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Title: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Brian on July 25, 2008, 07:29 PM
Linky. (http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC08/hasbro/presentation/image54.asp)

Looks like it is on the way after all.  I'm glad I held off on the Force Unleashed one, and that this one is indeed confirmed for next year.  Looks nice.
Title: Re: 2009 Target Exclusive Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Daigo-Bah on July 25, 2008, 07:53 PM
Wow.  I was going to try to customize the FU one, but glad I waited too.  Look at that paint job!
Title: Re: 2009 Target Exclusive Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Dan on July 26, 2008, 10:28 AM
I ended up with an FU one on clearance, and I can't believe the trouble this thing has standing. I am not excited to spend $40 to get a larger Jabba's Rancor that can't stand any better than the POTF2 one I spent $20 on 10 years ago. Here's hoping this hits clearance as well.
Title: Re: 2009 Target Exclusive Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on July 26, 2008, 06:54 PM
Maybe this version comes with a "walker" that we haven't seen.   :D 

$10 for the FU version was pretty nice even if he can't stand very well.  Didn't Hasbro threaten us saying the Jabba version wouldn't be made unless the FU version sold through?  I've seen mountains of $10 FU versions.

btw - where's the bone?
Title: Re: 2009 Target Exclusive Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 26, 2008, 09:26 PM
btw - where's the bone?


Oh this calls for being misquoted.....
Title: Re: 2009 Target Exclusive Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Ben on July 27, 2008, 12:59 AM
This is why I didn't buy the FU version. I knew this would eventually be made, and I only have room for one Rancor.  :)
Title: Re: 2009 Target Exclusive Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2008, 01:04 AM
Space can be an issue but otherwise I think having both is nice.  Hell, a friend locally got me an extra FU one, so I'm really gonna have 3 of these, but I'm ok with that. 

And mine stand ok...  Not fantastically, but I'm willing to be forgiving due to sheer weight (plus I dig the leathery skin feel of it, and without that it may weigh less but the materials wouldn't work quite as well I think).

I dig it...  It's an upgrade.  An expensive one, but an upgrade.
Title: Re: 2009 Target Exclusive Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 27, 2008, 12:45 PM
Just about everyone called this one. Very cool.
Title: Re: 2009 Target Exclusive Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: David on July 27, 2008, 12:48 PM
I like both, I hope it's the first of many beast resculpts.
Title: Re: 2009 Target Exclusive Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 27, 2008, 09:13 PM
I like both, I hope it's the first of many beast resculpts.

I'd like to think that we might start to see some beast resculpts too, but I think we kind of lucked out with regards to the Rancor - the Force Unleashed version paved the way for us to get a new Jabba's Palace version. I think if Shaak Ti was going to attack the Apprentice with a bunch of Dewbacks instead of Rancors, then we'd have a new Dewback from the game and then eventually be getting a new Dewback w/Sandtrooper. I doubt Hasbro is going to start resculpting the OT beasties.

It would be great if they gave us a new Tauntaun, but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for one.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jeff on July 28, 2008, 10:34 AM
Nice to finally have this one confirmed... and props to JJ for finding the DPCI way back in March.  ;)

087-06-2066 SW Rancor Monster - $39.99
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 28, 2008, 03:22 PM
I am in no matter what but may wait to see if they mark it down a month later like the TFU version. This looks really great, hopefully they will not give Luke a burnt hand as it has not happened yet for that scene. It's an easy fix but that Luke is so tan it's hard to find a hand that matches.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Rune Haako on September 12, 2008, 09:17 AM
From, http://www.blister.jp/item10062.html

(http://www.blister.jp/images-item-big/page-10062.jpg)
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 12, 2008, 09:19 AM
Wow! That looks fantastic. Kudos Hasbro.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jayson on September 12, 2008, 09:40 AM
Hopefully its more stable than the TFU version. Those hips joints are way too loose.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: David on September 12, 2008, 09:44 AM
That looks amazing! :o
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on September 12, 2008, 10:06 AM
At least they're including the bone. 
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Brian on September 12, 2008, 10:10 AM
Definitely looks pretty cool, and I'm really glad we're seeing this on the way.  I'm still impressed with many of these items where the POTF2 versions aren't necessarily all that bad, but how far sculpting/paint/etc. has come since those days.  This looks like an amazing version of the Rancor.  I honestly wouldn't mind seeing all-new versions of some of the other OT beasts - like the Taun Taun and Dewback.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Daigo-Bah on September 12, 2008, 01:03 PM
No doubt in my mind that the photo is doctored a little, but I'm confident it'll still be painted well.  Definitely a purchase for me.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: evenflow on September 12, 2008, 02:14 PM
You can never have enough Rancors count me in for another one.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 13, 2008, 10:17 AM
No doubt in my mind that the photo is doctored a little,

Spot on. The lighting and contrast sure add to the coolness.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on September 14, 2008, 07:14 PM
Is anyone still seeing the FU rancors on clearance at their local stores? I haven't seen any of these, even at full price.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: CHEWIE on September 14, 2008, 07:43 PM
Not really since mid July...
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on September 16, 2008, 05:20 PM
Curses...
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on September 16, 2008, 05:30 PM
I remember seeing piles of these on clearance for $9.98.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on September 17, 2008, 12:24 AM
Even above half off these sold out around Pittsburgh...  A buddy got me one for $20 and I still owe him.  I feel blessed to have gotten one that cheap.  Let me justify a 2nd Rancor to pummel the Empire with.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: 77Skywalker on October 11, 2008, 11:07 PM
Is the Luke Skywalker figure that comes with the rancor the same as the 30th anniversary Jedi Luke Skywalker figure?
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 12, 2008, 10:32 AM
Looks like it. One thing we should expect though, is that it will be a re-pack.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: EpicGon on October 13, 2008, 11:58 AM
Bigger Rancor in a well painted diorama.

