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Title: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Keonobi on February 20, 2009, 10:04 AM
I didn't see a thread this fit in, since there isn't a Clone Wars finds thread, but if someone wants to merge this, please do.

I was at a Super Wally this morning and there was a pallet of unopened cases.  I had already found the Legacy figs I wanted, and there were a number of stock people there, so I wasn't going to start opening cases.  But there was one case that I saw that I didn't recognize the description and hope someone can fill me in.  It said something along the lines of "SW Clone Wars EU 2 Packs".  I wish I'd had the presence of mind to take a pic with my phone so I could atleast have gotten the text right, or asked one of the stock people to open it for me (it was 2:30 am, so I wasn't thinking straight).  Anyone know what this might be?  The only Walmart two packs I know about are the BAD line in the Legacy collection.  Is Walmart getting a Clone Wars line of 2packs?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on February 20, 2009, 10:27 AM
They could be the Anakin/R2 and Grievous/Battle Droid Sets that I saw/picked up at TRU recently.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Keonobi on February 20, 2009, 10:45 AM
That might be it, I forgot about those (IIRC wasn't there some speculation that the R2/Anakin sets would be the replacement for the Droid Factory sets? glad that isn't the case).  I'll have to check again sometime next week to see if they've stocked those.  Otherwise maybe WM and Hasbro have snuck something out.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on February 20, 2009, 10:49 AM
I am pretty sure that "SW EU 2 Packs" = the Comic Packs in Hasbro-speak.

They may have been the standard Comic Packs or they may have been the new Walmart exclusive ones that are due anyday now, but I'm betting they were just Comic Packs.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on February 20, 2009, 08:22 PM
On the WalMart theme, prices on the vehicle line seem to be up at WalMart.  I had been holding off on buying the repainted AAT.  Much to my chagrin, when I finally got one tonight it scanned in at $24.77.  Ouch!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: David on March 31, 2009, 10:43 AM
WOO HOO!!!! Saw the Christophsis UBP for the first time last night and got it on clearance. ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: knashdx on March 31, 2009, 12:29 PM
Over the weekend I picked up an Odd Ball so I have a pilot for the Y-Wing Bomber that is coming out later this year.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on March 31, 2009, 07:37 PM
WOO HOO!!!! Saw the Christophsis UBP for the first time last night and got it on clearance. ;D

Was it on Clearance or just on sale?  Assuming this was the $38 price tag?  I still can't bring myself to buy one at that price.   :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 15, 2009, 11:46 AM
I picked up all four of the TRU Clone Wars 2-packs today. Only one of each to keep MOC.

I'll probably regret it one day, but my thinking was that those "Under the Helmet" 2-packs might get packaged just like this and if they were, one day I'd be regretting not picking these up.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on April 15, 2009, 07:41 PM
Picked up the wave 5 Kit Fisto and a 41st Elite Clone.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 17, 2009, 03:46 PM
Picked up one each of the TRU Exclusive Clone Wars vehicles w/figure.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on April 17, 2009, 03:52 PM
Picked up one each of the TRU Exclusive Clone Wars vehicles w/figure.  :-\

Ouch.....I feel bad for the two of everything people out there on these things.  Makes me feel better that I'm not a completest anymore though.  $$
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 17, 2009, 06:26 PM
Ouch.....I feel bad for the two of everything people out there on these things.  Makes me feel better that I'm not a completest anymore though.  $$

I am normally a "two of everything" person. But for these, I'm leaning towards just getting one of each to keep MIB. If it turns out that the Hailfire Droid or V-Wing are indeed repainted in some way, then I will get them. If not, then only one of each for me with these.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 17, 2009, 06:29 PM
Ouch.....I feel bad for the two of everything people out there on these things.  Makes me feel better that I'm not a completest anymore though.  $$

I am normally a "two of everything" person. But for these, I'm leaning towards just getting one of each to keep MIB. If it turns out that the Hailfire Droid or V-Wing are indeed repainted in some way, then I will get them. If not, then only one of each for me with these.



Are these two nothing more than repacked TAC Hailfire and CW (original) Hailfire? I thought they were going to be "snazzy" colors like the recent AAT, etc. If that's the case then I don't even know why I was thinking about these.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on April 17, 2009, 10:46 PM
Picked up one each of the TRU Exclusive Clone Wars vehicles w/figure.  :-\

Ouch.....I feel bad for the two of everything people out there on these things.  Makes me feel better that I'm not a completest anymore though.  $$

I'm normally a 2x of everything kind of guy, but I'm not touching these with a 10ft pole.  If you buy a lot of repack stuff, Hasbro will continue to make a lot of repack stuff, so I'll pass.  I'd love to see these sit forever as a message that we don't need more repack crap at collector prices.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Brian on April 20, 2009, 09:13 AM
I found CW wave 5 (one of each) at TRU last weekend, and picked up Kit Fisto and Jar Jar.  I was tempted to grab the other two as well, but if I'm going to cut back I figured clone (that aren't "name" clones)/battle droid repaints might be the way to go.  I might grab them later, we'll see.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on April 21, 2009, 11:45 PM
Found Wave 5 at Target yesterday.  First time I ever walked away without buying something.  I will get the BD and the Trooper eventually, but I've found myself more focused on vintage lately.  Also, I went to preorder the Hoth wave on HTS, and the tally was $60.  I looked at that and went, "I don't care THAT much" and left them too.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 27, 2009, 07:33 PM
Found a set of Wave 5 and two of the Jabba battle packs recently.

I really like this Wave, although my Kit Fisto seems to have legs of two different lengths, so I need to put him on a figure stand in order to get him to remain standing. Otherwise I think it's a great figure in terms of sculpt.

I love the Jabba BP!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Brian on April 28, 2009, 09:17 AM
Found a set of Wave 5 and two of the Jabba battle packs recently.

I really like this Wave, although my Kit Fisto seems to have legs of two different lengths, so I need to put him on a figure stand in order to get him to remain standing. Otherwise I think it's a great figure in terms of sculpt.

I love the Jabba BP!

I noticed the same thing with the Kit Fisto I picked up.  He stands fine (without the jetpack on), but he does seem to have a "gangsta lean" to him :).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on May 16, 2009, 02:16 AM
Picked up Jar Jar tonight. I didn't see Kit, but I will eventually.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 21, 2009, 10:36 AM
I saw the Vulture Droid and Magna fighter at Target. Didn't pick either up.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 24, 2009, 10:35 PM
Picked up an opener Magnaguard Fighter, a MIB Magnaguard Fighter and a MIB Vulture Droid today.

The Magnaguard Fighter is fantastic!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jediboy1 on May 30, 2009, 02:11 PM
Did the same at a WalMart in near York, PA.  Only one of each on the shelf and the prices weren't in the system yet.  Manager let me have them for $10 each!  What a deal!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 27, 2009, 10:50 AM
Found and picked up the fighter tank.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: David on June 27, 2009, 05:48 PM
Scored the fighter tank at a Wal-Mart while I was out of town. Awesome vehicle.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: David on June 30, 2009, 10:37 AM
I was at one Target yesterday and noticed that it still had vehicles at $19.99. I couldn't resist picking a couple up to do some catching up, so I bought Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter and the Vulture Droid.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 3, 2009, 11:47 AM
Scored a bunch of the new packaging stuff this week:

Anakin's Yellow Jedi Starfighter
Fighter Tank
Crab Droid
Anakin w/Can-cell
Battle Droid w/Armored Scout Tank
Clone Trooper w/BARC Speeder

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on July 5, 2009, 08:56 PM
Scored the Anakin fighter today at a local Target.  I was surprised that it rang up at $19.99.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 19, 2009, 03:21 PM
Had a rather surprising afternoon yesterday at the local Target.  Found some of the new animated CW figures in the new packaging on the pegs; grabbed one each of the Jawas two-pack, "Heavy Assault" Super Battle Droid, Space Suit Obi-Wan, SA Yoda, Whorm Loathsom, 4A-7 (who comes with a mini-hologram of Anakin and Ahsoka putting Rotta in the backpack that I hadn't seen in the photos so far), the ARF Trooper (whose hips are fixed from the awful stance in the early photos), and a Commando Droid.  I left another Jawa set and Commando Droid behind, along with a recarded Grievous, but I don't know who the 12th figure was (I'm assuming Commander Gree).

I hadn't seen anything about these showing up anywhere yet (I saw a story on Yakface that some different figures were found on the west coast at a Target when I got home), but I guess the hunt is on again. :)

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on July 19, 2009, 09:08 PM
Found all those (except the Jawas... grr) at my Target.  Left them all.  The Jawas are all that really interest me.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: ruiner on July 20, 2009, 10:41 AM
Darb - did you see Gree and/or a Commando Droid?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on July 21, 2009, 12:23 AM
Commando Droid, yes.  Gree, no. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on July 21, 2009, 12:39 AM
Scored the Republic Tank Fighter the other day.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 21, 2009, 10:02 AM
The latest wave of CW figures have hit my area. Saw "headphones" walking out of Target with them. Anyone in my area knows who headphones is.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 23, 2009, 05:45 PM
Anyone know if the next wave of CW figs is ever gonna be in stores?  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on July 23, 2009, 08:48 PM
Picked up the Turbo Tank at TRU on the way home tonight.   8)   Would have been nice to snag it at the $49.99 AT-TE price, but it's all good.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on July 24, 2009, 12:42 AM
Found the new deluxe figs, the Turbo Tank, and the ARC Fighter (64.99) all at Target.  Bought nothing.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 24, 2009, 03:30 PM
Found the Commando Droid/Echo/Gree wave today.

Nice figures overall, commando droid is a little on the small side.  I was expecting bigger.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on July 26, 2009, 08:44 PM
Done with the figures (thank god) but I did pick up the Corporate Alliance Tank and Ashoka's Starfighter over the weekend.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: David on July 27, 2009, 03:41 PM
Picked up my first "new" figure at Target last night, the Heavy Assault SBD. Hopefully this means the rest are coming soon!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: speedermike on July 27, 2009, 10:49 PM
Yeah...Got space suit Obi-Wan, Loathsome, and the new Super Battle Droid.  No complaints.  Nice figures.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 31, 2009, 12:35 PM
Scored the following this morning:
2x Turbo Tank
2x Imperial ARC-170
2x Turbo Tank Support Squad (Deluxe)
2x Jet Pack Clones (Deluxe)
1x ARF Trooper
1x Gree
2x Yularen
1x Jawa 2-pack
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Theta 288 on August 1, 2009, 04:23 PM
I Always get late to get Gree, I just met a guy called Jim & told me that he saw someone with Gree in hand walking away with it (~_~) sigh

But I got

2X Commander Ponds

1X ARF Trooper   http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/Comerus/Comerus/Picture010.jpg

1X Echo

Saw Turobo Tank, ARC Starfighter as Well & All Deluxe packs.

Looking for Gree & Denal.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on August 1, 2009, 08:15 PM
Saw all the new figures yesterday between Target, TRU, and Wally World.  I ended up with Jawas 2X, Gree, Denal, Ponds, Rocket Pack Battle Droid, and the ARF Trooper.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 2, 2009, 10:48 AM
Picked up the following this morning:

1x Admiral Yularen
1x Spacesuit Obi-Wan
1x Whorm Loathsom
1x Commando Droid
1x Heavy Assault SBD
1x Jawa 2-pack
1x ARF Trooper
1x Yoda (new version)
1x 4A-7
1x Clone Trooper Echo

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 2, 2009, 03:15 PM
Bought the Deluxe Battle Droid Pilot with the Armored Scout Tank last night.  That was one of my favorite Episode I mini-rigs, and I like the new deco on this version.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on August 2, 2009, 06:07 PM
Picked up Cad Bane.............my last animated CW figure.  Kinda sad, but I have to start making my cuts.   :'(

Bought the Deluxe Battle Droid Pilot with the Armored Scout Tank last night.  That was one of my favorite Episode I mini-rigs, and I like the new deco on this version.

I really wanted that "mini rig" but I'm not going there at $15.99-$17.99.  Probably the only one of the new four over-priced dlx sets out there that I wanted, but it just ain't worth it.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 2, 2009, 07:03 PM
The price is definitely a deterent for me getting into the deluxe line.  I for one liked the ROTS Crab droid, and I'd be happy to get some more.  But with the new version costing as much as it does at TRU, I'm abstaining.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on August 2, 2009, 07:58 PM
Even the Target price is too much. The only sets that are worth it are the Clone Trooper sets, but that will only last until figures are back down to $7.00.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Theta 288 on August 3, 2009, 11:52 PM
Finaly got Gree!!!! awesome figure.

saw: Cad Bane,Windu,Fisto & the rest of the Jedies in space suit with knee articulations this time, droids as well...

Darn I can't wait to find Denal.

Happy hunting to all of ya.

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Even the Target price is too much. The only sets that are worth it are the Clone Trooper sets

Thats why I'm  not doing Army build anymore, at this time I only buy a wave to complete a droid,  or one or three figures if I realy need/like it, per check.

Turbo tank & ARC starfighter will have to wait for me if I'm lucky... New Gunship I maight not think it twice :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on August 4, 2009, 01:33 AM
Found a set of Jawas at my local WM this evening. Saw the ARF Trooper, Loathsom, Yularen, and a bunch of other dudes I couldn't afford too.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Brian on August 4, 2009, 12:58 PM
I found pretty much all of the CW figures that are currently released at Target today.  Actually, I can't really say "found" since I picked up a part time job with the morning stocking crew, but I did stock them and picked up a handful when I got off work.  Couldn't afford them all, but grabbed some - love the Jawas set, might have to get another one of those.  I thought I was going to abandon this line, but I've really been enjoying it again, so I hope to continue as long as I can afford it.  It seems to be all the stores are stocking around here anymore anyways.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 5, 2009, 08:04 AM
Picked up the deluxe first day of school (backpack/jetpack 212th) Clones and deluxe Turbo Tank Cannon Clones yesterday. I liked them a lot when I saw them in person. The accessories are a lot bigger than I thought from the pictures.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: David on August 5, 2009, 07:43 PM
Found Mace Windu and Commander Gree at Wal-Mart while I was out of town. They were the only new figures they had.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 6, 2009, 12:56 PM
Picked up the "Ambush on the Vulture's Claw" and "Geonosis Assault" battlepacks today. Both in the Blue/White packaging.

Glad to have these stragglers to the Blue/White Battlepack collection!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on August 8, 2009, 04:36 AM
Picked uo Yoda and abd ARF Trooper at my local WM. Yoda is pretty neat; much better than the previous version. It was pretty hard to fork over almost $8 for him, though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 8, 2009, 12:48 PM
Scored a couple of Commander Ponds figures yesterday.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Theta 288 on August 8, 2009, 02:29 PM
finaly bought:

1x Denal-clone

1x extra Commander Gree I will swap it for the AT-TE legs replacement... the getlement agree, too bad I can't keep the cupon  ;D

 


Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on August 8, 2009, 07:47 PM
I swore to myself that I'd leave this line behind, but I picked up all of the new clones today - minus Ponds.  Planning on a return tomorrow.....hopefully   :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: David on August 9, 2009, 12:04 PM
I picked up the Jawas the other day. Gorgeous figures. ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 10, 2009, 02:15 AM
Saw all the new stuff this weekend.  Bought none of it.  Alllllllmost bought a Commando Droid. :)  I was really near purchase on that one, but bailed.  Almost also bought 4-A7, but again I passed and I'm glad.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Brian on August 10, 2009, 12:06 PM
I've been seeing quite a bit of the newer waves lately (only Clone Wars - and only at Target so far), and have ended up picking up more than I thought I would.  There are a few others out there that I haven't gotten yet, if I really wanted to stay "complete", but I've continued to see them.  It doesn't seem like anything else is being stocked, at least here locally, but CW stuff (still looking for the Legends Mynock Hunt Han/Chewie).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 10, 2009, 08:06 PM
Bought the new figures from the first CW RED wave today.  It was just the 6 new figures in that wave.  But I've been really surprised to hear that figures like Cad Bane are already being found.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on August 10, 2009, 08:28 PM
Bought the new figures from the first CW RED wave today.  It was just the 6 new figures in that wave.  But I've been really surprised to hear that figures like Cad Bane are already being found.

There's like 3-4 new CW waves out right now if I'm not mistaken.  I picked up Bane a week or so ago.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 13, 2009, 03:30 PM
I picked up a 41st elite Clone Trooper today (Just for the canon to complete my arsenal for my realistic CW Space Whale Arc team) and he came with a lot of paperwork:

Qui-Gon/Eopie Mail away Form (No sticker on the package mentioning this)
$5 Clone Cash Coupon
Catalog

I was not aware the Qui-Gon coupon was included with the animated figures. I really dig the Clone cash because I by so much of it, it's nice to see them give back. I may apply this to the Imperial Arc that I have been on the fence about buying.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on August 13, 2009, 03:54 PM
I was not aware the Qui-Gon coupon was included with the animated figures. I really dig the Clone cash because I by so much of it, it's nice to see them give back. I may apply this to the Imperial Arc that I have been on the fence about buying.

I think Jayson reported that multiple Clone Cash Coupons could be used on one purchase. Maybe try that if you're after the ARC-170. It's overpriced even after $5 taken off. Getting suckered into the purchase only gives Hasbro the impression that repainted ripoffs are something the line needs more of. Vote with your dollars! Vote "NO" on proposition 170!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 13, 2009, 05:38 PM
I was not aware the Qui-Gon coupon was included with the animated figures. I really dig the Clone cash because I by so much of it, it's nice to see them give back. I may apply this to the Imperial Arc that I have been on the fence about buying.

I think Jayson reported that multiple Clone Cash Coupons could be used on one purchase. Maybe try that if you're after the ARC-170. It's overpriced even after $5 taken off. Getting suckered into the purchase only gives Hasbro the impression that repainted ripoffs are something the line needs more of. Vote with your dollars! Vote "NO" on proposition 170!

I like your Analogy, yes it's still overpriced but I really dig it. I have been passing on several repaints lately. I do not like the Imperial V-Wing, Wampa Arc, TRU V-Wing with less deco, all of the Deluxe packs sans the TT Gunners which are new. So that will make buying this ok right? ???

I heard about the Clone Cash but not the Eopie mail away form without the sticker on the blister. I already mailed away for 5 Eopies but this is the first time I have the actual form, i have bbeen using the PDF print out.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 13, 2009, 05:48 PM
I was not aware the Qui-Gon coupon was included with the animated figures. I really dig the Clone cash because I by so much of it, it's nice to see them give back. I may apply this to the Imperial Arc that I have been on the fence about buying.

I think Jayson reported that multiple Clone Cash Coupons could be used on one purchase. Maybe try that if you're after the ARC-170. It's overpriced even after $5 taken off. Getting suckered into the purchase only gives Hasbro the impression that repainted ripoffs are something the line needs more of. Vote with your dollars! Vote "NO" on proposition 170!

My experience has been that you can use a coupon per star wars item at Target.  If you are buying 4 figures and an Arc-170, you can use 5 coupons, but they won't let you use the five coupons on the ship itself.  I tried using multiple coupons to pick up a Turbo Tank the other day, but their system flags an issue with awarding the second coupon.  Receipt also shows which item the coupon was used for - I bought 6 figures a week or so ago and noticed that 5 rang up on one line with the 6th on a seperate line linked to the clone cash I used.  Not sure if Wal-Mart might work differently, but I have yet to hear about the big ships at Wally World yet.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on August 13, 2009, 05:53 PM
Receipt also shows which item the coupon was used for - I bought 6 figures a week or so ago and noticed that 5 rang up on one line with the 6th on a seperate line linked to the clone cash I used.  Not sure if Wal-Mart might work differently, but I have yet to hear about the big ships at Wally World yet.

Wow...Target finally fixed that problem?  Must have been around the same time they stopped taking those $5 coupons....

Man I miss those things.   :'(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on August 13, 2009, 06:06 PM
I was not aware the Qui-Gon coupon was included with the animated figures. I really dig the Clone cash because I by so much of it, it's nice to see them give back. I may apply this to the Imperial Arc that I have been on the fence about buying.

I think Jayson reported that multiple Clone Cash Coupons could be used on one purchase. Maybe try that if you're after the ARC-170. It's overpriced even after $5 taken off. Getting suckered into the purchase only gives Hasbro the impression that repainted ripoffs are something the line needs more of. Vote with your dollars! Vote "NO" on proposition 170!

I like your Analogy, yes it's still overpriced but I really dig it. I have been passing on several repaints lately. I do not like the Imperial V-Wing, Wampa Arc, TRU V-Wing with less deco, all of the Deluxe packs sans the TT Gunners which are new. So that will make buying this ok right? ???

I heard about the Clone Cash but not the Eopie mail away form without the sticker on the blister. I already mailed away for 5 Eopies but this is the first time I have the actual form, i have bbeen using the PDF print out.

I don't have a problem with repaints, it's more of a beef with pricing. I'd actually say the deluxe packs (at least the sets with two figures) are equivalent to buying two basic figures. If you're okay with the price of basic figures, you shouldn't complain too much about the Deluxe sets.

My advice to you on the ARC ship is to wait for a sale and use Clone Cash in conjunction with the discount provided by the sale. As much as I love the toy, it shouldn't be priced at over $40. This picture, from a member at Banthaskull, makes me sick:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/mister_palpatine/user6_pic3470_1249186154.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 14, 2009, 10:56 AM
Trying to look at that invisible picture makes me ill as well.   :-X
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 14, 2009, 01:41 PM
WOW!
That picture truly speaks a thousand words, yeah I will wait, it's not unlike these are flying off the shelf. You convinced me.

Truly sad, I would not have balked at $44.99 given the prices of things everywhere.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on August 14, 2009, 02:01 PM
Truly sad, I would not have balked at $44.99 given the prices of things everywhere.

I'd own an ARC right now if it was $44.99.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on August 14, 2009, 02:33 PM
I'll admit, I have two of the "Wampa" ARCs and I thought $45 was a stretch. For one that wasn't even in the film, I can't even swing $65. Good for you on waiting, I'm sure you'll be able to get it for $50 or so around the holidays!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: David on August 14, 2009, 06:06 PM
The only problem with waiting until clearance is that as long as these are on the shelves there will be no room for the Y-Wing! :'(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: speedermike on August 15, 2009, 02:13 PM
I agree, once again Hasbro starts a new pricepoint with a repaint.  Interest will be low, the Y-Wing will be scarce, Hassbro wil give up on 70.00 vehicles...hmmm maybe it is a good idea.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 17, 2009, 02:41 PM
I agree, once again Hasbro starts a new pricepoint with a repaint.  Interest will be low, the Y-Wing will be scarce, Hassbro wil give up on 70.00 vehicles...hmmm maybe it is a good idea.

They shouldn't have started shipping this assortment until they could pack them 1x Y-Wing and 1x ARC Repaint into the same case.

The result would have been the Y-Wing selling out and the Imperial ARC collecting dust. From there (if they paid attention) it would clearly have given them some valid market data: A new vehicle at that price-point sells just fine, a repainted vehicle that had previously been available for a much cheaper price did not.

But that would have been the logical approach.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on August 17, 2009, 04:03 PM
Well we haven't accuse Hasbro of being logical...

Anyway, my wife found Admiral Yularen for me on Friday. Forgot to post it. Decent figure. I wanted it mostly for the holostand and mini holofig. However, Yularen is a good figure unto himself. I'm just not into the animated style though. Too skinny, most don't have knee articulation, etc.  Now if his head was an easy swap for the realistic Imperial officer... But I have a feeling it's way to small for that.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 31, 2009, 11:47 AM
One of the posters on Jedi Insider just announced they found the Octuparra Droid at Wal-Mart over the weekend. If true, that is a sweet score because it isn't even due out until 9/5. The photos from SDCC were tauntalizing!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 31, 2009, 12:35 PM

Anyway, my wife found Admiral Yularen for me on Friday. Forgot to post it. Decent figure. I wanted it mostly for the holostand and mini holofig. However, Yularen is a good figure unto himself. I'm just not into the animated style though.

I bought the figure as well for the table but sold the figure for $5 so he is easy to ditch. It also was a good buy because he came with $5 in clone cash. I am not down with the animated stuff but I do have a few like the IG droids and the Trandosian from the BP.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 1, 2009, 09:53 PM
Found and picked up the first two animated Wal-Mart exclusive two packs earlier today (Thire and Rys; Yoda and Jek).  Nice figures, and a decent deal (especially when compared with the Droid Factory two packs) at 13 bucks after tax. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: therupert on September 2, 2009, 05:37 AM
Picked up the Clone Wars Y-Wing Bomber this evening at Wal-Mart.  I usually don't buy vehicles, but this thing is just too cool to pass up...and it's HUGE! 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 2, 2009, 10:38 AM
Picked up the WM exclusive Rugosa 2-packs (Thire & Rys and Yoda & Jek) this morning.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 2, 2009, 11:06 AM
I've seen the Y-Wing at WM and the new Imperial Deco V-Wing at TRU.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 2, 2009, 12:00 PM
WOW!!!! Where do you guys live that are finding the CW 2-packs and Y-Wings at Walmart?!?! Tell me some of you are East Coast!

That is awesome, I am starved for new product. I just got back from a TRU run and they got JACK SQUAT. Not even the Imperial V-Wing exclusive which other TRU's have had FOR OVER A WEEK NOW!

Also, if any of you guys could post SKU #, Item #, etc for any of the 2packs or the Y-Wing that would be awesome too. Walmart's website has not been updated in about 3 years apparently. I want to start calling around to see if these are being hidden away in the stockrooms...thanks!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: therupert on September 2, 2009, 12:42 PM
Hey there.  I live in Los Angeles.

Here's the info on the Y-Wing Bomber:
Assortment Number:  91378/91350
UPC Number: 6 56569 43597 6

Hope that helps!  Good luck!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 2, 2009, 07:09 PM
Thanks to a friend I now have the Ambush on Vulture's Claw BP. I like it more than I expected.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on September 2, 2009, 08:23 PM
Thanks to a friend I now have the Ambush on Vulture's Claw BP. I like it more than I expected.

Nice. Surprisingly, I'm looking more forward to that set than the Geonosis Gunship Testes set.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: therupert on September 3, 2009, 04:37 AM
Picked up the Wal-Mart Exclusive 2 - Packs (Thire & Rys/Yoda & Jek) tonight.  Absolutely love these sets!  Very cool figures for sure!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 3, 2009, 08:14 PM
I picked up Cad Bane today.

While he looks (really) cool, it basically stops there.

There isn't nearly enough articulation on this guy and he can't hold any of the guns correctly due to combined articulation problem and a right hand that's open too much.

Buy him because he looks cool, but just know his articulation is really bad.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 5, 2009, 09:45 PM
I picked up the Walmart exclusive CW 2 packs yesterday also...they look great. I can't wait for Wave 2!

Still on the Hunt for Octuparra Droid and Y-Wing...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: therupert on September 6, 2009, 12:46 PM
Picked up Ahsoka's Jedi Starfighter and the Tank Droid this morning at Target.  Love the Jedi Symbol on Ahsoka's Starfighter - very, very cool.

Was hoping to find the new Target Exclusive Battlepacks...(I read somewhere that they were suppose to come out today), but no luck.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 6, 2009, 09:38 PM
Rupert...you are exactly right - the Ryloth and Abregado BP'S were both pictured at SDCC with release dates of 9/6/2009.

Of course, the Rishi Moon Outpost Attack BP was supposed to be out even before those 2, and I have still yet to see it anywhere...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 7, 2009, 10:43 AM
I picked up the Tank Droid.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: therupert on September 7, 2009, 01:36 PM
Picked up these this morning at Wal-Mart in the Los Angeles area:

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3253/dsc00849j.jpg)

Just like the other 2 packs, they are $12.96 each.  "Fives" is awesome!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 7, 2009, 09:19 PM
AWESOME score Rupert! I was lucky just to find the first Wave, now I see Wave 2 are here already. It is raining Clone Wars merch all of a sudden!

I hope these filter out to the right coast in the next week or so...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Theta 288 on September 8, 2009, 12:14 AM
Wow! good catch!

I only need Fives/Clean Rex from the other wave...

few nights ago got the: Thire/Rys-Joda/etc. at Walmart

(http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab62/Thetasquad288/Picture001-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 9, 2009, 04:53 PM
Walmart's octuparra droid exclusive - found today.  4 of them in the regular section mixed in with the $24.99 vehicles.

I highly recommend - this thing is huge and really worth the $35.  Nice and sturdy too.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 9, 2009, 05:14 PM
Walmart's octuparra droid exclusive - found today.  4 of them in the regular section mixed in with the $24.99 vehicles.

I highly recommend - this thing is huge and really worth the $35.  Nice and sturdy too.

Yep, I second that...found mine today as well and I am already thinking about going back to buy another. I love the Snail Droid but this might be my favorite thing so far!

My Walmart had them crammed in with the starfighters too...no special price tag, no end-cap display.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 9, 2009, 09:47 PM
Found the Y-Wing and the two new "Rookies" exclusive two packs at one of the local Wal-Marts today.  While I had initially planned on ditching the Rex, the episode-accurate Rishi eel goo on his hand and wrist changed my mind.

As for the Y-Wing: WOW.   :o
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 9, 2009, 11:38 PM
Found the Y-Wing and the two new "Rookies" exclusive two packs at one of the local Wal-Marts today.  While I had initially planned on ditching the Rex, the episode-accurate Rishi eel goo on his hand and wrist changed my mind.

As for the Y-Wing: WOW.   :o

Where do you live bro? I am hoping they make it out here to VA soon...that Y-Wing looks great!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 10, 2009, 07:11 PM
Just got a Y Wing Bomber. Certainly glad I didn't keep trying to tell myself that my regular Y Wings were all I needed. Looks really cool.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 11, 2009, 02:02 PM
I found the Wave 2 CW 2-packs yesterday at Walmart (YES!!) and this morning I picked up the new TRU Exclusive Imperial V-Wing starfighter (YESS!!!) hot off the truck. A double victory!

Still no sign of that elusive Y-Wing, but I am pretty much out of slush money til next week anyway.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 12, 2009, 10:33 AM
I picked up the Octupara Droid.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on September 12, 2009, 10:57 AM
I picked up the Octupara Droid.

I did the site to store thing.  One less headache to worry about.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 14, 2009, 10:13 AM
I saw a Cad Bane in store. Impressive figure.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 14, 2009, 10:50 AM
I saw a Cad Bane in store. Impressive figure.

Yeah, I finally broke down and bought an extra this weekend just so I could open the package and enjoy it. It took me awhile to find a version with non-bendy pistols.

He is a great sculpt, but that stupid hat is forever flying off...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Theta 288 on September 15, 2009, 10:52 PM
Am sure that Cad Bane  will reappear in a BP/or future pack with articulation on his knees.

BTW: I wasn't even looking for it, but scored the 2pk Rex/Fives already had Cody & Echo.... Thire/Rys & Y/Jek

wating for the BP's  Malevolence & the other
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on September 16, 2009, 10:25 AM
I found the Ahsoka Spacesuit fig. I'm not buying much CW figs, but wanted this one. The next one I hope to get is Cad Bane.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 16, 2009, 10:48 AM
Am sure that Cad Bane  will reappear in a BP/or future pack with articulation on his knees.

BTW: I wasn't even looking for it, but scored the 2pk Rex/Fives already had Cody & Echo.... Thire/Rys & Y/Jek

wating for the BP's  Malevolence & the other

What What What?

What's this about a "Malevolence BP"???

Is this something brand new? Aren't we all still waiting on the Rishi Moon, Ryloth, and Abregado BP's first?

I need details...this sounds great!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Theta 288 on September 16, 2009, 02:53 PM
Am sure that Cad Bane  will reappear in a BP/or future pack with articulation on his knees.

BTW: I wasn't even looking for it, but scored the 2pk Rex/Fives already had Cody & Echo.... Thire/Rys & Y/Jek

wating for the BP's  Malevolence & the other

What What What?

What's this about a "Malevolence BP"???

Is this something brand new? Aren't we all still waiting on the Rishi Moon, Ryloth, and Abregado BP's first?

I need details...this sounds great!

sorry my bad, it was a vague post by my part, since hardly recall stuff in one moment, i was refering to ambuch at Abregado, wich is part of Rising of the Malevolence episode.  :-[

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/09CW_AbushatAbregadoBoxed_Full.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 16, 2009, 03:25 PM
I picked up the Y-Wing Bomber at TRU for $69.99 (They lowered the price) and I also got a free Clone commander Manual. That help justify the extra $5. The corner box was dinged which most likely damaged the insert but it's not a big deal. I was happy to find this as WM's and TRU are so loaded with ARCs. I will open tonight, look forward to checking it out.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on September 16, 2009, 03:32 PM
I picked up the Y-Wing Bomber at TRU for $69.99 (They lowered the price)

I have heard from a few JD readers today that TRU price-dropped the assortment (Y-Wing and ARC-170) down to $69.99 (both in stores and on-line).  It probably won't help move those shadow arcs, but it's nice to see someone at TRU finally realized how far off the mark they were on the $80 price.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 16, 2009, 03:34 PM
Ahhh...Abregado, got it. Yeah, I should have made the connection. That's a great looking BP. These are available now at ToyPalace.com, which is out of Germany. Galactic Hunter had a blurb about it this morning...they have the Ryloth BP in stock too.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 16, 2009, 04:24 PM
I picked up the Y-Wing Bomber at TRU for $69.99 (They lowered the price)

I have heard from a few JD readers today that TRU price-dropped the assortment (Y-Wing and ARC-170) down to $69.99 (both in stores and on-line).  It probably won't help move those shadow arcs, but it's nice to see someone at TRU finally realized how far off the mark they were on the $80 price.

Surprisingly TRU had x2 Arcs and the one Y-Wing. One Arc was in the front display and the other two were in the regular section. The Y-Wing was behind it. When I first hit the aisle I did a double glance at the price and decided to peek, glad I did. I also got the nifty manual so it made the purchase easier. I am putting that up for trade.
TRU is the only store in my area not overloaded on ARC's. I really do have the feeling it will be a pain to track down.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 16, 2009, 07:12 PM
Just got my Rex/Fives WM 2 pack and Geonosis Testie BP. I like the BP a whole lot more than I expected. It's bigger than I thought it would be (yes that sounds creepy, and yes to fit a fig I should have known it would be that big).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on September 26, 2009, 02:37 AM
Found Cad Bane today, and happily purchased him. This is one badass figure.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on September 26, 2009, 12:11 PM
Scored the Ahsoka Tano Jedi starfighter yesterday.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 30, 2009, 07:50 PM
Scored a bunch of things this morning - all for the MIB/MIP/MOC collection...

1x Ashoka's JSF
1x Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
1x Captain Argyus
1x Luminara
1x AAT Driver Battle Droid
1x Commander Thire

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 30, 2009, 09:06 PM
Scored a bunch of things this morning - all for the MIB/MIP/MOC collection...

1x Ashoka's JSF
1x Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
1x Captain Argyus
1x Luminara
1x AAT Driver Battle Droid
1x Commander Thire



Sweet crimeny jim-jim, that's awesome! Did you score the new figs at Walmart?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Brian on October 1, 2009, 10:51 AM
I saw the Thire/Argyus/Luminara wave on the pegs at Target this morning.  The CW stuff has really been coming in fast and furious lately, but not so much with the Legacy stuff (particularly at retail).  Of course, I keep finding these figures like a day or two after I have an online shipment on the way ;).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 1, 2009, 11:34 AM
Wow, thanks for posting that Brian. I had not heard of the new CW figs showing up at Target yet - that is great to hear! I will have to start re-focusing on them in my daily Hunts.

What stinks is I will have almost no time to drive around looking for new toys tonight or tomorrow because of all the new TV. (Flash-Forward/Fringe and Clone Wars/Dollhouse is a wicked 1-2 punch on consecutive nights)

Maybe I'll take a half day off tomorrow...hmmm.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 2, 2009, 04:34 PM
I picked up the whole new CW Wave at Wally earlier today on my lunch hour. Luminara and Argyus look really great. These were worth the wait.

Now bring on Wave 10!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on October 4, 2009, 06:33 PM
Picked up Kit Fisto and Mace Windu today. Yeah, I'm behind.  :) But these are great figures. I like this style when it comes to Jedi.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: rishakra on October 5, 2009, 04:10 PM
Picked up two Argyus figures today at my local Wal-Mart! 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on October 5, 2009, 07:19 PM
Grabbed Argyus, Luminara (who is a great figure), and the AAT Driver Battle Droid at Wal-Mart today.  Once again, however, Hasbro packed the Battle Droid in a ridiculous stance, and his limbs are warped.   :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on October 5, 2009, 10:45 PM
Found Luminara today - found the whole case, but the new BD wasn't there. (???)  Luminara is fantastic.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Hobbie on October 6, 2009, 01:05 PM
Picked up Ahsoka's starfighter at Target.  It's really nice; I'm really digging the lime green accents on it.  I hope they do Kit's fighter next.

I also really like the fact that they picture her droid, R7-A7 in the ship on the box, but then in small print on the back give you the "figure sold separately" line.  What a crock!  In the latest Q&A they come right out and say that they don't plan on making R7 in the next few years!  What, we have to keep using Goldie and R2 in *every* CW fighter and Y-Wing out there?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 7, 2009, 10:08 AM
Anyone find any of the new BP's yet? Any more sightings of the Crumb Bomber?

I'm already jonesing for new product...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 7, 2009, 05:17 PM
Anyone find any of the new BP's yet? Any more sightings of the Crumb Bomber?

I'm already jonesing for new product...

Why yes, I bought one today...funny you should ask.  ::)

I've barely even had a chance to look at the outside of the box, but I am super psyched this is off The List now.

Bring on more new figs! I'm ready for Matchstick!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 8, 2009, 12:44 PM
Picked up some stuff to open up...

1x Captain Argyus
1x Luminara
2x AAT Driver Battle Droid
1x Commander Thire

And I also scored a Y-Wing - the box is beat-up, so I'll probably open it, but not until I find one that in mint condition.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 9, 2009, 09:47 AM
Picked up some stuff to open up...

1x Captain Argyus
1x Luminara
2x AAT Driver Battle Droid
1x Commander Thire

And I also scored a Y-Wing - the box is beat-up, so I'll probably open it, but not until I find one that in mint condition.

Found a MIB Y-Wing on my way home so I picked that up too.

Opened up the beat-up Y-Wing, nice vehicle, wish the price on this range was at least $10 less.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 9, 2009, 10:01 AM
I'm really bummed that apparently there is nothing left out there for me to buy.  :-[

It's weird not being on the Hunt, especially on a Friday, which is usually a great "find" day.

So ready for those new BP's and Deluxe Vehicle/Fig sets to hit...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on October 10, 2009, 03:54 PM
I picked up the whole new CW Wave at Wally earlier today on my lunch hour. Luminara and Argyus look really great. These were worth the wait.

Now bring on Wave 10!

I'm so jealous right now.  >:( Damn, can't wait to pick up Luminara. And I need an Argyus for my Asajj to stab in the back!....uh....spoiler alert?  :-X
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on October 11, 2009, 05:40 PM
Thire
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 11, 2009, 10:33 PM
Grabbed another Luminara last night because I found a particularly nice version at Target and wanted one for out of the box. Man, I love this fig! I actually had to go back and re-watch AOTC this weekend just for her brief cameos.

Wonder if we'll see any new stuff this week? BP's or the Freeco Speeder finally?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on October 12, 2009, 08:12 PM
Wonder if we'll see any new stuff this week? BP's or the Freeco Speeder finally?

Can't wait for the SA Dooku and Obi-Wan with Speeder Bikes. Definitely worth the $15.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on October 14, 2009, 04:16 PM
I lucked into Gree, ARF trooper, 4A-7 and Cad Bane last night. I'm not collecting much in the way of CW, but I'm getting each of the movie clone commanders. The ARF trooper looks like it would fit (helmet only) with realistic. I got the droid finally after being convinced from another thread on this site that it would look okay next to realistic style droids. I just knew I'd get Cad Bane he's teh awesome (just needs better articulation though). So, I'm pretty happy about that score last night. Not looking for much in CW in the upcoming stuff. Aayla and Bly for sure.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: BrentS on October 15, 2009, 02:32 PM
I was in Wal-Mart today and while I've pretty much given up on collecting Hasbro figures, there are two themes I'm still on the look-out for and one of those is Yoda.  I have a pretty sizeable Yoda focus on display at my office at work.  I happened to see the WM Exclusive Yoda and Clone two pack.  Since I haven't been following the news on the SW figs much I didn't know anything about this figure.  I have to say, its an awesome Yoda figure.  Its fully articulated everhere except the knees and the soft goods robe works better than I've seen on most other Hasbro figus.  The headsculpt seems dead-on from the Cartoon.  I'm very pleased adding a new little green friend to my collection.  As for the clone - I'll end up giving him to my son I think.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on October 15, 2009, 02:48 PM
I have to say, its an awesome Yoda figure.  Its fully articulated everhere except the knees

Has there ever been a Yoda with articulated knees?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on October 15, 2009, 04:56 PM
I have to say, its an awesome Yoda figure.  Its fully articulated everhere except the knees

Has there ever been a Yoda with articulated knees?

No.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: 77Skywalker on October 20, 2009, 12:00 AM
On Saturday, I picked up Kit Fisto, Luminara Unduli, Mace Windu and Space Suit Obi-Wan Kenobi at Target here in Connecticut.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 22, 2009, 07:12 PM
Just got my Argyus so I'm caught up on basic figs. Can't wait to read about the next wave of CW and Legacy being found in stores tomorrow.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 23, 2009, 09:49 AM
Just got my Argyus so I'm caught up on basic figs. Can't wait to read about the next wave of CW and Legacy being found in stores tomorrow.

From your lips, to Hasbro's ears. I have all but given up hope on finding new toys any more. This is easily my longest dry spell in recent memory.

This is just plain asinine. They're throwing everything into the Legacy line right now while talking out of the other side of their mouth about how TCW sells better and has strong marketing support from the show. If that's true, WHERE THE F ARE ALL THE NEW TOYS THAT WERE ON DISPLAY AT SDCC?!?!

We have roughly 8 shopping weeks until Christmas. And we're STILL waiting on 3 Battle Packs, 2 Deluxe Vehicle/Fig sets, and at least 1 if not 2 more waves of figures. (Seriously, Wave 10 has been available online for weeks now, what is the hold up?)

I'm literally so over this nonsense I am losing interest in collecting altogether. It's like having a bad addiction and no reliable source. I need a fix!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on October 23, 2009, 10:48 AM
I think the Clone Wars line has receive more than its fair share of attention since SDCC with nearly 30 basic figures, battle packs, 4 different 2 packs, deluxe figure/vehicle sets and mid and large vehicles and various exclusives. I'm of the opinion that it has been the Legacy line that has been the more stagnant in terms of new product and now hopefully that is being remedied (at least here in the US).

As for not having a "reliable source", there is always on line sources for your crack plastic addiction - sure you might pay a bit more, but isn't that worth the piece of mind knowing that your "fix" can be gotten with just a click of the mouse.  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 23, 2009, 11:37 AM
Yeah, I know TCW line has gotten some good profile since SDCC, my point is more the distribution of releases. They dumped 3 waves of figs practically right on top of each other. It's feast or famine.

I'm just bitter and the ranting helps. I know it all amounts to nothing and is just my perspective. It just seems like every day I am reading about some new TLC wave or exclusive hitting/about to hit. There have been 3 waves of figs, plus the BAD stuff, the Evo packs, the Interceptor, the Dewback, the AT-ST, etc ad nauseam.

I know it's cyclical, but the waiting is just interminable. And I think not knowing is the worst part. If I had any idea of when this stuff would ACTUALLY be hitting shelves, it would at least provide some reassurance. As it is now, I've lost all enthusiasm.  :(

And yeah, I know there's a lot to be said for the e-tailers. This is just not a viable option for me because any packages arriving at my house in the mail are liable to be the catalyst for some ugly arguments with the Wife. Also, as a non-opener, I'm somewhat picky about the quality of packaging. I hate not knowing what I might be getting.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on October 23, 2009, 12:40 PM
I picked up Luminara on Wednesday. This is a fine example of how to put super articulation into tiny/thin limbs. No excuse for Hasbro now with the realistic figures.

I'm very happy with the Luminara figure. I think she may even go pretty well with the realistic ones.

I'm on average buying 1 fig per wave.  It's a okay line, but I think it takes pegs away from the realistic figures. Or rather I should say the CW figs and the Legends repacks do that.

Anyway....lol
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on October 24, 2009, 02:16 AM
I LOVE the Clone Wars line ... we need something different! I realized that one time I was actually more into the animated figs tha into the realistic ones  :-X
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 25, 2009, 09:53 PM
As of today - exactly 2 months to X-Mas. ANOTHER week has no passed with no new Clone Wars toys released.

This makes almost a full month since they shipped out ANYTHING new for the line. If this is really their 'cash cow" right now they are neglecting it badly.

Just give us the 3 BP's, 2 Deluxe Vehicle/Fig sets, and Waves 7 & 8 and we can call it a year, ok? We saw ALL of that stuff at SDCC.

Oh, and don't even get me started on their recent announcement that they have KILLED the CostCo exclusive Turbo Tank this year. I was really disappointed to hear that. You couldn't kill that stupid GH exclusive for them instead?

I just saw last year's exclusive AT-TE go for $136 on eBay so don't tell me there is no demand.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on October 25, 2009, 10:38 PM
I'm happier that the Turbo Tank is $20 ($79.99) cheaper at TRU for the month of Nov. versus it being a stupid Costco exclusive that would in all accounts offer nothing "new" besides repacked figures.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on October 26, 2009, 12:28 AM
I think the line can survive a couple weeks rest while TLC gets some love.  There's clearly a give and take in all Hasbro's lines (SW takes the summer off while Hasbro goes to the movies) and I don't think Hasbro is neglecting their cash cow by any stretch.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 26, 2009, 12:47 AM
Yep, I know the CostCo deal is only going to appeal much to non-opening MISB collectors like myself. I normally loathe repacks too but the one last year just really appealed to me for some reason. (Window packaging is pretty cool)

And yeah, I know it's a stupid rant given everything else that has been going on recently with TLC stuff, but it's just frustrating having no idea when to expect stuff you know has been ready to ship for months now.

Sooner or later it's bound to get better, it's not knowing when that keeps me on edge.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JabbaJoe on October 26, 2009, 09:29 AM
Yep, I know the CostCo deal is only going to appeal much to non-opening MISB collectors like myself. I normally loathe repacks too but the one last year just really appealed to me for some reason. (Window packaging is pretty cool)

And yeah, I know it's a stupid rant given everything else that has been going on recently with TLC stuff, but it's just frustrating having no idea when to expect stuff you know has been ready to ship for months now.

Sooner or later it's bound to get better, it's not knowing when that keeps me on edge.

First I've heard about the Costco Turbo Tank being canned, that sucks! >:( :'(  I was looking forward to getting that very much! >:( >:( :'( :'(  I have the AT-TE exclusive from last year and it is one of my all time favorite sets that Hasbro has ever brought out. :)  I love windowed box stuff and this is one of Hasbo's best ever!  Very cool and a great value for the price! 8)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on October 26, 2009, 02:07 PM
I LOVE the Clone Wars line ... we need something different! I realized that one time I was actually more into the animated figs tha into the realistic ones  :-X

I will respectfully disagree. Many of us don't have the room for a whole new line. Nor do many of us want to collect the same character again but in a totally different style. It's bad enough that we get endless resculpts in the realistic line.

If by different you mean never before made figures (that have long been requested for), in the realistic line, then you'd have other supporters.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 26, 2009, 05:26 PM
Yep, I know the CostCo deal is only going to appeal much to non-opening MISB collectors like myself. I normally loathe repacks too but the one last year just really appealed to me for some reason. (Window packaging is pretty cool)

And yeah, I know it's a stupid rant given everything else that has been going on recently with TLC stuff, but it's just frustrating having no idea when to expect stuff you know has been ready to ship for months now.

Sooner or later it's bound to get better, it's not knowing when that keeps me on edge.

First I've heard about the Costco Turbo Tank being canned, that sucks! >:( :'(  I was looking forward to getting that very much! >:( >:( :'( :'(  I have the AT-TE exclusive from last year and it is one of my all time favorite sets that Hasbro has ever brought out. :)  I love windowed box stuff and this is one of Hasbo's best ever!  Very cool and a great value for the price! 8)

Awesome, we think alike! Yeah, I was really bummed about this as well...they just mentioned it in the latest round of Q&A, "no warehouse exclusives this winter" or something like that. No explanation given, of course. CostCo should have all their X-MAs toys in by this week too, so I was looking for this to hit any day. :(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 26, 2009, 05:29 PM
I LOVE the Clone Wars line ... we need something different! I realized that one time I was actually more into the animated figs tha into the realistic ones  :-X

I will respectfully disagree. Many of us don't have the room for a whole new line. Nor do many of us want to collect the same character again but in a totally different style. It's bad enough that we get endless resculpts in the realistic line.

If by different you mean never before made figures (that have long been requested for), in the realistic line, then you'd have other supporters.

I assumed he meant we need something different than the same old junk that has been lining the shelves for weeks now. Like new product. I have to concur.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on October 26, 2009, 05:50 PM
they just mentioned it in the latest round of Q&A, "no warehouse exclusives this winter" or something like that. No explanation given, of course.

Considering that Hasbro never announced/confirmed a special CostCo edition Turbo Tank, I'm not sure they have to explain anything about not having one.

The only thing CostCo ever said was that they were planning on selling Turbo Tanks for $80 (the one shown in the CostCo press release was the standard edition box).  It was the internet that assumed that meant we'd be getting "a special window-box deal like the AT-TE had with extra figures and stuff".
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on October 26, 2009, 06:29 PM
Pesky Interweb rumors!   >:(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 30, 2009, 11:37 AM
MODS!! BREAKING NEWS FOR THE FRONT PAGE!!!!

The new TCW Deluxe Vehicle/Fig Sets have been spotted at retail!!!

