 2007, 01:29 AM
  If your just starting out with these or missed some waves....now would be a good time to hit a few Walmarts. The couple I hit yesterday in Wis. had a ton of Heroes, going back to the speederbikes and Luke and Han as stormtroopers. Just a heads up!

That's what I saw at my local WM today as well.  There were plenty Luke/Hans as Stormies, Obi-Wan/Durge, etc.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on December 2, 2007, 10:46 AM
I found a second Jabba's set today at Target. Here's hoping my local Wally actually stocks their exclusive (they haven't stocked any yet).  ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on December 3, 2007, 09:34 AM
I ran over to Target yesterday to check for the Jabba pack, but there was no sign of it (or any of the other exclusives, aside from the UBPs).  I hope this isn't too tough to find though, I'd really like to get a hold of one.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Squid89 on December 5, 2007, 11:09 AM
My wife found the Jabba set at Target and said there were a few left.  No signs of the Wlamart exclusives in store or online still.  I have found plenty of the newest two-pack wave (Endor Leia & Trooper, Luke/Yoda & Obi-Wan, Barada & Weequay) at Targets and Walmarts.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 6, 2007, 10:41 PM
I'm not above begging, so if someone finds extra Wal-Mart sets (Cantina Band and Cantina Encounter) or Target sets (Jabba's Palace and Assault on the Death Star), please let me know!  Condition of the packaging is NOT importance since I will be opening them all anyway.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: BIG MAC on December 7, 2007, 05:49 PM
Found 2 sets  of the Cantina exclusives today at my Wal-Mart.These were by far the hardest of the GALACTIC HEROES sets to obtain !
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on December 7, 2007, 06:00 PM
Found 2 sets  of the Cantina exclusives today at my Wal-Mart.These were by far the hardest of the GALACTIC HEROES sets to obtain !

Probably because you're the first in the country to find them  ???
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on December 7, 2007, 06:07 PM
I hit up walmart today and no luck. There is one auction on ebay and its from singapore so they are probably just starting to hit in the us
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DoctorPadawan on December 9, 2007, 11:07 AM
I posted this over in the "Wal-Mart Exclusives: Where Are They?" thread in the 30th Anniversary section, but I saw the new Cantina GH packs at a Wal-Mart in VA this morning.  They had two of each set on the shelf below their regularly overflowing pegs of Jerjerrod and Endor Threepios from last year. 

Just a heads-up to you GH collectors that they are, as BIG MAC stated, out there. :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 10, 2007, 12:51 AM
Just a heads-up to you GH collectors that they are, as BIG MAC stated, out there. :)

I'm glad to hear this are FINALLY being found!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on December 10, 2007, 09:34 AM
We went and checked all three of our local Targets for the Jabba's set this weekend, and all three were sold out with none in the stockroom.  I might have to find some help with this one.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on December 17, 2007, 10:50 AM
Quote from: Rebelscum's website
Galactic Heroes Two Pack Assortment
This line will explode with another 28 two packs planned for the new year.

Galactic Heroes Vehicle Assortment
There are currently 5 vehicles planned for 2008.

28 two packs?  The 16 or so per year had been feeling about right.  Are they sure it isn't 14 2-packs for a total of 28 new figures?  Or maybe, based on a Hasbro Q&A question from a week or two ago, it could be possible that 12 of those packs are new pairings of various 10-pack exclusives (shadow trooper and purple clone, e.g.)?  Or are they just also counting old 2-packs that get packed into the cases?

5 vehicles is exciting.  If speederbike/maulbike reissues count as 2 of those, I'll be disappointed.  If convertable landspeeder/x-wing count as 2, I'll be embarrased.  Otherwise, that's amazing news.

Also, still no Wal-mart sets here.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on December 17, 2007, 10:55 AM
Based on what we know about next year (Clone Wars cartoon, TFU), I'm not surprised everything is on an upswing. 

With the two big multi-media pushes (TFU in Spring, CW in Fall), next year is shaping up to be huge for almost every toy sub-line in the SW family, GH stuff included apparently.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Marshallmario on December 17, 2007, 04:12 PM
Today might be the day to recheck those Walmarts. I stopped at mine in Madison, WI. and they were loading up the endcap with both Cantina sets. There were maybe a dozen of each set.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on December 18, 2007, 09:42 AM
Today might be the day to recheck those Walmarts. I stopped at mine in Madison, WI. and they were loading up the endcap with both Cantina sets. There were maybe a dozen of each set.

You're right, my wife and I found 'em last night in Madison, too (Alabama, that is).  Meanwhile, the store was absolutley crawling with 2-packs.  They were in the action figure aisle, along the featured toy aisle display, even on top of the self check out registers... and the assortment was endless.  It looked like almost every 2-pack Hasbro has ever put out was available.   Awesome.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on December 18, 2007, 10:16 AM
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Meanwhile, the store was absolutley crawling with 2-packs.  They were in the action figure aisle, along the featured toy aisle display, even on top of the self check out registers... and the assortment was endless.  It looked like almost every 2-pack Hasbro has ever put out was available.   Awesome.

I noticed this the last time I was at our local WM as well, the GH two packs were everywhere.  They had their own "endcap" display type things (not really on an endcap, but in the "middle of the main aisle" displays that WM has).  There was a ton in the aisle as well, but they did seem to be selling pretty well.  I'm sure they would make great stocking stuffers.  Also of note, our local store has removed the "self checkers", one of the only things that made going to Wal-Mart tolerable for me.  Since they usually don't even have half of their checkouts open, its hard to justify a 20 minute wait in line for a couple of Star Wars figures.  From now on, especially this time of year, I avoid WM at all costs unless there is an exclusive or something popping up.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on December 18, 2007, 10:26 AM
Quote
Meanwhile, the store was absolutley crawling with 2-packs.  They were in the action figure aisle, along the featured toy aisle display, even on top of the self check out registers... and the assortment was endless.  It looked like almost every 2-pack Hasbro has ever put out was available.   Awesome.

I noticed this the last time I was at our local WM as well, the GH two packs were everywhere.  They had their own "endcap" display type things (not really on an endcap, but in the "middle of the main aisle" displays that WM has).  There was a ton in the aisle as well, but they did seem to be selling pretty well.  I'm sure they would make great stocking stuffers. 

The few WMs I (have to) visit this time of year have the Marvel/SW/Transformer sets all bundled together in the middle of the main aisle.

Also of note, our local store has removed the "self checkers", one of the only things that made going to Wal-Mart tolerable for me.  Since they usually don't even have half of their checkouts open, its hard to justify a 20 minute wait in line for a couple of Star Wars figures.  From now on, especially this time of year, I avoid WM at all costs unless there is an exclusive or something popping up.

That really sucks.  I don't even bother shopping at WMs that don't have self checkout, but half the times I go they're shut down anyways with only the "cigarette" lane open way at the other end with 15 people in line.


Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on December 28, 2007, 06:27 PM
And just like that they pull me back in.

"3. Any plans for more vehicles in the Galactic Heroes line?


Answer: Yessir! First up, we will be getting the Millenium Falcon back into circulation in a special "Cinema Scene"-inspired window-boxed style package with Han, Chewie, R2-D2 & C-3PO. Look for this exclusively at Wal-Mart in approximately February. After that, we have plans to continue our popular Cinema Scenes format with some more sets in '08 featuring some new takes on existing vehicles along with some new vehicles *and* creatures. The GH goodness will really be amped up next Fall."


If they do a Rancor, bantha, and dewback i know i will have to pick them up.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 30, 2007, 02:59 AM
That's excellent news!  I never did buy the Falcon, so I'm glad to hear this will return to retail.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on December 31, 2007, 10:18 AM
Brian, did you nab the Target sets yet?  Jesse, the Wal-Mart sets? 

Grabbed my youngest 11 yr. old the Target sets yesterday, they had to go get them from the back.  He did not have the X-Wing stuff so it was nice those were all new.  Jabba's Palace is a nice set that he has displayed open in his room.

Are the Lando, Gamo, others in that sets repacked or repaints.  A little color blind over here  ;D.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 31, 2007, 09:29 PM
Brian, did you nab the Target sets yet?  Jesse, the Wal-Mart sets? 

Yes, I'm good to go, JediMoses grabbed them for me!  Thanks for asking.  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on January 2, 2008, 09:07 AM
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Brian, did you nab the Target sets yet?  Jesse, the Wal-Mart sets?

I actually got the Jabba set from my wife for Christmas, so that was a nice surprise (thanks for asking though DBK).  As far as the other sets, I have seen all of them at this point (just saw the WM ones last night), but just have to pass right now.  Money is tight and I can't shell out $20 for the 1-3 "new" figures in those last few sets.  The Jabba in the other set made it more than worth it to me, but I already have an X-Wing, and as much as I'd like some of those Cantina figs, I'm going to have to pass for now.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 2, 2008, 10:27 AM
I could use some help finding the Jabba Set (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=16584.0)

 :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: BrentS on January 4, 2008, 04:54 PM
I'd love some help on the Jabba Palace version too.  If anyone sees them in their area can you drop me a PM?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on January 7, 2008, 02:04 AM
To my surprise, my friends gave me 4 GH sets for my birthday today.  I got the 2 from Target and the 2 from TRU.  Matt, so much for quiting this line... 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: BrentS on January 7, 2008, 02:54 PM
I got a Jabba's Palace Cinema Scene set today at Target using the DCPI trick.  I'd given up hope trying to track one of those down at retail.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 7, 2008, 03:20 PM
That's odd.

I might try that.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 8, 2008, 12:47 PM
No luck.  Funny how the WM sets are sitting and the Target sets never made it to the shelf...

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on January 8, 2008, 01:38 PM
No luck.  Funny how the WM sets are sitting and the Target sets never made it to the shelf...


Not quite - at least in my area.  The Target sets were both on the shelves for at least a full week at most stores before they dried up.  Only (1) of my WMs managed to stock their sets and they chewed through all of theirs within a few weeks.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on January 13, 2008, 08:12 PM
I know some of you guys asked for help on the Target sets...I have not seen them locally but have and will keep my eyed peeled for them for you.

Sold the Prequel stuff as a lot on ebaY as well as some of the OT dups that were repainted or repacked in the Cinema Scenes to offset some of the costs for getting a few new figs in these cinema scenes. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on January 15, 2008, 08:04 PM
Something for you GH collectors coming on Hasbro.com

Star Wars Galactic Heroes Poster  (http://hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=browse&product_id=20906)

(http://hasbro.com/common/images/products/F0096bffa81_Main400.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on January 15, 2008, 09:03 PM
Nice!

Jay - can you scan this into a poster?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on January 15, 2008, 09:17 PM
maybe if it was 5x bigger  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on January 25, 2008, 12:10 AM
I received my poster today, nothing new on it (It has through the Spirit Obi Wave) its still real spiffy.

Reverse side has the entire listing of all of the Heroes.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 25, 2008, 01:02 AM
According to Jeff's post on the front page, you can get a free poster when you buy any GH's from HasbroToyShop.com (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=217).  Pretty cool.

I received my poster today

Scott, how big is the poster?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 25, 2008, 09:16 AM
This poster is going to drive me nuts as it has all of those 'exclusive' cinema pack figures on it that I refuse to pay $25 for (see Hoth Leia in a box of repacks).

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on January 25, 2008, 05:04 PM
Scott, how big is the poster?

Its an odd size...around 28" x 16"
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on January 28, 2008, 10:27 AM
Good news for those still looking for the TRU Cinema Packs - they are still shipping as I found both the Hoth and Naboo sets over the weekend.

Prices went up - $25.79.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: BrentS on January 30, 2008, 10:19 AM
Is there a checklist somewhere of all the Galactic Heroes figures.  I'm trying "figure" out which ones I'm still missing.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: BrentS on January 30, 2008, 10:21 AM
Nevermind, Just found it.  Duh!  It in the checkllists portion of the site!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 13, 2008, 05:20 PM
I've been creating a second GH checklist that lists every new, repack, repaint, and retool version of each figure and vehicle.  Let me know if anyone finds any discrepancies.

Alphabetical By Individual Figure (http://www.jedidefender.com/checklists/otherhasbro/ghalphaloose.php)

Have I mentioned I'm addicted to these?  :P
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 13, 2008, 06:38 PM
I have a Darth Tater backpack hero, not sure if you want to add that to the list though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 13, 2008, 06:53 PM
It would probably fit in this list better than anywhere else.  Thanks Dan.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 14, 2008, 06:58 AM
It would probably fit in this list better than anywhere else.  Thanks Dan.

Anytime  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 14, 2008, 12:03 PM
Anybody else super fired up for Galactic Heroes at Toy Fair?  It sounds like we'll be getting a full 2008 reveal (like last year's) - and I'm especially pumped to see what all these "new" ships are going to be.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on February 14, 2008, 02:11 PM
Yes, I'm more excited about the GH plans than I am the basic figure lineup. 

It's too bad the reissue of the Falcon is going to be WM only as I'd like to find out the SRP. 

Regardless, it will be interesting and I hope they don't reveal the whole 2008 lineup as it's nice to have some surprises throughout the year.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 15, 2008, 02:19 PM
From a pre Toy Fair press release:

Quote
Star Wars Clone Wars Galactic Heroes Path Games (Assortment of 3 games)
(Approximate Retail Price: $14.99; Recommended Age: 5 & up; Available: October 2008; Players: 1 to 2)

Based on the upcoming animated series, The Clone Wars, players use battling dice and cards to navigate a 3-D game board with a character from the series. Two Galactic Hero Action Figures are included in each game. Advanced rules are included for older players. An assortment of three games is available, each sold separately.

Huh.  Based on no further evidence whatsoever... I'm going to say this is awesome.  That is provisional, however.  If "assortment of three games"  means each has 2 (or one ::)) exclusive figure(s) locked inside $15 packaging....

I'm just going to assume this is cool news.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on February 15, 2008, 02:35 PM
Not me.  I'm growing tired of dropping $20 for sets that only have one or two new figures.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 15, 2008, 08:22 PM
I'm not quite sure what to think of that info.  Hopefully Toy Fair can clarify this for us.

And I'll join you guys in looking forward to what's going to be revealed in New York.  Weren't there supposed to be something like 28 2-packs released this year?  I assume that number includes the number of repacks they do each year, but that should still leave a number of new figures yet to be revealed.  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2008, 04:22 PM
According to the front page from Jeff...

Dewbacks, Rancors, and Vader TIE's...  Oh my!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 16, 2008, 04:41 PM
I am pumped for the Dewback and Rancor, cant wait to see pics.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on February 16, 2008, 07:05 PM
Next couple of 2 Packs..

Plo Koon and Clone Pilot Jag
Shaak Ti and Grevious Bodyguard
Slave Leia and R2-D2 Sail Barge
Destroyer Droid and Jar Jar Binks
Padme and AOTC Red Clone Trooper
Anakin and AOTC Clone Trooper Blue
Kit Fisto and General Grevious
R2-D2 and Super Battle Droid
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 16, 2008, 08:07 PM
I am pumped for the Dewback and Rancor, cant wait to see pics.

Unfortunately, you'll be waiting a bit.

The rancor and the dewback sets were shown during the presentation and were not in the showroom to be photographed.  :(

Hasbro is sending out images, when we get them, we'll post them.  In the meantime, check out Vader's TIE and the Ep2 Starfighter sets:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Galactic_Heroes/DSCF8074.JPG)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Galactic_Heroes/DSCF8070.JPG)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 16, 2008, 08:24 PM
Sucks they were not there. As for the 2 vehicles tey are passes for me. I was afraid i would want the figures included but it seems to have worked out well.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 16, 2008, 09:02 PM
Lots of things to be excited about.  Even more than I was hoping for.

I gotta say though, Jar Jar/ Destroyer Droid may cross a new line for Galactic Heroes.  I'm happy all those Cinema Scene exclusives are trickling out in the two-packs.  I also had no doubt Hasbro was openly lying about the prospects for Jar Jar coming out in a two pack any time soon, and made my peace with it (for some reason) long before I dropped $25 on him at TRU.  But announcing three months later that he's about to be handcuffed to a NEW figure?  Come on, Hasbro, years of following the plight of 3.75 collectors taught me not to expect much, but I know you're bigger than THAT.  Seriously, how late do I have to stay up tonight before seeing pictures of Qui Gon/ Watto ::)?

ETA:
Per Jeff's post below...  REDACTED!!!!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 16, 2008, 09:24 PM
Just to clarify, the JarJar in the upcoming 2-pack is not the same as the Cinema Scene version.

This new one has a "boomer" thingy weapon and a new head sculpt...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on February 16, 2008, 09:42 PM
Pics!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Official_Hasbro_Images/Galactic_Heroes/87868-R2-D2andSuperBattleDroid.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Official_Hasbro_Images/Galactic_Heroes/87867-KitFistoGeneralGrevious.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Official_Hasbro_Images/Galactic_Heroes/87865-AnakinandCloneTrooperBlue-2.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Official_Hasbro_Images/Galactic_Heroes/87864-padmeandEpllredCloneTrooper.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Official_Hasbro_Images/Galactic_Heroes/87736-LeiaandR2-D2wDrinkTray.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Official_Hasbro_Images/Galactic_Heroes/87735-ShaakTiandGrievousBodyGuard.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Official_Hasbro_Images/Galactic_Heroes/87734-DestroyerDroidandJarJarBinks.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2008/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Official_Hasbro_Images/Galactic_Heroes/87733-PloKloonandCaptainJag.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2008, 10:24 PM
If the dewback and rancor go as well with kubricks as the jabba, I am beyond stoked!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 16, 2008, 11:50 PM
We don't have the slides yet, but 'scum was able to get a copy early.  Here are the Dewback and Rancor sets....  dewback should be a wide release, the rancor is TRU exclusive.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/TF2008/Hasbro/presentation/Slide23.JPG)

(http://www.rebelscum.com/TF2008/Hasbro/presentation/Slide29.JPG)

(http://www.rebelscum.com/TF2008/Hasbro/presentation/Slide30.JPG)

(http://www.rebelscum.com/TF2008/Hasbro/presentation/Slide44.JPG)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on February 17, 2008, 09:46 AM
They look super- thanks for the pics Jeff!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 17, 2008, 09:52 AM
Very cool, i like these sets.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on February 18, 2008, 02:09 AM
The new figures look nice as usual especially the vehicles.  These are so fun and cool to collect, and I gotta admit at least for me, Hasbro is making it hard to stop collecting this line.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 18, 2008, 09:45 AM
The new stuff looks pretty cool.  I'm really stoked about a Rancor in the GH line, and hope it won't be too tough to get a hold of (being exclusive).  Overall, it looks like a pretty prequel-heavy year for the GH in general (which is expected I guess), but there's still some nice stuff on the way.  I guess Hasbro is seeing that its not just a "kid's line" with figures like Slave Leia making an appearance now :).  Nice to see some new ships as well, I hope they do well and they'll continue.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on February 18, 2008, 10:36 AM
I knew I missed something in all of those Toy Fair photos.

Lovin the Rancor and the Jedi Starfighter.  Nothing wrong with Slave Leia & Bar2 either.  :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on February 19, 2008, 03:11 PM
Nothing wrong with Slave Leia & Bar2 either.  :)

Agreed, but there IS something wrong with those cinema sets.  I don't like to complain (and most don't want to hear it) but Hasbro could stand to put a little more effort in regards to repaints. 

I don't mind 'new' sandtroopers if they have different pauldrons that we don't already have - Blue Snags was cool as were the Cantina Band guys with new instruments.  But these new sets leave a lot to be desired.

*Endor Set - two new Ewoks

*Mustafar Set - new Padme and Commander Thire

*Dewback Set - new Dewback and Luke (what is that, three Tatooine Lukes?)

*Geonosis Set - worst set yet - only new character is the Nexu. 

*Falcon - absolutely nothing new here outside of the Falcon (assuming you missed it the first time).

The vehicles sets are a little easier to swallow (we know the TRU sets will be $25+) because they are newly tooled vehicles and they make up 80% of the set.


Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 19, 2008, 03:21 PM
That is the one thing that sucks about thi sline.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: BrentS on February 23, 2008, 10:58 PM
Wow, just saw some of these pics.  Some of these will be hard to pass on.  Its shame that I'm buying all the 2-packs, its seems that 90% of them show up in the new cinema scenes.  :-\

Anyway, I got the Hoth and Naboo Cinema Scenes at TRU today.  I also got the Royal Guard/DSG 2-Pack that was missing from my collection.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 25, 2008, 10:49 AM
Regardless, it will be interesting and I hope they don't reveal the whole 2008 lineup as it's nice to have some surprises throughout the year.

You know, I happened to be thinking about this over the weekend (after my son asked again about Assaj ventress, and my wife and I remembered we had been expecting/hoping for her in 2008).  Only two "new" waves of 2 packs were revealed, counting the already known Spring Wave (Jedi and Clones), despite Hasbro previously leaking rumors about a whole slew of 2-packs.  I hadn't questioned it before because the flood of Cinema Scenes at Toy Fair seemed like a full year of toys...

but there's no way Hasbro walks away from 2008 without an Ahsoka.  I couldn't imagine it.  I'm feeling pretty confident there may also be a yet unrevealed "clone wars" wave, or two,  that they are patiently sitting on.  That would make a pretty decent Q&A question, actually...


Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 3, 2008, 09:44 AM
If anyone missed the first release, I saw the Wal-Mart exclusive re-release Falcon set this weekend.  They had an endcap full of them, for around $35 ($34.88 or something).  Just a heads up for anyone looking for this set.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 3, 2008, 10:08 AM
I was at WM this weekend and didn't find them.  Hopefully they will show up online and I can snag one there.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on March 3, 2008, 10:15 PM
We had a report from one of our Minnesota Target employees (two actually) that the GH sets are being put out on end caps-
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on March 3, 2008, 10:31 PM
We had a report from one of our Minnesota Target employees (two actually) that the GH sets are being put out on end caps-

Yeah, but these are all repacks, no?  I'm not very excited about these sets as others.  Jeff??
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 3, 2008, 10:45 PM
Yeah, but these are all repacks, no? 

As usual, there are 2 new figures in each of the Target sets...

Endor = 2 new Ewoks (& possible new "dirty" paint variants on the troopers)
Mustafar = Mustafar Padme and Commander Thire (& possible new "dirty" paint variants on the troopers)

The WM Falcon though is all repacks.  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on March 4, 2008, 08:10 AM
Anyone have the DCPI #'s for the Target sets?

Also, anyone findingt he new 2-packs?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 4, 2008, 09:41 AM
Nice to hear that the GH sets are hitting.  I'd really like to pick up the Endor one, and we'll see about the Mustafar one.  Its tough to buy these whole sets for just 1-2 figures, but I've been doing it with many of the OT-based ones.  These have to be great for new collectors though, or as gifts.  I might have to go looking for these today if they are starting to hit.  At least around here, these things are gone in minutes it seems.  I never did see the last round on shelves (just the empty shelves where they were), and my wife was only able to get one by using the DCPI at a lower traffic Target to get me the Jabba set for Christmas.  Hopefully these won't be as difficult to get a hold of.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 4, 2008, 02:04 PM
Why not wait for the $35 version? (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Galactic-Heroes-Millennium-Falcon-NEW-in-box_W0QQitemZ300201486882QQihZ020QQcategoryZ751QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: RichardTheBloody on March 4, 2008, 04:16 PM
<dies laughing at the Rancor>

I LOVE IT! :D:D:D:D

Anyone else think Obiwan's AOTC Fighter looks a bit reminiscent of a Shadow Parasite from the halcyon days of StarCom?

I'm gonna have to start selling off my 12 inch SW Collection to make room for these beauties, especially NOW they're making vehicles.  Any idea if they're gonna do a Force Unleashed series? I'm kinda surprised they haven't yet, but oh well.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on March 5, 2008, 02:46 AM
Why not wait for the $35 version? (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Galactic-Heroes-Millennium-Falcon-NEW-in-box_W0QQitemZ300201486882QQihZ020QQcategoryZ751QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Just baffling.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 5, 2008, 11:34 AM
We had a report from one of our Minnesota Target employees (two actually) that the GH sets are being put out on end caps-

All those extra shocktroopers are going to make a funny addition to my sons' GH pile.  Where have the 212/501 repacks been (or a proper Saleucami Red repaint of that goofy blue clone from the young-Chewie set)? 

Speeder-grip Paploo, though, makes up for every single flaw in the Endor set and then some.  If only they'd taken the care to let Endor Leia ride a bike.  Those little speederbikes have never stopped being the greatest thing about this entire line.



Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on March 5, 2008, 03:09 PM
Picked up the Falcon today at Wally.  No sign of the Target sets yet, I'm still not sure if I'll pick up the Mustafar set yet or not :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 5, 2008, 03:18 PM
I'm curious, are very many of you seeing the Target exclusive sets (Endor and Mustafar) - or were the couple sightings we've heard of early leaks?  I know that Hasbro's slide show said a date of 3/23, however accurate that might be.  I know the Iron Man movie stuff is supposed to be hitting that weekend as well, so maybe there's a bit of an overhaul coming along with that.  I checked our local store yesterday, but didn't see any signs of anything there.  Our local WM did have the Falcon set though, which is spiffy and great for those who missed the earlier one.

I'm on the fence with the Mustafar set as well.  I'd like the Padme, and extra Shocktroopers are nice I guess, but I'm not sure if I can justify that set or not.  I haven't picked up any of the prequel "cinema scenes" so far, hopefully I won't regret that later on.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 5, 2008, 03:46 PM
I'm curious, are very many of you seeing the Target exclusive sets (Endor and Mustafar) - or were the couple sightings we've heard of early leaks?  I know that Hasbro's slide show said a date of 3/23, however accurate that might be.

From what I understand, the 3/23 date is the next re-set date.  Like you said, lots of stuff hitting that weekend, so lots of aisle resetting will take place then not just SW.

Stuff that is being found now is most likely being "flexed" out early, either to fill shelf space or from people using DPCIs.  Definitely not a wide-spread thing around here for the Target sets.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 5, 2008, 03:51 PM
Thanks for the info Jeff.  I won't go too crazy looking for these yet then, and hope that they'll hit that weekend instead.  Like I mentioned, I don't know if its like this everywhere or not, but these sets - particularly the Target ones - just fly off the shelves here, rarely lasting the day from what I've seen.  The TRU and Wal-Mart ones seemed to sit a little bit more, but the Target ones do seem to go fast.  I guess they've had the better sets overall so far though, so maybe that's why.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 5, 2008, 03:56 PM
but I'm not sure if I can justify that set or not. 

It's so tough to swallow these it's not even funny.

But I'm a tool so I continue to buy - maybe this time I'll try to sell the extras and just be happy with the extra couple bucks I get for them...

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 5, 2008, 04:09 PM
Speaking of the scenes/larger packs, how many of these (the ones we know about anyways) are you guys in for this year?
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Vader and TIE Advanced

Arena Cinema Scene (Nexu, Reek, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Padme)

Dewback Cinema Scene (Dewback, Sandtrooper Rider, Sandtrooper x2, Han, Luke w/poncho, Garindan, Chewie)

Obi-Wan and R4-P17 with Jedi Starfighter (Clone Wars)

Millennium Falcon re-release (with Han, Chewie, R2, and 3PO) WM

Speeder Bike Chase (Endor Luke, Endor Han, Endor Soldier, Stormtrooper, Biker Scout, 3 Ewoks, 3 Speeder Bikes) Target

Battle on Mustafar (Obi-Wan, Emperor, Anakin, Padme, 3PO, Comm. Thire, Shocktrooper x4) Target

Rancor (with Luke and Gamorrean Guard) TRU

AT-RT (with Gree, Yoda, Kashyyyk Trooper, Wookiee Warrior) TRU
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Wow, that's a lot of big packs this year - and who knows what will pop up towards the end of the year again.  I never would have guessed that the GH line would have gotten this far, and in some cases, this obscure.  I'm still enjoying it though.  As for me, I'll pick up probably all of the OT sets (Rancor, Dewback, Vader's TIE, Endor), and I'm on the fence with the Jedi Starfighter and Mustafar sets.  We'll see about the AT-RT and Arena scene ones.  I used to think I'd stick to OT-only with these, but that hasn't really ended up being the case.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 5, 2008, 05:57 PM
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Vader and TIE Advanced - Maybe

Arena Cinema Scene (Nexu, Reek, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Padme) - No, this one is ridiculous.