I think this jedi Luke should be improved with a piece of softgoods on his back, that is a new and complete cloth vest.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on October 21, 2008, 10:57 PM
Got a new photo of the Jabba Rancor... 

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

A very sharp piece...  Probably one of the more desired of 2008 I'd guess, considering how many have soured on prequal stuff.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jayson on October 21, 2008, 11:00 PM
Wowzers! That is some serious weathering compared to the TFU release.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on October 21, 2008, 11:07 PM
Now that's worth paying a few more bucks for. It smokes the TFU version!
(I am one of those guys soured on the overload of Prequel offerings) This is a killer beast, so good I just may buy two!
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: evenflow on October 22, 2008, 05:49 AM
Looks incredible. Amazing job...I hope Jabba turns out that nice.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 22, 2008, 09:06 AM
Wowzers! That is some serious weathering compared to the TFU release.

Yeah, I'm going to say a tad too much.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth Broem on October 22, 2008, 09:38 AM
Wow!  That is pretty snazzy.  I will probably skip it but it will be tempting.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Phrubruh on October 22, 2008, 09:45 AM
Wowzers! That is some serious weathering compared to the TFU release.

Yeah, I'm going to say a tad too much.

Exactly. It's like he has a skin disease.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: CHEWIE on October 22, 2008, 11:07 AM
Way over-weathered. 
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: EpicGon on October 22, 2008, 01:47 PM
The new photo of Jabbaīs Rancor looks great. Hasbro has done a nice paint job. We see several tones, shades, and appreciate a detailed texture on the monster skin.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Daigo-Bah on October 22, 2008, 08:01 PM
Yeah, it's pretty amazing the strides Hasbro has made regarding weathering.  The POTF2 version had just a few brown stripes painted on, but this version looks almost drybrushed.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on October 22, 2008, 09:19 PM
Beautiful paint glaze the new Rancor has.  Looking forward to a nice bone with this set.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: obi-dad on October 25, 2008, 10:22 AM
Now that's worth paying a few more bucks for. It smokes the TFU version!
(I am one of those guys soured on the overload of Prequel offerings) This is a killer beast, so good I just may buy two!

Me too... I still buy a few PT figures, but now I am VERY selective and can't remember the last clone I bought... same for PT vehicles.  But this... this is amazing.  Seeing this pic makes me want to dig out the old one from storage and see how inferior it is.  When I bought the old one (and the Bantha at the same time) I was very excited and thrilled with it.  Now I can give it to one of my nephews without a second thought.  Funny, when Hasbro released the Bantha again a few years ago, it took a step backwards in quality (I didn't even buy one) and the Rancor took a running leap forward.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: knashdx on October 27, 2008, 05:01 PM
Only reason I picked up TFU rancor was to make it look like the Jabba one...scratch that since I can't pait it nearly as well as that is.
Thankfully I only paid $10 for the TFU Rancor.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 2, 2008, 11:35 AM
Only reason I picked up TFU rancor was to make it look like the Jabba one...scratch that since I can't pait it nearly as well as that is.
Thankfully I only paid $10 for the TFU Rancor.

Do you want to sell it?
Title: Legacy Rancor Help with Payment via website
Post by: Jim on February 1, 2009, 08:56 PM
Here is my dilemma.  My wife and I recenctly cut up our Credit Cards.  Can  anyone out there pick me up one of these.  We have a buttload of funds in our paypal account and for some reason I thought that Target accepted paypal payments.  Basically you would purchase via the website and use my address for shipping.   I have no prob paying beforehand and my feedback on the site is flawless.  Please PM me if you can help.  Thanks in advance.  Jim
Title: Re: Legacy Rancor Help with Payment via website
Post by: Greg on February 1, 2009, 10:01 PM
Not to derail or what not, but the Rancor will be in stores in a couple of months. IF you give it some time, you can probably get one without worrying about shipping, and perhaps on clearance to boot!
Title: Re: Legacy Rancor Help with Payment via website
Post by: iFett on February 2, 2009, 10:34 AM
Not to derail or what not, but the Rancor will be in stores in a couple of months. IF you give it some time, you can probably get one without worrying about shipping, and perhaps on clearance to boot!

Yup.  I found piles of the Unleashed version for $8 or so.  I'm sure the same thing will happen this go around.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: knashdx on February 3, 2009, 03:28 PM
Just got my Rancor from Target today at work. I am handing it over to Jayson at Yakeface for their Photo Archives so look for pictures soon.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Theta 288 on February 3, 2009, 03:48 PM
Just got my Rancor from Target today at work. I am handing it over to Jayson at Yakeface for their Photo Archives so look for pictures soon.