I just bought the Count Dooku w/Speeder Bike & Obi-Wan w/Freeco Speeder at the local TRU!

First reported sighting (I think) ANYWHERE ONLINE!

Jedi Defender Exclusive!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on October 30, 2009, 11:19 PM
And now at last McMetal can rest.   ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JES on October 31, 2009, 11:11 AM
 :D

The new CW wave has also been found by a friend at the house Sam built in Florida
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on October 31, 2009, 02:43 PM
 :D

So much NEW STUFF!!!

 :D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 31, 2009, 10:25 PM
Yep, I've just seen pics up of the new TCW wave too, not sure from where. Looks like there's going to be plenty of new toy love to spread around this week!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 1, 2009, 08:48 PM
Does anyone know where the images of the upcoming products come from? Does Hasbro send these images directly to the websites? Are they leaked? Or do Bothan Spies upload the info from Hasbro's own Death Star and then send it to the collectors?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on November 2, 2009, 01:17 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on November 3, 2009, 02:12 AM
Scored Luminara & the AAT Driver Battle Droid tonight.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 3, 2009, 02:42 PM
TRU had the latest wave of TCW repacks on the shelf. (Actually still in the case, waiting to be shelved) CW24-29, if anyone is interested.

No new BP's, no Wave 10.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on November 3, 2009, 09:15 PM
Finally picked me up a shiny new Y-Wing at Target.  Only my second time seeing it out there at retail.  Got a 15% off coupon good on any $20 SW/Joe/TF purchase at checkout.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 3, 2009, 09:55 PM
I found Ziro's assassin droid tonight, and so I picked him up.  I figure they fit in nice with the realistic figures, and I like the nifty paintjob on him and it's the first sighting of him so why not? 

Saw lots of the Luminara wave, and the wave prior...  I've still never seen Cad Bane though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 5, 2009, 10:42 AM
Where'd you find Ziro's Assassin droid? Was it a Walmart, Target, or TRU?

I'm searching hard for this wave but no luck ANYWHERE so far...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on November 7, 2009, 04:54 PM
Found the Freeco Speeder at WM this morning.  Was originally going to pass on this penis, but it looks really cool + this actually seems like a good deal at this inflated price point.   8)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 9, 2009, 12:51 PM
Picked up Luminara (the last of her wave nowhere to be found on the pegs)...

GREAT FIGURE! And she's so tiny!!  :o Nice job, Hasbro ... BUT I'm gettin that annoying itch from all the times she drops her lightsaber - she can't hold it properly. 

Oh, and my Target is putting up all the new red-carded TCW. First time I ever saw the new SA Yoda and Space-suited Obi-Wan in person.  8)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 9, 2009, 03:14 PM
I found Wave 10 at Walmart today! Padme, Matchstick, Ziro's Assassin Droid AND the Tank Gunner...all mine.  ;D

They only had 1 each on some less than pristine cards, but no way I was passing those up. FREAKING SWEET!

I just wonder if we're liable to see Wave 11 before the end of the year or if this is it for 2009. I had seen a December street date for these but who knows.

Either way, it's been a good run this year!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: tmanthegreat on November 12, 2009, 02:24 PM
I picked up the new Freeco Speeder recently.  The Obi Wan figure is a nice improvement over the initial one with the articulated legs and cloth tunic.  The speeder itself is nice in my opinion, with a detailed cockpit, retractable skids, and some attempt at weathering with the "frost" on the canopy - a rarity for vehicles packaged under the CW line ;) 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: darth_sidious on November 13, 2009, 09:55 PM
I saw the CW Padme/Matchstick wave, the CW deluxe wave with Obi-wan and Dooku on speeders today, and also picked up a Cad Bane for my nephew - I really hope this is the last CW wave that shows up this year - with all the various products to hunt for, heres hoping the Aayla wave doesnt show up until January.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 14, 2009, 03:29 PM
Picked up the Red Repacked versions of Ashoka, Dooku, Cody & R2 today. I wish there had been the Destroyer Droid there too just so I could fill in all those numbers in my carded collection...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 14, 2009, 08:58 PM
I saw the CW Padme/Matchstick wave, the CW deluxe wave with Obi-wan and Dooku on speeders today, and also picked up a Cad Bane for my nephew - I really hope this is the last CW wave that shows up this year - with all the various products to hunt for, heres hoping the Aayla wave doesnt show up until January.

I'd be happy either way at this point. It'd be nice to have one more wave to close out the year, but I hate the thought of hunting for these in December with all that holiday madness. I got a taste of it this week and am over it already. For what it's worth, EE has this listed as "Coming in December" but who knows what that means for actual stores.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 15, 2009, 01:44 PM
I have a feeling I'm gonna be surprised when the new Ayala comes out mostly because of her height/scale. I hope she's not as tiny as the new Luminara, Ahsoka, or the older Padme (white/purple outfit). Maybe she'd be as tall as the CW Ventress.   ???
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 15, 2009, 08:51 PM
Picked up the Rishi Moon Outpost Attack BP this morning at TRU. I'm officially done until Wave 7 or the 2 Target exclusive BP's come out. Whew!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 17, 2009, 09:12 PM
Picked up the Padme/Matchstick/Tank Gunner/Ziro Assassain Droid wave this evening at a K-Mart of all places.

I was there looking for battle packs on sale... found the CW figures in addition to the two Legacy Collection BPs....

I also picked up MIP Obi-Wan w/Freeco Speeder and Dooku w/Speeder Bike to add to my packaged collection.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 17, 2009, 10:40 PM
Awesome scores, Pete!

I was able to snag the 2 new Target exclusive BP's out of their back stockroom using the DPCI trick.

Ambush at Abregado and Assault on Ryloth are officially off the list!

I was surprised at the size of these things, I guess I had heard they were changing box dimensions but I didn't know what to expect. They are flatter but taller.

So unless we end up seeing the Hondo Wave sometime in December, I think I am done for the year! Sweet relief!  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 19, 2009, 11:36 AM
Scored my openers from the Padme/Matchstick wave at another K-Mart this morning.

Now if I could just find a MOC repacked Destroyer Droid in the Red/White CW packaging, I'll be all caught up!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 22, 2009, 08:47 PM
I finally took down the Big White Whale today...bit the bullet and bought the CostCo Exclusive AT-TE from last year with the extra figs and window packaging. This has been sitting at #1 on my modern Want List for the better part of a year. I normally eschew re-packs but this one has always had a strong appeal for some reason.

With the new product slowing down for the rest of the year, the timing seemed right. It's my early X-Mas present to myself.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JabbaJoe on November 23, 2009, 08:43 AM
I finally took down the Big White Whale today...bit the bullet and bought the CostCo Exclusive AT-TE from last year with the extra figs and window packaging. This has been sitting at #1 on my modern Want List for the better part of a year. I normally eschew re-packs but this one has always had a strong appeal for some reason.

With the new product slowing down for the rest of the year, the timing seemed right. It's my early X-Mas present to myself.

Good purchase!  I still say this is one of the best exclusives that hasbro has ever made. 8)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 23, 2009, 10:56 AM
Picked up a Rishi Moon Outpost BP this morning on my way to work. Nice set.

I also traded with a friend to get that MOC Destroyer Droid repack I needed - so now until the Aayla Secura CW wave of figures comes out, I'm all caught up with the CW line!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 23, 2009, 11:31 AM
Awesome Pete, it's a great feeling isn't it?

I did a quick sweep last night and couldn't find the Aayla wave available yet from any of the usual e-tailers, or on eBay, nor have I heard of these being spotted in the UK yet, which are usually good indicators of an impending launch here. So I am skeptical whether we will see these before the end of the year.

On the other hand, if that TLC ESB line is hitting now out West as rumored, I don't see any reason why they cannot push out the TCW Wave 7 before X-Mas. Not sure what the advantage would be in waiting...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 23, 2009, 11:34 AM
On the other hand, if that TLC ESB line is hitting now out West as rumored, I don't see any reason why they cannot push out the TCW Wave 7 before X-Mas. Not sure what the advantage would be in waiting...

Agreed - with the smaller wave sizes (four/five figures) - you would think that it would be much easier for them to rotate in new figures and fill out the rest of the cases with the older figures.

The B-A-D Legacy lines seem like they would need to be much more of a "production" simply because you have to coordinate droid parts in all of the figures in the case.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 24, 2009, 01:16 AM
I found the Turbo Tank at Costco today for $79.99. 8) I dunno what the original price was when it first came out @ stores like Target, Walmart... etc., but I hope I can get this for Christmas!  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 25, 2009, 03:38 PM
Picked up a MIB Rishi Moon Outpost BP this morning...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 26, 2009, 12:55 AM
Picked up Cad Bane! AT A WALGREENS! So happy!  ;D

One of the two super-scores I've scored at this Walgreens ... the last time I bought a major figure here, it was the TAC Darktrooper. This Walgreens normally continuously gets TCW Blue-packaging Wave 1 (which pisses me off  :P), but it just now started getting the new red-carded figures.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Theta 288 on November 27, 2009, 10:39 AM
just picked up the new BP's this morning

(http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab62/Thetasquad288/Picture389.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 29, 2009, 12:32 AM
Scored Space Ahsoka at one of those kiddie toy scores that are open only for the holidays! I'm not impressed too much with the translation of colors.  ::)

But I have Cad Bane, Space Anakin, and all I need now is Denal, and I'll be set with that whole wave!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on November 29, 2009, 02:28 AM
Picked up the Malevolence Padme last night. Great figure.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: tmanthegreat on December 2, 2009, 06:25 PM
Finally scored my Matchstick figure at Wal Mart today.  Now to find another so as to have an "accurate" crew for my Y-wing.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on December 3, 2009, 10:18 AM
Finally found Matchstick and the Clone Tank Gunner today at Walmart - CW wave 10 finished.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: tmanthegreat on December 3, 2009, 12:19 PM
Matchstick has got the be the hardest figure ever to find...  After I scored one yesterday, I went to three other stores hoping to continue my luck.  One had this huge aisle setup with the SW figures.  Lots of the recent ANH, ROTJ, ESB and ROTS waves, as well as parts of the said CW wave - just the Matchsticks had already been cleaned out.  I'll keep hunting as I'd rather not pay for one off ebay at the moment.   
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 3, 2009, 12:23 PM
Scored Matchstick, Padme, Ziro's Assassin droid and the AT-TE Gunner this morning.  Also got the Rishi Moon outpost battle pack and Obi-Wan with the Freeco bike.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: tmanthegreat on December 3, 2009, 05:35 PM
OK, another Matchstick was not so hard to find.  I went to the ghetto Wal Mart of my town, where people tend not to buy action figures, and scored another.  Same store had all SW figures down to $6.00 8)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on December 4, 2009, 05:05 PM
I bought "Adventure" Padme, another Admiral Yularen (for the table, anyone want the Admiral? If so $3+shipping-PM me if interested)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 5, 2009, 09:22 AM
I got my CostCo exclusive AT-TE in the mail yesterday...this thing is monstrous and totally worth the $$$, IMO. It was a long time coming but well worth the wait. My Clone Wars collection is officially complete!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: 77Skywalker on December 7, 2009, 10:45 AM
Yesterday at Toys R Us where I live there were a lot of new Star Wars The Clone Wars Figures.  I only picked the Space suit Ahsoka Tano, Cad Bane, and the Space Suit Anakin.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on December 8, 2009, 01:54 AM
For the FIRST TIME EVER, there were no TCW figures at my local Target! Instead, there was only TLC stuff! Wowzas! That NEVER happens!

Oh, and the Obi-Wan and Dooku Deluxe sets finally made their appearance here. Those two were the only Deluxe sets available, besides the Can-cell set.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on December 12, 2009, 11:04 AM
Picked up Whorm Loathsom yesterday. A figure that was a pegwarmer a month ago has now officially disappeared from my local WM, as I bought the last one.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 12, 2009, 11:14 AM
Scored the 2 Target exclusive battle packs this morning.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 19, 2009, 11:06 PM
Brian's Toys now has the Holocron Heist and Jedi Showdown Battle Packs in stock and available to order. Hopefully this is a good sign they will start showing up at retail soon. I wasn't planning to buy either, but with such a dearth of new product lately, I'll take what I can get, even repacks (shudder).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on December 21, 2009, 10:45 AM
Brian's Toys now has the Holocron Heist and Jedi Showdown Battle Packs in stock and

What is in the Jedi Showdown set?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on December 21, 2009, 10:48 AM
What is in the Jedi Showdown set?

Repacks of Anakin, Obi-Wan, Dooku and Asajj - clicky for boxed pic at RS (http://www.rebelscum.com/2009/TCWBPjedishowdown1.jpg).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 21, 2009, 12:28 PM
Has there been any confirmation one way or the other if any of the figures in either the Jedi Showdown or Holocron Heist battle packs have paint op variations when compared to their single-carded release versions?

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 21, 2009, 04:52 PM
I am 99% sure they are straight re-packs, but I don't have any hard evidence to verify that. I just seem to recall Hasbro mentioning this as the BP direction for the future, repacks versus new product. From what I can tell from looking at the pics closely and comparing them to the carded versions, they are identical.

I do hope I am wrong about that though, I hate re-packs.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on December 24, 2009, 05:41 PM
Found Whorm Loathsom, Jawas, and ARF Trooper for the first time EVER - all at a Walgreens. Does anyone know whether or not the ARF Trooper is harder to find? Because I'm regretting not picking him up.  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on January 2, 2010, 06:03 PM
Just picked up the last Yularen at my local WM. I'm really behind on CW stuff, but thankfully it seems to have a longer shelf life than Legacy.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Roton7 on January 3, 2010, 12:28 AM
Recently picked up:

Rex/Fives 2-pack
Cody/Echo 2-pack
Denal

I've just started buying these figures, so I've got a lot more to get
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on January 3, 2010, 08:25 AM
The Wal-Mart 2-packs like Echo/Cody are 50% off right now.  Just an FYI if anyone was waiting on a lower price or wants extra fodder.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on January 3, 2010, 05:50 PM
Just picked up the last Yularen at my local WM. I'm really behind on CW stuff, but thankfully it seems to have a longer shelf life than Legacy.

Ain't that the truth?  I'm casual on CW stuff and held off on buying Yularen until a few weeks back.  Glad to finally have him and the awesome holo table in my collection.   :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on January 3, 2010, 08:39 PM
Yeah, I kind of like that you don't have to buy CW stuff as soon as you see it, otherwise you'll never see it again. Though I do think I missed the boat on Gree and Matchstick.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on January 4, 2010, 01:07 PM
I came across a totally slashed-open-with-a-switchblade Dooku and Speederbike Deluxe pack. Best part? The Dooku was missing. :o Second best part? The thief just put the package, sans Dooku, neatly back on the peg, with the clear plastic bubble/window slashed vertically. Some people must be really unintelligent to go through all the hard work just to steal a damn action figure.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on January 4, 2010, 10:53 PM
TCW Basic Figs are all but gone at my 2 local Targets. All that's left at this time on my local shelves is an endless assortment of blue/white SL Saessee Tiins and Plo Koons.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on January 8, 2010, 08:42 PM
Picked up a Matchstick tonight at WM.  First time I've seen him at retail.  They had quite a few waves of whatever wave he's from.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 9, 2010, 08:56 AM
Picked up a Matchstick tonight at WM.  First time I've seen him at retail.  They had quite a few waves of whatever wave he's from.

Yeah, I have only seen him twice - both weeks ago. I'm glad I snagged him right away because I have seen a LOT of other figs from this Wave since then but no more Matchsticks. I can't figure out why some random clone is so popular.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 11, 2010, 03:08 PM
Picked up a Matchstick tonight at WM.  First time I've seen him at retail.  They had quite a few waves of whatever wave he's from.

Weird, I swung by Walmart at lunch today, and I actually saw him for only the third time ever. I went ahead and snatched that bad boy up to replace my slightly bendy carded one. So now I have 2.

Wonder what he is fetching on eBay?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on January 20, 2010, 01:05 AM
Scored a few more CW figs lately- the Spacesuit versions of Obi-Wan and Ahsoka, and a Captain Argyus. I could see myself getting another Argyus so I at least had two Senate Commandos.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 20, 2010, 10:04 AM
It's so sad we're posting about buying figures from Waves that were released MONTHS ago.

WTF Hasbro? Why not put out the Hondo/Aayla wave NOW? And then let the Palps/Thi-Sen wave out in late February/early March.

I don't see the strategic advantage in stifling BOTH of these waves until after ToyFair.

RELEASE THE NEW TOYS!!!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on January 21, 2010, 08:31 PM
It's so sad we're posting about buying figures from Waves that were released MONTHS ago.

WTF Hasbro? Why not put out the Hondo/Aayla wave NOW? And then let the Palps/Thi-Sen wave out in late February/early March.

Well, Hasbro can only do so much. And what's out in stores right now is what collectors are buying. But yes, Hasbro should revise their distribution strategies.

And my grandmother bought a Whorm Loathsome for my little brother. Which has me having kunipshin fits because Loathsome is pretty damn hard to find in my area.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 21, 2010, 10:40 PM
How many Whorms ya need? I saw about 20 last night... ;)

One of the local Wally's has a massive supply of the recent TCW waves, just nothing new.

Whatever, just more $$$ for my vintage fix...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on January 22, 2010, 04:22 AM
It's so sad we're posting about buying figures from Waves that were released MONTHS ago.

Well, it's not all bad. I haven't had the scratch to buy most of the CW figs I'd like, and I'm now catching up. I was pretty stoked to find a Clone Cash coupon with my Ahsoka, which was great since I never found any of those before. I may spring for that Endor BP I've seen around lately.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 22, 2010, 10:44 AM
I'm of the opinion that anything Hasbro shows off at SDCC really should be released at retail outlets BEFORE Toy Fair. I don't think they're going to make it with the Aayla/Hondo wave, or that EU TLC wave either.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 5, 2010, 04:56 PM
Picked up Jek, Bly and Aalya Secura this morning. Nice figures.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on February 6, 2010, 04:36 AM
Haven't seen any of 2010 Wave 1 yet. WILL, though. ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 8, 2010, 08:42 PM
Picked up a Cold Weather Anakin this evening - the only new figure left from that case. Card was beaten up so I opened him up just now.

Nice figure, looks like the head is a bit too small, but otherwise it's pretty nice.

I really can't wait to get my hands on the Sidious and Talz figures from this wave, they look great.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 9, 2010, 09:51 AM
Picked up a Cold Weather Anakin this evening - the only new figure left from that case. Card was beaten up so I opened him up just now.

Nice figure, looks like the head is a bit too small, but otherwise it's pretty nice.

I really can't wait to get my hands on the Sidious and Talz figures from this wave, they look great.

Pete - awesome score! What store did you find him at? I haven't heard much about Wave 2 hitting any retail outlets yet...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 9, 2010, 12:49 PM
Hmm, blessed by the Toy Gods once again.

I found the whole new TCW Wave of Deluxe Vehicle/Fig packs at TRU this morning, fresh off the truck. Again, only 1 of each and no new figure re-stocks. Odd. Of course I bought them all immediately and they are AWESOME. Cody looks a little sloppy, but the AT-RT is freaking magnificent. Even the Sport Skiff is kinda cool, since I have no recollection of the original.


TRU has also dropped their basic figure prices to $6.99. And they're now stocking the BOGO packs ala Target and Walmart.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 11, 2010, 09:38 AM
Picked up a Cold Weather Anakin this evening - the only new figure left from that case. Card was beaten up so I opened him up just now.

Nice figure, looks like the head is a bit too small, but otherwise it's pretty nice.

I really can't wait to get my hands on the Sidious and Talz figures from this wave, they look great.

Pete - awesome score! What store did you find him at? I haven't heard much about Wave 2 hitting any retail outlets yet...

Nevermind, I found Snow Anakin last night at Walmart, along with Thi-Sen and the Tactical Droid. No sign of Stone or Sidious though.

Oh, it's on now!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on February 11, 2010, 10:07 AM
I found the Bly/Aayla wave at Target in Minneapolis yesterday.  Woohoo!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on February 12, 2010, 07:40 PM
Picked up the Aayla/Jedk/Bly/Hondo wave along with the 3 new deluxe sets today at Target.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedipurge on February 16, 2010, 08:29 PM
found Ayala @ 2 different Targets, 1 Target had complete wave, really diggin' her.  Will be using her for a younger padawan version.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 18, 2010, 10:19 PM
Picked up a second opener Freco speeder and a second opener Cold Weather Gear Anakin today - gonna use the Obi-Wan in his Jedi Starfighter and gonna put the Anakin in the speeder.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 18, 2010, 10:54 PM
I saw the new Deluxe sets at Walmart for the first time tonight and picked up the AT-RT and Desert Skiff for $15.97 so I could return the two I got jacked up for at TRU to the tune of $19.99 each.  ::)

I would have bought the BARC Speeder too and done the same thing but I didn't have the spare cash on me. Still, that's found money I can easily get back into my pocket. Screw TRU.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: David on February 19, 2010, 09:54 PM
Picked up Thi-Sen at TRU today. AWESOME figure. 8)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: speedermike on February 20, 2010, 07:29 PM
However, TRU has the best figure prices right now...6.99!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 21, 2010, 10:03 PM
I saw remnants of the TCW Wave 2 at a Target Friday, but they only had Snow Anakin and the repacks left. Stone and Sidious eluded me yet AGAIN.  >:(

I hate the spotty arrival of this Wave. I can't swing a dead cat without hitting Wave 1, but Wave 2 is proving to be as hard to nail down as the Legacy TPM Wave when it first hit. Sucks!

The Deluxe Vehicle Fig sets are EVERYWHERE down here now.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 21, 2010, 11:53 PM
Scored a complete set of the latest Clone Wars Deluxe figures this morning (AT-RT, Cody w/BARC Speeder, Anakin w/Desert Skiff).

I already had my MIB Anakin and Cody sets, so I opened those figures today - the AT-RT will stay MIB until I find another.

I don't know what it is about the Anakin set, but I really like it.

The Cody set isn't much to write home about. It would have been nice if they had given this version of Cody the same hips as the ARF Trooper figure, they already put a different torso on the figure (there's no peg hole in his back for Cody's jetpack) so why not take it one step further and give us the ball jointed hips?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on February 22, 2010, 12:10 AM
If memory serves, none of the CW Cody's have a hole for a jet pack.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 22, 2010, 12:26 AM
Saw the new Deluxe at WM, however the one set I did want (the ARF with AT-RT) was gone.  Lots of Freeco's, BARCs, and Anakin on sport whatever...  Not one AT-RT.  Bummer.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 22, 2010, 02:41 PM
If memory serves, none of the CW Cody's have a hole for a jet pack.

Am I thinking of the realistic line version of Cody? Oops, my bad...

Oh well - then basically the Cody figure is the same figure as the individual release figure.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 22, 2010, 10:27 PM
Really lucked out today at lunch and scored the remaining 2 figs I needed from TCW Wave 2: Stone and Sidious. I was freaking ecstatic...Target had 2 cases freshly stocked on the pegs.

Once I snag the TRU Exclusive STAP I am back off the Hunt...hooray!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on February 26, 2010, 09:02 AM
Found the AT RT last night.  For $16, he's pretty cool. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Muftak on February 26, 2010, 04:39 PM
Picked up a Thi-Sen at Wal*Mart today. Not a Clone Wars collector (only have a handful of impulse figures so far) but what can I say? I couldn't resist a good Talz figure, and that "Trespass" episode was the best one so far IMHAHO.

Also saw the Anakin and Desert Skiff set and felt a real twinge of POTF2 nostalgia. If only Buff Luke could've had those cool goggles.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on February 27, 2010, 03:20 PM
I picked up two more AT-RTs this morning. They make nice escorts for the Turbo Tanks.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on February 28, 2010, 01:51 AM
I have yet to see the new 2010 waves.  :(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on February 28, 2010, 11:21 AM
I always see the left overs.  Oh, well.  They'll start to hang out eventually.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on February 28, 2010, 04:53 PM
I have yet to see the new 2010 waves.  :(

I've seen tons of the Hondo wave out there, but none of the latter wave.  I don't really care though...If I see some of the new figs then I'll buy them on a case by case basis as I do with all CW figs.  I won't lose sleep if I never see them.   :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 1, 2010, 08:48 AM
grabbed Thi-Sen and that Tactical Droid from the same wave at Target yesterday in South Bend, In.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on March 1, 2010, 06:08 PM
And I found them (Hondo wave) at Target today.   :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 1, 2010, 07:29 PM
Picked up second openers of TX-20 and the Talz Chief today for my loose CW collection. Both figures are really nice IMHO.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 3, 2010, 11:12 PM
Picked up four TRU Battledroid w/STAP exclusives today - one for my MIB collection, two to open and one for a friend.

Nice set, very happy to add it to my CW collection. Not too thrilled about the price, since only a year a half ago we were getting two STAPs and two figures for $20, but thanks to Hasbro math, the economy has resulted in a 150+% price increase!

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 4, 2010, 11:05 AM
I scored my STAP exclusive set this morning as well, and I really relieved to have it. I'm officially back OFF the Hunt now. (whew)

I will be curious to see how long it is before that next wave of BP's start showing up. At Toyfair Hasbro had them pegged for March.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 4, 2010, 02:46 PM
Picked up second openers of TX-20 and the Talz Chief today for my loose CW collection. Both figures are really nice IMHO.

Yes, love Thi-Sen and love how the armor can come on and off.  The figure is really tall (just a hair shorter than Preview Wookiee Warrior) and I'll definitely be building an army of these Talz!!  Fantastic figure.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on March 4, 2010, 04:14 PM
Nice set, very happy to add it to my CW collection. Not too thrilled about the price, since only a year a half ago we were getting two STAPs and two figures for $20, but thanks to Hasbro math, the economy has resulted in a 150+% price increase!

Worse still is that a BP from two years ago had two STAPS and three figures for $20.

I will be curious to see how long it is before that next wave of BP's start showing up. At Toyfair Hasbro had them pegged for March.

Is the next wave of BPs the wave filled with repacked figures? I could be wrong, but I think those are available online.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 4, 2010, 07:56 PM

Is the next wave of BPs the wave filled with repacked figures? I could be wrong, but I think those are available online.

Not sure about the TLC ones, but the 2 TCW BP's are definitely both straight repacks, yes. They have been available online for awhile, but I'm in no big rush on these so I'm fine to wait them out at my local haunts.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on March 6, 2010, 03:57 AM
I went to a Target known for its hit-or-miss finds. And I found some GREAT finds! What interested me the most were the repack Dooku's and Kit Fisto's that had the call-out sticker for Nahdarr Vebb! I was expecting these to be found only on the Aayla/Sidious Waves.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 6, 2010, 07:34 AM
I went to a Target known for its hit-or-miss finds. And I found some GREAT finds! What interested me the most were the repack Dooku's and Kit Fisto's that had the call-out sticker for Nahdarr Vebb! I was expecting these to be found only on the Aayla/Sidious Waves.

There are previously released figures that accompany the nine new figures that were spread out over the two most recent waves. So far I've seen Obi-Wan, Anakin, Cody, Rex, Kit Fisto, Dooku, Matchstick, Cad Bane and Yoda with stickers. Also when wave 13 case and the revision case hit there will also be Echo (stupid to bring him out again, he is the WORST selling Clonetrooper around here), Grievous and the Droideka with stickers.

Moving on to my recent purchases....last night I picked up some more figures to build out my ranks - a couple TX-20s, another Talz Chief and the Battledroid w/Scout Tank....
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 6, 2010, 06:48 PM
Today I picked up another Anakin w/Desert Skiff, another Obi-Wan w/Freeco speeder and finally an opener of the ARF Trooper w/AT-RT.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on March 12, 2010, 09:34 PM
Found fresh cases of last year's Whorm Loathsome/Admiral Yularen waves at both Wally World and TRU today.  Kind of odd.  Not too disappointed as I never got those two guys (and more Jawas!).

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on March 12, 2010, 11:31 PM
Yeah, Loathsom and Yularen are great figures. I was pleasantly surprised with them after I opened them. Nice score!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Brian on March 18, 2010, 11:21 AM
I forget what the wave numbers are for the CW line, and whether or not they start over each year or not, but I found the Thi-Sen/Anakin/Palpatine/etc. wave at Target yesterday.  I picked up Thi-Sen, Anakin, Palpatine, and the Tactical Droid.  A pretty nice wave overall, I especially like the Talz - nicely done.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 18, 2010, 12:56 PM
Interestingly, I have seen TONS of TCW Wave 3 here recently, mostly in Targets, but Wave 2 has completely disappeared. I really wanted another Hondo and Aayla for openers, but you can't find any of that wave anywhere around here anymore. I never even saw this wave hit at Walmart. I saw them first at TRU and snagged them, but they never restocked after that first case. I saw a few more at Target but they didn't last long and were definitely never in the numbers that I have seen for Wave 3.

I'm starting to wonder if those will ever trickle out again.

Oh, and like others, I have seen a recent glut of older TCW waves hit the shelves, mostly that horrid Padme assortment. I think something must have gone down at the warehouse and they had to dump those in a hurry.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: tmanthegreat on March 18, 2010, 01:51 PM
I found the new AT-RT at Target the other day.  These seem to be somewhat hard to find as it was only the second one I've seen between the several TRUs, Targets and Wal Marts in my area (versus tons of the Count Dooku Speederbikes).

This is actually a cool little vehicle and well worth the price.  It is smaller than the ROTS AT-RT and lacks the walking feature, but seems better-proportioned and has a better chin gun feature.  The ROTS AT-RT gunner figure looks good on it.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on March 18, 2010, 08:28 PM
Found tons of wave 3 (and some wave 2, which hasn't shown up on its own yet) today at Wal Mart.  Bought them all.   ;D  These are some of the best CW figs yet, and nothing beats dudes in snow gear.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on March 19, 2010, 07:10 PM
I got the newest wave (Snowbi Wan) plus a Commander Bly figure.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 24, 2010, 03:18 PM
Got in a bunch of stuff from EE today, part of that order was a case of the latest BattlePacks, so today I got:


All I need to do is find the SnObi-Wan wave and I'll be "done" with the Red/White Clone Wars line....
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on March 28, 2010, 10:52 AM
I picked up an AAT vehicle today. Target has the $25 vehicle assortment on sale for $17 this week.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on March 28, 2010, 01:52 PM
Hmm... I might dabble a bit.  I kind of like the little Snail Tank thing (not sure the real name for it.)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 2, 2010, 12:48 AM
File this one under a "Lousy Find"....

I went to a nearby WalMart tonight and they were stocking the shelves.

There were about seven toy pallets being worked and three of them heavily contained Hasbro action figure cases.

There was a healthy amount of Iron Man 2, Marvel Universe, Transformers and GI Joe. There were also twelve cases of Clone Wars figures.

Now, I've seen reports from some of you in the last few weeks of walking into a WalMart and seeing a lot of the most recent wave (Snowgear Obi-Wan, Firefighter Droid, Magnaguard, etc...) - I hoped I had stumbled upon the same thing.

Unfortunately all twelve cases were 2009 Wave 4 - which was actually the second Red/White wave of Clone Wars figures that was released back in August of 2009.

You read that right - twelve cases of the Whorm Loathsom/Soft Goods Yoda/Admiral Yularen/Commando Droid/etc... wave

Figures that to this day, you can pretty much find ANYWHERE if you look around...

I guess I won't be checking back at this WalMart anytime soon....   >:(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 2, 2010, 11:51 AM
File this one under a "Lousy Find"....

I went to a nearby WalMart tonight and they were stocking the shelves.

There were about seven toy pallets being worked and three of them heavily contained Hasbro action figure cases.

There was a healthy amount of Iron Man 2, Marvel Universe, Transformers and GI Joe. There were also twelve cases of Clone Wars figures.

Now, I've seen reports from some of you in the last few weeks of walking into a WalMart and seeing a lot of the most recent wave (Snowgear Obi-Wan, Firefighter Droid, Magnaguard, etc...) - I hoped I had stumbled upon the same thing.

Unfortunately all twelve cases were 2009 Wave 4 - which was actually the second Red/White wave of Clone Wars figures that was released back in August of 2009.

You read that right - twelve cases of the Whorm Loathsom/Soft Goods Yoda/Admiral Yularen/Commando Droid/etc... wave

Figures that to this day, you can pretty much find ANYWHERE if you look around...

I guess I won't be checking back at this WalMart anytime soon....   >:(

Dude, I am seeing the same thing here...pegs go 6 or 7 deep on Yularens, Fistos, Padmes, etc. They are never going to move these steamers, not even for $6 a pop.

What drives me crazy is the thought that somewhere out there is a whole warehouse full of Hondos, Aaylas, and the 2 successive waves that are gathering dust for no apparent reason. I guess we'll see those in a similar glut come July.  ::)

I'm fine with stores getting 12 cases of new TCW figures - just make sure they are the latest ones and they will sell. Otherwise, instant peg warmers.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 2, 2010, 03:45 PM
I'm fine with stores getting 12 cases of new TCW figures - just make sure they are the latest ones and they will sell. Otherwise, instant peg warmers.

Exactly - if one or two of the cases out of the 12 had been that wave, it really wouldn't have bothered me.

If there had been a mix of the Hondo/Bly/Aayla/Jek wave and the Stone/Sidious/Thi-Sen/Snow Anakin/TX-20 wave and the Snow Kenobi/Snow Rex/Firefighter Droid/Magnaguard wave - that would have been totally fine with me.

It still boggles my mind that a case for a wave that was supposed to be out in August is still shipping in such quantities.

Is situations like this the reason that Hasbro has been thumping their chest that the Clone Wars line did so well? As always stores like WalMart over-ordered the first two waves and are still working through them, yet, from Hasbro's perspective, those were sold to WalMart ages ago...

Ignorance is bliss I suppose...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on April 2, 2010, 08:17 PM
Interesting how some stores have yet to put the newer figures on the pegs, but only put out the older ones. I have not seen one figure from the Adventure Padme/Ziro's Droid wave EVER. And the Luminara wave has become pretty common now.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 3, 2010, 08:24 AM

Unfortunately all twelve cases were 2009 Wave 4 - which was actually the second Red/White wave of Clone Wars figures that was released back in August of 2009.

You read that right - twelve cases of the Whorm Loathsom/Soft Goods Yoda/Admiral Yularen/Commando Droid/etc... wave

Figures that to this day, you can pretty much find ANYWHERE if you look around...


Yeah, what the HELL?  I found this plus cases on pallets from the release in November 2008!  With the little red box on the side of the case that says not to put out before Nov. 11 2008.

I have a bunch of Targets and Walmarts around me, and I've been going all over hunting for Talz Warriors, but I've only found the Talz wave at 1 Target, on 3 occasions, totaling 4 Talz warriors.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 3, 2010, 10:17 AM
Yeah, what the HELL?  I found this plus cases on pallets from the release in November 2008!  With the little red box on the side of the case that says not to put out before Nov. 11 2008.

I have a bunch of Targets and Walmarts around me, and I've been going all over hunting for Talz Warriors, but I've only found the Talz wave at 1 Target, on 3 occasions, totaling 4 Talz warriors.

Hey Dressel - remember back a couple of years ago when it was announced that the Mattel/Disney Cars line had lead paint in/on them? And then there was a scandal where a lot of the toy factories in China were using lead-based paint? Well, that red sticker has nothing to do with shelf dates. That sticker actually reads "Production Date After November XX, 2008" - this sticker is an indication that it does not contain any product with lead-based paint.

Sorry, if that was preaching, I've seen a lot of collectors make that mistake and with those red stickers so eye-catching (I guess that's the point), it's hard not to see the date and think that it's a "do not put out until..." type of thing.

Of course it still doesn't excuse this type of thing happening.

The WalMart closest to me got in more Clone Wars cases and they were also from this same wave.

Earlier in the week, I checked a WalMart near my job and it too had received and put out about three or four cases of this wave.

I'd really like to know what the hell is going on with distribution that all of a sudden, WalMart is getting an unbelievable onslaught of product that for the most part are the peg warmers out of every new wave that ships. That's just what my local WalMart needed - when it's already clogged with Yularen, Jawa 2-packs, and Echo figures - more of all three!

While there are some out there who prefer to drink Darryl's kool-aid, I'm inclined to believe that this was the scenario:

Step 1: WalMart looks at sales data and decides that the comic-packs really aren't that great of sellers, so they scrutinize the three packs they are getting as exclusives and instead of picking on the two packs with droids and troopers, they look for something they can find "objectionable" about the Rebel Pilots pack - they find it in the last panel where the bald chick meets her cousin and that cousin proclaims that they are to be married. Even though around the world and in 24 states in the US you can marry even your first cousin (not something I condone, but whatever) they declare the comic unsuitable and don't want it anymore

Step 2: Hasbro lawyers get involved because now Hasbro has made the product, WalMart has paid the bill, and WalMart wants a refund. Hasbro isn't really inclined to do that since there is no guarantee that another retailer will pick up the Rebel Pilots pack. So instead of giving WalMart a refund for 1/3 of their exclusive comic pack order, the Hasbro lawyers instead offer to send Walmart, (drum roll...) Clone Wars product, because after all, that's the line that's kicking butt and taking names at retail.

Step 3: WalMart agrees. Hasbro in turn essentially screws WalMart over 'cause they've been sitting on a MOUNTAIN of product from August 2009 - the 2nd wave of the Red/White Clone Wars figures. WalMart doesn't really care what figures are in the assortments 'cause it's product that they THINK they can easily sell and gladly accepts it. Deal done, all is once again "right" in the Hasbro/WalMart relationship.

Step 4: Hasbro gets a win-win scenario because online retailers pick up the Rebel Pilots comic pack and they end up not stuck with those either.


While I know this sounds like I watch too much TV or some sort of fantasy, this kind of stuff happens all the time between businesses, the last thing Hasbro would want to do is refund WalMart their money and offering WalMart other product in exchange would always been the preferred course of action, since it means that the business making the product will still be able to declare that income come end-of-quarter - and for a publically traded company, all that really matters is how much income you can declare and whether or not you meet the street's expectations for your company so your stock price doesn't tank.

One more thing - because you think I'm crazy about why WalMart picked on the Rebel Pilots set and didn't seem to care about the two Shadow Commando set - take a look at the comic that comes with General Weir and the Shadow Commando - in it, a character we've even gotten a figure of before, Ten Numb is taken prisoner by General Weir, his hand is cut off and he is essentially tortured to death. The last time I checked, even though it happens, the Geneva convention states that you can't torture/maim/kill prisoners of war. So if WalMart was so determined to trim the comic-packs they were getting by 1/3, I would think that a story that features something that really IS illegal in our world as opposed to something that, in many places, actually is not. The truth is that they left the set with Weir alone because it is two troopers, and troopers sell. Same thing with the IG-97 pack - droids sell so they left that one alone too.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 3, 2010, 03:15 PM
Call me paranoid, but I think that sounds entirely plausible. I just wonder how Hasbro got stuck with that mountain of TCW figures in the first place. Those waves weren't really all that hard to find last year when they originally hit, at least that's my recollection.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on April 3, 2010, 10:12 PM
The only problem with that scenario is that it's not just WM - TRU and Target are getting that same case in bulk right now, and have been for about a month.  I think it's a case of Hasbro cleaning out the warehouse big time, but who's to say.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on April 3, 2010, 10:46 PM
I went to a local convention and was amazed to find an absence of TCW figures! I found scores (SCORES!) of TLC red-phase figures, but only found a few TCW figures: Cold Gear Anakin & Obi-Wan, Fire Patrol Droid, and Commander Cody. It was mainly a few figures from the latest 2010 Waves 2-3 cases (minus Sidious and Talz Dude :().
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 5, 2010, 06:02 AM


I'd really like to know what the hell is going on with distribution that all of a sudden, WalMart is getting an unbelievable onslaught of product that for the most part are the peg warmers out of every new wave that ships.

The newer waves also have not been popping up on HTS.com of late, at least for Star Wars.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 7, 2010, 05:50 PM
I got Aayla Secura and Commander Bly from www.thecollectorate.net

Considering I didn't have to waste money on gas to find them, it was worth the little bit extra. I haven't seen this wave at all and those were the two I really wanted from it. I might pick up a Hondo, but if I don't find him, it's no big deal.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ryan on April 8, 2010, 02:36 AM
I got Aayla Secura and Commander Bly from www.thecollectorate.net

Considering I didn't have to waste money on gas to find them, it was worth the little bit extra. I haven't seen this wave at all and those were the two I really wanted from it. I might pick up a Hondo, but if I don't find him, it's no big deal.

Prices look a bit scalperish on that site... I may not have purchased any figures since early January, but last I checked a sinlge Legends Chewbacca isn't worth $12 not including the shipping. I could walk into any number of stores around and find that figure for 2/3 that price... Most basic figures on that site are priced over $10, and I din't see anything there not overpriced. Yeah it's cool getting figures you don't have but why overpay and support these kinds of sites? Seems kind of silly to me...

I guess i just don't have in me anymore to pay that much for a figure. I found some scanning troopers the other day, at Kohls so they were $10 or $11 a piece or something like that and I decided to pass. It wasn't too long ago that I would have probably picked up at least one of them.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 8, 2010, 12:41 PM
It's due to the way Hasbro packs figures that they have to charge more. They know (as do most of us) that the new figures would sell like crazy, leaving the retailer with unwanted figures. So many sites sell figures at a higher rate to take account for the loss they would have otherwise.

$2 more isn't scalping to me. And you know you'll have to pay shipping with any site you order from, so that' basically a wash.

What you CAN count on from thecollectorate.com is their rating. They check each and every piece, look for flaws in the packaging and rate it as such. Also, they literally CLEAN every item of particles on the cardboard and/or bubble. The packing material they use is biodegradable, so they are doing their part to be as "green" as possible.

I happen to know both of the owners there and believe me, they don't want to charge the extra cost, but have to in order to justify staying in business and not take the loss on the older figures. If Hasbro would get THEIR act together and go back to solid new figures in cases, it wouldn't be an issue. Then you'd see prices drop everywhere. Also, the customer service you get with thecollectorate.com is better than if not the best out there. They'll go out of the way to help you if it takes that.

Heck, many places don't even allow you to order specific figures anymore. You either have to order the whole wave or the whole case. Those sites have realized that they can't recoup the cost otherwise.

So like I said, a figure here or there isn't all that bad to me. I'm all caught up on SW, Halo, TF and only need 2 Marvel Universe figures. So that means I won't need to go shopping for several weeks or longer. That's a lot of gas, time, and money saved. I consider that every time I purchase online. If it looks like I can save in the long run by buying online, then I'll do it. This was one of those times.

Resepctfully,
Sal
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 8, 2010, 12:48 PM
The only problem with that scenario is that it's not just WM - TRU and Target are getting that same case in bulk right now, and have been for about a month.  I think it's a case of Hasbro cleaning out the warehouse big time, but who's to say.

Maybe I'm lucky or maybe they just haven't made it out to the East Coast yet, but so far, the Target I frequent and the TRU near my work both have yet to be over-run with this wave.

At the Target, I asked them to pull the last case they had in the back and it was a Thi-Sen wave. There was a kid with his mom there and he was excited to see figures like Sidious, TX-20 and Anakin - since I already had that wave it was cool to see his excitement - I even pulled out one of the $5 off $20 coupons I had in my wallet for his mother to use.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on April 8, 2010, 08:26 PM
It's due to the way Hasbro packs figures that they have to charge more. They know (as do most of us) that the new figures would sell like crazy, leaving the retailer with unwanted figures. So many sites sell figures at a higher rate to take account for the loss they would have otherwise.

$2 more isn't scalping to me. And you know you'll have to pay shipping with any site you order from, so that' basically a wash.

What you CAN count on from thecollectorate.com is their rating. They check each and every piece, look for flaws in the packaging and rate it as such. Also, they literally CLEAN every item of particles on the cardboard and/or bubble. The packing material they use is biodegradable, so they are doing their part to be as "green" as possible.

I happen to know both of the owners there and believe me, they don't want to charge the extra cost, but have to in order to justify staying in business and not take the loss on the older figures. If Hasbro would get THEIR act together and go back to solid new figures in cases, it wouldn't be an issue. Then you'd see prices drop everywhere. Also, the customer service you get with thecollectorate.com is better than if not the best out there. They'll go out of the way to help you if it takes that.

Heck, many places don't even allow you to order specific figures anymore. You either have to order the whole wave or the whole case. Those sites have realized that they can't recoup the cost otherwise.

So like I said, a figure here or there isn't all that bad to me. I'm all caught up on SW, Halo, TF and only need 2 Marvel Universe figures. So that means I won't need to go shopping for several weeks or longer. That's a lot of gas, time, and money saved. I consider that every time I purchase online. If it looks like I can save in the long run by buying online, then I'll do it. This was one of those times.

Resepctfully,
Sal


I'll have to echo your thoughts on The Collectorate. The basic figures might be seen as too expensive, but I was able to pick one up that I was missing for less than I would have spent normally. Plus EE charges $12.99 or so for their individual figures. I don't view that as scalping so much as having to make some profit.The bigger items are much more reasonably priced. I got the EE Mando sets for around $35 each, which would not have happened with any other site. In addition, the service was top notch and the shipping was very fast. I was very pleased and plan to order again in the future.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: 77Skywalker on April 14, 2010, 10:14 PM
I picked the Cold Weather gear Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Speeder with Count Dooku last weekend.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 15, 2010, 12:25 PM
Picked up the last Freeco speeder I wanted this morning using one of the Hasbro $5 off coupons, figured that today was the best day to do it since today's the day the coupon expires...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 19, 2010, 08:45 AM
I got Aayla Secura and Commander Bly from www.thecollectorate.net

Considering I didn't have to waste money on gas to find them, it was worth the little bit extra. I haven't seen this wave at all and those were the two I really wanted from it. I might pick up a Hondo, but if I don't find him, it's no big deal.

I've been getting tired of running to Target, Walmart and TRU looking only for Talz Warriors, and coming up empty.  So I placed an order for 4 with collectorate.

I'm not looking for anything else right now and I know with the handful of Talz Warriors I did find last month, with all the gas and time I wasted I might as well have just ordered 10 from thecollectorate.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 19, 2010, 10:58 AM
I'm VERY close to breaking down and ordering the Jedi Showdown and Holocron Heist BP's online. I have already started scouring eBay, but those auctions are always more expensive than the brick and mortar prices. I just have this fear that as soon as I order them I will find them in a store.

This one really puzzles me. Those things have been out for months, and I am very thorough in my store hunts, so I seriously doubt I could have missed them. Even the Targets that have sold through their BP's don't seem to be re-stocking.

I am starting to suspect that they only made a small run of these in the red/white packaing, and will be releasing them en masse months from now in the new packaging. Still it doesn't explain why these have been easily found across the country at Targets and TRU's, but none have shown up here.  >:(

These are literally the last 2 things I need until Fall, it's like being so close to the finish line but perpetually coming up short. Ugh...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 19, 2010, 02:35 PM
I would hold out a bit more. This weekend was the first time I saw all four battlepacks from that case at once in the same store. So they are still shipping.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on April 19, 2010, 05:13 PM
I would hold out a bit more. This weekend was the first time I saw all four battlepacks from that case at once in the same store. So they are still shipping.

I'm in the same area as Pete and I have seen them several times, particularly at Toys R Us.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 19, 2010, 06:17 PM
Well, it's good to know they are still shipping, at least. It really seems like all the retail outlets around here have stopped ordering new product altogether. I wonder if it's just a general retail malaise or if Hasbro is having a hard time supplying new product.

The last new thing our TRU's got were the TCW Walmart Exclusive 2 packs. I'm not kidding...these showed up just last week. Not a single new figure, BP, etc though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on April 19, 2010, 06:31 PM
The last new thing our TRU's got were the TCW Walmart Exclusive 2 packs.

Are they charging the same as what WM was when they had them?  I can't think of a single past exclusive that ended up getting dumped at a competitor.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on April 19, 2010, 06:57 PM
I'm VERY close to breaking down and ordering the Jedi Showdown and Holocron Heist BP's online. I have already started scouring eBay, but those auctions are always more expensive than the brick and mortar prices. I just have this fear that as soon as I order them I will find them in a store.

This one really puzzles me. Those things have been out for months, and I am very thorough in my store hunts, so I seriously doubt I could have missed them. Even the Targets that have sold through their BP's don't seem to be re-stocking.

I am starting to suspect that they only made a small run of these in the red/white packaing, and will be releasing them en masse months from now in the new packaging. Still it doesn't explain why these have been easily found across the country at Targets and TRU's, but none have shown up here.  >:(

These are literally the last 2 things I need until Fall, it's like being so close to the finish line but perpetually coming up short. Ugh...

I saw the two Clone Wars BPs at a local Target yesterday. It's the first time I've seen them, and with all of the Gelagrubs around, I was quite surprised. Hopefully you can find them before too long. Good luck.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 20, 2010, 01:13 AM
Well - an after-work trip to a local Toys R Us finally helped me reach one of my two Clone Wars milestones...

I finally found the final Red/White Clone Wars wave and I was able to get a complete set of all four figures MOC for my MIB/MIP/MOC collection. So as far as my packaged collection goes, I am now done with the Clone Wars line until August (yeah!)

I was also able to grab a couple of Snow-gear Obi-Wans and a Magnaguard to open, so I'm getting closer to being done with my opened Clone Wars collection until August, only need four Firefighter Droids, three Magnaguards and two Cold-weather Captain Rex figures and I'll be done with Clone Wars until August.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on April 20, 2010, 02:49 AM
I have yet to find any of the TCW 2010 waves - which is beginning to worry me, considering it's the TCW line that's due to get more figures before Fall 2010.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 20, 2010, 02:21 AM
The last new thing our TRU's got were the TCW Walmart Exclusive 2 packs.

Are they charging the same as what WM was when they had them?  I can't think of a single past exclusive that ended up getting dumped at a competitor.

I'm not sure...I'll try to check again today when I roll by there. I did notice that they didn't have the "Walmart Exclusive" sticker that the original batch came with.