Dewback Cinema Scene (Dewback, Sandtrooper Rider, Sandtrooper x2, Han, Luke w/poncho, Garindan, Chewie) - Yes

Obi-Wan and R4-P17 with Jedi Starfighter (Clone Wars) - Probably (new ship with new figure)

Millennium Falcon re-release (with Han, Chewie, R2, and 3PO) WM  Unfortunately, yes.

Speeder Bike Chase (Endor Luke, Endor Han, Endor Soldier, Stormtrooper, Biker Scout, 3 Ewoks, 3 Speeder Bikes) Target  Regrettably, yes.

Battle on Mustafar (Obi-Wan, Emperor, Anakin, Padme, 3PO, Comm. Thire, Shocktrooper x4) Target  See above.

Rancor (with Luke and Gamorrean Guard) TRU  Depends on the price - most likely $25+.

AT-RT (with Gree, Yoda, Kashyyyk Trooper, Wookiee Warrior) TRU  See above.
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I made a promise to myself for 2008 - no more basic figures - my only focus are the Galactic Heroes.  Maybe I should change that to only the two packs.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 5, 2008, 06:17 PM
I'm a tool, too, so I'll be buying everything except the totally repacked Falcon (thank the Maker for that, at least).  

The Nexu scene is going to be the most annoying for me, edging out Mustafar.  It kills me that they didn't see fit to squeeze a simple yellow AOTC Clone Commander repaint in there (or even a repack of the plain white one that never sees re-release, let alone repack).

Does anybody see a real difference between the AT-RT Wookie and Tarful?  I'll be stunned if we're totally free to ignore that 2-pack, but that's what it looks like to me.

Design-wise, I'm a little disappointed that they couldn't fit a 2-leg astromech into the Jedi starfighter... but I'm thrilled that regular Vaders and even the Tie Pilot (with his ridiculously designed Tayshaun Prince wingspan) look to somehow fit in that Tie Fighter.  Kudos.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on March 5, 2008, 09:17 PM
Rancor and Dewback set all the way. I want the NExu so may go for that one. The other sets i plan to try to pick up the new figures on ebay.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 6, 2008, 09:46 AM
By the way, I can't wait for Arena Scene 2009 - featuring Nexu, Aacklay, and the same 3 heroes.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 7, 2008, 11:12 AM
This might be an obvious question, but are the scenes like the Dewback, Vader's TIE, Arena, and Obi-Wan w/Jedi starfighter just general releases?  I didn't see them labeled as exclusives to anyone, or heard it mentioned, but aside from the earlier Playskool releases, wouldn't these be the first larger/cinema scenes that were available everywhere?  I wonder if these will be hitting between now and the July 26th date (maybe Jeff knows)?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 7, 2008, 11:19 AM
are the scenes like the Dewback, Vader's TIE, Arena, and Obi-Wan w/Jedi starfighter just general releases? 

They are not currently slated as exclusives.  (subject to the whims of Hasbro of course)

Since the ships are big new tools for the line, the plan was for them to be everywhere to maximize the return on them.


I wonder if these will be hitting between now and the July 26th date (maybe Jeff knows)?

They said "Summer".  They weren't sure if they'd get out before the 7/26 stuff or not...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 7, 2008, 11:20 AM
Once again, thanks for the info Jeff, much appreciated.   You are a fountain of knowledge :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on March 8, 2008, 07:47 PM
I picked up the Endor set today- I'm no ewok lover, but 8 figures and 3 speederbikes for $20 is a pretty great deal. And once again, they made a fantastic display in the box- Man I wish they would do some more cardboard mail aways with that kind of detail for the 3 3/4 line.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 13, 2008, 04:35 PM
Quote from:  Hasbro Q&A with JD
3. The Galactic Heroes shown at Toy Fair looked awesome. A dewback, a rancor, new vehicles - everything fans of the line have been asking for and more! However, you're not expecting us to believe 2008 is going to come and go without a GH version of Ahsoka (or any of the other characters from the new Clone Wars cartoon), are you? It may be a long shot, but is there any chance of an Asajj Ventress GH figure?

**Well now, we were hoping to leave some info for Comic Con but ya beat us to it. We can indeed confirm that at least one of these female lightsaber wielders will be out for Galactic Heroes. Exact timing is still TBD, but look for them on shelf by mid-Nov.

Thanks for asking my question, [um, Jeff?  Jesse?  Ryan? ]!  That's awesome news.  Next Christmas is shaping up to be a crazy time for Galactic Heroes releases. 

Kid talk:
My boys love these almost as much as I do.  The importance of them standing so easily on those enormous feet can't be overstated.  My youngest's new play pattern with them lately is bizarre:  Instead of being a god-like observer/orchestrater, he's been putting himself in the action.  He still barely talks, but he'll have himself get blasted by a battle droid and then collapse in a heap on the ground.  Very cute and a tad disturbing.  Never once has it occurred to me (or my oldest) to play like that with figures.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 13, 2008, 09:49 PM
That's a pretty cute story about your son.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 19, 2008, 03:39 PM
Just a heads up for everyone - I think its mainly a midwest chain, but if you have a Gordman's in your area, I stopped by our local store today and found the newest wave of Galactic Heroes (the Jedi/clone combos).  They had all but the Gree/Tarfful at our store, at $5.99 each.

On a side note, our Target also set up their endcap, so I picked up the Endor Speeder Bike chase pack.  I'm really glad to have that found, since they seem to go so quickly around here.  I'm still tempted on the Mustafar set, but left it on the shelves for today.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 20, 2008, 10:38 AM
Nice finds Brian!  That's a great price on the two packs - I think we have a Gordman's here too.

If you want that Mustafar set, pick it up - they go quick as you already know.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on March 20, 2008, 11:23 AM
I picked up both the Mustafar and Endor sets earlier this week.  I also picked up a few large plastic eggs at Target as well.  We're going to have a GH easter egg hunt at our house this year... can't wait to see the boys faces when they crack open the eggs and find the figures in there.  :D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 20, 2008, 11:42 AM
I found them yesterday and used the $5 coupon.

I think it's time to sell off my extras.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on March 20, 2008, 02:02 PM
I found them yesterday and used the $5 coupon.

I think it's time to sell off my extras.



What extras ya got ?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 20, 2008, 02:29 PM
I'll let you know tomorrow.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on March 20, 2008, 06:45 PM
I picked up the Endor set today, the only one they had. No mustafar sets though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on March 21, 2008, 01:51 PM
Just a heads up for everyone - I think its mainly a midwest chain, but if you have a Gordman's in your area, I stopped by our local store today and found the newest wave of Galactic Heroes (the Jedi/clone combos).  They had all but the Gree/Tarfful at our store, at $5.99 each.

On a side note, our Target also set up their endcap, so I picked up the Endor Speeder Bike chase pack.  I'm really glad to have that found, since they seem to go so quickly around here.  I'm still tempted on the Mustafar set, but left it on the shelves for today.
;D Heh...I found the same at Gordman's here today...all 4 of the new ones!  Still no sign of the Target reset here, so I'm still Endor and Mustafarless :'(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 21, 2008, 01:53 PM
Yeah, thanks Brian - I hit up our local Gordmans and found three of the four sets.  Couldn't find the Jedi two pack.

 :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 21, 2008, 08:51 PM
I picked up both the Mustafar and Endor sets earlier this week.  I also picked up a few large plastic eggs at Target as well.  We're going to have a GH easter egg hunt at our house this year... can't wait to see the boys faces when they crack open the eggs and find the figures in there.  :D

What a kickass idea!  I've got a few spare GH figures too...  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 24, 2008, 09:46 AM
After picking up the Endor GH set on Wednesday, we happened to be back at Target on Friday and they were all gone.  There was one Mustafar set left, but the Mrs. talked me out of picking that one up :).  Probably just as well, as I guess I was basically buying it for the Padme (although the Thire is a nice bonus too).  Again, too many of these things hit at once, and after picking up the Endor set, a couple of SA 501st Troopers, two Iron Man movie figures, and a Joe figure - I figured that was enough for the week.

Its amazing how quickly these seem to sell out though, particularly the Target sets.  They are gone literally in a couple of days here.  I noticed our TRU seemed to have more stock of last year's Naboo and Hoth sets (for $25).  Also, unless our store just got crazy stock of them, our local WM really has a pile of those Falcon sets.  I don't know that any have moved yet, unless they are just restocking them.  Every time I've been there, the endcap is piled full of them.  I was kind of surprised.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 25, 2008, 03:42 AM
What is the retail price in the US for the Falcon?  I'm trying to decide if I should wait for it to arrive in Canada (if it does, and likely pay $10 more), or try and grab a US one (and have to pay shipping).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on March 25, 2008, 04:01 AM
Should be $34.88 Jesse, I received mine with help from solrac. I really like it.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 25, 2008, 04:33 AM
Thanks Dale.  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 25, 2008, 11:13 AM

Its amazing how quickly these seem to sell out though, particularly the Target sets.  They are gone literally in a couple of days here. 

One day after the reset, and all I found at our Target #2 was a lonely Mustafar.  I'm under the vague impression that Targets always stock their exclusives at least once... but if it weren't for that, I'd be pretty suspicious that Target #1 isn't going to stock these things at all.  Pretty annoying that I have to jump through hoops for the privelege of paying $20 for 2 new GH figures. 

Hasbro gave a Q&A response to one of the other sites about the Cinema Scenes this week.  It was mumbo jumbo, but they suggested they have been doing enough to the other (non-new) figures to, they feel, keep the full sets interesting to collectors.  I maintain there's no way they believe that.  They are deliberately presenting collectors with a stupid choice, and that's that. 

1.  I'm sure doing it that way meets several business aims (some good some bad)
2.  I think Hasbro AND collectors have benefitted in the past when they've opened up about tough marketing decisions
3.  I wish they would be open about this.  I wish it because I believe they are truly handling this wrong (and I think I can say that from a relatively non-naive place).  I think open communication MIGHT present better solutions for 2009/2010 before it's too late.  But whatever.

Also, once again, I am fully convinced the new figures in these sets are getting noticably worse paint applications.  I have no good theory why this is, and I'm actually not even all that put out about it...  but after several releases lately, I'm pretty sure I'm right.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 25, 2008, 11:49 AM
I stopped by Target last night, and our local store must have restocked the Galactic Heroes sets (or had more in back).  There was 2 of the Mustafar sets, and 1 Endor one, sure to be long gone quickly.  All the exclusives seem to be selling out pretty well.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on March 25, 2008, 11:55 AM
These sets were hard purchases for me, but I'm really diggin the Endor set now....Mustafar - not so much.  I'm hoping that Hasbro puts some more thought (new characters) into future sets.  I feel really bad for the openers though.  $20 for 2 new figures ain't such a great deal, but they look super groovy in the boxed presentation.   :P
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on March 29, 2008, 07:20 PM
During my stops at Target this morning, I was able to find both of these sets.  I also picked up a Han Solo and Logray (catching up a little) for $7 plus tax - this Target for some reason had higher pricing.  I still need to find Luke with Yoda & Spirit of Obi.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 31, 2008, 09:35 AM
We stopped by Target on Friday, and it looks like they restocked their Galactic Heroes sets again.  There weren't any Endor ones, but they had four of the Mustafar sets on the shelves.  It does seem to be the slower seller of the two, but I'm sure it will still sell out swiftly.  If somehow it ends up hitting clearance, I'd be all over it.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 3, 2008, 09:35 AM
Just another update similar to my previous one, but it seems like these Target exclusives must be reshipping (or they just have a bunch in the back).  Yesterday I stopped by our local store and the GH sets (as well as the Battle Packs and Secura Starfighters) were all stocked pretty full again.  The Endor set continues to be the most scarce, but they had three of those and probably 8 of the Mustafar sets - which still tempts me.  The longer they stay on the shelves, the longer I can try to talk the Mrs. into picking one up :).  Heck, our daughter needs that Padme, right? :P
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 3, 2008, 10:18 PM
Heck, our daughter needs that Padme, right? :P

Absolutely!  No doubt about it.  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on April 4, 2008, 12:06 PM
Pick it up if you want it.

These sets are a pain in the butt to track down once they are sold out.

 :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 4, 2008, 12:17 PM
Looking back at page 23 of this thread, when I posted this wish list, its amazing how many of these we have gotten since then:

While we're on the subject of the potential future of the GH line, are there any figures (or beasts/ships) you'd like to see in particular?  I always tend to lean towards OT offerings, so I'll stick to that with my list.

Figures (2 packs)
Bespin Luke/OT Yoda or Bespin Luke/Spirit Ben
Bespin Lando/Lobot
Endor Han/Endor Leia
Hoth Rebel Soldier/Snowtrooper
OT Emperor/(repack Jedi Luke or Vader?)
Leia Boussh/Han in Carbonite
Greedo/Hammerhead (Momaw Nadon)
Walrusman (Ponda Baba)/Sandtrooper
Teebo/Logray/Chief Chirpa
General Lando/Admiral Ackbar
Han Stormtrooper/Luke Stormtrooper
Troop Packs (Stormtroopers, Biker Scouts, Hoth Stormtroopers, Rebel Troops)

Vehicles/Playsets
TIE Fighter w/Pilot
Slave 1 w/(repack) Boba Fett
AT-AT w/Driver, Hoth Rebel Soldier/Commander, Snowtrooper
Landspeeder (normal) w/Luke, Obi-Wan
Jabba the Hutt w/Dais, Bib Fortuna, Amanaman (or any other Palace alien)
Max Rebo Band Set

Lots of other ideas I'm sure I'm forgetting, but those are a few I'd like to see.  Probably not very likely, but they would be neat ;)

I was looking at these again this week, thinking of what else I'd like to see in this line.  Looking at the main OT characters, they really have been mostly done - aside from re-releases or minor variants (like Han/Luke with Stormtrooper belts).  That might be why we're seeing a big trend towards prequel ones this year, and like Clone Wars as well, but there are still some others I'd like to see from the OT.  Just a few ideas off the top of my head:

Admiral Ackbar/General Lando
Han Solo (Stormtrooper belt)/Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper belt)
OT Emperor Palpatine (without saber)/Vader or Luke (repack?)
Chief Chirpa/Logray
Teebo/Warok
Endor (Ewok Village) Leia/Lumat
Cloud Car Pilot/Lobot
Tessek/Amanaman
Ree Yees/Yakface
Spirit of Anakin/Spirit of Yoda
Rebel Fleet Trooper/Stormtrooper (repack?)
Yavin Ceremony Luke/Yavin Ceremony Han
Uncle Owen/Aunt Beru (unlikely)
Nien Nunb/Mon Mothma

Max Rebo Band Box Set

Slave 1 w/Boba Fett
TIE Fighter w/TIE Pilot
Landspeeder w/Luke and 3PO
AT-AT Walker w/General Veers, AT-AT Driver, Snowtrooper
Bantha w/Tusken Raider

There's still plenty of prequel choices as well, but this post is already long enough :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 8, 2008, 12:20 PM
I was curious, for those of you who buy these (either for yourself or for kiddos) - where do you keep them?  Are they on display, packed away until the kids are older, or tossed in the kids' toy box?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on April 8, 2008, 01:38 PM
Are they on display, packed away until the kids are older, or tossed in the kids' toy box?

All of the above.  ;)

The boys absolutely love the GH figures but since they are still young (under 2) and still prone to putting them in the mouth (you should see the teeth marks on Vader, 3PO, and R2  ::)), they only get to play with the "duplicate" figures from the Cinema Scene sets at the moment.  That way, if they wreck them, it's no big deal since they are just duplicates. 

Even though they only get the duplicates, they still have 25+ figures, plus an X-Wing, Naboo Fighter, Wampa, Taun-Taun, and more thanks to all those box sets.  The rest of the figures (the non-duplicates) I'm saving until they get a little older (and less likely to chew on them), so I put those on some GH display shelves that I have set up.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 8, 2008, 10:50 PM
Similar situation for me, except that my 2 kids are 5 1/2 years apart, not a few minutes apart.  ;)

My 6 year old daughter has a whole bunch of my duplicates, I'd say 20 or 25 of them.  She still plays with them, despite being "too old" for playschool toys.  My nine month old is starting to show interest in smaller items like these figures, so I'm sure she will be inheriting some herself as well.

And I have mine displayed loose on two 8 foot long by 12 inch deep shelves.  I've got (nearly) every paint variation, so those shelves are getting pretty full.  I've got the 2 Target exclusive Scenes coming in the mail as we speak and I'm holding out that the Wal-Mart exclusive Falcon will make it to Canada.  Then things will be getting pretty cozy.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: David on April 12, 2008, 08:18 PM
I bought the GH Millenium Falcon at Wal-Mart today so I could have a centerpiece to start up a small GH display. Was the Falcon supposed to be $15 or did I just get lucky and find it on clearance?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 12, 2008, 08:35 PM
I bought the GH Millenium Falcon at Wal-Mart today so I could have a centerpiece to start up a small GH display. Was the Falcon supposed to be $15 or did I just get lucky and find it on clearance?

Should be $34.88 Jesse, I received mine with help from solrac. I really like it.

$15. is a hell of a good price.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on April 13, 2008, 12:22 PM
I'm really tempted to pick up the WM version simply because of the packaging.  Weren't the older Falcons going for over $100 on eBay?  Crazy.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on April 13, 2008, 12:55 PM
Has anyone found the new 2 packs yet?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on April 13, 2008, 06:16 PM
Has anyone found the new 2 packs yet?

Scott did a few weeks back at some weird store here in MN.  I think a few other folks have found them as well, but it's pretty spotty.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 14, 2008, 09:10 AM
Has anyone found the new 2 packs yet?

Scott did a few weeks back at some weird store here in MN.  I think a few other folks have found them as well, but it's pretty spotty.

I found all but the Gree pack at a store called Gordman's (which I don't think is nationwide, but I'm not sure).  I haven't heard of them hitting any of the big stores yet though.

Just a side question for everyone - does anyone have opinions on last year's WM exclusive Cantina sets?  I saw them a couple times, but just couldn't afford them with everything else that was hitting at the time.  Are they worth trying to pick up now?  I really like to keep up at least with the OT sets, but I realize that these are mostly repacked figures (as the sets usually are).  From what I've seen, the "Cantina Band" set seems to be pretty reasonable, with the other one (Cantina Encounter?) a little higher priced.  Just wondering what everyone thought of these sets, are they worth picking up?  Doesn't the Band one have some sort of sound feature?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on April 15, 2008, 10:43 AM
It's a shame you couldn't catch them on clearance.  I saw them briefly for $10 at Wal-mart (after I'd bought them), and that's not real common here.

I really like the Cantina Band set.  It does play a short but surprisingly nice sounding clip of the first Cantina Band song (and lights a blue LED); and all 4 of the band members are given their correct instruments, making a total of 5 unique members when you add in your Figrin D'an.  As standalones,  I like this squat little group even better than their 3.75" counterparts.  Even the rehashed Hammerhead and Duros are both kinda interesting repaints.  I consider the Duros the most interesting of all the Cantina repaints, since he(she?) at least completes a Baniss Keeg/Ellors Madak pair (as seen on screen, more or less). 

Cantina Encounter was much more lame, and keeps getting lamer.  The dirty Sandtroopers are already less compelling with the Dewback set coming later this year.  Dirty R2, silver-leg C3PO, and Blue Snaggletooth are all interesting in their own ways - but this is mostly a tough decision for a really cool Wuher.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on April 15, 2008, 08:01 PM
I would agree with that post 100%- Wuher and blue snaggy are the only reasons to buy that set. The band set with the sound is great- and it is such a nicely done package to leave them in and still be aboe to do the sound/light effect. I bought an extra on clearance just in case my sound effect box gives out some day.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 16, 2008, 08:38 AM
Well, BBTS has some of their stuff on 15% "clearance" this week, so I ordered the Band set for $19 and change.  It will bug me not having the Wuher, but maybe sometime down the road I can grab the other set (or he'll be re-released).

Also, as a side note, I noticed yesterday that our Wal-Mart also has the Falcon sets in the clearance aisle.  Ours are currently priced at $25 (down from $35), but that's the quickest I've seen something Star Wars hit the clearance aisle at WM.  Usually they let things collect dust for a couple of years first.  I guess these do take up a lot of room though.  I'm kind of surprised more people didn't pick them up, but maybe everyone has a Falcon already.  A holiday release might have worked better with parents too.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on April 29, 2008, 10:08 AM
Random question:   What do you guys do with the "soft goods" capes on your Darth Vaders?  For no good reason, all 37 (or whatever it is) of ours still have that stitch that keeps the capes folded over on themselves.  I think they look cool enough both ways (I like the way the still-stitched ones can appear to "blow" out behind him), but every now and then I think about the weird decision these present.  Most pictures I see are also still stitched, but my instincts suggest you're probably "supposed" to snip them open at some point. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on May 1, 2008, 02:52 AM
I found the following sets at Target during lunch today:

Aayla Secura & Commander Bly
Ki-Adi-Mundi & Commander Bacara
Saesee Tiin & Agen Kolar
Commander Gree & Tarfful
Luke Skywalker with Yoda & Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on May 1, 2008, 10:42 AM
Luke Skywalker with Yoda & Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi

This is old - correct?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on May 1, 2008, 10:57 AM
Luke Skywalker with Yoda & Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi

This is old - correct?

Yup, I was missing this set from the previous wave.  I was having a tough time finding it, but it was found at last.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on May 1, 2008, 02:53 PM
While out looking for Indy stuff today, I stopped at WM and they had the newest wave of GH there as well (the Jedi/Clones wave).  I was able to grab the Gree/Wookiee set I had missed earlier - so if you're on the lookout for these, WM may have them.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SITHSPAWN on May 1, 2008, 07:05 PM
Just wondering if anybody has an extra Jabba's Palace and/or Death Star Assault Target Exclusives?  These are the only 2 Cinema Scenes I'm missing.  I didn't find them anywhere this winter. 

Please send me a PM if you can help me out.
Title: Has anyone seen this Galactic Heroes wave yet?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 7, 2008, 04:52 PM
I haven't seen it, nor heard of anyone finding it either.

If it's not out now or has not been out, does anyone know when it will be out??

This is the wave I'm talking about:

Wave 16: REVENGE OF THE SITH
  Aayla Secura & Commander Bly
  Ki-Adi-Mundi & Commander Bacara
  Saesee Tiin & Agen Kolar
  Commander Gree & Tarfful
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this Galactic Heroes wave yet?
Post by: Jayson on May 7, 2008, 04:58 PM
Yep, here (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=1529.870)  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 7, 2008, 05:18 PM
If it's not out now or has not been out, does anyone know when it will be out??

It's been out at various small stores (online and brick & mortar shops) since late March, but only recently began showing up at Target/Wal-Mart (see the posts at the top of this page).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 7, 2008, 05:57 PM
If it's not out now or has not been out, does anyone know when it will be out??

It's been out at various small stores (online and brick & mortar shops) since late March, but only recently began showing up at Target/Wal-Mart (see the posts at the top of this page).

Thanks.

With the lack of other SW product, I was beginning to think I missed this wave entirely.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on May 7, 2008, 06:09 PM
With the lack of other SW product, I was beginning to think I missed this wave entirely.

This wave is definatley lagging behind...   ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on May 7, 2008, 09:45 PM
I've been blanking on these as well, and most stores have reduced the # of pegs, so there isn't much room for new stock  :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on May 8, 2008, 10:11 AM
I cant find them either. I was hoping they would surface with the indy stuff.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on May 9, 2008, 08:56 PM
I found the target GH sets for 30% off here in Minnesota, another forum member in our group found them for 50%, so keep your eyes peeled if you have been waiting. I grabbed the speederbike set early, but was glad to get the Mustafar set a little cheaper with all the repacks.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on May 15, 2008, 11:07 AM
I've seen the new wave near Albany, NY.  I thought we were going to get a Galactic Marine Galactic Hero.  Is that not correct?  I knew about Bacara, but could have sworn I've seen something online about the Marine too.  Maybe that's just wishful thinking.  Anyone else remember that?  Or is it just a great idea?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on May 15, 2008, 11:11 AM
No Marine that I know of.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on May 16, 2008, 10:36 AM
I've seen the new wave near Albany, NY.  I thought we were going to get a Galactic Marine Galactic Hero.  Is that not correct?  I knew about Bacara, but could have sworn I've seen something online about the Marine too.  Maybe that's just wishful thinking.  Anyone else remember that?  Or is it just a great idea?

Maybe you're thinking of next year's Target exclusive "Order 66" Cinema Scene - featuring all the Jedi, Clone Commanders, and Clone pilots we're being sold right now, plus a couple repainted snow troopers and phase-2 clones.  That, or something equally terrible, is so inevitable you must have thought it was official.   ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on May 16, 2008, 01:04 PM
Ah, but are they going to be in normal colors, or the Special BMF squadron colors, that is the real question. ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on May 19, 2008, 07:46 PM
Found the Gree set today at target, no other new ones though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on May 20, 2008, 04:22 PM
After disappearing for a bit, the Mustafar GH set (as well as the Aayla starfighter) have reappeared on the floor of our Target on the clearance endcap.  They are both around $13ish right now I believe.  I had one of the GH sets in our cart, but the Mrs. talked me out of it for now.  I'm hoping it will drop a bit more before they sell out, but I doubt it.  Are the upcoming Dewback and Vader's TIE sets coming after the 7/26 date (I think I might have asked that before :P)?  I'm guessing probably yes.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 20, 2008, 05:43 PM
Are the upcoming Dewback and Vader's TIE sets coming after the 7/26 date (I think I might have asked that before :P)?  I'm guessing probably yes.

I'm pretty sure they're planned for 7/26.  It's going to be a VERY expensive month, just for GH alone!

(http://www.yakface.com/Features/toyfair2008/hasbro/presentation/23.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/Features/toyfair2008/hasbro/presentation/22.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/Features/toyfair2008/hasbro/presentation/44.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 20, 2008, 05:44 PM
Um, anybody still have the GH Falcon in stores still?  I've given up on finding it here and would be willing to trade my left nut for one.  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 20, 2008, 05:46 PM
Just to clarify, I think for the non-exclusve box sets only the Vader's TIE and Obi-Starfighter sets will be out on 7/26.  Hasbro thought the other 2 sets (Dewback, Arena) might end up as a second wave of the non-exclusive box sets... but they could show up on 7/26 if they are able to get them ready in time.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on May 20, 2008, 05:57 PM
Um, anybody still have the GH Falcon in stores still?  I've given up on finding it here and would be willing to trade my left nut for one.  ;)

I think they're still available at wm.com.

Do you need someone to order one for you?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 22, 2008, 12:06 AM
Just to clarify, I think for the non-exclusve box sets only the Vader's TIE and Obi-Starfighter sets will be out on 7/26.  Hasbro thought the other 2 sets (Dewback, Arena) might end up as a second wave of the non-exclusive box sets... but they could show up on 7/26 if they are able to get them ready in time.

Thanks for the clarification Jeff.  I've been confused about Hasbro's plans on those non-exclusives for a while.

Um, anybody still have the GH Falcon in stores still?  I've given up on finding it here and would be willing to trade my left nut for one.  ;)

I think they're still available at wm.com.

Do you need someone to order one for you?

Thanks for the heads up Travis, it looks like I've already got one in the works.  :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: BrentS on May 22, 2008, 12:00 PM
I'm looking forward to getting some of these new packs.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: skyward72 on May 24, 2008, 07:58 PM
I found the Bly pack at Target today, no sign of the others.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 4, 2008, 11:10 AM
If anyone is still looking for these latest packs (clones/Jedi), it looks like they might be popping up on HTS before too long.  They are on the site, listed as "coming soon", so you might want to keep an eye over there if interested.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: skyward72 on June 4, 2008, 04:27 PM
Keep your eyes on Target as well.  I just found some this afternoon.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on June 4, 2008, 08:01 PM
I found a lone pack at one Target and another at a different Target (only one) so I'm holding out until I find all four to use the coupon.  FU WM!   >:(     ....and FU Hasbro for raising the prices on these lil guys.   >:(
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 6, 2008, 04:03 PM
The clone commander sets are now up on HasbroToyshop!

