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Title: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on May 23, 2007, 08:54 PM
1 Carded
3 Loose


Not a bad start today.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Paul on May 23, 2007, 10:53 PM
1 Carded
3 Loose


Not a bad start today.

1 Carded only because I have not had time to free him.....

Look out Dallas-Fort Worth...the Imperial Arms race is hotter than the Texas heat!!!!
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: MetalJedi on May 23, 2007, 10:59 PM
2 Loose.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 24, 2007, 08:57 AM
0. For now. 4 are on the way from Newforce.

My ultimate goal: 36
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jesse James on May 24, 2007, 01:45 PM
you guys suck... :)

Will you be army building McSnowtroopers though...  Now that's the question. 

These started showing around Pittsburgh but I haven't been out to look for them and doubt I will be out till at best late next week or the week after.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on May 24, 2007, 02:27 PM
I've got about 7 of the McQuarrie Stormtroopers (2 first version, 5 new version).

I could see myself picking up a handful of the Snowtrooper too now that this is going to be a full blown line.  All my EU is at the beginning of my shelves, but once this is all done and I re-set the shelving, I'll put them right in between the Prequels and OT I think.

Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Kill_Solo on May 24, 2007, 04:36 PM
I have four so far. I may pick up some more.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 24, 2007, 04:37 PM
0. For now. 4 are on the way from Newforce.

My ultimate goal: 36

You guys are crazy!  I got 1!!!!

DS
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 26, 2007, 02:55 AM
Got my first 4 today. Best I'll do on the Mqsnowie is 9.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JediJman on May 26, 2007, 02:19 PM
0. For now. 4 are on the way from Newforce.

My ultimate goal: 36

Thought you said you wanted 36?   :o
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JediJman on May 26, 2007, 02:20 PM
I picked up two this week - might get a few more for my hotdiorama, but its hard to army build at $10-12 each.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Artoo on May 26, 2007, 02:26 PM
1. Want 10-12 right now, then wait for more on a basic card.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on May 26, 2007, 05:09 PM
Picked up #5 this afternoon.  Grabbed another pair of AT AT drivers too for the hell of it.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Paul on May 26, 2007, 06:14 PM
Picked up #5 this afternoon.  Grabbed another pair of AT AT drivers too for the hell of it.

Dang it....1 still until my 2 cases from EE show up....I am gonna stop at 12 I think.   The hunt for these is something I don't have the energy for anymore.  I want 24 or more.   The craptacular DST has really cooled my army building.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on May 26, 2007, 06:31 PM
Why throw the baby out with the bathwater?

What'd the near-perfect Snowtrooper ever do to deserve this treatment?!   Just because he was hanging out in the same trilogy as that DST you don't like?
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jesse James on May 27, 2007, 02:01 AM
0

 >:(
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30thAC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Paul on May 27, 2007, 08:44 AM
Why throw the baby out with the bathwater?

What'd the near-perfect Snowtrooper ever do to deserve this treatment?!   Just because he was hanging out in the same trilogy as that DST you don't like?

He's not near perfect...I only have 1...to be near perfect, I need 12.

It is more the culmination of several events and Snowtrooper just happens to be where it hit.

If I can find them in decent numbers without too much hassle, I am sure the feeding frenzy will get flowing again and I will snap out of it....
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 28, 2007, 01:23 PM
0

 >:(

Heh heh, Jesse, I'm in the same camp as you brother.

None yet for me either. I'll get a few, 12 at most.

Jesse, I'd be happy to help you out with these as well. I know we're both army builders in Pittsburgh, but that doesn't mean we can't help each other out. Heck I'm taking those Rebel fleet troopers off your hands. I know you had a hard time parting with such an awesome figure there....(Sarcasm note clearly detected)

-Sal
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Reid on May 28, 2007, 02:33 PM
0, and I don't plan to get any. The TSC version is good enough for me.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Paul on May 28, 2007, 07:39 PM
I finally opened mine today....

Ok the number is back up to 24...

In fact I started the Memorial Day bar b que with all the OT Collector Tin, TSC, POTF2, SAGA Snowtroopers I had...they deserved it for being such pitiful excuses for figures.  They shamed my collection with their existence.

The 24 Biker Scouts laughed at him for being the only Hoth Stormtrooper....but he just gave the cold shoulder. :P
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Bobafett77 on May 28, 2007, 08:45 PM
I have 3 so far. I'm shooting for 12 if possible.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: AmanaMatt on May 29, 2007, 01:57 AM
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/Mattschlo/100_0024.jpg)

Just this one, for now! Two more are on their way, though. I would like to find one more to customize the Hoth Commander with.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jeff on May 29, 2007, 01:57 AM
0

 >:(

Me too... zero.   :'(
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jesse James on May 29, 2007, 01:59 AM
I'm goin' out next weekend looking I think though...  Gonna hunt for him and make an effort at least. :)  I have a NFC case coming too, but man I want a nice army of that guy...  I'm needing a minimum 40 Snowtroopers...  I may not get that many of the vintage, but I wholely expect a re-release on this guy someday (please) too.  I'm gonna get some though now even at the inflated price.  Love it.  I'm hoping someone sells sets of vintage on the semi-cheap after getting coin redemptions.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 29, 2007, 09:06 AM
I now have 5 with 4 on order.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: ruiner on May 29, 2007, 01:23 PM
Be patient.

He'll make his way to a Legends assortment some day.

Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Nicklab on May 29, 2007, 02:31 PM
4 so far.  3 are ready to open and I had actor Richard Bonehill who played a Snowtrooper sign the 4th.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: ruiner on May 29, 2007, 03:17 PM
Richard Bonehill

The Dick Bonehill?

What a kickass name.

Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Nicklab on May 29, 2007, 04:24 PM
Indeed.  What cruel parents he had.  :P
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Matt R. on May 29, 2007, 05:56 PM
1 loose, 1 on the way. that it but I will getting at least 3 more, I want one carded.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: David on May 29, 2007, 07:12 PM
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/Mattschlo/100_0024.jpg)

Just this one, for now! Two more are on their way, though. I would like to find one more to customize the Hoth Commander with.