I've heard of other WM exclusives getting dumped at Ross too, so apparently this is a recent trend.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on April 20, 2010, 11:18 AM
They are $14.99 (as I reported last thursday over a Yak.)  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on April 20, 2010, 11:36 AM
They are $14.99 (as I reported last thursday over a Yak.)  ;)

I must have read right over the price the other day - I swear it wasn't there earlier.    :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on April 20, 2010, 11:38 AM
They are $14.99 (as I reported last thursday over a Yak.)  ;)

I must have read right over the price the other day - I swear it wasn't there earlier.    :)

Oops, I updated it later, but I had it on our facebook (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3929125&id=202559486798&comments&ref=mf) page last week.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 22, 2010, 08:17 AM
Finally having some luck with the final Red/White Clone Wars wave, I scored the following last night:

3x Magnaguard v2
2x Captain Rex in Cold Weather Gear
1x Firefighter Droid
1x Snow Gear Obi-Wan Kenobi

So for this wave I'm down to just needing three more Firefighter Droids and I'll be done with Clone Wars until the "Shadow of the Darkside" packaging starts to hit.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 22, 2010, 09:54 AM
Awesome Pete, nice work! I assume you scored those at Walmart?

I'm still clusterhunting all over for the new BP's, but during my travels I have noticed that there are no new figures around here anymore. I only saw the MagnaGuard 1 time, which was weeks ago.

No one seems to be restocking any of the 2010 waves anymore either. Walmart has still never gotten Wave 1, and Target has still never gotten Wave 3. Even Wave 2 has dried up aside from Snow Ani who seems to be the pegwarmer of the lot.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 22, 2010, 05:41 PM
Awesome Pete, nice work! I assume you scored those at Walmart?

No - TRU actually. I haven't really been hitting WM or Target lately since I've been mostly focusing on getting the EU wave and the Force Unleashed box sets.

Have these been hitting again in WMs? They hit once around here and didn't seem to be replenished, then the Whorm Loathsom wave/curse came through and that's all Targets and WMs seem to have had lately, more and more cases of that eight month old case.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 23, 2010, 09:03 PM
Hit up a TRU this morning hoping to score the EU wave, instead I was able to score another Firefighter Droid - only two more to get and I'll be done with CW until August!!!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on May 1, 2010, 01:04 PM
Although I've been catching up w/ the TCW collections, it upsets me that Targets in my area only put up Waves 1-5 of the red-phase collection. The wave including Luminara is seldom seen on-shelf, and I have never seen the wave which includes Adventure Padme.

Which pretty much halts any chance of seeing 2010 Waves 1-3, which is a shame because these are probably the best waves from the collection thus far.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 1, 2010, 08:19 PM
Got my TRU.com order of four more Firefighter Droids yesterday - that means I'm done with Clone Wars until August!!!! Yeah!!!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on May 2, 2010, 12:17 PM
Got my TRU.com order of four more Firefighter Droids yesterday - that means I'm done with Clone Wars until August!!!! Yeah!!!

Thre three I got from anotheR Site came Thursday, so I'm done with the exception of another AT-RT I'd like.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: STARKILLER on May 9, 2010, 03:20 PM
just scored a cold weather rex and magnaguard at tru,lovin this price cut  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: STARKILLER on May 12, 2010, 04:00 PM
bought another magnaguard at tru,LOVE this sale!!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 13, 2010, 09:49 AM
bought another magnaguard at tru,LOVE this sale!!

What's wrong with your TRU that they keep stocking new TCW figures? Don't they realize this is against their business model of only stocking Clone Wars figures from 2009?

I literally might have a heart attack if I walked into a TRU around here and found a Clone Wars figures less than six months old.

You can't even order a Magnaguard direct from Hasbro! I guess my dreams of finding one for opening is dead.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: STARKILLER on May 13, 2010, 11:44 AM
bought another magnaguard at tru,LOVE this sale!!

What's wrong with your TRU that they keep stocking new TCW figures? Don't they realize this is against their business model of only stocking Clone Wars figures from 2009?

I literally might have a heart attack if I walked into a TRU around here and found a Clone Wars figures less than six months old.

You can't even order a Magnaguard direct from Hasbro! I guess my dreams of finding one for opening is dead.
lol,u are gonna hate me but i found and bought another cold weather rex today,also saw 2 more magnaguards,if it makes u feel any better it was at a different tru  :P  
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: STARKILLER on May 13, 2010, 11:49 AM
in light of McMetal's post i would just like to throw this out there,up until about a week ago i did not even see wave 2 with sidious,heck,i have only seen that wave in full 1 time at wal mart back in march,so dont feel bad man,on the other hand i am sure they will be hitting ur area soon,heck,if they are hitting here then they should be everywhere being we rarely get squat 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 13, 2010, 12:19 PM
Oh they hit here alright but if you blinked you missed them. I have all of them MOC but I wanted some extras for opening and there are none to be found. :(

Maybe we'll see some this summer.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on May 13, 2010, 07:39 PM
Scored Rex, Magnaguard, and the Firefighter Droid at WM tonight.  First time seeing them at retail, but I haven't really been hunting for them so this was nice.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: STARKILLER on May 14, 2010, 02:41 PM
the only place i saw these hit was tru,nice find
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on May 27, 2010, 08:48 PM
Wowzers! Scored both Cold Weather Gear Anakin and Obi-Wan at a Target that has not put up any 2010 Star Wars products at all. If I remember correctly, I saw Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Cad Bane, Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Cold Weather Anakin and Obi-Wan, all featuring Nahdarr stickers. Pleasantly surprised, except I was puzzled why only Cold Weather Anakin from TCW 2010 Wave 2 was present on the shelves, without a Sidious or Talz in sight. I wouldn't expect CWG Anakin to be the last on the shelves.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 27, 2010, 09:42 PM
Wowzers! Scored both Cold Weather Gear Anakin and Obi-Wan at a Target that has not put up any 2010 Star Wars products at all. If I remember correctly, I saw Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Cad Bane, Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Cold Weather Anakin and Obi-Wan, all featuring Nahdarr stickers. Pleasantly surprised, except I was puzzled why only Cold Weather Anakin from TCW 2010 Wave 2 was present on the shelves, without a Sidious or Talz in sight. I wouldn't expect CWG Anakin to be the last on the shelves.

Because those snow figures are part of a new case assortment...the other figures from the original wave are not. Sucks, because I really want a Magnaguard for openers and I am continually denied.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on May 28, 2010, 02:22 AM
Makes sense. I'm getting tired of all these lame repacks and assorted cases with 60% old figures and the rest newer/in-demand figures. Hasbro has been doing this ever since TLC debuted, and they're still keeping at it even through TVC, too.

From the case I saw, there was Captain Rex, Anakin, and Obi-Wan, all from '08 Wave 1, and Cold weather Anakin and Obi. Why would there only be 2 "newer" figures in the entire case - Cold Weather Anakin and Obi? So, overall, that's 2 of each character in each case. These cases are beginning to clog the pegs - I've never seen TCW 2010 Waves 1-2 on shelf. And I really want an Aayla Secura. >:(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: STARKILLER on June 5, 2010, 09:58 AM
saw a case of wave 2 at a tru,a bit random being that case was due out in feb?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Diddly on June 13, 2010, 02:32 PM
Picked up my first figures from this line last night at WM. Rex, Cody and Stone. They're pretty rad.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 15, 2010, 10:38 PM
Stumbled across 2 cases of the Rex/Snowbi/Stone remix wave at Target and picked up another Snow Rex as my original had a rather goofy splaying of the ear flaps that bugged me. Was surprised to see any figures there at all since at least 2 of the others I have visited recently were cleaned out entirely.

Now resigned to picking up my openers of Hondo and Aayla from eBay.  :(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 16, 2010, 12:02 PM
Now resigned to picking up my openers of Hondo and Aayla from eBay.  :(

While I don't recall seeing Aayla listed, but I do recall seeing that Hondo is getting re-released in the 2010 Shadows of the Darkside packaging, so if you can hold out for that re-release, you'd probably be better off.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on June 16, 2010, 01:55 PM
While I don't recall seeing Aayla listed, but I do recall seeing that Hondo is getting re-released in the 2010 Shadows of the Darkside packaging, so if you can hold out for that re-release, you'd probably be better off.

Really? That's interesting, I don't remember seeing Hondo on the list! I'll for sure pick him up, though, because I never got him the first time around. I wish Aayla was getting repacked, since her character is a favorite among fans. A much better repack choice than, say, Asajj Ventress again, although I know how much people sure like her.

I'm noticing, from web reports and my own local store findings, that Target seems to slowly be getting the newer TCW cases. Odd. They went with TCW 2009 products up until June 2010, but lately I've been finding cases with Snow Obi and Ani.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 16, 2010, 02:07 PM
Here's the case assortment as per YakFace...

The Clone Wars Collection Wave 5
1x Rex Cold Weather (20954)
1x Cad Bane (20955)
1x R4-P17 (21467)
1x Shaak Ti (21465)
1x Boba Fett (21466)
1x Embo (21468)
1x Hondo Onaka (29778)
1x Zombie Geonosian (25274)
1x Clone Trooper Draa (25275)
1x Clone Commander Jet (25278)
1x Quinlan Vos (25277)
1x Cato Parasiti (25276)

I think the CW version of Shaak Ti has a lot to do with the lack of a Aayla Secura repack, Shaak Ti is in this wave and the previous wave according to the schedule.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 23, 2010, 02:26 PM
Surprise, surpise!

I strolled into TRU at lunch today on the offchance they might have anything interesting, and what did I happen to find but TWO full cases of TCW figures from the Hondo/Aayla wave earlier this year. My eyes just about popped out of my head!

I scored BOTH Hondo AND Aayla for openers, which I have wanted forever it seems like. I was on the verge of caving and going the eBay route but I'm so glad I didn't now.

Now all I need is another Magnaguard redux for openers and I am totally and completely 100% done til the relaunch.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 1, 2010, 10:46 AM
Last night on the way home I scored the second wave of the "Shadows of the Darkside" Clone Wars figures. Since I'm getting them all for the MOC collection, I grabbed the entire case so that I could get them now and take advantage of TRU's BOGO.

So I picked up:
  '10 CW01 Captain Rex [repack]
  '10 CW02 Obi-Wan Kenobi [repack]
  '10 CW03 Commander Cody [repack]
  '10 CW10 General Grievous (with cape)
  '10 CW12 Captain Rex (Cold Weather Gear) [repack]
  '10 CW13 Cad Bane [repack]
  '10 CW14 Clone Pilot Odd Ball [repack]
  '10 CW15 Asajj Ventress [repack]
  '10 CW16 Super Battle Droid [repack]
  '10 CW17 Ahsoka Tano [repack]
  '10 CW18 ARF Trooper [repack]
  '10 CW19 Battle Droid [repack]


Not a bad start to the new stuff....
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 1, 2010, 08:25 PM
Got my order from TRU.com with TCW Fall Wave 1 plus the Interceptor Tank. Psyched to have these, but the cards were a little banged up, and the Tank has a definite smush. I foresee some swapping out in the future...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on July 1, 2010, 09:22 PM
Found Aurra, Grievous and the Mando Police Officer but no Visla along with all the vintage collection today at my TRU.  Fantastic haul and at BOGO too!   ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on July 1, 2010, 11:11 PM
Got my order from TRU.com with TCW Fall Wave 1 plus the Interceptor Tank. Psyched to have these, but the cards were a little banged up, and the Tank has a definite smush. I foresee some swapping out in the future...

I'm an opener, but I did notice that the cards on my figures were really messed up. My Snowspeeder was in perfect shape, but the packing from TRU was subpar. The box was big enough for everything though, so TRU is still better than HTS.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on July 2, 2010, 02:57 AM
Got my order from TRU.com with TCW Fall Wave 1 plus the Interceptor Tank. Psyched to have these, but the cards were a little banged up, and the Tank has a definite smush. I foresee some swapping out in the future...

I'm an opener, but I did notice that the cards on my figures were really messed up. My Snowspeeder was in perfect shape, but the packing from TRU was subpar. The box was big enough for everything though, so TRU is still better than HTS.

Yakface.com posted a report that TVC is made with a thinner cardstock. Maybe the same thinner card is used for the new TCW cards, as well?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 2, 2010, 08:57 AM
Yakface.com posted a report that TVC is made with a thinner cardstock. Maybe the same thinner card is used for the new TCW cards, as well?

It's possible, I have not seen cards damaged in this way before. They're totally warped, not bent or torn. The Grievous card is so distorted that the bubble is literally pulling away from the cardboard backing.

The Tank Box looks like someone just stepped on the back of it.

There was no packing material, bubble wrap, etc, so contents may have shifted during processing.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on July 2, 2010, 09:09 AM
Got my order from TRU.com with TCW Fall Wave 1 plus the Interceptor Tank. Psyched to have these, but the cards were a little banged up, and the Tank has a definite smush. I foresee some swapping out in the future...

I'm an opener, but I did notice that the cards on my figures were really messed up. My Snowspeeder was in perfect shape, but the packing from TRU was subpar. The box was big enough for everything though, so TRU is still better than HTS.

Yakface.com posted a report that TVC is made with a thinner cardstock. Maybe the same thinner card is used for the new TCW cards, as well?

The card stock is definitely thinner than the SL & CW cards but it's virtually the same weight as the previous VOTC/VTAC cardbacks.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 2, 2010, 02:00 PM
Got my TRU.com order today. Everything arrived in pretty good shape, so the only figures I'm opening right now are the Mandalorian Police Office (I ordered four of him, so I'm gonna open three for now) and General Grievous.

Aurra Sing and Pre Vizsla look FANTASTIC and I really wish I had ordered two of the Pre Viszla figures. I actually wish the Vizsla had come smashed so I would have no choice but to open him, but he's damn near perfect, so the carded collector in me just can't open it. So he'll have to wait until I get a second one.

Today I placed an order for:

1x Snowspeeder
1x Cloud Car
2x Republic Fighter Tank (Blue Deco)
2x Aurra Sing (want one to put on the back of the bike w/Cad Bane)
1x General Grievous (so I can have one to display "battle damaged")

I called TRU.com and asked about the BOGO only applying to one item and apparently on TRU.com the BOGO will only apply to one item in your order, so I split the two orders above into to two separate orders since they both were over the $49 mark for free shipping and it allowed me to get the second vehicle in each order for 50% off.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 3, 2010, 02:52 PM
Hoping to take one last stab at the BOGO I hit a couple TRUs this morning. The first one I hit was where I found the Vintage figs earlier in the week.

Unfortunately when I got there the guy responsible for action figures told me that he had locked down all new SW and it wouldn't be out until Aug 6th.

So I proceeded to go to another TRU and there I found all of the remaining Wave 1 CW figures I needed. I also bought openers of the repack figures so I could get the game cards for those figures too.

I think I'm gonna pick up CW12 - CW19 to open as well so I can have a complete set of game pieces. But it's not a priority.

Feels good to be all set with the first waves of Clone Wars, Vintage and Legends.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 6, 2010, 10:54 PM
I stopped in to one of the TRUs where I was denied new product last week to see if I could find out any information regarding the e-mail/memo sent around. There is a dept. manager at this store who is VERY helpful to the collectors so I knew he would give me the straight scoop.

Here's what I found out...

This store received an e-mail on Friday. In the e-mail they were told that TRU was permitted to sell the new Star Wars products as they arrived in-store and they could ignore the street date notifications that were printed on the box.

On Monday, the regional Hasbro rep who comes to all of the stores came by this TRU and told the employees that they had to pack up all of the new SW product and get it back into the stockroom. They proceeded to show the Hasbro rep the e-mail, the Hasbro rep then made some calls and verified that Toys R Us could indeed sell the new Star Wars products.


So anyway, needless to say, all of the stuff here had been out since Friday and was heavily picked over. I really only wanted to score CW#12 - CW#19 to open so I could get those figures' game cards, but unfortunately, all of the Wave 1.5 cases had been put out and there were no more Cold Weather Gear Rex figures (CW#12) - I was however able to score CW#13 - CW#19 and an extra Battledroid (CW#19) - I never really loaded up on regular battledroids when they came out in the Blue/White line, so I'm glad that figure is coming out again, I want a bunch of them to put into vehicles and such.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 7, 2010, 09:02 AM
Thanks for the update Pete, I guess this is good news, although the managers around here still claim ignorance on ever having seen this email.

Did the email come from Hasbro or somewhere up the TRU corporate ladder?

I still need MOC versions of the new Wave 1 TCW figures, so the sooner they get these out, the better.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 7, 2010, 09:45 AM
The e-mail came from Toys R Us management.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on July 7, 2010, 04:45 PM
For those who've purchased and opened the new CW figures - are all the die identical? Seems like a waste to put them in with each figure if they are when they could just sell a supplement pack for a couple bucks.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 7, 2010, 05:54 PM
For those who've purchased and opened the new CW figures - are all the die identical? Seems like a waste to put them in with each figure if they are when they could just sell a supplement pack for a couple bucks.

Yes, they are identical. The idea to the game is that for each character you have six skill/attribute rankings. At the top of the card are bonus points to a select number of those skill/attribute rankings - and only two of those are exposed depending on which base you use - the notches on that side of the base are not all in the same location.

So then you have your figure go up against a friend's figure and you roll the die - based on the symbol that comes up, the battle occurs based on the points each character has for that attribute. Whoever has more points wins.

I thought about that too - I would love it if they came out with a booster pack of stands, a die and cards for a select group of figures they have no intention of releasing in the Shadows of the Dark Side packaging - like Thi Sien, Cold Weather Anakin, Commander Ponds, Commander Stone, Ziro's Assassain Droid, Admiral Yularen, either Padme, etc...

I'm sure though their reasoning for not releasing such a kit would be because it would be a limited audience of folks who have all of the figures from the Blue/White and Red/White lines that they include cards for.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 7, 2010, 11:22 PM
Hooray!

I stumbled across the Fall TCW Wave 1.5 at the TRU across the river. I managed to snag a minty carded Grievous to replace my cruddy warped one I got from TRU.com.

Not sure if they ever actually put Wave 1 out...I was just there last week but I may have missed it. Oh well.

On another awesome note, I also got a nice minty Interceptor Tank to replace the smushed one I got from TRU.com last week.  ;D

I'm strongly considering heading over to the closer TRU tomorrow and showing them the receipt from the other store and asking them to crack open a new case of Wave 1.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 12, 2010, 11:12 AM
Hooray for me as well - I found an opener of Cold Weather Gear Rex in the new Clone Wars packaging - so now I'm all caught up through both Wave 1 and Wave 1.5.

I might try to pick up a few more Battledroids to man my Seperatist vehicles while TRU is having the latest Hasbro BOGO, grabbing two Battledroids plus two stands I can give to other Clone Wars figures fir $5.60 each is a pretty good deal...

I also picked up a MIB Blue-deco Republic Fighter Tank to replace the smashed one I got from TRU.com.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 15, 2010, 11:26 PM
Found a very odd case assortment of new TCW on the pegs at TRU tonight. It appeared to be a weird hybrid of Wave 1 and Wave 1.5. They were nearly all repacks, except for battle damaged Grievous, and oddly enough, the Mandalorian Guard. They had several of each so it couldn't have been a fluke.

I went ahead and picked up another guard to replace the slightly warped card I got from TRU.com. That completes all the replacements I needed from this wave. Now I just want another Aurra and Pre for openers.  :)

Oh, and no sign of the new deluxe sets.  :(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 16, 2010, 12:30 PM
Checkmate!

I hit up the local TRU again this morning since they normally get new trucks in on Friday. There was no new SW stock on the shelf, but then I saw the dude I know who works there and he confirmed that they got no new Vintage but did have a case of TCW Wave 1 he could bring out for me. Presto - MOC Pre and Aurra!  ;D

I am officially done with upcoming TCW swag, aside from the Deluxe sets which have not hit here (yet).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: morrison2951 on July 16, 2010, 02:35 PM
Sweet McMetal!  And you got the BOGO 50% off deal as well, right?   
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 16, 2010, 02:38 PM
Sweet McMetal!  And you got the BOGO 50% off deal as well, right?   

Yep, it was $11 and change for both figures total. Gotta love that! I bet the sale ends Sunday too.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MisterPL on July 20, 2010, 06:33 PM
Kmart has had the Y-wing and ARC-170 on clearance for $52. Today I noticed they're offering 50% all clearance toys so I picked up the Y-wing for $26. Not the steal the $4 Snowspeeder was but still much better than the $62.99 MSRP. Patience paid off!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 20, 2010, 08:24 PM
Kmart has had the Y-wing and ARC-170 on clearance for $52. Today I noticed they're offering 50% all clearance toys so I picked up the Y-wing for $26. Not the steal the $4 Snowspeeder was but still much better than the $62.99 MSRP. Patience paid off!

Thanks for posting this. I went to my local KMart and found the same thing. I picked up two CW Y-wings. Didn't find the Imperial grey ARC-170 though. :(

But still, two for $55 and change (tax) is a GREAT deal. I'm SO glad I waited on these. I just couldn't bring myself to pay the original sticker price of $70. Now I have two for less than the price of one originally!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on July 20, 2010, 09:30 PM
Went to Target today - there's not even a Star wars section anymore, I really don't like this, especially because there are reports that this is nearly nation-wide. I found a few clearance Malakillis and role-play lightsabers and Clone helmets, but they were scattered throughout the toy aisle.

Maybe Star Wars products will hit in huge force and take over the front 'Toy Story' section? Since this new collection is considered "special", it wouldn't be surprising if it got a larger retail area.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on July 20, 2010, 09:36 PM
Maybe Star Wars products will hit in huge force and take over the front 'Toy Story' section? Since this new collection is considered "special", it wouldn't be surprising if it got a larger retail area.

SW/TF/Joe all share the same reboot at Target so it makes me wonder which line will get the "lion's share" with that new lil endcap they have at each store.  I'm sure Toy Story will get pushed aside as the Ironman stuff did.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 21, 2010, 08:12 PM
All the KM clearance talk prompted me to stop in on my way home this evening and they had the new Deluxe figures out.  Not sure if they're a good price or not at $16.99, but that didn't seem absurd compared to what I recall the others selling for.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 23, 2010, 10:42 AM
Yep, the K-Mart buzz got me motivated too...I drove across town last night and scored all the new Deluxe sets for around $53. (Ouch, BTW) Great to have these, all in very good condition packaging-wise too.

No sign of Jodo Kast yet, but apparently he has been spotted already out of state, so the Hunt continues.

Nothing new whatsoever at TRU. Kinda weird they are not trying to capitalize on their corner of the market by restocking the TVC stuff around here, they kidn of shat their wad and that was it.  :-\

and no sign of Kul Teska or the AT-AT either.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on July 23, 2010, 07:26 PM
Picked up chick with stick in head and the Mando at TRU tonight.  Still need to find the cop.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on July 23, 2010, 09:33 PM
Still looking for Pre Vizla, but nabbed a Y-Wing for $30 at Target tonight.  It was a fair enough price.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 27, 2010, 11:09 PM
Oddly enough, I scored the new Obi-Wan w/Barc Speeder and SideCar Deluxe set tonight at TRU. I had not heard of the Wave 1 Revision 2 hitting yet, so this was a cool surprise.

What sucks is it also means I missed the Mando with Speeder set that I am really stoked for...durnit.  >:(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 29, 2010, 11:09 PM
Picked up four things for my MIB/MOC collection today:

Picked a couple of things to add to my loose collection:

A TRU I frequent is getting four cases of the Deluxe wave on tomorrow's truck, I'm hoping that a couple of those cases are the Wave 2 sets like McMetal found - I am really excited to get my hands on that Mando w/Speeder Bike set.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 30, 2010, 08:36 PM
Tonight I got:
Cad Bane w/Speeder Bike
Plo Koon w/speeder Bike
Capt Rex Cold Weather Gear

Also got Vintage:
AT-AT Commander
Dak
Cloud Car Pilot
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 31, 2010, 10:30 AM
BIG scores last night...one of the local Targets had gone ahead and fully stocked for the reset. They had TVC figures, TCW figures, Legends, all the new vehicles, deluxe sets (Wave 1 only), PLUS the 4 new Battlepacks AND the new AT-AT!!!  ;D

I drooled over the AT-AT for a few minutes, but I had already made the decision to hold out for the Vintage packaged version. Hard to walk away from that bad boy though.

I did go ahead and pick up the Droids & Clones BP as well as the Anti-Hailfire Squad - they are both marvelous. I also picked up a very minty Boba Fett from the TVC line to replace the 2 slightly dinged ones I had already procured from TRU.

They also had the Rex and Ani Force Battlers or whatever. Still can't decide if I want these or not. They look pretty cool though, and are definitely in the animated style, so it's a maybe.

I have a feeling the proverbial flood gates are about to open. Yee-haw!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 31, 2010, 02:57 PM
Picked up the Anti-Hailfire Droid Squad and Clones and Droids Battle Packs from Target, along with the three Wave 1 deluxe sets (Anakin/Star Skiff, Bane/Pirate Speeder, and Plo/Speeder Bike) from TRU.com. 

Also grabbed the Saga Legends Battle Droid set from TRU earlier in the week (and was amazed that they are actually the Geonosis Arena SA versions from last fall and not the goofy 2002 Saga molds I was expecting Hasbro to cheap out with).  They even included two stands!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on July 31, 2010, 08:46 PM
Also grabbed the Saga Legends Battle Droid set from TRU earlier in the week (and was amazed that they are actually the Geonosis Arena SA versions from last fall and not the goofy 2002 Saga molds I was expecting Hasbro to cheap out with).  They even included two stands!

Nice find! I'm hoping that the SL Wave 2 will be at Targets and WMs once they actually put the toys out. Just a quick question for you regarding the BDs: Did both figures end up getting released with "eyes" painted on?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 1, 2010, 07:38 PM
I found Dooku on his speeder bike for around $4 at Target. Pretty nice set. Never worth $16, but a nice set.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 1, 2010, 08:19 PM
$4?  Wow.

I finally found Aurra and Pre Vizsla this weekend, but still no sign of the Mando Cop. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 1, 2010, 10:04 PM
$4?  Wow.

I finally found Aurra and Pre Vizsla this weekend, but still no sign of the Mando Cop. 

Funny, because it seems he's the one starting to accumulate. It's pretty early to say that, but I've seen him more than anyone.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 1, 2010, 10:53 PM
$4?  Wow.

I finally found Aurra and Pre Vizsla this weekend, but still no sign of the Mando Cop. 

Funny, because it seems he's the one starting to accumulate. It's pretty early to say that, but I've seen him more than anyone.

Funny.  Sounds like we need a figure swap!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 4, 2010, 11:35 PM
I picked up a second opener of the Bane w/Pirate Bike today - I picked it up so that I could put the two Bounty Hunters from the hostage crisis battle-pack on a bike and so that I would have a Cad Bane that could pilot the Xanadu Blood when it comes out.

I really wish they were carding the deluxe Plo Koon figure - I want a second one of him for my Plo Koon JSF...


I also picked up the Clone Commando Squad 4-pack at K-Mar tonight. I was only going to pick up one for the MIB collection, but when I got it home I noticed that this 4-pack includes stands and cards. In case anyone is collecting the game cards in addition to the figures, I guess this means that this exclusive set will be the only way you can score a game card for the Spacetrooper Clone since that figure is the only one of the four that isn't in the Shadows of the Darkside Clone Wars line-up....
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 5, 2010, 11:34 AM
Picked up the three Clone Wars Battlepacks from Wave 1 this morning for my MIB collection. Scored two more Anti-Hailfire Droid BPs to open.

I got a site-to-store order at WM for two of the Clones/Droids BPs that's coming tomorrow so I'm now good with the first wave of the "Shadows of the Dark Side" battlepacks.

Has there been any confirmation anywhere as to whether or not the game cards that come in the Holocron Heist battlepack are unique from the cards that come with the individual figure repacks? I'm thinking the Anakin might have a unique card, but the other three figures (Ashoka, Yoda, Bane) probably have the same cards they come individually packed with.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 5, 2010, 10:30 PM
Just got back into town tonight and hit up the local TRU...they finally got Kul Teska in stock. :)

I had to rummage through to find one in minty packaging with decent paint apps, but it was well worth it. I am keen to buy one for openers but I'm thinking it may be prudent to hold off a bit in case this ends up being part of some promotion ala Ponds.

Also saw the RC Hailfire Droid at Target for the first time. I held off on buying this for the moment, but I am heading back there tomorrow morning once I get paid.

Pretty good week!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 6, 2010, 11:10 AM
Went back to Target this morning and picked up the RC Hailfire Droid. Not sure if I will open this or not, but at that price I'm not buying more than one.

Hit up Wal-Mart too, they were in mid-reset, no figures up yet, but they had a couple of Force Battlers. No Jabba.

Still no Jodo #$%^&* Kast at K-Mart. MAN, I cannot wait to stop frequenting those stores.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on August 6, 2010, 12:10 PM
Went back to Target this morning and picked up the RC Hailfire Droid. Not sure if I will open this or not, but at that price I'm not buying more than one.

Hit up Wal-Mart too, they were in mid-reset, no figures up yet, but they had a couple of Force Battlers. No Jabba.

Still no Jodo #$%^&* Kast at K-Mart. MAN, I cannot wait to stop frequenting those stores.

You had better plan to open that Hailfire. It is such a fun toy! Banthaskull.com (http://banthaskull.com/index.php/page/sub/tcw_remote_control_hailfire_droid/) has a pretty good review of this with a neat video of the toy in action.

And your Wal-Mart is clearly doing better than mine. There is no reset in sight.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 6, 2010, 06:47 PM
I hit five WalMarts this morning and not ONE had done their reset yet. Finally at the last WM, a VERY nice department manager told me that the district I'm in is not scheduled for the Toy Dept reset until next week and that the new SW stuff is being held for that.

Note to Hasbro: If you make WalMart wait too long w/o new product, they will squeeze you out of the toy aisle, perhaps Street Dates aren't such a good thing...

Since the only stores that really had anything new today were Targets in my area, I felt the urge to buy SOMETHING so I picked up two R/C Hailfire Droids.

So for right now, I'm "done" with Clone Wars until the Mace Windu wave (Wave 2?) and the Wave 2 Deluxe sets start to hit - which is probably any day, but it's nice to be "done" even if it's just for a hot second...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on August 6, 2010, 08:19 PM
Found all of Wave 1 of the deuxe sets at Target. They were strewn in there, but the prices were unmarked.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 6, 2010, 09:06 PM
Just a quick question for you regarding the BDs: Did both figures end up getting released with "eyes" painted on?

Oops, sorry I missed your question earlier in the week, Greg.  Anyway, yes, both figures ("grunt" and "commander") had painted eyes, although they were the big "dilated" look instead of the more accurate smaller "dots."  That same TRU restocked earlier this week and I bought a second set of BDs, both of which also had the "dilated" eyes.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 7, 2010, 02:40 AM
Man, I'd like to buy some BD's at all, so it'd be nice to find these 2-packs STAT.  And I'm all set for tan ones now too.   :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 9, 2010, 09:57 AM
Went back to Target this morning and picked up the RC Hailfire Droid. Not sure if I will open this or not, but at that price I'm not buying more than one.

Hit up Wal-Mart too, they were in mid-reset, no figures up yet, but they had a couple of Force Battlers. No Jabba.

Still no Jodo #$%^&* Kast at K-Mart. MAN, I cannot wait to stop frequenting those stores.

You had better plan to open that Hailfire. It is such a fun toy! Banthaskull.com (http://banthaskull.com/index.php/page/sub/tcw_remote_control_hailfire_droid/) has a pretty good review of this with a neat video of the toy in action.

And your Wal-Mart is clearly doing better than mine. There is no reset in sight.


thanks for the video link, I had been waiting to see it in action (can't believe hasbro didn't showcase it more).  It didn't look all that fast to me, but I did like the missle firing.  I would also like to see how it runs on carpet.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 9, 2010, 10:35 PM
A couple of Walmarts have started to reset around here. No Jabbas, but one thing of interest is the General Grievous Force Battler. For some reason I haven't seen this guy anywhere else yet. It doesn't appear to be any kind of exclusive though, and it's $2 more expensive than the Battlers at Target, so I am thinking I should wait.

Still no sighting of TCW Fall Wave 2 or the K-Mart Exclusive pack.  :(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 10, 2010, 09:13 PM
Found the new Slave I / Jedi Starfighter battle pack at TRU tonight for $99. It comes with five figures.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on August 11, 2010, 01:16 AM
Found the new Slave I / Jedi Starfighter battle pack at TRU tonight for $99. It comes with five figures.

Wow, that's 1 more figure than we would normally see in a normal BP... and this one includes 2 vehicles!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 11, 2010, 09:12 AM
Found the new Slave I / Jedi Starfighter battle pack at TRU tonight for $99. It comes with five figures.

FTW!

You magnificent bastard, I salute you!  ;D

Well done, that is completely awesome. Was this just some insane fluke, or did they actually have shelf space and a tag set up for it?

My buddy at TRU indicated there is a coming reset where the TCW stuff is due to be moved up to the front of the store, similar to last year at this time. Maybe they will actually be able to coordinate that with their hot new exclusive? (Yeah, I doubt it too)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 11, 2010, 08:38 PM
I picked up an opener Kmart Exclusive Clone Commando Squad tonight.

Just like with the Holocron Heist set, I picked up this set to open mainly for the game cards - there are three unique game cards with this set - the Clone Pilot, the Space Clone Trooper and the ARF Trooper cards are all unique. The only repeat card is the one that comes with Snow Rex.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 16, 2010, 07:20 PM
Still no sign of TCW Wave 2 here, not even remnants.

Saw another Obi-Wan w/side-car at a far away TRU, but once again - no Mandalorian w/Speeder. Do I really just keep missing this or is Obi part of some weird case assortment revision?

Finally hit paydirt at a heretofore unvisited K-Mart about 25 minutes out of town. Snagged both a minty Jodo Kast as well as the Commando Squad exclusive. YESSSSSS!  ;D

I'll have to look closer, but the Clone Pilot and ARF Trooper appear to have slightly different paint apps from what I recall on the carded figures. Either way, I felt good about picking this up.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 18, 2010, 10:42 AM
Picked up one each of the Clone Wars Wave 2 figures this morning.

Looks like they only got in one case.

Found them at a WalMart and it's the first sighting of them that I'm aware of in my general area.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 18, 2010, 10:46 PM
Looks like a good day all around for Clone Wars enthusiasts...I scored all my Wave 2 figures as well!

One of the local Walmarts put out 4 cases of these!  :o I had them all lined up neatly in stacks so I could go through each figure and pick the best cards and paint apps. Man, that was sweet. Don't think I am buying any openers for this wave, as I really need to cut back and none of these bowl me over really. Still very nice to have all. Good upgrades on Mace and Kit.

Just need that elusive Mando w/Speeder Bike and I am good to go. (And the Fett UBP, whenever it shows up here)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on August 24, 2010, 02:29 AM
Found all of Wave 1 for the very first time at a 100% restocked Target, and I was already impressed just by looking at the figures in their packaging (I didn't have money to buy any). I like the effort put into Grievous, he seems to be a great figure, but I was clinging to that Aurra Sing - boy, what a testament to the skill Hasbro can put in - when they feel like it.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 24, 2010, 10:39 AM
Stopped by TRU when they opened this morning to hunt for the Boba Fett UBP. There were none on the pegs (yet) but I did see another Obi-Wan w/BARC Speeder, which is the pack-in with the Mando Speeder set I have been searching for fruitlessly.

Not anymore!  ;D

Turns out the guy I know who works there stashed one for me in the back when he saw them out this past weekend. Sweet. So he brought it out for me and I bought that sucker immediately. Nice score, love the set. Even though it looks like my guy has 2 left legs and the pistols are both bent sideways.  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 24, 2010, 02:45 PM
Went to a WalMart I don't normally hit during a long lunch hour and I was hoping to find Jabba, but instead I found the two sets from Clone Wars Deluxe Wave 2 - I already opened up the Mandalorian w/Speeder - what a great set, I definitely want to pick up another two or three of these to open.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 27, 2010, 10:53 AM
Picked up today:

1x Slave I Ultimate Battle Pack
1x Mandalorian w/Speeder Bike Deluxe
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 27, 2010, 08:27 PM
I took the plunge on the Rise of Boba Fett ultimate battle pack today.  And there goes the collecting budget for now.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 28, 2010, 12:53 AM
I took the plunge on the Rise of Boba Fett ultimate battle pack today.  And there goes the collecting budget for now.

I hear ya Nick - I went from spending almost nothing for two weeks straight and then all of a sudden in one day, I spend close to $400!  :o

And I wasn't even able to get a second Slave I UBP in that tally....

I may hold off a bit before I pick up my second one - the one I got has some dings on it, but I could live with them for my MIB collection. If I find one in pristine condition, I'll pull the trigger, otherwise, I'll wait a bit - I still need to find an opener of Jabba for my collection too!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 31, 2010, 02:23 PM
Sweet sassy molassey, TRU had the motherlode this morning!

TVW ROTS Wave, New Legacy 2-packs, and best of all - The Rise of Boba Fett UBP!

I could have dropped $200 in there easy...if I actually had it. I don't get paid again until Friday though, and since there was only 1 UBP on the shelf, I did not want to risk the wait. Hard choices time.

I spent a lot of time organizing my collection the past few days, and I ca,e to realize it is already out of hand. I had to draw the line somewhere, so TVC figures are now out, much as I love them and the spiffy cardbacks.

So I bit the bullet and returned most of my TVC Wave 1 figures to TRU, and with the $$$ I got back I was able to score the Boba Fett UBP and the Legacy of Grievous 2-pack I wanted.

LOVE the Boba Fett UBP...I am just cringing to take it out of the box.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 9, 2010, 06:14 PM
WM dropped Clone Wars prices to $6.50, so I snagged Pre Vizla and Aurra Sing. Two figs I've been eyeing, but couldn't bring myself to spend $8 on. (especially after I picked up my first CW figs over the summer for $4.50)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 9, 2010, 10:15 PM
I got Yoda and Oddball via ebay auctions for less than $2 each. No packages, all accessories, including cards. That's Yoda is pretty darn good. Oddball still has the sitting issue, and for a pilot figure...that's irritating. Nothing for him to fly anyway.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 9, 2010, 10:42 PM
Y-Wings and V-19's and Gunships?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 10, 2010, 11:47 AM
Y-Wings and V-19's and Gunships?

No, I meant that I  don't own anything for him to fly...that's he's supposed to be flying.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 10, 2010, 03:37 PM
Ah ok, gotcha.  Yeah, pilots without rides seem lonely for some reason.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 13, 2010, 02:30 AM
I decided this weekend to pick up the Hailfire Droid.  It's pretty cool, and a little cooler than I was expecting, actually, since its rocket firing mechansim is a little more controllable than I was assuming it would be.  It's fairly zippy and powerful, though the wheels have little traction to them.

The Clone is a very VERY plain white Clone with virtually no decoration on it besides black on the visor and bodyglove, making it I guess sort of a variant paintjob.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 13, 2010, 09:48 AM
The Clone is a very VERY plain white Clone with virtually no decoration on it besides black on the visor and bodyglove, making it I guess sort of a variant paintjob.

I KNEW it!!  ;D

Well, I always suspected that this figure was at least a slight variation over previous versions. Glad to hear I may have been right, definitely helps justify the expense.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 13, 2010, 04:59 PM
Picked up another Slave I ultimate battle pack this morning.

This one is in better shape than the first one I grabbed. Still not perfectly mint - but since it was in better shape than the one I had (and I'm dying to open it) I went ahead and took the plunge.

If I find one in better shape down the line, I'll grab it (I'm in the same boat with the Vintage packaged AT-AT) but I can also live with the version I got now if I had to.

I'm looking forward to opening up this battlepack at some point this week!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 14, 2010, 09:25 PM
Picked up another Slave I ultimate battle pack this morning.

This one is in better shape than the first one I grabbed. Still not perfectly mint - but since it was in better shape than the one I had (and I'm dying to open it) I went ahead and took the plunge.

If I find one in better shape down the line, I'll grab it (I'm in the same boat with the Vintage packaged AT-AT) but I can also live with the version I got now if I had to.

I'm looking forward to opening up this battlepack at some point this week!

I'm really jonesing to open mine too, but I don't think I can justify buying another just for that purpose. Curse this OCD!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 17, 2010, 11:29 PM
Picked up another Mando with Speeder Bike set tonight while searching for new figs at TRU. First time I have actually seen it on the pegs. (The one I got already was courtesy of a helpful employee who brought one out from the back)

Not sure if I will open this or exchange one of them, the first one I got had a wonky Mando, looked like he had 2 left legs.

Also saw the vintage AT-AT packaging for the first time there - sweet.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 21, 2010, 10:45 AM
Ended up exchanging my spare Mando w/Speeder Bike set, kept the mintier one.

This was helpful, as I needed the cash for new toys!  ;D

TRU had both new TCW BP's - Mandos and ARC Troopers - Yeehaw! Hot off the truck too, got there 1 minute after they opened. (Only 1 of each out, whew)

No sign of the Nikto Guard or TCW Wave 3. Will have to check the other 2 stores for those this week.

BTW, it seems really dead around these parts lately. What's up?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 22, 2010, 06:57 PM
Found CW wave 3 (Ki Adi Mundi, Flamethrower Clone, Clone Pilot Goji, R2) this morning at TRU.

Nice wave - didn't have that much money with me so I was only able to pick up a set to open and a set to keep MOC. I would have loved to buy them out of the Flamethrower Clone.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 24, 2010, 03:21 PM
Found TCW Wave 3 remnants today as well, at 2 different Targets. No sign of Goji at either one though, and the Flamethrower Clone will have to be an opener as the card is dinged. So I still need MOC versions of those 2 guys.

I did notice that I appear to have $5 Clone cash in both the Ki-Adi and Flamethrower Clone figures I picked up. I could see the small blue paper with "5" in the corner, which I assume is what that is.

At least I can use one of those. Ki-Adi is minty and will remain forever encased within his bubble.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on September 24, 2010, 08:27 PM
I found these today as well.  Got the Flame Trooper and Goji!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 27, 2010, 11:22 AM
Went back out this morning to hunt down Goji, and sure enough, found him on the pegs at 1 of the 2 local Targets that had no Wave 3 on Friday when I last checked. Only 1 there, but it was on a decent card, so a definite keeper.

Now I just need that Nikto Guard and I am back to being all caught up.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 2, 2010, 02:58 PM
Picked up another set of TCW Wave 3 just to insure I have 3 decent cards for the collection, with the rest to be returned.

There are some pretty minor but notable paint variations, particularly on Ki-Adi. Some have a tad more eyeball paint and thus have a "surpised" look while I saw another that has a narrower gaze that comes across as a little more stern. I've seen 1 or 2 that appear to have a pretty dirty dome too. Literally.

That Flamethrower Clone is my favorite of the wave though...total homerun.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 2, 2010, 04:18 PM
Picked up the Mandolorian Battlepack, the ARC Troopers Battlepack and the TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard this week...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 3, 2010, 10:12 PM
So I'm reading that the Malevolence 2 packs have been spotted at a Walmart in San Diego. (Courtesy Galactic Hunter) I know these are straight repacks, but I'm considering them.

Would these be likely found in the DVD section though or with the rest of the toys? Walmart seems kind of random as far as where they stick stuff sometimes.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on October 6, 2010, 07:47 PM
Picked up the Mando BP tonight at WM.  Very 8) set
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on October 10, 2010, 12:00 PM
Picked up Ki-Adi-Mundi and the Nikto Guard this weekend. Considered the Mando pack, but I'll wait.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on October 11, 2010, 10:05 PM
The TCW BPs are all in healthy supply in my area. But I'm surprised that the "Holocron Heist" set seems to be moving more slowly, considering it has 3 core characters and 1 villain.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 12, 2010, 09:15 AM
The TCW BPs are all in healthy supply in my area. But I'm surprised that the "Holocron Heist" set seems to be moving more slowly, considering it has 3 core characters and 1 villain.

Yeah, that BP was already released previously in the red/white packaging (not around here but everywhere else in the country apparently) so it is old news by this point.

I'm curious why I am seeing more Mando BP's but none with the ARC Troopers. Outside of the one I bought a few weeks back at TRU, I have never seen another. Anywhere.

I was able to score both Target TCW 2-pack exclusives last night using the old DCPI Jedi Mind Trick. I'm sure I could have scored the collector packs as well but figure I can wait these out until I get paid Friday.

Love those Senate dudes, even without faces.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 12, 2010, 03:48 PM
Scored the Target Exclusive Clone Wars 2-packs today.

Picked up five of the Senate Guards set and two of the Cad Bane/IG-86 sets.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 12, 2010, 05:15 PM
Scored the Target Exclusive Clone Wars 2-packs today.

Picked up five of the Senate Guards set and two of the Cad Bane/IG-86 sets.



By my count that is $104.93 before taxes...well done, sir!

I wish your wallet a speedy recovery...  :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 12, 2010, 09:55 PM
Actually, it's much worse than that...

So I went back to the Target on the way home and I was able to score the Hoth UBPs and the Clone Wars Battlepacks - two of each of all four items.

So all in total - I spent $552.54 today.

2x of each Geonosis 2-pack
5x Senate Guards 2-pack
2x Cade Bane/IG-86 2-pack
2x Defense of Hoth
2x Assault on Hoth
2x Hostage Crisis BP
2x Hidden Enemy BP
1x Clone Pilot Goji

And I was able to use two Clone Cash $5 off $20 spent on vehicles to take some money off of the Hoth UBPs - so it actually would have been $10 more if I hadn't used those.

Not an in-expensive day by any stretch.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 13, 2010, 09:03 AM
^^^ my first impression is holy ****!  my 2nd impression is you could have saved another $25-30 bucks if you waited til this sunday and used your Target card   :P 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 13, 2010, 09:18 AM
^^^ my first impression is holy ****!  my 2nd impression is you could have saved another $25-30 bucks if you waited til this sunday and used your Target card   :P 

Yeah, but by then half the stuff he wanted would be gone, and no guarantees of minty cards either.

A toy in the hand is worth two next week. I buy EVERYTHING the second I see it, because otherwise it may be gone and never show up again. That's how it is around these parts anyway.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 13, 2010, 01:55 PM
I agree with McMetal - I buy when I see it, if I can find something at a cheaper price before the receipt I bought it for initially expires, then I buy again and return. I know some view that as "not cool" - but that's how I roll, I guess....

With regards to a Target card - that assumes I have a Target card or want to apply for one. I don't use credit - ever, that's just my own personal choice. I work off of a budget and for collecting, if I don't have the money to buy an item, then I don't buy it. It means I have to budget all year 'round and essentially "bank" my collecting funds for periods like this when they just put out too much damn stuff at once.

And of course, the October 2010 GLUT never ends - this morning I went into the TRU by where I work and was greeted by the new Clone Wars mid-size vehicles. I had three TRU rewards $5 cash coupons that expired this Friday so I, even though I would normally pass on the $27.99 price tag for the vehicles, I went ahead, scored a nice minty set of all four of them and then took $15 off the purchase with the rewards bucks. Still more than I would have paid had I found them at Target, but like McMetal and I already said - buy it when you see it, especially if you're looking for mint ones for a packaged collection...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 13, 2010, 02:15 PM
I buy when I see it, depending upon what it exactly is...  basic figures, I usually buy new ones when I see them unless it pains me to do so and I want to wait it out.  I just bought Vintage 3PO yesterday using a KM coupon because I refused to pay full price, for instance.

I waited on the mid-size vehicles, and I was glad because I got $$$ off when Target put them on sale almost immediately.  I only had bought the Snowspeeder, and I got it price-adjusted.

Exclusives, it varies...  I paid full price for Jabba, the Hoth packs, and so on...  In the past though, I've taken things back when they've gone on sale, like Target's 2-packs from a couple years back (the Order 66 ones).  I remember returning a bunch at full price and rebuying them at 50% off.  Easy choice there.

Generally I buy exclusives when i see them though, unless they're clearly going to hit the clearance aisle.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 13, 2010, 04:23 PM
just fyi, I saw the new vehicles at TRU in MIshawaka, Indiana today too.  I passed after my big Target haul, but I will probably grab the new ones on sale at some point.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 13, 2010, 09:39 PM
Oh brother, I definitely jinxed myself with what I said earlier. Damn if this exact scenario did not play out tonight.

Our TRU normally gets new stock on Tuesdays, and I was there early yesterday morning and they had nothing. But as I'm leaving work today I suddenly remember that the trucks were coming in after hours now, not before, so new stock would not be out til Wednesday.

So of course I get there around 5:30pm and they had ALL the new vehicles, in mostly nice minty packages as well. I didn't have the cash on me and didn't want to charge them, so I figured I would come back a little later and snag what I wanted. The place is literally a mile from my house.

Anyway, long story short - I get back there by 7pm and the Swamp Speeder and AT-AP are gone, which are the very two I wanted most dearly. I literally had them in my hand...even stuck the AT-AP way back behind the older vehicles but to no avail.

It's completely my fault of course. I absolutely should have known better, and it was a half-assed effort on my part admittedly. But it still SUCKS, because I could have been off the hook with all of these and now I'll have to double my efforts on tracking them down.  >:(

Hey though, the Hyena Bomber is pretty cool and the AAT, well, it's got new paint.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on October 13, 2010, 09:44 PM
I wish I could make that tiny violin noise, but ya..............sad times for you indeed.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 13, 2010, 09:47 PM
Dude, I appreciates the heartfelt sympathy.  :-*

Not to worry, I will be posting about finding these any day now, and it will be all good.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 14, 2010, 11:45 AM
Did I say "any day"?  ;D

An early lunch and trip across town to another TRU paid off - I scored both the AT-AP and Swamp Speeder in mint packages. Only one of each on the shelves, so probably wise not to have slept on this again. Done!

And as an added bonus, I got another free Nikto guard because they still had the sign up even though the promotion is apparently over where you get him free with any purchase over $30.