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=217&ST=SO&ID=22024&PG=1
http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=217&ST=SO&ID=22025&PG=1
http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=217&ST=SO&ID=22026&PG=2
http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=217&ST=SO&ID=22023&PG=2

Get them while their hot. Oh and use this code for 10% off: pony10


Good luck!
-Sal
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on June 6, 2008, 04:31 PM
Thanks for the tip!  I still haven't seen these lil bastards at retail yet. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 6, 2008, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the tip!  I still haven't seen these lil bastards at retail yet. 

Oh I've seen the rare report here and there that people have bought them.

Heck though, getting them through HTS saves gas and using the code I gave saves even more money. So why not, right?

-Sal
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 6, 2008, 05:25 PM
From today's Q&A session (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1212787092,45493,):

1. Will the non-exclusive Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes be ready for the 7/26 launch? At Toy Fair, you thought that the Vader TIE set and the Obi-Wan Starfighter set would both be ready, but weren’t sure about the AotC Arena set and the Tatooine Dewback set. And what about the two TRU sets (Rancor and AT-RT), will those be out on 7/26?

** The new ones are running late, so first up will be a national release of the former Target exclusives. After that, the new ones should come up about a month after. The TRU exclusives will probably be in store by September.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on June 6, 2008, 08:52 PM
so first up will be a national release of the former Target exclusives.

The first two - Jabba and X-Wing or the last two; Mustafar and Endor.

Or all four?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on June 8, 2008, 07:25 AM
Considering the first two are commanding a premium on the secondary market, and Target just cleared out the last two, it should be the Jabba Xwing combo. Plus releasing the ship again makes good sense with the release of a prequel Obi ship and vader's TIE.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 9, 2008, 09:17 AM
Yeah, I would guess the earlier two (Jabba/X-Wing) as well.  That's a good thing since these packs always seem fairly difficult to find, and that combo in particular flew off the shelves here.  I never did get the X-Wing one, so maybe I'll grab it this time around.  I always thought it was a shame that the Jabba was so limited, so its nice it will be seeing a re-release so everyone can get one if they are interested.  I'm really looking forward to those new sets, but I'm almost relieved they won't be there right on 7/26 - there's enough to spend money on that day the way it is.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on June 12, 2008, 01:57 PM
The clone commander sets are now up on HasbroToyshop!

My order shipped today even though it was on backorder and they weren't supposed to go out for another two weeks.

Thanks again!   ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 12, 2008, 04:07 PM
I just noticed that Obi Wan's Jedi Starfighter (http://cgi.ebay.com/star-wars-Galactic-Heroes-Jedi-Starfighter-r4-p17-MISB_W0QQitemZ330243152101QQihZ014QQcategoryZ50262QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem), as well as Darth Vader's TIE (http://cgi.ebay.com/star-wars-Galactic-Heroes-DARTHVADERS-TIE-FIGHTER-MISB_W0QQitemZ330243153233QQihZ014QQcategoryZ50262QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) are up on ebay (in Hong Kong) right now.  It has packaged pictures of each, which I wasn't sure we had seen before.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 13, 2008, 03:29 PM
The clone commander sets are now up on HasbroToyshop!

My order shipped today even though it was on backorder and they weren't supposed to go out for another two weeks.

Thanks again!   ;)

You bet'cha!

I should be getting my Clone Commander wave of Galactic Heroes on Monday from HTS.  Same as you they aren't supposed to ship until the 23rd, but they shipped early.

Anyone else think they should have made Cody with Obi-wan?? (Instead of Agen Kolar/Saesee Tiin)
And where is Neyo/Stass Allie or better yet just Neyo with his speeder bike?

Well, hopefully those will be future sets.
Hmm what would you folks think about a Galactic Heros AT-TE?? About or a little smaller than the GH Falcon.

I'd totally go for that!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on June 15, 2008, 07:09 PM
I just noticed that Obi Wan's Jedi Starfighter (http://cgi.ebay.com/star-wars-Galactic-Heroes-Jedi-Starfighter-r4-p17-MISB_W0QQitemZ330243152101QQihZ014QQcategoryZ50262QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem), as well as Darth Vader's TIE (http://cgi.ebay.com/star-wars-Galactic-Heroes-DARTHVADERS-TIE-FIGHTER-MISB_W0QQitemZ330243153233QQihZ014QQcategoryZ50262QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) are up on ebay (in Hong Kong) right now.  It has packaged pictures of each, which I wasn't sure we had seen before.

Nice find!  Hey, I think I'm seeing some kind of bomb packaged with the Jedi Starfighter.  I recall hearing that the tie has either sounds or blast-off wings (iirc, it's one or the other, not both), but I don't remember anything about Obi-Wan's fighter dropping a bomb.  That's pretty cool!


ETA - Hmmm, I'm a dummy, the box has said "Drop bomb from fighter!"  as far back as Toy Fair.  Also, on re-examination, I'm pretty sure that bomb will be deployed by turning or pressing the dedicated  R4 head.  If that's the main reason the ship doesn't have an open astromech slot for use with the 2-leg mold, I guess I'm less enthused.   Oh well, that's like a 99 instead of a 100.

Also, not that I really understand their factory process, but I guess it could have been an early design decision because they knew the 2-leg mold wouldn't be available - like if re-tooling for the BAR2-D2 or pumping out the X-Wing scene would have it tied up somehow. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on June 25, 2008, 09:11 AM
Picture of new dewback set:

Link (http://cgi.ebay.com/star-wars-Galactic-Heroes-ESCAPE-FROM-MOS-EISLEY-MISB_W0QQitemZ330246221772QQihZ014QQcategoryZ50262QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Are the sandtroopers new (in terms of deco)?

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on June 25, 2008, 09:50 AM
Picture of new dewback set:

Link (http://cgi.ebay.com/star-wars-Galactic-Heroes-ESCAPE-FROM-MOS-EISLEY-MISB_W0QQitemZ330246221772QQihZ014QQcategoryZ50262QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Are the sandtroopers new (in terms of deco)?

I think they both may be:  One has a black pauldron (new for GH), and the other MIGHT be retooled (holding a regular blaster instead of the rifle,  and holding some sort of dewback-prodding electrostaff in the other hand).

That said, I'm not too sure about the possibly retooled one.  From the angle, I can't be positive that it's a blaster and not the rifle, and I'm pretty sure I'm not seeing the electrostaff thing that was in the Toyfair photo.   The boxed photo has a few other differences from what Hasbro had in their Toyfair presentation, including 2 fewer figures:

Toyfair also showed a third Sandtrooper (dirty with white pauldron, like in the Cantina Encounter)
Toyfair also showed another Garindan repack (for some reason)
Toyfair showed Chewie with the stormtrooper blaster; this one is back to his cool bowcaster
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: nheimbigner on June 29, 2008, 01:30 PM
just saw a pic w/ a commander cody phase 1 galactic hero! :) ;) :D ;D 8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on June 30, 2008, 04:38 PM
Care to post it?

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: nheimbigner on July 1, 2008, 03:31 PM
here...

(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/6817/sdc11165ztg1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

looks like cody and fox
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on July 1, 2008, 05:35 PM
Looks like these guys to me:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2008/GHpadme-clone1.jpg)
(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2008/GHobi-clone1.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: nheimbigner on July 1, 2008, 06:00 PM
oh, ok
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SITHSPAWN on July 3, 2008, 05:48 PM
Well, there are two I don't have yet. :)

Just wondering if anybody happens to have extra Target Exclusive Cinema Scenes from last winter?  I'm needing Death Star Assault and Jabba's Palace.  Please PM me if you can help me out.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on July 4, 2008, 10:29 AM
Well, there are two I don't have yet. :)

Just wondering if anybody happens to have extra Target Exclusive Cinema Scenes from last winter?  I'm needing Death Star Assault and Jabba's Palace.  Please PM me if you can help me out.

I believe they are re-releasing the Jabba set on the 26th.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SITHSPAWN on July 5, 2008, 11:00 AM
Well, there are two I don't have yet. :)

Just wondering if anybody happens to have extra Target Exclusive Cinema Scenes from last winter?  I'm needing Death Star Assault and Jabba's Palace.  Please PM me if you can help me out.

I believe they are re-releasing the Jabba set on the 26th.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll be sure to be one of the idiots first in line when the store opens :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: skyward72 on July 5, 2008, 06:53 PM
Just found some of the new GH's at Target this afternoon.  I picked up the Shaak Ti and Plo Koon packs
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on July 8, 2008, 03:36 PM
Well, there are two I don't have yet. :)

Just wondering if anybody happens to have extra Target Exclusive Cinema Scenes from last winter?  I'm needing Death Star Assault and Jabba's Palace.  Please PM me if you can help me out.

I believe they are re-releasing the Jabba set on the 26th.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll be sure to be one of the idiots first in line when the store opens :)

Both are being re-released.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SITHSPAWN on July 8, 2008, 04:48 PM
Well, there are two I don't have yet. :)

Just wondering if anybody happens to have extra Target Exclusive Cinema Scenes from last winter?  I'm needing Death Star Assault and Jabba's Palace.  Please PM me if you can help me out.

I believe they are re-releasing the Jabba set on the 26th.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll be sure to be one of the idiots first in line when the store opens :)

Both are being re-released.

Thanks, that's even better news!  Where do you guys find this info?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 16, 2008, 02:06 PM
Some new pics in the Clone Wars Handbook (http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars//SW_HasbroHandbook.pdf).

Asajj & Dooku
Ahsoka & Rex
Cody & Obi-Wan
Anakin & STAP

I'm digging the hooded Dooku and CW Anakin with STAP.  Glad to see another vehicle join the line.  Ahsoka and Asajj are pretty cute too.  :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on July 17, 2008, 04:00 PM
Wow, I suppose a new clone-armor Obi-Wan shouldn't exactly be thrilling, but the fact that he won't have a cape between his legs to keep him from riding a speeder bike is GREAT news!!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 17, 2008, 04:13 PM
Yeah, I like the new sets as well.  Like Jeff mentioned, the hooded Dooku is pretty cool - and I like the Cody/Obi-Wan set (and others) as well.  Also, judging by the checklist and everything that came out yesterday, it looks like the only Cinema Scenes coming out next weekend are repacks of the Jabba/Death Star sets that were previously Target exclusives.  I'm glad others will have a chance to pick up the Jabba set now, since it seemed to go quite quickly the last time around.  Plus, I'm ok with some of the new sets waiting until later in the year with all the spending that could be done next weekend the way it is.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: David on July 20, 2008, 10:47 AM
I want a Jabba set! I might have to add it to my 7/26 shopping list. :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 21, 2008, 09:59 AM
I haven't seen any other "leaks" of 7/26 so far, but our Super Target did have the repackaged GH sets (1x Jabba, 3x X-Wing) on the shelves this weekend.  I didn't even try to scan them or anything, but I thought they might have made it onto the shelves due to them not having new packaging and being former releases.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: freebentophil on July 21, 2008, 10:08 AM
I haven't seen any other "leaks" of 7/26 so far, but our Super Target did have the repackaged GH sets (1x Jabba, 3x X-Wing) on the shelves this weekend.  I didn't even try to scan them or anything, but I thought they might have made it onto the shelves due to them not having new packaging and being former releases.

I saw them on Target shelves yesterday along with some 2-Packs (Shaak Ti, Aayla Secura, Slave Leia).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on July 21, 2008, 11:56 AM
Noticed the two packs are back down to $5.99 on the pegs at Target.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 24, 2008, 12:07 AM
Oooh...  GH Skiff (http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc08/Hasbro/multipacks/IMG_2845.JPG)! Very cool!

Looks like there might be a swampy Dagobah X-Wing in the background there too... :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on July 24, 2008, 07:50 AM
Thats awesome! I need one of those.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2008, 09:44 AM
Oooh...  GH Skiff (http://www.rebelscum.com/sdcc08/Hasbro/multipacks/IMG_2845.JPG)! Very cool!

Looks like there might be a swampy Dagobah X-Wing in the background there too... :)

That Skiff is really cool, can't wait for that one.  Good eye on the Dagobah X-Wing there too, I think you're right.  To me, this line has really been fun the past couple of years now.  We're starting to get more vehicles this year, and a lot of things I never thought we'd see.  Neat stuff.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 24, 2008, 11:40 AM
Looks like there might be a swampy Dagobah X-Wing in the background there too... :)

Good eye on the Dagobah X-Wing there too, I think you're right. 

GH Dragonsnake (http://www.yakface.com/Features/SDCC2008/hasbro/images5/19.html) = awesome!

Even though it appears to be just a repaint X-Wing, I'll definitely bite on that one too.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on July 24, 2008, 11:52 AM
I'll buy the set just for the Dragon Snake, thats awesome!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2008, 12:07 PM
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GH Dragonsnake (http://www.yakface.com/Features/SDCC2008/hasbro/images5/19.html) = awesome!

Even though it appears to be just a repaint X-Wing, I'll definitely bite on that one too.

Sweet, thanks for posting that Jeff.  I'll bite on that one as well.  Really some nice stuff on the way in the GH line lately.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SITHSPAWN on July 24, 2008, 12:49 PM
I can't wait to get the Rancor and have it sitting on my shelf with a Gamorrean Guard looking out of its mouth. :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: skyward72 on July 24, 2008, 08:33 PM
I like the skiff, can't wait to add to my collection.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 25, 2008, 07:31 PM
Galactic Heroes Snowspeeder (http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC08/hasbro/presentation/image52.asp) on the way next year.  Sweet!  Looks like another X-Wing set on the way as well.  Who would have ever thought we'd get a Dodonna in the GH line?  Crazy.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SITHSPAWN on July 27, 2008, 12:12 AM
Lastnight at Midnight I grabbed:
Jar Jar Binks & Destroyer Droid x2
Obi-Wan Kenobi & Clone Trooper
Kit Fisto & General Grievous
Shaak Ti & Magnaguard
Plo Koon & Captain Jag

Today after 4hrs sleep, I grabbed:
R2-D2 & Super Battle Droid
R2-D2 (with serving tray) & Princess Leia (Jabba's Slave)
Death Star Assault Cinema Scene
Jabba's Palace Cinema Scene

Yeah, I finally got the damn Cinema Scenes I've been looking for! ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: inglishteecher on July 27, 2008, 10:59 PM
Is that Porkins with the X wing for Death Star Assault 2? I need Porkins. Why do I have to buy another X wing? I also don't need an X wing with Dagobah scum or a skiff that doesn't look like a Galactic Heroes toy. I'll buy another Boba Fett if he comes with Slave I.

The snowspeeder is exciting. How about giving us an AT-AT though? Another cool set would be 2 pod racers with Sebulba and Watto characters included. At least give us them in a 2 pack. And where is Ackbar? How about him instead of a 50th Obi Wan.

I really like the Galactic Heroes line and I think it's almost complete, but there are some pretty glaring omissions at the moment.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on August 1, 2008, 01:20 PM
Found the Mos Eisley, Jedi Starfighter, and Geonisis sets today at Target.  Don't forget to add these to your lists boys and girls.   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 1, 2008, 02:31 PM
Found the Mos Eisley, Jedi Starfighter, and Geonisis sets today at Target.  Don't forget to add these to your lists boys and girls.   :)

Wow, thanks for the heads up.  I didn't think these were supposed to hit until around Septemberish, so its good to know its time to keep our eyes open for them.  So far, I've only been seeing the Jabba/X-Wing repackaged sets since the relaunch.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: inglishteecher on August 1, 2008, 03:01 PM
i found vader's tie and the jedi starfighter at target today. the starfighter shows a battle droid on the back, but he's nowhere to be found. is that just mine?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jim on August 2, 2008, 09:11 PM
I have seen no one post that the Obi-Wan/ Clone repack has an Orange Clone now versus a Red one.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on August 2, 2008, 10:34 PM
Found the Mos Eisley, Jedi Starfighter, and Geonisis sets today at Target.  Don't forget to add these to your lists boys and girls.   :)

I saw these as well today along with the Jabba one - cute as hell.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on August 3, 2008, 03:55 PM
I found a dewback patrol set, but no sign of vaders TIE-
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 4, 2008, 10:21 AM
I found the Obi-Wan and Jedi Starfighter set this weekend, but otherwise haven't seen anything but the repackaged sets.  I was happy to find it, but I was really hoping I'd find Vader's TIE or the Dewback set.  It just seems like, in general, these sets (especially OT ones) sell out pretty quickly around here.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 5, 2008, 03:44 PM
Just a quick note - I got a chance to open the Obi-Wan starfighter and there is a "how great is your galaxy?" poster inside (similar to the Marvel SuperHero Squad posters), and on the back the picture the upcoming Skiff set - but it also included a Jedi Luke and Weequay figure (in addition to Han/Boba).  I don't think its been pictured with those yet, but I thought the set looked a little light for the $20 cinema scene assortment.  I don't know if those figures have since been dropped (I don't think they were pictured with it at SDCC), but I just thought I'd pass it along.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on August 6, 2008, 03:39 PM
i found vader's tie and the jedi starfighter at target today. the starfighter shows a battle droid on the back, but he's nowhere to be found. is that just mine?

Not just yours (it's on the back, and also on the bottom where they have illustrated cut-outs of each scene from the CS "wave" - in this case JSF/DVT).  Not only is it a battle droid, but it's an un-ranked beige battle droid.  I really hope it shows up someplace else, and frankly hope it shows up either multiple places or someplace more accessible than with a $20 vehicle. 

I have seen no one post that the Obi-Wan/ Clone repack has an Orange Clone now versus a Red one.

The first that I saw about that was actually in pictures that showed up in this thread a page or two back... around the time of C:J... and you're right, nobody wrote a word about it, anywhere at all that I can find.  There has been neither official fanfare (it's marketed like a repack) nor unofficial discussion about it... which raises two points:

1.  Information about this line is getting VERY difficult to keep up with. 
2.  I'm suspecting people have no idea how to react to this line anymore. 

Should I be annoyed that I have to eat like my 9th E3 Obi Wan to get a very midly interesting clone repaint or should I be happy it got painted orange at all?  Should I mention either reaction to other people?  Don't even get me started on the number of posts I've written and deleted regarding 3 X-wing releases this year.  It means something.  I should feel some way about it.  But it could mean any, and any combination, of about 12 different things - broad or narrow in implication.  I think I'd like to start seeing a little more frequent GH discussion in the Hasbro Q&As (any sites), especially as Indy focus winds down. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 7, 2008, 01:31 AM
I have seen no one post that the Obi-Wan/ Clone repack has an Orange Clone now versus a Red one.

That totally flew under my radar.  Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: icruise on August 10, 2008, 01:49 AM
I got the Vader's Tie Fighter and Jedi Starfighter sets at Toys R Us, but they were $25 apiece. I often have trouble finding these sets, so I decided to go ahead and get them, but is this just a TRU thing? What price are they at other stores? I also got the Geonosis battle one with Reek and Nexxu at Target for just $16.99 during their sale.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 13, 2008, 10:08 AM
Galactic Hunter (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=7464&zoneid=2) has some pics up of the upcoming Dagobah X-Wing and Sarlacc Pit sets, boxed and loose.  Looking forward to these.  Of course, it would be nice to find the Vader's TIE and Dewback sets first :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 13, 2008, 11:12 AM
Yeah, the only one I have found so far is the Obi Wan Starfighter set.  I'm going to pass on the Arena set (can't justify $20 for just the Nexu or the moustached Biggs with the X-Wing) but would love to find the two sets you mention. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 13, 2008, 08:19 PM
Of course, it would be nice to find the Vader's TIE and Dewback sets first :).

No kidding!  The only thing that has shown up locally so far are the rereleased Jabba and Death Star sets.  It's so hard to be patient with these.  ;)

BTW, if anyone has wave 2 on the pegs still, I'd love to have them, send me a pm!

2008 Wave 2
___ Aayla Secura & Commander Bly
___ Commander Gree & Tarfful
___ Ki Adi Mundi & Commander Bacara
___ Saesee Tiin & Agen Kolar
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: inglishteecher on August 13, 2008, 09:29 PM
Of course, it would be nice to find the Vader's TIE and Dewback sets first :).

No kidding!  The only thing that has shown up locally so far are the rereleased Jabba and Death Star sets.  It's so hard to be patient with these.  ;)

BTW, if anyone has wave 2 on the pegs still, I'd love to have them, send me a pm!

2008 Wave 2
___ Aayla Secura & Commander Bly
___ Commander Gree & Tarfful
___ Ki Adi Mundi & Commander Bacara
___ Saesee Tiin & Agen Kolar


i'd skip gree and tarfful. they both look to be included in the toysrus kashyyk exclusive next month. i wish i'd skipped that one. i'd gladly trade it for a jawa/tusken raider.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on August 13, 2008, 09:58 PM
Anyone care to share the Target DPCI for the Vader Tie and Dewback.  Might be the same as other sets but I'll give it a shot.  Thx.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on August 13, 2008, 10:00 PM
087-06-0342 - Galactic Hero Cinema Scenes ($19.99)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on August 13, 2008, 11:09 PM
Thx Jeff.

087-06-0342 - Galactic Hero Cinema Scenes ($19.99)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 18, 2008, 02:46 PM
For anyone interested, I see that HTS has the Vader TIE and Obi-Wan starfighter sets in stock for $24.99 each (the older sets are still $19.99, so I wonder if these are seeing a price increase?).  No sign of the Dewback set that I could see, but I went ahead and ordered Vader's TIE - these are sold out everywhere around here.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 19, 2008, 08:58 AM
Ugh, I can't justify $32 shipped for those sets...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 21, 2008, 03:42 PM
For anyone interested, I see that HTS has the Vader TIE and Obi-Wan starfighter sets in stock for $24.99 each (the older sets are still $19.99, so I wonder if these are seeing a price increase?).  No sign of the Dewback set that I could see, but I went ahead and ordered Vader's TIE - these are sold out everywhere around here.

HTS now has the Mos Eisley and Geonosis Cinema Scenes up for order as well.  Still not sure why these sets (and the others) are $19.99, but the Vader's TIE/Obi-Wan's Starfighter ones are $24.99.  Oh well, these are sold out everywhere here - and I had a few other things to order anyways, so I placed an order for the Mos Eisley set.  I think I'm passing on Geonosis, at least for now, but we'll see.  Just thought I'd give the heads up to anyone interested.  I don't know about elsewhere, but these things (unless they are repacked/reshipped) sell out almost the quickest of Star Wars merch. around here.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 21, 2008, 04:55 PM
And don't forget to use the latest coupon code - pony10 - to save 10%.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 22, 2008, 12:32 PM
Just out of curiosity - for those of you who pick up the Cinema Scenes (either for yourself or for kiddos), do you keep the "backdrop/display" pieces that are inside/part of the packaging?  I was wondering if anyone used them for display, or kids used them for play?  I've kept them all so far I think, but they do start to take up space.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on August 22, 2008, 01:37 PM
We try to keep them but after a week or so of play, they are nearly useless.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on August 22, 2008, 03:00 PM
I kept a few of them until a month ago when I decided to discard them.  They definitely take up a lot of space.  I tried folding the backgrounds and insert pieces and placing them into a box.  Some are big and creases aren't in the right spots for compactness.   Some of the inserts are glued together, so I figured it be a hassle to put them back together for another display.   I have space issues to begin with, so into the recycling bin they went.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: icruise on August 23, 2008, 02:05 AM
I toss all of the boxes immediately. Most of them aren't that great to begin with in my opinion.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 31, 2008, 03:49 PM
It looks like the two new Galactic Heroes (TRU Exclusive) sets are in stock at TRU.com, for $24.99 each, for anyone interested (this is the Rancor and AT-RT sets).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: icruise on September 1, 2008, 10:02 AM
I saw the AT-RT one in-store the other day and decided to pass on it. Now that they're charging $25 apiece I guess I have to be a little more discriminating and I wasn't blown away by the set, mostly because I barely remember the vehicle from the movie. I am interested in the Rancor though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 5, 2008, 10:35 AM
With Hasbro's new dedication to creating vehicles for the GH line, which one(s) would you like to see next?  It seems like most anything could be made (that would sell anyways), and personally, I think they are kind of cool.  So far, from what I can remember, we've gotten/are getting the following (not counting the two "convertible" dealies we got previously):

Original Trilogy
Millennium Falcon
X-Wing (multiple versions)
Darth Vader's TIE Advanced
Tatooine Skiff
Snowspeeder

Prequel Trilogy
Naboo Starfighter
Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter
AT-RT (Camo)

Obviously, any new ones would be pretty cool (and I'd likely pick them up), and I'm particularly jazzed about the Snowspeeder.  I wouldn't mind seeing some of the following:

Landspeeder (real version - not the "convertible" one)
TIE Fighter
Slave 1
AT-AT (would really be the ultimate GH vehicle most likely)
AT-ST (should be possible, similar in size to the AT-RT)
A-Wing
B-Wing
Y-Wing
Sandcrawler

Ok, basically all the OT ships :P.

Republic Gunship
ARC 170

Anyways, I guess about any of them would be fair game now (at least action-oriented ones), but I do hope we see more vehicles - particularly OT ones.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on September 5, 2008, 03:00 PM
Personally, for a good while now, I've mostly just been wanting a couple of cute little Vulture Droidfighters for my boys to chase after with their N-1s (and now JSF).  A Droid Trifighter couldn't hurt either, though it's probably even less exciting.  I realize these aren't passenger vehicles, and that's usually most of a vehicle's charm; but for that reason they could be super small and still get the job done.

Meanwhile, did we just miss our best chance for a Malakili?  I realize we shouldn't be expecting Galactic Heroes to blanket the Vintage assortment (especially as 3.75 still hasn't done it)... but, man, it's getting there nicely anyway!  Even if a newly tooled figure would have stretched cost in the Rancor box, it might have been nice in a 2-pack released around the same time. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 5, 2008, 04:05 PM
With Hasbro's new dedication to creating vehicles for the GH line, which one(s) would you like to see next?

On one hand, I'd love to see more vehicles.  I think the A-Wing and the Landspeeder might be able to make the $20 box set theme and still turn out well.

On the other hand though, I'd rather they didn't do too many a year just due to the extra cost.  I mean, I love the Vader's TIE and JSF, but I've already shelled out $120 for the 6 box sets so far this year and there are at least 4 more coming.  It adds up fast!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 5, 2008, 04:11 PM

On one hand, I'd love to see more vehicles.  I think the A-Wing and the Landspeeder might be able to make the $20 box set theme and still turn out well.

On the other hand though, I'd rather they didn't do too many a year just due to the extra cost.  I mean, I love the Vader's TIE and JSF, but I've already shelled out $120 for the 6 box sets so far this year and there are at least 4 more coming.  It adds up fast!

An excellent point Jeff - and I agree fully.  I've always talked about Hasbro's "pacing" of things with their Star Wars (and other) lines, and I'd be fine if they took their time a little bit putting some of these out.  I can't believe the amount of product they've been pushing out lately for their various lines in a given year.  I have to imagine that the beginning days of the POTF2 line were a lot less stressful when you only have 12-24 figures and a couple of vehicles to look for all year.  I've ended up passing on a couple of the scenes (Reek/AT-RT) just because I already put down the money for four other packs at $20-$25 each.  Like you said, it adds up quickly.  I think your choices of the A-Wing and Landspeeder would make good sets too, since they aren't too big.  Like I said, I'm really happy we're getting a Snowspeeder next year too.  A regular TIE or Slave 1 would be cool, but would probably be more along the lines of the Vader's TIE set (with a repackaged Pilot/Boba).  If they ever did something like the AT-AT it would have to be a bigger boxed item (larger than the Falcon even), and likely an exclusive or something.  It would be sort of neat though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 5, 2008, 08:54 PM
I agree on the pacing of things.  I want to be able to grab all of the ships, but it's difficult when the spending adds up so fast.  I'd love to see a regular TIE, although I haven't even seen Vader's TIE yet.  A Slave would be great and an AT-AT would be an amazing item for sure.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on September 8, 2008, 02:38 PM
Good news for those of us missing the Bly wave, Hasbro announced in the latest JD QnA that they will be re-releasing the entire wave (in new packaging) around January 2009.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 11, 2008, 05:16 PM
We picked up the two TRU exclusive sets today.  :)

The AT-RT is much bigger than I was expecting from the pics.  Wider than and almost as tall as the 3.75" version.  Kind of cool that the seat holds 2 GH figures, Gree and a trooper have been riding around on it for the last 30 minutes.