Nice!  How much was for you?
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: knashdx on February 3, 2009, 05:28 PM
Just got my Rancor from Target today at work. I am handing it over to Jayson at Yakeface for their Photo Archives so look for pictures soon.

Nice!  How much was for you?

I live in MN so I got hit with taxes from Target, plus S&H =$51. The way I look at is that I got TFU Rancor for $10 and I got this one for $50, so if I average it out I got them both for $30 a pop and that makes it a little easier.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Theta 288 on February 3, 2009, 08:29 PM
Just got my Rancor from Target today at work. I am handing it over to Jayson at Yakeface for their Photo Archives so look for pictures soon.

Nice!  How much was for you?

I live in MN so I got hit with taxes from Target, plus S&H =$51. The way I look at is that I got TFU Rancor for $10 and I got this one for $50, so if I average it out I got them both for $30 a pop and that makes it a little easier.

Thanks, I hope to see it soon in my area.
You kinda think like me... But I wasn't as luckier as some of you to get TFU Rancor at $10, I was haisty & only could bought 3 at $30, a week or two later I saw 6 Rancors at the only far away Target at $20 each, but I was into basics, next days they were gone forever, but I was at peace with the 3 I got...

 
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on February 5, 2009, 02:35 PM
Yakface (http://www.yakface.com/TGuide2004/html/TLC/battlepacks/jabbasrancor.html) has some beautiful pictures up.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Theta 288 on February 5, 2009, 03:14 PM
Yakface (http://www.yakface.com/TGuide2004/html/TLC/battlepacks/jabbasrancor.html) has some beautiful pictures up.


oooooh! that Rancor look sick!!!!, worth $40 man.  thanks for the link.

 Not seen that yet dough.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 6, 2009, 09:15 AM
I guess it's about time to start hitting the store for this then.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on February 6, 2009, 05:56 PM
I ordered it from Target.com. I have to say, it tickled my geek nerve...I really like this Rancor!
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Theta 288 on February 6, 2009, 06:16 PM
I guess it's about time to start hitting the store for this then.


I have been informed by a Target Employee, that the reason that some of these guys got their Rancor & Droid factory at their location is....cuz  Targets  dont say but few Target stores compete with each other. but normaly this wouldn't happen in all the states. So these guys has some competitive Stores.

I would love to had known that before I had traveled for hrs in all Targets of my locations for few days

I got pissed, there is not sign of them yet, & the web say is not yet on stores.

I ordered it from Target.com. I have to say, it tickled my geek nerve...I really like this Rancor!

Would be cool to make a dog fight between both Rancors: TFU & ROTJ ones  :D

ROTJ looks so realistic, and I'm glad Hasbro didn't stock the Sarlacc Luke on this pack.... the TAC Luke is the best!  ;)
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Phrubruh on February 8, 2009, 03:48 PM
Any comparsion pictures between this one and the potf2 version?
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: David on February 8, 2009, 03:54 PM
Any comparsion pictures between this one and the potf2 version?

here (http://www.yakface.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/TLC/battlepacks/jabbasrancor/lf36.html)
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Rob on February 8, 2009, 05:56 PM
Any comparsion pictures between this one and the potf2 version?

here (http://www.yakface.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/TLC/battlepacks/jabbasrancor/lf36.html)


That's the vintage version, not the POTF2 version. 
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Nicklab on February 8, 2009, 06:16 PM
This is the POTF2 Rancor (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/potf2/potf2largegallery2.php?toypic=56).
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: David on February 8, 2009, 09:33 PM
Oops. My bad. :-X
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 17, 2009, 08:50 PM
I just got this in the mail tonight...HOLY ****balls is it awesome. It's worth every penny and literally blows away the TFU one!!!
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: EpicGon on March 4, 2009, 09:52 AM
I wish I had the 2 versions of Rancor with Luke Potf2 and Legacy.

Nice Monster, great diorama in the box.

Rancor:Roaaarrr!! 

Luke:Take this bone bigmouth!


epic and funny :)
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Brian on March 19, 2009, 12:21 PM
I finally got a chance to open this up yesterday, and it is really impressive.  I can't believe how much it is improved over the POTF2 version, and I'm very glad I ordered it.  It still hasn't shown up at stores here (or anywhere, I think?), but a nice improvement and just a nice toy overall.  Its work like this that really makes me want to see other SW beasts re-done (the Taun Taun and Dewback in particular).
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Rob on March 19, 2009, 01:32 PM
Just so I'm clear... this is supposed to show up in stores eventually right?
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on March 19, 2009, 01:41 PM
I hope so...I do a DPCI check almost on a daily basis - N/A No Stock

087-06-2066
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Daigo-Bah on March 19, 2009, 02:05 PM
I think I'm going to place my online order today.  Shipping'll just be a little more than tax probably!
Edit: they add tax too  >:( so it came to about $52.  Oh well, at least I'll have it sooner than later.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on March 19, 2009, 02:13 PM
AAA offers 10% off Target orders....Google if you're a member.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 20, 2009, 10:11 AM
Just so I'm clear... this is supposed to show up in stores eventually right?