Taking a break for the rest of today to get ready for full tilt tomorrow hunting that elusive Kit Fisto's Starfighter and the Target exclusive BP's.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 14, 2010, 12:49 PM
McMetal, if no one else is saying it I will - you are a CW animal   ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 14, 2010, 03:17 PM
McMetal, if no one else is saying it I will - you are a CW animal   ;D

Thanks bro, I am just trying to keep up with Pete! I think he has the crown after this week...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on October 14, 2010, 05:25 PM
Found the ARC Troopers pack at Wally World.   :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 15, 2010, 11:13 PM
After a long fruitless day of hunting the Target exclusive TCW battle packs, I finally just went the DCPI mind trick route and had my local store pull the only two they had in stock, oddly enough. (One of each)

Definitely prefer the Bounty Hunter set...Robonino is so worth the wait! The Clones are ok, but cool aliens always trump for me.

I never even did see the endcap reset anywhere outside of one place that didn't have any of the TCW stuff out.


Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: STARKILLER on October 16, 2010, 07:57 PM
what are the dpci's for the 2 packs?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 16, 2010, 08:40 PM
what are the dpci's for the 2 packs?

087-06-2251

Happy hunting!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: STARKILLER on October 17, 2010, 09:54 AM
what are the dpci's for the 2 packs?

087-06-2251

Happy hunting!
thanks man
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 18, 2010, 05:43 PM
Saw all of the Clone Wars stuff at my local Target this morning.

They also put out one case each of Waves 2 and 3 - so I grabbed my fourth and final Flamethrower Clone to open.

I was originally going to grab four Gojis to open, but they used the inferior clone body on him so I kept it to two of him.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 18, 2010, 07:39 PM
I finally saw and scored Kit Fisto's Jedi Starfighter courtesy of the local Walmart. They had at least three out on the shelves, so I was able to nab a pristine box. Freakin' sweet.

Aside from the Shadows of the Malevolence packs, which I have still not seen, I am 100% caught up.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 18, 2010, 10:11 PM
Aside from the Shadows of the Malevolence packs, which I have still not seen, I am 100% caught up.  ;D

Ok, so much for that: scored all 3 Malevolence sets tonight at a different Walmart. Damn these are pricey, but I guess you have to factor in the price of the DVD as well.

I'd still like another Robonino BP, but I've yet to actually see any in the wild. The lone one I have came via DCPI.

Feels good to be caught up again.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 19, 2010, 09:00 AM
I know it is still very early on for the Target exclusives, but pretty much all of the exclusives except for the Cad Bane/IG packs and some Mighty Muggs are wiped out - and my local Target stocked this display endcap pretty darn full.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 19, 2010, 11:03 AM
Scored 2x of the Kit Fisto JSF and a MIB set of the Malevolance (sp?) 2-packs this morning.

I was at my local Target to get a price adjustment on the Geo 2-packs and my store's endcap is still chock full of everything except the Defense of Hoth BP. Everything is there in good numbers.

May even stop by there on the way home to grab the CW R2 and Kit Fisto figs that were there to man his JSF.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 20, 2010, 08:12 PM
Finally found a Target that had completed their endcap reset, and saw the exclusive BP's on the shelves for the first time. They had 4 of each, and I was just able to find one minty package of the Robonino set, which I promptly snagged.

Not sure about keeping one just for openers, will probably return my original which was slightly dinged.

However, I am now totally and completely 100% caught up every which way.  ;D

No more runs for me!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 3, 2010, 11:06 AM
After a completely unsuccessful toy blitz yesterday, I struck gold this morning at the local TRU, thanks to a little brashness and height.

The closest TRU got their truck late last night, so I was hoping to see new stuff out today, namely the newest TCW vehicle wave and the latest deluxe sets. When I saw nothing on the pegs today though, I was bummed but not surprised - they have taken down the front display for Toy Story 3, so the amount of space for SW merch has effectively been cut in half.

I did notice though, that they had several boxes on top of the aisles marked Starfighter W3R1, hmmm. That sounded promising, so I looked around for any helpful employees and finding none, decided to take matters into my own hands. Luckily at 6'4" I can actually reach that high, so I pulled down a box and cracked it open right there in the aisle. BINGO - Xanadu Blood and Plo Koon's Starfighter (packed with the Snowspeeder and Cloud Car) FTW!

The Koon fighter was dinged in the front slightly, those dioramas seem to get mussed rather easily, so I actually had to pull down another full case and crack those open to score the minty one I needed.

So I got both, and then when I get online I read about those 20% off coupons circulating - D'Oh! I see a price adjustment in my future.

No idea where they are hiding those new deluxe sets...yet.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 4, 2010, 12:38 PM
No sign of the two new vehicles in my neck of the woods - but we did a case of the new deluxe figures in at TRU this morning, so I was able to grab the Cold Weather Clone w/Freco Speeder and Tactical Droid w/Scout Tank.

I also picked up an opener of the Swamp Speeder, so now I'm all set with the second wave of vehicles. I'm kinda surprised that the third wave is hitting so soon.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on November 4, 2010, 12:57 PM
I ordered the Embo wave from HTS and it shipped yesterday, so for those of you looking for those... also last time I looked HTS has the Freeco Speeder w/ Clone in stock.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 4, 2010, 01:02 PM
No sign of the two new vehicles in my neck of the woods - but we did a case of the new deluxe figures in at TRU this morning, so I was able to grab the Cold Weather Clone w/Freco Speeder and Tactical Droid w/Scout Tank.

Hey Pete - did they have the AT-RT w/Boil and BARC w/Jesse too? Or just those two you mentioned? I assumed they were all shipping in the same case but maybe not.

Our TRU restocks again tomorrow, so I am hopeful on these. The biggest issue around here is that none of the stores even have space for new Deluxe sets, they are still jammed with too many of the old ones.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 4, 2010, 01:11 PM
I ordered the Embo wave from HTS and it shipped yesterday, so for those of you looking for those... also last time I looked HTS has the Freeco Speeder w/ Clone in stock.

I had all 5 in my cart ready to purchase and when I just went back in to pull the trigger, 4 of the 5 were already out of stock. WTF?

If they had just said, "Hey, they'll ship this week" I would have bought them on the spot earlier this week when they first went up. But that Nov 22 date they kept throwing out was a real turn-off. So I wound up playing myself...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on November 4, 2010, 01:40 PM
did they have the AT-RT w/Boil and BARC w/Jesse too? Or just those two you mentioned? I assumed they were all shipping in the same case but maybe not.

There are a couple CW DLX cases shipping right now...
- One case has: Mando/Bike, SidecarBARC/Obi-Wan, Freeco/Clone, and AST/TacticalDroid
- Another case has: camoAT-RT/Boil, SidecarBARC/Obi-Wan, Freeco/Clone, and AST/TacticalDroid

The next box to ship (late Nov/early Dec) will have...
- camoAT-RT/Boil, SidecarBARC/Obi-Wan, Freeco/Clone, and BARC/Jesse


Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 4, 2010, 05:48 PM
Hey Pete - did they have the AT-RT w/Boil and BARC w/Jesse too? Or just those two you mentioned? I assumed they were all shipping in the same case but maybe not.

Unfortunately, no.

Since there were four sets right on the shelf and the other two sets were the Mando Bike and Sidecar Bike w/Obi-Wan, I'm assuming that the case was this one that Jeff mentions:

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One case has: Mando/Bike, SidecarBARC/Obi-Wan, Freeco/Clone, and AST/TacticalDroid

I have yet to really have any trouble with any of these sets, so hopefully the AT-RT repaint w/Boil and the BARC Speeder with Clonetrooper Jesse will both be easy to come by.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on November 4, 2010, 08:13 PM
Me, too since I'm looking forward to Boil.  The deluxe line has been a lot more interesting this year.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 7, 2010, 01:17 PM
A rare Sunday score...picked up the same two TCW Deluxe sets Pete mentioned above courtesy of TRU. (Tactical Droid/Cold Weather Clone) They also had the Obi-Wan and Mando sets, so must have been the same case assortment Jeff described.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on November 7, 2010, 09:07 PM
I found AT-RT w/ Boil, Freeco speeder w/ Snow Clone and the mini-tank w/ TX Droid at a not-so-close TRU on my way into NYC today for the marathon.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 10, 2010, 01:49 AM
Scored Shaak Ti and Pre Viszla. I had bought the lone Viszla and left the store for 30 minutes, and returned to find a fresh case of the Embo wave, from which I selected Shaak Ti.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on November 10, 2010, 06:09 AM
Scored Shaak Ti and Pre Viszla. I had bought the lone Viszla and left the store for 30 minutes, and returned to find a fresh case of the Embo wave, from which I selected Shaak Ti.

Mind giving us the store?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 10, 2010, 09:46 AM
Mind giving us the store?

I think he said in another thread that it was a Target.

Really stoked to find this wave sometime soon. Going to be a challenge though, because there is not much room for new product at most of the stores around here...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on November 10, 2010, 11:00 AM
Found Boil, Freeco w/ Snow Clone and the Tactical Droid at Target this morning.  Left the Tactical Droid but very happy to nab the other two. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 10, 2010, 05:54 PM
Mind giving us the store?

I think he said in another thread that it was a Target.

Yeup, it was a Target.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 12, 2010, 02:59 PM
TOY SPREE!!!

Best day of scores in a long time, and I only had to hit 7 Targets, 4 Walmarts, 2 TRU's and a K-Mart.  ;D

I found the new wave of deluxe TCW vehicles at multiple Targets, and in addition to scoring the 2 I had snagged earlier at TRU (for return purposes), I was able to secure the AT-RT with Boil set. MAN, this is my favorite so far I think. Just love the deco.

Also scored the Battle of Orto Plutonia Battlepack at TRU, another welcome surprise.

Sadly, zero sightings of the Embo wave. That sucks, especially after running into the new Vintage wave multiple times out there. Still, a very good day all in all.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Diddly on November 12, 2010, 10:23 PM
Finally got my Nahdar Vebb in the mail today.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 12, 2010, 11:50 PM
Picked up the Clone Wars/Vintage Swamp Speeder...  which is such an odd name for a vehicle that could function on any myriad of planet surfaces.  But got it at Target, and love it.  Didn't even mind paying full price instead of waiting for a sale.

It's scaled fantastically, sports a very detailed paintjob, the working harnesses are simply awesome, and there are footpegs for extra soldiers to hitch a ride.

The Swamp Speeder's ultimate combat effectiveness may be in doubt, but its awesomeness as a toy is not.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 13, 2010, 04:11 AM
Re-visited the Target where I had accidentally found the entire TCW Wave 4 (Embo wave). Of course, it was all gone. All that was left were assortments of the first 3 waves.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 14, 2010, 09:11 AM
I picked up a complete set of the Freeco/Assault Tank/AT-RT deluxe figures at Target yesterday morning.

I was hoping to stumble on a few of the figures from the latest waves of either CW or Vintage, but alas it was not to be...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 15, 2010, 02:08 PM
Victory is Mine!

Scored the complete TCW Wave Four this morning at Target, only 1 case out, but that's fine for now. I can wait a little on my openers.

I'll share my praise in the dedicated thread, but I am pretty much psyched beyond belief with these guys.

And it's awesome being all caught up again!

The rest of this year should be very manageable for the TCW line, only 1 more wave of figures, 2 mid-size vehicles, and a battlepack. I am completely good with that...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 16, 2010, 01:07 AM
Looks like Monday was a lucky day for both McMetal and myself - I too came across a complete set of the figures from CW 2010 Wave 4 - great wave - can't wait to get a set to open.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on November 16, 2010, 06:21 AM
Looks like Monday was a lucky day for both McMetal and myself - I too came across a complete set of the figures from CW 2010 Wave 4 - great wave - can't wait to get a set to open.



My combined Wave 4 & 5 minus Mandalorian came yesterday. Awesome waves.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 16, 2010, 01:34 PM
Still riding the good mojo...found another case of TCW Wave 4 today at lunch, minus Embo.  :(

I did score my Shaak Ti for openers though. Looking forward to tearing into her tonight. (That did not sound right)

Also saw the Wave 2 TCW vehicles for the first time at the same Target where I bagged Shaak Ti. I went ahead and bought all 4 so I could return those overpriced ones I bought at TRU a few weeks back. Although I am very tempted to keep the Swamp Speeder and crack that open too. We'll see.

No sign of TCW Wave 5, but I plan to snoop around a little more tonight and maybe find another Embo to boot.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 17, 2010, 01:58 PM
Scored another AT-RT w/Clonetrooper Boil this morning at a Target.

Unfortunately, I have thus far come up completely empty on finding any more of the Embo wave or the Vos wave.  :(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 17, 2010, 03:13 PM
Lucked out again at lunch and found more remnants of TCW Wave 4 on the pegs at a Target I just hit yesterday. They only had two figures left, but unbelievably, one was Embo.  ;D I literally swore out loud on the aisle I was so surprised.

So at this point I am all good on openers and can take a measured approach on Wave 5. No signs of that so far. I don't think there's anything I need openers of there, but maybe a spare Cato.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 23, 2010, 02:21 PM
Picked up Embo, Boba, Mando and Shaak Ti this afternoon at my local WM.

Edit: Then later tonight I went to an 24-hour WM and scored openers of Boil w/AT-RT, Cold-weather Clone w/Freeco, Embo, Shaak Ti and R4-P17.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on November 27, 2010, 02:56 PM
Picked up an Orto Plutonia BP at TRU last night. Very happy to finally get Thi-Sen, though I could have done without the other three figures in the box since I had them already.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 27, 2010, 08:36 PM
While in Delaware for Thanksgiving, I snuck out to Walmart on Black Friday (I know, crazy) and surprisingly managed to score Clone Trooper Draa - no sign of Vos, Cato, etc.

When I got to the check-out, it would not ring up - Item Not Found. Luckily they let me have the thing anyway, for $6, no tax.

When we got back to Virginia today, I manged to steal away again for a few minutes to hit 2 more Walmarts and was stunned to find the exact 3 remaining figures I needed from Wave 5 - Vos, Cato, and the Undead Geonosian. What are the odds of THAT?

Funny thing was, the same thing happened at checkout - none of the figures would scan. They had to do a manual override. So anyway, I managed to knock out the whole wave for less than $25 and a minimum of hassle.  ;D

At least 2 of the cards are sub-optimal though, so I will be keeping an eye out for mintier versions. I think that may be it for 2010, unless we see the HMP/TriFighter vehicle wave hit in the next month, or that Deluxe Vehicle set with Clone Trooper Jesse.

Woo hoo!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on November 27, 2010, 08:45 PM
Same thing happened to me when I bought the Vos wave last week - cashier had to do an override. The  Shaak Ti wave was the same way but all of the figure from that asst. had a generic Walmart UPC sticker placed on the bubble instead.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 28, 2010, 03:57 PM
took some work with the manager but I got TRU to ring up 2 of the Nikto exclusives for the 2 for $9.99 price.  Probably going to make one into a Master Di using either a Fisto or Windu body.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: David on November 28, 2010, 10:10 PM
I finally found the new Kit Fisto figure today at Target! I also picked up Ki-Adi Mundi at Walmart the other day.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 29, 2010, 12:35 AM
Was surprised to find Ki-Adi Mundi and Flamethrower Trooper at a Walgreens, because I haven't seen this wave at all at Target yet. Being they were $11.49, I skipped without any reluctance.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 29, 2010, 01:35 AM
Picked up the AT-RT with Boil...  I'm not sure why.  I like the paintjob, so I mean, I do know why, but at the same time $17 hurts.   :-[  I'm contemplating return it.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 29, 2010, 03:04 PM
Hit a flurry of Walmarts (4) over lunch and found more remnants of TCW Wave 5. Picked up a minty carded Draa at one store and a slightly dinged Undead Geonosian who will serve well as an opener at another.

Once again, neither figure rang up at the register and I had to get overrides at both stores. I haven't been stonewalled yet though, so I don't mind the extra hassle.

At this point, if I could find a minty carded Quinlan Vos and an opener of Cato, I'd be completely set.

No sign of BARC Speeder w/Jesse yet either. Thinking this will be the next thing to show up...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 1, 2010, 06:41 PM
Picked up the Orto Plutonia battle pack this morning. Could have grabbed the Utapau and Jedi Showdown sets, but I passed. I'll eventually grab them all for the MIB collection, but I really only wanted to get the Orto Plutonia set to open since I wanted the game cards for the Snow-gear Obi-Wan, Snow-gear Anakin and Thi Sen.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on December 1, 2010, 10:58 PM
Picked up the Senate Guard set at Target (on sale!) and then went over to the WM across the road and picked up 2 Mandos and Boba Fett.

The Mandos are pretty sweet.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 2, 2010, 06:22 PM
Grabbed Cato, Boba, Shaak Ti, Vos, and Embo today at Walmart in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Got them to price match TRU's ad for $5 each along with 3 other Marvel figures.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 2, 2010, 07:53 PM
Nice...  I tried a pricematch last night and came up completely empty on it.  I was being fibbed to by the manager, which was frustrating, but such is life too. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 2, 2010, 08:53 PM
Nice...  I tried a pricematch last night and came up completely empty on it.  I was being fibbed to by the manager, which was frustrating, but such is life too. 

Oh there is more to the story which is sure to blow some minds here.  I forgot the TRU - I had meant to bring it with me.  After finding all of this - 8 figures in all, I didn't want to leave empty handed.  I told the girl at the register about the sale and that I forgot the ad.  She pulled out a stack of advertisements from the weekend paper to see if she had it - she did not.  She then sent me on a crusade to about four other registers in all in search of a TRU ad.  All of them had ads, but none had a TRU ad.  At the last register I came across a floor supervisor type guy.  He ended up doing a little more searching and came up with the ad for me, and then did the price matching.  A great experience for sure.

On a related issue my wife was at the same Walmart the other day and she was buying 2 gallons of milk.  The clerk ringing her up said "oh these are on sale somewhere" and did the price match for my wife.    :o
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 2, 2010, 09:35 PM
That's a good experience.  My experience, not so much, but it wasn't at Wal-Mart either...  I chalked it up to just fate and left.  I didn't have 8 figures though either.  I probably would've raised a bigger stink at that.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 3, 2010, 11:32 AM
Taking advantage of the current TRU sale on Battlepacks, I scored all of the "new" battlepacks - Orto Plutonia, Jedi Showdown and Invasion of Utapau for my MIB collection this morning.

I even grabbed a second Orto Plutonia set to replace the one I picked up at WalMart earlier in the week - gonna return that one since I paid the WM price of $24.77 for the pack.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 3, 2010, 05:26 PM
went back to the same WM and found that they stocked the same clone wars case again.  this time I was able to grab the genosian and Draa - both at the TRU price (the same girl rang me up)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 4, 2010, 01:21 AM
Stopped by a WalMart on the way home from work and while the Zombie Geonosian wave still alludes me, I was able to finish off what I needed from the Embo wave:

1x Boba Fett
3x R4
3x Mando
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on December 4, 2010, 02:04 AM
Found Ki-Adi Mundi for the first time at Target. Nobody else from his wave or the next few waves, but I'm taking it as a sign that my Target's more or less on par with keeping up. In the TAC days, no waves past Wave 3 (ANH wave?) ever made it out.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on December 4, 2010, 04:22 PM
Picked up Baby Boba this morning at Target...and that's about all I could find.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 4, 2010, 08:07 PM
Somehow a Phase 1 Dark Trooper MOC showed back up at the local TRU...I have seen it the past few days and finally pulled the trigger. I picked up a TCW Ki-Adi to take advantage of the 2 for $9.99 sale, and will be returning that to Target for $6.99 courtesy of another existing receipt. So I end up with the Dark Trooper for about $3 plus tax...not too shabby.

I hit every Walmart in a 40 mile radius yesterday and not a one of them had restocked any TCW Wave 5 figures. I saw at least 3 stores at night with huge pallets stocked with toy boxes, but all the Hasbro TCW ones I saw were W4R1 (Embo, etc). Looks like it may take awhile to score that mintier carded Vos and Cato for openers.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Brian on December 5, 2010, 09:58 AM
I saw (and picked up) Quinlan Vos and Cato at our local WM this weekend.  Didn't see the Zombie Geonosian, but otherwise the pegs were really packed full of CW stuff (and plenty of the Embo wave, surprisingly).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 6, 2010, 02:30 AM
Saw lots of Embo wave today...  Picked up Embo...  Embo looks spiffy (haven't opened yet though).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 6, 2010, 05:30 PM
ordered the droid gunship and cad bane's ship from HTS
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on December 6, 2010, 05:48 PM
ordered the droid gunship and cad bane's ship from HTS

I did the same as well as Plo Koon's ship.  Xanadu Blood doesn't ship for 5-7 more business days so I'm sure that will hold up my order, but I'm just happy to not have to worry about these now.   :)

Thanks Mr. Jeff
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 11, 2010, 12:20 AM
Scored all of TCW Wave 5 (Vos, Cato, Draa, & Undead Geonosian) for a cool $20 tonight at TRU, courtesy of their 2 for $9.99 sale. I got there about 11pm (they're open til midnight) and the aisle was crammed with boxes right off the truck. I saw a couple of cases of new Legends and 2 cases marked TCW W5R1. I cracked one open and sure enough it was the newest wave, so I scored all the minty versions/openers I needed, although I'm not sure you can EVER have too many Undead Geonosians. (It is just that freaking cool!)

Interestingly enough, there was some kind of new promotional sticker on the Legends stuff. I can't remember the exact details, but it looked like some kind of game/Clone Wars type deal.

Still waiting for my Droid Tri-Fighter to show up from HTS. Guess I can cancel the Vos and Cato I had on back-order there.  ;D

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on December 11, 2010, 07:02 AM
Interestingly enough, there was some kind of new promotional sticker on the Legends stuff. I can't remember the exact details, but it looked like some kind of game/Clone Wars type deal.

Sticker details (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/2010/TCWAsticker.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2010, 12:07 AM
Yeah, it's pertaining to the online Clone Wars game, which people can sign up for free to play it.  It's like Runescape if you're familiar, but a little more arcadey I think.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 13, 2010, 11:03 AM
Scored the HMP Droid Gunship off HTS this morning...it must have just been updated as In Stock because it was not listed as such last night. Free shipping was still in effect, as was the SW2010 code, so it can be yours for less than $24.  ;D

My Tri-Fighter should be here today as well, so that's 2 vehicles I won't have to sweat tracking down at retail.

Thinking now that we will not see BARC with Jesse until 2011, so looks like I am done for the year!

Come on, Toy Fair!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on December 13, 2010, 01:19 PM
Scored the HMP Droid Gunship off HTS this morning...it must have just been updated as In Stock because it was not listed as such last night. Free shipping was still in effect, as was the SW2010 code, so it can be yours for less than $24.  ;D

My Tri-Fighter should be here today as well, so that's 2 vehicles I won't have to sweat tracking down at retail.

Thinking now that we will not see BARC with Jesse until 2011, so looks like I am done for the year!

Come on, Toy Fair!

Thanks to your post, I snagged 2 more undead Geonosians and the last GI Joe Shock Trooper from HTS. I miss the 25% off code, but free shipping makes up for it. The SW2010 discount was $.11 short of cancelling out tax.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 13, 2010, 07:57 PM
Awesome, glad you got the hook-up, G.

Saw another Vos and Undead Geonosian on the pegs at the local Walmart after work. It was really hard not to buy both on the spot, even having 2 of each already.

I wasn't actually even there to toy shop, but old habits die hard.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 14, 2010, 06:24 PM
I was able to score everything I needed from the Cato/Vos/Draa/Undead Geo wave this morning from one store, all at once - something that never happens. Even better was the fact that this WalMart still had Clone Wars figures priced at $6.00 on the pegs so even though they didn't ring up at the register right away at first, I was able to get them to give me the $6 price. Here's what I got:

Quinlan Vos (x3)
Cato Parasitti (x3)
CloneTrooper Draa (x3)
Undead Geonosian (x7)

So since Clone Commander Jet was pushed back from this wave, I can officially say I'm done with CW figures for 2010 (yeah!!!)

Now all I need to do is find the new vehicles (Plo Koon's JSF, Xanadu Blood, Droid Gunship & Tri Droid Fighter) and I'll be all set.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on December 14, 2010, 07:21 PM
Now all I need to do is find the new vehicles (Plo Koon's JSF, Xanadu Blood, Droid Gunship & Tri Droid Fighter) and I'll be all set.

I ordered the first three on your list for $19ish a pop on HTS last week, but I think I'm finally done with general vehicle repaints - especially CW type stuff (outside of those Jedi Fighters mind you)   :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 14, 2010, 10:39 PM
Got my Droid Tri-Fighter in the mail today from HTS, well packed and in mostly minty shape. This thing is awesome - I had no idea it came with deployable Buzz Droids!

Received shipping confirmation on my HMP Gunship also...should be here in a couple of days.

And that would be it for 2010!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 15, 2010, 12:04 AM
Got my Droid Tri-Fighter in the mail today from HTS, well packed and in mostly minty shape. This thing is awesome - I had no idea it came with deployable Buzz Droids!

Is this a new Tri-Fighter sculpt or is it just a repaint of the ROTS release?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 15, 2010, 12:56 AM
It's a CW repaint of the ROTS ship, which is sort of funny because the CW hasn't shown it much at all.  I think it had a brief glimpse this season during the attack on Kamino.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on December 16, 2010, 11:58 AM
Plo Koon's ship just got delivered.  Now just another few days for Xanadu Blood.  I kinda like getting packages every few days...Reminds me of my glory days on eBay.   8)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on December 16, 2010, 12:07 PM
The Tri-Fighter is my least favorite vehicles in Hasbro's entire line. It just seem way too big to me for some reason so I'll definitely skip this "new" one.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on December 20, 2010, 07:46 PM
Got Bane's ride earlier today...Now the wait is on for the Transfomers that are in transit.  5 different packages from HTS - crazy.  Just glad I didn't have to foot the bill for shipping. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 21, 2010, 05:17 PM
Picked up my HMP Gunship from the Post Office yesterday. The package was slightly dinged (again) so if I don't end up opening this I will just return it for a better copy when they hit retail next year. Still good to snag one last score before the end of the year though.

And I grabbed a helmeted Cato packaging variant last night at Wally just for kicks.

Now I'm done.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 22, 2010, 09:09 PM
Picked up an opener of Cad Bane's Xandu Blood tonight - I still need to score nice mint-in-box sets of the Plo Koon JSF and this vehicle, but it's great to finally have this vehicle to open.

I was playing around with a second Zam Wessell speeder that I acquired from my step-son when he "out grew" Star Wars and I was able to pose a Cato Parasitti in the cockpit extremely well, so I also picked up another Cato to open and permanently display in the vehicle.

I also picked up two more Draa figures, not sure why really, if I open them that will bring my open count to four, not sure if I need that many, so I may just return them.

I also finally sent away for six Sargeant Bric mail-aways, hopefully I'll have those by sometime in February.

Edit: Well, when I went to open up the Xanadu Blood and put it together, I discovered that one of the two missile launchers was defective, most likely due to some extraneous plastic being left on the ship parts from the mold and the missile would not fit in the missile tube. So I had to return the ship.  >:(

Oh well, back to hunting for this ship both to open and to have MIB....
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on December 23, 2010, 10:38 PM
Saw Cato and Embo for the first time ever at Wal-Mart, got 'em both for $6 each. Cato didn't ring up, thankfully the cashier re-scanned Embo instead. I'm saving them for X-Mas/Post X-mas opening.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 12, 2011, 03:28 PM
Walked into Toys R Us today and it was like the Land that Time Forgot...not only did they have shelves filled with Y-Wings (not marked as clearance, but who knows) but they also had a full case of the last red/white BP's from a year ago! (Holocron Heist, Jedi Showdown, etc)

This stuns me not only because of how old they are, but because this is the only time I have ever seen those on the shelves around here. I had to order mine off HTS. Crazy.

I wonder if they just found a box in the back or someone is clearing out the local warehouse.

Also of note: Walmart has a new planogram reset: with NO LEGENDS figures! That blew my mind too. They have 1 row for TCW (4 pegs) and 1 row for TVC (4 pegs) and that's IT. There were no Legends figures to be seen anywhere. I have to say, I didn't miss them. I wonder if this is just a temporary deal or what.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on January 12, 2011, 04:17 PM
Also of note: Walmart has a new planogram reset: with NO LEGENDS figures! That blew my mind too. They have 1 row for TCW (4 pegs) and 1 row for TVC (4 pegs) and that's IT. There were no Legends figures to be seen anywhere. I have to say, I didn't miss them. I wonder if this is just a temporary deal or what.

They'll probably have a free standing island of them or some crazy display out in the lawn and garden section like usual.  ::)  :P
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 12, 2011, 07:24 PM
Interesting about all the red/white stuff showing up.  I'm assuming it is an inventorying find, but it's still a little early for that.  It'd be nice if it was massive clearance dumps ala 1998 though.  Imagine BAD figures dumped like those great sales back then?  I'd go ape I think.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on January 16, 2011, 06:48 PM
Found a clearanced $20 Y-Wing at TJMaxx this afternoon 8)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 20, 2011, 10:31 AM
Found a clearanced $20 Y-Wing at TJMaxx this afternoon 8)
.

thanks to you I grabbed one too   ;D

I was hoping to also be able to use it for the Hasbro free toy promo thing going on, but TJ Maxx just has this listed as "toy/books" on the receipt, nothing to indicate SW.  I am wondering if I mail it in with the UPC (since UPC's are not required) if they will accept it then as further evidence that it was a SW purchase.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on January 20, 2011, 12:57 PM
Found a clearanced $20 Y-Wing at TJMaxx this afternoon 8)
.

thanks to you I grabbed one too   ;D

I was hoping to also be able to use it for the Hasbro free toy promo thing going on, but TJ Maxx just has this listed as "toy/books" on the receipt, nothing to indicate SW.  I am wondering if I mail it in with the UPC (since UPC's are not required) if they will accept it then as further evidence that it was a SW purchase.



I'm in a similar situation with my Kohls receipts. They just list "toys" on the receipt, but the UPC number is also included. I'm wondering if that will cut it... I suppose all I have to lose is the cost of a stamp.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 26, 2011, 10:39 PM
Hallelujah! First score of the new year...a full set of TCW 2011 Wave 1 on minty cards. Knocked 'em all out in one fell swoop. Target had the hook-up.

Captain Lock, BARC with Jesse - you are next!  >:D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 31, 2011, 05:17 PM
Grabbed Hevy, Bane with Todo, and Ahsoka's droid today at Target in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 31, 2011, 10:10 PM
In an incredible stroke of good fortune, I found the elusive Clone Captain Lock tonight at the ghetto K-Mart across town. They had about 10 on the pegs, so I had my choice of the mintiest cards. I went ahead and snagged two so I am good to go.  ;D

And then there was one...Jesse!!!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 2, 2011, 02:01 AM
Found a complete set of 2011 Wave 1 all MOC at my local Target on Monday morning - glad to have my MOC set out of the way - there was also a lone Obi-Wan on the pegs too so I grabbed him to open. I guess they got in two cases and someone beat me to the seconds of the other three.

Glad to finally find some 2011 product!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on February 2, 2011, 08:36 AM
Found a complete set of 2011 Wave 1 all MOC at my local Target on Monday morning - glad to have my MOC set out of the way - there was also a lone Obi-Wan on the pegs too so I grabbed him to open. I guess they got in two cases and someone beat me to the seconds of the other three.

Glad to finally find some 2011 product!

I've seen more Obi-Wans than any other figure from the Wave as well. I'm starting to think that the figure is doubled up in case assortments.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on February 2, 2011, 10:27 AM
there was also a lone Obi-Wan on the pegs too so I grabbed him to open. I guess they got in two cases and someone beat me to the seconds of the other three.

I've seen more Obi-Wans than any other figure from the Wave as well. I'm starting to think that the figure is doubled up in case assortments.

Yes, Obi-Wan is 2x per case in the primary Wave 20 case but I think he's only 1x per case in the Wave20R1 revision case.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on February 2, 2011, 10:56 AM
In an incredible stroke of good fortune, I found the elusive Clone Captain Lock tonight at the ghetto K-Mart across town. They had about 10 on the pegs, so I had my choice of the mintiest cards. I went ahead and snagged two so I am good to go.  ;D

And then there was one...Jesse!!!

Nice score!  How much are they charging for him?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 2, 2011, 11:48 AM
Nice score!  How much are they charging for him?

I paid $8.99...I figure it's probably more or less the same around the country. I'm glad I passed picking this up loose on eBay now.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 1, 2011, 03:21 PM
I found some surprising new TCW swag today - the two new DVD 2-packs. Similar to the Walmart exclusive Malevolence sets, these are just repacks of previous figures with a DVD thrown in for good measure.

Content:
1 x Landing at Point Rain (Obi-Wan & Battle Droid)
1 x Weapons Factory (Anakin & Super Battle Droid)


I picked both up at Walmart for around $33, which is atrocious, but I figured what the hell, we're not getting any other new stuff anytime soon. I don't think these are exclusives, there is no stickering as such.

Mostly just notable because I haven't seen a single other report of these hitting anywhere else online yet.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on March 1, 2011, 03:48 PM
I don't think these are exclusives, there is no stickering as such.

Yes, they are Wal-Mart exclusives...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2011/Hasbro_Star_Wars/Collector_Presentation/Slide40.JPG)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 1, 2011, 04:47 PM
I forgot to mention I nabbed Bane with TODO360 the other day.

Bane's awesome, really nicely done.  TODO sucks...  No articulation at the arms or legs.  I had hoped the arms would move up and down at least.  Plus he topples over quite easily.  His head is about all you can use to balance him so he'll stand.  He's quite lame.

Bane's nice though.  This was the only CW figure I was looking for, for the forseable future, so I was glad to just get him and be done.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 1, 2011, 11:34 PM
Got my second order of Clone Wars vehicles from Hasbro Toy Shop today - Plo Koon's JSF, Xanadu Blood and Droid Tri-fighter.

The Plo Koon JSF was for my MIB collection and thankfully it arrived in great shape.

The other two were to open. I know I paid a bit more for each of these, but like it has been discussed over in the vehicles thread, in my area I haven't seen a new vehicle arrive since before the holidays.

I also grabbed another Cad Bane w/TODO to open - the Cad Bane will be the figure I put into the Xanadu Blood ship.

I also found the two new WalMart DVD 2-packs - "Landing at Point Rain" and "Weapons Factory" - it's getting to the point where the amount of times they have packaged the original Anakin and Obi-Wan figures in a multi-pack has just gotten ridiculous - they could have at least packed in the better articulated versions of Obi-Wan and Anakin with soft-goods, but unfortunately no. I picked up only one set for the MOC/MIP collection - I was really trying to put together a complete set of the Battle Game Cards for the Clone Wars, but I just can't justify another $30 on the hopes that any of the four cards are unique to these 2-packs.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 8, 2011, 02:44 PM
No luck on the new TCW figs at lunch, but I did score another Special Ops/Geonosian 2-pack at one of the far-flung Targets. Only 2 Targets around here got these and one is completely sold out of the Special Ops pack already, so I figured I had better snag one while I had the chance. Definitely a good opener candidate to round out my Geo diorama.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 10, 2011, 09:13 AM
Swet jeebus, it was THE BEST NIGHT EVER...

I ran across the river before hitting the gym to scope out the outlying Walmart/TRU/Target Trifecta and I hit the freaking jackpot.

Scored ALL of the new TCW Wave 2 figures, including doubles of Wolffe, Ahsoka, and the insanely awesome Aqua Droid. This particular case asortment apparently only comes with one El-Les though, as JTA noted yesterday, so I was not able to score an openeer for him but I am heading back out to wrap that up today.

I found them all at Walmart, but here is the kicker: they were nowhere near the actual SW section. They were on shippers as part of an endcap display that wasn't even technically part of the toy section, but in an adjacent area. I saw someone posted about this on RS too, so it must not be an isolated incident. Very odd. If I hadn't known to look around, I never would have found them.

They had at least 2 of everyone except El-Les, and there had to have been 6-8 new Anakins, which is sad because that figure is just AWFUL. I will share my thoughts on the wave in the designated thread, but I was incredibly happy to get all my MOC versions right off the bat like that.

So after that I was ready to call it a night, but figured I would go ahead and hit up TRU since I was so close by and I don't get to that store much. Well, what did I find but the NEW Army of the Republic Battlepack! hOLLA! The one I ordered from HTS should be here any day now, but I figured I might as well play it safe and buy one now in case the one I get from HTS arrives in sub-par condition. Returns are easy.

You'd think that would be it, but then I looked over and saw the whole new Vintage Wave 6 on the pegs!  :o

Weequay Skiff dude and Fi-Ek Sirch looked awesome and had to come home with me. I had no idea this wave was hitting at TRU, the ones around here haven't gotten anything since Wave 2. Unspeakably excellent!

So all in all, this was probably one of the most successful (and expensive) nights for me maybe ever.

WINNING!  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 10, 2011, 10:43 AM
Ok - so I had a morning like McMetal's night....

I hit five WalMarts on the way into work and out of those I was able to score:
3x El-Les
3x Aqua Battle Droid
3x Season 3 Ahsoka
3x Season 3 Anakin
3x Commander Wolffe

So to be done with that wave, I just need to find two more Aqua Battle Droids...

Then I hit the TRU near where I work and I was able to score a Jedi Turbo Speeder (the first one I've seen in any store around here) and I was able to score a MIB "Army of the Republic" battlepack for the MIB collection.

So a pretty expensive Clone Wars day for me. If I had found Vintage Wave 6 too it would have sent the day over the top!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 11, 2011, 02:10 PM
Found a second splash of TCW Wave 2 at a different Wally over lunch and was able to score not only an extra El-Les, but also a fairly decent Anakin and 2 more Aqua Droids.  ;D

I still hate the new Anakin, but at least I have one now that doesn't look like he has some severe neck affliction.

I think I'm done now with this wave. I really have to stop hunting because I don't think I can resist buying every Aqua Droid I see.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 11, 2011, 11:25 PM
I was able to add one more Aqua Battle Droid to my collection this morning. It really is a fantastic figure. I've cut back to only getting four of any army builder, but I might make an exception for this figure.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 31, 2011, 04:47 PM
Just found the Barc Speeder w/ Jesse set at my local MN Target. That wasn't even on my radar with how little I've heard about people finding it.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 31, 2011, 07:04 PM
Just found the Barc Speeder w/ Jesse set at my local MN Target. That wasn't even on my radar with how little I've heard about people finding it.

= WINNING

Excellent score! Figures the week I break down and buy this off eBay it starts showing up again.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: speedermike on March 31, 2011, 09:12 PM
My rule is to always wait one year for an item to show up before resorting to a seconday market.  Believe me, it works.

Years ago, I just could not find Lillipop Mace.  Looked for months.  Finally, I stopped thinking about him and figured I'd get him ebay at some point.  A few months later I was in a Rite-Aid and casually checked the toy aisle.  There he was.  Cheap too, like 5.99.

Patience is the key to cheap collecting.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on April 1, 2011, 06:26 AM
My rule is to always wait one year for an item to show up before resorting to a seconday market.  Believe me, it works.

Years ago, I just could not find Lillipop Mace.  Looked for months.  Finally, I stopped thinking about him and figured I'd get him ebay at some point.  A few months later I was in a Rite-Aid and casually checked the toy aisle.  There he was.  Cheap too, like 5.99.

Patience is the key to cheap collecting.

I could not agree more.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 1, 2011, 08:20 AM
That is wise advice....you just never know how these things will turn out long turn. I never saw the Jedi Showdown or Holocron Heist BP's anywhere in stores around here last year. All of a sudden I have seen droves of them at the local TRU the past few months. None of the old red/white stuff should even be shipping, but there ya go.

Never going the scalping route again - lesson learned.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 1, 2011, 10:32 PM
As if to prove my own point, I found the BARC w/Clone Trooper Jesse Deluxe Set tonight at Target. Of course I had to buy it....felt very gratifying to finally hunt this down.

No sign of the Gunship or Tri-Fighter though.

Sure feels good to be more or less caught up with everything again.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on April 2, 2011, 11:06 AM
Picked up the Jesse w/ BARC, a second Droid Gunship, and a Tri-Fighter from Target this morning. Felt very good finding some new toys.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 6, 2011, 04:24 PM
Picked up a minty-boxed Tri-Fighter at Target over lunch to replace my slightly dinged one from HTS.

I came across the Droid Gunship at a different store but the box was even worse than the one I already have.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Diddly on April 8, 2011, 06:35 PM
My Wal-Mart is slowly getting new non-Vintage stuff in, I found and picked up the new SA Cad Bane and SA Obi-Wan. Passed on the Training Clone Hevy despite his awesomeness.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 9, 2011, 01:39 AM
I nabbed a lone aqua droid tonight...  Hunting for another now for a friend, and then eventually hoping to see more.  It's a quite heavily articulated figure.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on April 10, 2011, 02:30 AM
Found the BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper Jesse today.  Also bought the Army of the Republic battle pack, too.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on April 10, 2011, 09:16 PM
I nabbed a lone aqua droid tonight...  Hunting for another now for a friend, and then eventually hoping to see more.  It's a quite heavily articulated figure.

That's good to hear.  I was reminded of the ASP-7 droid when I first saw this, so happy to hear it actually has some posability.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 10, 2011, 09:45 PM
"some" is an understatement.  I'd say it's the most heavily articulated battledroid save for maybe the Octuparra droid?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 14, 2011, 03:43 PM
Scored another Jedi Turbo Speeder and a second Clonetrooper Jesse w/BARC Speeder yesterday morning - right now I'm all caught up with Clone Wars except for an opener of the Droid Gunship...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: 77Skywalker on April 17, 2011, 10:09 AM
Last month, I had gotten the latest Clone Wars version of Obi-Wan Kenobi just in the mail and I picked up Cad Bane with TODO 360.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 17, 2011, 02:41 PM
Color me slightly jaded but TODO 360 let me down some...  Sure he's an accessory, but they really could've put a slight bit of effort into giving him some articulation.  I was bummed for sure on that.  Bane's not bad though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on April 22, 2011, 05:48 PM
Found Jesse today at WM.  All caught up on CW, for now.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on April 23, 2011, 12:38 PM
Found Jesse and BARC Speeder at Target earlier this week.  This was the first new, mass retail CW item I had seen in a store in at least three months. 

All 3 Wal-Marts in my area did their little endcap reset and are now fully stocked with at least 3 cases each of wave 1 from last fall, and one case of the Season III Obi-Wan/Cad Bane w/ Todo/etc wave in one store.  Way to go Hasbro and Wal-Mart!  :P
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on April 29, 2011, 03:40 AM
Found that new SA Mace at my local Traget, and there were quite a few. Yeah this figure's wave has been out for a while, but this is the newest figure I've seen in months. Everything is just stagnating, it's absolutely terrible. Seeing this Mace was a total shock, because I haven't found any other of his wavemates.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on April 30, 2011, 07:03 PM
Used the $2 off $10+ Star Wars purchase coupon (today is the last day) on the Special Ops Clone Trooper and Geonosian pack at Target that I've been meaning to get. Nice set, I see why it sells much faster than the other one (I got the last one, there were 7 Waxer and Battle Droid packs). First Clone trooper I've gotten with the "new" arms, the lack of ball jointed wrists hurts, but the elbows are much improved.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 1, 2011, 04:13 PM
This isn't mine, but I found it hilarious and wasn't sure where to post it.
Bootleg Clone Wars (http://www.flickr.com/photos/estria/5676518807/)

The blonde guy is made from a few different POTF2 figures.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 5, 2011, 12:48 PM
Picked up Eeth Koth, Comm. Colt, Barriss Offee, and the Riot Control Clone Trooper this morning at TRU for $8.99 each. They only had one of each, but there may have been more and someone beat me to them. Kind of doubt that though, this store restocks on Thursdays and I got there only an hour after opening.

They also had all of TVC Wave 6 but I am all set there.

All the cards on the new figures were decent, so I am good to go on the MOC side. I'd still like at least an opener of Barriss though because she's just that damn good.

Oh, also picked up a mintier boxed Droid Gunship last night at Target to replace my slightly dinged one from HTS.

Woot~
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 6, 2011, 10:29 AM
Great start to the weekend...returned my HTS Gunship to Target for a ful cash refund, promptly drove over to TRU and picked up another full set of TCW Wave 3 for openers, fresh off the truck. I am officially done with this wave!

Gotta love closing out an entire wave, MOC and openers, in just over 24 hours with only a minimum of hassle and driving. I even picked up the latest set cheaper as I had a $5 off coupon that was just valid starting today.

Holla!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on May 10, 2011, 10:05 PM
Very nice haul over the weekend. Finally scored El Les, the Aqua Droid and grown up Ashoka. Very happy with all 3, the Aqua Droid in particular is rather well designed. Had a chance at the new Ani as well but passed due to my budget.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 10, 2011, 11:24 PM
Totally agree on the AD.  It really is a neat design, lots of complexity to it so that the head can hide, the articulation is all useful, the figure transforms from its two "modes"...  Pretty neat.  Not too common for a SW figure to be that complex.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on May 13, 2011, 07:01 PM
No wonder the aqua droid is so hard to find. I would love to see this figure pop into some future waves. I feel lucky to have the one I found.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 29, 2011, 12:00 PM
Garage sale gold this weekend, an AT-TE, Crumb Bomber Gunship and Magna Guard fighter, along with ROTS Obi Wan Fighter, V-Wing and yellow Y-Wing for $10 total. All of them are incomplete though, especially the v-wing and y-wing.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 29, 2011, 05:32 PM
Still a great deal though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: ysalamir on June 1, 2011, 08:06 PM
Found Barris Offee, Eeth Koth, and Commander Colt at Walmart the other day. They are all awesome, especially Commander Colt. I suspect he's not going to be easy to get these days.
I passed on the Riot Control Trooper for now, as he doesn't really thrill me that much. I finally found a TVC Fi-Ek-Sirch I had to have, so the money went to him instead.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on June 4, 2011, 09:47 PM
Yard sale find, a completely stripped AAT droid tank (the blue one) for 50 cents. I've got quite a scrap vehicle collection going.  Also that black R5 unit from ROTJ for 10 cents, minus antenna (not clone wars, of course).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 29, 2011, 07:08 AM
Found Koth, Offee, Colt, and Vancouver Clone Trooper yesterday at a local Target. Nice to find something for myself finally again.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 29, 2011, 08:44 AM
Vancouver Clone Trooper

 ???


edit: nm, didn't have my coffee yet so it took a minute to catch up. Nice one!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 6, 2011, 11:49 AM
Wow, I actually purchased some new Clone Wars toys today, seems like forever. TRU had a fresh case of the 4 new Deluxe Figure and Vehicle Sets, or whatever they are calling them now. ($17.99 apiece)

I actually had to hit up 2 different TRU's to snag all 4 though, another collector beat me to the Grievous and Castas sets at the first store. And I got to the store 3 minutes after it opened. Crazy, this was the most competition I had seen for SW toys in quite awhile. There were actually a few guys milling around, which is highly unusual.

I had my pick of everything at the other store though. So $85 later I got all 4 new deluxe sets plus my highly desired Captain Fordo to boot.

Game, set, match!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 8, 2011, 12:29 PM
Finally scored some new Clone Wars toys over the past two days...

Yesterday, I was able to snag a complete set of the new Deluxe sets...

This morning I was able to score a complete set of the Barriss Offee/Agen Kolar/Riot Clone/ARC Trooper wave, plus openers of the two Jedi.

Feels good to be getting "caught up" a bit....
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on July 8, 2011, 05:44 PM
The Class I vehicles with figures are pretty cool.  They definitely took the mini-rig concept and did something more interesting with it than Kenner did in their day.

On a seperate note, has anyone found the season 3 Ahsoka figure nearly impossible to find?!?!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 8, 2011, 08:50 PM
On a seperate note, has anyone found the season 3 Ahsoka figure nearly impossible to find?!?!

I found it back in march, but didn't like the paint job on the one I saw. "I'll get a better one when I see them again"

Yeah, right...3 months later...never saw another one. I hate this hobby sometimes, and I'm not even a completist.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 8, 2011, 10:17 PM
I was surprised to see Embo on the pegs again tonight at Target - is he part of a new wave that is shipping?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 9, 2011, 01:07 PM
Picked up the four new Deluxe Figure/Vehicle (or whatever they're calling them now) sets at TRU over the last three days.  The brand new price of nearly 20 bucks each stings a lot, especially on Castas, as his bike is even smaller than the Dooku Speeder Bike we paid 10 bucks for almost 10 years ago.  The size and coolness of the Grievous Attack Cycle makes it sting even more.  Oddly, that's the winner of the four in my opinion, and it was the one I was looking forward to the least.

On a seperate note, has anyone found the season 3 Ahsoka figure nearly impossible to find?!?!

I've found everything that has been done in the CW line, post-Hevy in Training Armor wave (and in vintage, post-repaint/retool wave) is pretty much impossible to find.  Retail is an absolute nightmare in all regards related to SW toys these days everywhere I've looked.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2011, 03:58 PM
Yeah, TRU can piss off with their prices.  I haven't bought anything there that wasn't on sale in quite some time.  If it isn't exclusive or on sale (or both) then I'm pretty happy to let them sink.  Kay-Bee 2.0 can fail if they so choose.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 9, 2011, 05:47 PM
Only clone wars figure I can find that was released in 2011 is season 3 Obi-Wan.

Most recent vintage I can find are  leftovers of the AOTC wave, and those are uncommon (I never saw Zam Wessel at all), usually Super Battle Droid or Obi-Wan.