Holy crap!!! That is amazing, thanks for the pic!!!

Sadly, I am at 0. Heh, remember when I hated this figure.  ;D  :-[
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: AmanaMatt on May 29, 2007, 11:04 PM
Thanks, Robo-Quack...!
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 30, 2007, 08:34 AM
Found the whole wave last night. Got one of each, plus an additional Snowtrooper. That fig is amazing!!!
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Brian on May 30, 2007, 09:02 AM
I received my set of 6 from BBTS yesterday, so I now have 1.  I'm definitely hoping to pick up more though.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 30, 2007, 12:39 PM
I have 8 open 1 MOC. I have every vintage figure carded which are my only carded figures, they look sweet all together on a wall.
This figure is sweet all he is missing is a holster but this gun never fits in them anyway. I think I will wait until clearence time and maybe pic up 2 more.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Nicklab on May 31, 2007, 12:29 PM
6 currently.  What a great figure!

1 x MOMC
1 x Autographed
4 x Openers
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Ryan on June 2, 2007, 02:52 AM
I still only have the MOMC one I bought at HTS at CIV. I am looking to try and pick up a loose platoon of 36.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 2, 2007, 10:20 PM
I jumped to 6 loose (always plus one carded) today after I found another pair at Target.

Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Greg on June 2, 2007, 11:30 PM
I now have two of these guys, and I am hoping to get another two to make a squad of four.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 3, 2007, 12:09 AM
I now have 5 after teh ones I bought today. I'll prolly get 5 more and stop....maybe.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Ryan on June 3, 2007, 03:11 AM
I found eight tonight on my midnight run. So now I'm at 8 loose, 1 MOMC. :)

I could have easily had 12-14 but I decided to leave a few for toher collectors, and ease the hit to the wallet a bit for now.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 3, 2007, 10:02 AM
I picked up number 6.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: David on June 3, 2007, 04:27 PM
I went to Target today and saw ZERO. So I'm still at ZERO. If I get desperate enough to complete the set I'll just order one online.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Greg on June 3, 2007, 05:46 PM
Picked up two more of these guys at a Target in Durham, so I'm set with my four unless I see some on clearance.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 3, 2007, 10:49 PM
I went to Target today and saw ZERO. So I'm still at ZERO. If I get desperate enough to complete the set I'll just order one online.

Give it 3 more months.  With toy runs a couple times a week, at the end of 3 months you will have had the opportunity to buy 20-30 of these at retail.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Ryan on June 4, 2007, 12:14 AM
I went to Target today and saw ZERO. So I'm still at ZERO. If I get desperate enough to complete the set I'll just order one online.

Give it 3 more months.  With toy runs a couple times a week, at the end of 3 months you will have had the opportunity to buy 20-30 of these at retail.

They have been out all of one week. Just exercise some patience and wait it out. These will be shipping all summer. Sometime in the next few weeks/months you will find one.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: King_Maul on June 4, 2007, 12:45 AM
I have yet to see these at B&M retail too, so I own 0.  That's not a bad thing since that means a few extra bucks saved so far.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Brian on June 4, 2007, 09:45 AM
I found some of these at Wal-Mart this weekend for the cheaper $9.88 price, so I picked up a couple more.  I now have 5 (1 carded, 4 loose).  I could have grabbed a couple more, but I had already spent enough this weekend.  I wanted to have four loose ones, so I'm happy with that.  If they are fairly easily available, I might grab a couple more over the summer.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 4, 2007, 10:39 AM
Got some more over the weekend.

I'm at 11 (1 carded, 10 loose). That's it for me. Unless these come on regular cards cheaper down the line, I'm done with Snowtroopers.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Paul on June 4, 2007, 12:41 PM
Thanks to Hasbro Toy Shop, a Forum Member, and dumb luck...I have 7 right now, either in possession or on the way. 

I was toying with one last night and found that all the heads I made for my DS Gunner Army fit pretty good.

Also the OT Tins removable Cowl Snow Troop fits ok too...

I know this will shock noone, but this figure is the "Grail" for me this year.  It is all downhill from here.  And I only need 17 more....maaybe 18 to kitbash an Officer with the Torso of the TIN one..
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jesse James on June 5, 2007, 12:58 AM
I got 2 more tonight...  Besides the stance, which is fixable, I'm on cloud nine with this one.  Superior to the Scout even to me.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: CHEWIE on June 5, 2007, 04:08 AM
I've got 6 of them.  Seen about 30 or so, will probably get a few more.  Great figure, but I can't afford to really go all out anymore on figures like I used to.

 :P
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: BrentS on June 5, 2007, 09:24 AM
Still 0.  I saw vintage figs for the first time last night at target.  All they had was Luke, Han and Leia.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 5, 2007, 03:03 PM
Found 2 fresh cases at Wal-Mart at lunch today - so I'm up to 10 loose, 1 carded.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Blackwolf13 on June 5, 2007, 05:04 PM
Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere or should be elsewhere, but what do you folks who have squads of snowies do with the UGH things (if not redeeming them yourselves)? Do you trade or sell them or would you consider doing so?
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 5, 2007, 06:02 PM
Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere or should be elsewhere, but what do you folks who have squads of snowies do with the UGH things (if not redeeming them yourselves)? Do you trade or sell them or would you consider doing so?

I'm plannign on keeping a set or two for myself. I'll have a third set. I'll probably trade for something else. (This AFTER I mail it in. It would be in bad taste to just trade the little stickers, IMHO. But at least with the coins, there is something solid to trade, not to mention you DID spend $4.95 to send away for the coin set. So that seems more fair when asking for something in trade. Again just my opinion though.

-Sal
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 5, 2007, 06:17 PM
I'm sending one off for myself, one off for a buddy, and 3 more stickers from now I'll be sending one off for Brent.

Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jesse James on June 5, 2007, 06:25 PM
Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere or should be elsewhere, but what do you folks who have squads of snowies do with the UGH things (if not redeeming them yourselves)? Do you trade or sell them or would you consider doing so?