One would hope that someone on the executive level would let us know either way.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Daigo-Bah on March 28, 2009, 03:06 PM
Got mine yesterday from Target.com; wow, it's incredible to see the difference between this one and the POTF2 one!  The paintjob is superb (though I find the tan drybrushing to be a little more than expected; there probably should be a little more brown there).
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Rob on March 28, 2009, 03:32 PM
Just so I'm clear... this is supposed to show up in stores eventually right?

One would hope that someone on the executive level would let us know either way.

I hope we get an answer to this soon.  I definitely want one, but would rather avoid paying Target to ship it to me.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Nicklab on March 28, 2009, 04:37 PM
I've heard that some folks have been able to use coupon codes to offset the shipping costs for the Rancor.  For me?  I can definitely wait.  I'm trying to slowly get my collection room together, and having one less large box cluttering things up will be helpful.

I think that the current situation points out how lackluster the Sarlacc pit UBP really was.  The Clone Wars set sold much better in comparison.  But Hasbro thought that in order to get that Sarlacc pit, a lot of collectors would bite the bullet and buy this set.  Hasbro was wrong.  And the execution on the set was poor at best.  So now they're sitting and the Rancor is sitting in warehouses until those UBP's get cleared out.  I hope this is a clear lesson to Hasbro that we're not just going to buy anything, and they have to give us some quality product.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Rob on March 28, 2009, 05:32 PM
If anyone has such a coupon code, please post it here.  I'd be happy to order it if the price was the same as what it will be in stores.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 28, 2009, 07:21 PM
I finally caved and ordered a pair of them from Target.com. My fear is that they are slowly dwindling out of the regional distribution hub warehouses and when the time comes for them to make their way to the stores, there probably won't be any more than one or two cases per location.

Now I'm keeping my fingers cross that at least ONE of them arrives in MIB shape.  :-\
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jeff on March 30, 2009, 11:22 AM
What Nick said was exactly what Hasbro said at Toy Fair (well, maybe not 'exactly' what he said - Hasbro didn't admit the Sarlaac "was poor at best" ;)):

Hasbro thought that in order to get that Sarlacc pit, a lot of collectors would bite the bullet and buy this set.  Hasbro was wrong.  And the execution on the set was poor at best.  So now they're sitting and the Rancor is sitting in warehouses until those UBP's get cleared out. 

The Rancors are supposed to go in the shelf space that is still being occupied by the 2008 UBPs.  Until those UBPs are gone, there is no room at the inn for the Jabba Rancor.  :-\

Eventually, the UBPs will be clearanced (some stores started this weekend in fact) and when the clearance is over, the Rancors should follow relatively soon after that.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Brian on March 30, 2009, 12:04 PM
Yeah, that isn't really surprising I guess.  Our closest store has had one each of the Christophsis and Sarlacc UBPs sitting there - untouched - for a long time now.  I could see them getting swiped up if/when they get clearanced right away, but people didn't seem to touch these much at full price.  Some sold when they were still on the end cap, but nothing like the Hoth/Endor sets from the year before.  I'm not sure, but I think Hasbro pretty much said in a past Q and A that we wouldn't see these this year or in the future (at least this format).  Its too bad really, because the first round (Hoth in particular) was really pretty nifty and had a good value (even the figures, if repacks, were pretty nice for the most part).  As happy as I was to get the Sarlacc and Skiff (I missed the POTF2 release), the figures were horrible and the value was not there.  There was potential for them to do some other cool things with these packs at the lower pricepoint, like the once rumored (or made up) Death Star Escape or Endor Celebration packs.  Back to the topic though, I'll be interested to see how this Rancor does at retail.  I got one via Target.com, and I think it is very well done.  An excellent beast, and a nice pack in figure as well, so hopefully it will lead to more OT exclusives or re-done beasts in general.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Rob on March 30, 2009, 12:31 PM
Eventually, the UBPs will be clearanced (some stores started this weekend in fact) and when the clearance is over, the Rancors should follow relatively soon after that.


They're marked down to $38 at the stores near me... hopefully soon.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 10, 2009, 02:02 AM
Has anyone gotten a Rancor and opened it yet?

If so, is there supposed to be a special feature that I'm not activating or is the "Rancor Grip" just a bendy-style right hand?

Since this is an exclusive, I'm hesitant to try to joints out too roughly, but I can't get mine to even raise it's right arm! So what good is the bendy hand if I can't raise the arm? I'm a tad bit concerned that mine might be defective.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on April 10, 2009, 02:51 AM
I assumed it's no different than the FU Rancor, which really is just a leathery rotocast type deal...  Nothing really bendy to mine that I ever noticed.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: DoctorPadawan on April 10, 2009, 07:02 PM
Has anyone gotten a Rancor and opened it yet?

If so, is there supposed to be a special feature that I'm not activating or is the "Rancor Grip" just a bendy-style right hand?

Since this is an exclusive, I'm hesitant to try to joints out too roughly, but I can't get mine to even raise it's right arm! So what good is the bendy hand if I can't raise the arm? I'm a tad bit concerned that mine might be defective.