And the Rancor set is great  At first glance, it seemed skimpy because it's only got 3 figures (2x Gamor Pigs, 1x Luke) but it does have a giant bone accessory that probably takes up as much plastic as a figure, so I guess that counts as another fig.  The rancor itself is fantastic.  I love the fact that his maw opens up to "eat" the other GH figures.  He's eaten just about everyone who fits in there in the last half-hour!  JarJar seems to be the boys' favorite rancor treat though... ;)

Both sets do seem a little overpriced at $25, but I think that's more TRU's fault than Hasbro's...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on September 11, 2008, 05:41 PM
Thanks for the mini review - if Hasbro would stop throwing straight duplicate figures in these sets every single time; the $25 price tag wouldn't sting so bad...even repaints or older HTF figures would lessen the blow.

This just feels like highway robbery.  The X-Wing set with Biggs is the worst of the bunch.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 12, 2008, 10:13 AM
Thanks for the mini review - if Hasbro would stop throwing straight duplicate figures in these sets every single time; the $25 price tag wouldn't sting so bad...even repaints or older HTF figures would lessen the blow.

This just feels like highway robbery.  The X-Wing set with Biggs is the worst of the bunch.



Yeah, its easier to stomach when they have just a little more new to the sets overall.  I didn't mind picking up the Rancor set I guess, mainly because I was psyched for the Rancor itself - but I didn't mind getting some extra Gamorrean Guards as well.  You're on the money with the Biggs set though.  I think that's the only OT set that I've seen and passed on so far, just because I can't justify the whole set for basically Biggs.  I guess another X-Wing is cool and everything, but we've got the Dagobah and another version coming in the next 6+ months as well.  I'll echo Jeff's comments on the Rancor set, its really spiffy.  The "eating" function is cool (as is the pop-open back to get the figures out).  This line is really good at realizing the "playability" to its full potential.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on September 13, 2008, 01:44 AM
This line is really good at realizing the "playability" to its full potential.

*Almost* full potential  ;).  I guess I'm still a tiny bit miffed about buying a Poncho Leia that can't ride a speeder bike.  At best, that one is going to mean a future redo effort that could have gone toward some other figure, instead (like an Ewok Village Leia). 

Also, the newest wave has a couple figures with thin and soft plastic bits that might not stand up so great against pre-school play, and that really shouldn't ever be necessary to achieve the right GH look.  Specifically, I'm not optimistic about those tiny arm joints on the Destroyer Droid, or to a lesser extent the arm on Bar2's dome.

Still, A+++ for playability.  Considering the 3.75" history, I'm a humongous jerk for complaining about the *very* few playability misfires in GH.  Paploo's hand, the Rancor's mouth, and the HUGE cockpit on Vader's Tie are all so insanely awesome  that they manage to go back and make some older Galactic Heroes toys even more awesome than they had a right to be.  That's crazy.  Any bets on whether battle droids can ride the new STAP?

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on September 18, 2008, 03:31 PM
Still missing Vader's Tie and the Mos Eisley set.  Is Target done carrying these general releases?  I haven't seen any since their sale a month or so ago.  I have no need (thank god for locals) to shop at WM so I don't know what the situation is there.  I see TRU gets these sets in from time to time, but I don't like that extra $5 charge.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 18, 2008, 04:14 PM
I don't know if you're interested in going the online route, but HTS routinely has those sets in stock there - if you don't mind paying the shipping.  I've gotten both the Mos Eisley and Vader's TIE sets there, and haven't seen either of them locally.  Actually, I haven't seen any of the new sets at retail, and I don't think our Targets or WMs have any at all right now (or for awhile).  TRU here routinely has the X-Wing and Jabba repackaged sets.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on September 20, 2008, 03:04 PM
I don't know if you're interested in going the online route, but HTS routinely has those sets in stock there - if you don't mind paying the shipping.  I've gotten both the Mos Eisley and Vader's TIE sets there, and haven't seen either of them locally.  Actually, I haven't seen any of the new sets at retail, and I don't think our Targets or WMs have any at all right now (or for awhile).  TRU here routinely has the X-Wing and Jabba repackaged sets.

I wouldn't be totally sure your areas have even gotten the Dewback wave yet (well, maybe like two cases at Target).  I miss out on items, too, but I refuse to believe those sets would have come and gone in my own area without me seeing Arena scenes left behind.  Those things are both a prequel item and, well, incredibly lame.  I've known when I've missed Vader's Ties because I've seen JSFs here and there - and it's a way better offering. 

I'm not sure I've heard anybody east of California mention a find at Wal-mart.  Target and TRU sightings, sure, but a ton of Wal-marts don't seem to have carried anything except the Jabba/Biggs wave (i.e. don't seem to have ordered anything since 7/26).   

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Rune Haako on September 21, 2008, 08:59 AM
New ones listed at Entertainment Earth,

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87842E

Luminara Unduli & Super Battle Droid
Padme Amidala & Jar Jar Binks
Spider Droid & Clone Trooper
Mace Windu & Clone Trooper
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on September 25, 2008, 03:16 PM
(http://inlinethumb35.webshots.com/43746/2248820710099193971S600x600Q85.jpg)

Thanks to some random guy at scum
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 25, 2008, 03:27 PM
Hmmm... looks like the Padme & JarJar and Spider & Clone are new, which is nice to see.  It looks like the Mace & Clone set is just repaints (maybe a new clone color there, but that's it).  I'll defintely pick up the Padme set though and the spider droid looks pretty cool too.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on September 25, 2008, 03:32 PM
I'm seeing five new sets - not counting any clone repaints (if there are any in there)

no?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 25, 2008, 03:52 PM
"New" depends on your point of view I guess.  There are six sets in that pic that have not been released yet. 

- Three of the sets in the pic (Anakin/STAP, Rex/Stinky/Ahsoka, Dooku/Asajj) are not out yet, but they were previously shown in the CW guide that Hasbro put out in July (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=1529.msg380019#msg380019).  These three sets, along with a Cody/Obi-Wan set, will make up the next wave (and should hit stores soon).

- The other three "new" sets in the pic (Padme/JarJar, Spider/Clone, Clone/Mace [repaints]) are sets that we are seeing for the first time.  These three, along with a Luminara/Clone set, will make up the wave after the CW wave mentioned above.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on September 25, 2008, 03:59 PM
Okay...I wasn't counting Mace & Clone.  I should have specified by new sculpts.  Getting hard to keep track of these things in my old age.

Thanks for clarification Jeff   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on September 25, 2008, 04:09 PM
Boy, we've sure raced to 3 Jar Jars in a hurry, no?  It's amazing that he's one of the few figures I don't have a problem with in Wave 5.  Senator Jar Jar, right?  That's pretty awesome.

Okay...I wasn't counting Mace & Clone.

Understandable - Hasbro shouldn't be counting them either.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on September 26, 2008, 07:55 PM
OMG.  Apparently there was a bottom to that picture...

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/2008/scan0033.jpg

...and apparently (I assume) that bottom includes a new MSRP. 

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 26, 2008, 10:16 PM
and apparently (I assume) that bottom includes a new MSRP. 

Well, that MSRP is for comic shops (who put in orders through previews).  I don't think that $9.99 price means anything for the big retailers like TRU/Target/Walmart. 

For example, when you look at the comic packs picture (http://www.rebelscum.com/2008/scan0031.jpg), the MSRP is listed at  $17.99, which is higher than the big 3 charge.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on September 27, 2008, 04:39 PM
Between a Target last night and one this morning here in So Cal, I've seen the Obi-Wan JSF, DV's Advanced TIE, and Dewback sets in person.  The sets look really cool, but I didn't pull the trigger on them.  Now with my luck, I probably won't see them again.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on September 30, 2008, 09:41 AM
I noticed that I got confirmation of my preorder shipping of the next round of vehicles (Dagobah X-Wing/Skiff) from BBTS.  With as rare as these cinema scenes seem to be around here, I placed a preorder just in case, and was surprised that it was shipping already.  Hopefully that means they will be hitting retail before long as well.  I believe that these are the last larger sets until 2009 (another X-Wing/Snowspeeder) right?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on September 30, 2008, 10:04 AM
I only want the Dragon Snake from those sets. Don't think i can justify a purchase even though i did basically buy the other set just for the Nexu  ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 30, 2008, 09:31 PM
Han's Hideout has posted some nice loose and carded images (http://hanshideout.blogspot.com/2008/09/new-clone-wars-galactic-heroes-images.html) of the newest wave.  I'm digging that Clone/Spider set more and more... it has some nice army building potential.  I may have to buy each of the boys one set and then grab another one for me.  :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 3, 2008, 04:21 PM
I noticed that the "holiday themed" Galactic Heroes packs are currently in stock at HTS, for anyone that might be interested - $7.99 per pack.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on October 4, 2008, 01:09 PM
Found the Skiff & Dagobah X-Wing sets this morning at a store I hate.

Why are we paying more and getting less product?  I don't get it.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 4, 2008, 11:46 PM
Wow, already?  I just got caught up with the previous 6 Cinema Scene sets about a week ago. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 6, 2008, 12:28 PM
I see that the Dagobah X-Wing is up for order at HTS, for $21.99 (shipping Oct 27).  I didn't see the Skiff up yet, but its probably not too far behind, for anyone interested.  I will say that I did see a lot more of the first wave of Cinema Scenes at retail this weekend (Vader's TIE/Obi's Starfighter at TRU, Mos Eisley/Geonosis as Target), which was a nice change.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on October 7, 2008, 06:35 PM
I just ordered the available holiday themed GH set on HTS.com using the 20% off plus free shipping code - FALL20.

I got 3 out of the 4.  The Stormtrooper, Vader, and Fett set was out of stock.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on October 8, 2008, 05:07 PM
Some of the newer wave item's are available with the -20% off and free shipping it's worth it.

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=217&ST=PRDS&ID=22986&PG=2

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=217&ST=PRDS&ID=22985&PG=2

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=217&ST=PRDS&ID=22987&PG=2

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on October 8, 2008, 05:21 PM
Wow, $7.99 for the new 2 packs...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 9, 2008, 09:57 AM
Shoot, I missed the new waves, but hopefully they'll be up for order again soon.  The $7.99 per pack price is kind of scary though.  This used to be a nice little "cheap" line to collect, but it appears the price increases are in full effect here now too.  What did these start out at, like $4.99 (or less), and now we're up to $8 (and the sad part is, HTS is often cheaper than retail - so who knows what we'll pay at Target/TRU/WM).  I see that the Skiff is now up there as well (along with the Dagobah X-Wing).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 9, 2008, 10:24 AM
so who knows what we'll pay at Target/TRU/WM). 

When I was at Target the other day, I noticed they hiked the price up to $6.99 for the 2-packs and $21.99 for the Cinema Scenes. 

I counted the other day and we have over 150+ GH figures at our house...  :o   That fact, plus the latest price hikes, means it's time to stop I think.  I'll probably still grab the box sets if they have a cool enough prize (like that upcoming Snowspeeder set), but I think that we're done with the 2-packs for the most part (though I'd probably also end up buying new Han or Cantina Alien sets  ::)).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 9, 2008, 11:30 AM
When I was at Target the other day, I noticed they hiked the price up to $6.99 for the 2-packs and $21.99 for the Cinema Scenes. 

I counted the other day and we have over 150+ GH figures at our house...  :o   That fact, plus the latest price hikes, means it's time to stop I think.

Yeah, I'm wondering if others will start thinking the same.  I think for a lot of us, at least for myself, this was a fun little "side line" that was affordable to keep up on.  Although its great that Galactic Heroes has gotten more attention lately with more figures, new ships, and plenty of Cinema Scenes - its made it a little tougher to keep up.  Like you said, couple that with price increases, and it makes you think twice.  I've always wavered on the prequel ones the way it is (although we have most of them in our house somewhere I think), I'll probably continue on with the OT-based ones.  I've often been curious where the line would head in that aspect, because they have covered a lot of the "big names" there.  Sure, the basic Hasbro line has as well, but I'm not sure that people would be willing to pick up "all new" versions of ANH Han, Tat Luke, etc.  They could always do new "poses", but I don't know if people would be re-buying as much as it seems to happen in the 3 3/4" line.

I think I'll continue with the OT ones, or at least like you said, the cinema scenes.  I like the Snowspeeder that's on the way, and I'm sure there will be other spiffy stuff in the future that will be tempting.  Plus, like I mentioned, our daughter enjoys playing with these too, so its a little bit easier to justify bringing them into the house.  I do think its time to think about how many more of these we need though.  I've never counted them up like you Jeff, but I'm guessing there's somewhere around that many here too - which is crazy when you think about it.  I kind of got into these prior to having a kid, because I liked them and they were kind of a cheaper alternative to Kubricks for me (I'm not saying they are as good, but they were along the same lines to me).  When our daughter liked them as well and wanted to play with them, all the better.  I know that oil prices are high and all that, but Hasbro (and other toy companies for that matter) might start pricing people out of their lines (or becoming much more selective) if this economy continues.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on October 11, 2008, 05:25 PM
I only want the Dragon Snake from those sets. Don't think i can justify a purchase even though i did basically buy the other set just for the Nexu  ::)

It's funny that I have your exact same attitude on that dragonsnake.  Maybe it's because we actually see the Nexu on screen?  Because the Reek was always essentially 1/3 of an incomplete set?  Because I'm simply not giving my kids a 3rd X-Wing (or a 4th like 2 months later), yet disposing of a cool Dagobah specific X-Wing we don't have is somehow different than disposing of extra figures we do?

Seriously, I've enjoyed complaining about the Nexu for months... but I don't even like THINKING about that Dagobah set.  Still, neither is going to compare to the inevitable Nexu/Aaklay set. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on October 20, 2008, 09:43 AM
KMart has a sale on GH Cinema Scenes this week, $14.99!  I stopped at two, but didn't really find anything I wanted.  Might be worth a look if there are any KMarts still open in your area.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 20, 2008, 10:54 AM
I see the Clone Wars Galactic Heroes are in stock at HTS again (shipping 8-10 days).  I couldn't find the Obi-Wan/Cody set, but the rest seem to be there, for anyone interested.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Rune Haako on October 20, 2008, 03:38 PM
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87706

Star Wars Galactic Heroes Assault on the Death Star #2 Set

The amazing Star Wars Galactic Heroes several awesome Galactic Heroes: Jek Porkins, General Jan Dodonna, and R5-D4. What's more, this set has a spiffy X-Wing Fighter!

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87936

Star Wars Galactic Heroes Snowspeeder on Hoth Set

Includes Luke, Dak, and a Probot.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: David on October 20, 2008, 09:03 PM
Star Wars Galactic Heroes Assault on the Death Star #2 Set

The amazing Star Wars Galactic Heroes several awesome Galactic Heroes: Jek Porkins, General Jan Dodonna, and R5-D4. What's more, this set has a spiffy X-Wing Fighter!

Holy ******* ****! :o
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 20, 2008, 10:02 PM
Holy ******* ****! :o

Aren't these just the sets that they showed at SDCC?

(http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC08/hasbro/presentation/Slide56.JPG)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: David on October 20, 2008, 10:05 PM
Well I either new saw/forgot the Porkins one. I've never really gotten into this line, but I do pick up a few that I like here and there. The Porkins set is a must-have! :D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on October 20, 2008, 10:09 PM
Is R5-D4 different than R5-D8? (Other than the name obviously)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on October 22, 2008, 09:11 PM
Picked up the Skiff & Dagobah X-Wing sets tonight at the K-Mart.

Not a bad deal at $15 a pop.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on November 3, 2008, 09:57 AM
I saw the newest (Clone Wars) 2 packs at SuperTarget this weekend, priced at $6.99 each.  The higher the price goes on these things, the less of a "value" they seem to be.  I'm wavering on how to continue on with this line, although I think I'll at least stick with the new OT sets.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on November 3, 2008, 10:37 AM
I saw the newest (Clone Wars) 2 packs at SuperTarget this weekend, priced at $6.99 each.

Watch your fingers at Target.  Some of the GH 2packs ring up at $14.99.  They also have some of the new G1 Robot Heroes ringing up at $10.99.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on November 4, 2008, 04:32 PM
I saw the newest (Clone Wars) 2 packs at SuperTarget this weekend, priced at $6.99 each.

Watch your fingers at Target.  Some of the GH 2packs ring up at $14.99.  They also have some of the new G1 Robot Heroes ringing up at $10.99.

Thanks for the heads up.  I came across half of the new wave (Obi/Cody and Anakin/STAP) at Target today, and they were indeed scanning at $14.99.  The other left-behind sets from that case, the repacks, were scanning correctly at $6.99.  I assume I could have talked somebody into selling them to me for the correct price, but I found the whole thing irritating enough that I just left them behind.  I'll pick up all 4 new sets when I can find them at a store that hasn't set up the possibility of me accidentally getting soaked for some reason.

Also, for anyone that cares, the Padawan Anakin/Ph-1 mixed repack that is re-shipping with these sets now has a blue clone trooper who's been repainted to be more Clone Warsy 501st instead of another Episode 2 Lieutenant.  The blue officer dots are gone, and the helmet has been repainted more or less in a blue version of that orange trooper from the Obi Wan mixed repack this July.  I didn't pay attention to any Padme/Ph1 mixed repacks, but I assume they would have the same update in red.

By the way, that's my line in the sand.  No repainted troopers in mixed repacks for me; and not just because these are SUUUUUUPER uninteresting repaints.  I'll be passing on even the more interesting ones (like orange, purple, or even the tiger-helmet guys w/ Plo Koon if they happened that way).  Two repainted troopers together?  I'd be back in - even for ph1 officers without the dots. 

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on December 2, 2008, 01:15 PM
We opened up the Skiff set last night.  Hasbro did another stunning job with this thing!  I wasn't very excited when it was announced - skiffs always seem like they'd make better toys than they actually do, and that's before you add in those huge Galactic Heroes feet.  Plus, the photos looked a little... blah.

Hasbro, though, geeze, they nailed it.   You can easily get 4-5 guys on there, no problem.  That console can be slid forward and back.  It lets you get a dude behind it with a minium of real estate taken up; plus it can act just a little bit like a harness.  Not much, but enough for little hands to fly around a single-pilot skiff. 



Also, because I haven't seen it mentioned, it turns out the Arena Padme in the terrible Nexu set is actually a new repaint.  It's nothing too fancy - but she has been repainted to have a "ripped" shirt. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Darby on December 11, 2008, 08:44 PM
Be on the lookout, I found the newest sets tonight at Target: Luminara/SBD, Jar Jar/Padme and Clone/Spider Droid.  All very cool.   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on December 22, 2008, 10:48 AM
Not a major bit of news, but I noticed in this past session of Q and A's, it was asked if we would see more GH sets based on the CW series - and Hasbro replied that actually the majority of next year's sets would be CW-based.  Just as a heads up for those who pick these up, but it sounds like a CW-heavy year.  Personally, I'm going to really have to cut back in a number of areas in '09, so I'll probably have to focus on just the new OT sets if anything from here on out.  Plus, the higher prices on these is starting to sting a little bit.  I've been seeing these (and the Marvel sets) going for $7 to $8 a pack, which doesn't seem like quite the deal they used to be (HTS even has the sets for $7.99 each now it seems, most of them anyway).  Although I really enjoy the CW series, I guess it will make it simpler just focusing on the OT sets from here on out.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 22, 2008, 03:54 PM
I really don't like the style of the facial sculpts for the new CW GH figures, so I've already decided to pass on any that are released.  That will make my pocket happy because I've been a 99% completist up to this point.  I still really enjoy the GH figures, but there's no sense in buying ones I don't like.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SITHSPAWN on December 28, 2008, 11:16 PM
I just found/bought a bunch of Cinema Scenes and it's killing my wallet!  I'm thinking I'll have to cut back too this year.  if there is going to be a lot of CW stuff that'll make it easier at least.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on December 30, 2008, 11:29 AM
Anyone get any of those Target 3-pack stocking stuffers?  I didn't get any until this week, once they were on clearance (I got the Luke/Yoda/R2 pack).  I think I want to look for the other ones, but I haven't seen them at the couple Targets I've been to.  Anyone seeing a lot of these in their neck of the woods.  I know they are all essentially repacks with little bits added, but still, I think they are kinda neat.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on December 30, 2008, 11:32 AM
Our daughter has really been into the Galactic Heroes lately, so we picked up a couple of packs for her.  What's nice about these is that all the "holiday accessories" are removable, so if you're missing some of the earlier figures (Boba Fett, Stormtrooper), its a way to pick those up.  Anyways, I haven't checked our local Target lately to see if they still have any in stock.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on December 30, 2008, 11:54 AM
I found three of the four at 50% off, but I didn't even want to go down that route if I couldn't have found the last one.  Very nice idea on Hasbro's part and it's the perfect "stocking stuffer" size.   :D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SITHSPAWN on December 31, 2008, 01:36 AM
I found them all earlier but passed when they were about $10.  I might grab them now that they are on clearence.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: David on December 31, 2008, 10:10 PM
I bought the Dewback set at K-Mart the other day. :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on January 8, 2009, 08:47 AM
So, I stumbled on these things in the isle at Target last night.  Hadn't heard of them before.  The figures are attached to those bases and appear not to have any articulation.  The bases are some type of play-doh stamp.  Each has, I think, a personalized emblem - like for pressing a wax seal.

(http://images.entertainmentearth.com//AUTOIMAGES/HS23954AAlg.jpg)

Also, my target had reset its toy aisles, but a couple sections, including Star Wars, were starkly barren.  I might need to stalk it, as these first GH waves of the year always seem to pull a vanishing act.  Random note: some type of gaming cartoon called Bakugan (from Nelvana) had a humongous shelf allotment, fwiw.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: SITHSPAWN on January 13, 2009, 12:45 PM
I grabbed the Dewback Cinema Scene and the Obi-Wan w/ Jedi Starfighter that actually has the battle droid. 

It's not nice but I'm going to take the old one without the droid back to Wal-mart with the new receit. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 13, 2009, 12:58 PM
So, I stumbled on these things in the isle at Target last night.  Hadn't heard of them before.  The figures are attached to those bases and appear not to have any articulation.  The bases are some type of play-doh stamp.  Each has, I think, a personalized emblem - like for pressing a wax seal.

(http://images.entertainmentearth.com//AUTOIMAGES/HS23954AAlg.jpg)

Also, my target had reset its toy aisles, but a couple sections, including Star Wars, were starkly barren.  I might need to stalk it, as these first GH waves of the year always seem to pull a vanishing act.  Random note: some type of gaming cartoon called Bakugan (from Nelvana) had a humongous shelf allotment, fwiw.



Were those the only 2 style of the Playdoh/GH sets that you saw? How much were they?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on January 13, 2009, 01:29 PM
Were those the only 2 style of the Playdoh/GH sets that you saw? How much were they?

Yup, just those two.  I want to say they were only $7.99, but I can't swear to it.

I grabbed the Dewback Cinema Scene and the Obi-Wan w/ Jedi Starfighter that actually has the battle droid. 

Wait, that's a thing now?  They're seriously shipping that scene with the battle droid?   Really?

Is it all beige with no rank markings, like the box art? 

grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble grumble

ETA:  Just checked eBay... yup, shipping with the unranked battle droid. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on January 13, 2009, 02:39 PM
Quote from: Star Wars Action News - Hasbro Q&A

8/24/2008 Q&A
SWAN: 
"We noticed on the Galactic Hero Jedi Starfighter set, as is typical with these large sets, along the back of the box are cartoon pictures of the figures/beasts/vehicles included. One of the pictures on this set is of a Battle Droid. Also, on top of the box where it list the names of the figures/beasts/vehicles included are the words Battle Droid. But when the pack was opened, there is no Battle Droid. I know it wasn't just mine that didn't have the droid as none of the boxes on the shelf did, nor is there a designated place for one in the pack. I know how sometimes colors can change from pictures on the box to what the actual product looks like...but this pack is missing a whole figure that is advertised to be included. Should we return this set and wait for a new, complete version to be released? "

Hasbro:
"Sorry for the confusion, the plan was to add a battle droid to the set, but issues prevented it from actually being able to be used for the product.  Since the contents of the set are very clearly seen through the window box, and consumers would be able to see what it comes with when making a purchase, it was deemed acceptable to release the packaging as is.  What you are seeing is a 'first production box' an over-label will be added to the second production batch to eliminate any mention of the battle droid."

1.  Nice.  Thanks, Hasbro.  Sure, we shouldn't expect them to say, "yeah... don't buy this thing we made."  However, they're still usually up front with 3.75 collectors about things like this.  Say, announcing the next batch of Boba Fett's will be coming with the corrected markings, or whatever.  It's not like even 1 in 10,000 Galactic Heroes Jedi Starfighter buyers would have listened to that interminable* SWAN podcast.  Why even have the Q&A if the answers are going to be misleading? 

2.  I remember having the most irritating time getting this answer the first time, as it is buried in the middle of an 8 hour long "live anniversery" podcast.  Glad I went to the trouble. ::)   It wasn't any better finding it this time around, either. 


*Coming from someone who actually listens to SWAN every once in a while

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on January 24, 2009, 05:26 PM
Found lots of JSF sets with extra battle droid today.  Would have waited a few months had I known Hasbro was going to toss him back in the set.   ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on January 26, 2009, 09:26 AM
Found lots of JSF sets with extra battle droid today.  Would have waited a few months had I known Hasbro was going to toss him back in the set.   ::)

I noticed while Christmas shopping last month that our local TRU had this set with the battle droid as well.  I had already picked up the earlier version awhile back (w/o droid), but its nice to see that they're putting it back in there.  A little better value that way.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on January 26, 2009, 10:01 AM
So, this item was part of the Target Leak that's been on the front page:

Quote from: Target Computer
...
-  087-06-0635 SW GH Playset Hero Set $39.99
...

I might as well speculate on it.  GH probably = Galactic Heroes.  Playset probably does not = playset, but = target speak for Cinema Scene.  $39.99 is the Millenium Falcon price point.  Here are three guess:

1.  Millenium Falcon going non-exclusive.  I didn't get the feeling the MF set lit the world on fire (saw LOTS of 'em sitting long after the fact)... but it did seem like another WM disaster as far as being available to the right people in the right places at the right time.

2.  AT-AT.  Hasbro not-denied this possibility all the way through 2008, but who knows what that means.  It would be way awesome, but, and I can't beleive I'm saying this, I'd rather (b/c my kids would MUCH rather) see...

3.  AT-TE.  I think a clunky little AT-TE would absolutely rock for the Heroes, and I could see a good one squeezing down to $39.99. 

I could also see this all being very ridiculous speculation.

 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on January 26, 2009, 11:53 AM
What about a GH Gunship?  That hasn't been done before, would tie in the the TV show and Galactic Heroes primary market, kids.  I cold see the AT-TE as well though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2009, 03:48 PM
2.  AT-AT.  Hasbro not-denied this possibility all the way through 2008, but who knows what that means.  It would be way awesome, but, and I can't beleive I'm saying this, I'd rather (b/c my kids would MUCH rather) see...