Depending on how many sets I wind up with I'd probably trade some or even consider selling some sets...  I found that no matter how easily obtainable the Lucas Trooper was last year, people still would gladly buy him off you for about half the cost of a set...  It seemed like there was just a lot of guys who didn't want the figures,b ut wanted Lucas figures...  I didn't get a ton of Lucas figures ultimately, partly because I got my Scouts sans stickers generally, but this year I don't know that I'll be so lucky to get Snowies as cheap as I did get some Scouts.  So I may wind up with a lot of sets of coins actually...  Depends how things go for me I guess on finding Snowtroopers.

Nice that you don't need complete sets of the figures to get the coins though, unlike last year for the most part.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Blackwolf13 on June 5, 2007, 07:01 PM
Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere or should be elsewhere, but what do you folks who have squads of snowies do with the UGH things (if not redeeming them yourselves)? Do you trade or sell them or would you consider doing so?

I'm plannign on keeping a set or two for myself. I'll have a third set. I'll probably trade for something else. (This AFTER I mail it in. It would be in bad taste to just trade the little stickers, IMHO. But at least with the coins, there is something solid to trade, not to mention you DID spend $4.95 to send away for the coin set. So that seems more fair when asking for something in trade. Again just my opinion though.

-Sal



Thanks. I was just curious. I'm considering building a squad of snowies and wasn't sure what everyone else is doing with the leftover stickers. Most likely, I won't be getting more than 1 set of figures, but I know I won't need more than 1 coin set.
 
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Nicklab on June 5, 2007, 07:23 PM
8 and counting.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rune Haako on June 5, 2007, 07:46 PM
0
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: BrentS on June 6, 2007, 08:53 PM
I've got 4 now. I think I'm done unless they go on sale somewhere.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 6, 2007, 10:29 PM
I passed 4 today at various Targets.  Sitting at 10 and taking a short break for a while.  I've bought so many freakin' toys and Mini-Busts this month it's pathetic.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 6, 2007, 11:50 PM
I found and bought my first one yesterday.  I really like it, but (despite it being my favorite Imperial soldier type) I don't think it's quite to the supreme quality level of the Scout Trooper and Stormtrooper.  I think maybe the dirty wash on the helmet as well as the bluish color of the fabric below the armor is what makes it a little less than perfect for me.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Diddly on June 6, 2007, 11:59 PM
Just one so far, but I'll be getting several more.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Ryan on June 7, 2007, 01:30 AM
I passed 4 today at various Targets.  Sitting at 10 and taking a short break for a while.  I've bought so many freakin' toys and Mini-Busts this month it's pathetic.

I'm in the smae boat Rob. I'm still at 8 loose one carded, I saw 2 more at Target the other day and I elected to leave them because of the higher prices, and I figured I can probably take a little break and start in on these guys again in few weeks, once I have a bit more money.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: BrentS on June 7, 2007, 09:36 AM
I opened one of these guys up this morning.  He's guarding my monitor along side a Legends SA AOTC Clone.  I'm not sure how I feel about this removable helmet.  It seems like it sits a bit too high on his head for my taste and its quite wobbly.  I guess I'm glad its not so tight that you see the face underneath it pushing through.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 7, 2007, 09:37 AM
I'm getting 4 more today from Newforce bringing me to 10.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JediJman on June 7, 2007, 04:20 PM
0. For now. 4 are on the way from Newforce.
My ultimate goal: 36
Got my first 4 today. Best I'll do on the Mqsnowie is 9.
I'm getting 4 more today from Newforce bringing me to 10.

 ???
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 7, 2007, 08:59 PM
0. For now. 4 are on the way from Newforce.
My ultimate goal: 36
Got my first 4 today. Best I'll do on the Mqsnowie is 9.
I'm getting 4 more today from Newforce bringing me to 10.

 ???

Um, it all makes sense JediJMan.

Look carefully at the 2nd line.  It says goal for McSnowie is 9.  As in the McQuarrie version coming later this year.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JediJman on June 7, 2007, 09:10 PM
0. For now. 4 are on the way from Newforce.
My ultimate goal: 36
Got my first 4 today. Best I'll do on the Mqsnowie is 9.
I'm getting 4 more today from Newforce bringing me to 10.


Ahhhhhhhhh!  Now I get it.  So DA is going for 36 on these.  I have a few spares from Target if you want them bud.
 ???

Um, it all makes sense JediJMan.

Look carefully at the 2nd line.  It says goal for McSnowie is 9.  As in the McQuarrie version coming later this year.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 8, 2007, 06:41 PM
Got my second one yesterday.  This one had a much more subtle wash on the helmet, and after fiddling with the pose, I feel much better about the figure!

(http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid225/p649b667cec20d3cfc179b30967e846e8/e924bb6e.jpg)

(http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid225/p82225743818b5ab00dab89d3d155dfc7/e924bab3.jpg)
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 8, 2007, 09:56 PM
I found these guys in nearly every store I went into today.  I'm up to 18 now - and I've easily left at least that many behind in various stores.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Snowtroopers_0001.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Snowtroopers_0002.jpg)
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darby on June 8, 2007, 10:35 PM
That is nuts.   :)  I have two - probably will get a third, but no rush.  I've passed down maybe four or five now.  They sit at Target along with the rest.  I guess it's the $12 price tag. 
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Ryan on June 8, 2007, 11:03 PM
I totally forgot I ordered a set of VTSC from NewForce. I had already found all of them when it came yesterday. Luckily I had saved a Target receipt and I was able to return them all, except for the Snowtrooper of course.

I'm at 9 loose and one carded now, 1/4 of the way to my goal of 36. :)

Rob your army is looking pretty impressive. BTW, I think I may have said this before somewhere but I love your counter tops. :)
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: CHEWIE on June 9, 2007, 01:06 AM
After seeing Rob's pic, I am taking $50.00 with me on a toy run tomorrow and buying as many as I can  find with my budget.  Thanks a lot Zod.   ::) ;)

 :P
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: MetalJedi on June 9, 2007, 01:08 AM
Picked up 2 more today so Im up to 4. 6 more to go.  ;D
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 9, 2007, 01:39 AM
After seeing Rob's pic, I am taking $50.00 with me on a toy run tomorrow and buying as many as I can  find with my budget.  Thanks a lot Zod.   ::) ;)

 :P

Sorry Justin.