It's actually just a "bendy" feature, albeit a very difficult to bend one.  The joints on mine are really tight in places (primarily the shoulder joints), so it's not just yours that's being difficult, Pete. :)

Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 7, 2009, 10:26 AM
Hasn't hit the stores yet, but 'scum's resident Target guy says there's a bunch scheduled to hit stores in the near future.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Nicklab on May 20, 2009, 05:01 PM
My patience for this to show up at retail is really wearing thin.  I may go the online route if I don't see some news about this showing up at Target stores soon.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Brian on May 21, 2009, 09:37 AM
I was listening to a SW podcast recently (it may have been Imperial Holonet Radio, can't remember for sure), but they mentioned that one of their forum members that works at Target said that this is an online only exclusive, and that is why you aren't seeing them at retail.  Take that with a huge grain of salt, because obviously it is a "friend of a friend who knows a guy" type of scenario - and, I don't think we've ever heard anything like that before.

That said, I thought these were supposed to show up once the UBP inventory got pushed through the system.  The UBPs have been long gone for awhile at our local stores, and I've never seen a Rancor there.  I ordered one online back when they were available at Target.com (not sure if they still are?), and I'm glad I did.  Hopefully they'll make it to retail as well though, it really is a nice toy.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 21, 2009, 10:32 AM
I smell a Hasbro question coming on.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darby on May 21, 2009, 11:09 AM
This isn't even on the Target website anymore that I can see...   :(
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jeff on May 21, 2009, 11:28 AM
The on-line allotment sold out at Target.com a few weeks ago...

Every piece of info I have on this set says it's still coming eventually.  My Target spies say they are in the distribution centers just waiting to be released to the stores.  There has been no official word from Target or Hasbro that Target changed their plans to make it "on-line" only.

It's strange to see such a long delay, but I'm not ready to hit the panic button just yet...

I smell a Hasbro question coming on.

I believe Dan Curto (RS) mentioned that they asked Hasbro about the Rancor for this upcoming Q&A session.  Hopefully Hasbro will provide some new info/details when the next batch of ansers hits tomorrow.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2009, 03:39 PM
I'd heard the endcap that currently (at my Target stores anyway) has the GI Joe jets on it, is where the Rancors are to go...   ???
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 21, 2009, 05:34 PM
I bought this 3.5 months ago off Target.com. I think it may be an online exclusive, why else would it not have shown up yet, it's been out for awhile. It's worth every penny and literally blows away the TFU one in overall detail.

Just buy it online and save yourself the headache of constant Target runs.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 21, 2009, 06:16 PM
There is a spot on the bottom shelf at a couple of Targets in MN now. SW is the last thing in the aisle now too instead of the first.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on May 21, 2009, 06:32 PM
I wish they'd just kill that Joe jet endcap already - if that's where the Rancor is going...not like any of them are selling or anything.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: JediJman on May 21, 2009, 07:14 PM
There is a spot on the bottom shelf at a couple of Targets in MN now. SW is the last thing in the aisle now too instead of the first.

You mean there is a dedicated location with a price tag for these in the shelves?  I sure hope so.  I checked Target.com and didn't see these available anymore.   :-X
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 22, 2009, 08:22 AM
There is a spot on the bottom shelf at a couple of Targets in MN now. SW is the last thing in the aisle now too instead of the first.

You mean there is a dedicated location with a price tag for these in the shelves?  I sure hope so.  I checked Target.com and didn't see these available anymore.   :-X

Yes. There is a label for $39.99 (they didn't raise the price) for the Rancor from the way I'm hearing it. Haven't heard anyone actually see the toy itself yet though.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth Broem on May 22, 2009, 01:53 PM
Oh wow $40 for the Rancor?  That will be hitting the clearance aisle for sure. 
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: JediJman on May 22, 2009, 06:18 PM
Oh wow $40 for the Rancor?  That will be hitting the clearance aisle for sure. 

We'll see.  Seems like a lot more people are interested in this one than the TFU version.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jayson on May 22, 2009, 09:32 PM
There is a spot on the bottom shelf at a couple of Targets in MN now. SW is the last thing in the aisle now too instead of the first.

You mean there is a dedicated location with a price tag for these in the shelves?  I sure hope so.  I checked Target.com and didn't see these available anymore.   :-X

Yes. There is a label for $39.99 (they didn't raise the price) for the Rancor from the way I'm hearing it. Haven't heard anyone actually see the toy itself yet though.

It's around (http://www.yakface.com/2009/may/rancordcpi.html)....  :D
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jeff on May 22, 2009, 11:55 PM
It's around (http://www.yakface.com/2009/may/rancordcpi.html)....  :D

Yeah, definitely...   I just picked one up at my local Target store tonight!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/rancor_tn.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/5-09/rancor.jpg)
clicky for a bigger pic

I had to use the DPCI trick to get it out of the backroom, but they are definitely in some stores now!  Look for them to be all over the USA very soon!  :)
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on May 23, 2009, 02:49 AM
Good news...

The RC Droids were at my store tonight but in the back so I didn't ask.  I've gotta be vigilant for those and the Rancor now though I guess.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on May 24, 2009, 05:16 PM
I picked up Jeff's remnants this morning out of that case.  The Rancor looks very nice even though the paint is pretty glossy on my sample, but he surpasses the FU version by lightyears I guess so it's all good.  I still find it amazing that Target didn't bump the price on this thing to $44.99 or whatever.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on May 25, 2009, 03:20 AM
I'm hoping the glossiness isn't a wide thing...  I really don't like an overly glossy paintjob.  There's a remedy to it I may try, but on something that pricey I'll be reluctant to.