I'm only giving you partial credit for your guess since you tossed out a pile of guesses, but the AT-AT was a good guess... ;)

It looks like 2009 is going to give us an ESB Galactic Heroes AT-AT Walker (with Hoth Speeder Bike too?)!  It's not a shot of the whole box, but you can see the bottom of the box at the top of this picture (from the Canadian Toy Fair images):

(http://www.actionfigurenews.ca/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=30&d=1232943201)

click here (http://www.actionfigurenews.ca/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=30&d=1232943201) if the pic doesn't link.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on January 27, 2009, 01:34 AM
From a poster on the POTF2 boards:

(http://members.cox.net/colgeneralhoth/hasbro16.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on January 27, 2009, 08:57 AM
Wow, really cool that this is likely on the way this year.  Its funny how much of a comeback the GH line has made after having a brief hiatus after the Playskool days.  This looks like it could be pretty cool though, and I'll definitely be grabbing one.  Thanks for sharing the box front pic Jayson.  Between last year's battle pack and now this GH set, how long will it be before Lucas sticks Hoth speederbikes into the OT? :-X
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on January 27, 2009, 09:08 AM
Thanks for sharing the box front pic Jayson.  Between last year's battle pack and now this GH set, how long will it be before Lucas sticks Hoth speederbikes into the OT? :-X

No problem. As for the bikes in the OT, I think it'd actually be pretty cool to see a swarm of Hoth-modded speeder bike cruising in ahead of the walkers and some getting picked off by the Rebels.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on January 27, 2009, 09:39 AM
 :o  Outstanding!

I wonder if that's a projectile between its front legs,  or maybe like a magnetic target for the snownspeeder hook? 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on January 27, 2009, 09:51 AM
I looks like one of those 100 lbs power lifters you see at the Olympics :)  This looks really neat.  The speculation is that this is a $40 vehicle, right?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on January 27, 2009, 09:57 AM
I see that the box says, "exclusive AT-AT Driver & Speeder Bike" figure.  I wonder if they will be modding the existing AT-AT driver figure to hold the bike's handles or if the AT-AT Driver pack-in will just be a repaint like the bike?

Either way, it's still cool and I'll still probably buy one for the boys, who will no doubt love it as well.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on January 27, 2009, 11:04 AM
Very cute.  I never really intended to go this far into this line, but stuff like this just keeps sucking me back.  Now I want me some mini AT-STs.   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2009, 10:30 PM
:o  Outstanding!

I wonder if that's a projectile between its front legs 

This has the potential to be quoted out of context..  ;)

And I will be hunting for two of these, at least!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 5, 2009, 11:35 AM
I had sort of forgot I preordered this online, but I got notice that the latest set of Cinema Scenes (Snowspeeder, Porkins X-Wing) are in stock and ready to ship at BBTS - so these might show up in stores before too long.  Looking forward to these, the Snowspeeder in particular.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 5, 2009, 01:17 PM
I was looking forward to the Snowspeeder set before, but knowing there is an AT-AT on the way, the snowspeeder became even cooler (if that's possible).  I don't think I'll grab the 4th (5th?) X-Wing set, but I'm definitely buying the snowspeeder for the boys...  ;)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on February 11, 2009, 11:46 AM
New single re-packs (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Whats_Next_For_Galactic_Heroes_120953.asp) - probably going to Big Lots or whatever...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2009, 09:52 AM
Although I was hoping they would have the upcoming AT-AT on display, it was still a nice showing for GH at Toy Fair.  Above all else, I can't wait to pick up that Ackbar/Nunb 2 pack - Ackbar in particular has been on my personal "most wanted" list for this line for awhile.  It was nice to see some OT Galactic Heroes are still on the way later this year, with so much focus on CW stuff right now.  Really wish we could have seen that AT-AT though :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 16, 2009, 11:01 AM
Yeah, it looks like they only showed product through August.  I'm hopeful San Diego will have at least as many surprises.  Here's hoping they include any sort of Clone vehicle, like a gunship.

Do you think the 8-pack Cinema Scenes will still come in the size we're used to?  Something smaller like the Transformers?  Still $20? 

Ackbar and Rebel Fleet Trooper basically terminate my must haves to complete an acceptable OT assortment.  Unbelievable.  With Lama Su, young Boba, and the yellow E2 commander, that movie is getting close, too.  Zam would pretty much do it, though a Captain Typho and Dexter wouldn't hurt. 

Episode 1, though... geez... every time new product gets announced I'm bummed by no Watto.

At the show and in the presentation they were showing the Porkins set with a repack of the bigger, electronic, Red 5 (and they tossed in an R4-P17?).  Previous photos had shown the smaller open/closing x-wing, with new generic (or Red 6ish) markings.  I'm vaguely curious to see what they ended up actually shpping (does the bigger x-wing even fit in a standard Cinema Scene?). 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: David on February 16, 2009, 12:29 PM
I'll probably pick up the new OT packs.

Sigh...so much for cutting back. :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on February 16, 2009, 10:00 PM
Although I was hoping they would have the upcoming AT-AT on display, it was still a nice showing for GH at Toy Fair.  Above all else, I can't wait to pick up that Ackbar/Nunb 2 pack - Ackbar in particular has been on my personal "most wanted" list for this line for awhile.  It was nice to see some OT Galactic Heroes are still on the way later this year, with so much focus on CW stuff right now.  Really wish we could have seen that AT-AT though :).

Rumor has it that the AT-AT is pushed out to 2010. . .
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: skyward72 on February 23, 2009, 04:44 PM
I found the snowspeeder pack this afternoon at TRU in VA.  It is very nice, hopefully the AT-AT comes sooner then later.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on February 24, 2009, 08:05 AM
I saw the new sets the other day, look nice but i am done with this line so i passed.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 24, 2009, 11:05 PM
I grabbed the GH Snowspeeder box set tonight (GH Probe Droid = kickass).  Can't wait to get that GH AT-AT...  I hope they find a way to squeeze it in this year (maybe I'll have to bug my Target sources to try to pick it up). 

I saw the DS Assault set too, but I left it behind.  I just couldn't bring myself to pay $25 for the 4th (5th?) release of the X-Wing just to get the 2x new OT figures.  I guess I'll just hope they put Jek in another set someday...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 25, 2009, 02:53 PM
Yeah, I came up with 5 releases:

1.  Playskool X-Wing Adventure (Closable S-Foils Red 5) - 2002
2.  GH X-Wing Fighter (Electronic Red 5) - 2004
3.  Assault on the Death Star '07 (Biggs set with Closable S-Foils Red 5) - 2007
4.  Dagobah Landing (Swampy-Paint on Closable S-Foils Red 5) - 2008
5.  Assault on the Death Star '09 (Porkins set with [Red 6? Electronic red 5?]) - 2009

Anybody seen the second wave of Clone Wars 2-Packs (Luminara et al.) yet?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on February 25, 2009, 03:06 PM
I found the new sets at Target this morning.  Picked up the Snowspeeder - and left the X-Wing for now...

I can stomach the $22.99 price at Target, but I will stop when these sets reach $24.99 across the board.  Just getting too expensive.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 25, 2009, 04:52 PM


Anybody seen the second wave of Clone Wars 2-Packs (Luminara et al.) yet?

My friend and I saw these, I bought the Padme/Jar Jar, he bought the rest at least 3 months ago at a Target and I've never seen them again or heard anyone else say they have since so I don't know what that was all about.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on February 25, 2009, 06:17 PM
Hasbrotoyshop has the Luminara wave in stock right now
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on March 3, 2009, 02:55 PM
So a month or so back I picked up, at the KB clearance, the 2pack with Agen Kolar and Saesee Tiin, and finally opened it the other night.  Does anyone else have an issue with Saesee where his head comes off?  It slides right off the peg.  I'm not sure if that's supposed to be a play feature, since the character is decapitated, or if its just that the glue didn't hold very well.  I'd be rather disappointed if its supposed be a play feature as the Galactic Heroes line is aimed at little kids and the head is a pretty small piece.

Anyone have a recommendation a type of glue to use?  Does superglue work alright on this type of plastic?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on March 3, 2009, 03:12 PM
Zap a Gap should work.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 4, 2009, 11:33 AM
I noticed this report (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Galactic_Heroes_Bagged_Singles_121506.asp) at RS showing/discussing "baggied" single packed Galactic Heroes, sold with a trading card (and in trading card fashion the way it looks).  Its certainly an interesting idea, and could be cool for kiddos creating a trading network for the little Galactic Heroes figures.  I have memories of my card collecting days of buying several packs or a box and having like 11 Darth Vaders or something :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 4, 2009, 12:09 PM
I also have memories of my card collecting days and remember getting tired of it because you would spend so much money buying something without knowing what you were going to get and then ending up with multiples of the same thing and not any of another. That is the beauty of toy collecting. You know what you're getting. I'm not huge into GH stuff anyway, but I won't "randomly" buy these if I can buy a 2 pack where I know what I'm getting. If kids enjoy it then great, but I don't like it.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on March 4, 2009, 12:18 PM
I miss Garbage Pail Kids.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 4, 2009, 12:24 PM
I miss Garbage Pail Kids.

They were awesome!!!! Did you ever see the movie? It is one of the worst movies ever.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on March 4, 2009, 12:34 PM
I own it, but have never watched it.  I still remember when the Saturday morning show or toon was set to debut and it got banned due to all of the angry moms out there.  Was pretty bummed about that.  I still remember trading series one for a bunch of Joes....ahhh memories.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 5, 2009, 01:59 AM
I noticed this report (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Galactic_Heroes_Bagged_Singles_121506.asp) at RS showing/discussing "baggied" single packed Galactic Heroes, sold with a trading card (and in trading card fashion the way it looks).  Its certainly an interesting idea, and could be cool for kiddos creating a trading network for the little Galactic Heroes figures.  I have memories of my card collecting days of buying several packs or a box and having like 11 Darth Vaders or something :).

I have very recent memories of buying Galactic Heroes in totally clear window Cinema Scenes and having like 11 Darth Vaders.   :P

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 11, 2009, 12:53 PM
I noticed the newer sets (Porkins X-Wing/Snowspeeder) are up at HTS right now, at $21.99 each, for anyone interested.  I have to say that the Snowspeeder set is one of my favorites of the line, and I look forward to if/when that AT-AT set is released.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 11, 2009, 05:31 PM
I noticed the newer sets (Porkins X-Wing/Snowspeeder) are up at HTS right now, at $21.99 each, for anyone interested.  I have to say that the Snowspeeder set is one of my favorites of the line, and I look forward to if/when that AT-AT set is released.

Looks like they're calling Jek's droid "R5-D8", which is consistent with what's been used in the past.  I think reference seems to show the body with the horizontal panels blue [instead of red] and vertical panels down the side unpainted white [instead of red]... but Hasbro's almost certainly right to just toss R5-D4 in there and call it a day.  I'm happy.  Plus, maybe this is the thing that finally gets me to grab a paint brush and get working.  I've got at least one spare 2-leg R2-D2 that I'd love to turn into Wedge's or Biggs's droid.

What's list-keeper/ figure-counter policy for when Hasbo markets the same, not repainted, figure by two different character names?  Listed as a single R5-D4/R5-D8?  listed twice, as an R5-D4 and an R5-D8?

I'm not giving the X-wing to my boys, but I'd rather they had it instead of the electronic one.  The longer nose, always open foils, and detachable cannons all make it a little clumsy [but the sounds ROCK].  A Red 5 and generic-ish X-Wing both of the smaller mold would have made a better pair than their 2 Red 5s.

 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on March 16, 2009, 03:16 PM
So over the weekend I picked up the Padme and Jedi JarJar set, the Duros and Snoot Nose, and the Luminara and SBD sets.  Very cool all around, except Padme.  She has very bend legs and her left foot is something of a club foot and doesn't lay flat, so she's very tipsy.

I also saw the ATAT Driver and General Veers set.  I hadn't seen them in a while.  I already had one, so I didn't go for it.  I wonder if its being re-released in anticipation of an ATAT????
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on March 17, 2009, 03:09 AM
Saw Jar Jar, Luminara, and Spider Droid sets earlier today at a local WM (the bubble was crushed on each one  :().
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 17, 2009, 10:39 AM
Saw Jar Jar, Luminara, and Spider Droid sets earlier today at a local WM (the bubble was crushed on each one  :().

Weird, I saw Jar Jar and Mace* for the first time yesterday, and the bubble was also crushed on both. 

I'm not thrilled with the thinner parts, more articulation direction of the GH line lately.  If a GH figure can't stand or might break, what's the point of Galactic Heroes? 


*Edited to correct that I, of course, saw Mace, not Luminara... who obviously would have been worth picking up.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on March 17, 2009, 10:49 AM
Is Luminara new?  Pretty sure I already have a SBD as well.

I'm not thrilled with the thinner parts, more articulation direction of the GH line lately.  If a GH figure can't stand or might break, what's the point of Galactic Heroes? 

I read somewhere that the Robot Heroes are going to be getting more articulation so I suppose the same might be true for this line.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: David on March 17, 2009, 10:54 AM
Is Luminara new?  Pretty sure I already have a SBD as well.

Luminara is new and I'm pretty sure the SBD has a new 'rocket launcher' arm.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on March 17, 2009, 02:54 PM
Is Luminara new?  Pretty sure I already have a SBD as well.

Luminara is new and I'm pretty sure the SBD has a new 'rocket launcher' arm.
Yup.

I can't say I'm a huge fan of the articulation.  Sure it allows Hasbro to simply put on a new arm as opposed to molding a whole new SBD, but I think it makes them too flimsy.  These are aimed at kids as young as 3, right?  And yeah, the bendy legs that keep Padme from standing are bad.  Little kids have a hard time positioning toys exactly the way they want, developing motor skills and all that, so a figure that an adult has to struggle with to stand isn't such a good fit.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 17, 2009, 02:57 PM
Yeah, I think I could care less how much articulation these things have as well.  If the arms move, that's fine, but I can't say I'd notice that much either way.  Our daughter has really taken to these (and the Marvel ones), and her favorite thing is to take them out of a shoebox sized rubbermaid one at a time and stand them up on the coffee table.  The sturdier they are from that aspect, the better as far as I'm concerned.  I have to say she hasn't really had much trouble with any of the Star Wars ones we have, but I'm in the boat that I'd just as soon have some nice, solid little figures she can play with/stand without too much trouble.  A little bit of articulation is fine and good - as long as its solid and safe, but if people really need more than standard stuff there is always the basic figures.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on March 17, 2009, 10:28 PM
I saw the AT-AT set at a couple of Targets today.  Strangely, no signs of the new 2 packs at Target yet (at least locally).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 18, 2009, 09:45 AM
I saw the AT-AT set at a couple of Targets today.  Strangely, no signs of the new 2 packs at Target yet (at least locally).

The $40 AT-AT is out now? Or are you talking about something else?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: David on March 18, 2009, 10:45 AM
Perhaps he means the AT-AT Driver/General Veers set that's been re-released to go with the upcoming AT-AT?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 18, 2009, 10:51 AM
I thought that the AT-AT set had been pushed back (to next year?), unless Hasbro is planning another "surprise" release.  I thought that it was learned at Toy Fair that they "couldn't find room" for it this year, or something like that.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on March 18, 2009, 10:59 AM
Is it April Fool's Day already?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 18, 2009, 11:28 AM
I saw the AT-AT set at a couple of Targets today.  Strangely, no signs of the new 2 packs at Target yet (at least locally).

If you're seeing the AT-AT Driver 2-pack, you probably are seeing "signs" of the new 2-packs... and you simply got there after they were snatched up.  The Driver ships in the Wave 5 - Rev 0 case that stores are getting now (and hasn't been in any other cases that I can remember lately). 

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on March 18, 2009, 11:51 AM
I saw the AT-AT set at a couple of Targets today.  Strangely, no signs of the new 2 packs at Target yet (at least locally).

Oops, my apologies.  I got ahead of myself.  I meant to say Snowspeeder set.  Dang, what was I thinking...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 23, 2009, 03:27 PM
Has anybody else had the cashier at Wal-mart receive a weird prompt from his machine to inspect the new Cinema Scenes when ringing them up?  I got this at both Wal-Marts where I found the latest sets.  My best guess is that collectors were over-labelling expensive 3.75 ships' UPCs with similar Galactic Hero UPCs (probably a bunch of BMF Falcons ringing up as the $30 GH Wal-Mart Falcon). 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on March 27, 2009, 06:12 PM
Doing some catching up, picked up the Obi/Cody, Ventress/Dooku, and Anakin/Blue Clone Trooper sets at Target. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on April 11, 2009, 05:22 PM
Been seeing the Dagobah X-Wing set around, now with complete cardboard swamp muck covering the entire ship.....I don't quite remember mine having that.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on April 11, 2009, 06:43 PM
That's what I saw this morning at Target.  I don't remember seeing that previously either.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on April 12, 2009, 12:37 PM
Me boyos got the Snowspeeder and new X-wing set this morning, the Snowspeeder is top notch GH goodness
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on April 25, 2009, 08:12 PM
Doing some catching up - picked up the Super Battle Droid/Luminara Unduli and Clone Trooper/Mace Windu sets at Target.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on April 25, 2009, 08:32 PM
Been seeing the Dagobah X-Wing set around, now with complete cardboard swamp muck covering the entire ship.....I don't quite remember mine having that.

I saw this packaging variant today as well. I actually saw both versions were on the shelf which is why it caught my eye.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 20, 2009, 10:29 PM
No pics yet, but there is a new wave up for pre-order at EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87842H&id=HA-807301583):

- Ahsoka & Goldie
- Kit Fisto & General Grevous
- Clone ARF Trooper & Yoda
- Lt. Thire & IG-86 Assasin Droid

These should be the next wave after the OT wave (with Ackbar/Nien, etc) that is kicking off the Fall.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on May 20, 2009, 10:52 PM
Is the Yoda the same sculpt as all the other ones that have been released so far?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 20, 2009, 11:05 PM
No idea... no pics yet.  :(

If I had to guess, I'd say "new" as all the CW themed figures they have done so far have been new sculpts.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on May 26, 2009, 01:23 AM
Hasbro also snuck this (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=8005&zoneid=2) tidbit into a Q&A reply for Galactic Hunter: 

"We have a Galactic Heroes multi-pack lined up for the Medal Ceremony..."
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on May 26, 2009, 09:09 AM
Hasbro also snuck this (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=8005&zoneid=2) tidbit into a Q&A reply for Galactic Hunter: 

"We have a Galactic Heroes multi-pack lined up for the Medal Ceremony..."

I noticed that as well, kind of cool I guess.  I'm wondering what the pack will contain, since we usually only get a couple "new" figures per pack.  A new Luke most likely, and possibly Leia as well, with repacks of Han, Chewie, Dodonna, and maybe the droids or something.  It is neat that we see stuff like this in the GH line though, it has really become a pretty deep lineup overall there.  I hope we see a Rebo band pack sometime soon.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on May 26, 2009, 10:30 AM
...  I'm wondering what the pack will contain, since we usually only get a couple "new" figures per pack.  A new Luke most likely, and possibly Leia as well, with repacks of Han, Chewie, Dodonna, and maybe the droids or something. 

I dunno, the new 8-packs they've been revealing have been having about 2 new figures PLUS as many as 2 more repaints/ minor retools.  Sure, we can grimly count on super useless 3PO, R2, and Chewie... but that leaves 5 interesting slots.  I'll keep my fingers crossed for all new Luke and Leia, Han with added medal, and Dodonna (many won't be sad to see him) - leaving still one more spot for MAYBE an "honor guard" repaint of the upcoming fleet trooper. 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: David on May 31, 2009, 05:38 PM
Is this (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/2009/SW09GHgrievous2.jpg) new? It's coming on a single card later this year.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on May 31, 2009, 06:58 PM
Yes, that Grievous is the new CW Grievous sculpt.  In addition to the single card version, he is also supposed to be coming this Fall in a 2-pack with Kit Fisto.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 16, 2009, 06:22 PM
Huh, someone just pointed this out to me today - it looks like there might be a Jabba's Band GH Cinema Scene (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=40520) set this Fall.

I guess I missed the news a few weeks ago (and maybe other people did too since I haven't seen anyone mention it here).  Man, that would be a nifty cool way to get Jabba out there again... and I'm totally digging the Max Rebo figure.  I hope it turns out to be legit! :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on June 16, 2009, 06:52 PM
I'm pretty much done with the 2packs, but Rebo looks too good to pass up and I'm a sucker for the cinema scene packaging.  Will be interesting to see who's included in the other set - if there is one.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 16, 2009, 07:14 PM
Huh, someone just pointed this out to me today - it looks like there might be a Jabba's Band GH Cinema Scene (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=40520) set this Fall.

I guess I missed the news a few weeks ago (and maybe other people did too since I haven't seen anyone mention it here).  Man, that would be a nifty cool way to get Jabba out there again... and I'm totally digging the Max Rebo figure.  I hope it turns out to be legit! :)

I must have missed that too, that is the first I've heard of/seen this.  You know, I was just thinking the other day which other Galactic Heroes I'd like to see from the OT (which are the only ones we're buying anymore at our house for the most part), and the Rebo Band was the first that came to mind.  I hope it is legit as well.  Getting Max Rebo and Ackbar in the same year is great :).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on June 24, 2009, 06:38 PM
The newest sets are now at BBTS (at least that is what my Pile o Loot says
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 25, 2009, 09:25 AM
The newest sets are now at BBTS (at least that is what my Pile o Loot says

I got a notice from BBTS as well, but for some reason I only got the Jawa/R2 pack in my loot - hopefully the others will follow too.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Darby on June 26, 2009, 11:01 PM
The newest sets (Jawas/R2, Ackbar/Nien Nunb) are out there.  I found them at Target today!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: evenflow on June 29, 2009, 10:29 AM
I stopped buy GH figures a while ago but will without a doubt pick up rebo band sets.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 29, 2009, 11:37 AM
I stopped buy GH figures a while ago but will without a doubt pick up rebo band sets.

I'm curious how many of us GH buyers/collectors have been cutting back on these.  I don't think any of us really expected this line to go as long, and as obscure, as it has been.  I'm continuing on picking up the OT-related sets, sort of collecting them with our daughter (who really likes them).  There really is some neat stuff on the way in this line it seems though, with the recent Ackbar/etc. sets, the possible Rebo band sets, and maybe even an AT-AT next year.  Neat stuff, and nice durable toys.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on June 29, 2009, 11:41 AM
I have quit this line too.  After accumulating enough loose figures to fill a paper ream box, I think it's time to quit.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on June 29, 2009, 12:20 PM
I'm done with the 2packs, but may still be game for some of the Cinema Scenes and the AT-AT.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 29, 2009, 10:46 PM
... and a Slave I!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/ghposter09aCrop.jpg)

http://img7.imageshack.us/i/ghposter09a.jpg

Image link from Sandtroopers.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on June 29, 2009, 10:57 PM
Oh Man! That is great!!  :o   :o   :o   :o   :o   :o
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on June 29, 2009, 11:20 PM
ok...maaaaaaaaaybe a Slave I and then I'm finished......   :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 30, 2009, 08:20 AM
HOLY CRAP!!!!! SWEET!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 30, 2009, 09:39 AM
Ok, now that is too cool.  I know we had heard rumors of this at one time or another, but it looks like it is on the way eventually.  It seems like the GH line is where the OT gets the most love lately, I wouldn't mind seeing an all-new Slave I in the basic line as well at some point.  Anyways, I'm definitely in for this one - looks great.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on June 30, 2009, 10:59 AM
Wow, that Slave 1 looks cool!  I'll be in for one after it comes out.

BTW, I saw the Chewbacca & Death Star Droid & Mouse Droid set at a local TRU yesterday.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 30, 2009, 12:03 PM
Man, there are going to be a lot of new Cinema Scene sets for Christmas time -

- TRU Kamino Showdown (no ship, just figures)
- TRU Purchase of the Droids (no ship, just figures)
- Anakin's CW Jedi Starfighter
- Obi-Wan's Ep3 Jedi Starfighter
- Endor Assault (with Ewok Glider and figures)
- Slave I with Carbonite Han
- Jabba's Sali Barge (no ship, just figures)
- Yavin IV Medal Ceremony (no ship, just figures)
- RotJ Millennium Falcon

That's like $240+ in GH Cinema Scenes alone, not even counting all the 2-packs that I'm sure are coming as well. 

I'm not sure I'll pick up all of them for the boys (they already have a Falcon, so that one is out for sure), but I know I'll pick up a few of the sets for them since they love the GH stuff...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on June 30, 2009, 12:52 PM
I wonder if the ROTJ falcon will have re-recorded electronics?  Exclusive General Lando seems guaranteed.   :-\

Ooooh, also, is it just me, or in yet another big vintage wink - did they cast that carbonite block in a much darker gray?

You guys only buying the Cinema Scenes are making the right move.  If you end up wanting to go back and get a complete loose set in a few years, it'll probably end up only requiring like 10 more figures for $30 tops.  The only minor question is what to do about X-Wing, Falcon, and JSF re-releases.  Do you even want them taking up space in your house?

ETA. per Jeff's post below:  Wow, two extra rebels never hurt!  Also, new paint on the Falcon.  Also, hurray for the linked pics that show two more R. Fleet Troopers in the Medal set.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on June 30, 2009, 12:58 PM
Yikes, that's a lot of product coming out near X'Mas.  I'm not even caught up with the cinema scenes that are currently out.  Gulp.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on June 30, 2009, 12:59 PM
I wonder if the ROTJ falcon will have re-recorded electronics?  Exclusive General Lando seems guaranteed.   :-[

No idea on the electronics, but yeah - General Lando is in there along with Nien Nunb and 2x Rebels - pic (http://www.sandtroopers.com/smf/index.php?topic=12586.0)

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll111/gorkoracing4/falcon.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on June 30, 2009, 03:45 PM
Man, there are going to be a lot of new Cinema Scene sets for Christmas time -

- TRU Kamino Showdown (no ship, just figures)
- TRU Purchase of the Droids (no ship, just figures)
- Anakin's CW Jedi Starfighter
- Obi-Wan's Ep3 Jedi Starfighter
- Endor Assault (with Ewok Glider and figures)
- Slave I with Carbonite Han
- Jabba's Sali Barge (no ship, just figures)
- Yavin IV Medal Ceremony (no ship, just figures)
- RotJ Millennium Falcon

That's like $240+ in GH Cinema Scenes alone, not even counting all the 2-packs that I'm sure are coming as well. 

Yikes!!  I just caught this.  Going to have to take out a loan or something.  Did you guys ever think this line would be so big when Playskool launched?  I sure didn't.   :-\
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on June 30, 2009, 04:11 PM
Nope, and I'm glad I put an end to this madness.  I can't afford to keep buying the same figures over and over and over. . .
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 30, 2009, 08:46 PM
Thanks for sharing the info and pics of all those sets Jeff, I hadn't seen any of those before.  Wow, that is a lot to pick up in likely the last four to five months of the year.  Like I said, we just stick to the OT sets, but even then that doesn't cut out too many of these.  I'm likely in for all of them, although I'm on the fence with picking up another Falcon.  I have the original one that I wanted to keep for myself, plus we bought one on clearance for our daughter (who loves these), so I don't know if we need a third one in the house or not.  The Gen. Lando makes it more tempting, but we'll see.  It looks like they'll really be pushing the "diorama like" packaging with these as well.  Like many of you said, it almost makes sense to just pass on the two packs and stick to the cinema scenes.  We'll be getting a figure like Nien Nunb in the scene a few months after the 2 pack.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on June 30, 2009, 10:32 PM
Nope, and I'm glad I put an end to this madness.  I can't afford to keep buying the same figures over and over and over. . .

Justice.........I hope you send some my way.  I want to stop with this stuff.  Where's the intervention club   ???
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on July 1, 2009, 03:58 PM
Man, there are going to be a lot of new Cinema Scene sets for Christmas time -

- TRU Kamino Showdown (no ship, just figures)
- TRU Purchase of the Droids (no ship, just figures)
- Anakin's CW Jedi Starfighter
- Obi-Wan's Ep3 Jedi Starfighter
- Endor Assault (with Ewok Glider and figures)
- Slave I with Carbonite Han
- Jabba's Sali Barge (no ship, just figures)
- Yavin IV Medal Ceremony (no ship, just figures)
- RotJ Millennium Falcon

That's like $240+ in GH Cinema Scenes alone, not even counting all the 2-packs that I'm sure are coming as well.  