I can't even catch a break on clearance. Hit three Targets, no marked down deluxe...which never seemed to sell before...but *poof* gone at a mere 30% off.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2011, 05:53 PM
I ran into the same thing Scockery, on the Deluxe at Target, which seems fishy to me.  Like maybe it was pulled from the floor rather than clearance.  I hit 3 or 4 Targets last week, and they all were devoid of any Deluxe...  That doesn't add up.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on July 9, 2011, 06:46 PM
Found grievous the clone and the battle droid set today. Castas was the one I was looking forward to the most. Someone beat me to it. I hate having to work on saturday.
     The prices are zany. One rang up 18.99 listed as sw deluxe fig& vehicle. The other sw rapid strike vehicle at 19.99. I should have waited a couple of weeks when these hit walmart, but with how distribution has been, if you don't buy it when you see it, you may be out of luck. If target is clearing the inventory of the deluxe you can bet the new cases are at the wharehouses ready to ship out.
     As far as Ashoka I don't remember seeing a new figure on a peg in over a month. Walmart shipped out the leftover Embo waves they had in stock and the have been clogging the pegs since. I am glad that the aqua droid is due to come out again, because I want one or two more. As per the last couple of years, the first two waves get over ordered and then we wait forever for a chance at the last couple of waves.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 15, 2011, 06:08 PM
Target Geonosis Spec ops/Geonosian two pack for $7.49...with tax, almost $8. I knew stashing it at when it was marked 30% off was a wise move...I mean, I'm kidding. That would be wrong.  :-X 

Anyway, check your stores.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dan on July 16, 2011, 11:13 AM
Found Barris and Eeth at a Target today, first CW find at any store for me in a very long time.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 23, 2011, 07:42 PM
Waxer and Battle Droid for 99 cents...I'm lying, $7.48.

Saw the ATTACK SHUTTLE. Trust me, guys, once you see this baby on a store shelf your opinion on it probably won't change much at all. LOL.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 23, 2011, 10:29 PM
Waxer and Battle Droid for 99 cents...I'm lying, $7.48.

Saw the ATTACK SHUTTLE. Trust me, guys, once you see this baby on a store shelf your opinion on it probably won't change much at all. LOL.

Was this at a Target that had completed their latest reset in the toy aisles? Or could you tell?

I haven't seen space for this yet in my area, but I assume they will be clearing some in the next week or so.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 24, 2011, 12:09 AM
I don't go this Target often, it's the farthest within reasonable driving distance. I was there some 2 weeks back , but the aisle mostly looked mostly the same, except today clearance had been moved to an aisle of its own and some other minor shuffling. I'd guess they are in mid-process.   

They still had the Hostage Crisis and Hidden Enemy packs...not reduced at all. 

IRON MAN hall of armor figures with the bases....$2.67! 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 26, 2011, 05:11 PM
Picked up the Y Wing Scout Bomber w/ Clone Trooper Pilot and the Republic Scout Speeder w/ ARF Trooper at Target today by using the DPCI Jedi mind trick. They scan with the old deluxe DPCI for the clearance price of $13.08. Cool to save money but not going to be cool when the computer counts never change for them to order more.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2011, 06:15 PM
Yeah that's odd they're actually the right way around at TRU.  I would've thought Target had these under a new DPCI.  Nice that they're there too.  Right now I'd rather give my money to Target or WM than TRU, till TRU decides to become a competitive retailer again.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 26, 2011, 09:10 PM
They should be under a new DPCI. The pick label on the case is correct which is how I got them to pull it, but the barcode on the toys are tied to the old DPCI. The other two in the case he brought out were the Cad Bane and the Anakin one so I'm sure whoever tied the UPC to the old DPCI at the Target headquarters thought they were a part of the old line.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 28, 2011, 07:30 PM
I FINALLY found a Target that had done at least a half-assed reset, as they had the Republic Attack Shuttle and RC Republic Tank out. I didn't feel motivated enough to buy either, I would have much preferred the new BP's or some super-cheap Deluxe sets. I guess I may go back and get one or both later tomorrow, but I'm not really on fire about it.

That would've been unthinkable a few months back, leaving new stuff on the shelf. Chalk it up to Hasbro burn-out I guess. Plus a lot of recent binging on the vintage tip.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on July 28, 2011, 10:19 PM
I FINALLY found a Target that had done at least a half-assed reset, as they had the Republic Attack Shuttle and RC Republic Tank out. I didn't feel motivated enough to buy either, I would have much preferred the new BP's or some super-cheap Deluxe sets. I guess I may go back and get one or both later tomorrow, but I'm not really on fire about it.

That would've been unthinkable a few months back, leaving new stuff on the shelf. Chalk it up to Hasbro burn-out I guess. Plus a lot of recent binging on the vintage tip.

I hear you.  I saw a bunch of the new stuff today and nabbed the Deluxe, battle packs, and some vintage 3-packs.  But I left behind all 6 of the blue ray sets and the $80 shittle.  I'm still disgruntled about the SDCC Death Star set, so passing on all of these unless I find them on sale or clearance.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 28, 2011, 11:28 PM
  But I left behind all 6 of the blue ray sets and the $80 shittle

We'll pretend that was a typo.  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 29, 2011, 08:15 AM
I nabbed the following yesterday:

1 of the new battle packs with the 3 clones
1 of the new battle packs with Bane in disguise
1 Castas deluxe vehicle thingy
1 of the clone deluxe thingys (not the y-wing one)

also got a Fett helmet on clearance for $10 and the mighty beans Millenium Falcon case for $7

its early and it is all in my car - can't be more specific than that atm    :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on July 29, 2011, 09:58 AM
  But I left behind all 6 of the blue ray sets and the $80 shittle

We'll pretend that was a typo.  ;)

I make a lot of typos on my phone.
That was not one of them.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 29, 2011, 02:04 PM
Whew, this may be a lengthy post:

On a whirlwind lunch tour, I hit up a few Targets and the local TRU.

At the first Target I used the DPCI Mind Trick to get them to pull a case of the new Battlepacks, as well as a case of the Rapid Strike vehicles. They came back with two mint cases of Wave 1 for each. So I got the 4 new BP's plus a Republic Scout Speeder mini-rig for $4.84. I also got a $5 gift card for spending over $80 thanks to an insert deal with their latest catalog.

I then headed over to TRU which I knew had nothing new since I checked on their restock day Wednesaday, but I did return the Scout Speeder and got my $19 back that I dropped on the one they had a few weeks back.

So THEN I headed over to the Target that had started their reset yesterday, and saw different stuff. They had a Wave of Rapid Strike vehicles that were all repacks of old Deluxe sets (Jesse, AT-RT, etc) but no sign of the mini Y-wing. They also had new battlepacks out, only there was a Zillo Beast set there as well!

So I snagged the Zillo Beast set with the cash I got back from TRU plus my free gift card and bought myself lunch with the money left over. Holla!

My goal for tonight/the weekend is to track down that Capture the Droids BP as well as a super cheap mini Y-wing. And replace my dinged RC Republic Tank to boot.

Next Wednesday I would hope TRU has their 2 new TCW exclusives out and then my victory will be complete.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 29, 2011, 03:30 PM
What is the DPCI # for the new deluxe sets?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on July 29, 2011, 03:41 PM
What is the DPCI # for the new deluxe sets?

087-06-2320 is the new DPCI for the DLX figure/vehicle sets.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 29, 2011, 11:33 PM
Thanks Jeff! That came in handy today!

Here's today's Clone Wars haul...

2x Defense of Kamino Battlepack
2x Hunt for General Grievous Battlepack
2x Cad Bane's Escape Battlepack
3x Assault on Geonosis Battlepack
1x Y-Wing Scout Bomber w/Pilot - for $4.24!!!  :o  :o
1x BARC Speeder w/Sidecar & Obi-Wan for $4.24

The Battlepacks seemed to be more prevelant than the Class 1 Strike Vehicles. All of the Targets I checked though had the Wave 1 case - none of them had either of the Wave 2 case packs.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 31, 2011, 01:38 PM
Went back to a Target that wouldn't pull anything for me since the reset was "scheduled" for July 31st. So I went back this morning and sure enough, the reset hadn't been done, but I found the same employee who told me to come back on Sunday and he was willing to pull stuff for me.

Here's what I scored:
1x Hunt for Grievous BP
1x Defend Kamino BP
1x Zillo Beast Capture BP
1x RC Republic Fighter Tank
1x Scout Y-Wing w/Pilot (again for $4.24!!)

I'm done with the Y-Wing now - not bad being able to score all three that I wanted for $4.24 each.

And I'm totally done with Wave 1 of the battlepacks now too.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on July 31, 2011, 07:31 PM
Went back to a Target that wouldn't pull anything for me since the reset was "scheduled" for July 31st. So I went back this morning and sure enough, the reset hadn't been done, but I found the same employee who told me to come back on Sunday and he was willing to pull stuff for me.

Here's what I scored:
1x Hunt for Grievous BP
1x Defend Kamino BP
1x Zillo Beast Capture BP
1x RC Republic Fighter Tank
1x Scout Y-Wing w/Pilot (again for $4.24!!)

I'm done with the Y-Wing now - not bad being able to score all three that I wanted for $4.24 each.

And I'm totally done with Wave 1 of the battlepacks now too.

What's up with them not resetting? Why have a date?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 31, 2011, 09:52 PM
What's up with them not resetting? Why have a date?

For real, I don't get this either?

We have about 10 Targets in the area, only 1 of them has reset as of this weekend. I am able to get stuff pulled sporadically, but it's proving very difficult to score the mini Y-Wing wave of the Deluxe stuff. There's nothing worse than having some dude walk a case all the way out from the back only for me to tell them, yeah these aren't the ones I am looking for.

And WTF is Walmart waiting on? Do they want to make sure everyone has bought every single new toy they need from Target before bothering to put out new stock?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 31, 2011, 11:07 PM
I too find the lack of resets to be very confusing.

The store where I got stuff pulled has lots of open holes. Three pegs where the old deluxe line used to be - completely empty. The Galactic Heroes pegs are still there and they are empty as well.

The only thing that is fully stocked, are the Vintage pegs - which is a result of them getting in three cases of Wave 7 and now all of the Wave 7 figures are gone and the six re-packs from each case are what's left. And the mountain of Commander Cody figures they have on the Clone Wars pegs.

They have a spot for the Republic Attack Shuttle, but I bought one of those the other day and someone else bought the one in the even-more smashed box then the one I got.

They have a case worth of mid-size vehicles out and some lightsabers, and that's it. So what would be the harm in bringing out the battlepacks or the new Strike Vehicles just to fill in the holes in the display?

And WTF is Walmart waiting on? Do they want to make sure everyone has bought every single new toy they need from Target before bothering to put out new stock?

This boggles the mind as well - I think my WalMart is the victim of a mass buy and return from another store to this one - one day all of a sudden, the pegs were over-loaded with Legends ROTS Clonetroopers. Also in the mix were several Red/White Legacy and Clone Wars figures. Now I suppose it's possible that they "found" this stuff in the back, by my vote is that another collector in another town nearby, had a WalMart that was choking on this stuff, bought it and then returned the stock to my store. I may have to return the favor.  >:(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 1, 2011, 07:08 AM
Jus an FYI. TOYS is set to reset the week of July 31. Not the action figure aisle specifically. It takes more than one day to do the whole set so when they decide to do the action figure aisle will vary. Some stores will do there's already because the had an early reset day or the aisle looked so bad and they were ahead of schedule on other sets. Leaked set dates are not street dates.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on August 1, 2011, 07:24 AM
Five Target's yesterday and not one new item on shelves. No Shuttle in back room at any of them.
Wal-Mart? Sha! I don't even go there right now and there's no reason to.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 1, 2011, 08:24 AM
Five Target's yesterday and not one new item on shelves. No Shuttle in back room at any of them.
Wal-Mart? Sha! I don't even go there right now and there's no reason to.

The other thing Target will do is if they are sending the majority of a reset on one truck, they will trap it onto pallets so that when they reset they can just bring that whole pallet out to fill the aisle it's for, meaning they don't backstock it to a shelf like they normally would. So if you type the numbers in a price scanner or have a red shirt check backroom locations they will show none even though they really do have it.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 1, 2011, 08:42 AM
Nick - I understand everything you're saying, but we're talking about situations where:

1) The aisles are a mess and have been for quite some time - my guess is that the stores have been letting the toy section "go" since they knew the reset was scheduled for this week.

2) The employees at numerous stores have confused "reset date" with "street date". We're not morons, Piet, McMetal and I all know the difference and we know that no such "street date" exists for this stuff. The problem is that the employees don't know the difference or don't care to know the difference. They see "July 31st" on their guns and proceed to just try to blow you off by saying that it's a product street date for the 31st. So if you get that kind of response, return on the date and call them out on it. Pure and simple.

3) The level of help is NEVER consistent. This is a failing of the Target chain, some managers HATE collectors of all types and issue blanket instructions to their employees never to pull items for customers, yet when that same manager is not working, the employees WILL help the customers if they can. Case in point - the same Target - on Friday night, I got them to pull a case of battlepacks and deluxe. On Sunday, Piet was told by the manager that his employees were "too busy" to assist him. I have to wonder if he was looking for new curtains for all of the windows in his home, had the response to bringing more out from the back been met with the same level of obstenance.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 1, 2011, 08:53 AM
Those are all good points and I have no idea why I feel the need to revert back and bring my old Target employee wounds to the surface.

I will say that when I was a toy team lead for Target I "hated" the hot wheel guys and the toy scalpers so sometimes you just assume anyone and everyone, especially when they know a DPCI for an item not on the floor is one of  those.

Ok all done. Time to forget my Target years again............................. done.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 1, 2011, 09:38 AM
Yeah, honestly I am not all that worked up about it, I am still sort of disgusted in general with Hasbro right now, so I'm not sweating so much having to wait on the new toys.

I think the most frustrating thing for me is just the inconsistency. I stopped at the 2 closest Targets to me over the weekend and not only had they not reset, they had no stock of the new BP's, Rapid Strike Vehicles, Republic Attack Shuttle, or the RC Tank. So even if they wanted to re-organize they have no new product to put out.

I understand the pallet deal, but I have found when that is the case they can at least confirm that they have a count on the DPCI, they just can't determine the location anywhere.

Just from reading store reports around the Web, it seems like most of the Targets around here are lagging badly. We only have 1 that I have seen so far which has completed their reset. One location I spoke to last week said their resets generally take a few days but there has been no progress since then.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 1, 2011, 12:54 PM
I will say that when I was a toy team lead for Target I "hated" the hot wheel guys and the toy scalpers so sometimes you just assume anyone and everyone, especially when they know a DPCI for an item not on the floor is one of  those.

Just out of curiosity, when you worked for Target, were you told it was okay to treat African-Americans differently then Caucasians?

And while I would never compare the fight for racial equality to Collectors/Scalpers/"Hot Wheel Guys"/eBay Profiteers/etc... being treated the same as any other customer, I think the fact that you're willing to admit that you "hated" the "hot wheel guys" and toy scalpers and ASSumed that anyone with a DPCI (a number that is on every receipt, shelf tag and Target.com item) is a scumbag, is a sad statement for what kind of behavior Target managers are allowed to have.

Apologies, since I know you said you were forgetting your Target years, but you couldn't have proven my point any better.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 1, 2011, 01:05 PM
Ok that's fine. I am a big ass. Thank you.

Back to recent CW finds
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 1, 2011, 01:21 PM
Ok that's fine. I am a big ass. Thank you.

Back to recent CW finds

Agreed - and if my post came across that I think you, Nick, are a "big ass", I apologize, that was not my intent.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 1, 2011, 01:31 PM
Sorry Jeff, Jesse, Scott, etc. I promise this is it.

Ok that's fine. I am a big ass. Thank you.

Back to recent CW finds

Agreed - and if my post came across that I think you, Nick, are a "big ass", I apologize, that was not my intent.

I was taking that out of the "ASSume" comment. And what you are saying is fair. I know I got jaded when I saw the same guys asking me to pull stuff at Target then at a toy show selling stuff the next month or the guys who would have their kid come in who you knew was a dealer and say oh my kid wants it.

And the communication at Target is horrible. The LODs/Team leads share nothing with the 16 year old team members. So there is no consistency.

Anyway I can't say that the way Target handles this isn't unfair and a pain in the butt, but I can put myself in some of their shoes enough to at least throw my two cents in.

Oh and I love the "if you tell me you can't sell it until the 31st I'll come back that day and say I'm here to buy it since it's the 31st idea." That's good stuff.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 1, 2011, 02:28 PM
Another huge swath of fruitless lunch runs. This time I found 2 more Targets in the process of resetting but they both had the EXACT same cruddy selection - Wave 3 Rapid Strike (All repacks, the 4way box of suck) and the BP Wave 1 or the wave WITH Zillo Beast and WITHOUT Droid Capture.  ::)

This mini Y-Wing and Droid Capture BP continue to elude me. I'd actually like to keep the Y-Wing if I can find it at the sweet price, and open the one I got from HTS.

I shouldn't even want that stupid repack BP but the completist in me screams for it.

I did see a few more Attack Shuttles and have no qualms about waiting on this one. I have a strong feeling these are not exactly going to fly off the shelves, no pun intended.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 1, 2011, 02:40 PM
I shouldn't even want that stupid repack BP but the completist in me screams for it.

I feel the same way. I grabbed a Zillo Beast one on Sunday morning and for the life of me, I can't see ANYTHING different about any of those three figures. Are there?

It seems odd considering that there is something "new"/different about at least one figure in the Cad Bane's Escape, Defense of Kamino, Hunt for Grievous and Assualt on Geonosis sets.

The Droid one, I'm okay with from the standpoint that poor C-3PO hasn't been available in the SotDS style packaging yet, so I'm cool with getting the set for the new C-3PO game card and a second C-3PO opener.

It would be nice though if they tried to do something different/"new" with at least two figures in every 3-figure battlepack, even if it's just two repaints.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 3, 2011, 11:01 AM
Picked up three of the Geonosian w/Speeder Bike exclusive at Toys R Us this morning.

Also grabbed six of the Commander Blackout exclusive - four to open, two to keep MOC.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 3, 2011, 11:40 AM
Picked up three of the Geonosian w/Speeder Bike exclusive at Toys R Us this morning.

Also grabbed six of the Commander Blackout exclusive - four to open, two to keep MOC.

I am sick with envy, my Toys R Us SUCKS ASS and completely failed to stock any new toys this week whatsoever. I got there right when they opened too.

Pete, do you have the Item #/SKU/UPC for the Geonosian Speeder? I cannot find this on their website anywhere and suspect I will have to make an out of town trip to ever find this. TIA!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 3, 2011, 01:01 PM
Hey McMetal - just grabbed my receipt from my car, here is the UPC for the Geonosian w/Speeder Dlx - 653569604747

I can stop back by TRU on my way home and grab the TRU SKU for the item.

They rang up for $17.99 each.

And don't feel bad, my TRU has been pretty barren. I still don't have all of the Riot Control Clone Troopers I need/want - that entire wave didn't hit in my area in very good numbers - at ANY store, let alone TRU.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 3, 2011, 05:34 PM
I never saw a trace of that wave.

Is anyone else seeing Targets with Flame Thrower Clones, Pre Vizlas and Embos? Where did these guys come from?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on August 3, 2011, 06:26 PM
I never saw a trace of that wave.

Is anyone else seeing Targets with Flame Thrower Clones, Pre Vizlas and Embos? Where did these guys come from?

I only found the Riot Clone wave at Kohls, but I have seen the remnants at Target.

The Flame Clones, Vizslas, and Embos are shipping in a revision case. It seems that many Targets are getting the case, and I remember seeing a similar assortment earlier this year and last fall. Unfortunately no recent figures are shipping in that case.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 3, 2011, 07:13 PM
Looks like "Wave 6 Revision" according to Entertainment Earth. 2 flamethrower clones seems right.

How long have they been sitting on these?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 3, 2011, 07:21 PM
The Flame Clones, Vizslas, and Embos are shipping in a revision case. It seems that many Targets are getting the case, and I remember seeing a similar assortment earlier this year and last fall. Unfortunately no recent figures are shipping in that case.

Yeah - I had a kind employee bring me out a new case of Clone Wars figures, we had to cut the tape, so I knew it hadn't been opened and this wave with the Pre Vizla, Embo, Flamethrower Clone was what was inside. It was all I could do not to proclaim "WTF!?!?" very loudly in the store.

I keep hoping that the Riot Clone wave will hit again in bigger numbers, but so far no such luck, and now with news that the next wave has started to hit the online retailers, I'm not sure it ever will...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 3, 2011, 09:47 PM
I just saw all the last CW figures this past weekend...  The Barriss, Riot Clone, and the ARC Trooper were what I saw... I think that was the last group.  Anyway, saw them quite a bit.

WM had the ARC Clone too.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on August 3, 2011, 09:53 PM
I wish I had that kind of luck. Here I have rarely been able to find a final wave figure on a peg. I have switched to buying the last wave online. Tons of Visla, Flamethrower clones, and Obi-wons though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 4, 2011, 10:10 PM
Picked up a minty boxed RC Republic Tank at Target tonight to replace the cruddy box Hasbro Toy Shop shipped me. Buying upgrades for stuff you already have is not real exciting.

All the Targets have reset here now - a couple have the mid-aisle signage, but not one has put out any endcap display...odd. They definitely all seem to have gotten the same assortments of BP's and Rapid Strike vehicles though, not a mini Y-Wing or Capture the Droids BP to be had anywhere here.

I see the Capture the Droids BP is not even to be found on eBay though, so it may not be hitting in force yet.

Interesting note: I stopped by a Walmart out of sheer boredom earlier today and saw a couple of the new Rapid Strike vehicles on their pegs - Castas and Grievous sets. This is the first I have heard of Walmart getting anything new in like, forever.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 4, 2011, 10:31 PM
The complement McMetal's report - I was able to pick up a second RC Republic Tank - the first one I got is in good shape, so I'm gonna leave that on MIB and I'm gonna open the one I grabbed today.

Doesn't look as fun as the Hailfire Droid, but I'm excited to play with it.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on August 5, 2011, 09:38 AM
The tru website now has the geonosian w/bike and rebel sled in stock and for sale.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on August 10, 2011, 12:21 AM
Thanks to TRU's sale, I picked up Barris and Eeth Koth. Then, since I was feeling saucy, I went to a local WM and picked up El-Les and the Defend Kamino pack. Yeah, I'm a little behind.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Brian on August 10, 2011, 02:25 PM
I found (for the first time) and El Les at retail this weekend, and picked him up.  Then I happened across the deluxe vehicle Y-Wing Bomber at Target, and picked that up (it even rang up at $4.24).  Also got a Savage in a BBTS order this week.  First CW purchases in awhile, but all are quite cool.  There hasn't been a lot of new CW-wise around here lately otherwise, still looking for Eeth and Barriss.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 10, 2011, 02:59 PM
I'm still hunting for the Y-WIng mini-rig.  It's cool looking and I'm going to remove the engines from it to make it a little more believable as a little speeder thing.  I'm really amazed the price errors haven't been found yet.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 10, 2011, 05:29 PM
I'm still hunting for the Y-WIng mini-rig.  It's cool looking and I'm going to remove the engines from it to make it a little more believable as a little speeder thing.  I'm really amazed the price errors haven't been found yet.

They will find and correct it exactly one day before I finally stumble across him in a store. Book it!

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on August 10, 2011, 08:42 PM


They will find and correct it exactly one day before I finally stumble across him in a store. Book it!
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Or refuse to sell it to you because the suspect you have tampered with the UPC.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JDH1173 on August 10, 2011, 10:55 PM
Went into Wal-Mart and found the RC Hailfire droid for $17, so I picked up a second.  Only problem is I don't think I can run both at the same time. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 10, 2011, 11:31 PM
No, they will not run if they're the same frequency.  I'm not sure if they'll run against the Republic tank...  Smart planning would say yes, but general principle would say no.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on August 10, 2011, 11:45 PM
The Hailfire droid runs at 27 mhz according to the instructions. I assume the Republic Tank's instructions have a similar notation for the frequency it runs at.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 11, 2011, 12:28 AM
Picked up another Republic Scout Speeder for $4.24 - too good to pass up.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 11, 2011, 11:17 PM
Just got back into town from business in STL and made a beeline for TRU, which restocked yesterday. STILL no sign of Comm Blackout, but I was able to pick up the Republic Artillery Cannon and the Flitknot Speeder/Geonosian Deluxe set.

I do miss the dioramas with the midsize line, this was a nice bonus.

They had 6 of the Geo sets and NO sleds, BTW. I really feel for people trying to track that down, that case assortment is a real kick in the groin.

EVERY single one of the 6 sets had some kind of packaging defect too, I really had to go with lesser of 6 evils, think it will do, but I may pick up a spare if I can do so somehow on the cheap. I have extras for everything else they've released from that arc.

I see on JTA that someone found Wave 12 (Chewbacca, etc) on the pegs at a Walmart in PA. I guess they decided to skip over Waves 10 and 11 entirely? WTF?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 12, 2011, 02:18 PM
I grabbed the TRU exclusive figure (clone commander blackout?) and a vintage cloud car pilot figure today at TRU.  They rang up 2 for $10.99   :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 12, 2011, 05:36 PM
Blackout was part of the sale?  He didn't scan under the price checker as such. Crud. That explains why they were all gone today. Of course, my local TRU showed no signs of restocking anything. What a worthless store.

Saturday garage saling, I found a Clone Wars R2-D2, missing a front panel, for 5 cents...as well as a POTF2 R2 and a Saga Ewok Throne (sans one pole) for 5 cents each. Also, a POTF X-wing missing canopy and three cannons for a buck.  (Sounds great, but i was out garage saling for about 5 hours!).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 15, 2011, 09:44 PM
Finally was able to hit up a local Walmart in Rehoboth DE. No sign of any new TCW figures, but they did have a few RC Republic Tanks and 2 Assault on Geonosis BP's. Also a couple of the Wave 1 Rapid Strike vehicles.

Guessing there is some kind of more substantive reset coming, but no idea when exactly.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 15, 2011, 11:30 PM
I've seen that RC Tank at Targets around Minneapolis as well.  Not willing to bite though at $40...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on August 17, 2011, 06:02 PM
Saw all of the rapid strikes except the y wing at WM yesterday along with the new battle packs and the shuttle. Looks like they were resetting the store. The star wars display was shifted over two rows. Bad news is they do not look to be adding more figures because of the glut of flamethrower clone waves that recently jammed the pegs. Not sure if the same things are happening everywhere.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 17, 2011, 07:27 PM
Hmm, that's new...  I've not seen any WM resets locally yet (but haven't been to WM lately), but was told WM stores are getting new product and are to wait to put it out with a reset...  Makes me wonder if Hasbro is cleaning things up a little for them, coinciding with the reset, for them to intentionally pull a punch like that.

Then again, not many stores near me have the space to put something new out.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 18, 2011, 04:15 PM
Picked up 7 CW figs at K Mart today: both Savage Oppress', R7D4, Rex w/ rocket pack, Chewie, Even Piell, and Commander Wollfe.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on August 18, 2011, 05:11 PM
Picked up 7 CW figs at K Mart today: both Savage Oppress', R7D4, Rex w/ rocket pack, Chewie, Even Piell, and Commander Wollfe.

Nice finds Nick!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 18, 2011, 05:57 PM
Picked up 7 CW figs at K Mart today: both Savage Oppress', R7D4, Rex w/ rocket pack, Chewie, Even Piell, and Commander Wollfe.

Nice finds Nick!

I spotted those yesterday too (minus Savage Oppress), but I passed.  I'm wondering, were they $9.19 each at K-Mart by you?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 18, 2011, 08:15 PM
Killing me...KILLING me, I hate being in a non-toy corridor for vacation! Thank God it's all over tomorrow and I can resume my maniacal search for new swag. I did steal out to the one local K-Mart here in DE last night but all they had newish were the 2 new role playing masks. No new figures, vehicles, etc. Not even a B-Wing, which I have still yet to ever come across.

I did get word from a friend back home that out local TRU finally got their allotment of Comm. Blackout in, so at least I have that to look forward to upon my return.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 19, 2011, 07:59 AM
They were $9.19 each and didn't scan up at first so it took a while to actually get out of there. The first lady that came to help wanted to throw the "street date" reason at me, but we worked through that.

Obviously $9.19 hurt, but now I don't have to keep looking for those particular ones anymore and it's worth it to me just for that.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 19, 2011, 10:32 AM
Yeah, I couldn't do $9.19 for CW figures.  I think by now we all know that the main point of a retail exclusive like K-Mart's TVC B-Wing is to increase foot traffic into stores, and in turn drive additional sales.  But for them to proceed to gouge customers at $9.19 a figure is out of line. 

Right now Target has marked down both Clone Wars and Saga Legends to $6.99 until September 1st.  And I can even deal with $7.99 per figure for CW, and $9.99 for Vintage.  This seems like K-Mart taking advantage.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 19, 2011, 07:01 PM
Returned home in time today to do a nice little toy blitzkrieg through 3 Walmarts, 3 Targets, and a TRU. I was 1-for-7, eesh.

I did pick up the last 2 Blackout figures from TRU, at least one of which was minty-carded enough to keep, so I am set on this guy.

Thinking I may just go ahead and pick up the Attack Shuttle this weekend if I can't track down any of the Wave 12 figs.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 21, 2011, 12:32 AM
Hmm, that's new...  I've not seen any WM resets locally yet (but haven't been to WM lately), but was told WM stores are getting new product and are to wait to put it out with a reset...  Makes me wonder if Hasbro is cleaning things up a little for them, coinciding with the reset, for them to intentionally pull a punch like that.

Then again, not many stores near me have the space to put something new out.

So I noticed my one WM reset, the other didn't, but the other has some new items out without the reset and the one that did a full reset put out some Wave 6 Vintage, some more of the last wave of CW figures (not the brand new), the new Deluxe, some more battlepacks...  Thought I'd see more, but it's not anything too grand.

I was surprised to see more Vin Wave 6 honestly, but for some that's good I guess.

The store that didn't reset had also put out Wave 6 (1 case) and new Deluxe, but still no new battlepacks and such.

Also noticing the toy clearance area about doubled in size at both stores.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 21, 2011, 10:10 AM
That's pretty much exactly what I am seeing here as well, Jesse. Even the Walmarts that seem to have completed their resets have not put out anything I cannot walk into any Target around town and buy for the past 3 weeks. Just a ton of RC tanks, attack shuttles, Wave 1 Rapid Strike vehicles, and the usual mish-mash of BP's which NEVER include the Capture the Droids set.

If that's their idea of a big reset they are going to be sorely disappointed with the lack of sales. Their "new" stuff really isn't that new at all. I really don't get why they didn't at least stock THEIR OWN Fall exclusives, namely the BARC with Buzz and the AT-RT. Totally MIA.

I did notice in a couple of stores they had a lot of empty pegs for figures and was told they were expecting more stock in next week.

Still though, it's very odd to have so many new figure sightings in places like PA, NJ, KY and absolutely no trace of anything here in VA. Usually we are all in the same "distro belt".
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 21, 2011, 05:28 PM
Saw more of the same again today...  wave 6 Vinty figure deluge at a store, some of the last wave of CW, not the latest, some battlepacks and whatnot.  "New", but nothing flashy, and as basic figures go, stuff that WM has been getting in for months now, just more of it mostly.   :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 22, 2011, 12:22 PM
Ugh, I just got back from a Walmart that was mid-reset and I saw no less than SEVEN FULL CASES of Saga Legends figures on the pallets waiting to be put out.  ::)

The thought of that garbage clogging the pegs there for the next few months is just sickening. I can see it now, they will jam ALL the pegs full of that stuff choking out any chance whatsoever of any new TCW figures making it out from the back. Spectacular fail, really.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 22, 2011, 12:51 PM
Ugh, I just got back from a Walmart that was mid-reset and I saw no less than SEVEN FULL CASES of Saga Legends figures on the pallets waiting to be put out.  ::)

The thought of that garbage clogging the pegs there for the next few months is just sickening. I can see it now, they will jam ALL the pegs full of that stuff choking out any chance whatsoever of any new TCW figures making it out from the back. Spectacular fail, really.

Yeah, but if we were real collectors, we would be supporting the Legends line and buying up all these great figures we already have dozens of.  Truly, the fault here lies with the collectors.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 22, 2011, 09:53 PM

Yeah, but if we were real collectors, we would be supporting the Legends line and buying up all these great figures we already have dozens of.  Truly, the fault here lies with the collectors.

You already have dozens of the Spacetrooper? Lucky man!  ;)

Think how fun it will be if/when Vintage and Legends merge into one line...and cases, like some Clone Wars cases, contain nothing but reissued figures of main characters.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 23, 2011, 05:26 PM
Army of the Republic Battle Pack for $17 at Wal-Mart. Which is cool...I guess....if I had a Costco and a membership to it...2 for $26.

Maybe the other Wal-Marts reduced their many Gelagrub Patrol sets...but I still wouldn't pay $17 for it...maybe $12 on a good day.

The RC Hailfire is reduced to $35, IIRC.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on August 24, 2011, 10:31 AM
Found Chewbacca, Even Piell, Jar Jar, R7-D4 and the new Captain Rex at Walmart this morning.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 24, 2011, 10:40 AM
Found Chewbacca, Even Piell, Jar Jar, R7-D4 and the new Captain Rex at Walmart this morning.

Was this a location you had been checking frequently? I went to six more Walmarts yesterday, including 2 so far out of town I had NEVER been there before, and they all had garbage for TCW figs. It's really infuriating.

This is the biggest frustration for me as a collector, new stuff hitting everywhere but around where I live. And I normally have good luck here. Not this time though.

I did find a fresh case of the Stealth Ops Clone at TRU this morning, along with 2 full cases of "Wave 2" battlepacks which were really not Wave 2 at all, because NEITHER had the Capture of the Droids BP which is literally impossible to find, they were Wave 2 REVISION cases. I am already sick of seeing these Wave 1 BP's falling off the shelves, most of the stores around here have at least 8-12 of these things.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on August 24, 2011, 10:50 AM
It's a store I check every 3 or 4 days. It is usually so bad I often skip it all together. They were working on a reset last week and the Clone Wars figures were very light on Saturday, so on a whim I went in today. Missed out on Savage I guess but I'm not surprised.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 24, 2011, 12:51 PM
I saw Piell today at a WM as well Jayson.  Nobody else though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 29, 2011, 02:40 AM
Saw a number of fresh Battlepacks, including the Kamino set that's rougher to track down (at least here anyway).  Picked it up but not sure what to do.

WM had one and Target as well, so that was nice to see.  Tons of the other sets though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 29, 2011, 08:53 AM
I went out late last night to enjoy some electric lights and air conditioning, since is appears unlikely those things will ever be at my house again because of THIS FING HURRICANE!  >:(

I too am seeing more BP's on the shelves than I have EVER seen before, mostly due to the slimmer packaging. I must have found at least 12 out at 2 different Walmarts. And NEVER, EVER the maddeningly elusive Capture of the Droids set.

Still no sign of new figures here. I am headed to Atlanta later today for business for a few days, so I hope I have better luck down there.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dave on September 2, 2011, 04:19 PM
Screaming deal at my local Costco.  $26 for a bundled battle pack two pack.  Awesome deal if you want some older figures. Random assortment of bundled Battle of Orto Plutonia, Rishi Outpost Attack, Holocron Heist, Clone Troopers and Droids, Jedi Showdown.


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Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 2, 2011, 04:46 PM
Not so much a find - my local TRU changed the marquee area in the front to be Clone Wars themed. The graphic is pretty cool - it shows Anakin dueling with Savage Opress, Obi-Wan dueling with Ventress and Yoda and Dooku.

No new product, they essentially moved product from the home location in the boys action figure aisles over to the marquee - maybe they're expecting stuff next week. (one can only hope)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 4, 2011, 11:35 AM
Found and bought Seripas.  Awesome concept for a character and figure and looks good next to Embo.

He was in a cardboard displayer in front of the new Clone Wars display most TRUs have now when you walk in.

They also had Saga Legends Spacetroopers in there so I got a couple of those.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jacobdlt1 on September 4, 2011, 04:24 PM
I hate having to wait for the new figures to restock at my local stores. I asked and they said they will restock when they sell all the old cheap/ripped ones no body wants to buy. Instead I go to a local collectors warehouse but they charge like 20 bucks for some :(.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on September 4, 2011, 09:42 PM
Finally saw the zillo beast pack at target today. I was hoping that I would see something up close to make me want to buy it, but on the shelf it stayed.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 4, 2011, 10:32 PM
Not so much a find - my local TRU changed the marquee area in the front to be Clone Wars themed. The graphic is pretty cool - it shows Anakin dueling with Savage Opress, Obi-Wan dueling with Ventress and Yoda and Dooku.

No new product, they essentially moved product from the home location in the boys action figure aisles over to the marquee - maybe they're expecting stuff next week. (one can only hope)

Didn't I read that you found new figures there later? Or am I crazy? Thought I recalled you posting about finding Jetpack Rex or some such thing.

None of the TRU's have reset here of course.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 5, 2011, 11:07 AM
My local TRU reset last week, but essentially moved everything from the regular spot in the action figure aisle into the front of the store.  This means that there are still only about 8 vintage figures (3 of them ROTS Clones and 1 Sandtrooper), at least 8 each of both CW Obi-Wans, and about 12 total Saga Legends figures.  A lot of empty space to say the least, and given how infrequently they've been stocking over the last year, I can see the display coming and going with nothing new even being trotted out for the reset.

They did, however, check their computer to see if/when they would be getting the TFU/RC five packs, only to find that they weren't scheduled for their next truck and they still didn't know if/when they would be getting them in.  It turns out that another TRU about an hour away (which I was going to be driving by on a trip later in the week) had them on the shelves, so the manager at that TRU was kind enough to pull and hold one of each for me.  When I showed up at that TRU, they had the same abysmal basic figure selection, but they did have the Commander Blackout figure, so I grabbed him along with the two five packs.

On a final note, along this road trip, I stopped at:

-4 Wal-Marts
-2 Targets
-2 Toys R Uses
-2 K-Marts

The thing that I found fascinating was that ALL of these stores had essentially the same figures as the ones before it, and all of them were there in abundance.  Tons of SL Anakins, Obi-Wans, 501st Clones, ROTS Clones, AOTC Clones, and Hoth Hans; tons of CW Obi-Wans (both styles), ARF Troopers (white), Cody, and Rex; tons of vintage ROTS Clones, AOTC Obi-Wans, Sandtroopers, and the random yellow-helmeted Utapau Clone and DSE Luke.  All the pegs were jammed full of these figures to the point that the stores couldn't stock new waves if they wanted to, and many of those figures are STILL shipping in newer case assortments, thus adding to the glut. 

After that long trip, I walked into a local WM yesterday and found the first Savage Opress wave of CW on the pegs.  Proving once again that you can go a thousand miles and find what you're looking for right on your front door.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on September 5, 2011, 05:05 PM
I picked up the following from TRU this afternoon:

Seripias
Stealth Clone x2
Saesee Tiin
new Rex
Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon

My wallet hurts...  :P
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 5, 2011, 06:01 PM
It's funny watching the TVC inventory that way...  Target and WM keep getting Wave 4, 5, and 6, and it's basically the same stuff that comes in and either sits, moves slowly, or sells quickly.  It's basically the same around me Dr. P, but a little more variety sits and sells slowly.  Royal Guards, Endor Rebels, Utapau Clones, R5, Stormtrooper, etc.

I haven't seen a lick of Wave 7 for a while.  :'(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 5, 2011, 08:52 PM
The local TRU put up their Clone Wars display sometime over the past few days. To call it pathetic would be a gross understatement. It's literally the saddest in-store display I have ever seen. They maybe have 10 figures on the pegs, a mish-mash of Oddball, Cato, and Obis. They didn't even swap out the 4 way displays in the front which are still dedicated to CARS.

NO new figures, no new deluxe sets, no new vehicles. Just old garbage and not much of that.

Even the casual observer would have to scratch their heads and wonder, what's the point?

I am already sick of looking for these new figures, my state seems woefully behind on this stuff for some inexplicable reason.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 5, 2011, 11:45 PM
The point is The Blu Rays are coming out, the Clone Wars season whatever is coming out on DVD soon, and so pushing the toys is important even if you haven't got the latest and greatest stuff to tantalize collectors...  Those media pushes always garner some movement from the retailers.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 6, 2011, 09:14 AM
Yeah, that was really more of a rhetorical question, I understand the timing but it is an ill-conceived and poorly executed plan at best. Most stores with half a brain would ramp up for a major new display like that and have plenty of product to put out on the pegs, new or otherwise. Even Target got this at first when they did their resets.

Practically speaking, it really does you no good to have a major eye-catching display like that right in the front of the store if the empty spaces outnumber the actual items on the shelf. "Hey Kids! Clone Wars starts again soon, so remember to watch the show but don't bother finding any of the toys here."

JTA feels me:

"The distribution woes are nightmarish and it seems the only people not losing years off of their lives worrying about finding figures are those who are ordering them online. Hmm, that sounds like a splendid idea now, doesn't it? We'll say the same trite thing over and over again. Let's wait and see what happens in a few weeks. But it's very disheartening to wait for product to come that never does."

Word!

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on September 6, 2011, 12:07 PM
McMetal, keep an eye on your local TRU. The one by my school set their Star Wars display up early last week, but they didn't have the pallet of new goodies out until yesterday. Of course your store could be similar to the TRU back home, which just filled the display with old stuff, so maybe disregard my advice.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 6, 2011, 01:44 PM
I don't fault anyone for wanting new stuff McMetal, everyone does and everyone wants to see more new stuff out, but the point stands that they're moving a big display up front with old stuff YOU don't want because they're not really aiming that big display at the guy who has it all, except what came out recently.  It's for kids bouncing off the walls about a DVD.  To me they're kind of separate issues.

Not having something new on the shelves sucks for us a lot...  Probably more than the casual sales though (thus why Anakin/Obi-Wan keep reshipping even though we don't want them to).

TRU's probably going to put out as much as they can get between now and then, but if they're not getting a lot, they've still gotta put out something.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 6, 2011, 06:49 PM
I don't know exactly how, but I think the lack of product on the shelves is tied directly to the economic downturn that started in 2008.  Up until that point, I used to be able to find 30-50 of any figure I wanted between 2 Walmarts, 2 Targets and a TRU.  Now?  Lucky if I see 5.  I have turned basically to Entertainment Earth for figures.  This situation is the worst I have ever seen since Star Wars came back in 1995.  And don't even get me started on Marvel Universe.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on September 6, 2011, 07:05 PM
I don't know exactly how, but I think the lack of product on the shelves is tied directly to the economic downturn that started in 2008. 

I think the recession had something to do with it. A lot of people were affected (whether it be with unemployment or pay cuts), so that means less disposable income. Toys most likely became the lowest priority for many people, both parents and collectors. I believe the recession, combined with decreasing interest, poor distribution, and other factors created a perfect storm (of suck) that is still going on today.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 7, 2011, 12:54 PM
So today was restock day for TRU. The closest one did not get a single new SW item in of any kind. CARS 4 way display still loitering in front of the Clone Wars area. Complete waste of time.

Store #2 had the 4 way TCW display up underneath their signage but did not appear to have any new figures at first glance. When I looked closer though, sure enough I spotted a Kit Fisto in Snow Gear. And then I started looking closer and found a Rex with jetpack, and then a Stealth Ops Clone Trooper. Those figures are HARD to spot amidst the sea of crud out there. I still see the old Fistos on the pegs, and plenty of Rexes, and the Stealth Ops dude was literally RIGHT next to Comm Blackout, so good luck spotting that one. (I had to look for the numbering to confirm)

So that is awesome, but sort of curious because they had 2 each of the above figures but no Seripas or Saesee Tiin at all. I can only surmise someone beat me to them in the 30 minutes before I could get there driving across town in a fierce rainstorm.

New trucks due again Friday I think, so maybe better luck then.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 8, 2011, 08:28 PM
Found the clone canon today at TRU.  That thing is massively underscaled and not worth $30 to me.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 8, 2011, 10:02 PM
Found the clone canon today at TRU.  That thing is massively underscaled and not worth $30 to me.

I forgot about that one coming...

I did find a new floor shipper at TRU up by the new massive Star Wars display - I grabbed Seripas (w00t!), Shirtless Savage, and Saesse.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 9, 2011, 11:17 AM
Our TRU restocked with another craptacular repack wave of TCW figures that came out last YEAR.  >:(

Because we all really still need that Flamethrower Clone and Jungle ARF Trooper.  ::)

Oh, they also got a fresh box of Rapid Strike REPACKS. Thank God, it's not like I could go out and find that Naboo skiff everywhere for the past eight months.

We've still NEVER gotten the mini Y-Wing here. Never.

The frustration mounts...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JDH1173 on September 9, 2011, 03:15 PM
In Costco today and found a whole pallet of RC Hailfire droids for $19.99.  With these and the old battlepacks, Costco has a whole lot of poor selling Clone Wars product!  I was kinda surprised that they did not have the Attack Shuttle.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on September 9, 2011, 05:18 PM
Our TRU restocked with another craptacular repack wave of TCW figures that came out last YEAR.  >:(

Because we all really still need that Flamethrower Clone and Jungle ARF Trooper.  ::)

Oh, they also got a fresh box of Rapid Strike REPACKS. Thank God, it's not like I could go out and find that Naboo skiff everywhere for the past eight months.

We've still NEVER gotten the mini Y-Wing here. Never.

The frustration mounts...


I feel your pain. The only thing that keeps me looking is I know other people are having just as little luck.

I'll race you to the y-wing.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jacobdlt1 on September 9, 2011, 08:13 PM
Hey everyone, Just letting you all know but at my local toys r us they restocked FINALLY!! and they had a tower looking thing with the new wave and alot of unpunched vintage collection. I picked up Seripas, savage, and stealth and others but just wanted to let people know that to check their local toys r us because they should get some like that soon. HURRY!! IF U WANT THE BEST ONES.!!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: jedi_shadow on September 9, 2011, 09:25 PM
My tru finally had the shipper in the display area.  I got Seripas. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on September 9, 2011, 11:01 PM
In Costco today and found a whole pallet of RC Hailfire droids for $19.99.  With these and the old battlepacks, Costco has a whole lot of poor selling Clone Wars product!  I was kinda surprised that they did not have the Attack Shuttle.

Give it 6 months.  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on September 9, 2011, 11:27 PM
Found the new CW Plo Koon at of all places, a Walgreens.  Never mind the fact that it was $12.99.  As a result I passed.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 10, 2011, 03:16 PM
My TRU got the shipper thing as well.  Good thing, too, since otherwise I have no doubt they wouldn't have gotten any basic figure cases in otherwise.  Four-sided, with the Seripas wave of CW, the exclusive Stealth Ops Clone, and the "newest" wave of SL on one side; vintage (wave 6, complete with pale lightsaber Dagobah Luke and yellow helmeted 212th Clones and Stormtroopers) on another; lightsabers and vehicles on another.  So yeah.  It got put out Thursday, and all that was left by yesterday (in the CW figures) were multiples of Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Cody, and a single Saesee Tiin.  But hey, I guess Hasbro knows those case assortments better than anyone. 

So yeah, anyway, I picked up 1 each of Seripas (one of the best CW figures Hasbro has done), the new Rex (great update), the non-exclusive Stealth Ops Clone, Tiin, and Cold Weather Kit Fisto, along with another SL Stormtrooper, and the Republic Artillery Cannon thing (which is very cool).

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 10, 2011, 06:25 PM
Had occasion to road trip this morning up to Northern VA to visit IKEA for a new Billy, and wouldn't you know they have a TRU on the same block. I got there early and was able to snag another Jetpack Rex and Stealth Ops Clone Trooper, plus TWO Saesee Tiins. Nice.

So now I'm just missing Seripas and the re-packed Shirtless Savage from Wave 11, which seems to be the only wave TRU is stocking right now.

I guess the rest are all hitting Walmarts, although I checked at least 3-4 on my way up today and saw nothing even remotely new.

Thanks for the tip about Walgreen's, Nick. I will have to add that to my list of offbeat places to check, like Kohl's or FYE.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 10, 2011, 06:46 PM
No new figs at my TRU. Saw the Assassin Spider droid battle pack, though. I think the droid could be more articulated. So I passed.

Got Rishi Outpack Attack battle pack for $17 at Wal-Mart. Those commando droids seem even smaller out of the package (never owned any before now).  :-\

Target's $18 sale on the Battle Packs shows that no one likes Obi-Wan again...8 sets at one store and 7 of them were Geonosis packs. (I'd be inclined to get that one but I just won the Geonosian on ebay by himself).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on September 10, 2011, 11:21 PM
Saw my first new carded figure today at toys r us. Managed to find the cold gear fisto buried between several obi's. I am almost ready to stop going to my local Walmart, until they have a 3.97 sale to thin out the glut of old figures, I am out of luck. I am hopeful the sale this weekend at tru will clear the pegs for the new waves to ship. Here's hoping.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on September 11, 2011, 02:49 PM
Found the new CW Plo Koon at of all places, a Walgreens.  Never mind the fact that it was $12.99.  As a result I passed.

I've noticed that my local Walgreens is putting up figures from the Armored Savage Opress wave one-by-one. Yeah, they're $13, but I'll buy that Savage if I find it, because I know it's gonna be a pain in the ass to find at retail.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 12, 2011, 08:53 AM

I did find a new floor shipper at TRU up by the new massive Star Wars display - I grabbed Seripas (w00t!), Shirtless Savage, and Saesse.

I went back to TRU yesterday and the girl up at customer service let me return the above figures and re-purchase them along with some others (Snow Kit, Aqua Droid, and CW Yoda) so I could get that R2-D2 thumb drive thingy
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 13, 2011, 12:51 AM
Not a big collector of CW figs but I snag them on occasion. I finally got Yoda during the TRU sale. My local store put out the same 4-sided display mentioned by DoctorPadawan above. I saw it on Thursday originally and found the newest wave of CW figures (updated Rex, snowtime Kit, etc) including a lone shirtless Savage but I stupidly passed on everything due to the ridiculous $9 prices. Of course when I went back yesterday for the sale they were all gone.

Anyway, Yoda is a great figure that completely blows the TVC "perfect" Yoda out of the water. Such a shame.