Maybe you and the Mrs. could try cloth diapers for a week or two instead of the disposable ones to cover the difference. :)
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 9, 2007, 01:44 AM
Rob your army is looking pretty impressive. BTW, I think I may have said this before somewhere but I love your counter tops. :)

:)

It's become a bit of a 'thing' now - so whenever I need an army picture, I try to take it there.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: CHEWIE on June 9, 2007, 02:54 AM
After seeing Rob's pic, I am taking $50.00 with me on a toy run tomorrow and buying as many as I can  find with my budget.  Thanks a lot Zod.   ::) ;)

 :P

Sorry Justin.

Maybe you and the Mrs. could try cloth diapers for a week or two instead of the disposable ones to cover the difference. :)

Ha Ha, only thing is lately I've been having to do the laundry!

 :P
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Diddly on June 9, 2007, 03:20 AM
Still at one but I've been seeing these guys everywhere. I'd buy a lot more but I'm still playing catchup on the basic line, and funds are tight enough as it is. *sigh*
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: CHEWIE on June 9, 2007, 03:36 AM
That sucks, don't it?  And probably right when you do have the funds, all the VATC's will be warming pegs, but the Snowtroopers will all be gone.  That's why I hate the vintage case ratios that they do.  Stupid.

 :P
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 9, 2007, 09:37 AM
Found 7 at stores and received 4 from NFC yesterday. My total is now 17.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: AmanaMatt on June 9, 2007, 02:27 PM
Rob your army is looking pretty impressive. BTW, I think I may have said this before somewhere but I love your counter tops. :)

:)

It's become a bit of a 'thing' now - so whenever I need an army picture, I try to take it there.

Dude, you are HARDCORE!!!!  ;D That is a might nice collection of Snowtroopers you have there!
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 9, 2007, 05:00 PM
The worst part is that I'm probably only half way there.   :-[   :)
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 9, 2007, 05:22 PM
Great pics, Rob!  And those pics really illustrate how this one is not really for relaxed posing.  He is best crouched somewhat and in a firing stance I think (kinda like the pic I posted there).
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 9, 2007, 05:43 PM
Thanks! 

And you're right.  He's not as neutral as I'd prefer, but on the whole it's an incredible figure.  I wonder if anyone would be interested in trading for my old snowtroopers...  Maybe 4 old Snowtroopers for 1 of this version
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: AmanaMatt on June 10, 2007, 02:23 AM
The worst part is that I'm probably only half way there.   :-[   :)

 :-\ :-\ :-\


You need help!  ;D
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 10, 2007, 02:27 AM
I know.

I may be able to convince myself to stop after about 6 more.  I think I'd rather spend that money expanding the vintage collection.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Nicklab on June 10, 2007, 03:23 AM
I think I'll stop at about an even dozen as far as openers go.  I'm just running out of room.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: DarthAcroyear on June 10, 2007, 07:10 PM
I have five now which should be enough.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jesse James on June 11, 2007, 03:02 AM
Added another tonight...  Then another trip to the same WM (in the same day), and suddenly all the Vintage are gone from that store save for 1 Han...  Very odd.  They sat, then poof they're now gone mostly.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Paul on June 11, 2007, 08:27 AM
I think I am at 12. ( I have been out of town and actually scored one in Jackson, Mississippi on the Trip) I need 1 more to make my officer kitbash/custom.


I'd love more, but space is an issue.  Maybe I'll get rid of some other stuff so I can add another dozen.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: darthmac on June 11, 2007, 05:29 PM
You can get your fill now over at hts.com, Last time I checked they still had over 1200 in stock.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 11, 2007, 07:20 PM
You can get your fill now over at hts.com, Last time I checked they still had over 1200 in stock.

Nice, I ordered 4 more.  I've got around a dozen or so, and I'll probably pick up one more here, one more there as I see them.

I know this thing's going to end up single carded or in a battle pack eventually, so I'll probably stop around 20 with the VTAC version.

For that reason, plus I'm army building AOTC clones and shocktroopers also at the moment.

I spend a lot of money.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 11, 2007, 07:51 PM
Sadly, our local pegs are clogged with Greedos and Hans, so I don't expect to be finding these for a while yet.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: ruiner on June 12, 2007, 09:24 AM
I still cannot believe that Target is charging $12 for these.   

I never thought I'd see the day where retailers would be charge that much for a 3.75" figure.

I can remember going to Walgreens in the mid eighties with my dad  and getting two figures for $5.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 12, 2007, 09:34 AM
I still cannot believe that Target is charging $12 for these.   

I never thought I'd see the day where retailers would be charge that much for a 3.75" figure.

I can remember going to Walgreens in the mid eighties with my dad  and getting two figures for $5.

I've been saying that this was going to happen for years now.  Years back when people starting paying double digits for convention exclusives, and Target exclusive garbage purple and black repaints of clone troopers etc., all while banging down the stockroom door to nab them with DCPI's, plus the success of the original VOTC line...add them all together and what do we have?  A slowly normalized $10-15 Star Wars figure.  It told Hasbro that we were willing to pay, or do, just about anything to pick up a figure with a Star Wars logo on the package.

Now after all these years, even I finally have bought my first convention exclusives - McQuarrie droids and Lukes - Hasbro has got us.  They can charge just about whatever they want for it.  Tell me if the price for the McQuarrie droids at the convention was $25 that suddenly people would just draw the line and not buy it.  I doubt it would have affected their sales.

Anyhow, still, the best way to reject Target's price point is to leave the figure on the pegs.  And that's really all you can do.  If $12 VTAC fly off the pegs at Target, other retailers probably won't be far behind.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: ruiner on June 12, 2007, 10:51 AM

Anyhow, still, the best way to reject Target's price point is to leave the figure on the pegs. 