Oh yeah, if this is still coming, don't forget to add it into your budget
- Endor Celebration (Village Leia, Spirits, repacks) (http://www.rebelscum.com/TF2009/Hasbropanel/Slide26.JPG)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: ruiner on July 1, 2009, 04:42 PM
Worst set yet.   ::)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 6, 2009, 11:57 AM
As part of the latest round of Q&A at Han's Hideout, Hasbro passed along some new pics of the upcoming TRU exclusive sets - Kamino Showdown and Purchase of the Droids (http://hanshideout.blogspot.com/2009/07/hasbro-star-wars-q-session-13.html). 

Both sets are supposed to hit stores in August if the schedule holds...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 6, 2009, 12:24 PM
Thanks for passing those along Jeff.  Both sets look pretty nice.  I've been passing on the PT/CW sets just to save money/space, but I'll likely be grabbing that Purchase of the Droids set.  It has been said before on these forums, but I never thought we'd get this deep into characters in the Galactic Heroes line - but it is kind of cool.  It is just getting to the point where we have so many of these in the house, it is tough to keep up with all of them anymore.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 6, 2009, 01:10 PM
Gonk as a Galactic Hero?  That rocks.  8)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Matt R. on July 8, 2009, 10:57 PM
Those sets are sweet (POTD and Kamino). but I ONLY collect OT Galactic Heroes.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on July 12, 2009, 08:13 PM
Gonk as a Galactic Hero?  That rocks.  8)

Word.  Gonk has always been one of my fav droids for some reason.  Hopefully we'll get a four-footed version soon ala the CW toon.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on July 16, 2009, 01:10 AM
Adam at GH has found and posted images of the Yavin Ceremony and Sail Barge Sets (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=8097&zoneid=2). Damn they're cute.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 16, 2009, 02:11 AM
Gotta get Rebo and Droopy.  8)  I guess this leaves Sy Snootles to show up later...

The fold out "playset" looks pretty cool:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2531/3725257977_431da853ef.jpg?v=0)
(from Galactic Hunter)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on July 16, 2009, 11:10 AM
Adam at GH has found and posted images of the Yavin Ceremony and Sail Barge Sets (http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/templates/full_article_template_1.asp?articleid=8097&zoneid=2).

Wow, TRU exclusives?  And they beat the Kamino/Droids sets to retail?  Stange that we saw the Kamino/Droids sets at Toy Fair and then these two sets, which haven't even been officially announced, snuck out ahead of the others.   

After seeing the updated pics, I think I'm down for both sets.  Having a second Jabba around will help prevent a few fights at our house.    :P
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on July 16, 2009, 11:41 AM
Tsk tsk, not sharing with you kids Jeff..

Cool looking sets, I never got the previous Jabba, and you gotta love Max Rebo, so I may have to pick this one up.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on July 16, 2009, 09:23 PM
Gotta get Rebo and Droopy.  8)  I guess this leaves Sy Snootles to show up later...

Yeah, she's in 2010's set: Rebo, McCool, Snootles, and 4 Boba Fetts.   ;)


Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Darby on July 18, 2009, 06:23 PM
Found the Rebo set at my TRU.  As a lifelong Max fan, I am pleased.  Plus, I never got Jabba the first time, so definitely worth it for me.   :)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on July 23, 2009, 09:00 PM
Any love for GH at SDCC?  Did I miss the photos somewhere?

Found the Rebo set at my TRU.  As a lifelong Max fan, I am pleased.

Rebo definitely steals the show in that set.  Was tempted to pick it up last week, but $25 just seems like too much for only 2 new figs.

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on July 24, 2009, 05:58 PM
Any love for GH at SDCC?  Did I miss the photos somewhere?

Found the Rebo set at my TRU.  As a lifelong Max fan, I am pleased.

Rebo definitely steals the show in that set.  Was tempted to pick it up last week, but $25 just seems like too much for only 2 new figs.




Rebelscum finally posted some Galactic Heroes pics to their gallery.  Nothing you didn't already know, for the most part.  I did note:

1.  First picture of new Kit Fisto I think I've seen? (tunic/no cloak)
3.  Spirit Anakin is Hayden Christianson Anakin, and either an all new mold or a nice retool of like Agen Kolar or somebody.

yawn.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Packbar on August 6, 2009, 10:17 PM
I was kind of bummed that there wasn't more new GH stuff on display at SDCC.  I also picked up the new cinema scene with the MAx Rebo and was so very excited because he and Droopy are awesome, but I had all the rest of that set already so I sold them on a local classified.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on August 8, 2009, 05:55 PM
Found a Commander Thire & IG-86 set this morning at WM.  Is that new  ???
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JabbaJoe on August 9, 2009, 04:58 AM
Found a Commander Thire & IG-86 set this morning at WM.  Is that new  ???

That is part of the new wave with Ahsoka/Goldie, Kit Fisto/Grievous with 4-Lightsabers, and Yoda/ARF Trooper.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 10, 2009, 12:14 PM
I found the TRU sets (Jabba's Skiff/Yavin Ceremony) over the weekend, so that was a relief.  I wasn't sure how heavily these would ship, although in the past it seems like the TRU exclusive ones came back again later on.  Anyways, love the Max Rebo (and Droopy) included in this set - hopefully they will get around to the rest of the band soon as well.  They are really filling out the OT characters pretty nicely in this line.  When opening these two sets up, I have to say that the "diorama/playset" packaging is pretty nifty on these.  I was surprised to see that both of these even had a "fold out" part in the front to make a nice long walkway on the ceremony set - or a Sarlacc pit area on the Jabba set.  Nifty stuff.

Also, that reminds me, I didn't see any mention of the previously shown (I think at Toy Fair?) TRU sets: Purchase of the Droids and Kamino Showdown.  Are these still coming later this year?  Just like with the rest of the SW line, it seems like there is a crazy amount of GH stuff on the way - at least in the way of Cinema Scenes.  I'm glad I ended up dropping the PT/CW ones (at least so far), as it is getting pretty unbelievable how many of these little guys are around the house at this point.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 11, 2009, 01:32 AM
What are the Cinema Scenes currently retailing for in the US?  I just found the Jabba's Barge & Yavin Ceremony sets at TRU here in Canada, but prices have jumped $5 to $34.99.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 11, 2009, 11:29 AM
What are the Cinema Scenes currently retailing for in the US?  I just found the Jabba's Barge & Yavin Ceremony sets at TRU here in Canada, but prices have jumped $5 to $34.99.

I just picked up those sets at TRU last week, and they were $24.99 at TRU.  I'm pretty sure the regular release sets are still right around $20, although I haven't picked one up in awhile now.  I thought they were $19.99 last time I checked at Target though.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Banthaholic on August 15, 2009, 02:14 PM
Picked up the Max Rebo set the other day, Max is awesome.  Just need Sy.

Does anyone remember the GH poster Hasbrotoyshop was giving away earlier this year?  Of course I had nothing to order at the time.   I'd love to find a picture of that to use as my desktop.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 18, 2009, 12:22 PM
Looks like the newer two packs (both the OT ones and the latest CW wave) are all in stock at HTS right now, for anyone interested.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on August 24, 2009, 05:37 PM
Plenty of Galactic Heros talk lately:

1.  Hasbro tells jedinews  (http://jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=2734)why the AT-AT got delayed:  They couldn't fit it on the reduced shelfspace at big retail.  If it happens again next year, they may try it out at an unspecified (TRU) exclusive retailer.

2.  Rebelscum gets the Anakin Starfighter (http://www.rebelscum.com/sw09GHAnakinStarfighter.asp), ROJ Falcon, (http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Photo_Archive_Galactic_Heroes_Millennium_Falcon_125838.asp) and Endor Celebration  (http://www.rebelscum.com/sw09GHEndorCelebration.asp) sets (plus some others we already knew were out) on hand for their photo archives.  Are these trickling out, then?  I've never known Rebelscum to get ahold of GH items before they're released.

3.  Collection Station (http://www.collectionstation.com/groups/view/Star-Wars/Official-Hasbro-Star-Wars-Q-A-820_58) has to be directly told what we already knew:  we aren't getting plastic playsets for GH any sooner than we will for 3.75.  The cardboard Cinema Scenes are it.

4.  Hasbro warms up to a request from jedinews (http://jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=2765) to try scaled down podracers with pilots in the GH line.   ;D ;D ;D This has been at the very tip-top of my wants list for years.  The tastefully deformed GH line is the only line I could ever imagine succeeding with collectible podracers alongside collectible pilots.  Heck, this is the only line I can imagine getting an attractive pod chariot alongside attractive pod engines.  Those dumb vehicles can hardly even fit on the screen all at once.  I SOOO hope this happens.

5.  In the same set of questions, Hasbro doesn't rule out a jedinews request for troop-building Cinema Scenes.  Meh.  If you don't have enough GH clones, I don't know what to tell you.  I'm all for troops as dupes as long as we have to live with dupes anyway, but to actually ask for entire Cinema Scenes to be built around like Obi-wan, one new fig, and 6 orange clones?

6.  Also in the same set, we are devastated and stunned to learn that no GH Gunships are in the works for the next couple years, at least.   :'(

Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 24, 2009, 05:52 PM
Thanks for the great summary!  Very interesting info about the AT-AT, I'm sure it'll sell like crazy once it hits the shelves.  Let's just hope it's a reasonable price.

The Falcon has hit Costco in Canada, but I haven't heard of the other Scenes being found yet.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 24, 2009, 06:14 PM
Thanks for posting all of that, some nice news in there.  I really hope that AT-AT sees the light of day, and I would think it would be a lock for next year's ESB anniversary.  It may be a tough one to come by, as this line (at least here locally) still seems quite popular.  Sure, the older stuff starts to sit now, but it always seems like they eventually sell through (even Vader's TIE and older sets like that).  I love that we're getting more vehicles (OT in particular) in this line lately with the Snowspeeder, the upcoming Slave 1, and possibly the AT-AT next year.  I've dropped the CW/PT stuff entirely here, but my daughter and I are still trying to keep up with the OT stuff.  I've said it before, but I never would have thought we'd get some of the characters we have in this line (Dodonna, Porkins, or even Ceremonial Leia).  As great as the basic figures and everything look these days, for some reason this line sort of reminds me of the "fun" aspect of the vintage line.  Solid toys that are fun to play with.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: 78bird85 on August 25, 2009, 09:41 PM
hi guys! new to this forum but a loyal Galactic Heroes collector!  On Bigbadtoystore.com ,they have pre-orders for 3 new galactic heroes cinema scenes including boba fett's slave I, endor battle, and obi wan's jedi starfighter!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: icruise on August 26, 2009, 11:05 PM
I'm tempted to preorder Slave 1 at BBTS even though I don't really want the Endor Attack one that they're bundling it with. $50 for the two of them doesn't even include their usual markup, does it? Or are they still selling at $20 apiece in some cases?

I simply MUST have the GH AT-AT. They've got the darned things basically made. Just let me get it online if necessary.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on August 27, 2009, 12:26 PM
try entertainment earth for the slave I set on its own ... $27 i think i saw it for preorder
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 28, 2009, 03:21 AM
According to BBTS (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS17791&mode=retail), Obi-Wan's ROTS Starfighter will be coming with the Snowspeeder, which is great news for me.  I never did see the Snowspeeder at retail!

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/medium/HAS17791.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediJman on August 28, 2009, 09:59 AM
According to BBTS (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS17791&mode=retail), Obi-Wan's ROTS Starfighter will be coming with the Snowspeeder, which is great news for me.  I never did see the Snowspeeder at retail!

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/medium/HAS17791.jpg)


I've seen that Snowspeeder just about everywhere lately.  I picked up the earlier release and love it.  It's really well detailed and has a HUGE interior for the figs.  I don't know why they couldn't do this with the 3&3/4" mold.  I'm going to see how it looks with Kubrick pilots one of these days.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 28, 2009, 12:13 PM
I saw the Snowspeeder pack just a couple times at retail here too, but I'm glad to see it is on the way again.  I've always been a fan of the ship in general, but I think it is one of the cooler GH sets we've gotten over the years.  I'm so glad that we're starting to get more vehicles (particularly OT) in this line, can't wait for Slave 1.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: icruise on August 29, 2009, 10:54 AM
Yeah, I got the snowspeeder a little bit ago and was really impressed. I had seen it earlier when I was trying to cut back on GH stuff, so I didn't get it. But then I saw it again and noticed that it came with the probe droid (which I hadn't realized), so that sold me on the set. I really like the vehicles in general.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: 78bird85 on August 29, 2009, 07:28 PM
i have a question for you guys.  I own all 24 cinema scenes sets and 2 millenium falcons all mint in box.  when I was collecting these, i never realized how much space they take up in their boxes!  i like the cinema scenes they are displayed in so i don't want to get rid of the boxes or open them up.  does anyone else have this same problem with space or do you all just have them boxed up?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: icruise on August 30, 2009, 12:45 AM
I just toss all of the boxes immediately. I don't really feel any need to save them, although some are kind of cute. They just take up too much space. I know this is a contentious issue, but I don't see how you can really enjoy them without opening them up. Just my opinion.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 30, 2009, 01:04 AM
I had kept mine packaged for the first year or two, but I quickly realized how much space I could save by opening them.  I've never regretted it because I can display them in groups as I like.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: 78bird85 on August 30, 2009, 02:23 PM
does anyone have any pics to share on how you display your galactic heroes?  here are some of my collections displayed.
(http://i26.tinypic.com/3450gnk.jpg)
this is an old picture from my galactic heroes loose collection (which I have sold, so i just have the cinema scenes)
(http://i27.tinypic.com/svjlub.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on September 2, 2009, 11:08 AM
I just toss all of the boxes immediately. I don't really feel any need to save them, although some are kind of cute. They just take up too much space. I know this is a contentious issue, but I don't see how you can really enjoy them without opening them up. Just my opinion.

My move is usually to toss the box on the floor for the kids to play with for a few days until it's nice and beaten up, then it goes to the trash.  I have enough space headaches with all the ships.

I've customed up a few mostly wooden GH playsets the last couple Christmasses, to cover some play pattern needs (clones, droids, and rebels can make pretty much any inside/outside area a battle field... but what are all those aliens for?  Hence, the bare bones Cantina that I LOVE and the barebones Jabba's Palace that's still missing a little something).

Almost unfortunately, the cardboard scenes are getting WAY better though... to the point it's a [still necessary] shame to get rid of them.  The medal ceremony box, with that fold out flap, makes a really neat little scene.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: 78bird85 on September 4, 2009, 06:15 PM
here is my complete collection of Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes (minus the new ROTJ Millenium Falcon) take up the room I had in my closet.  It is very hard for me to open up these and take then away from their dioramas they come in.  They look really great but unfortunately take up toooooo much room!  If anyone else has pics on how they display their Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes, please share!

(http://i27.tinypic.com/2hnz5gp.jpg)
(http://i29.tinypic.com/i6ijhu.jpg)
(http://i27.tinypic.com/2n9gksy.jpg)
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on September 6, 2009, 04:56 PM
anyone find any of the new cinema scenes this weekend? ... i found the Endor Celebration and Anakin Starfighter sets at Target ... the Endor Luke has the clear version saber .... Leia is not as bad as some might have thought .... I expect the new Vader just to have the clear saber ... hope I am wrong tho! 
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on September 9, 2009, 11:52 AM
Apologies if this is old news (I have been a little behind on GH stuff lately), but I noticed some new sets listed at some of the various e-tailers out there... no pics yet though:

- Darth Vader (new) and Stormtrooper
- Obi-Wan Kenobi and Commander Fil
- Anakin Skywalker (poncho) and ARF Trooper
- Gunner Trooper and Battle Droid with jetpack
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 9, 2009, 01:24 PM
Yeah, I think EE listed them recently, but I'm eagerly waiting to see what these all look like.  "Darth Vader" - new sculpt or just a repaint...
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on October 1, 2009, 04:46 PM
any pics of the new wave yet?  anyone find the new falcon in the us?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 2, 2009, 07:37 PM
I believe the answer to both of those questions is no, for now.

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I stumbled across this concept art site of Ed Duncan, who worked for Hasbro for 8 years on a number of junior toy lines.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Galactic%20Heroes/ghconceptsketchEdDuncan.jpg)

There's a couple more neat pics at http://www.edduncandesign.com/toys.html
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on October 2, 2009, 10:14 PM
just read this on Q&A about new Vader ...
Also, some of the retailers are taking pre-orders for a new batch of Galactic Heroes 2-packs. One of the sets listed is a new "Darth Vader & Stormtrooper" set - is this one all new or are they repacks/repaints? And how about "Anakin & ARF Trooper" pack - repacks, repaints, or all-new?

** The former is a resculpt set with more dynamic character poses, while the latter is a repack of a previous set.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on October 3, 2009, 02:07 AM
I saw the maroon Obi-Wan JSF at a local Target this evening.  Nice looking ship.  The packaging looks a bit updated as well.  There were 2 sitting on the shelf.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 3, 2009, 04:05 AM
just read this on Q&A about new Vader ...
a resculpt set with more dynamic character poses

Excellent, I can't wait to see the new look. 

Here's the link to EE's listing as we wait for a pic of this wave...

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87842J
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on October 4, 2009, 12:46 PM
I finally found and opened the ackbar wave. I was surprised to see another nice little poster packed in- with the Slave 1 on the back for a teaser!
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on October 4, 2009, 07:22 PM
Anyone found the Endor/Anakin Starfighter sets in good condition?  Obviously everything's okay inside, but the packaging on this new wave is questionable.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JabbaJoe on October 5, 2009, 08:05 AM
Anyone found the Endor/Anakin Starfighter sets in good condition?  Obviously everything's okay inside, but the packaging on this new wave is questionable.

I picked them up at Toys R' Us and they were in pretty close to mint condition.  I still have yet to see ones in good condition at a Target.  I have been to about every Target in the Twin Cities area just doing toy runs and have only seen crushed ones.  Target's distribution center must have gotten a crushed pallet of these or something. ???
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 5, 2009, 12:44 PM
I noticed in this week's Q and A at Galactic Hunter (not the Hasbro one, the regular GH one), Adam mentioned that the Falcon re-do is a Costco Exclusive.  I'm guessing this is the one with Lando, Nien Nunb, etc. - but that's the first I had heard that it was a Costco Exclusive.  I wasn't likely going to pick it up anyways (we already have two Falcons in the house), although a couple of the "exclusive" figures made it a little more tempting.  Just thought I'd pass it along for those on the look out.  Otherwise, not much new with the GH stuff around here lately.  Sort of keeping an eye out for the Endor set and/or Slave 1, but I haven't heard much of those hitting yet.  Also curious if those other TRU exclusive sets (Purchase of the Droids was one, I think the other was a Kamino theme) are still on the way.  I'm only collecting OT on these now, but I'd like to get the Purchase of the Droids one if it is indeed still on the way.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 5, 2009, 03:34 PM
I noticed in this week's Q and A at Galactic Hunter (not the Hasbro one, the regular GH one), Adam mentioned that the Falcon re-do is a Costco Exclusive.

If anyone wants one, I'd be glad to pick one up at my local Costco.  They still had about 20 of them when I was there earlier this week.  The ugly part will be the shipping though - my guess is Canada Post will pick your pocket for at least $30.  But it's an option for anyone that's interested.

FYI, there's a definite difference in paint apps between the new and older Falcon. 

2008 (Wal-Mart exclusive) - "dirty" paint app, yellow tinted cockpit window

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1020893.jpg)

2009 (Costco exclusive)- : "clean" paint app with red highlights, grey tinted cockpit window

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1020892.jpg)



Anyone found the Endor/Anakin Starfighter sets in good condition?  Obviously everything's okay inside, but the packaging on this new wave is questionable.

I'm still waiting to find these sets at all, but I think it'll be a while yet.  My local TRU has at least 40 various Cinema Scenes stacked in the overstock area with older sets - Vader's TIE, Obi-Wan's CW Fighter, Yavin Ceremony, Jabba's Barge, etc.  It'll take a while to sell through that many.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: David on October 5, 2009, 04:07 PM
I finally found and opened the ackbar wave. I was surprised to see another nice little poster packed in- with the Slave 1 on the back for a teaser!

I picked up the Jawas/Artoo pack yesterday...and that poster would've been trash if I hadn't seen that post in time to dig the packaging out of the garbage! Thanks Dan! ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 6, 2009, 01:00 AM
I found the Jawas/R2 set today, so I'm finally caught up with the 2-packs.  ;D
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on October 6, 2009, 04:05 PM
just got the ROTS Starfighter and the Snowspeeder sets at Target ... both have fold out playsets...already had a Snowspeeder but wanted to see the new playset.  One set was 19.99 the other 22.99 ... I heard I can go back and get a refund as they have all dropped to 19.99 now??? Anyone else hear/have this happen to them?
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 14, 2009, 08:09 PM
Just a heads up for anyone interested, but I noticed that the Slave I and Endor Attack cinema scenes are up for order at HTS (shipping in 6-8 days).
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 15, 2009, 01:20 AM
Whoa - Galactic Heroes Y-Wing Bomber (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=HA-807301583&number=HS93751)?  No pics yet, but news of any Y-Wing is an excellent addition. :)

EE also has a listing for a 212th Attack Battallion (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/aff-home.asp?id=HA-807301583&number=HS93753) set - I guess that has to be Obi-Wan, Cody, Clones and Clankers.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 15, 2009, 03:05 AM
Too cool, I think the Y-Wing will be a great addition, though personally I'd prefer an OT version.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on October 16, 2009, 01:10 PM
Well that's good news for folks.  I'm kinda getting burnt out on these - it's like rebuying another whole line of SW figs and vehicles.  It was fun collecting these when they first came out for a few years, but now I just don't quite feel the same about this line.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on October 18, 2009, 08:13 PM
I really hope they do a TIE Fighter now ...
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 19, 2009, 01:20 AM
That's a fantastic idea!  I'd have to get 2 to flank Vader's TIE.   ;)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 19, 2009, 11:43 AM
I'm sort of surprised we haven't seen a TIE fighter yet, but I would think it would be one of the next ones on the list.  It is crazy how big this line has ended up getting.  I never would have guessed we'd have gotten all the characters we have, let alone some of these vehicles now.  It is a fun line though.  I've narrowed down to just collecting the OT ones, which helps some, but even then it is quite a bit.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 19, 2009, 12:18 PM
I'd think the packaging is a big reason why we got Vader's TIE and not the standard TIE so far.  I could see a TIE Interceptor fitting in the box, but the standard TIE might be too tall.

It is neat to see them get some other ships out finally, the boys really love the ships.  I'd still like to see an A-Wing or an honest-to-goodness ANH Landspeeder (none of that transforming landspeeder nonsense they tried previously).
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on October 19, 2009, 03:37 PM
It's definitely nice to see all the fun new vehicles being released.  Unfortunately, I've fallen behind on this line especially with the vehicle sets.  The last cinema vehicle set I bought was the TRU AT-RT Battle on Kashyyyk one which feels like a long time ago.

Also, I was at Chino Hills Costco yesterday and saw an entire pallet of the Millenium Falcon set.  It was priced at $27.99 and came with 2 Rebel Commandos, Nien Nunb, and Lando.  A nice Xmas present for any SW GH fan I would say.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on October 20, 2009, 11:30 AM
I made a tough pass on Obi Wan's Episode 3 starfighter last night.  There are enough Galactic Heroes ships in my house and on the horizon that it seems a little silly for Anakin and Obi Wan to have 4 ships.  I guess I'll also pass on Anakin's Episode 2 ship and wait until his Episode 3 ship gets announced and released?

It does stink to pass on the 2 legged R4.  It can stand in pretty nicely in a GH sort of way for Wedge's droid.  Between it, R5-D8, R2-D2, and using R2-Q2 as an iffy double for Bigg's droid, all the X-wing pilots can have a matching droid to ride with them.  I think that's pretty cool.

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on October 23, 2009, 11:43 PM
I'm catching up a little; ordered Ahsoka Tano/Goldie, IG-86/Clone Commander Thire, Nien Nunb/Admiral Ackbar, Chewbacca/Death Star Droid with Mouse Droid, and Stormtrooper/Rebel Trooper off HTS along with my Titaniums.  I missed out on the 2 Grievous sets and the Yoda/ARF Trooper set as they were sold out. 
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2009, 11:18 AM
It is crazy how big this line has ended up getting.  I never would have guessed we'd have gotten all the characters we have, let alone some of these vehicles now.  It is a fun line though.  I've narrowed down to just collecting the OT ones, which helps some, but even then it is quite a bit.

I agree, it is a fun line. I'm doing the OT only as well, and trying to avoid the scene packs where they only have a couple of new ones (spirits, yavin set). As it is, I still have nearly 150 of the buggers. Even counting for duplicates, there are easily 120 unique OT figures. And we still don't have a cantina hammerhead, OT yoda, or OT palpatine.

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on October 26, 2009, 10:11 AM
we still don't have a cantina hammerhead

A hammerhead came in a 2-Pack with one of the Modal Nodes, so I'm assuming he's from the Cantina & another 2-Pack had Vader and a Holographic Palpatine, which might not exactly be a Death Star Palpatine, but it does represent an OT version.
Title: Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 26, 2009, 12:40 PM
Well that's good news for folks.  I'm kinda getting burnt out on these - it's like rebuying another whole line of SW figs and vehicles.  It was fun collecting these when they first came out for a few years, but now I just don't quite feel the same about this line.

Largely while I bailed on this line.  I still think they're extremely well done and a reasonable value for the price.  I don't really do much posing with my figures, so the lack of articulation isn't a hindrance to me.  But when it became clear they'd be making these in the 100s of characters I decided to get out.  I have a smattering of them left from the very first sets released, but could probably let those go too.  I'm glad they kept the line going but don't want to bother trying to keep up. 
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on October 26, 2009, 01:36 PM
we still don't have a cantina hammerhead

A hammerhead came in a 2-Pack with one of the Modal Nodes, so I'm assuming he's from the Cantina & another 2-Pack had Vader and a Holographic Palpatine, which might not exactly be a Death Star Palpatine, but it does represent an OT version.

Hammerhead was also in the Cantina Band Cinema Scene ... a repaint of the 2 pack version.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on October 26, 2009, 01:39 PM
Yeah, while I've really been enjoying it, I can see why some have - or are thinking about - dropping out.  I cut back to OT only, and have really enjoyed that aspect of the line from the beginning.  Our daughter is really into them as well, so that helps keep things going too.

We just recently got the Slave 1 and Endor Attack sets.  I really like the Slave 1 set, and look forward to more vehicles in the line in the future.  The Endor Attack set sort of gives me buyer's remorse though.  Literally the only thing "new" in the set is the Ewok with glider, everything else appears to just be a straight repack with no changes whatsoever.  They could have at least repainted a couple ewoks or something.  I will say, the new fold out dioramas in these things now are pretty nifty.  Sort of wish I had the room to display them.  I have kept them all basically, but don't really have the room to use them.

I think I'm caught up on this line for the time being.  I still haven't gotten the Endor set with the Jedi Spirits (is that even released yet?), or the "Purchase of the Droids" set that was supposed to be a TRU exclusive but hasn't been mentioned since Toy Fair in February.  Not sure if that one is still on the way or not.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on October 26, 2009, 01:53 PM
I still haven't gotten the Endor set with the Jedi Spirits (is that even released yet?)

That set started shipping to Targets in MN in late Sept, but it seems to have sold pretty well out here.  Pretty sure Anakin's SF is its case mate.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 26, 2009, 07:28 PM
The Endor Attack set sort of gives me buyer's remorse though.  Literally the only thing "new" in the set is the Ewok with glider, everything else appears to just be a straight repack with no changes whatsoever.  They could have at least repainted a couple ewoks or something.  I will say, the new fold out dioramas in these things now are pretty nifty.  Sort of wish I had the room to display them.  I have kept them all basically, but don't really have the room to use them.