Anyway, there are still a few more CW figures I need to pick up, yet I can't find them. I still want to snag the updated Anakin (I found one at TRU but the neck was a different color than the rest of the body?) and Ahsoka, along with Chewie and Savage (probably going to hold out for the armored Savage)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 13, 2011, 08:54 AM
My local store put out the same 4-sided display mentioned by DoctorPadawan above. I saw it on Thursday originally and found the newest wave of CW figures (updated Rex, snowtime Kit, etc) including a lone shirtless Savage but I stupidly passed on everything due to the ridiculous $9 prices. Of course when I went back yesterday for the sale they were all gone.

I hate to say it, but you are probably SOL on those new CW figures for that store at least. I spoke to a TRU manager yesterday who indicated that they got 2 new TCW cases along with the 4-way display, sort of as a package deal. (It's not like they got that sweet new 4 way and coincedentally got 2 new cases of Wave 11 to throw up there) This sucks, because once those 2 cases sell through, which generally happens in a matter of HOURS, they really are unable to restock with any more new figures after that.

I've been to 4/5 TRU's within 75 miles of here, and it's the same story every place. They put out 2 cases of Wave 11 for the 4-way, and then nothing. No restocks. The fifth TRU, which ironically is the closest one, is the only one which inexplicably has failed to put up their 4-way display. This is literally my last hope for finding Shirtless Savage and Seripas. Because I know those guys are never showing back up at the 4 TRU's where I already missed them.

I've yet to see a single online store report from anyone who went back and found MORE of these figures at TRU after they initially were stocked. If you blinked, you missed them.  :(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on September 13, 2011, 09:52 AM
Anyway, there are still a few more CW figures I need to pick up, yet I can't find them. I still want to snag the updated Anakin (I found one at TRU but the neck was a different color than the rest of the body?) and Ahsoka, along with Chewie and Savage (probably going to hold out for the armored Savage)

There is a running change on that Anakin that corrects the neck color. I might have an extra if you are interested.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on September 13, 2011, 04:41 PM
My local store put out the same 4-sided display mentioned by DoctorPadawan above. I saw it on Thursday originally and found the newest wave of CW figures (updated Rex, snowtime Kit, etc) including a lone shirtless Savage but I stupidly passed on everything due to the ridiculous $9 prices. Of course when I went back yesterday for the sale they were all gone.

I hate to say it, but you are probably SOL on those new CW figures for that store at least. I spoke to a TRU manager yesterday who indicated that they got 2 new TCW cases along with the 4-way display, sort of as a package deal. (It's not like they got that sweet new 4 way and coincedentally got 2 new cases of Wave 11 to throw up there) This sucks, because once those 2 cases sell through, which generally happens in a matter of HOURS, they really are unable to restock with any more new figures after that.

I've been to 4/5 TRU's within 75 miles of here, and it's the same story every place. They put out 2 cases of Wave 11 for the 4-way, and then nothing. No restocks. The fifth TRU, which ironically is the closest one, is the only one which inexplicably has failed to put up their 4-way display. This is literally my last hope for finding Shirtless Savage and Seripas. Because I know those guys are never showing back up at the 4 TRU's where I already missed them.

I've yet to see a single online store report from anyone who went back and found MORE of these figures at TRU after they initially were stocked. If you blinked, you missed them.  :(

I think you're being a little Chicken Little-ish when you say you know Savage and Serpias will "never" show up again at your stores.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on September 13, 2011, 09:38 PM
If this fits the pattern of the last few years, the will be hard to find at first, then flood the pegs until Christmas, all disappear and then reappear just in time to block a new wave that is being released from finding the shelves. I would not sweat the Seripas wave.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 13, 2011, 10:07 PM
I think you're being a little Chicken Little-ish when you say you know Savage and Serpias will "never" show up again at your stores.

Yeah, there is definitely a frustration factor, but honestly the TRU's around here are funny with their TCW waves. Some waves show up in plenty, others I have literally only seen once never to be restocked. I've only seen Colt twice at all the TRU's around here, for instance. I just don't feel like I can take it for granted these guys will show up again outside of this latest promotion anytime soon.

That's not to say the figures won't be available elsewhere, I'm sure they will, but that will take awhile and this TRU promotion was really the best chance to score these for the foreseeable future. The scene around here otherwise is really dead. 

I did see an El-Les and Comm, Wolffe at Walmart tonight, but they did not appear to be carry forwards from any of the new waves.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 14, 2011, 02:16 AM
Anyway, there are still a few more CW figures I need to pick up, yet I can't find them. I still want to snag the updated Anakin (I found one at TRU but the neck was a different color than the rest of the body?) and Ahsoka, along with Chewie and Savage (probably going to hold out for the armored Savage)

There is a running change on that Anakin that corrects the neck color. I might have an extra if you are interested.

Thanks for the offer but I'm spending enough this month with sales and the Blu-Rays, so unfortunately I have to pass
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 15, 2011, 04:27 PM
I grabbed the TRU exclusive "Droid Attack on the Coronet" pack - it's the one with the Spider Assassin Droid.  It was on sale for $22.50 and I got a $5 off coupon in the mail to use yesterday = not a bad deal on a TRU exclusive.  $17.50 + tax out the door.
UPC = 653569645986

I can't remember, was there a 2nd TRU exclusive BP, or was this it?  nope, this is it.

Also, for those keeping tabs, this TRU had just received three each of the TRU FU and Republic Commando Bps.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: darth_sidious on September 15, 2011, 08:28 PM
I picked one up today as well, heres a picture of the jump drive next to a movie figure:

(http://www.jaredchalfant.com/r2d2-jump.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 16, 2011, 11:53 PM
Scored the Droid Attack on the Coronet pack today - grabbed three to open and one to keep MIB - Captain Piet scored me another opener, so I'm done with this set.

Great time for this set to hit while the sale is going on, and like shmash mentioned, I also got a couple $5 rewards bucks in the mail and I used them as well towards the purchase of the sets. And because I spent over $30 I also got a R2 2GB USB drive.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 19, 2011, 06:15 PM
Got a few figures off Ebay, including Blackout (not a fan of his inability to sit), battle pack Geonosian and battle pack space Ahsoka. One that was thrown in was a Season 1-2 Obi-Wan with grey clone armor pads on his hands instead of white. Anyone know which version that is? I looked around and didn't see it on Rebelscum's archives. Or is this a hand swap "custom"?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 19, 2011, 10:10 PM
Found remnants of TCW Wave 10 at a local Target today. All they had left was a Hondo and a couple of El-Les'. They must have gotten in two cases. I picked up the Hondo, although I really have no use for him so will probably return. I already have an open one and a carded version from the first run.

I just checked this store Friday and they had nothing, so this is really a kick in the nuts in the worst way. You can't even get to this store on a weekend the traffic is such a freaking nightmare.

Naturally I ran around like a maniac and hit four more stores on the way home to no avail. So it looks like I missed my chance on these. God knows how long it will be before I see anything new on the pegs again.

I keep thinking things have gotten as bad as they can get, but then they get worse. It really did not use to be such a losing proposition trying to find new figures. It's crazy, you can hit multiple stores every day for weeks and still completely miss everything you want by taking ONE Saturday or Sunday off. Plus this whole "one Target got the new stuff and the other 13 around here got jack squat" is just baffling to me.

I keep hoping things will get better but we're almost into October now and these last few waves have been out since August, and I've yet to complete a single wave. I've never even seen remnants of Wave 12. It's just not fun anymore.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on September 20, 2011, 06:38 AM
Found remnants of TCW Wave 10 at a local Target today. All they had left was a Hondo and a couple of El-Les'. They must have gotten in two cases. I picked up the Hondo, although I really have no use for him so will probably return. I already have an open one and a carded version from the first run.

I just checked this store Friday and they had nothing, so this is really a kick in the nuts in the worst way. You can't even get to this store on a weekend the traffic is such a freaking nightmare.

Naturally I ran around like a maniac and hit four more stores on the way home to no avail. So it looks like I missed my chance on these. God knows how long it will be before I see anything new on the pegs again.

I keep thinking things have gotten as bad as they can get, but then they get worse. It really did not use to be such a losing proposition trying to find new figures. It's crazy, you can hit multiple stores every day for weeks and still completely miss everything you want by taking ONE Saturday or Sunday off. Plus this whole "one Target got the new stuff and the other 13 around here got jack squat" is just baffling to me.

I keep hoping things will get better but we're almost into October now and these last few waves have been out since August, and I've yet to complete a single wave. I've never even seen remnants of Wave 12. It's just not fun anymore.

You really do need to calm down. If it's not fun anymore, perhaps you need to take a break and/or leave this HOBBY altogether.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dan on September 20, 2011, 07:41 AM
I'd have to go with McMetal here- Hasbro's intention is to sell the figures, ours is to buy them. Something is not working right now.

There are 12 Target/Walmart stores that I hit monthly. I hit 4-5 of them several times a week when I am looking for something. I have yet to see CW wave 12, and El-les and Hondo were the last two that I found as well (Walmarts, separated by miles, on teh same week).

Target re-set to big displays, loaded them with new ships, masks, lightsabers, etc. But the figure pegs remained bare or full of old legends and yellow headed clones. Now those end caps are full of nerf blasters, just in time for the new cartoon and BR releases of the movies. I don't know if they pulled back production big-time, or if this is all distribution, but product really is not getting out to the shelves in quantity to meet demand. If we are having a hard time putting in as much time as we do, there is a good chance parents/kids never even know a figure from the show was produced, much less see it at retail.

I think Lucas would have been smart to make a movie each summer between CW seasons, like they did to kick it off. They are cheap to produce, wouldn't have to do too well to break even, and would keep the brand front and center for stores to support in the toy aisle. But the clone wars have to be winding down, so that window is closing fast.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on September 20, 2011, 08:22 AM
I'd have to go with McMetal here- Hasbro's intention is to sell the figures, ours is to buy them. Something is not working right now.

I think the issue has more to do with impatience and a "gotta have it now" attitude than Hasbro's distribution. The holidays are coming, and stores will soon be stocking truckloads of toys. The Star Wars figures will be plentiful, just like every other year in recent memory. If you have to have the brand-new toys as soon as possible, order them online. They're available. If you don't like the case repacks, then donate them or sell/trade them off or pay scalper prices for individual figures. You can get the newest figures if you want them bad enough; otherwise just be patient and find them at retail.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 20, 2011, 09:19 AM
Ok, so it's my fault.  ::)

There is a well-documented history, both recent and historical, of Clone Wars figures that are extremely hard to find at retail outlets. This dates all the way back to the last red/white wave with Hondo and Aayla. A lot of poeple NEVER saw those figures. Granted that was the last wave before a packaging reset, but the problem has continued. Many people have never seen a Season 3 Ahsoka on the pegs, or a Commander Colt, and that was like 5 waves ago now. Those figures have been in circulation, albeit crapy circulation, for months now and it is not getting any easier to find them.

These newer waves have a short shelf life. They do not hang around long and NEVER seem to ship in quantity. The distribution is extremely spotty at best. Whether it be Hasbro or the retailers themselevs, the new product is just not making it out to the consumer. So if anything it is this reality that creates the exaggerrated sense of urgency on the part of collectors.

If I had any confidence Seripas would be as easy to find as Season 3 Obi-Wan, I would not sweat it, believe me. But anyone who is playing close attention to this line will know this is not the case. There are no guarantees anymore that all the figures will be plentiful going forward. For all we know hasbro is cutting back on the production numbers to create more of a demand.

So I don't think you can blame collectors for wanting the new figures as soon as they start hitting, that's the midset that has been created because of the awful distribution situation. Fans should not have to ever resort to paying "scalper prices" or ordering cases full of old figures they no longer need. Not everyone has the luxury of overspending in this economy.

Is an online collector's forum not an appropriate place to vent about toy distribution? These are the same complaints that have been going on for months, so I don't get why that should come across as abrasive to anyone. I don't come in here to start a bunch of crap, really. My only point is that things seem as bleak as I can remember as far as the distribution situation for this particular line. It makes me wonder if we won't see a similar "carry-forward" strategy for some of the harder to find figures from this line as they are doing with TVC next year.

Dan, thanks for the lone voice of support.  Pete - I know you have my back on this too. :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 20, 2011, 09:57 AM
The "gotta have it now" people are the ones buying stuff from overseas on ebay, often at inflated prices. The rest of us just want the option to you know, buy at retail, like  how (normal) people buy any mass consumer products.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on September 20, 2011, 01:16 PM
I don't think everyone who is frustrated fits the "Gotta Have it Now" mold.  It seems like the last several waves of CW have shown up somewhere and then no one finds anything for months.  I finally just found an El-Les a week ago and a friend has had him for at least 2-3 months.  I like being one of the first to find new things - I think all of us can relate to that.  But as long as I know something's coming down the road, I'm not going to panic about not getting it right away. 

Like Dan said, there is some kind of problem with distribution or production.  I think many of us are exhausted by the wait in trying to find some of these figures.  If your friend finds it and you spend the next 2-3 months striking out at retail, that is pretty frustrating.  Name something else in life where you're actively out trying to buy something and you strike out 99% of the time.  Its not good for the manufacturer or the fan base.

People may also be a little nervous about missing a "rare" figure and it not being available down the road.  See the initial reports of panic and crazy prices for Vintage Wedge as an example.  Yes, Hasbro plans to make him available next year, but who among us likes waiting a year to get their stuff?  Again, I'm not going to hit the panic button because I know he's on the way.  Doesn't mean I'm not bothered by the wait and who knows if they will make more the next time this happens?

Personally, I'm fine with people venting about not finding stuff.  It's pretty crazy that so many people are passionate about giving their hard earned money to Hasbro and Hasbro keeps failing to deliver.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 20, 2011, 01:49 PM
I say to each their own as far as how fast your mind tells you you need to have stuff once it's out. I know I use to freak out the minute someone else found something and I didn't have it. Thankfully that's changed somewhat for me.

What I took from the original post was "good some new CW is hitting at Targets".
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on September 20, 2011, 06:16 PM
Ok, so it's my fault.  ::)

There is a well-documented history, both recent and historical, of Clone Wars figures that are extremely hard to find at retail outlets. This dates all the way back to the last red/white wave with Hondo and Aayla. A lot of poeple NEVER saw those figures. Granted that was the last wave before a packaging reset, but the problem has continued. Many people have never seen a Season 3 Ahsoka on the pegs, or a Commander Colt, and that was like 5 waves ago now. Those figures have been in circulation, albeit crapy circulation, for months now and it is not getting any easier to find them.

These newer waves have a short shelf life. They do not hang around long and NEVER seem to ship in quantity. The distribution is extremely spotty at best. Whether it be Hasbro or the retailers themselevs, the new product is just not making it out to the consumer. So if anything it is this reality that creates the exaggerrated sense of urgency on the part of collectors.

If I had any confidence Seripas would be as easy to find as Season 3 Obi-Wan, I would not sweat it, believe me. But anyone who is playing close attention to this line will know this is not the case. There are no guarantees anymore that all the figures will be plentiful going forward. For all we know hasbro is cutting back on the production numbers to create more of a demand.

So I don't think you can blame collectors for wanting the new figures as soon as they start hitting, that's the midset that has been created because of the awful distribution situation. Fans should not have to ever resort to paying "scalper prices" or ordering cases full of old figures they no longer need. Not everyone has the luxury of overspending in this economy.

Is an online collector's forum not an appropriate place to vent about toy distribution? These are the same complaints that have been going on for months, so I don't get why that should come across as abrasive to anyone. I don't come in here to start a bunch of crap, really. My only point is that things seem as bleak as I can remember as far as the distribution situation for this particular line. It makes me wonder if we won't see a similar "carry-forward" strategy for some of the harder to find figures from this line as they are doing with TVC next year.

Dan, thanks for the lone voice of support.  Pete - I know you have my back on this too. :)

I agree with a lot that you're saying. I go out hunting a lot too, it must just be my mindset that if I don't take anything home with me that I don't take it home with me, you know what I mean? Distribution's totally screwed up on top of poor case packs but, as pointed out above, we're heading into the holiday season. I'm honestly not worried. We'll see another endcap tray deal at Wal-Mart with Colt, Riot Clone, etc.
I hear your vent, I wasn't trying to stifle it, it just felt a little too life-or-death. It's times like these maybe we should be on the lookout to help each other out a little more.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 21, 2011, 10:56 AM
Yep, totally agree that times like this can and should engender a real sense of community among collectors. I am relieved to have finally met a few guys around town here that can act as remote eyes and ears when I can't get all over town hunting. We text back and forth and try to help each other out whenever possible.

Our TRU's all restocked today, but none of them got any new CW figures. The one location that has never put out a 4 way display with the Wave 11 stuff has still not gotten any new figures in for weeks now.

I did find the Attack on the Coronet BP and snagged that. I love the droid but as other have noted, this would have been the perfect place to pack in Duchess Satine. That would have made it perfect and more worth the $25+ price tag.

Other store across town got the Trench Run set as well, they always seem ahead of the curve.

BTW, I went back and looked at my receipt last night and realized the new Hondo I bought at Target rang up for $9.89!!! Has anyone else seen that? I could have SWORN the shelf tag said $7.99 still. Definitely going to inquire about that one.

Walmart seems to have a lot of their TCW figures on sale for $6.88 now.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 21, 2011, 04:43 PM
I went to TRU today - they packed the pegs full of old CW stuff.

I went to Target today and grabbed Commander Jet and the Surfboard Arf Clone.  Passed on Snow Plo and Hondo
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on September 22, 2011, 06:15 PM
I snagged a Commander Jet, Savage Oppress, and Kamino ARF Trooper from Wal-Mart on Tuesday. They were $6.88 each, which seems lower than usual.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 22, 2011, 06:39 PM
That is.  I'd say maybe a rollback is in effect?  Maybe the retailers are seeing that the price hikes have gone too far?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 22, 2011, 09:20 PM
That is.  I'd say maybe a rollback is in effect?  Maybe the retailers are seeing that the price hikes have gone too far?

Yeah, a stark contrast to the $9.89 I paid at Target for Hondo this week. I confirmed this is at least a dollar over the vintage line and more than that over Legacy at their stores. Not sure how they justify that move.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on September 22, 2011, 10:43 PM
That is.  I'd say maybe a rollback is in effect?  Maybe the retailers are seeing that the price hikes have gone too far?

Yeah, a stark contrast to the $9.89 I paid at Target for Hondo this week. I confirmed this is at least a dollar over the vintage line and more than that over Legacy at their stores. Not sure how they justify that move.

$10 for CW now?  "This deal is getting worse all the time!"

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 23, 2011, 12:18 AM
$10 for CW now?  "This deal is getting worse all the time!"

Darth Vader: Now you must pay $10 for your Clone Wars figures and you have to do it wearing this tu-tu and riding a unicycle!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on September 23, 2011, 04:32 PM
Finally found some new CW basic figures today at a Target store today:  shirtless Savage Opress, Commander Jet, cold weather Plo Koon, ARF Trooper (CW56) and the reissue of Hondo Ohnaka.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 23, 2011, 08:48 PM
Oddly enough I went back to that same Target I found Hondo at earlier this week, and I found Commander Jet, Snow Koon, and Shirtless Savage suddenly on the pegs.  ???

It didn't look like they had stocked additional cases either, they had the same two El-Les's I saw before. Returns maybe? Someone only bothered to put out half a case or something? Weird, but I'm not looking a gift-horse in the mouth. Those suckers are mine. Savage is freaking awesome.

Best part of all was this joint had the Capture of the Droids BP out on the shelf - finally. Very relieved to cross this off the list.

No sign of the Kamino ARF but I ain't about to complain about that. If this is the lucky store I am going to keep going til the well runs dry.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 24, 2011, 04:14 AM
I found the ultimate place were Savage Surpressus goes to die. Disneyland's Star Trader had a ton of them today! $9.99
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 24, 2011, 07:24 AM
Oddly enough I went back to that same Target I found Hondo at earlier this week, and I found Commander Jet, Snow Koon, and Shirtless Savage suddenly on the pegs.  ???

It didn't look like they had stocked additional cases either, they had the same two El-Les's I saw before. Returns maybe? Someone only bothered to put out half a case or something?

Or figures that were stashed somewhere else in the store, found, and put back where they belong.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 24, 2011, 10:50 PM
Or figures that were stashed somewhere else in the store, found, and put back where they belong.

Yep, could very well be...I went back tonight and saw another Hondo there all of a sudden. Weird-o-rama.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on September 25, 2011, 08:06 AM
If you just found Hondo by himself it could have been a new set that was bought through if they had him from the first release. I wish I was at least spotting hints of new waves here.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 25, 2011, 08:28 PM
I saw some Clone Wars figures for $6.88 today at two Wal-Mart stores in the Pittsburgh area, but your mileage may vary since WM's so weird on pricing.  One had signage with it though that it was a "rollback".  Maybe TRU's sales have inspired retailers on these things being maybe overpriced a tad.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on September 25, 2011, 09:36 PM
A couple of my local Walmarts have this rollback price as well. Too bad their pegs were lame.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 26, 2011, 02:56 AM
Yeah, mine was a sea of Ani/Obi for the most part...  Some Clones too, which are fine, but none of the random stuff I'd like to spot like Seripas or Savage.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dan on September 27, 2011, 06:52 PM
Target came through tonight, with Sno Plo, Savage, Kamino ARF, and Jet.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 28, 2011, 10:45 AM
I picked up another Shirtless Savage, Commander Jet, Snow Koon, and the elusive Kamino ARF courtesy of another local collector who found them at a distant Target last week. Could still stand to grab another Kamino ARF, since I like to have at least 2 of each new figure while I decide what I really want to open. But technically I am done with Wave 11.

Still need 2x Seripas and ALL of Wave 12, which has yet to appear here.

What's weird is the figures I got today only rang up at $7.99 each, a far cry from the $9.89 I paid last week at a different store for the exact same figures. That's a wide swing for 2 stores in the same city.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 28, 2011, 01:05 PM
That's actually a fairly common Target thing...  There's a few stores that are grossly overpriced.  I've never heard a clear explanation of why though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on September 28, 2011, 01:11 PM
Target loves real-time price testing.  They raise/lower prices in a certain area and watch to see how the buying habits are affect at that store and the surrounding area.

If they raise the price by $1 at a high traffic store and folks still buy, that tells them maybe they'd be OK raising the price everywhere.  If the sales drop and sales pick up at surrounding stores with the lower price, that tells them consumers are actively avoiding the price.  Etc.

There are a few Target stores here in MN that are notorious pricing stores - they always fluctuate in price way more than the rest of their fellow Target stores.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 28, 2011, 01:15 PM
There's only one around me that does this with any consistency, but sometimes when new stores opened up, prices were higher.  The last stores to open though, were all normal priced...  The last one is our first within the city itself, and has a garage underneath it since parking space is at a premium, and the store is on the 2nd level...  Kind of weird.

But the prices were all the same as all the other stores...  I half expected some pretty outrageous prices there.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on September 28, 2011, 02:04 PM
Picked up a couple more Kamino ARFs to pop their heads and put on the standard ARF bodies since the troopers in the episode didn't have the red flashes down the arms. I'll leave one as is to serve as their commander. *nerd*
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 28, 2011, 07:08 PM
Actually saw Saesee Tiin at TRU today. No one else from his wave, though. Had Eeth Koth, too. These are the first new figures I've seen since March or April.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 30, 2011, 04:14 PM
Picked up the Capture of the Droids battlepack this week - got the opener myself and then Captain Piet picked up my MIB one over the weekend.

I also got from Piet the Shirtless Savage, Tiin and Cold Weather Fisto figures he grabbed for me.

Still haven't seen the Kamino ARF or Chewie waves.... oh well...  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 2, 2011, 01:18 PM
Grabbed that artillery cannon today at TRU - $28 - ouch!  I will be holding on to this receipt.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 3, 2011, 02:43 PM
Headed back to the bizarro Target that has seen a steady trickle of new CW swag and wouldn't you know it there was a lone Kamino ARF Trooper lying right underneath the pegs. Crazy. I snagged it of course, meaning I was able to secure all of this wave at the same store over a period of about 2 weeks, albeit a little at a time. So weird.

Very thankful to have closed this wave out though, given all the recent product availability woes. Still not sure when/if I will ever see Seripas, but I have to think that wave will hit outside TRU eventually. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 5, 2011, 10:12 PM
Another odd sighting tonight, a random Snow Koon at my neighborhood Target. Nothing else from the wave, just him. I went ahead and picked this up since it was "only" $7.99 and I am slowly trying to return and cycle through the figures I had to pay $9.89 for across town.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 6, 2011, 01:50 PM
Found Hondo Ohnaka, Commander Jet, Savage Opress, Kamino ARF Trooper and Cold Weather Gear Plo Koon this morning at a Target I don't normally frequent.

Good to finally have found SOMETHING from the last three SotDS waves.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 6, 2011, 04:54 PM
Awesome Pete! Good scores.

When returning my extra Snow Koon today at Bizarro Target, I happened to check the pegs and saw they had put out ANOTHER case of Wave 10. Only one missing was shirtless Savage.

This makes at least 3 whole cases this store has put out where most of the others haven't even gotten in one yet. Not coincedentally this is the highest grossing store in the area. (Also explains their ballsy $2 price hike)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 10, 2011, 08:25 PM
Wow, Wave 10 has officially hit here, and hit hard. I actually saw these at 4/4 Targets I visited over my lunch hour today. That's a really good spread.

It's always nice to see a fresh case on the pegs, so I was able to pick up another full set for the low low price of $7.99. This will allow me to recycle the remaining few I had snagged at $9.89.

Cheers to Target for getting in some new stuff. Jeers to Walmart for not doing the same.

Still no sign of the mini Y-Wing, which is odd because a number of the Targets have sold through those first 2 waves by now. I don't see much restock action on these around here.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 10, 2011, 10:42 PM
I'm seeing new CW here too, just at Target.  WM's got the pegs full pretty much though I'd seen some of Wolfe/Co. show not long ago I think.

I've never seen the Scout YWing either.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 15, 2011, 12:22 PM
Went back home to visit my sister and my parents in Northern Virginia and along the way, stopped at a few Targets to see if I could score any more Commander Jet and Kamino ARF Trooper figures. Spread out between four Targets in Maryland and NoVA, I was able to score two more Commander Jet figures (combined with the three Captain Piet has for me), I'm now good on him. Also I was able to score five Kamino ARF Troopers, I already had one, so four are for me and one is for Piet.

So since I already had 3x of Shirtless Opress and Cold Weather Plo Koon and the two Hondo Ohnaka figures I wanted, I'm now "done" with this wave.

From the next wave, all I need is one more Seripas opener and one more Stealth Ops Clonetrooper and I'm done with that wave as well.

Seriously thinking about ordering two cases of the Chewie wave just so I can be "done" with the Clone Wars for 2011. The thought of having 12 extra figures I wouldn't need is keeping me from pulling the trigger though...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 17, 2011, 10:15 AM
Capped off a perfect 24 hours, hitting for the complete toy cycle, a true rarity.  ;D

Picked up TVC Wave 9 yesterday afternoon at Walmart thanks to a local tip.

Picked up a nice carded Sise Fromm on eBay for the vintage collection last night.

And this morning I found a complete set of TCW Wave 11 at Target! Left all but Seripas who is simply incredible. I might need 3 of this guy, next to the Aqua Droid I think this is my all time favorite Clone Wars figure.

Hoping to round up another Seripas for openers today, but really, really psyched just to have seen these outside of TRU finally. Actually gives me hope I may one day see Wave 12 around here.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on October 18, 2011, 09:28 AM
Some of the sellers at NYCC were selling the new CW figs for upwards of $25 a pop.  One had the shirted Savage Oppress for $50.  I laughed a few times, and then thought back to a conversation I had with Daryl DePriest earlier in the day, where he lamented the scalper situation right now, given the distribution problems.  It's not early POTF2 days, but it's not good.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 18, 2011, 02:00 PM
It's increasing here too.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on October 19, 2011, 02:10 PM
Speak of the devil... back home in Iowa and find two full cases of Seripas wave at Target.  Except Seripas.  Both are the only figures gone.  Hmm.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DarthPooPoo on October 23, 2011, 04:22 PM
Son had $25 to burn.  Went to 2 local Walmarts looking for Clone Wars.  Nothing new or interesting, so he spent it on Lego Hero Factory.  Your loss Hasbro.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 23, 2011, 05:58 PM
Saw scads of new CW figures at Target this weekend...  Stealth Ops, Snow guys, etc., etc.  With the sale that's good if you needed them.  First I'd seen msot of this stuff but no Seripas who is the only CW figure I want.  Not looking terribly har,d but would still like to have.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 23, 2011, 06:03 PM
Yeah, Seripas is flat out impossible to find. I feel lucky to have even stumbled across one. I cannot help but find it irritating that JTA is carping about how they've seen "more Seripas' then they can count". I wished I lived in your magical universe, buddy.

Feast or famine, always feast or famine.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 23, 2011, 06:23 PM
It's all about your location's hits and misses.  Aruond me, Endor Rebels move...  One or two are aruond, but it's not the "pegs and pegs worth".  Scott has the pic of all the Klaatu's...  Nothing like that was EVER at any store in my area, as far as Wave 3 goes.

It's weird how distribution can,a t times, be so wonky. 

I've barely had a sniff of new CW lately, now I'm seeing a good bit at once, so it's possible I guess that Seripas may hit en masse.  I've not seen one, only guy I want since he's pseudo realistic, but I figure in time.  Embo was like this at first too, now he's like fly **** here.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 23, 2011, 09:40 PM
Yeah, Seripas is flat out impossible to find. I feel lucky to have even stumbled across one. I cannot help but find it irritating that JTA is carping about how they've seen "more Seripas' then they can count". I wished I lived in your magical universe, buddy.

Feast or famine, always feast or famine.

I feel the same way - I've score one to open and one to keep MOC so far, but I want a second one for my Bounty Hunters display of figures. Seripas is a great figure, too bad Hasbro didn't give any indication that he'd be shipping again when the packaging changes.

From his wave, I just need him and one more Stealth Ops Clonetrooper.

I totally gave up on the Chewie wave - EE has (or at least had) the Wave 12 case in stock and since I needed doubles of six of the figures in the assortment, and I have plenty of Clone Wars figure receipts from Target, I decided to pull the trigger.

Sure I'm gonna end up paying $1 more per figure when all is said and done, but at least (a) I'll have them; & (b) I won't need to worry about missing out on them should January 30th come sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 24, 2011, 08:45 PM
Wow look at all the Seripas love.  I haven't seen it a ton, but I have seen it 5 times, twice at TRU and 3 times at Target.  Got another at Target tonight after trading my last one away in a package for a Thor deluxe Heimdall figure. 

Sooo.....anyhow I've got another MOC Seripas for your carded or loose Ponda Baba. 

Someone needs to take the deal, PM me.  Someone like Jesse.  Or McMetal.

Also have Hondo Ohnaka and shirtless Savage Opress carded.

I need Echo Base Rebel, Ponda Baba, and some Marvel Universe figures you can see my post in the MU thread in other toys section.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 24, 2011, 09:44 PM
I'm not that bothered by not finding him Matt, I just am going to get him if (when) I see him.  Like I said...  Embo was tough to find a while, then everywhere.  I could go get 5 right now of him if I felt like it.  I think Seripas may become similar.

I'm seeing Hondo a lot too...  And other HTF CW figures like the Arcona.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 25, 2011, 07:54 AM
I'm not really all that worried about finding an extra ultimately, but it is irritating me in the short term because it is keeping me on all these costly, time-consuming toy runs I would prefer to avoid. Like Pete, I have pretty much given up on ever seeing Wave 12, so Seripas was the only thing I have really been looking for.

Dressel, PM sent. I found you a carded Ponda Baba this morning so lmk what you think.

Think I'm going to take a forced hiatus for a while. The whole thing is just too frustrating right now, it would help to step away for a bit I think.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on October 25, 2011, 09:03 AM
Seripas isn't frustrating for me - given the way figures work through here, I will nab him in the next week or so.  His case has only shown up once at Target here, so he's got a ways to go yet.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on October 25, 2011, 06:09 PM
Finally found some new stuff today. Seripas, ARF boarder, Tinn, shirtless savage. I can't believe that I still have not seen the new Rex. Anyway, it is great to see some new product! I am not sure who was more exciting to find, savage or seripas.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on October 25, 2011, 07:58 PM
Walked in to Target today and found two cases of... Snow Koon wave.  Seripas, you win this round.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 25, 2011, 09:50 PM
Yeah, I came across remnants of 3 more cases of Wave 10 last night, surprisingly at a Walmart here. First time I have seen new TCW figures there in literally months. El-Les sure seems like it has some pegwarming potential. They really should have packed Season 3 Ahsoka in his place for this wave. Another missed opportunity.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 25, 2011, 11:11 PM
El Les has been warming here for a while.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 26, 2011, 03:28 PM
My local Targets have started to get in Wave 10 - so I was finally able to score the last figures I needed from this wave - Seripas and one more Stealth Operations Clonetrooper.

All I need now are the Wave 12 figures and to somehow go back and score Eeth Koth, Barriss Offee and more Riot Control Clonetroopers... may have to rely on eBay for those...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 26, 2011, 03:56 PM
I see all 3 of those fairly routinely anymore Pete, so I think some are still in the pipes.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 26, 2011, 09:55 PM
Yeah Pete, I saw Eeth Koth on the pegs today at Walmart actually. LMK if you want me to try and snag that for you. That's awesome you are starting to see some more Wave 10 hit. No such luck here.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 27, 2011, 10:38 AM
Found another Seripas at Target yesterday.  He's up for grabs for a MOC Ponda Baba or a loose or carded Echo Base trooper.

If you've got that stuff and need more than Seripas back, PM me with your wants I have extra stuff coming out of my ears.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 1, 2011, 02:13 PM
Got my two cases of Wave 12 from EE yesterday. Glad to have my Clone Wars MOC Shadows of the Dark Side set now complete.

So now I'm just down to getting second openers of Armored Savage, Plo Koon's Astromech, Chewie and Even Piell from that wave.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 2, 2011, 02:13 PM
Found a whole fresh case of Wave 11 at the local Target today, on my birthday.  ;D

Having doubles now of all of them, I left them for the next lucky soul, but it was great to see Seripas hanging on the pegs. Heck, it was great to see all of them.

Still not sure what to do about Wave 12. That whole "last wave in the old packaging" fear has me a little worried.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DarthPooPoo on November 3, 2011, 01:36 PM
Did a count at a mid-MO Walmart.  Out of 40 CW figures, 22 were Obiwans.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on November 6, 2011, 08:17 PM
Found the new soft goods Rex and the ops trooper today. Now I need to find the chewbacca wave. I also spotted the Shuttle at TRU for 69 bucks. I wanted to pull the trigger, but I think black Friday many bring an even lower price somewhere.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on November 6, 2011, 11:03 PM
Saw the clone cannon at a Meijer last week. First time I've seen one outside of Toys R Us.

Target has CW figures on sale this week, around $7.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 9, 2011, 01:17 PM
Found the Armored Savage/Chewie wave this morning at TRU.

So unless the Eeth Koth wave starts shipping again - the Flamethrower Clonetrooper wave can, so why not the Riot Control Clonetrooper wave? - I'm done with Clone Wars figures in the Shadows of the Dark Side packaging...

The WalMart exclusives is a whole other matter...  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on November 9, 2011, 04:16 PM
Found the Armored Savage/Chewie wave this morning at TRU.

So unless the Eeth Koth wave starts shipping again - the Flamethrower Clonetrooper wave can, so why not the Riot Control Clonetrooper wave? - I'm done with Clone Wars figures in the Shadows of the Dark Side packaging...

The WalMart exclusives is a whole other matter...  :-\

I've seen the Eeth Koth wave as recently as a few weeks ago at TRU.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 9, 2011, 06:32 PM
I've seen the Eeth Koth wave as recently as a few weeks ago at TRU.

Thanks Nick - since TRU is notorious for getting older waves in months after they've hit other chains like Target, I'm hoping to have the same luck at the TRU near where I work for the Eeth Koth/Barriss Offee/Riot Control Clonetrooper wave.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 9, 2011, 07:05 PM
Pete, outstanding score...I can only imagine how surprised you must have been to have seen those sitting on the pegs. I think if I ever saw an armored Savage on a peg someplace I would probably have a heart attack.

That's also notable because to my knowledge this is the first confirmed sighting of the wave outside of a K-Mart or Walmart.

I still see a MOC Eeth Koth every week at this one Walmart I check, so if you ever end up with a surplus of any Wave 12 figs, even the crappy astromech, LMK.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on November 9, 2011, 07:26 PM
Now, I regret turning my nose up to the Chewbacca / Even Piell wave at K-Mart because I thought they were overpriced.  I haven't seen any of those figures since, and that was at least 2 months ago.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DarthPooPoo on November 9, 2011, 11:37 PM
One of my local Walmarts reduced the basic figure pegs from 12 to 4.  Two pegs for Vintage, 1 for Legends, 1 for CW.  When asked why, they said they've been ordering replacement product for months and don't receive any.  They did get a case Vintage wave 9 last month.  They were tired of mostly empty CW and Legend pegs.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 10, 2011, 06:29 AM
Now, I regret turning my nose up to the Chewbacca / Even Piell wave at K-Mart because I thought they were overpriced.  I haven't seen any of those figures since, and that was at least 2 months ago.

I have made the same mistake.  I've learned to just suck it up and buy them, save the receipt, then if you find them at Walmart or something later, return the figures to KMart next time you're driving by.

I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir at this point, but that's just the way distribution is these days.  I'm not finding these figures 20x over anymore.  I'm lucky to see them more than once.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on November 10, 2011, 09:19 AM
I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir at this point, but that's just the way distribution is these days.  I'm not finding these figures 20x over anymore.  I'm lucky to see them more than once.

It sucks that more figures aren't making it out. It seems like only one chain (Target) consistently gets a particular wave distributed to most of their stores. Unfortunately that seems to be the case for the TCW and SL lines only, not Vintage.

I finally bit the bullet and ordered the armored Savage wave from HTS. The 25% off code brought it to $76 shipped. I'm planning to sell off the eight repacked figures, and hopefully wind up with the new figures for around retail price.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 10, 2011, 12:16 PM
Yeah, it's a bleak situation out there, for sure. Considering that Wave 12 was first spotted at the end of August, this is the longest amount of time I have ever spent looking for any wave of figures. I was sorely tempted to go the HTS route too, but Wave 12 was sold out last time I checked and I just can't bring myself to bite the bullet on all that filler garbage.

In addition to Pete's TRU find, I did see a couple of reports over at RS of people finding this wave at Target now, so hopefully that continues to spread.

I hit up 2 Walmarts, 2 TRU's and a Target this morning and the most interesting thing I saw was a Comm. Wolffe.  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on November 11, 2011, 09:00 AM
I think that discount pushed enough people over the edge to buy the whole wave filler and all at HTS. It is still out of stock. I am hoping this, and the Y wing mini bomber, will be like the Jesse deluxe pack, and months later (and after significant panic on my behalf) will clog the shelves for a while. I cannot believe they would be this off on their math with Chewie in the wave. those figures are out there somewhere. I want them, but I will not overpay for them. Patience.....is.....so......difficult....
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on November 11, 2011, 11:08 AM
I think that wave will be fairly abundant during the holiday season proper.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 12, 2011, 11:15 AM
Sweet victory!!

I got a call this morning from a fellow local collector who scored all of Wave 12 on a happenstance stop at TRU this AM, so I hightailed it over to my local store and sure enough, they had gotten a truck overnight too. (!)

I check every Thursday religiously because that's their schedule, but with the holidays they seem to start getting these "rogue trucks" that show up with only a few hours notice.

Anyway, I immediately spied Colt on the pegs which I knew was a good sign since he is the carry-forward with this wave, so I grabbed that and then saw Jar-Jar and snagged him as well. Chewbacca and Evan Piell were right up front but I had to dig around about for armored Savage and the astromech. At first I thought I had missed them but luckily there was one of each left. Holla!  ;D

They must have gotten 2 cases because I saw doubles of Shirtless Savage and Jar-Jar, but luckily I was able to score all 4 of the new guys plus extras of Jar-Jar and Colt just for kicks.

Best part of all was the $7.99 price tag, which beats the heck out of HTS, eBay, etc. SO glad I held out for these. Something about buying the figure off the actual peg just makes it feel more legit to me.

My buddy is actually giving me dibs on his set as well since he is not as much of a Clone Wars enthusiast, so I actually have 2 full sets of this wave, meaning I am technically done.  :)

But armored Savage is like the Aqua Droid, so fiendishly awesome that it will be almost impossible to resist buying every one I see.

Really, really happy to have finally found these after all the fruitless searching. I feel like I can now kick back to just the occasional store runs and wait for that Mando Attack Shuttle and the Walmart exclusives to arrive, and the inevitable Republic Attack Shuttle deep discount.

Yay toys~
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 12, 2011, 09:16 PM
I grabbed Plo's droid from TRU - missed the rest.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on November 13, 2011, 02:49 PM
Managed to find R7-D4 at last, but none of the rest of that armored Savage wave.  Also managed to score a Commander Colt for trade bait.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 14, 2011, 03:09 PM
Got a report from another fellow collector today that 2 cases of Wave 11 AND Wave 12 hit at the busiest metro Target here. He snagged the last armored Savage of course, but I still might try to make it out and pick up another Chewie or Evan Piell.

I always pick the wrong stores in my daily rotation!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 14, 2011, 09:14 PM
Picked up another Evan Piell, Chewbacca, and R7-D4 tonight at the Target my friend recommended to me earlier. Left Colt, Wolffe, and the Aqua Droid for the next lucky shopper.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on November 17, 2011, 11:37 PM
Piell found! I thought I hit the mother load when there were two of him on the rack at TRU. Alas, nothing else from the wave was there. At least I finally have proof this wave exists.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 18, 2011, 08:51 PM
Found remnants of 2 more Wave 12 cases at one of the crappiest Walmarts in town of all places. Picked up another Chewie, Piell, and astromech for a fellow collector. Of course no sign of armored Savage, but both shirtless versions were chilling on the pegs.

Crazy, that's all 3 major retail outlets around here that have gotten this wave in within the past week. I got lucky at TRU and have just missed fresh cases now at Target and Walmart.

Still, for right now, Armored Savage is the only Clone Wars figure I have seen on actual pegs only once, along with the Magnaguard. Hope that changes, I could almost army build this guy he is just so sweet.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 19, 2011, 10:55 AM
It was a good morning, glad I made a little effort today. Swung by TRU and found the "variant" Commander Jet actually wearing the antennae, first time I have seen him around here. Then another stop off at Target netted me another Armored Savage Oppress, albeit on a sucky card. This will likely be my opener.

I now have 2 complete sets MOC of the last 3 waves of 2011, plus extra openers of Seripas and Armored Savage. I think I'm officially done with Clone Wars figures for this year!  ;D

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on November 19, 2011, 11:26 AM
Found the armored Savage Opress wave this morning.  Can't believe that it's only shipping a single case at a time to stores.  But I managed to finally score Armored Savage, Even Piell & Chewbacca today.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 19, 2011, 04:48 PM
I've actually seen at least 2 cases out at the same time at TRU and Target within the past week, but that may be the exception rather than the rule.

They're moving fast, I know that, 2-3 days and even the repacks are gone.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 20, 2011, 07:56 PM
Scored one last R7-D4 on Friday.

Picked up two more Kamino ARFs on sale at Target this morning to bring my squad count on them up to six.

Unless I stumble on one last Riot Control Clonetrooper, I am done with Clone Wars figures for the year.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 21, 2011, 02:53 PM
Snagged another Armored Savage Oppress today at Target over lunch. I never get tired of picking this guy off the pegs and paying for him. This was the mintiest card yet too, def a keeper.

I have to see, despite the overall awesomeness of the figure, it's not without its flaws. The right hand is sculpted so open it can't even hold the lightsaber, and only loosely grips the battle-axe. The overall proportions of the figure seem pretty exaggerated too. I mean, he makes Seripas look small standing side-by-side. Artistic license I guess.

I'm gonna miss buying new Clone Wars figures next year.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on November 21, 2011, 04:44 PM
I have to see, despite the overall awesomeness of the figure, it's not without its flaws. The right hand is sculpted so open it can't even hold the lightsaber, and only loosely grips the battle-axe.

I think the right hand is messed up because of the overly-tight rubber band. I haven't fixed my figure yet, but sticking the hand in some boiling water for about 30 seconds or so, then clamping it shut with your fingers, followed by putting it in some cold water should give the hand a tighter grip.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 26, 2011, 07:43 PM
Picked up Armored Savage # 5 @ TRU today...actually left one hanging on the pegs, so I think I've finally broken the compulsion.

Also scored the black rebel TVC variant.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on November 26, 2011, 08:18 PM
Still looking for my #1.  And Even Piell.  Then I'm done.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 26, 2011, 08:27 PM
I guess with the lack of reports and any published news on the subject - the WalMart Clone Wars exclusives (DVD 2-packs, Deluxe Vehicles, Ultimate Clone Wars set) are all still MIA and didn't show up in an aisle display for Black Friday as some theorized?

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on November 27, 2011, 11:02 AM
I guess with the lack of reports and any published news on the subject - the WalMart Clone Wars exclusives (DVD 2-packs, Deluxe Vehicles, Ultimate Clone Wars set) are all still MIA and didn't show up in an aisle display for Black Friday as some theorized?

There's a chain that has no idea where anything is in its system. I'd side with Hasbro over them in an it said/it said any day of the week. Wouldn't rule out showing up in the Christmas run-up. Wal-Mart's were a friggin' disaster this week.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 27, 2011, 06:14 PM
Yeah, I braved a few Wallys over the past few days just out of curiosity if they would make any effort to put these out. Their toy aisles were a wreck and the SW sections in particular looked pretty lackluster.

If they didn't have the sense to make these exclusives available during the biggest shopping week of the year, there's no telling when they will show up. Really stupid on their part I think.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 27, 2011, 06:45 PM
Ventured into my local WalMart this afternoon - and what I found was pretty much the same - the toy department looked like a bomb had gone off in it and the Star Wars section was a mess.

They still have mountains of those Vintage Wave 6 cases they got in earlier in the month, I think the only character that is no longer available out of those is the Dagobah Landing Luke - all of the other figures in the wave are still there in good numbers.

To be fair though - my local Target was in no better shape in the toy dept either.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 29, 2011, 09:51 PM
Ok, good news to share: the Walmart exclusives are starting to hit!

I picked up the "Ultimate Gift Set" tonight. This thing is actually kinda cool I think, for repack swag. The packaging is very sleek, sort of angular with some neat stylized CW graphics, and there's a diorama-esque backdrop which is pretty sweet. You get 5 figures for $30, so it's not a terrible deal money-wise. Definitely a good starter set for kids. Oh, and all of the figures have unique game cards with I think some of which are probably new. (nice grammar)

I also saw a few reports popping up over at RS that people are starting to find the 2 new deluxe sets too, so that is REALLY excellent news. I expect to see these hitting here anytime now. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on November 29, 2011, 11:07 PM
I sure hope to God that there aren't new/unique game cards in the Ultimate Repack Gift Set. As for the packaging, Marvel has a similar form factor ultimate gift set - same layout and design - both with a nice presentation.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 30, 2011, 12:19 PM
I sure hope to God that there aren't new/unique game cards in the Ultimate Repack Gift Set. As for the packaging, Marvel has a similar form factor ultimate gift set - same layout and design - both with a nice presentation.

I scored the Ultimate Gift Set this morning - one to keep MIB and one to open. When I get a chance to open it, I'll take a look at the cards and let you know.

No sign of the vehicles or DVD 2-packs in the stores I hit.


EDIT: Cracked the Ultimate Gift Set open just now and the Anakin, Dooku, Rex and Super Battledroid cards have all been available before in previous battlepacks/multipacks. I wish I could tell you an answer on the Battledroid card, but unfortunately in the set I opened there were two Rex cards and no Battledroid card, so I'm gonna try to get a replacement at the same WalMart tomorrow hoping that they aren't all like this and I just "lucked out".


EDIT #2: Ok - so I got a replacement, and right there in the store I opened it up and made sure there was a Battledroid card in it. The Battledroid Card is the same card that came with the battledroid from the "Landing at Point Rain" DVD 2-pack. So if you got that set, then you already had the "unique" Battledroid Card, if not, then, this set is your chance to get it.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 3, 2011, 09:04 AM
I went to 3 different Walmarts late last night trying to find the new Deluxe sets. I usually find it better to stop by the Walmarts at night because they bring out the pallets of new toys you can pore over.

They each had between 4-6 huge pallets of new toy boxes, mostly Hasbro and Mattel. I saw Power Rangers, Thundercats, new GI Joes, lots of NERF, Beyblade, Transformers. But not a single SW item outside of the electronic helmets and lightsabers.  ::)

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 3, 2011, 11:12 AM
Found the Walmart exclusive figure & vehicle sets this morning. And yes, the packages do have imagery of the cancelled sets
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on December 4, 2011, 07:34 AM
Picked up an extra Armored Savage Opress and Chewbacca if anyone needs them.

Also my first Even Piel which I might also part with.  Gotta compare him to the one we got with the Council 2 packs.  I don't need more than one Even Piel figure.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on December 4, 2011, 10:13 PM
Got to ride the new Star Tours at Hollywood Studios today...and surprise, found Chewie and Plo's R series in the gift shop on the way off the ride. Now I just need to find Armored Savage and I am set.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 5, 2011, 05:03 PM
Hells yeah, picked up both Walmart exclusive Deluxe sets at lunchtime today!

Super-psyched to have these, and I'll never be ungrateful for new product, but they sure seem like kind of a sloppy effort. I picked through 10 of these things to find 2 with half decent paint apps. Buzz in particular seemed a little error prone. Might want to inspect them before choosing.

But this was a great find, and likely the last store purchase for 2011, unless those MIA Walmart DVD sets show up.