I have yet to buy a 'vintage' figure from Target and never will.  I cannot justify an extra 20% for no reason.

Heck, the only set I have came from your favorite site (HTS.com) where I paid a smidge over regular retail plus saved the hassle of fighting WM customers, parking and the obvious gas expenditure.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Paul on June 12, 2007, 01:56 PM
Assuming my HTS.com order went through....I now have 12 on the ground and 10 yet to be deployed from the Brown Delivery AT AT...meaning I need 4 more....I tried to be strong...but I am weak.
Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: AmanaMatt on June 12, 2007, 05:40 PM
Please del
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: DoctorPadawan on June 13, 2007, 05:57 PM
I'm at 10, and I'm going for 12 total, so my end goal isn't too far off.  :)

Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Ben on June 15, 2007, 01:01 AM
I'm at zero still. I didn't have the money when they first showed here (Transformers movie toys came out that weekend), and now they're all gone leaving the other five behind. I suppose I could get one or two at Target, but at $12...
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: MetalJedi on June 15, 2007, 05:53 PM
Got 4 more so Im currently at 8. 2 more to go.  ;D
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 15, 2007, 11:02 PM
God I'm weak. 

I saw 3 more in TRU and bought them all.

Fantastic figure though, it doesn't get much better than this.  If army building this snowtrooper is wrong, I don't want to be right!


EDIT:  Oh, 15.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 16, 2007, 09:54 AM
Added two more bringing me to 19.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 17, 2007, 03:43 AM
I rounded up to 20 today.

And I'm stopping there.  That's plenty for me - if it comes out on a regular card down the line (almost a given) then I'll stock up some more.  But $200.00 for one freaking figure is out of control enough as it is.

Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: roron corobb on June 17, 2007, 05:14 AM
You guys are crazy :o. I wonder if anyone has made their goal yet?

I only picked up 2, which is the limit on over priced figures for me. And I do think the Snowtrooper is over priced. Plus if you wait until next year or so they will be basic figure going rate. Look at the VOTS Stormtrooper. The vintage card back is cool, but it is hard for me to pay an extra $3 for a card for one figure let alone 15 of them or more. Good luck to the ones that are shooting for their target number.

roron corobb
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 17, 2007, 09:56 AM
I'm up to 21 now.

Roron, you're 100% correct. At least I know I'm crazy.  :-X

I'm more than half way to my goal now, BTW.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Ben on June 17, 2007, 01:37 PM
I bought one this weekend. I can see why you guys are buying so many- it's a great figure, and I wish I had the money for more of them.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jesse James on June 17, 2007, 04:04 PM
6 arrived from Hasbro.  For less than retail with the coupon code, I got 6 sent to my door.  Can't beat that I figure.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: DoctorPadawan on June 17, 2007, 04:31 PM
Got number 11 on Friday, so that leaves me one short of my goal.  Since TRU hasn't restocked theirs in a few weeks, that might be my best bet to find the last of the Not-So-Dirty Dozen. :)
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Brian on June 18, 2007, 09:01 AM
I have 5 so far - 4 loose and one carded.  I'm tempted to pick up some more.  I saw two more at Target this weekend, but passed for $12 each.  Plus, its been a pretty spendy June already the way it is.  If I see anything else come into stock at HTS that I want to pick up, I'll probably add one or two more of these to the order.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: David on June 18, 2007, 11:00 AM
Big Fat

ZERO
 :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'( 

These are extremely hard to find in my area and theyre the only ones out of the six that cant be had at any store in SJ that sells SW.  :'(
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 18, 2007, 11:09 AM
Big Fat

ZERO
 :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'( 

These are extremely hard to find in my area and theyre the only ones out of the six that cant be had at any store in SJ that sells SW.  :'(

Here I found one for you in 10 seconds.

As many as you want shipped to your door (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=78&ID=20206)

Use the coupon code in the sales/discounts thread.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: CHEWIE on June 18, 2007, 02:14 PM
I'm up to 10, which is probably my limit on these now.

Roron, I admit I'm crazy too.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: MetalJedi on June 18, 2007, 11:30 PM
Picked up my last 2 at Target. Glad to be done with these.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 19, 2007, 01:09 AM
Picked up my last 2 at Target. Glad to be done with these.

Same here - but the other part I like is that it's reasonably safe to say that we haven't seen the last of them.  The Stormtrooper (albeit with slight re-tooling) is out again, and at the lower price-point.  The Biker Scout is on the way as well.

I'll stop at 20 for now - and then I'll try to double that next time around.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: MetalJedi on June 19, 2007, 11:21 AM
Yeah Im sure I'll pick up a few more when the rerelease him on a regular card.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: elmeaux on June 19, 2007, 11:43 AM
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n136/elmeauxdotcom/snowtroopers.jpg)

I love these guys. Didn't realize I was up to 24 (plus one carded) until I saw this thread and took a tally (as well as a pic for my desktop.)
They've been pretty plentiful in my area; I've even been able to help out a few other locals with them. But I think this is a good number to stop at.  :o   :D


E>

Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JangoTat on June 19, 2007, 01:42 PM
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n136/elmeauxdotcom/snowtroopers.jpg)

I love these guys. Didn't realize I was up to 24 (plus one carded) until I saw this thread and took a tally (as well as a pic for my desktop.)
They've been pretty plentiful in my area; I've even been able to help out a few other locals with them. But I think this is a good number to stop at.  :o   :D


E>



and that is exactly why i will never find him :P

nice set up...must have cost you A LOT though. i know up where i am it is around $50(with tax) just to get 3 :(

my goal is to get 2 openers.

anyone else have kickass pics of all there snowies in action?
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 19, 2007, 06:28 PM
Get one more, make it 25 opened :P
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on June 19, 2007, 08:25 PM
Still at only 2, but I'm going to try for 3 more when I find them again.  One of my local WM's is out of this one, and I won't pay $12 at Target.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jesse James on June 19, 2007, 09:08 PM
Yeah I've been passing on the higher priced ones.  $12 is KM and Target's price, I haven't been to a KB though to see what they're charging.  I've probably passed on 20 at just those stores though due to price.