I've been looking but nothing in Pittsburgh yet for this, the RC droids...  Or even Legacy Wave 6 for that matter, still.  :)
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 27, 2009, 05:53 PM
All of these I've seen so far have the glossy paint, but overall very cool.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 27, 2009, 06:43 PM
All of these I've seen so far have the glossy paint, but overall very cool.

FYI -The one I got 4 months ago on Target.com has a flat paint job not glossy.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on May 27, 2009, 09:19 PM
I got mine tonight...  He's all glossy, like he's sweating or something.  Maybe it's just humid down in that dank hall.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on May 27, 2009, 10:11 PM
I got mine tonight...  He's all glossy, like he's sweating or something.  Maybe it's just humid down in that dank hall.

Could be from all that time waiting it out at Target distribution centers.   :D   I'd prefer a muted version myself, but all I'm seeing are glossy versions in stores.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on May 28, 2009, 01:16 AM
There's a good "clear coat" modelers use that could flatten out the deco significantly, but I'm not sure if I'm going to bother.  The Rancor has some sheen to him in the movie, but not as much as the toy ultimately has is all.  I'm pretty sure I'll just deal with him as he is.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Brian on May 28, 2009, 09:20 AM
All of these I've seen so far have the glossy paint, but overall very cool.

FYI -The one I got 4 months ago on Target.com has a flat paint job not glossy.

Same here.  I ordered one from Target.com when they were first available, and I don't notice a glossy finish either.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Daigo-Bah on May 28, 2009, 12:27 PM
Not only glossy- but sticky too!  There is definitely a tackiness associated with it (no jokes, please  :-*)
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 28, 2009, 05:54 PM
Apparently the .com ones were relaxed pre fight with Luke and the in store ones are sweaty during fight with Luke versions.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jeff on May 28, 2009, 06:10 PM
Someone pointed out that JediTempleArchives (http://jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4753) has a couple comparison photos.

Looks like the "dull" paintjob has a dull white wash, while the "glossy" version has more of a greenish wash.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on May 28, 2009, 06:14 PM
That's weird.  Here's a movie still:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1016/539443835_76353acf87.jpg?v=0)

I'd say the store ones are the closer ones in accuracy...  There's a shine to the actual puppet giving it a leathery look, and it's got the greenish hue to it also.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on May 28, 2009, 06:31 PM
Hmmm...I like the first edition better simply because he looks "scarier/rougher" with that wash.  The glossy one looks like a shiny turd IMO.  Wish they could have somehow combined the two finishes - in a less glossy way, but oh well.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2009, 10:53 PM
Hmmm...I like the first edition better simply because he looks "scarier/rougher" with that wash.  The glossy one looks like a shiny turd IMO.  Wish they could have somehow combined the two finishes - in a less glossy way, but oh well.

That is one scary lookin' turd.   :o
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: David on May 29, 2009, 11:45 PM
I saw these for the first time at Target today...didn't have enough money to pick one up but I did notice at least at my store they have Rancors with the duller paint scheme. From the pictures I've seen, I think I'd rather get the other version. Good to know these are out though....
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on May 30, 2009, 01:03 AM
Hmmm...I like the first edition better simply because he looks "scarier/rougher" with that wash.  The glossy one looks like a shiny turd IMO.  Wish they could have somehow combined the two finishes - in a less glossy way, but oh well.

That is one scary lookin' turd.   :o

It does have teeth...  which, if I were to see that, I'd probably poop again.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Sprry75 on May 31, 2009, 05:23 PM
Hmmm...I like the first edition better simply because he looks "scarier/rougher" with that wash.  The glossy one looks like a shiny turd IMO.  Wish they could have somehow combined the two finishes - in a less glossy way, but oh well.

That is one scary lookin' turd.   :o

It does have teeth...  which, if I were to see that, I'd probably poop again.

There are worse things. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jon8a3j2elU)
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Brian on June 1, 2009, 09:30 AM
I saw a couple of these tucked on the bottom shelf at Target yesterday.  Star Wars has been moved to the "back/end" of the action figure aisle now, as things have been reset with all the Transformers stuff.  You would almost miss these Rancors on first glance, at least at our store.  I don't know how well it will sell, but it would be too bad if it didn't do well - I think it is one of the nicer toys Hasbro has done in the past few years, particularly among the beasts.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 1, 2009, 10:17 AM
Definitely a nice improvement over the POTF2 version. A great purchase IMO.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Nicklab on June 1, 2009, 11:00 AM
Got the glossy version yesterday.  If I can find the more dull finish I'll pick that one up and return this one.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Rob on June 2, 2009, 02:24 AM
I've been to four Targets since yesterday and no sign of it.  Also, no signs of the RC droids or shelf tags for either.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 2, 2009, 08:21 AM
I've been to four Targets since yesterday and no sign of it.  Also, no signs of the RC droids or shelf tags for either.