Woot!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on December 5, 2011, 10:30 PM
Ditto.. It was fun to actually see something new on the wal-mart pegs. I have to think these were meant for black Friday, but the cover up stickers probably caused a delay. Happy to have it before the holidays.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 6, 2011, 01:31 PM
A local buddy bought me Seripas and gave me him over the weekend (Thanks Dave!), and he's quite slick.  Well articulated, realistic looking enough...  His rifle's kind of a waste because he cannot hold it really, but he's still a cool figure and has the slick hidden weaponry.  I'm glad to have him in my realistic collection chilling with Embo now.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 7, 2011, 06:58 PM
I saw a Riot Control Clone Trooper on the pegs today at TRU for the first time in months. They had Barriss, Eeth Koth, etc too. Also had a fresh case of Wave 12, so they are cranking through some product evidently.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 8, 2011, 04:35 PM
Saw some $12.99 Clone Trooper and Droids BP's at TJ Maxx. Also a Cad Bane Deluxe set for $9.99. Pass on both.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on December 9, 2011, 10:48 AM
I'd have been all over that battle pack.

I didn't find anything Star Wars action figure related at TJ Maxx yesterday, besides those Force Battlers that they made to fail.

$4.99 Spiderman figures...if anyone cares. The venom with no articulation below his thighs....meh, and Doc Ock. I'll wait for clearance or never.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 10, 2011, 02:50 PM
Just picked up my second openers of the WalMart Dlx sets.

So I'm done with those now.

Just need: the DVD 2packs (if they come out) and the Mando Gunship (x2) and if I'm lucky enough to be like McMetal and stumble on one more Riot Control Clonetrooper, I'll be good with the SotDS stuff...

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on December 11, 2011, 05:31 PM
I can never remember where stuff like this goes, but the Bomb Squad Clone from next years battle pack in on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-clone-wars-BOMB-SQUAD-tcw-CW-/260909851318?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cbf7062b6 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-clone-wars-BOMB-SQUAD-tcw-CW-/260909851318?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cbf7062b6)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 11, 2011, 10:27 PM
Just need: the DVD 2packs (if they come out) and the Mando Gunship (x2) and if I'm lucky enough to be like McMetal and stumble on one more Riot Control Clonetrooper, I'll be good with the SotDS stuff...

I actually found two un-opened cases with the Riot Control Clone Trooper last night at TRU. I snagged a Riot dude plus a Barriss for my daughter. PM me if you're interested in this thing, otherwise I will probably just end up returning him. Cheers!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 12, 2011, 01:41 AM
Saw the Seripas wave for the first time in its entirety, and in some relative bulk, at a local Target this weekend.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on December 13, 2011, 07:42 PM
My Target has been getting Seripas cases pretty much twice a week.  There's like three of him sitting there now.  I wish they'd get the Chewie wave more, because I'd like to get more of him.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2011, 07:57 PM
Saw more Seripas too...

I've said it before but the "secondary" guys are rare for about 3 seconds till the wave gets full distribution.  Once that happens, it proves what Hasbro has said about the Clone Wars line i'm afraid, and kinda emphasizes why they're going TPM3D and not CW in 2012.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on December 17, 2011, 10:17 AM
Unfortunately, I agree.

The pegs are full of mostly secondary figures - El-Les, Seripas, even the shirtless Savage - and the main characters, for the most part, are gone right now.  It's too bad, because these are all great figures and I want Hasbro to keep making them.  I think the attention span of kids, who do still drive this line, is too short to key in on minor characters from a single episode a year or two before.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 17, 2011, 03:34 PM
I respectfully disagree, but obviously I'm biased.

I don't think this line has ever had a major problem with chronic secondary pegwarmers, not to the extent of Legends or even the Vintage collection. You've got your Yularens sure, but over a period of months most of the secondary figures seem to cycle through pretty quickly. I don't recall Hasbro ever having to do a  reclamation project on TCW like they have from time to time with the other lines (but I could be wrong).

Moreover, I think it's way to soon to draw any conclusions on these last 3 waves. Distribution is still somewhat spotty in places, and personal observances are apt to vary dramatically. You cannot easily find a Seripas or Armored Savage around here still. I think it's going to take some time before it becomes apparent what has and hasn't worked with these latest offerings. (El-Les certainly seems like the lead clunker so far, but this was an odd choice IMO, Season 3 Ahsoka or the Magnaguard would have been much better)

I just think it all comes back to character choices. Some one shot characters make for great figure choices, like Commander Jet, others not so much. I just think a character has to resonate with the fans for whatever reason, be it kids, collectors, whoever. The right figures will sell though, I am convinced, especially if released in relative proximity to the entertainment tie-in. (How many kids would love to be getting Krells right now?)

At any rate, Clone Wars stuff still seems to be moving so I can't agree with the logic to pull back on the line next year, but that stuff is out of my hands. What bothers me more than the quantity though are the selections. Even the few new figures they have previewed though seem incredibly lackluster, so I worry if those don't sell they will feel vindicated in their decision.

There's really no transparency to any of this stuff, so who really knows. It's a crazy industry.   

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on December 17, 2011, 05:44 PM
I'm thinking that Lego is the real Star Wars product that young kids are into, and the action figure line is fading. Hasbro can't do jack about that, except put some of their kiddie efforts Jedi Force and hope to glom off some of that Fisher Price business.

And well, invest in their other lines.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 30, 2011, 11:29 AM
Picked up a couple of $3.90 TCW pegwarmers at Walmart this morning, probably going to get in on some of that cheap BP action too.

Not seeing Deluxe vehicles anywhere I go these days...I still cannot believe the mini Y-Wing never showed up here. My hopes for these suddenly showing up out of the blue like the BARC/Jesse set are growing slimmer and slimmer...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on December 30, 2011, 01:22 PM
In general the distribution of the newer Deluxe pieces this year was extremely limited.  Even the repacks came and went, mostly.  I saw the Y-Wing twice, but that's also how many times I saw the Separatist Droid Speeder.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 30, 2011, 01:26 PM
It's funny, but the first round of the new ones hit hard here...  I got a couple cheapies of the Recon Speeder thing, passed on the separatist one (it's still around), but I never ever saw the Y-Wing.  My buddy sold me a loose one, and that was the only one I've seen till this day.  It wasn't even something I saw at the local toy show.

It's weird how the initial wave hit so hard here that a lot of it became ultimately a pegwarmer till the holidays.  The Republic vehicle, the Separatist one, even the Bounty Hunter were all around in great quantity.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on December 30, 2011, 07:43 PM
I picked up three flamethrower clones at the Wal-mart clearance. Could not pass on them with the price.

I also missed out on the Mini y wing. Never even sniffed it.

I am guessing Wal mart is getting ready for the new product. My store moved all of the clone wars and legends to another section and look ready to add product soon.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 1, 2012, 02:36 PM
Picked up a couple more $3.90 TCW figures at Walmart, along with a random non-clearanced Ponda Baba.

They have definitely cleared the real estate in the SW section of the toy aisle...even the stuff on clearance has been moved out to a special sales aisle. There is plenty of room if they ever get new product to actually put out. I wonder how long it will remain empty for before new stuff, or even old restock shows up.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 1, 2012, 06:47 PM
I wonder how long it will remain empty for before new stuff, or even old restock shows up.

Until December 21, 2012.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 4, 2012, 05:42 PM
Picked up a CW blue/gray AAT at Wal-Mart for $12.40.

They had Ahsoka's Starfighter...is that hard to find? I couldn't find any on ebay, which is strange.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: iFett on January 4, 2012, 05:47 PM
They had Ahsoka's Starfighter...is that hard to find? I couldn't find any on ebay, which is strange.

It's a chick's ship man!...so nobody ever bought them.  Consider yourself lucky.

j/k - i've no clue if they're rare, but I have one somewhere.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on January 4, 2012, 07:11 PM
Found a deluxe Y-Wing of all things today. PM if you're looking to trade.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 4, 2012, 09:37 PM
Found a deluxe Y-Wing of all things today. PM if you're looking to trade.

PM sent!  ;)

Saw a lone Buzz with BARC tonight at a local Wally. It seems like those things really sold through fast, both sets. Wonder if they just had short runs or excellent holiday release timing?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 5, 2012, 02:21 PM
The AT-RT seems the more popular of the two, though I've seen them both in the past week.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 6, 2012, 09:28 AM
I dont know if anyone else needs him but here is a cheap listing for Gha Nachkt (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-clone-wars-GHA-NACHKT-vulture-claw-loose-rare-FS-C7-/250954525523?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6e0e2b53#ht_988wt_1396).  I never bought him so I just ordered one of him from here last night.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 6, 2012, 03:49 PM
You and I have different definitions for "cheap".  :P

The bad part of overseas sellers being aware of certain figures' after market value. Otherwise, those would be like under $5. Probably have  storage crates full of them.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 6, 2012, 04:03 PM
Oh I am pretty cheap - trust me on that.  Yes this is more than what I typically spend on a figure (I usually only buy below retail and/or hold on to my receipt for price adjustments), but this figure is one I regret not getting, but at the same time I would never have bought that battle pack. 

Plus he was voiced by this guy!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rzdB5a4kLAo/SunYMFjpogI/AAAAAAAARas/3-VkdQkviNw/s400/the-thing-perlman.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 6, 2012, 07:36 PM
Lou Ferrigno?  ;)

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 7, 2012, 11:48 PM
Ok, no personal finds to report here, but I figured it would be helpful to share that people are starting to find the new Clone Wars 2012 figures at Walmart, mostly out West it seems. The new BP with CutUp has been spotted too, also at Walmart.

Most of these initial reports are sporadic, but I expect will pick up steam over the next three weeks leading up to the official launch.

 :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on January 8, 2012, 10:23 PM
toys r us has the new wave available for pre order 9.99 limit 5, and the new battle pack for 23.99. I am tempted to order a couple basic clones and aqua droids because they may be harder to find in quanity.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 9, 2012, 09:33 AM
Caveat Emptor. TRU shipped my last carded figure in a bubble mailer, so it was completely crushed when I got to me.

Chances are you are going to see these in your local Walmart before TRU online gets those orders out anyway.

Does anyone know what the new TCW DPCI will be for Target?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Diddly on January 10, 2012, 02:30 PM
I've seen Savage (the shirtless version) at a local grocery store the last few weeks but never bit the bullet. Finally did yesterday since Clone Wars figs were being sold for $6.50. In other odd pricing, Vintage figs (which they had none of, and never got anything other than the ESB wave) were priced $7.99 while Legends were $9.99. Weird.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 20, 2012, 11:01 AM
Geez...six days with no Clone Wars posts! Time to turn this mutha out!  :D

FINALLY found the motherlode of new swag this morning at TRU, fresh off the overnight truck. They had all the new Deluxe sets, plus the new Class II vehicles as well. (All non Clone Wars of course, so I left them)

More importantly, they had 2 fresh cases of the new TCW figures out! Word of caution - I almost missed these entirely because they stuck them on 2 high-up pegs way down the aisle from where the "old" TCW figures continue to pegwarm. So it might be worth your while to peruse the aisles carefully.

I picked up the 3 for-sure new figures: Anakin, Phase II Clone, and Jetpack Cody, plus 2 new-ish repacks of Cad Bane and Chewbacca. They definitely tweaked the paint job on Chewie, and it looks like he comes with an extra side-arm now too, so that was a solid "Yes" for me. Bane looks a little tweaked, not exactly sure how, but definitely has a different weapons assortment. (So yeah, I'm a sucker - you got me Hasbro!)

The new packaging is pretty much the atrocious eyesore I expected, but it a lot more trimmed down and fragile-feeling than I anticipated. The game die is now black and the figure stand is now beige. (WTF?)

Oh, and they all rang up for $9.99 each! Ouch! Kinda wish I had found these at Walmart instead, I foresee a future exchange.

The only thing they didn't have were the new battlepacks, which was a bit disappointing. Guess I will keep stalking Wally for these until they show up. Probably just as well, who knows how much those things would cost at TRU...Wally seems to be sticking to the old price point for now.

Good hunting!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on January 20, 2012, 09:28 PM
I could not take it any more and pre-ordered two clones and aqua droids each from TRU. I really wanted more, but the price is too high. Now I can still pick more up at Wally World when they show up and know at least I have two.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 25, 2012, 09:39 AM
Finally tracked down the Republic Troopers BP @ Walmart this morning before heading in to work. YES!!!

It's pretty spiffy, can't say I would pick up a spare for opening though. Clones just don't do it for me that much.

Also saw 8 pegs full of MH...no new TVC or TCW yet there.

So I guess I'm pretty much caught up at this point. Still holding out hope I will run across a Scout Bomber or Mandalorian Assault Transport, but other than those long shots I guess I'm good til whenever.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on January 25, 2012, 09:52 AM
I picked up the 3 for-sure new figures: Anakin, Phase II Clone, and Jetpack Cody, plus 2 new-ish repacks of Cad Bane and Chewbacca. They definitely tweaked the paint job on Chewie, and it looks like he comes with an extra side-arm now too, so that was a solid "Yes" for me. Bane looks a little tweaked, not exactly sure how, but definitely has a different weapons assortment. (So yeah, I'm a sucker - you got me Hasbro!)

Chewie does look a lot better with the redeco. (BTW he includes the same weapons as before.) Cad Bane (a repack of the very first sculpt) includes the blaster pistol and rifle from the TCW Nikto Guard, a redeco of Serpias rifle and a small pistol - all in addition to the 2 blasters that he originally came with.

The new packaging is pretty much the atrocious eyesore I expected, but it a lot more trimmed down and fragile-feeling than I anticipated. The game die is now black and the figure stand is now beige. (WTF?)

I like the packaging quite a bit, though I didn't quite get the change to black and gold for the die either. Wouldn't it have made more sense for it to be red and black or red and white, you know to tie into the packaging look and Maul? As for the stands, I don't really use them. What I don't get is why have black and tan for these?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on January 25, 2012, 08:07 PM
Found the new battle pack, and figures today. I picked up two phase II clones and two aqua droids. It is nice to see new figures hit a store.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on January 26, 2012, 11:18 AM
Scored the new Clone Trooper battle pack this morning.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on January 26, 2012, 11:37 PM
For those concerned about the new packaging, it is easier to find the CW items than I thought. There is a large CW# on the side of the bubble. If you angle yourself correctly you can scan the rows rather quickly.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 27, 2012, 08:21 AM
For those concerned about the new packaging, it is easier to find the CW items than I thought. There is a large CW# on the side of the bubble. If you angle yourself correctly you can scan the rows rather quickly.

That's true...if you know what to look for and have a discriminating eye, they're not that hard to spot. Sadly, I don't have much confidence that the store drones restocking the shelves have the knowledge or interest to keep them separate from MH.

I'm still really bent there is no longer any TCW tagline for the Battlepacks or Deluxe Sets though. There is literally no way to distinguish between Clone Wars and Vintage swag anymore. Which I'm sure is exactly what they want. I refuse to be "tricked" into buying non-animated stuff that is outside my focus though, so if it requires a greater level of individual effort to keep the two lines straight, so be it.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Diddly on January 28, 2012, 03:58 AM
Got Chewie and an Aqua Droid at Wal-Mart today
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on January 28, 2012, 10:05 AM
Scored the new Clone Trooper & Cody this morning.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 28, 2012, 03:37 PM
Scored the following this morning:

3x Anakin
3x Cody
5x Clonetrooper Phase 2

Now that the packaging style has changed, I think I'm gonna drop getting repacks of the Clone Wars line. I just don't see a point to it...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 30, 2012, 03:07 PM
Made a few stops over lunch just to see what was cooking on the Big Release Day. Jack squat apparently.

Walmart came in cheapest for new TCW figures at $8.96. Target was a close second at $8.99. TRU has the early lead at $9.99.

I saw the new Wave 1 figures all over, pretty much the same stuff at every store. Every Chewie I look at seems to have a different paint job than the last.  ::)

MEH.

 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 31, 2012, 10:30 PM
Fun trip to TRU today.

I figured I would stop by over lunch to return the 5 new TCW figures I bought over a week ago and re-purchase them with the new Buy-2 Get-1 Free deal. Best case scenario I expected to get $9.99 back in my pocket and an extra free action figure to take home.

Somehow in the process of handling the return though, I ended up with $20.99 and the extra figure. So yeah, I ended up getting 6 figures for $30...not too shabby at all. Gotta love the New Math!

It was kinda fun picking something out of pure whimsy...I ended up going with the still pegwarming Puko Naga, coming off his recent appearance on the show. Did not realize he had unarticulated legs...ugh.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 2, 2012, 12:04 PM
Taking advantage of the Buy 2-Get 1 Free sale, I scored MOC versions of the Clone Wars re-packs and I also scored another four Phase 2 Clonetroopers to bring my open count up to 8.

I also grabbed another one of the Clonetrooper battlepack as well.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 2, 2012, 04:49 PM
Took a quick pass by Target to survey the TCW clearance offerings. No Deluxe vehicles to be found, but the BP's were marked down to $9.98 and the Shuttle was down to $39.98.

No sign of clearance prices on the old SOTDS figures, but I didn't scan them to confirm either.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 4, 2012, 04:42 PM
Confirmed SOTDS figures are now priced down to $3.94 at Targets around town. I thought about picking up a Hevy for that price but ultimately passed. Will hit a few more up tonight and see if I can find a better selection. Also hoping to find a Defend Kamino BP for $10...or maybe an HMP for $12.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 4, 2012, 10:17 PM
Ugh, slim pickings on clearance swag. All I found were a few Cad Bane's Escape and Assault on Geonosis BP's, 1 Hunt for Grievous BP, an AAT, and a smattering of El-Les, Obi-Wan, and SBD's.

No sign at all anywhere of any clearanced Deluxe sets, which is what I was really hoping to see.

I did bite on the  Cad Bane BP since that is a figure I've wanted loose for awhile now. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 4, 2012, 10:35 PM
I got a Republic Scout Speeder thing for 50% off, which is sweet.  Passed on an extra Castas but if I see it again who knows.  Also passed on Grievous.

Saw Shuttles of course.  Even at $40 they may take a while to go.

TONS of Vinty 3-packs.  I mean, if that isn't a failure, I don't know what is.

Also some of the Geo Arena 2-packs that were lingering like a fart in a car.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on February 5, 2012, 12:03 AM
Also some of the Geo Arena 2-packs that were lingering like a fart in a car.

Hilarious. God only know why they have been around so long.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on February 5, 2012, 12:52 PM
Ugh, slim pickings on clearance swag. All I found were a few Cad Bane's Escape and Assault on Geonosis BP's, 1 Hunt for Grievous BP, an AAT, and a smattering of El-Les, Obi-Wan, and SBD's.

No sign at all anywhere of any clearanced Deluxe sets, which is what I was really hoping to see.
 

I saw the AT-RT with the ram horns on the side clearanced at a Wal-Mart for $13. Not super cheap, but decent compared to new prices. This same wal-mart clearanced their only 3 remaining vintage figures to $4.50 (yeah, they had  new movie heroes and clone wars out, but no new vintage on pegs).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 5, 2012, 01:32 PM
I finally find a Castas Deluxe set last night at Walmart, but it scanned at full price so I left it. Weird.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 5, 2012, 02:48 PM
deluxe never clearanced at wm here.  I think weird is more applicable to actually finding it or vintage on clearance.  Those seemed to just carry forward in my neck of the woods.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 5, 2012, 08:08 PM
Saw the Mobile Artillery Cannon for about 30% off at Target today. Came to about $17.50 or so, very tempting. I tried to sort of stash it behind some less desirable swag in the hopes this store might go down to 50% like all the others around here and I can pull the trigger.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on February 6, 2012, 08:42 AM
Meijer stores here have new Clone Wars for $6.99 this week.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 8, 2012, 09:24 AM
Walmart has the Republic RC tank thingy for $15 plus tax with free shipping to home.  I just picked one up

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Star-Wars-The-Clone-Wars-Remote-Control-Republic-Fighter-Tank/16609629
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Blaster under the pillow on February 9, 2012, 07:34 AM
I picked up Chewie with the new paint job... it really makes me wish I had an animated Han Solo to go with him.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 15, 2012, 05:10 PM
So there's this one Target in town that has been a holdout at 30% off for their clearance toy prices. Everyone else around here went to 50% right away it seemed like. So I've been waiting them out, since they are one of the only Targets with any decent stuff worth picking up.

Today I went back there and they had gone from 30% t0 70% off!  :o

I was able to score an Assault on Geonosis Battlepack for $5.98! And an AV-7 Mobile Cannon for $7.48! And the Republic Gunships were down to $24.98 a pop! (They had three left, I am going back to buy one tonight I decided)

That is just insanely awesome. The figures were less than $3 too, might pick up an SBD just for the hell of it. If they had had any Deluxe sets I would have cleaned them out.

Good luck out there!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 15, 2012, 09:07 PM
Wow, glad I decided to go back out tonight. When I got back to Target there was only 1 Attack Shuttle left. Guess they really are "priced to move".

So I snagged the last one, it was actually only $23.98, not $24.98 as I mentioned earlier. Can't wait to crack this baby open tonight after the wife goes to bed.

WINNING!  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 17, 2012, 06:57 PM
More clearance goodness at Target...$10 for a Vulture Droid and carded Hondo Ohnaka.

At these prices, I wish I could find more stuff to buy.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 18, 2012, 11:45 PM
Another Cad Bane's Escape BP for $5.98, plus a Naboo Skiff Deluxe set for $5.08. I've pretty much cleaned out all the nearby Targets...time to hit the stix.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 20, 2012, 10:26 PM
Bonus find at lunch...the last SOTDS figure at any Target in the metro area: believe it or not, Hevy!

Well worth the $2.38.

They had a SOTDS AAT too, but the box had been opened and I wasn't sure I wanted to risk it. Maybe later this week if I get bored. I've bought pretty much everything else at this point.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 27, 2012, 10:56 PM
Lots more clearance harvesting recently, pretty much buying something every day. Now up to:

2x AV-7 Mobile Cannons
1x Vulture Droid
2x AAT (Geo deco)
3x Cad Bane's Escape BP
1x Hunt for Grievous BP
2x Assault on Geonosis BP
1x Kit Fisto's JSF
1x Naboo Skiff Dlx
1x Pirate Speeder Bike Dlx

That sounds like a lot but considering it was less than $100 total it's not all that bad. Some I am actually opening, some I just plan to flip/trade, but it's a good feeling to be hauling in stuff so far under MSRP.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 8, 2012, 02:23 AM
I got an Aqua Droid and Oppress (shirtless) figure during last week's TRU sale.  I wanted a padawan Anakin Vinty figure, and the three made the deal work, so I was ok with that. 

Oppress is cooler than I thought, once I opened him, but his hand pops off very easily.  I got him mostly due to his black and gold deco and being a Pittsburgh sports homage and all, but he's a pretty decent figure too....  would've rather had armored but I'll live with shirtless.

Aqua Droid...  just another army builder.  A really great, underrated figure.  Small though, I think, compared to his toon counterpart.  Little disappointed in that, but he's still a good figure, and a group of them fighting my Tartakovsky Underwater Clones is pretty neat. :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 8, 2012, 11:53 AM
Happened upon a Walmart over lunch today that had dropped their clearance price on SOTDS Clone Wars figures to $1! ONE freaking dollar. I snagged the only ones they had - an ARF Trooper and Battle Droid, but I will definitely be hitting more Walmarts on the way home to see what I can find. I know of at least one that has multiple Obis and Rex's.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 17, 2012, 06:28 PM
In addition to the cancelled Wal-Mart DVD 2-packs, TJ Maxx has the fall 2011 CW Battle Packs for $13.

No Kamino sets here. Saw Capture of the Droids and Hunt for Grievous.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on March 17, 2012, 08:40 PM
In addition to the cancelled Wal-Mart DVD 2-packs, TJ Maxx has the fall 2011 CW Battle Packs for $13.

No Kamino sets here. Saw Capture of the Droids and Hunt for Grievous.

I just came back from my local Marshalls.  They didn't have any of the cancelled DVD 2-packs, but they did have a lot of the Battle Packs from the Shadows of the Dark Side packaging: Defend Kamino, Assault on Geonosis, Hunt for Grievous, Stop the Zillo Beast and Cad Bane's Escape.  They were $12.99 each.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 18, 2012, 11:37 PM
With some help from Captain Piet and hitting a couple of TJ Maxx stores by me on the way home from work I was able to pick up one of each of the WalMart DVD sets to keep MOC and two of each of the sets to open.

At the last TJ Maxx I went to - some of the sets were incorrectly marked $19.99 - there was no way I was gonna pay that so I made them correct them, but you should have seen the women behind the counter, they had no idea what to do - if they had been robots and short-circuited with the dilmena of one Ashoka set being priced $10 and another $20, I wouldn't have been surprised in the least.

I hate those stores so much - it's amazing that with the state of chaos they are always in that they stay in business.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 21, 2012, 09:24 PM
I was able to pick up a Defend Kamino BP after work for $12.99 @ TJ MAXX. They also had a fresh case of the DVD sets. Good times.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on March 22, 2012, 08:25 AM
I finally found the cancelled DVD sets at Marshalls.  I picked up a set for me and another set for my friend in Utah.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on March 26, 2012, 05:32 PM
I feel like it has been forever since I bought a clone wars item, but I found the legacy of terror and brain invader DVD packs at TJ Maxx. 9.99 (two figures and a dvd) makes a great birthday gift for a children's party. I may pick up a couple more if I am back over that way for gifts.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: ZevZev on March 28, 2012, 04:10 PM
Ordered the Castas Speed Bike from Kmart.com and got... the Castas speeder bike. I was happy.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 28, 2012, 05:02 PM
Ordered the Castas Speed Bike from Kmart.com and got... the Castas speeder bike. I was happy.

How much?

I picked up the Walmart gift set for like $4 on clearance today.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: ZevZev on March 28, 2012, 11:54 PM
Around $7 with tax and the trial free shipping.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on March 29, 2012, 07:03 AM
I was able to get the Scuba Clone mini-rig this morning at Walmart.  They also had the Anakin mini-rig, but I passed on that one for now.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 29, 2012, 09:06 AM
I was able to get the Scuba Clone mini-rig this morning at Walmart.  They also had the Anakin mini-rig, but I passed on that one for now.

Wow, I did not realize until this post that you are in fact RegJr over at RS. We are getting a lot of the same crew posting now in both forums, that's cool.

Great score!

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on March 29, 2012, 10:44 AM
Wow, I did not realize until this post that you are in fact RegJr over at RS. We are getting a lot of the same crew posting now in both forums, that's cool.

Great score!

Ah, busted!!!     ;)

I was thrilled to find that set this morning.  I can't wait to tear into it tonight. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 29, 2012, 02:52 PM
Good news on that.  Something new to keep an eye out for anyway. :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on March 29, 2012, 03:40 PM
Ah, lookie there: my early-morning find made the front page!    :D

But, my username was misspelled.   :-[
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 29, 2012, 08:56 PM
Doing things on the fly here isn't easy. ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on March 29, 2012, 09:39 PM
Doing things on the fly here isn't easy. ;)

No worries. I was just giving you a hard time. I was excited to see my store report hit the front page, for sure!

Anyway, I opened the Scuba Clone Trooper tonight; and this has got to be one of the coolest figures in the line. He's loaded with articulation, and he just looks badass. He may be one of my favorite figures in the line.  Here's a picture for the main page, Jesse:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7127/6882247052_dd7aecb76d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/masterfisto/6882247052/)
Scuba Clone Trooper (http://www.flickr.com/photos/masterfisto/6882247052/) by MasterFisto (http://www.flickr.com/people/masterfisto/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 30, 2012, 01:39 PM
See I thought someone somewhere said he was underarticulated? 

Glad to see that's not true at all. :)

I hope to get 2 or 3 of these at some point.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on March 30, 2012, 02:20 PM
See I thought someone somewhere said he was underarticulated? 

Glad to see that's not true at all. :)

I hope to get 2 or 3 of these at some point.

I agree.  In a time when we are seeing less and less articulation, this figure is a breath of fresh air.  He has articulation at the ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists and neck.  I can't remember if he is also articulated at the waist.  He truly is a gem in the 2012 line-up. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 4, 2012, 09:45 PM
Sweet carbonated Jesus, perseverance finally pays off!

I rolled by TRU over lunch today even though I knew they were not due for a truck. I recall seeing a post from somebody else recently, not here I think, that found a case of Deluxe sets with the Scout Bomber at TRU a few weeks back. And I remember the same thing happened with the last toy I had never seen at any retail outlet - those cruddy Red/White BP's that showed up months after I had been forced to order them online via HTS. TRU got a buttload of them way after the fact.

So anyway, I walked in and sure enough, there was a whole fresh case of SOTDS Deluxe sets, including a minty Y-Wing Scout Bomber that I immediately snatched up for $18.99. Crazy.

Definitely might be worth your mileage to sniff around for some of these showing back up at TRU...really glad I held out and never resorted to getting gouged on this thing via the secondary market.

Also happy because this keeps my streak alive of having seen every Clone Wars toy on the shelves at least once.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: 501ST on April 4, 2012, 11:02 PM
Wave 2 of CW found in Australia,grabbed Phase II Rex and the Aayla for a trade.


(http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/15/13/73/31/img_2731.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=7769&u=15137331)
(http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/15/13/73/31/img_2732.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=7770&u=15137331)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 5, 2012, 12:27 AM
The YW Scout Report was here, McMetal.  Nobody else has mentioned finding it except our report on it, and yours now.  Either nobody cares to report it or it's been largely isolated.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on April 7, 2012, 02:44 AM
I finally found a Y-Wing Scout Bomber today at a TRU in the greater NYC area today.  Very happy to pay retail for this, since it was going for at least $40 from the scalpers on eBay.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 7, 2012, 07:21 AM
That's awesome, Nick! Definitely not an isolated occurrence then.

I made a few late night Walmart runs last night in the hopes of finding some of the new Class I sets but nada.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 18, 2012, 05:52 PM
Got my MIB and opener sets of the Attack Recon Fighter and Republic Assault Submarine today.

Both are GREAT sets, it's just too bad that these probably won't ever be actually seen at retail, thanks to the stupid move of repacking 1999 toys at 2012 prices.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 18, 2012, 10:02 PM
Got my MIB and opener sets of the Attack Recon Fighter and Republic Assault Submarine today.

Both are GREAT sets, it's just too bad that these probably won't ever be actually seen at retail, thanks to the stupid move of repacking 1999 toys at 2012 prices.

So did you end up ordering them online? Apparently these were only spotted in Texas and one random Walmart in Atlanta.  ::) I kept waiting for the eventual spread of other sightings but they never came.

I have a feeling I am never going to see these things either.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 19, 2012, 07:15 AM
So did you end up ordering them online? Apparently these were only spotted in Texas and one random Walmart in Atlanta.  ::) I kept waiting for the eventual spread of other sightings but they never came.

I have a feeling I am never going to see these things either.

Yes, I ordered them from Target.com over this past weekend. The Attack Recon Fighter is still in stock, but the Submarine set sold out pretty quick.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 20, 2012, 08:56 AM
Yes, I ordered them from Target.com over this past weekend. The Attack Recon Fighter is still in stock, but the Submarine set sold out pretty quick.

Thanks Pete, I checked last night and it looks like both of these are back in stock now. How badly did they rape you on shipping? I don't like sites that don't disclose that up front. I don't have the time or inclination to create an account there just to see how much they plan to gouge me on shipping.

I also noticed they have some sweet ass role play items they are not selling in stores for some inexplicable reason. I would buy Anakin's gauntlet and Pre Vizsla's Vorpal Sword in a heartbeat for $15 each if I ever saw them. More money left on the table...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 20, 2012, 01:52 PM
Shipping wasn't too bad - like $6 plus tax, so the total came to around $42 shipped (I had to break up my orders due to availability). Not great, but not bad to ensure that I got these since I have no hope of finding them at retail.

I just checked again and while the Anakin set is in stock, it doesn't seem that Sub set is - hopefully you went ahead and ordered while it was in stock.

I'll have to keep checking to see if they put it back in stock over the weekend - I want at least four more of the Scuba Clone set...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 25, 2012, 11:15 PM
Well, since I can't find any new Clone Wars toys anymore, I have to find new ways to spend money and enhance my collection. I finally found an English language version of one of the Euro-only Clone Wars 3-packs, Set 3 of 3 with Rex, Anakin, and Cad Bane.

Had to order it from the UK, and it arrived today in a box - no bubblewrap, no peanuts, no balled up newspapers, just a box in a box. From England! Luckily the thing was still in good shape, but yikes.

I am also about to pull the trigger on Set 1 of 3, with Yoda, Thire and the Destroyer Droid. Just waiting on some Paypal $$$ to come through. I have literally never seen the second set with Cody, Obi-Wan or Grievous come up on eBay. Which is weird because I know these were pretty prevalent in Canada as well.

The tricky thing though is finding the English language versions. Most of the ones that come up on eBay are the multilingual versions which look much more cluttered and visually unappealing, IMO. It's been tough to track down the ones that are only in English.

These are all straight repacks of previous figures of course, but kind of a cool niche addition to my collection.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 27, 2012, 08:34 AM
I got my Clone Wars 2012 Wave 3 case - which as luck would have it includes all four of the Wave 2 figures carried forward, so it was actually a semi-decent case to purchase online, especially since I hadn't yet picked up some of the older-repack figures for the MOC collection yet.

I always open at least two of every Clone Wars figure, but with the way distribution has been, if I find more in the wild, great, if not, well, at least I have one open and one MOC of each of the "new" Clone Wars figures from 2012, plus MOC versions of all of the 2012 CW re-packs.

Anyway, now that I've had a chance to open them all, I gotta say, I'm REALLY disappointed in many of these figures. The Wolfe and Rex figures could have VERY easily just used the same legs from either the Jetpack Rex or Jetpack Cody releases since the rest of those figures borrow from a lot of other previous Clone figure parts for the rest of their bodies, I just don't see what tooling up new, unarticulated legs really saved Hasbro here.

For the entirely new sculpts, the Ahsoka is probably the biggest disappointment, the lack of knees or ankle articulation means that you can't put her in a "swimming" pose at all and well, she's a figure that's meant to be "in the water", but all you can really do with her is stand her up and make it look like she's standing on the ground waiting to go scuba-diving.

And I still just don't get the 2012 versions of Anakin and Obi-Wan - is this what they said: "We're gonna give them better head sculpts, but take away wrist and ankle joints to save money"? Again, it just doesn't make sense to me - they already had nicely articulated bodies, if you wanted to take another crack at the headsculpts, just make new headsculpts for those bodies. Wouldn't that save you money?

The most obvious thing that the de-articulation of the figures, and train-wrecks like the new Movie Heroes sculpt stuff shows me is that Hasbro, in order to support both Avengers and GI Joe: Retalliation, have most likely moved everything except the Vintage Star Wars line to their B-Game factory or sub-contracted a new factory, where the cost of having, for example a leg that is comprised of 3+ parts and having those distinct parts painted and assembled far exceeds the tooling costs of just making a new 1-piece leg. I find this hard to believe, but with more-and-more of China's labor force waking up to the fact that they are essentially treated like slaves, I guess it was only a matter of time.

The REALLY crazy thing about all of this it's not like Hasbro kept the figure prices the same. In fact, they raised them all a $1 this year, so if the prices had stayed $8/figure and the articulation dropped, I would sorta be okay with that, but to raise the prices AND lower the quality, just says "hey, we know you Star Wars morons are gonna buy this **** anyway, Darryl DeRetard wants a new Lexus" - and I point the finger still at DDR because everything we're seeing now was planned on his watch, so I ultimately hope that during this year, while the Movie Heroes and Clone Wars lines languish on the pegs and the only problem with the Vintage line is the LACK OF PRODUCT on the pegs, that the new brand manager takes note and realizes that focusing on the Vintage line is the way to go, and to help manage the overall costs of that line, perfectly great sculpts ALREADY exist that can merely just be put out on a Vintage Cardback - especially when it comes to figures that could be released in support of Attack of the Clones.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on April 27, 2012, 09:54 AM
I point the finger still at DDR because everything we're seeing now was planned on his watch

Jeff Labovitz (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jefflabovitz) started transitioning to his new job in May 2010.  The way I understand it, Derryl continued guiding the line through 2010 as the 2011 product was planned and the stuff we are seeing now (2012 product) was all pretty much devised/designed with Labovitz in the lead as Global Marketing Guy for SW.

I see a lot of people saying, "I hope the new guy learns from DDP's mistakes" but the reality is a lot of the current "mistakes" are probably already the work of the new guy.  :-X
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 27, 2012, 11:08 AM
Wasn't he in charge of the GI JOE line prior to taking over Star Wars?

I gather there has been a lot of similar frustration with that line the past few years.

I wonder if he will accept a LinkedIn invite from me? I have a lot of thoughts to share...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 27, 2012, 01:30 PM
I see a lot of people saying, "I hope the new guy learns from DDP's mistakes" but the reality is a lot of the current "mistakes" are probably already the work of the new guy.  :-X

Fantastic. Thank you for correcting me Jeff - I had no idea that DDP was not "in charge" for so long. I guess my misconception comes from him being there at SDCC and then not at Toy Fair - so I thought it was something more sudden/recent.

So great, time to come up with a new name - I hereby dub the new guy "Jeff Dim-o-witz" - as in, he's an absolute dim-wit if he thinks skimping on articulation, the worse case assortments in years and dropping the Vintage collection are all what the line needs right now.  >:(
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on April 27, 2012, 01:59 PM
I like "Dimwitz."  That's more inclusive of him, his team of direct reports that he is so good at recruiting, managing, and motivating, and Hasbro's handling of the SW line in general these days.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 27, 2012, 02:53 PM
I'm good with that - Dimwitz works just fine...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 27, 2012, 10:34 PM
Picked up the Euro-only 3-pack Set # 1 of 3 (Lt. Thire, Yoda, Destroyer Droid) off eBay - the elusive English language version.

Now I just need # 2 of 3 for a complete set.

Heading out shortly for a 3 Walmart run with no expectations...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on April 29, 2012, 09:20 PM
I found the clone sub and Anakin mini ship thing at TRU today. I only picked up the sub, to hold on to until they lower the price or I find some on clearance. I want a few of these, it was exciting to see something new in he store for a change.

The Anakin has a headset sculpted into his head, I never noticed that in any of the pics. Still not enough to get me to buy it, if i was a clone repaint it would have me sold, but I think we have enough Anakins.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on April 29, 2012, 09:45 PM
Picked up the Euro-only 3-pack Set # 1 of 3 (Lt. Thire, Yoda, Destroyer Droid) off eBay - the elusive English language version.

Now I just need # 2 of 3 for a complete set.

What are these?  Repacks?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 30, 2012, 09:31 AM
Picked up the Euro-only 3-pack Set # 1 of 3 (Lt. Thire, Yoda, Destroyer Droid) off eBay - the elusive English language version.

Now I just need # 2 of 3 for a complete set.

What are these?  Repacks?

Yep, they are all straight repacks of previously carded figures. Nothing really compelling there, I just like picking up foreign exclusives.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 15, 2012, 08:59 AM
FIND/RANT:

It is a wasteland around here, but I did see yesterday that ROSS got a refresh of Class I vehicles. I saw 2 Republic Scout Speeders, and oddly enough, the BARC with Jesse set in the old, bulkier packaging style. It strikes me as weird these would be shipping together.

Have to take a moment to vent, just out of pure frustration, and nothing new, but MAN, it sucks right now out there in retail. It was bad enough when we were just in that interminable 3 month lull, but now that new stuff is hitting, at least in other parts of the country  ::), it's beyond aggravating.

I'm getting up early every morning to hit at least 2 Walmarts on my way in to work, and although one of them only has 2 TVC figures left, neither has restocked in weeks. I hit up another 3-4 Targets/K-Marts/Walmarts over lunch, and at least 1-2 on the way home. If I go back out that night, I'll hit another 2-3 stores. This is EVERY DAY NOW.

I know a couple of other guys around town doing the same thing in their neck of the woods. Same deal. By my count now, there's something like 3 different Vintage waves shipping, 2 different Clone Wars waves, a new wave of Class I vehicles, and you can't find a damn thing out there. WTF?

I have a little cash saved up now and I think I am finally to the drastic point of A) ordering online and getting stuck with a bunch of figures I don't need and can't get rid of; or B) buying up ALL the figures at a few of my local stores and relocating them to BFE. (Dooshy move but this is what Hasbro has reduced me to)

Ugh.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 15, 2012, 03:02 PM
Made the clearance rounds again today. I finally found the Grievous with Wheelbike Deluxe Set for $5.99 at Ross, which I snagged immediately. Also picked up another of each of the DVD sets as they were marked down to $5.99 as well. Seems like they are starting to disappear so I figured what the hell.

No sign of the Y-Wing Scout Bomber someone over at 'Scum claims to have found at a Ross.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 17, 2012, 05:14 PM
Holy crap, I found an honest to God new toy!

A lunchtime Target run paid off with a brand new Attack Recon Fighter Deluxe Set...no sign of the Scuba Sub set so I must have missed it.

Not sure if Target is a place prone to just throwing things up on the shelves or it is more inventory driven than that, but I guess I will try to clear some space at my closest stores and see what happens.

Felt almost surreal to see something new out there...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 17, 2012, 05:56 PM
I got my CW wave 2 & 3 case from Brian's the other day, but haven't had time to crack it open yet.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 17, 2012, 11:59 PM
I got my CW wave 2 & 3 case from Brian's the other day, but haven't had time to crack it open yet.
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Don't be in too much of a rush.... the lack of articulation on many of the figures is criminal when you factor in the price increases we've seen this year.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on May 20, 2012, 08:51 PM
I scored the CW Boss & the new Obi-Wan today.  Good to know these are actually in stores in my area.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on May 20, 2012, 09:32 PM
I scored the CW Boss & the new Obi-Wan today.  Good to know these are actually in stores in my area.

what store?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on May 21, 2012, 06:39 AM
I scored the CW Boss & the new Obi-Wan today.  Good to know these are actually in stores in my area.

what store?


Toys R Us.  I did not, however, find the Aayla Secura reissue or the new Captain Rex.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 21, 2012, 08:26 AM
I have seen this new wave at 2 different WM stores.  I thought about getting Rex and Cody for a second, but with the articulation reductions with Rex - I decided to put both figures down. 

I am not going to support that...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 21, 2012, 09:09 AM
I have seen this wave at ZERO stores, despite the fact that I am now up to averaging 8-10 runs to different stores every single day.  >:(

Apparently they have hit pretty much everywhere now but around here.

Even "relocating" stock from store to store seems to have no effect. That Grey Sticker at Target has lost all meaning I guess.

Getting to the point where even finding these stupid things isn't going to make me feel any better. It's just too hard now.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 21, 2012, 10:32 AM
I picked up my 2nd opener set of the Obi-Wan/Boss/Rex Phase II/Aayla Secura wave at my local WalMart this past Friday night.

This store hasn't gotten anything in for a LONG while so I was quite pleased to stumble in there late at night and see the case sitting on a pallet of toys...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 21, 2012, 10:42 AM
With how difficult it has been lately to find anything, I find myself not even caring if I find the new CW stuff. Maybe if there was a brand new character in one of these waves, but right now I'm glad to still have the cash I would have spent if I saw them. I just want to find the Vintage line stuff.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2012, 02:00 PM
I have seen remnants of the Rex wave now a couple times between WM and KM.  Usually Rex is in the mix, and the rest are usually gone.  Did see the Commando once but he's inferior to the latest realistic version so didn't even consider him.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 22, 2012, 05:42 PM
I bit the bullet and liberated $160.47 worth of pegwarming TCW Wave 1 detritus from my "work Target" so as to better facilitate the influx of new figures. Yes, it's gotten that bad here.

This strategy has yet to pay off when I tried it with the Deluxe sets, but I'm hoping the figures rotate a little faster through their inventory system.

They don't have a stinking Clone Wars figure left on the pegs anywhere, so they have to stick something up there. Right?

With the ways things have been going, it'll probably wind up being another case of Wave 1. Or Movie Heroes.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 22, 2012, 08:55 PM
So you took abuot 5 figures away.  Nice.

j/k
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 22, 2012, 10:12 PM
So you took about 5 figures away.  Nice.

j/k

LOL, it was actually 17, but the damage could have been worse. I look forward to checking their DPCI count tomorrow.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 24, 2012, 08:56 AM
Stopped by another Walmart in vain yesterday, but did notice an employee packing up their SW section. (What a ton of pegwarming junk, BTW) I asked if they were just moving the section, expanding, or what. She said they are starting a reset due to be completed next Monday the 28th, Memorial Day. She also mentioned they would be putting out new product at that time.

I couldn't help but wonder whet they were planning to do with all the OLD product they can't seem to move, but whateves.

I have no interest being near a Walmart on a holiday, but I am hoping some late Sunday night runs may yield something promising.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 25, 2012, 11:27 AM
To quote the inimitable Hannibal from A-Team, "I love it when a plan comes together."

The Target I cleared out of all CW stock earlier this week actually re-stocked today, with...Clone Wars Wave 2! Actual new Clone Wars figures! ON THE PEGS! AT A STORE!

 :o

Needless to say I pounced on Rex, Boss, Aayla and Obi-Wan. Cards look pretty decent on all 4, though I may not keep the Aayla as I already have one MOC and loose from her previous release.

The only thing that sucked (aside from not finding Wave 3 also) was Rex. The one I got was BADLY discolored, so bad I would have guessed it was intentional if I hadn't seen photos of others online. The yellowing was even worse than the Vintage figures that had this issue, and it covers the whole body except for the helmet. Ugh. This is definitely going to be replaced if I ever find a better one.

Anyway, good day, pretty much done with this wave now other than the Rex upgrade. The character selections are so weak I have no interest in getting any of these as openers.

Now to set about clearing out some more stores around town in my ongoing war on cruddy distribution...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 26, 2012, 01:02 AM
Was able to score another complete set of TCW Wave 2 earlier today at a different Target which I had also coincedentally cleared of figures the previous night. So that's 2 for 2.

I checked a few other Targets for comparison and they all had the same old junk up on the pegs.

The second Rex I got was as bad as the first, and I guess this discoloration is common to all the figures, like some type of half-assed weathering. I still think it looks cruddy. Will be offering up my spares to other local collectors over the next few days.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 27, 2012, 09:35 PM
Yeah, the Rex I saw today looked like bad weathering. Bad weathering on a bad figure.

Saw the deluxe Republic Attack Fighter thingie. the paint ops on Anakin's head were about dollar store knock-off level. And there's a hole in the plastic on left hand at the wrist . One of the worst quality control failure figures I've seen from Hasbro in some time.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 29, 2012, 04:48 PM
Took my Wave 2 purchases from Friday back to Target and had them price adjust for the BOGOHO sale going on. That put about $9.46 back in my pocket...not too shabby. While I was there I went ahead and liberated the rest of those Wave 2 carry-forwards to help keep things moving. Here's hoping they restock with a little Wave 3...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 29, 2012, 09:09 PM
Found the elusive Scuba Clone Class I set tonight at the Target near my home. This is the same one I had cleaned out of Wave 1 sets last week in the hopes of paving the way for new stock. Presto! I also picked up another Attack Recon Fighter.

So that's 3-for-3 now in product relocation paying dividends. Crazy.

On another weird note, the Class I sets rang up at a discount also. I got $8.50 off my order total, so I am thinking the BOGOHO applies to Deluxe Sets as well. This was not an advertised special that I could see. Still, two new deluxe sets for $26? Hell yes!

Now I just need that Dropship Class I set and Wave 3 and I am all caught up again. Progress!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 30, 2012, 01:16 AM
As noted on our front page, it's for "All Star Wars Toys", not just basic figures.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 30, 2012, 11:46 AM
As noted on our front page, it's for "All Star Wars Toys", not just basic figures.

That is not how it is being advertised here with the shelf signage, it indicates only figures, but good to know.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on June 11, 2012, 01:50 PM
Freeco speeder without canopy for 25 cents at a yard sale. Never owned one, very tight leg room.

And POTF2 AT-ST, Speeder bike with scout, wicket and logray for $10 total. (different sale).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 11, 2012, 02:29 PM
Nice, I saw one of these over the weekend MISB at Ross for $10 I think.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 11, 2012, 03:33 PM
Saw Wave 2 CW (Rex, etc.) at a local Target...  only 2nd time I've seen that wave.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 11, 2012, 09:38 PM
Saw Wave 2 CW (Rex, etc.) at a local Target...  only 2nd time I've seen that wave.

I saw some leftovers again from this wave this morning too...Aayla and Obi-Wan, also at Target.

I never know if I'm seeing leftovers from the straight Wave 2 or the mixed wave though. I keep thinking I have missed Scuba Ahsoka but there is really no way to tell.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 13, 2012, 04:31 PM
The Target next to my office restocked with a fresh case of Class I vehicles...I picked up another Scuba Clone Set, although the paint apps don't look much better than the first one I found. No sign of the Dropship, but that wave is bound to hit eventually. I left the Attack Recon Fighter as 2 is enough of those for me.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 13, 2012, 05:17 PM
The Target next to my office restocked with a fresh case of Class I vehicles...I picked up another Scuba Clone Set, although the paint apps don't look much better than the first one I found. No sign of the Dropship, but that wave is bound to hit eventually. I left the Attack Recon Fighter as 2 is enough of those for me.

Based on case assortments I saw - if you find the Scuba set, that means the Dropship wasn't in the case - and vice-versa.

Doesn't mean they haven't changed things up based on lack of sales on the TPM garbage sets though, which is always a possibility.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 15, 2012, 03:17 PM
Picked up the Geonosian Speeder Deluxe set from TRU on sale for $11.99, that seemed good enough to me. I tried to wait out Kul Teska last year but I ended up missing out on any good sale prices before he disappeared from the shelves around here, so I figured I may as well bite.

Saw a leftover Aayla on the pegs at a Target, that was about it.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on June 17, 2012, 06:28 PM
Holy crap, I found a new Clone Wars figure at actual retail for the first time since January!  Of course, it was the new Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it was 2 hours away from where I live, but hey!  New figure!  Maybe at this rate I'll find Boss and Rex by this time next year!