I did a head count tonight and I'm at 13.  Not as many as I'd like to have but there's so many other figures I'm picking up army building-wise right now that I've gotta sort of pace it I guess.  I doubt I go hog wild with this Snowtrooper though and will just hope for a re-release at some point like the Scout and Stormtrooper.  It easily would sell.  It's a fantastic figure.

I got 6 of mine from Hasbro, 2 from NFC, and the other 5 came from Wal-Mart finds.  Not a lot from retail but nothing I got I paid over retail for, even after shipping, so that's pretty nifty. :)
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 20, 2007, 09:16 AM
Picked up two more bringing me to 23.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Brian on June 20, 2007, 09:21 AM
I've passed a few that I've seen at Target as well, since they were at the $12 price.  I'm at 5 total so far (1 carded, 4 loose) and wouldn't mind picking up a few more if I see them.  I've thought about ordering one or two from HTS, but I'm waiting for some other basic stuff to come in stock (Wave 3 would be nice), so we'll see.  One thing I'm kind of surprised by is that these have been in stock at HTS for like two weeks now, and never gone out of stock.  I wouldn't think that could have happened with either the VOTC Stormtrooper or Biker Scout.  Do you think it is just that people are tighter with money this year with all the gas price nonsense, or that people are tired of paying $10 a figure, or some other reason?  I mean, the Snowtrooper is obviously a great figure, and army builders are normally crazy popular - no matter the price.  Although I know there is a slight price difference, but it almost seems like the various clones (which are almost always out of stock) are more popular than OT troops at that point.  That seems blasphemous to me :P.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 21, 2007, 09:34 AM
Long story short, I got 5 more since my last posting putting me at 28. 10 more and I'm done.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: evenflow on June 21, 2007, 10:07 AM
I have to say i think its cool you guys are army builders but i am very happy i am not. No way i could afford doing that in addition to everything else i spend. Every once and i while i think it would be cool to do, but then my wallet slaps me back into reality.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: CHEWIE on June 21, 2007, 11:17 AM
Do you think it is just that people are tighter with money this year with all the gas price nonsense, or that people are tired of paying $10 a figure, or some other reason? 

It could also be because the revision wave is supposedly packed with SIX of them.

 :P
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 21, 2007, 11:31 AM
Do you think it is just that people are tighter with money this year with all the gas price nonsense, or that people are tired of paying $10 a figure, or some other reason? 

It could also be because the revision wave is supposedly packed with SIX of them.

 :P

Is that true?  I hope it is because if it is I plan on picking up 75 or so of them on clearance.    ;)
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: CHEWIE on June 21, 2007, 12:39 PM
I sure as heck hope it's true!  According to Entertainment Earth, it is -

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS87295A1

If that's the case, then I think you're right - the Snowtroopers might end up on clearance... sure would be nice to walk into Target one day, and find them on a clearance endcap for cheap...

 :P
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: roron corobb on June 21, 2007, 06:49 PM
This whole thing reminds me of how video games work. When they first hit selves they are really high price at about $60-$70 a pop. One reason they do that is to cover development & production cost, and there are many that have to have the game right now. If you wait 6 months or more you can have the game for $20-$30. Hasbro must be taking pointers, because there are mopping up on all that have to have a big army of these right now. Don't get me wrong about this as the vintage figures are really cool, but it is hard for me to swallow the $10 for them and some are even finding them for $12 :o, that is crazy. With all the hype for these and Hasbro is making a killing. Plus once the hype moves on, they offer them in the basic line and make a killing again. I wish they would offer this type of figures in the basic line from the start as I don't fell a figure we should have been getting all along for $7 is priced at $10-$12. I'm glad the clone trooper (AOTC & ROTS versions) didn't go this way, as they were offered at the basic price with the awsome articulation.

I only got 2 as I like to keep one on card, but I couldn't even think of getting the 20+ of these at the price they are. If they hit clearance I'll get a few more, but other than that I'll wait for the basic recard version.

Other thing is that I think the Snowtrooper look a bit bulky, maybe out of place a little too with the scale. Anyone else think that too?
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 22, 2007, 09:34 AM
Do you think it is just that people are tighter with money this year with all the gas price nonsense, or that people are tired of paying $10 a figure, or some other reason? 

It could also be because the revision wave is supposedly packed with SIX of them.

 :P

Question is, has the revision case hit the market yet?
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Nicklab on June 27, 2007, 01:12 PM
1 x autographed
1 x MOMC
12 openers
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jesse James on June 27, 2007, 11:47 PM
I happened upon 10 of these at a WM tonight...  I grabbed 5 and left 5, but man it was tempting to walk out with 10...  I think I'd have called it a day on them then.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on June 28, 2007, 01:01 AM
I've got another pair sitting here.  I'm trying to convince myself not to open them, but I don't think I'll be able to.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Oboewan on June 28, 2007, 10:33 AM
I now have 2 open ones.   I just WISH Hasblo included a Kama for them though
Oboewan
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: David on June 28, 2007, 05:45 PM
STILL none, Im getting annoyed.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: CHEWIE on June 28, 2007, 05:51 PM
Robo-Quack, www.hasbrotoyshop.com has had them in stock for a while... order a few, you'll be glad you did!    :)

 :P
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jesse James on June 28, 2007, 07:08 PM
Yeah, when these are readily available online you should order.  Hell there's been so many coupons available lately you could've had them less than retail shipped to your door.  I ordered a pile and got them for less than what it would've cost with tax and gas to get to WM, and it just arrived at my house...  You cannot beat that kind of deal.

Kudos to Hasbro for keeping them in stock even at this point...  WM is the only place at retail that any Vintage are really selling (in my area anyway), though I admittedly haven't been to TRU in quite some time since they're all a hike away from me.  Still though, I've noticed full sets selling through at WM stores quite consistantly.  My nearest one I visit routinely has sold through no less than 6 cases of vintage, straight through save for a couple Han figures chilling on the shelf right now.