That's definitely the hardest set to buy amongst all of these releases right now.  Only one new figure and not even repaints makes it hard to pull the trigger.  I've considered looking for the new Ewok on eBay to avoid being stuck with a bunch more extras, even if it means paying more than what one figure would normally be worth.

I have the Snowspeeder and Obi-Wan's ROTS speeder coming in the mail as we speak, so I'm looking forward to adding those ships to the collection.  Then I still need the Ewok Celebration, Slave I, Anakin's CW Fighter, and Assault on the Death Star II, but catching up on 7 Cinema Scenes released in 3 months along with the wave after wave of 3 3/4" figures coming out, it's getting a little tricky to figure out where my money should be going!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on October 26, 2009, 10:28 PM
I've skipped on 5 of the newest cinema scene sets and have only picked up a few 2 packs in the past few months - picking and choosing and I hope that trend continues to nothing.  Sorry, this should be my last doom and gloom post in the GH thread for me, but I'm still looking forward to the Slave I whenever it hits retail so I'll probably just call it quits after I find that..................until the AT-AT  :-\
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on October 27, 2009, 01:41 AM
I found the Yoda/ARF Trooper set at Target tonight after missing out on it on HTS.com.  I think with the exception of the 2 newest Grievous sets, I'm caught up with the 2 packs.  I stress think because I haven't been keeping good track of what I've picked up and the latest releases.

I've skipped on 5 of the newest cinema scene sets ...
I'm in the same boat.  I think I'll get them eventually but just having a hard time keeping up with everything else.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 27, 2009, 04:49 AM
Here's some pics of 2010's first wave:

(These are obviously from Yodas News, I resized them because they were a little large)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/hasoctgh6.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/hasoctgh7.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/hasoctgh8.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/hasoctgh9.jpg)


And 2010's Cinema Scenes:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/hasoctgh5.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/hasoctgh4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/hasoctgh3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/hasoctgh2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/hasoctgh1.jpg)


Anybody else think the Y-Wing seems a little short at the nose?  Ah well, I think I'm just too used to the OT version, not this CW version. 
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JabbaJoe on October 27, 2009, 09:40 AM
Thanks for the pics Jesse!  I think the Y-Wing is pretty cool looking! 8)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on October 27, 2009, 09:45 AM
Yeah, that Y-Wing is pretty awesome.  Sure the proportions are off, but that's basically the name of the game with GH.

Tactical droid is pretty nice looking too.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on October 28, 2009, 01:30 AM
Yeah, that Y-Wing is pretty awesome.  Sure the proportions are off, but that's basically the name of the game with GH.

Tactical droid is pretty nice looking too.
Keonobi I am with you ...
I started collecting GH because it took me back to my first figures and vehicles in the 70's ... it was all about imagination ... now I am back and I dont need ball joints and authentic eye shawdow .. I just need a close resemblance and its STAR WARS ... thats what it was like collecting the figures in the 70's before "collecting" was a science ... or a degree offered at some colleges!  Thats GH ... thats all it is!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on October 28, 2009, 03:36 PM
Wait, why are Anakin's and Obi Wan's lightsabers so crazy short? 

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 29, 2009, 01:46 AM
ED.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on October 29, 2009, 10:04 AM
The Schwarz isn't strong with them....
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on October 29, 2009, 11:56 AM
I'm guessing it's either A) the camera angle making them seem shorter or b) they shortened them to help the figures fit in the ships (Starfighters, Y-Wing, etc).
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on November 2, 2009, 01:11 AM
Those are some cool items for 2010.  This line just keeps rolling along.

I found both the TRU Rancor and AT-RT at a local Ross store for $8.99 plus tax.  I only picked up the Rancor set since I already had the AT-RT set.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on November 2, 2009, 04:30 PM
I found both the TRU Rancor and AT-RT at a local Ross store for $8.99 plus tax.  I only picked up the Rancor set since I already had the AT-RT set.

Wow...That makes me feel better that I paid $25+ a pop for mine.   ::)  Those two sets sure didn't last too long out here though.  Nice score Maul!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 6, 2009, 09:45 AM
Just an FYI that the Galactic Heroes 2-packs are on sale at TRU this weekend - two sets for $9.99  (sale runs today 3pm-midnight, Sat 7am-1pm).
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on November 7, 2009, 07:07 PM
My COSTCO Falcon arrived! Has anyone else noticed that the Tie Interceptors in the background look very GH like whilst the other ships do not.  If you look closely on the Obi Wan Starfighter diorama its similar with ships that do not look GH style with a GH style Starfighter .... maybe just maybe we will be getting a Tie Interceptor!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 17, 2009, 05:39 AM
Damn!  We have to wait until Fall 2011 (http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=125&t=4970) for the AT-AT.  I guess the good news is that it's still coming out.  Eventually.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Galactic%20Heroes/GHATAT-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 17, 2009, 10:05 AM
Yeah, good news that we will get it one day... hopefully they will bring the Snowspeeder back at the same time - I'd love a repaint Snowspeeder with Wedge, Janson, and maybe a new Echo Base Hoth Rebel.  :)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on November 17, 2009, 11:59 AM
Yeah, I was disappointed to hear it was delayed a year as well (seems like all their spiffy ESB stuff is getting delayed/cancelled) - but glad to hear that it is still on the way at least.  It really seems like they are missing a great opportunity with Empire's 30th Anniversary with a lot of this stuff though.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on November 23, 2009, 10:47 AM
Man, does that AT-AT news mean Wal-Mart still couldn't spare 18 inches of space for another year?  Come to think of it, is anybody's Wal-mart even stocking Cinema Scenes this season?  I'm pretty positive all the WMs in my area have zero space alloted to them, and might not until at least February (unless they put them on a standalone pallate or end-cap for a few weeks before Christmas, maybe).  

BTW, it feels like I just keep passing and passing on GH product lately.  The rainbow of Jedi Starfighters isn't that exciting to me, I *hate* that Endor Attack set (Would it have killed them to jam a Paploo-arm on Poncho Leia?  Repaint Logray into a Teebo? Or to just add the glider to the other, also not that great, Endor scene?), and I haven't quite decided if the Costco Falcon set is worth $28 AND getting a member to pick it up for me.

Bah humbug.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on November 23, 2009, 09:04 PM
New cinema scenes announced !!!!!!
Escape from Kamino (EPISODE II: Attack of the Clones)
Attack on the Invisible Hand (EPISODE III: Revenge of the Sith)

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=2529
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 24, 2009, 06:13 AM
I definitely like these, it'll be nice to have ROTS and AOTC ships for both Anakin and Obi-Wan.  I sold all of my Titaniums and Lego just to make room for all of these ships!

On another note, I sure hope we're getting a TIE Fighter sometime in 2010.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 24, 2009, 09:57 AM
That AOTC Slave I repaint should have been a no-braininer, I'm surprised I wasn't expecting that one.  Looks good, but I think I'll end up passing on both since they're basically just repaints of ships we already have.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on November 24, 2009, 11:42 AM
Yeah, they both look nice, but I'll continue to stick to OT-only with these.  Like Jeff said, the Slave 1 repaint was a no brainer, but I guess I never really thought of that either.  I can't say I've bought much from the GH line for awhile now, although I notice the sales on these things really seem to pick up around the holidays - at least here locally.  Still need to get the Endor set with the Jedi spirits, but I think I'm caught up otherwise.  I'm hoping we see another new OT vehicle set next year, since the AT-AT has been delayed.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on November 24, 2009, 04:46 PM
My sister and Brother in law gave me the Costco Millenium Falcon for my birthday.  Very cool little ship, but my 3 year decided it was his ship now...  Only issue I've had was the landing gear doesn't like staying i the front slot, so I stuck some double sided tape on there and I'm all set.  I love how everything breaks away when its dropped, because then nothing breaks!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on December 1, 2009, 07:13 PM
Not a major Toys R Us discount, but I saw that the GH Cinema Scenes will be on sale for $19.99 and 2 packs for $4.99 in an email ad. It's a one day sale (12/2-12/2).

Also, I saw the Snowspeeder set at Target today.  I'm not sure if I've seen this one in person previously (getting old), but man, it's a nice vehicle.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 25, 2009, 02:32 PM
We finally have confirmation from Hasbro that the TRU-exclusive Cinema Scenes will still be released, thanks to Yodasnews' question from the Q&A.  Look for them around March.  8)


YN: Any word as to when we might see those missing Galactic Heroes sets? The "Kamino Showdown" and "Purchase of Droids" sets were supposed to show up at TRU stores in August hit the shelf? So far we have neither heard nor seen anything. Have these sets been cancelled? Please say NO. Thanks!

Hasbro: It's taken a while for the previous TRU Galactic heroes Cinema Scenes to move through retail, but right now we are looking at March on-shelf. We have packaged samples ourselves so they should be shipping soon if all goes well.


Pics courtesy Han's Hideout:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Bhst0QM2lBk/SlIKQGvPd7I/AAAAAAAADyA/K2btPXcEwJw/s1600/GH_KaminoShowdown.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Bhst0QM2lBk/SlIKQUo5PHI/AAAAAAAADyI/y4DRlZPEe28/s1600/GH_PurchaseoftheDroids.jpg)

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jestermon on January 9, 2010, 04:09 AM
I lately bought the Freeco Speeder, then was forced to finally get off the fence about space suit Obi-Wan and it sucked me back in.

Man I have been outta the Star Wars loop too long, when was the AT-AT even mentioned?

What price point would that thing even be at?

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on February 6, 2010, 09:14 AM
I wonder if the Kamino and Droids Purchase sets will be updated with the new figures that we have seen such as Jango Fett with removeable helmet and 2009 Jawa ????
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on February 11, 2010, 12:40 PM
Found the new Y-Wing and Ryloth sets at Target this morning.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 12, 2010, 02:15 AM
Sweet.  I can't wait to see that Y-Wing.

HTS has the newest 2-packs in stock:

ARF Trooper & Anakin Skywalker
Clone Gunner & Rocket Battle Droid
Obi-Wan Kenobi & Commander Fil
Stormtrooper & Darth Vader
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on February 12, 2010, 10:06 AM
Found the new Y-Wing and Ryloth sets at Target this morning.

Me too, that Y-Wing is rad.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2010, 12:06 AM
I know these sort of take a back seat to the main line news, but its cool to see that the AT-AT is on the way for this line this year as well.  Kind of disappointing to hear that the Cinema Scenes are ending.  They always seemed to be pretty quick sellers here locally, although that may have slowed down a bit recently.  I wonder if that means no exclusive ones or anything from now on (and thus, the end of vehicles too?)  Maybe we will continue to see new vehicles here and there, just in a different form.  Either way, this line has gone a lot further than I ever thought with character selection, so anything else we get is just gravy at this point.  Looks like all the upcoming two packs are CW based, so I wonder if we'll be seeing any more movie stuff in this line past the AT-AT.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 14, 2010, 01:37 AM
I was certainly shocked to read about the end of the Cinema Scenes.  I have to assume that we'll still see more vehicles, just not in the Cinema Scene format?  I need a TIE Fighter!

The AT-AT is going to kick ass.  I may need an army.  ;)

(http://galacticheroes.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/toyfairatat-slide31.jpg?w=650&h=487)

There's some great new 2-packs coming too.  Aurra Sing, Cad Bane, Snow Bunny Padme and the Commandos look awesome.

(http://galacticheroes.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/toyfair2010wave2-slide29.jpg?w=650&h=487)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 14, 2010, 02:04 AM
Yeah, no Cinema Scenes might mean a huge reduction in ride-in vehicles.  OT-wise, sure, gravy and what not.  But almost the only toys my boys play with are clones.  I'm* going to be pretty well disappointed by this line's lack of Clone vehicles.

The Cinema Scenes never seemed to sit at my Targets, but I'm also not so sure my Targets ever put out more than a couple of cases.  They took up a ton of shelf space, and I'm suspecting Wal-Mart got fed up with them as far back as a year ago.





*My 3 year old, however, has already made do.  He probably couldn't tell you what a Turbo Tank is, but he knows Clones need to drive to battle.  They get there in this guy:
(https://www28.safesecureweb.com/zwetiwear/productImages/125_1.jpg) (handled dump truck, by LT)

He probably couldn't tell you what a Gunship is, but he knows Clones need to fly into battle.  They get there in the Falcon and/or this guy:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41f6e5aVMjL._SL500_AA280_.jpg) ("Rocket" from Little Einsteins, by FP)

I think Hasbro missed a cool opportunity.  Then again, I sometimes think this line was way more collector and parent driven than the 3.75" line has been.

OH, and the AT-AT is AMAZING.  The clones will be very happy to get to battle in THAT guy.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on February 14, 2010, 03:05 PM
That AT-AT is just too darned cute!!   :)  Haven't had a whole lot of time to look at any Toy Fair pics, but what is it - $39.99?
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 14, 2010, 05:27 PM
Good question!  I haven't come across a price yet.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on February 16, 2010, 05:15 PM
The AT-AT looks awesome.

Found the Obi-Wan/Fil, Clone Gunner/Rocket BD, and Anakin/ARF Trooper sets at a local Target today.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 17, 2010, 03:30 AM
Was there a Vader/Stormtrooper one?  It was supposed to be the 4th set in the wave, but it wasn't shown at Toy Fair.  Weird.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2010, 10:19 AM
Was there a Vader/Stormtrooper one?  It was supposed to be the 4th set in the wave, but it wasn't shown at Toy Fair.  Weird.

I noticed that HTS put a Vader/Stormie set up with the new wave (Anakin/ARF, Kenobi/Fil, etc.), although it looks like both are just repacks from previous sets.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on February 17, 2010, 05:18 PM
Was there a Vader/Stormtrooper one?  It was supposed to be the 4th set in the wave, but it wasn't shown at Toy Fair.  Weird.

I noticed that HTS put a Vader/Stormie set up with the new wave (Anakin/ARF, Kenobi/Fil, etc.), although it looks like both are just repacks from previous sets.

There was Jesse, but I didn't pick up that set because both looked like repacks.  Hopefully, that's the case.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 18, 2010, 11:28 PM
Thanks for the info guys.  I'm pretty sure they're just repacks too, or maybe very subtle repaints.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 23, 2010, 03:03 PM
There's some great new 2-packs coming too.  Aurra Sing, Cad Bane, Snow Bunny Padme and the Commandos look awesome.

Whoa, I don't think I ever looked too closely at some of the photos from the Hasbro booth.  This one shows that Skywalker/Tano pack with flight helmets.  Pretty cool.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/TF2010/Hasbro_TCW/_MG_6649.JPG)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 18, 2010, 04:23 PM
Here are some Galactic Heroes related Hasbro Q&As from other sites:

Quote from: Yoda's News
Yoda's News: With the Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes being put "on hold" will we still see the Purchase of the Droids and Kamino set?

Hasbro: Yes, they got pushed out due to Toys 'R Us asking for a re-release of some of their previous Cinema Scenes. We are back on track, and these will be coming later this Spring to Toys 'R Us.

Quote from: Jedi News UK
Jedi News UK: We're sorry to see the Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes go. What does this mean for Galactic Heroes in terms of future vehicles and additional figures - will we continue to see vehicles or will the 2 packs be the only outlet for Galactic Heroes moving forward (and will we see all four Republic Commandos as Galactic Heroes) and finally, are we likely to see a return to the Cinema Scenes sometime in the future?

Hasbro: Something had to give way to make room for the Galactic Heroes AT-AT, so it was decided to put the Cinema Scenes on hiatus as a mainline offering.  There still may be exclusive Cinema Scenes here and there to take advantage of the cool vehicle library we have built up.  As for the other Commandos, we hope that they will find their way into the lineup at some point, but it won't be for a while if so.

Quote from: Raving Toy Maniac
Raving Toy Maniac: Does the Galactic Heroes AT-AT's head open to allow access to figures? If so, how many figures?

Hasbro: Yes, the head will open to fit one figure.

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on March 19, 2010, 12:08 PM
Thanks for posting those.  It is good to hear that even though the Cinema Scenes are being put on hiatus, that doesn't necessarily mean the end of vehicles.  I'd like to see a few more (specifically from the OT), like a TIE fighter, AT-ST, etc.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 22, 2010, 02:15 PM
Thanks for posting those.  It is good to hear that even though the Cinema Scenes are being put on hiatus, that doesn't necessarily mean the end of vehicles.  I'd like to see a few more (specifically from the OT), like a TIE fighter, AT-ST, etc.

I wish I could share your optimism.  I'm sorta reading their answer to mean, "we'll be trying to sell TRU on an exclusive purple Mace Windu JSF and an exclusive red-trimmed snowspeeder (with white-gloved Wedge)."  Or whatever.

I am, however, wondering whether or not the AT-AT might be followed up by another $39 mega vehicle next year(?).


Brian, I'm curious what you decided to do about the Y-Wing?  It's a prequel ship, for sure, but still not super far off from the OT model.   ;)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on March 22, 2010, 02:26 PM
Never really paid attention or I've been living under a rock, but noticed today that Hasbro has "3D enviromental" playsets for their Marvel Heroes that can connect and what not with each other.  Would have been nice if they threw a few out for Galactic Heroes the past few years to see how they would have performed, but I guess it's too late now.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on May 1, 2010, 08:21 PM
Wave 2 announced including these new 2 packs

Mandalorian and Mandalorian
Emperor and Darth Vader
Count Dooku and Commander Droid
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: icruise on May 2, 2010, 12:36 AM
Never really paid attention or I've been living under a rock, but noticed today that Hasbro has "3D enviromental" playsets for their Marvel Heroes that can connect and what not with each other.  Would have been nice if they threw a few out for Galactic Heroes the past few years to see how they would have performed, but I guess it's too late now.
I just noticed one of those yesterday in the store. They'd have been so much nicer than the cardboard ones we got for the Star Wars sets.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on May 2, 2010, 05:07 PM
So, with the BOG1/2 sale, I checked TRU's website for Galactic Heroes.  The only two Cinema Scenes they still have in stock are the awful Arena2 (Nexu) and Endor3 (Ewok Glider) sets.  Shocker those never sold through   ::)

Anyway, it gave me the price I needed to finally pick up that Endor set.  I haven't even really looked at that Glider figure too closely, since I was always planning to pass on it.  I'm eager to see how it turned out.

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on May 2, 2010, 09:29 PM
So, with the BOG1/2 sale, I checked TRU's website for Galactic Heroes.  The only two Cinema Scenes they still have in stock are the awful Arena2 (Nexu) and Endor3 (Ewok Glider) sets.  Shocker those never sold through   ::)

Anyway, it gave me the price I needed to finally pick up that Endor set.  I haven't even really looked at that Glider figure too closely, since I was always planning to pass on it.  I'm eager to see how it turned out.



they have yavin ceremony too ... search only "cinema scene"
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on May 7, 2010, 09:29 PM
Wave 2 announced including these new 2 packs

Mandalorian and Mandalorian
Emperor and Darth Vader
Count Dooku and Commander Droid
looks like Dooku comes with a COMMANDO DROID  so that should be a new figure!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2010, 11:25 AM
I see that AT-AT showing up on the bay- hopefully it will hit the brick and mortar stores soon!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on July 11, 2010, 02:42 PM
Wow...I completely forgot about this line - haven't seen anything new in quite some time. 

Bring on the baby AT-AT!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 14, 2010, 10:31 AM
I see that BBTS currently has the new baby AT-AT in stock.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on July 17, 2010, 02:37 AM
Quote from: Sir Steve's Guide Q&A with Hasbro
Sir Steve's Guide (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=13&p2_articleid=2665)
SSG:  Now that you've made Galactic Heroes figures of Max Rebo and Droopy McCool, there is a hole in the band. Why did Sy Snootles get left out of the set? Might Hasbro consider rounding out the original trio of palace band members by making a Sy Snootles Galactic Heroes figure? She would go great in a 2 pack with any of Jabba's more prominent minions (Tessek, Ephant Mon, or Ree-Yees for instance) or perhaps Oola or cloak-wearing Luke. Seeing as these more obscure Galactic Heroes figures are fan-driven, if you were to make a Sy figure would it be based on her classic "vintage" appearance?

Hasbro:   We have no plans to make a Sy Snootles or some of the other figures. Galactic Heroes seems to be overwhelmingly kid-driven, and aside from a few 2-packs with relatively obscure characters later this year, we'll be sticking to known and recognized characters going forward.

Hrumph. 
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: icruise on July 17, 2010, 09:39 AM
Well that sucks.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 17, 2010, 11:30 AM
"Known and recognized figures"?  I'd consider the lead singer of Jabba's band to qualify.  Disappointing news for sure.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 17, 2010, 02:38 PM
"Known and recognized figures"?  I'd consider the lead singer of Jabba's band to qualify.  Disappointing news for sure.

Definitely disappointing.  I'm not sure what would qualify as "recognizable", but the majority of the big guns (particularly in the OT) have already been covered.  The line seems to be shifting to more of a CW focus anyways, and - aside from the upcoming AT-AT - I can't think of the last time I bought a 2 pack really.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on July 17, 2010, 04:05 PM
That stinks.  I'm sure we were driving this line for a good portion, but I guess not anymore. 

Saw the new CW 2packs at Kohl's today - will have to cave on Bane/Aurra at some point.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on July 19, 2010, 05:51 PM
That stinks.  I'm sure we were driving this line for a good portion, but I guess not anymore. 

Saw the new CW 2packs at Kohl's today - will have to cave on Bane/Aurra at some point.

Yeah, gee, if the line was so "overwhelmingly kid-driven," it sure would have been nice if they'd just stuffed 100% ignorable repacks into all those Cinema Scenes they didn't need us to buy.  ::)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 22, 2010, 12:55 PM
I received the "baby" AT-AT via BBTS yesterday, and it really is pretty spiffy.  We don't have any batteries on hand, so I didn't get to try the "lights and sounds" out - but the toy itself is pretty nice.  Our daughter had a good time playing with it yesterday.  I do hope we continue to see some more OT ships (and figures, for that matter) as time goes on, but I sort of feel this line shifting more towards CW and then maybe not at all.  If so, it has had a heck of a run - and we've gotten more than I ever thought we would in this scale.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on July 22, 2010, 01:08 PM
Found the Republic Commando 2-pack today at TRU.  Very pleased that Hasbro made some Commandos.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 23, 2010, 12:28 PM
Just as a heads up, but I found the new Cinema Scenes packs (Purchase of the Droids and Kamino) at TRU this morning, $24.99 each.  Glad to see these finally show up.  I did pick up the Purchase of the Droids set, but I will say the price stung a bit for the actual "new" figures.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on July 24, 2010, 01:35 AM
Did you notice what they shipped with?  I had passed on the TRU exclusive Anakin's CW Jedi Starfighter the first time around, but I could see myself picking it up if I find the right coupon or whatever.

I'm a little bummed they didn't reveal the Christmas lineup at Comic Con.  I guess it makes sense with C5 coming up, though. 

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on July 26, 2010, 12:10 PM
Did you notice what they shipped with?  I had passed on the TRU exclusive Anakin's CW Jedi Starfighter the first time around, but I could see myself picking it up if I find the right coupon or whatever.

I'm a little bummed they didn't reveal the Christmas lineup at Comic Con.  I guess it makes sense with C5 coming up, though. 



Sorry for the late reply.  The only two that our store had on the shelf were the new ones - 1 of each (Purchase of Droids/Kamino).  We had previously had quite a few of the last round (with the Rebo Band, etc.), but they have since disappeared.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 26, 2010, 03:31 PM
I found the AT-AT today!  I've been looking forward to this for a long time.  Pics to come...

edit --

Check out my blog (http://galacticheroes.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/galactic-heroes-at-at-canadian-style/) for a few boxed pics.

(http://galacticheroes.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/p1040425-atatboxedlogo.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on August 7, 2010, 01:12 PM
I also picked up the GH AT-AT, at TRU. They threw in the free chrome stormtrooper with purchase!

This is one great interpretation of the AT-AT. I have a feeling I'll get a second if they ever go on sale.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on August 9, 2010, 04:03 PM
I finally got the batteries in this thing- If there is one piece of Hasbro's work that hasn't seen much progress in the last 20 years, it is audio effects. The walking effect sounds like somebody held up a radio shack mini cassette recorder from the lobby while the movie was playing. Oh well. Still a groovy looking toy.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on August 12, 2010, 10:38 AM
Just curious, for those of you who "collect" the GH line, do you display them or are they packed up and/or in the hands of the kiddos?  Honestly, I've always had them on a shelf, but within reach of our daughter if she wants to take a look at them.  She also has her own from extras or packs we've picked up when out and about (and SHS, which she plays with a lot more).  I've been considering what to do with these as I've been re-arranging the collection room (office).  Space is really at a premium, and I'm considering moving these to make room for the AT-AT and get it off the floor.  Anyways, just wondering if you display these as a collection or if you have them somewhere else.  I've only been collecting the OT sets/packs, and it does make for a nice little "Star Wars Universe" display when you've got the room for it.  Particularly some of the cinema scene playset/backdrops and the increase in vehicles the last few years.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on August 12, 2010, 10:43 AM
All the GH I have I bought because I like them (OT, PT & EU), but they are all in the toy room my sons (2&4) share.  I think almost all of them are in a big tupperware bin.  I think once I get done redoing my office I'll have some of them on shelves, but they are for the boys to play with really.  My Wife has pointed out that the boys might not understand the distinction between their toys and Daddy's, once I have my office done.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2010, 05:07 PM
Usually in a bin, but with the AT-AT hitting, I set up a hoth display in our entertainment center. It made me realize I need to rotate them in to the display more often.

The OT offerings for the year (outside of the AT-AT) are pretty bleak. I don't go for cinema scenes for $25 to get a couple of new figures. I'm ok with the lack of releases really, there aren't any I think that are in dire need of being done. A TIE would be nice, but that's about all that comes to mind.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on August 12, 2010, 09:11 PM
I'm like Kenobi.  We really buy the GH because I like them, but they go straight to my kids (who have played with them nonstop for years, now).  They live in a giant tupperware bin, but I'm always imagining a day when they'll go up in a nice permanent display. 

I'm a little bummed Hasbro didn't bring any surprises to C5 for the display cases, but I'm holding out hope that something down-the-roadish shows up in a slide show, maybe?


I've still got plenty of OT stuff I've always wanted to see (Chirpa #1), plenty of silly stuff that would be TOO AWESOME in the GH line (GH Bantha!), and also some stuff that's gotten too high on my list just because I want to fill in the blanks...

Max Rebo, Droopy McCool, and _________
Ponda Baba and __________
_______, Barada, Nikto
Uncle Owen and __________

The only thing I DON'T want to see are a bunch of resculpts.  The reason it all displays so well is because everything matches, and everything's authoritative.  I've already eaten a dozen Darth Vader repacks, there's absolutely no reason to stop now.

Don't even get me started on my Episode 1 list.   ;)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: icruise on August 13, 2010, 02:46 AM
Most of my GH stuff goes to the basement, which is where my son and I play with it when I get the chance. The Jabba-related stuff goes to my Jabba case, though (although I do have some duplicates like an extra Jabba due to the way they packed some things, and those go to the basement). I find Galactic Heroes figures to be rather difficult to display in a case, largely due to the fact that they all have their arms splayed wide and have oversized weapons, which means you can't get very many lined up next to each other (as opposed to Kubricks, which play nicely with each other for the most part).
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on August 13, 2010, 02:46 PM
Hasbro C-V panel showed a nifty AT-ST set coming to Kohls this Fall - cute little compliment to the baby AT-AT. :)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on August 13, 2010, 03:02 PM
I'm liking that AT-ST.  How have Kohl's exclusives been priced in the past?  I'm thinking that set should cost about $25-$30, right?
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on August 13, 2010, 03:26 PM
CV - Hasbro Report AT ST set with 2 Snowtroopers, Vader and Driver .... Wave 3 packs include a new Luke and Darth Vader, Senate Commando & Aqua Battle Droid and Training Clone and Sgt Bric plus one 2 pack they can't reveal.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: icruise on August 13, 2010, 03:53 PM
I didn't even know Kohl's did exclusives. They're pretty much the last place I look for toys. Will have to get that AT-ST though.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on August 13, 2010, 03:57 PM
They had some ROTS exclusives back in the day, but I seem to be losing my memory as of late.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on August 13, 2010, 08:46 PM
CV - Hasbro Report AT ST set with 2 Snowtroopers, Vader and Driver .... Wave 3 packs include a new Luke and Darth Vader, Senate Commando & Aqua Battle Droid and Training Clone and Sgt Bric plus one 2 pack they can't reveal.