That's weird. You'd think all Targets would want the new set up so they could sell the new Transformer toys.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on June 2, 2009, 03:15 PM
Target's insanely slow with resets I've noticed.  I have no idea why but in my neck of the woods it's rare that we're set up when the rest of the world is.  Especially my nearest (and the newest in the area) Target, which often times has waited to put things out till they're almost ready for clearance.  That happened last year with the 2-packs.  Other stores tend to be at least a little quicker.

That Target, ironically, is one of the only ones in the area that did the full reset so far though and it was the first I think.  That's a rare occurance though.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Nicklab on June 2, 2009, 07:35 PM
I've been to four Targets since yesterday and no sign of it.  Also, no signs of the RC droids or shelf tags for either.

When I scored my Rancor there was no shelf tag anywhere near the SW stock.  But then I got mine out of a case that was sitting on a freight cart in the toy section.  I figure it was destined to be put on an endcap somewhere.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 3, 2009, 10:21 AM
I've been to four Targets since yesterday and no sign of it.  Also, no signs of the RC droids or shelf tags for either.

That's weird. You'd think all Targets would want the new set up so they could sell the new Transformer toys.

Yeah, the resets have been weird. At least one of my Targets hasn't even put out the new Transformers toys yet, let alone the RC SW stuff.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on June 4, 2009, 02:24 AM
These were already $5 off at my local Target.  Already a pricecut, go figure.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on June 4, 2009, 12:24 PM
These were already $5 off at my local Target.  Already a pricecut, go figure.

Well it is Target afterall.  They're probably itchin to clearance them out already.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: JediJman on June 4, 2009, 01:43 PM
These were already $5 off at my local Target.  Already a pricecut, go figure.

You mean they were $40 or $35?
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on June 4, 2009, 04:00 PM
Down to $35 about, from $39.99.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 4, 2009, 04:42 PM
it's a shame this item got the hiatus shaft for whatever reason for so long. Hopefullu this will not discourage Target from items like this, it sounds like it was their fault.

With the revelation of the new Gammorean that Rancor grip will come in handy for the fat round pig guard.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Rob on June 6, 2009, 12:30 PM
Finally found it.  I walked into a Target this morning and conveniently there was one dull and one shiny sitting on the shelf.

I went with the shiny version.

Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on June 8, 2009, 02:10 AM
I'm seeing these mroe now, and I'm seeing an even mix of the dull paintjob, and the shiney paintjob.  I'm standing by the shiney one as the more accurate version.  The duller one is heavy on that white wash, and really almost looks like a completely different animal because of it.  It's pretty heavy on some of them at least.

I'd like a little less sheen to the glossier one, but it looks sharp regardless and really is a nice item.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Scott on July 18, 2009, 09:23 PM
Does anyone have a Target that never put these out?  The RC Droids were never put out at my local Target either ???
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: speedermike on July 18, 2009, 10:04 PM
Y'know, here's a case of too much.  I passed on this, only because I just bought the Felucia one a while ago.  While it's a great sculpt, I just don't need another right now.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jayson on July 18, 2009, 10:06 PM
Does anyone have a Target that never put these out?  The RC Droids were never put out at my local Target either ???

I think the my Champlin Target is like this. I don't believe I've seen the Rancor or RC Droids there either.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darby on July 18, 2009, 10:17 PM
My Target has yet to even get these.   :(
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Diddly on July 18, 2009, 11:50 PM
Does anyone have a Target that never put these out?  The RC Droids were never put out at my local Target either ???

The only Target in my area that got both of them was a newer one that opened in March. The other two appear to have not restocked any toys since Christmas.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Rob on July 19, 2009, 02:16 AM
There are 10 Targets that I've been to over the last 6 weeks.  Exactly two of them got RC Droids (they're already marked down in one of them) and only about half of them (I think that's generous) ever put out Rancors.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Diddly on July 30, 2009, 07:23 PM
The price has been raised to $49.99, making it a definite pass until clearance time.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on July 30, 2009, 08:47 PM
The price has been raised to $49.99, making it a definite pass until clearance time.

Yup.  Noticed the same thing tonight.  Instead of a clearance it gets a price hike....go figure.   :-\
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Ben on July 31, 2009, 12:53 AM
Well, screw it. I was thinking about buying one of these this weekend, but for $50, no. My POTF2 one will have to do.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Phrubruh on July 31, 2009, 11:06 AM
Wow. That's like how they increased the price of the BMF a few weeks after it was put out.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 31, 2009, 11:11 AM
The price has been raised to $49.99, making it a definite pass until clearance time.

Yup.  Noticed the same thing tonight.  Instead of a clearance it gets a price hike....go figure.   :-\

Hopefully most of us have already bought it.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jayson on July 31, 2009, 11:12 AM
Wow. That's like how they increased the price of the BMF a few weeks after it was put out.

I think that was shortly followed by a "sale" that gave shoppers the false sense that they're saving a few bucks.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: David on July 31, 2009, 11:42 AM
Hopefully most of us have already bought it.