Another WM I visit semi-routinely has sold through nearly the same numbers by my estimate and now have at least 5 cases worth out on a shelf in an aisle of seemingly floating product with no designated shelf space.

Target, from what I've gathered, is sitting on their first shipments of these figures still.  Serves them right for the price gouging.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Brian on June 29, 2007, 08:58 AM
Yeah, I've been surprised that HTS has had the Snowtroopers in stock for so long.  Actually, I don't think I've ever seen them go "out of stock" yet.  If/when I have a slowdown in collecting, I might pick up a few more that way.  I've seen them at retail a few times here, but they are definitely the first to go.  Also, IG-88 seems to be just as scarce.  I don't know that I've seen one of those since I first picked these up.  Our local TRU has a few on the pegs (the other four in the wave), and Target is sitting on the entire wave for the $12 prices (even Snowtroopers hang for a bit).  Wal-Mart definitely had the biggest shipment of these, but they're down to about 6 or so figures, and they are just stacked up on a shelf jammed in-between a bunch of other miscellaneous stuff (not even action figures).  That's where they have been the whole time, nowhere near the Star Wars, action figures, or endcaps.  I guess all the movie promos are giving them the back seat.

I don't know if it is the price, but I can't believe these have been in stock at HTS so long, while all of the clones and clone-related figures are always sold out pretty much.  Not that the clones aren't good figures, but I guess I'd take an "ultimate" OT army builder over clones if I had the choice.  Oh well, its great for anyone who is having troubles finding them though.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 3, 2007, 09:11 AM
Just added number 29.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 3, 2007, 09:20 AM
Holy crap 29! thats awesome!

I just hit the 10 Mark. I wish I had more room, its not the money but space to display and store.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Brian on July 3, 2007, 09:50 AM
I got another one of these from the wife for my birthday, so I've got a total of 6 (1 carded, 5 loose).
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 4, 2007, 03:08 AM
What's a Snowtrooper?  >:(

Actually, I've got a case of vintage preordered, so I should have one carded and one loose very soon.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Greg on July 4, 2007, 05:23 PM
Picked up 3 more of these guys on clearance at Target, bringing me to a total of seven.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 4, 2007, 05:26 PM
I got 20 and passed on another 15 at retail and countless at HTS.com.  I just feel it in my bones that we're gonna get more at basic figure prices in the future, so no point wasting more money.

I love me some VTAC snowtrooper.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on July 4, 2007, 05:54 PM
I got 20 and passed on another 15 at retail and countless at HTS.com.  I just feel it in my bones that we're gonna get more at basic figure prices in the future, so no point wasting more money.

I love me some VTAC snowtrooper.

Identical situation here.  I stopped at 20 but would love to add a bunch more later on.  These new definitive sculpts of army builders are going to be released again and again and again at regular prices.  So I say pick up the minimum that would make me happy now and then get the rest later.

Title: Re: It's that Time Again - How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: King_Maul on July 5, 2007, 09:04 PM
I have yet to see these at B&M retail too, so I own 0.  That's not a bad thing since that means a few extra bucks saved so far.

Still haven't seen one on the pegs yet believe it or not, and I still own 0.  The Targets I went to this morning had all others except for the Snowtrooper.  VTAC isn't on clearance here yet.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: MetalJedi on July 5, 2007, 09:09 PM
No clearance here either. Was surprised to see one Snowtrooper on the pegs.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on July 6, 2007, 01:10 AM
Got a Leia and a second Bossk on clearance, I couldn't even entertain the thought of buying Leia at full price.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: CHEWIE on July 6, 2007, 06:26 PM
I bought one Leia at full price - not going to buy any more until I find her super cheap.  Just a matter of time... then I shall create a grand army of Rebel-fems.

 :P
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on July 7, 2007, 12:09 AM
Got my 3rd Snowtrooper today; my Target hasn't marked them down yet.  I'll probably get 2 more Snowtroopers if I can find them, then bid this year's vintage adieu.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 7, 2007, 09:36 AM
I've hit 30 and just made a trade deal to get 3 more.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on July 7, 2007, 02:50 PM
Found 2 on clearance - so I'm at 22 now.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 8, 2007, 09:23 AM
Picked up another one yesterday taking me to 31.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: David on July 10, 2007, 07:50 PM
Yahoo! I found my first one today at TRU. It is really an outstanding figure. In fact, I think it might be the best army builde figure ever, right up there with last year's Biker Scout. Hasbro got everything right on this one for sure, even the Jango head is the best clone headsculpt ever. Awesome figure. I will need several more, I'll aim for AT LEAST a dozen total. ;D  8)
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 12, 2007, 09:20 AM
Got three more via trade making 34 for me. 4 more and done.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 13, 2007, 09:56 PM
11 4 more for me and that should do it. Although if I find more on clearance I will surely buy more of them.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JangoTat on July 13, 2007, 11:57 PM
got my first one today. i might just pick up another 2 though. to expensive to army build.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on July 14, 2007, 03:00 PM
23 today by way of even more clearance. 
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 14, 2007, 05:21 PM
23 today by way of even more clearance. 

Ditto, with the clearance knocking these back down to basic figure prices I've re-upped and starting the army building again.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on July 14, 2007, 05:25 PM
Yep - even at $8.38 I don't have any problem picking more up.  $12?  forget it.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JediJman on July 16, 2007, 10:07 PM
Picked up two more on clearance today, which puts me at 8 I think.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on July 17, 2007, 10:27 PM
Bought my 4th today.  I plan on customizing him into the Snowtrooper commander, then buy one more for the scene in Echo Base.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JediJman on August 2, 2007, 12:21 AM
I have stalled out at 8.  Will likely stay there unless these show up cheaper somewhere...
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: ruiner on August 2, 2007, 11:48 AM
If any of you army builders have extra redemption tabs; please drop me a PM.



Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 3, 2007, 09:37 AM
If any of you army builders have extra redemption tabs; please drop me a PM.


Done. ;)
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 8, 2007, 03:36 PM
Picked up two more from TRU. I'm at 34
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 15, 2007, 09:13 AM
Added another that puts me at 38 officially.