Oh, holy crap, that's awesome!  Not only an AT-ST butI've been looking for an opportunity to get ahold of more snowtroopers for a long while.  Thank you, Kohl's!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on August 21, 2010, 04:37 PM
Saw the new 2packs at Target today - Mando & Preguy, Obi & shirtless Maul, Dooku & Droid, Emp & Vader.

I didn't buy any, but was tempted by the Mando pack....oh and the Emperor was very cool.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on August 22, 2010, 09:23 AM
Saw the same thing at Target yesterday.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on August 27, 2010, 12:22 AM
So, I was shuffling through some of the many, many extra Cinema Scene filler figures I have stuffed in a shoebox in my closet.  I guess there are alternate torso sculpts for Chewbacca with bowcaster?  One of them is smiling (sculpted, not just painted), the other is not and has a hole in his back for that bowcaster to plug into.  I think the smiling version must actually just be the same torso from that old Chewbacca permantly holding a blaster?  This line is surprisingly tough to keep up with.

Just playing here...

Chewbacca with Bowcaster* (not smiling; hole in back)
Chewbacca with Bowcaster (smiling; no hole in back)
Chewbacca with Blaster (smiling; no hole in back)
[as far as I know, there isn't a Chewbacca with Blaster (not smiling; hole in back)]
^^^All of the above sorta being kit-bashed variations on the same figure^^^

Chewbacca on Cloud City (Open palm; has a net for C-3P0)
Prequel Chewbacca with that Energy Orb Sling or Club or whatever
Chewbacca holding Blaster with two hands


*There are gray and black versions of the bowcaster.  I think both have come with the hole-in-back Chewacca, and only the black one has comme with the smiling one?



Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on September 1, 2010, 01:58 PM
I found at the Pre-Viszla and Mando pack at Target today.

Has it been discussed anywhere what the Kohl's AT-ST pack will be priced?
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on September 25, 2010, 01:44 AM
Picked up 6 of the newer GH 2 packs at TRU using the 5 off 25 coupon this evening.  The 2 packs are buy 2 get 1 free, so was able to get them for just under $25.  Got the following:

Fixer/Boss
Padme/Trooper
Palpatine/Vader
Obi/Maul
Bane/Sing
Ahsoka/Anakin
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 26, 2010, 03:46 AM
Hell of a deal!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on September 26, 2010, 08:23 PM
I was going to take advantage of the sale w/copoun, but no...I'm getting burnt out on GH stuff.  Hopefully I've put a plug in this line.  Great deal though!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 27, 2010, 12:03 AM
Quinlan Vos and Barriss Offee (http://galacticheroes.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/quinlan-vos-and-barriss-offee-confirmed/) are the mystery fourth 2-pack in the upcoming wave!  An ebay seller from China has this set up for sale.

(http://galacticheroes.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/quinlanvos.jpg)

(http://galacticheroes.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/p1040623.jpg?w=650&h=433)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on September 27, 2010, 11:29 AM
Quinlan Vos and Barriss Offee (http://galacticheroes.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/quinlan-vos-and-barriss-offee-confirmed/) are the mystery fourth 2-pack in the upcoming wave!  An ebay seller from China has this set up for sale.

Wow, that's a good looking set.  I've not yet gotten around to reading any comics with Quinlan Vos, but he looks neat. And Barriss Offee is just great.

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 6, 2010, 02:29 AM
OK, GH fans, I'm starting a Vehicle wishlist on my blog to see how many ideas are out there, and how popular some of them are!  

Feel free to discuss your ideas here of course, but then head to the link below to suggest up to 10 vehicles you'd like to see in the Galactic Heroes line - thanks!

http://galacticheroes.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/vehicle-wishlist-lets-get-your-ideas/

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on November 17, 2010, 09:46 PM
Found the Vos wave stuff at Wally World tonight :)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on November 18, 2010, 01:18 PM
Found the Vos wave, and shocked myself by passing on the new Vader.  I may be in a huge minority, but that thing blows in person.  Non-crouching, non-cartoony proportions (tiny helmet and legs).  If the Luke he's [re]packed with "stood up," he'd tower over Vader.

I'm probably alone here, and probably wrong, but that thing bummed me out.  It hardly qualifies as a Galactic Hero.  It's more like one of those 2" Unleashed figures.  What's the point?   
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on November 19, 2010, 03:18 PM
 ??? Doesn't sound too good on the new Vader sculpt ... I had already done a custom version of my own so I might have to pass also...
 (http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/IMGP3991-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on December 9, 2010, 02:09 PM
This might be old news to some, but I was listening to this week's SWAN podcast, and they had confirmation that the Kohl's exclusive AT-ST set will NOT be coming out this Fall.  I don't know if it is delayed, or canceled, but it sounds like it definitely won't be out this year.  It does sound like it made it out in the UK somewhere though.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 10, 2010, 12:34 AM
This was definitely some disappointing news.  I was pretty stoked to add this to my collection along with the great AT-AT.  Oh well, hopefully Hasbro finds a new retailer for 2011 in North America.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on December 10, 2010, 09:12 AM
I think there were a lot of people scratching their heads about Kohls getting this exclusive.  Is Kohls really that big a player in the toy retail market?  Sure we have a few locally, but I think generally the impression is that they are nearly entirely a clothing retailer, that also happens to have some toys, etc.  If anything Hasbro should have saved this set and had it be the followup for the AT-AT's general release.  The AT-AT is a great toy and I think would have sparked demand for people to buy a followup like the AT-ST.

Either way, as long as it reaches retail somewhere in the US (Heck, make it an exclusive to Marshalls/TJ Maxx/etc...).
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: inglishteecher on December 11, 2010, 10:02 AM
anyone on here from the twin cities metro area? i just won a bid for 3 at-sts from the uk. i only need 1 for my son. it says i will have them between dec. 20 and 27. obviously, i'm hoping for before xmas. anyway, if you live in this area and are interested, i'm not in it for the money. for $40, you can have one if you will meet me in south st. paul or woodbury. my email is inglishteecher@hotmail.com. let me know if you're interested and i'll let you know when i get them.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 28, 2010, 05:18 PM
(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/HPIM4514.jpg)

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/HPIM4513.jpg)

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/HPIM4515.jpg)

Looks like th GH AT-AT is a hit with Colin!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 28, 2010, 10:42 PM
Great pics!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on December 28, 2010, 10:48 PM
Only 24.99 on Amazon for 10 more minutes. http://amzn.to/YqoeF
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on December 29, 2010, 10:50 AM
Does it seem at all like this line has lost its steam a little bit?  Don't get me wrong, I still love the little guys, and may it is just because I focus only on the OT sets that I'm feeling this way.  Sure, we just got the incredibly spiffy AT-AT, but I remember a time (during the past few years) where they couldn't hardly keep these things on the pegs at stores - 2 packs or cinema scenes.  Now it seems like they are always pretty full, and non-CW offerings have been slim and none.  Plus, a lot of the exclusives (cinema scenes or otherwise) seem to get pushed back or forgotten.  I mean, even if the line did eventually end, I guess we couldn't complain too much.  Quite a run of stuff, and a lot more than I ever thought we would get.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on December 29, 2010, 11:31 AM
Nope, not just you.  I collect Prequel, CW, and OT - and 2010 just wasn't that great.  Imagine if the TRU sets had gotten out in 2009 as planned.

My personal guess goes like this:
When Hasbro says, "this isn't a collector's line; no more cinema scenes" - they really mean,
"this has always been a collector's line, and we're out of Impressive OT stuff.  Let's be very carefull with our CW toys until we figure out who's buying them."

Don't we usually know at least the Spring wave by now?  Are we totally sure Walmarts even have the 2-packs on their 2011 planner?       
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 30, 2010, 12:29 AM
There's no doubt that the highlight of the year was the AT-AT, and I was certainly glad to finally get the Purchase of the Droids Cinema Scene, but the rest of the year has definitely been focused on a few CW 2-packs. 

I'm just hopeful that Toy Fair has a number of new offerings for us to look forward to, because there's nothing currently.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on January 3, 2011, 09:56 AM
Now should be when Hasbro does a rerelease on some of those hard to find cinema scenes.  I know they aren't doing cinema scenes right now, but it seems like the time to do that.

The AT-ST, if it HAD to be an exclusive, should have been with one of Hasbro's existing retail partners.  Even if it had done just OK for Target it would have sold far more units than a smash hit at Kohl's.  Heck they could have given Walmart the AT-AT and Target the AT-ST.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on January 3, 2011, 04:00 PM
Now should be when Hasbro does a rerelease on some of those hard to find cinema scenes.  I know they aren't doing cinema scenes right now, but it seems like the time to do that.

The AT-ST, if it HAD to be an exclusive, should have been with one of Hasbro's existing retail partners.  Even if it had done just OK for Target it would have sold far more units than a smash hit at Kohl's.  Heck they could have given Walmart the AT-AT and Target the AT-ST.

I agree about the cinema scenes, they could be in a box 1/2 that size, and make an attractive $20 purchase for birthday presents. With all the CW figures they have done, they could put together some pretty spiffy episode/story specific sets with only 1 or 2 new figures each. Vebb episode anyone? Or maybe even a zero the Hutt?

I know it wasn't meant to be, but the AT-AT seemed to be nearly a target/TRU exclusive. I never saw it at a single Wal Mart (here in the Twin Cities, Minnesota).


The AT-St definately should have been with a major retail partner. I look forward to finding out where this thing lands next christmas (when I expect it to finally get out).
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 12, 2011, 01:49 PM
Just reading through some of the first notes out of the Hasbro presentation today, and it sounds like the Galactic Heroes line is ending.  The wave that is in stores now is the last one, to be replaced by smaller Jedi Force figures.  I'm sure Jeff and Co. will have more details later.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2011, 02:57 PM
Are the Jedi Force out already?  I can't say I know what they're talking about.  How do you go smaller with toys aimed at small kids?
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 12, 2011, 05:19 PM
**** Hasbro.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Scott on February 12, 2011, 05:35 PM
I really don't get this move either...they have spent tons of cash on one style and are abruptly switching scales to come out with something new?  For the most part, outside of SW and Marvel, most of the other boys lines similar figures (Indy, GI Joe, TF etc) have done crap business at retail.  I wonder if there is something with this and they want to try a new style/scale across the board for all of their lines
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 12, 2011, 05:52 PM
It does seem like an odd choice.  From the couple pictures I've seen today of the Jedi Force stuff, I can't say it looks bad necessarily - and a nice line for kids, but doesn't seem different enough from GH to make the switch.

Admittedly, we got a TON more characters than I ever thought we would in the Galactic Heroes line, so I can't say it didn't have a good run.  I remember buying the original Falcon and X-Wing (when they were just the Playskool Star Wars line) on clearance after Christmas at a Bomgaars (farm store that only has toys at Christmas) just because I thought they looked kind of nifty.  Like Scott said, the Super Hero Squad seems to do pretty well (and SW), but the other lines seemed to have tanked pretty badly.  I will say that there was a time that the new GH sets would disappear as soon as they hit pegs (at least here locally), but they seem to hang quite a bit more these days.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 12, 2011, 06:26 PM
Yep, Galactic Heroes is dead.  The Vos/Bariss wave will be the last.  

I wonder if there is something with this and they want to try a new style/scale across the board for all of their lines

Yep.  Super Hero Squad will continue with some 3-packs tied to the movies, but their general 2-packs are dead.  

The new "Playskool Heroes" line will have Star Wars, Marvel, and Transformers.  The new style is really similar to the "Adventure Heroes" line they have now (firemen and policemen).  It was designed to be more like the "Imaginext" stuff.  It opened the doors to better vehicles and playsets since the figures will fit in the ships better (they have real articulation now).  We took a bunch of pics, they'll be coming soon.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 12, 2011, 07:33 PM
Yep, Galactic Heroes is dead.  The Vos/Bariss wave will be the last.  

I wonder if there is something with this and they want to try a new style/scale across the board for all of their lines

Yep.  Super Hero Squad will continue with some 3-packs tied to the movies, but their general 2-packs are dead.  

The new "Playskool Heroes" line will have Star Wars, Marvel, and Transformers.  The new style is really similar to the "Adventure Heroes" line they have now (firemen and policemen).  It was designed to be more like the "Imaginext" stuff.  It opened the doors to better vehicles and playsets since the figures will fit in the ships better (they have real articulation now).  We took a bunch of pics, they'll be coming soon.

The Imaginext toys are so great.  The articulation that matters most is at the waist.  Bend at the waist, stop guarding point guards, and presto:  there's suddenly a Landspeeder. 

I've wished Galactic Heroes could get a do-over in Imaginext style (STUNNED they would spend the tooling) - but only with a time machine.  Sigh.  Total refreshes (as opposed to endless new dudes) is just a much more natural progression for a pre-school line.  It's very much like Little People and plenty of other examples.  Here's the model:

re-issue vehicles that make sense from old line
release 40 dudes or so, total, in tons of repacked combos
create new vehicles that are tailored specifically to new style
change style
repeat

In three years, we'll have non-articulated dudes again (the same 40, new style) - but they'll have patterns sculpted on their feet that will trigger different sounds when mashed onto buttons on electronic playsets.  Three years later, they'll be non-articulated AND non-electronic friendly, but they might make more that 40 dudes again - and we're back at square one.


Just please tell me SOMEBODY cornered a Hasbro rep and determined the AT-ST's fate.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 12, 2011, 07:44 PM
This is a reasonable fate, I suppose.  The only things that I'm truly annoyed by are:

1.  We didn't get Episode 1 dudes when we could.  The line is far bigger that we ever hoped, yet also no where near big enough because of it.  Period.

2.   Totally blew it with ride-ons.  The best thing about this entire line happened on day 1 and virtually never again.  If you're going to stick with the dopey straddling pose for nearly an entire decade, why in the world would you NOT make the ONLY things straddling is good for?  Jerk-offs!  There's already a huge, clumsy BARC speeder for the new dudes with bleeping uni-legs!?!?  What the bleeeping bleep, Hasbro?!?!?  For real. 


I want my tiny, rubbery, BARC speeders, swoops, and Dooku-choppers.  I want my Episode 1 guys.  Then kill my line.


Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jeff on February 12, 2011, 07:46 PM
Just please tell me SOMEBODY cornered a Hasbro rep and determined the AT-ST's fate.

I knew there was one other thing I was forgetting - "Up in the air". :(  There is a small chance TRU could take it for Christmas, but that isn't finalized/official.  Maybe we'll get an update at SDCC.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2011, 10:36 PM
Interesting strategy...  It reminds me of 1982-ish when G.I. Joe was downsized (literally) in part to save cost on materials, and to have more leeway in big vehicles and accessories and things with the ARAH line.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on February 13, 2011, 02:40 AM
Wait, why does Hasbro keep killing these lines at the conventions (comic packs and titanium got axed in front of live audiences, too, right?)?  It's a little extra dose of stomach punch - looking forward to new releases, and instead getting the slide that says "Last Wave FOREVER (suckas!!!)."  Is there any downside to quietly slipping a statement in at the head of a Q&A batch like a month earlier?  There's really no excuse for negativity at a showcase event like this, is there?
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2011, 08:38 AM
I definately want the AT-ST, but sort of like the idea of a closed line from a collecting standpoint.

New figures from the OT were getting few and far between, and those multi-packs with 2 new and 4-5 retreads for $25 were getting old 2 years ago.
I agree dropping the bomb at Toyfair kind of stinks, but this isn't supposed to be a collector focused presentation, it is meant for retail partners etc. At SDCC it would have been worse-

I think I can safely say I won't be starting another line though
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on February 13, 2011, 10:33 AM
I feel kind of the same way.  I've really enjoyed this line, and hate to see it end, but I was only picking up the OT stuff at this point anyways and there hasn't been much of that lately aside from the AT-AT and a few 2 packs.  Like I said, they covered a lot more than I ever thought they would in this line and it had a great run.  It does seem like an odd choice to make the switch to Jedi Force, but they look like nice enough toys as well.

I'm more surprised that SHS (aside from movie packs) is getting cut eventually too.  It even has its own show (although I wonder how many kids are watching it at 5:30 AM on a Saturday).  Maybe that show is ending too, I have no idea.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jesse James on February 13, 2011, 04:16 PM
By the way, sorry Jess.   :-\

I get what they're doing, but I think they maybe could've just improved teh GH figures maybe.  I don't know.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on February 14, 2011, 09:38 AM
I'm sad to see the line go, but really only because of a handful of missed opportunities.  I'll be interested to see where the AT-ST ends up, if it ever makes it to retail and I guess I'm going to have to search a little harder for a Slave I (I never picked up any of the releases...  :'( ).  As for the new line I don't think I have interest in collecting it, but my sons (2&4) are in the right demongraphic, so they might be interested in a few...

So long Galactic Heroes and thanks for all the fish.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on March 3, 2011, 10:57 PM
I am officially bummed out that Episode 1 is getting a theatrical re-release... and yet it still can't be our opportunity to finally add some Watto, Sebulba, Amidala, Nubian, Gungan, Nemoidian goodness to the Galactic Hero line.  Alas.

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 4, 2011, 11:08 AM
Yup. GH pod racers would have been cool. It's funny how at the start of this line people hated how they turned the characters into pointy ear elves. Now I'm sad to see it go. These are my son's favorite toys.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on March 31, 2011, 11:06 AM
The King is dead.  Long Live the King!
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/IMGP5404-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on April 18, 2011, 11:42 AM
Uzay Blue Stars
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/uzay-2.png)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on April 18, 2011, 10:05 PM
Was going to say that I love the Commandos.  But all of them are awesome!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Jayson on May 15, 2011, 07:49 AM
AT-ST found in AZ (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2011/05/15/galactic-heroes-at-st-found/)  :o
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JediJman on May 15, 2011, 09:51 PM
AT-ST found in AZ (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2011/05/15/galactic-heroes-at-st-found/)  :o

Fantastic News!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on May 16, 2011, 02:09 PM
Yep good news!  I'll have to keep an eye out for it at TRU.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Keonobi on May 29, 2011, 05:06 PM
The AT-ST is very fun!  The Vader figure is frankly a bit unnecessary, but a cool set none-the-less.  Too bad its no longer officially mine "Not Daddy's, its for Jack!", my possessive nearly five year old informed me.... ;D
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2011, 07:39 PM
found here in Minnesota as well- Nice set. Frankly I'm surprised TRU isn't charging more for it- $35 doesn't seem too bad for a vehcicle and 3 figures these days.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Adrian on June 1, 2011, 01:09 PM
bout to go look for an At St here, but i was wondering how many times the X-Wing has been released? anyone know? Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on June 1, 2011, 03:24 PM
found here in Minnesota as well- Nice set. Frankly I'm surprised TRU isn't charging more for it- $35 doesn't seem too bad for a vehcicle and 3 figures these days.
Just saw a couple of them on the shelf at the local TRU here in So Cal.  I too was somewhat surprised TRU was charging only $35 for it.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on June 1, 2011, 04:13 PM
bout to go look for an At St here, but i was wondering how many times the X-Wing has been released? anyone know? Thank you in advance.

AFAIK, 5 times.  This includes 2 sculpts, one of which has 3 different paint schemes.

Sculpt 1:  Opening/Closing S-Foils and a snubbier (more Galactic Heroes-ish) nose
Sculpt 2:  Always-Open S-Foils, longer nose, and the 4 laser cannons come off (constantly)... but it has ROCKING electronic noises from Episode IV.

Releases
1.  Playskool X-Wing Adventure (Sculpt 1 w/ Red 5 deco) - 2002
2.  Galactic Heroes X-Wing Fighter (Sculpt 2 w/ Red 5 deco) - 2004
3.  Assault on the Death Star '07 (Sculpt 1 w/ Red 5 deco; only set w/ Biggs) - 2007
4.  Dagobah Landing  (Sculpt 1 w/ special Swampy Red 5 deco; only set w/ Dragonsnake) - 2008
5.  Assault on the Death Star '09 (Sculpt 1 w/ generic [or Red 6?] deco; only set with Porkins) - 2009




Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Adrian on June 3, 2011, 03:48 AM
thank you. i didnt think there were that many.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Adrian on June 3, 2011, 03:51 AM
for those of you guys that picked up the AT AT and AT ST. can you post a pic of the two next to each other. i just want to compare them size wise. thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on June 8, 2011, 10:21 AM
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/IMGP5487.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Adrian on June 8, 2011, 11:45 AM
Thank you! And nice set up  8)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on June 13, 2011, 12:00 PM
I actually saw the AT-ST at our local TRU this weekend, but I just couldn't bite.  Part of it was being a bit tight right now, but also I just couldn't justify the $38 for it.  I think I have all of the OT ships (aside from some of the X-Wing repaints), so it was tempting to "complete the set", but I passed (at least for now).  I might go back and get it eventually, but at the same time I've since packed all my other GH stuff away (or given it to our daughter) so it seems silly to pick it up just to pack it away.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Adrian on June 13, 2011, 01:27 PM
good call Brian, i regret buying the AT-AT. its just too big for my display case... hoping TRU will let me return this.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dave on June 22, 2011, 12:19 AM
Just got around opening my AT-ST for my 3-year old.  I had been super excited to get this and "complete" my Galactic Heroes collection.

However, after two minutes out of the box the little railings on the top of the hatch all came off.  Really crappy design there.  I have no idea why those aren't molded / glued on, or just not even on the toy.  Not a good design for little kids much less older kids.

With some futzing I did manage to get the AT-ST to stand, but its not super kid friendly.  However my son loves opening and closing the hatches on the front and top. 

Overall I'm a bit *meh* on this one.  Not a great value, although not terrible either.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on June 22, 2011, 11:18 AM
With some futzing I did manage to get the AT-ST to stand, but its not super kid friendly.

That's not good to hear, and it's a bummer it's not a super kid friendly toy.  I dread having small parts come off the toys especially with two 1 1/2 year olds crawling around.  I haven't bought the AT-ST yet, but I did finally ordered the AT-AT for about $39 from Amazon yesterday.  I've read reviews citing the legs on the AT-AT don't stay connected too well which won't be good when my 3 1/2 year old starts playing with it.  I'm hoping it won't be an issue.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: The Stolen CCG License on June 22, 2011, 02:49 PM
I've read reviews citing the legs on the AT-AT don't stay connected too well which won't be good when my 3 1/2 year old starts playing with it.  I'm hoping it won't be an issue.

It won't be an issue for long.  It will quickly be determined once and for all that the legs are simply space junk that live in the bottom of the toy bin (with the electronic X-Wing's laser cannons, the skiff's wind rudders, and the MF ramp/hatch).   >:D  Your AT-AT will scoot around on its belly from then on out. 

If my boys were still younger (they're quickly transitioning into lego all-the-time-every-time play), I'd like to log some serious time over on various Transformer Customs boards learning how to cleverly beef up different styles of moving joints.  I think it usually involves a bunch of nail polish.  For awhile there, I was tempted to just bolt big metal pins right through the center of those AT-AT joints and be done with it.

Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dave on June 23, 2011, 10:12 PM
After one day of kid play I've officially lost one of the small railings on the top of the AT-ST.  Maybe it will come out in a diaper load tomorrow.

The other two came off, but I found them.  I'll super glue them on later if I can locate (and sanitize) the missing third one.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: iFett on July 1, 2011, 11:08 AM
My Target has the AT-AT clearanced down to $28 and all 2packs to $5ish (not sure if this is old news or not)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Dan on July 12, 2011, 08:44 PM
With the clearance started, the end is officially arriving. So long GH- it was fun while it lasted.  :)

I love my GH beasts. Jabba, the Rancor, Wampa, and the tauntaun are great. And despite the poor playability, I'm glad the AT-AT and AT-ST made it out before it was over. If there was one thing missing for me, it was a basic TIE.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: King_Maul on July 14, 2011, 10:54 AM
With the clearance started, the end is officially arriving. So long GH- it was fun while it lasted.  :)
I agree and was glad too that the last 2 vehicles made it out before the end.

My son and I finally opened the AT-AT last night, and we had a great time playing with it.  All the legs seem to hold up ok except for one.  I like how there are 2 points of poseability for the legs (1 may have made the AT-AT too stiff and 3 may have been too much for kids).  All the other features were cool, and my son loved tinkering with it.  The only thing I wouldn't rate high on this vehicle is the sounds played after pushing the button - they come out muffled and somewhat static-y.  Did anyone else notice this, or could this be an isolated not so nice feature on this particular AT-AT?  The sounds were a tad bit better if the door was opened but not clear and the static was still there.  We started it with new batteries.  Either way, we'll enjoy this new toy.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 1, 2011, 08:18 PM
Colin received the AT-ST set for his birthday...although it's a toy he'll grow into, he enjoys it now.

It's a nice companion piece to the AT-AT and I'll have to track down the snowspeeder for him at some point.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on October 3, 2011, 02:40 PM
Assault on Kashyyyk
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/IMGP5640-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on October 22, 2011, 06:32 PM
Mos Eisley Cantina
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/IMGP5643-1.jpg)
Bom Vimdin & Kabe
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on October 29, 2011, 10:42 AM
Battle of Kashyyk - Airborne Trooper & AT-RT Scout
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/IMGP5646-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on October 29, 2011, 09:07 PM
Rystall Sant - Max Rebo Band
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/IMGP5648-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on October 31, 2011, 08:50 PM
Brea Tonnika
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/IMGP5649-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Adrian on October 31, 2011, 11:19 PM
awesome
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on December 11, 2011, 12:57 PM
Collect all 92!
(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/jedi_ds/stardestroyercommander-1.png)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on December 23, 2011, 03:34 PM
Endor AT-AT battle damaged
(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu12/jedi_ds/IMGP5676-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on February 10, 2012, 11:25 AM
Pons Limbic - Cantina
Bo Katan - Clone Wars
C3PO - Droids Cartoon
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/IMGP5687-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on March 13, 2012, 05:06 PM
Brothers
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/IMGP5700-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: jedi ds on March 31, 2012, 07:09 PM
Mongo Beefhead
(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx64/gh_customs/IMGP5702-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 3, 2012, 10:52 PM
That is so cool! I'm loving your Galactic Heroes. I have a special place in my heart for Mongo Beefhead Tribesman.

Here is an ARC Trooper I did years ago.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/GalaticHeros-ARCTrooper1.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Brian on April 25, 2012, 09:02 PM
I don't have any cool customs or anything to show, but just had to share a nice memory.  It has been unseasonably warm this week, and our daughter has really been into Star Wars since first seeing TPM in 3D, and then subsequently asking to watch the Original Trilogy at home and loving it even more.  Anyways, she has inherited my Galactic Heroes collection, and we've had a nice week building various Tatooine landscapes in the sandbox.  The Lars homestead, Cantina, Ben's house, and even a makeshift Sandcrawler.  She said our next "adventure" is the Sarlacc pit, so it should be fun.  Anyways, just some nice time with the ole Galactic Heroes.  They have often reminded me of the vintage line in a way, where you could really "play" with these toys and they would hold up.  Aside from some that have cloth on them, they've been used in the sandbox, bathtub, etc. for various adventures.
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 27, 2012, 11:59 PM
Great story Brian!
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on September 12, 2015, 11:04 AM
Found this at Wally, I had to get it for my Ewok focus.  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Anaheim/Galactic%20Heroes%20Ewok%20TreeHouse_zps4yy9l6ff.jpg)
Title: Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 12, 2015, 10:04 PM
Found this at Wally, I had to get it for my Ewok focus.  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Anaheim/Galactic%20Heroes%20Ewok%20TreeHouse_zps4yy9l6ff.jpg)

 :-X