I was waiting for clearance. This is disappointing news. :-\
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2009, 01:24 PM
At least going by our local stores, these things seemed destined to go on clearance.  I don't know that I've seen any move since they were first on shelves, and they've started shoving them into other areas of the aisle now too.  If they do raise the price, that's definitely not going to help them sell.  It is too bad really, and hopefully it doesn't make Hasbro shy away from other beast (OT especially) re-dos.  The $50 price is too high, but the Rancor itself really looks nice I think.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on July 31, 2009, 02:30 PM
I didn't see many of these around here, fewer of the RC droids.  As Target exclusive roll-outs go this seems to be one of the weaker pushes.   Although I guess if they jack up the price, they'll only lose slightly less on a 75% off final markdown.

I noticed one thing with their Marvel exclusives, sometimes an item is jacked up and the clearance is taken off of another, lower price-- for example, there was a Spider-Man 3 boxed set that was $19.99 for 2 figures.  When the very first clearance started, the price changed to "Was $12.99, now $9.98" or whatever.  (I ended up getting it under $4.)  There definitely seems to be some weirdness there from time to time, or simple human error.  A few years ago, Target also had an instance with Transformers Titanium Series-- the $5 ones were $15 and vice-versa for a few weeks at numerous stores nationwide.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on July 31, 2009, 05:42 PM
Thanks to a signage error I got mine for $34.99, and I'm pretty content with that.  Even if it were to go cheaper, I'm not going to go the usual route of returning stuff and buying a cheaper one. 

I really liked this piece.  I'm pleased.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 1, 2009, 10:48 AM
I've noticed that these have shelf space in Target's reset.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Greg on August 1, 2009, 11:01 AM
Yeah, my local Target finally put out the Rancors due to this new reset. I suppose that puts off clearance for a little while. I'm glad I got mine before the price hike. I found the shiny brown variant and decided not to take my chances as all I see are the white powdered sugar Rancors.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 1, 2009, 03:33 PM
I've been on the fence at $39.99, now that it's $10 more, no way.

I still want to stock up on Hoth Rebels and Dresselians, so I've got to cut where I can!
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on August 1, 2009, 06:03 PM
Yeah, my local Target finally put out the Rancors due to this new reset. I suppose that puts off clearance for a little while. I'm glad I got mine before the price hike. I found the shiny brown variant and decided not to take my chances as all I see are the white powdered sugar Rancors.

Your Target just reset - with Rancors too?  Geez.  Lucky for you though - I've never seen the whiter Rancor out in the wild.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: jedi_master_sal on August 3, 2009, 05:23 PM
I'll count myself lucky that I found this for $34.99.

It's an excellent addition to the collection.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: JediJman on August 3, 2009, 08:46 PM
I'll count myself lucky that I found this for $34.99.

It's an excellent addition to the collection.

Wow, where did you find it for $35?
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jesse James on August 3, 2009, 09:27 PM
I can't speak for Sal's find, but mine was a signage error.  They had a $34.99 reduced tag on it, which I got price adjusted since it wasn't in the computer.  About a week after I got it fixed, they put them back to $39.99.

Now $49.99 of course.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on August 3, 2009, 10:51 PM
Now $49.99 of course.

I'm smelling "holiday special" with the Rancors especially since Hasbro acknowledged that the UBP formula will not be at Target this year....just a very far off hunch.  I'm sure I'm wrong, but still.....a hunch do to the price bump.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: jedi_master_sal on August 4, 2009, 01:54 PM
I'll count myself lucky that I found this for $34.99.

It's an excellent addition to the collection.

Wow, where did you find it for $35?

Target. And like Jesse, I think this was just an error in price tag. I"m glad I got it for the cheaper price though. It's a great piece, but the extra $10-15 would be a harder pill to swallow.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 5, 2009, 10:45 AM
When adjusting the price, a few thinking employees must have thought, "no, they can mean increase the price 20%. They must have meant decrease," then decreased it.   :)
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jabba the Slug on October 11, 2009, 07:37 PM
I'm surprised this beast is still around. I wanna buy it, but $45 is just a little too beyond my price range. Around what time does anyone think this will go on clearance?  ??? I usually see only 1-2 of these on shelf at a time at my local Targets.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 12, 2009, 10:25 AM
These will hang around for the holiday. I'm sure these will be on clearance around new years.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Jabba the Slug on October 12, 2009, 08:07 PM
These will hang around for the holiday. I'm sure these will be on clearance around new years.

It WOULD make a good Christmas present, actually....
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: CHEWIE on October 13, 2009, 01:09 PM
Targets in my area are now $39.99 again...
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: iFett on October 13, 2009, 01:17 PM
Targets in my area are now $39.99 again...

I've been noticing (but not caring) the same thing.  Does make you wonder what was up with that $10 increase though.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Dan on January 5, 2010, 05:08 PM
These have hit clearance down to 50% now, and at that price I couldn't pass. Now that I have one open, and compared it to the POTF2 one, I'm very glad I picked it up. If you haven't gotten one yet, don't wait much longer... With the prices these days, this is some of the best money spent on the collection in a long time.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: CHEWIE on January 5, 2010, 08:31 PM
If I can find one in the $25 range, I'm sure I'd bite.  It's such a great piece, wouldn't mind getting another.
Title: Re: Target Jabba's Palace Rancor with Luke
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on January 5, 2010, 10:11 PM
I'd love to get one of these at that price, but being in Canada makes that difficult since we rarely get all of the exclusives. If anyone wants to help a fellow out I'm more than willing to pay cost plus shipping.