The break down is: 1 carded, 1 for my Vintage/Modern Display, 1 made into a Lieutenant, 1 for customization into a snowbiker and 34 for the regular army. 2 more for the regular army and I'll have all the snowtroopers I want.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: David on August 15, 2007, 11:30 AM
Added another that puts me at 38 officially.

The break down is: 1 carded, 1 for my Vintage/Modern Display, 1 made into a Lieutenant, 1 for customization into a snowbiker and 34 for the regular army. 2 more for the regular army and I'll have all the snowtroopers I want.

I'm blown away. How do you do that!?! I only found one of this guy.   :'(
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: BrentS on August 15, 2007, 11:39 AM
Added another that puts me at 38 officially.

The break down is: 1 carded, 1 for my Vintage/Modern Display, 1 made into a Lieutenant, 1 for customization into a snowbiker and 34 for the regular army. 2 more for the regular army and I'll have all the snowtroopers I want.

I'm blown away. How do you do that!?! I only found one of this guy.   :'(

Anton is a machine!
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Brian on August 15, 2007, 12:47 PM
I picked one more up at TRU this weekend, surprisingly it was the only VTSC on the pegs there.  That brings my total to 7 (1 carded, 6 loose).  I'm done unless these see a re-release at the basic price in the future.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Ook on August 15, 2007, 05:26 PM
I broke down and bought one in an HTS order since I had a coupon code. Wouldn't mind 1 or 2 more.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 16, 2007, 09:12 AM
Found my last 2 taking me to 40, my final number
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JediJman on August 19, 2007, 04:01 PM
Got 2 more from a friend for $5 each, so I'm stopping at 12.  ;)
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 20, 2007, 03:25 PM
I hit the 17 mark. (Darth Anton's collecting style has rubbed off on me. (30 442's, 30 Utapaus, 20 Tantives....I am gearing up for WAR!)

I need 3 mo' snowies to round out to 20. any help would be a appreciated. Se my haves on my trade thread if there is anything that can be worked out.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Rob on August 21, 2007, 12:24 AM
I hit the magic 2 dozen and I'm done until they come out on a basic card with some new dirt smudges.

Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on October 2, 2007, 07:14 PM
Man, I totally missed out on this figure because I had to move. I managed to get caught up with pretty much everything else. Is this supposed to ship in higher numbers at some point, or is it just plain gone?
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: CHEWIE on October 2, 2007, 07:52 PM
Man, I totally missed out on this figure because I had to move. I managed to get caught up with pretty much everything else. Is this supposed to ship in higher numbers at some point, or is it just plain gone?

Most of the Walmarts and TRU stores in my area still seem to be stocking these - and according to the case ratios at Entertainment Earth, the Stormie is packed in a LOT of waves... but PM me if you want your old pal to track down a few for you.

Whoops - I thought for whatever reason this was the regular Stormtrooper thread.  How embarassing...

Regarding the SNOWtrooper, it's being repacked in this at least, coming out at Target sometime this Fall I believe -

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/092007target.jpg)


Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Force Guy on October 3, 2007, 12:47 AM
I am the proud owner of three.  No more, no less.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on October 3, 2007, 09:02 AM
Man, I totally missed out on this figure because I had to move. I managed to get caught up with pretty much everything else. Is this supposed to ship in higher numbers at some point, or is it just plain gone?

Most of the Walmarts and TRU stores in my area still seem to be stocking these - and according to the case ratios at Entertainment Earth, the Stormie is packed in a LOT of waves... but PM me if you want your old pal to track down a few for you.

Whoops - I thought for whatever reason this was the regular Stormtrooper thread.  How embarassing...

Regarding the SNOWtrooper, it's being repacked in this at least, coming out at Target sometime this Fall I believe -

(http://www.yakface.com/toyguide/dioramas/chewie/092007target.jpg)




Sweeeeeeet! I'll be able to get a laser turret while I'm at it! Thanks Chewie!  ;D
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: King_Maul on October 14, 2007, 01:42 AM
After meeting up with a local collector, I now own 2 of these puppies.  It took me a while, but it's better late than never.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 14, 2007, 02:09 AM
I've got one carded and two loose.  This figure definitely rates in the top 5 I've ever bought.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: David on October 14, 2007, 11:21 AM
I customized my only one, so now I'm down to zero.  :-[
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JediJman on October 14, 2007, 10:08 PM
One carded and 12 loose.  :D
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Daigo-Bah on October 15, 2007, 08:42 AM
Regarding the Battle of Hoth pack, looks like Hasbro got the color right on the Snowtroopers' "cloth" body glove (a light tan instead of VTAC's baby blue) but then had to go and spurt some brown like they're on Endor  ::)
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: CHEWIE on October 15, 2007, 11:25 AM
I don't like the brown spots on them either.  This is still a pretty nice set I think, but I would have liked to have seen all three Snowtroopers with the new sculpt instead of just two of them.   :-\ 

As for VATC Snowtroopers, I have about 10 loose ones.

Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 16, 2007, 09:24 AM
Regarding the Battle of Hoth pack, looks like Hasbro got the color right on the Snowtroopers' "cloth" body glove (a light tan instead of VTAC's baby blue) but then had to go and spurt some brown like they're on Endor  ::)

Well, with the brown body gloves, at least I can justify using a pair or two as Squad leaders/sergeants.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on October 17, 2007, 10:30 AM
21 loose & 1 packaged VOTC style.
I am buying at least 2 BOH sets so that will bring me up to 25.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Tamer on October 17, 2007, 12:29 PM
think I am up to about six of em so far. Can't wait to bring the army up a bit when that new bp hits.
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Jayson on October 17, 2007, 12:31 PM
6 loose, 1 carded
Title: Re: How Many V30AC Snowtroopers do you currently have?
Post by: Brian on October 17, 2007, 12:35 PM
Same here, 6 loose and 1 carded.  I'll probably hold off on more until they get re-released or stuck in a battle pack (like the upcoming Hoth one).  Sure is a nice figure though.