On another note, despite this being the first new Star Wars action figure I've found at retail AT ALL since the Vintage Deleted Scenes wave in February (which, by the way, is the last time ANY stores near me got ANY new SW figures), I almost put Obi-Wan back.  Even now I feel like I bought him out of obligation more than actual desire to have him, if that makes any sense (it probably doesn't).  Kind of sad, really, but hey, the Lego Monster Fighters "Crazy Scientist and his Monster" set I bought at the same time was well worth the money I paid.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 18, 2012, 08:24 AM
On another note, despite this being the first new Star Wars action figure I've found at retail AT ALL since the Vintage Deleted Scenes wave in February I almost put Obi-Wan back.  Even now I feel like I bought him out of obligation more than actual desire to have him, if that makes any sense (it probably doesn't). 

I always feel that way too, especially now when we are so starved for new stuff. I already have dupes of all the Wave 2 stuff and I still feel a strong compulsion to grab that one pegwarming Aayla at my work Target.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 23, 2012, 01:15 AM
Stopped at a WalMart on the way home tonight and they got in more Class I vehicles and they still had them at the clearance price of $9 - so I grabbed another Scuba Clone set for that price. Couldn't resist...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 23, 2012, 07:08 AM
Nice score, Pete!

I saw the Scuba Set and Recon Fighter at TRU yesterday, but already have 2 of each so was an easy pass. The scuba set's paint apps were even worse than the two I already have, too.

I hit four Walmarts and a Target last night and didn't see anything good out there.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on June 23, 2012, 10:58 AM
I've only seen one figure from wave 2: Obi-Wan.  And that was back in early May.  I bought him, but I can't say that I like him substantially more than the 2011 version.  Boo-hoo.  Besides that one find, there is no sign of anything passed wave 1 in my area.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on June 23, 2012, 03:38 PM
I have not found a new Clone wars item to buy since April 28th. Thanks Hasbro for making this hobby so enjoyable for my son and I. (rolls eyes while he thinks about the attention span of 7 year olds).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on June 24, 2012, 07:48 PM
I found Obi-Wan (again) and Captain Rex at Walmart this morning.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 25, 2012, 02:17 AM
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Good prices too, especially when, if you're like me, you never even saw Savage armored ina  store.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 27, 2012, 02:56 PM
Good tip on the Bossk...I may pick one up tonight. I was hoping to snag an opener UBP on some kind of sweet clearance but that is not how TRU rolls, I guess.

I did purchase a Hostage Crisis BP that reappeared at my work Target for 50% off. I would have preferred it cheaper, but it's the only one left around town and I figured it would not last long. Nice to have something to open for a change.

Saw the Republic Sub and Recon Fighter Class I sets at Walmart over lunch. They hit first at Target here, then TRU, and finally Wally now. The shelf tag said 16.47, but I did not think to scan them, may have been even cheaper.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on June 27, 2012, 03:22 PM
Did it scan?

I found a Renegades Cobra Commander last week that didn't scan (not found). I wasn't going to pay the $5+ that was the last mark down sticker price, since I got a Duke for $3.24 a week or so earlier.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 27, 2012, 09:16 PM
THE BP scanned OK, yeah. I will have to go back to check on the Class I sets at Walmart, that store is a little off the beaten path for me.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: 501ST on June 29, 2012, 08:21 AM
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Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on June 29, 2012, 11:32 AM
I have seen that Skrull Soldier six times now at retail; and each time I got there, Hawkeye and Black Widow were already gone.  Kinda wish I could find those two.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 29, 2012, 07:25 PM
I bought a Hawkeye and Black Widow at TRU today at lunch actually. Only the 2nd time I have ever seen them on the pegs anywhere.

Where'd you find that Dropship though? Was that from an online order or actual retail find?

That is my favorite of all the mini-rigs this year, if only for the BFG.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on July 1, 2012, 10:49 PM
As much as it makes my blood boil to both overpay and buy stuff I already have, I ordered wave 3 from EE today. After looking at the ridiculous prices on eBay I decided I would rather give money to a business that exists for collectors instead of hacks out sucking what few of these are out in retail into a cash grab. My hopes of ever finding these in a store ebbed when the calendar switched to July. It is crazy to me that an avid collector can go five months without seeing a new carded figure in a store.
     If someone wants to start a bounty for the first person to land a solid right hand to the Hasbro rep at Comic Con I am considering contributing.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on July 6, 2012, 07:25 AM
Ordered the MTT from Target.com today. Can't beat getting it shipped to my door for $127.05.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 8, 2012, 01:54 PM
Went to a comic convention in town today and the guy with the cool SW booth was back again. I noticed he had a Ponds and original Fox carded for sale and out of curiosity I asked how much. I believe he was asking $60 for Ponds and $80 for Fox...unbelievable. He also had a Revan and Malek or whatever but I didn't even want to ask how much those would have been.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on July 8, 2012, 10:26 PM
Ordered the MTT from Target.com today. Can't beat getting it shipped to my door for $127.05.

I sure hope you can beat it, or I won't be getting one of these.  Nice exclusive, but I'm hoping to find it for $100 or less ...someday.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on July 9, 2012, 06:58 PM
My wave 3 and Commander Fox came in today. I am tempted to hang pegs on the wall so I can walk by them for a while and see what it is like to have new clone wars on the pegs.

I also figured a reasonable thing to do with the extras is construct a Snow Mace. With a little sanding the mace head fits reasonably on the snow koon body. The brown neck stem is a little off color but at quick glance it is a passible figure. I figure that is better that them just sitting in a box, and since Plo was not really from the show (comic pack reject I believe) it works for me. And who doesn't have an extra Mace head (or five) sitting around?

It still breaks my heart to mail order for these, but at least I can look for deluxe to show up at Ross in a year or two.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 11, 2012, 09:02 PM
A Republic mini-sub was bought by me recently, giving me two which is where I wanted to be...  I want to do a custom "late war" Clone using the animated figure and the Tartakovsky figure...  I wanted then to have a sub for the early war Tartakovsky figures to ride on because it just seemed appropriate.

I also nabbed 2 Pirate Speederbikes at $6.50 each at K-Mart in their extra 50% off clearance dealie right now.  A great price.  Still have B-Wings here in bulk.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 15, 2012, 08:04 PM
Cleaned out my "home" Target tonight of all CW figures, roughly $94 worth of peg-warming drek. (Actually, just the carry forward remnants of Wave 2) I am hoping this somehow results in Wave 3 magically appearing sometime this week, although it's been so long since I've seen a store report on those, they may have stopped shipping already.

Will be doing the same thing with my "work" Target tomorrow as well, so we'll see what happens. I guess there is no rush seeing as how I've got six more months to track down a whopping four figures, but I'd just as soon get on with it, I guess.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 17, 2012, 03:04 PM
So, the work Target refreshed today...with another case of Wave 2. Oh well, was worth a shot. I will try again in a couple of weeks I guess. There is always the chance the one near my house will hook something better up, I guess.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 24, 2012, 03:17 PM
My "home" Target re-stocked with another case of TCW Wave 1...ugh. That's 12 figures that aren't going anywhere.

My "work" Target sold through most of the Wave 2 they put out, so I bought the rest up along with their remaining TVC figures. Fingers crossed, they come through with something good.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 30, 2012, 07:38 PM
Got a Corporate Alliance Droid Tank off Ebay, with two Battlefront battle droids, for $11 including shipping. Decent toy (not toon accurate, of course, but released under CW), didn't realize the side guns don't rotate...kinda weak in that aspect. They should've put foot pegs on the side treads. The working tread in neat. I like the crew compartments. It really should be bigger, but that would've been unlikely. I still think the eyes are goofy, but anyway I wanted one in case I every make a  Battle of Kashyyyk display.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scott on August 3, 2012, 10:39 PM
I was shocked to find Ahsoka, Wolffe and SBD tonight @ Target
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 5, 2012, 07:37 AM
Congrats, bro...that's terrific. I did not think these were still shipping, so hope remains, I guess.

Were they located on the regular action figure aisle or on a dedicated endcap? Was this a Target that had completed their reset?

And what state exactly?

There are no Targets around here where I am on vacation sadly, but maybe I will get lucky on the way home.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 6, 2012, 11:44 AM
I just picked up the Legacy of Terror set 1 of 2 today at Marshalls for $5
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scott on August 7, 2012, 06:48 PM
Congrats, bro...that's terrific. I did not think these were still shipping, so hope remains, I guess.

Were they located on the regular action figure aisle or on a dedicated endcap? Was this a Target that had completed their reset?

And what state exactly?

There are no Targets around here where I am on vacation sadly, but maybe I will get lucky on the way home.
Regular aisle, MN
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on August 15, 2012, 02:57 PM
This morning I picked up two Commander Foxes and a Wolffe from K-Mart, and a second Wolffe and Scuba Ahsoka from Kohls.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 18, 2012, 08:46 PM
Defend Kamino battlepack at TJ Maxx for $13. They are still shipping those 2011 battle packs. Had 2 Geonosis ones, as well. And some more of the AOTC vintage wave.

Marshalls had the Sentinel with Wolverine for $30. If any one is looking for those.

I like how some Ebay sellers want $20 to $30 for Blitz by himself, but you can get  the battle pack for probably that or less than that. I guess they never care if they sell anything or hope a sucker comes along...years later. Me, when I sell stuff I usually want it gone. Same with craigslist. I sold some Monster High dolls my dad got in a  lot at an auction for pretty cheap last Xmas. Maybe too cheap...but they sold and were gone. I had money. All these bozos who never sell their junk because they think its gold....they probably give up and throw it away.

Yard sale finds: Bunch of incomplete junked ships. A CW Jabba with no arms. Homing Spider Droid with no leg tops or weapons. TRU Hailfire with no weapons. TRU Imperial V-Wing with no missiles or wings. Utapau Obi-Wan starfighter with no missiles or canopy...Grievous fighter without...well, you get the idea. I think some kid was told he had to sell his SW stuff and made sure everything was useless!  :P
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 21, 2012, 01:44 PM
Unbelievably, I was able to pick up Scuba Ahsoka, Wolffe, and the training SBD today at lunch thanks to a fellow collector who kindly stashed them for me at a Walmart in the boondocks. Cards are not all minty, so will keep hunting some MOC versions for the collection. But still a huge relief to at least have these things in hand. 

This is not one of the stores that is part of my normal rotation, but I have yet to see signs from any of the other 5 Walmarts I frequent weekly. Still, reason to keep trying.

Kohl's was a bust again today. Wonder if it would help get things moving if I bought up their remaining pegwarmers? Not sure how that store works...seems like they just throw out whatever they have.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 22, 2012, 08:07 AM
Kohl's was a bust again today. Wonder if it would help get things moving if I bought up their remaining pegwarmers? Not sure how that store works...seems like they just throw out whatever they have.

I have often wondered the same thing. The three Kohls that I have checked since the JTA report have all been a bust and it's not like they got stuff in and it flew off the pegs either. In one of the stores they have a lone Movie Heroes Super Battle Droid - and that's it for Star Wars figures, so it's not like that one figure is keeping any more from being brought out. Although space is rather limited for action figures - so it might also be the amount of other lines that may also be preventing figures from being put out, or even shipped to that store, so who knows.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 22, 2012, 08:55 AM
My local Kohl's just re-stocked yesterday with a full case of Clone Wars figures...

Wave 1.  >:(

It figures the one Kohl's that restocks Clone Wars figures and DOESN'T put out Wave 3 is the one near me. I haven't read a single store report anywhere of Kohl's restocking Wave 1 swag. Lucky me.

The best part? They're $14.99.   ::)

It's like that store just took off from a running start and kicked me as hard as they could right in the grapes.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 22, 2012, 11:43 AM
I saw the Scuba Ahsoka wave at Target yesterday I debated back and forth on Scuba Ahsoka but ultimately I put her down because of her price tag and complete lack of articulation.

Read that and take note Hasbro, because that is the way it will be with me from here on out.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on August 22, 2012, 10:04 PM
Too bad that won't stop a myriad of scalpers from scooping it up and selling it for an even more insane price on ebay.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 23, 2012, 09:00 AM
Too bad that won't stop a myriad of scalpers from scooping it up and selling it for an even more insane price on ebay.

That wouldn't be a problem if people would just resist overpaying for figures. There are too many people out there willing to overspend on stuff which creates that sort of secondary surge.

Hasbro could also easily remedy this by going back to selling individually carded figures on their own website.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Spirit of MAC on August 24, 2012, 04:28 AM
Found my first new CW figures in nearly 8 months last week at Target: Aayla, Obi & Rep. Comm. Boss (no Rex).  Saw the same lame Obi-Wan at a couple more Targets after that, so apparently that wave finally hit pretty well that day.  That Aayla's just a repack of the figure from a couple years ago, right?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 24, 2012, 10:05 AM
Yep, Aayla is a straight repack.

I cleared out the last 6 TCW figs from the Walmart near my house in the hopes of a Wave 3 restock, but they are not nearly as reliable as Target with their restocking , so this is a hit or miss proposition. Fingers crossed.

Saw the Class I Wave 2 Revision 1 cases at two different Targets last night. This case assortment does not have the scuba set, but thankfully it does have more of those elusive STAP, Sith Speeder, and Naboo Skiff sets, because those are REALLY hard to find right now.  ::)

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 24, 2012, 02:03 PM
Scored another full set of TCW Wave 3 - Scuba Ahsoka, Wolffe, and the Training SBD - at Walmart over lunch today. Didn't even need an assist this time, I just happened across them while on a whimsical toy run, I almost forgot what that felt like. I consider myself VERY lucky, believe me.

Think I'm good with this wave now. Hope to see Fox and the Dropship sometime soon...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 31, 2012, 02:50 PM
Scored the Training SBD as well as the phase II Commander Fox today.  Who knew K-Mart could be a worthwhile stop?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 31, 2012, 03:43 PM
Scored two each of Scuba Ahsoka, Phase II Wolfe and Training SBD at the Toys R Us near where I work.

So in terms of single carded figures, I just need to find the Phase II Commander Fox and I'm done with carded Clone Wars figures for the year....  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 1, 2012, 08:18 AM
So in terms of single carded figures, I just need to find the Phase II Commander Fox and I'm done with carded Clone Wars figures for the year....  :-\

Me too...seems like store reports of finding him have dropped way off after that initial spurt. Once I find this guy I guess that's it until spring. Gonna be a weird holiday season not looking for toys, other than the Wolfpack gift set.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 1, 2012, 12:08 PM
Me too...seems like store reports of finding him have dropped way off after that initial spurt. Once I find this guy I guess that's it until spring. Gonna be a weird holiday season not looking for toys, other than the Wolfpack gift set.

When it comes to Clone Wars, it's actually quite comical for it to be September 1st and this is all I need:

3x Phase II Commander Fox
3x Return of Darth Maul Battlepack (Target)
3x Wolfpack Gift Set (WalMart)
3x Class I Republic Scout Dropship (this is gonna be the hard one I think)

And that there's nothing else coming for Clone Wars before 2013....
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on September 1, 2012, 02:55 PM
I gotta wonder if we'll ever see the scout dropship, Pete.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 2, 2012, 02:02 PM
The fact they're repainting it for next year tells me no, but that's just my opinion.  I think it's destined to only be overseas or imported by the few willing to pay out for it.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on September 2, 2012, 02:13 PM
The fact they're repainting it for next year tells me no, but that's just my opinion.  I think it's destined to only be overseas or imported by the few willing to pay out for it.

EE has a single case/assortment with the Republic Dropship.  I may just bite the bullet and get that.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 2, 2012, 03:44 PM
What makes you guys think we may not see this? We've only just started getting Wave 2 Revision 1 here, so it seems plausible enough that Wave 3 could make it out between now and the end of the year. At least Walmart isn't canceling that SKU ala the Class II vehicles.

Ugh, I hate the thought of having to overpay for ANOTHER Clone Wars vehicle.

ps - I saw remnants of TCW Wave 3 at another Walmart here Friday night, the lone Training SBD was a giveaway. Fingers crossed the trickle continues.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 2, 2012, 06:31 PM
What makes me think it is they're releasing it in a different color very soon, ala the original deco of the Republic Speeder thing showing up and then coming out in blue with Ani...  I'm not saying it won't show up, but it might not at all or in much quantity, and so Hasbro's aiming that blue one for a reason...

It could come out in heavy numbers at Ross or TJ Maxx too, so who knows.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Rune Haako on September 2, 2012, 08:58 PM
Aayla Secura rerelease at Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on September 4, 2012, 09:42 AM
I was able to find Scuba Ahsoka and Commander Wolffe at Target.  I also picked up a Snow Plo just because I didn't already have it and decided to give it a shot.  Better to have it and not want it than to want it and not have it, I say.  Until Fox shows up in my area, I am all caught up on TCW figures, except for that final dropship that you collectors have been talking about.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on September 4, 2012, 04:23 PM
I just got back from Target, and I saw the Scuba Ahsoka wave again. That's the second time I have seen this wave in one week, and at two different Target stores.  So, start checking regularly, since this may indicate that this wave is about to hit in force. Still no sign of Fox, though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 6, 2012, 07:33 PM
Made the obligatory weekly stop at TJ MAXX and it appears they got in another refresh of TCW battlepacks and deluxe sets. Saw the Freeco/AT-RT/BARC/Separatist Droid Speeder for $9.99 and at least 3 Defend Kamino sets for $12.99 each.

Would love to see some Scout Bombers show up here someday.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 7, 2012, 08:17 PM
Picked up Scuba Ahsoka this afternoon at Kohl's for $14.99. It was "on sale" for 10% off though, so it actually came to around $13.50 plus tax. What a deal!

I have my MOC and opener already, this one is for another local collector. I can officially ignore these going forward...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 8, 2012, 02:03 AM
Nice news on the Deluxes at TJ Maxx, McMetal...  I may stop in this weekend if I have time and see if I can nab another Freeco.

I'd dig a couple of it, and I actually like the sidecar BARC so I may look for another of those too...  I'd love to do a Rebellion-era one like the Alliance up-armor it as some kind of courier vehicle like a German bike in WW2.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 15, 2012, 08:38 AM
if anyone needs a Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon or a Clone Wars Vehicle Super Vulture Droid - amazon.com has them both for sale.  $16.71 for the Cannon and $12.00 for the vulture droid.  both are FSSS eligible.

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Clone-Vehicle-Vulture/dp/B0053O4ZJK/ref=pd_sim_t_4
http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Republic-Mobile-Vehicle/dp/B0051C0X9K/ref=pd_sbs_t_1
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on September 22, 2012, 12:16 PM
Snagged the Maul target set and Villians Snags set at Target for he sale price, and then stumbled onto the Training battle Droid, Wolfe, and Fox, at my local backwoods Walmart when I stopped to get some hairspray for my daughter. The prices were 9.99 a piece so I only picked up the Battle Droid and had to debate about Fox. If I picked him up I would gave felt like a scalper since I already bought one online. These should be hitting in force if this store (that has not restocked since February) has new stuff.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on September 22, 2012, 05:09 PM
Snagged the Maul target set and Villians Snags set at Target for he sale price, and then stumbled onto the Training battle Droid, Wolfe, and Fox, at my local backwoods Walmart when I stopped to get some hairspray for my daughter. The prices were 9.99 a piece so I only picked up the Battle Droid and had to debate about Fox. If I picked him up I would gave felt like a scalper since I already bought one online. These should be hitting in force if this store (that has not restocked since February) has new stuff.

Well, you can always go back to the store and pick one up for a fellow collector, who can pay really quickly via paypal.  (Hint, hint).   ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 24, 2012, 04:23 PM
Was lucky enough to score a lone CW18 Commander Fox this morning at my local WalMart.

So, while I would definitely like to find two more to open, if I never find this figure again, I will be okay with it since the carded Clone Wars collection for 2012 is now complete.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 26, 2012, 10:20 AM
Ok, this doesn't really count, but I'll post it anyway: another local collector here found Commander Fox at TRU today and was able to score me two for my collection, plus the re-painted/slightly tweaked Rex I keep reading about over at RS. (For the record, I see NO difference between Wave 3 Rex and Wave 4 Rex but some people swear that Hasbro tweaked the helmet apps/weathering so I am going to have to inspect up close to confirm)

He mentioned they also got in the speeder bikes (FINALLY) but no other new Clone Wars stuff.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 26, 2012, 09:42 PM
A happy and unexpected follow-up report...I found a complete set of TCW Wave 4 at a Walmart on my way home from work today! This place has been dead so long I wasn't even going to stop but man, I'm glad I did. When it rains, it pours I guess.

Thanks to Hasbro wisely doubling up on Fox in the new case assortment, I was able to snag one MOC and for openers, so I am officially done with carded Clone Wars figures for 2012.

And it's not even October yet.  :(

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on October 2, 2012, 07:45 AM
From Walmart:

Commander Fox (x2)
Commander Wolffe
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 6, 2012, 08:41 AM
So...pretty momentous night last night. Thanks to a tip from another local collector, I was able to snag the elusive Republic Dropship Class I set from a local Target last night. Even better, it was a cherry mint package too, so this one is a definite keeper. I still wouldn't mind having an extra for openers, but I'm not going to kill myself looking for it.

This is pretty noteworthy for me because this was literally the last toy I was looking for in a brick and mortar store this year. The only other thing coming out Clone Wars-wise is the Wolf Pack gift set, and since that is online only there is really no reason for me to set foot in another TRU, Walmart, Target, or Kmart for the remainder of 2012. Yay!

That said, it is a hard habit to break, so I am sure I will keep up the occasional runs - we do have a new TRU opening next week - but the sense of urgency is definitely gone now. Big sigh of relief.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on October 7, 2012, 02:56 PM
Found another Dropship today.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 7, 2012, 03:18 PM
Must be nice...  I've just got 4 Maul speeders and 4 STAPS staring at me at any given Target and no room for new.

KM it's mostly the same though a little more room.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jayson on October 7, 2012, 03:51 PM
Found that one at a walmart which is usually a total dump.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 7, 2012, 03:54 PM
Ugh, my WM's deluxes all have dust on them.  THey're hopeless too.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 8, 2012, 09:00 AM
Must be nice...  I've just got 4 Maul speeders and 4 STAPS staring at me at any given Target and no room for new.

FYI, as posted in the other thread, what they have on the shelves currently may well be irrelevant, most stores seem to be stocking the newest wave regardless of what is already out there. At least at Target.

So if you have stores, like we do around here, that have been sitting on the same three stinkers for months now, it's still worth a stop to check. At least in theory.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 9, 2012, 02:20 PM
Courtesy of the TRU BOGO sale they're running - I picked up two more Commander Fox figures for $5 each which means I am now done with single-carded Clone Wars for the rest of the year.

Now I just need to receive my pre-order of the Wolf Pack gift set and somehow find AT LEAST two of the Dropship Class I vehicle.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 11, 2012, 10:26 AM
what pack was this guy from?  http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-Star-Wars-The-Clone-Wars-Clone-Trooper-loose-/390480565894?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item5aea749686

plus the seller has it listed wrong.  In the listing above he says you get "5x" but clearly he meant "1" because he has other auctions of the same figure for "5x" and has the correct picture and I am guessing the correct price.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on October 11, 2012, 10:33 AM
what pack was this guy from?  http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-Star-Wars-The-Clone-Wars-Clone-Trooper-loose-/390480565894?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item5aea749686

plus the seller has it listed wrong.  In the listing above he says you get "5x" but clearly he meant "1" because he has other auctions of the same figure for "5x" and has the correct picture and I am guessing the correct price.



It looks like Clone Trooper Echo, but without the blue hand stamp on his armor.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 11, 2012, 09:46 PM
what pack was this guy from?  http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-Star-Wars-The-Clone-Wars-Clone-Trooper-loose-/390480565894?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item5aea749686

plus the seller has it listed wrong.  In the listing above he says you get "5x" but clearly he meant "1" because he has other auctions of the same figure for "5x" and has the correct picture and I am guessing the correct price.

Yeah, it looks to be an unpainted Echo. Interesting that they included the red eye deco on this version though. As opposed to the similar lot listed here, which actually is a five-pack:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5X-Pcs-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Clone-Trooper-Soldier-3-75-Figure-Removable-Helmet-/160699960471?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item256a76cc97

I need to go back and check that BP, but I may pick one of those guys up, thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 12, 2012, 08:18 PM
Picked up my second Republic Dropship at a far flung Target today over lunch. That officially wraps up 2012 for me until the WolfPack Gift Set comes out. Seeing as how that is an online only exclusive though, I foresee a precipitous drop-off in my travels to Target, Kmart, TRU and Walmart the next few months.

Perfect timing with the coming holiday craziness. And yet sort of bizarre with the show just recently coming back, etc. Would have been nice if there would have been something they could have sprung on us for the last few months of the year.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on October 13, 2012, 07:38 AM
I found the Dropship at Target this week.  And just like you guys, I am now done with TCW until the Wolffe pack is available online.  Kinda sad, seeing how there is such little support from Hasbro for this show. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 13, 2012, 11:36 AM
Anyone army building training Super Battle driods droids?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-Star-Wars-2012-SUPER-BATTLE-DRIOD-TRAINING-DROID-LOOSE-/271078098011?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item3f1d83845b (http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-Star-Wars-2012-SUPER-BATTLE-DRIOD-TRAINING-DROID-LOOSE-/271078098011?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item3f1d83845b)

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 15, 2012, 10:19 PM
Posted this over in the vintage sales thread, but Target had some deals too good to pass up tonight. I stopped by to get a price adjustment on the two Dropships I purchased in the past 2 weeks, and while I was there ended up getting a third Dropship as well as another Darth Maul Returns BP which was on sale for $17.99. Even better, with the BOGO 50% off deal, the total only came to about $26. Can't beat that with a stick.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 15, 2012, 11:27 PM
 >:(

Alright I'm officially asking that if anyone finds another Dropship when they're out and about, and even wants the pilot themselves, I'd be interested.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on October 16, 2012, 03:53 PM
>:(

Alright I'm officially asking that if anyone finds another Dropship when they're out and about, and even wants the pilot themselves, I'd be interested.

I don't want the ship.  Is that what you're after?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 16, 2012, 05:57 PM
Yup I really just want the little dropship...  I don't collect animated figures of humans (clones included) so I'd be into it if all you want is the pilot guy.  I think he has a unique helmet or something, no?  I can't recall now.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 16, 2012, 09:38 PM
Yup I really just want the little dropship...  I don't collect animated figures of humans (clones included) so I'd be into it if all you want is the pilot guy.  I think he has a unique helmet or something, no?  I can't recall now.

He's all new top to bottom, actually. It's quite diminutive compared to single carded Oddball or the Republic Attack Shuttle pack-in figure.

That's the trick really - finding another figure who can actually fit into that cramped little cockpit. Unless you just want to display it unmanned.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: TheSon on October 25, 2012, 08:04 PM
Picked up another Kamino Training SBD today at Wal-mart. Now I have enough to display if they ever release the other 3 members of domino squad.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on October 25, 2012, 09:24 PM
If anybody has an extra Republic Dropship pilot to trade, hit me up.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 26, 2012, 09:13 AM
If anybody has an extra Republic Dropship pilot to trade, hit me up.

What do you have to trade?

PM me and LMK, I may be able to help you out...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 26, 2012, 05:40 PM
Someone at Rebelscum in Northwestern Ohio found these at Marcs, "a local discount chain".... Canadian packaged Shadows of the Darkside clone wars releases. Glued together.

(http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af144/BIGJIM311/Photo0168.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 27, 2012, 08:13 AM
Yeah, these were the same pairings that were showing up a few months ago at Tuesday mornings up in the northern states near Canada. I would love to get my hands on some of these but we don't have Marc's here so fingers crossed they show up elsewhere.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on October 27, 2012, 03:50 PM
I picked up a Mando Transport/Anakin JSF combo pack from TRU this afternoon. It was nice to get a Mando Transport to open.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 2, 2012, 04:48 PM
I picked up a Mando Transport/Anakin JSF combo pack from TRU this afternoon. It was nice to get a Mando Transport to open.

I saw what looked like to be one combo pack that had been separated at my local TRU.  It was a Kit Fisto fighter (wasn't that a WM exclusive?) and I think Anakin's SF.  Anyway, they were separated (signs where tape was ripped and one had a sticker over the bar code) and no signs of anymore anywhere else.

Then I went to Target and found a Republic Attack Dropship, so that was nice.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on November 3, 2012, 07:35 PM
Aww...crud. I forgot to even look for those today. Maybe they didn't have them.

I saw Republic Scout Speeders at Marshalls for $10. Anyone still looking for those? (no, no y-wing scout bombers).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darby on November 4, 2012, 04:45 PM
Found the Drop Ship at Target. This is one my favorite mini rigs ever. Too bad it's not plentiful because I'd buy another for sure.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 7, 2012, 01:25 PM
Birthday score! (well, close enough anyway)

Our new TRU got in case of the Class II Special Value packs, and sure enough, the Mando shuttle was one of them!  ;D

Even better, the box is dead mint, even better than the one I got way back. I'm going to have to do some careful surgery tonight to extract it from the tape/shrinkwrap/etc though.

No idea what I'm going to do with the Anakin JSF. All I need now is the Wolf Pack gift set in a minty box and I can call it a year...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 7, 2012, 05:47 PM
I picked up a Mando Transport/Anakin JSF combo pack from TRU this afternoon. It was nice to get a Mando Transport to open.

I saw what looked like to be one combo pack that had been separated at my local TRU.  It was a Kit Fisto fighter (wasn't that a WM exclusive?) and I think Anakin's SF.  Anyway, they were separated (signs where tape was ripped and one had a sticker over the bar code) and no signs of anymore anywhere else.

Then I went to Target and found a Republic Attack Dropship, so that was nice.

I went back today and saw the same separated 2 pack on the shelf I saw last time.  This time I called an employee to scan the shelf tag, he did, said there was more in the back, I made my request for one of the combo packs with this ship, and he brought one out to me.  Anakin JSF/Mando combo

bada-bing bada-boom
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 10, 2012, 12:38 PM
Woohoo! Scored the Class I Republic Drop Ship this morning at my local Target!

Finally have one of these in the collection! I'd like to get two more to open, but if I have to, I'll keep an eye for this thing's price to drop after the blue version comes out next year...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 10, 2012, 10:48 PM
Picked up a loose Bossk on eBay tonight from the Boba Fett UBP. Will look great in my display case with the other bounty hunter scum.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Ben on November 13, 2012, 11:24 AM
Picked up Scubahsoka, Obi-Wan, and Rex at my local Target. I was shocked, since they haven't restocked anything since February.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 26, 2012, 11:32 PM
Got my four Republic Attack Dropships from Target & my three 104th Battalion "Wolf Pack" Clone Troopers gift sets from HTS today.

And with that, I am officially closing the book on the Clone Wars collection for 2012.

All I need now is to snag two Vintage Endor AT-ATs from Toys R Us and I'm done for the year  ;D

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 26, 2012, 06:33 PM
End of year clearances have begun! Picked up a Walmart 8-pack for $12.50 and a darth maul bp for $9.98...good stuff.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 27, 2012, 02:57 PM
Walmart clearance rocks...I got a brand new Dropship Class I set for $8! And at this location I even found one of the 2012 8-packs with Wolffe/Rex/Boss, etc. So I picked up that for $12.50 as well. Good times!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Dan on December 27, 2012, 07:58 PM
I found a few of those clone sets at $12.50 each as well. For $1.50 a figure, you just can't go wrong.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 28, 2012, 10:23 PM
I finally got around to picking up the "Blue Gun" IG-86 variant MOC off eBay. It took me awhile to dig out my original one to see which I had. Luckily I have plenty of time for little projects like this with the line on hiatus right now. Woot!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 17, 2013, 05:18 PM
Picked up a few odds and ends at the discount chains this week...a Brain Invaders 2-pack for $5.99 @ TJ Maxx and a Republic Troopers BP for $10.99 @ Ross. ("Dress for Less...Success")

Have seen some other TPM wave stuff showing up too, Class I, BP's and such, hoping I see some Dropships, Scuba Sets, etc there soon. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 19, 2013, 09:05 PM
Picked up the Darth Maul Returns pack for under $10 at Target. One store sold out of them, the other had 3 left...not gonna make it to 75% off. I don't regret getting it sooner, it's an okay pack but every reason i passed it by was valid. Maul's less than stellar upper body articulation is irritating. I keep wanting to turn him at the waist and the wrists. Opress's lack of ankles hurts, too.

Night Sister is good for what she is.

It's telling how less popular the show is that these hit 50% off. One out of town Target I went to last weekend had nearly a dozen left.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 19, 2013, 09:48 PM
I am holding fast on waiting for 70% off or better on those before I load up. There is a Target near me that has easily 20 of these BP's at least. They do not seem to be moving either, just have to bide my time.

And I did buy two already at more or less regular price, so no guilty feelings about not supporting the line and all.  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 20, 2013, 08:44 PM
Yoda-packaged Wave 1 has been found in the Philippines.

No photos yet. Battle Pack Maul  is in the wave. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 23, 2013, 09:00 AM
Forgot to mention I picked up what was apparently the last Legacy of Terror 2-pack that was hanging around at Marshall's. Think I paid $3 on deep clearance. Nice!

Still waiting on Maul packs to hit that 70% off sweet spot...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 23, 2013, 01:52 PM
One of the best things in January is playing the Target clearance game.  "How long will this last, and how far will it go down?"  I have spent a TON at Target in the past week or two.  I have toys for my son all the way through next Christmas.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on January 23, 2013, 04:38 PM
I nabbed a CW Anakin at Target the other day for $2.50.  Hard for me to resist those $2-3 figures even if I have no use for them.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 26, 2013, 06:50 PM
Forgot to mention I picked up what was apparently the last Legacy of Terror 2-pack that was hanging around at Marshall's. Think I paid $3 on deep clearance. Nice!

...

I found a  Brain Invaders one for that $3 price today.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 1, 2013, 09:30 AM
My patience finally paid off...the Darth Maul Returns BP's have officially hit 70% at seemingly all the Targets around here. I bought four more yesterday @ $5.98 a pop, which cleaned out most of the stores around here that only had 1 left, but there is still one store I know with a good 15-20 of these at least. I'm seriously considering buying all of them. It's a great set, and $2 a figure is sort of my "all-in" threshold. These would make for some nice customizing fodder, considering we may never get a proper Mother Talzin, Nightsister, Spider-Legs Maul, one-armed Oppress with 2 trimmed horns, Maul with Mando-robo-legs, etc etc.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 2, 2013, 09:15 AM
Ugh...I bought nine more Maul Bp's last night @ $6 a pop, I really should seek help.

All this talk about the death of the line is creating a hoarding impulse I think. Not to mention it's just a great BP that's hard to resist at that awesome price.

Was hoping to customize some Talzins into generic nightsisters but that looks like it is going to be too hard.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 11, 2013, 12:34 PM
I snagged a Republic Assault Submarine Class I set at Ross this morning for $8.  ;D

Ever since I saw a similar report over at JTA, I have been stalking these, and it finally paid off.

Oddly, it was there all by itself, no other Class I sets anywhere to be found.

I stopped by 2 other Ross' while I was out but they had nothing, so pretty hit or miss I guess.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 13, 2013, 04:13 PM
Good toy karma at Ross this week...today I picked up the TCW Attack Recon Fighter Class I set. There was no price tag on it, so I figured I would take my chances and when the girl looked it up at the register, she came back with $4.99. Hell yes! I am pretty sure this was supposed to be $7.99 like the Sub set I picked up earlier in the week but who am I to argue?

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 20, 2013, 08:25 PM
I got the Sub set today at Marshalls for $10
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 20, 2013, 09:46 PM
I got the Sub set today at Marshalls for $10

Nice! I just got back from there with another one too, same price.

It's only a matter of time before I won't be able to buy Clone Wars toys from an actual store, so I'm trying to relish it while I can.

Been looking for some more Commander Foxes, who is supposedly showing up at some Walmarts again, but so far zippo.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 20, 2013, 10:59 PM
Gonna have to watch Marshall's more...  I would dig more Subs for customs.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 2, 2013, 10:05 PM
Took advantage of the TRU $4.99 TCW + BOGOHO sale to snag another Commander Cody and Aqua Droid for $3.75 each, not too shabby. I needed Cody for a custom project and the Aqua Droid is just about my favorite figure ever from this line, so no problems army building that guy.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 11, 2013, 09:37 PM
Stopped by TRU today for no apparent reason, and was shocked to find a Commander Fox on the pegs. This is only the third time I have seen him in a store, and the only time outside of Walmart. For $5 this was a no-brainer. This store generally restocks on Saturdays, so I tend not to expect much as I do most of my toy hunting Mon-Fri. Glad I made the time to stop.

Noticed new Clone Wars figures on the pegs at 3 separate Targets today too, and they all appeared to be the same assortment. But not one of the waves from last year. (EX: Rex and Obi, but no Boss, Aayla, etc) Wondering if these are those retread cases we heard about recently starting to hit....
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 22, 2013, 11:39 AM
Got my case of CW 2013 Wave 1 from Toy Palace yesterday.

Glad to have the Anakin, Obi-Wan and Rex to open and a complete set of 9 to keep MOC.

Would love to get at least one of the 501st Troopers and the CW-BAD R2 to open, but I just don't see that happening at $40/figure and $30/figure respectively.

Sad way for the Clone Wars line to end.

Edit: Pulled the trigger on one each of the 501st Trooper, R2-D2 and Battledroid figures via a Canadian seller on Amazon - at least now I'll have one of each of those open. I'm okay with not having one of each of Savage, Maul and Cody to open since I'm pretty sure those three are straight-up re-releases.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 22, 2013, 08:53 PM

Edit: Pulled the trigger on one each of the 501st Trooper, R2-D2 and Battledroid figures via a Canadian seller on Amazon - at least now I'll have one of each of those open. I'm okay with not having one of each of Savage, Maul and Cody to open since I'm pretty sure those three are straight-up re-releases.

Cody is actually a little different. The paint apps have been tweaked from the original release. It's not terribly noticeable, but it's different. If you hold the two up side to side it becomes more apparent.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 24, 2013, 02:38 PM
I've picked up all the Class II sets but the droid thing...  These aren't their best designs n if things were to continue this way I wouldn't miss this assortment either.  I got most of them with $5 gift cards at Kmart so the price didn't sting as much.  The dropship is nice, the atrts deco is dismal, and Yoda I actually liked more than I thought but not without flaws.  Hate the throw away figures because they're really lame but whatever.

The dropship even as a repaint is the winner to me.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 28, 2013, 10:34 AM
Got my 2013 Clone Wars figures I picked up from Amazon - so while I can appreciate slight paint differences with the Cody figure, I'm going to go ahead and consider myself "done" with the animated Clone Wars line short of being able to score more of the Jet Pack 501st Clone Troopers or Battledroids with the extra arm articulation at a more reasonable price.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 28, 2013, 11:15 PM
LMK if you find any cheap jetpack troopers Pete, I would like 1 for openers myself if the price is right.

I picked up the original TCW Dropship Class I set today at Marshall's for $10. I was pretty suprised to see that because A) it seemed like SW stuff has been drying up at discount retailers lately and B) I never heard of this particular set being found anyplace like that before. So I was glad to pick that up on the cheap.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 29, 2013, 11:43 AM
LMK if you find any cheap jetpack troopers Pete, I would like 1 for openers myself if the price is right.

Of course. I'm hoping there might be an online or store exclusive where they'll have a set of the updated Rex and three of these 501st Jetpack Clones.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 13, 2013, 10:18 PM
Today I finally picked up the Warriors and Droids Euro-exclusive Warriors and Droids multipack. It was a pretty penny but what I considered to be one of the very, very few remaining "gaps" in my collection. (The only other one now is the English language version of the Special Value 3-pack with Grievous, Obi-Wan and Cody)

The Warriors and Droids multipack is all repacks of single carded figures, very similar to the Legends of the Clone Wars multipack, but a cool offbeat novelty nonetheless, IMO.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 17, 2013, 09:26 AM
Saw a bunch of Walmart DVD 2-packs at Tuesday Morning yesterday, but they were all the Ahsoka/Clone sets. None with Obi-Wan. Weird. Still $7.99.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 6, 2013, 10:31 PM
Got some MOC and loose figures from a kid selling his stuff at a yard sale. 2008 Rex, Oddball, dirty Clone Trooper and Holo Grievous  moc (some of the carded were creased). Loose Cody, a wingless cancell, incomplete ROTS obi-wan Jedi starfighter and some movie figures.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 7, 2013, 09:46 AM
It's funny, I have been looking all over for secondhand TCW figures for customizing and I can't find any ANYWHERE. Not at Goodwill, not at Salvation Army, not in thrift stores. I literally have no idea what parents do with their kids' toys around here once they have outlived their usefulness. eBay I guess. Hard to find good deals on there though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on May 7, 2013, 10:04 AM
It's funny, I have been looking all over for secondhand TCW figures for customizing and I can't find any ANYWHERE.

Sending you a PM.  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 7, 2013, 01:36 PM
I don't have luck finding SW stuff at Goodwill or Yardsales either...  I dream of that same dream, but no luck for me.  I think it's more miss than hit generally.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 7, 2013, 04:15 PM
I don't have luck finding SW stuff at Goodwill or Yardsales either...  I dream of that same dream, but no luck for me.  I think it's more miss than hit generally.

Lot more miss than hit, and if there's a  craigslist garage sale ad that mention Star Wars product specifically, you better be the first person there! 

Some summer weekends I could hit 30+ sales and not find anything toy wise worthwhile.

Just buying some junk lots off ebay would be more economical, given the cost of gasoline (as well as the hours of your weekend wasted looking at ceramic frogs, holiday decorations, fast food toys, romance novels, religious materials, VCR tapes and all the other dreck that is commonly found at yard sales).

But then  I wouldn't have my sub-collection of incomplete ROTS Jedi starfighters and handless action figures!  :P
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 7, 2013, 09:32 PM
It's like tools...  if tools are mentioned you'd better get your ass up early.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on May 8, 2013, 01:46 PM
No joke, the ceramic frogs line made me literally LOL at my desk.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 15, 2013, 04:16 PM
I came across some random SOTDS Clone Wars figures at Tuesday Morning over lunch. Real dogs though - all Obi-Wans and ARF Troopers. $6.99 each. Pass. I'd love to find a SOTDS Ventress though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 16, 2013, 11:26 PM
An ebay seller in China has lots of 100 clone blasters for $9.99 with free shipping. Mix of CW (i think) and older movie style, who knows what you'd get of each? 50-50?

I'm debating getting some, just because I pick up used figures sans accessories.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 24, 2013, 10:50 PM
Picked up another Commander Fox from TRU today, for no particular reason. They're literally the only place here still stocking new Clone Wars figures. I guess I just missed buying something.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 19, 2013, 09:29 PM
Grabbed a 2010 SOTDS Cody (CW03) off eBay after reading the JTA blurb about it being a unique paint job, and referencing this in Sansweet's book. Pretty sure I had passed this up back in the day as a simple repaint but it does appear to be just different enough, well you know.

Gotta dig those old figures out now and re-file this one, not looking forward to that.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on June 21, 2013, 05:53 PM
Scored me a Retail Droid at a garage sale for a quarter (oddly the only SW figure they had).  8)  My second Retail Droid this season, also got another one for around a quarter (bought with a mix of other loose figures, including a vintage collection Bespin Luke). I guess most folks don't recognize it as a Star Wars item.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 21, 2013, 06:56 PM
I never got one of those and kinda regretted it.  Good scores
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 6, 2013, 05:13 PM
Yard sale/Thrift store finds:

Cade Bane, first release no accessories

Droid Fighter, missing missiles and half the wings. I had to search to even get 2 out of the 4 wing parts. This thrift's stores toy section has been a mess. I rarely go there, out of my way most of the time (they have a closer location that is actually more digusting). Paid like a $1 and some change for it.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 8, 2013, 01:59 AM
For a fodder droid fighter in pieces, totally worth it.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 13, 2013, 04:13 PM
Clone Wars Turbo Tank, missing one door, all missiles, the interior control stations, the side lasers and the speeder bike...$10.  I could tell it was missing the door, and looked for it. The garage sale people said it was lost. I didn't check inside the tank until I got home. The driver was there!  8)

It's gonna be hard to top that find.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 13, 2013, 07:17 PM
I got the Tank at a garage sale for $1 a month ago but it is missing many of the detachable parts.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 14, 2013, 05:19 PM
Would love that kind of find.  Have a great idea for customs of that vehicle but out garage sales eat it apparently.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 19, 2013, 01:37 PM
One of the local Targets finally went to 50% clearance on Clone Wars figures, so I started things off by grabbing the last Chewbacca and Phase I Clone Troopers they had.

$4.98 a pop is not terribly cheap, but enough to entice me to pick up some of the better figures. If they get down to 2-3 bucks I will probably grab all I see for cheap fodder.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2013, 07:19 PM
Nabbed a cheap Yularren for the table.  Love the table.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 3, 2013, 09:15 PM
The local Walmart had Clone Wars figures marked down to $7 each. I was briefly tempted as they had a pretty good selection, even a Training SBD, but ultimately I passed at that price. If they get to $5 or less I may load up on a few Phase II clones for customizing fodder.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 4, 2013, 10:55 AM
Think they overproduced Obi-Wan?

Lot of 50 CW Obi-Wan figures (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-50-STAR-WARS-Obi-Wan-Kenobi-action-Figures-2010-L24-/390637082226?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5af3c8d672)

On a related note, I bought some of those lots of 100 clone blasters to arm my accessory-less loose figures. They arrived today. There's the older movie version and the CW version. Both styles are made from very hard plastic. Like harder than 80's Kenner accessories. And they seem a tad rough in detail, feel more like bootlegs than product overruns/leftovers/rejects.  (Too bad they didn't copy stormtrooper blasters) The plastic is kind of glossy, which I don't care for. Overall, feel like something you'd find in a dollar store  toy set.

I wouldn't buy them again.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 8, 2013, 09:11 AM
Made my first only voluntary CW purchase for the CW figure. Cade Bane, on clearance at Target. Cool character.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 8, 2013, 11:00 AM
Yeah, these disappeared quickly on clearance. Was hoping a few would linger and get down to less than $5, but that seems unlikely. I'll miss seeing those guys on the pegs, well, not Mace or Anakin.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 8, 2013, 11:33 AM
That's all that was left at one Target, Mace and Anakin. Don't have either figure and even at $5, I still don't care.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 8, 2013, 03:33 PM
My Target has Plo Koon, Aqua Droid, and someone else, and some Legends...  Forget the 3rd figure.  Tons except for the Aqua Droid, thye only had one of those.

Pegs were pretty busy there though.  Nothing new was out at all.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 16, 2013, 08:33 PM
Picked up a loose commando droid (not the blue one), along with a loose SOTDS Cody and a carded SOTDS Kit Fisto at a cool secondhand toy store at the beach today. Paid around $13 for the lot. Plan to use the Fisto and Cody for some nifty customs.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 17, 2013, 05:48 PM
Still got some Anakins and Windus at the closest Target near me, but some are marked $6.98 and a few $4.98...none of them show up on scanners. I'd get them for 70% off, but that's not gonna be an option, it seems, unless they manually mark them such.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 20, 2013, 09:09 PM
For some reason the remaining Clone Wars figures at my local Walmart went from $5 on clearance to $7 since I got back from vacation. Weird.

Would still like to pick up a few generic clones, but not at that price.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 22, 2013, 08:55 AM
I snagged a bunch of loose TCW figures off eBay last night for kicks, I was not buying doubles early on to open so I wanted a few for display purposes. I got the 2 Jawas, Kit Fisto w/Jetpack, Space Suit Obi-Wan, and that weird battle droid with the black highlights and BFG, all for about $15 shipped.

I guess some folks are starting to dump their collections because prices have come down a lot and there is a good selection out there.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 22, 2013, 04:17 PM
That's a firefighter droid if I'm not mistaken?  Or from the early Malevolence episodes where they were ripping escape pods open?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 22, 2013, 09:11 PM
That's a firefighter droid if I'm not mistaken?  Or from the early Malevolence episodes where they were ripping escape pods open?

Close, not the Firefighter Droid though, it is actually the "Rocket Battle Droid". I'd totally forgotten about that guy.

My total actually came to $10.55 with the combined shipping, so better than expected.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 26, 2013, 09:27 AM
Got the anti-Hailfire droid battle pack figures loose, missing some accessories, at a garage sale. Guns are no big deal, but the missing clone helmet sucks.  Though, I shouldn't complain at about 25 cents a figures.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 26, 2013, 10:54 AM
That's awesome, I never seen Clone Wars stuff for sale at yard sales around here. Nor at Goodwill, Salvation Army or any place like that. I honestly don't know what becomes of the Clone Wars toys in this area that kids outgrow.

Not exactly relevent to this line, but there were some great auctions up for Tartkovsky Clone Wars prototypes last week on eBay. I bought two of them - Dooku and Battle Damaged Anakin. I have a swell little collection of Clone Wars prototypes going now, my favorite thing since the recent line ended.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 31, 2013, 09:57 PM
I picked up a Training SBD and another Phase II Clone Trooper on clearance at Walmart last night. The SBD was pretty much the most interesting Clone Wars figure left on the pegs anywhere around this area. Everything else is just a sea of Anakins, Maces, and Sno Koons. This one Walmart did have a couple more Phase II clones left, would like them all if the price drops to $5 or less. Great customizing fodder.

It will not be long until there are no more Clone Wars toys left to buy in a store period. That will be a sad day.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 31, 2013, 11:27 PM
Went to Wal-Mart today for the first time in months, the movie heroes and clone wars figures wouldn't scan at all "please see associate".
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 1, 2013, 06:04 PM
Scan at mine but that's usually a store by store thing due to their inventory style...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 2, 2013, 05:43 PM
Our Walmart Clone Wars figures just dropped to $5, so I am planning to pick up everything I can now. I also found a very random MISB Obi-Wan Starfighter for $10 so that came home with me immediately. Good times.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 4, 2013, 04:09 PM
Picked up a $5 Aqua Droid today at lunch courtesy of Walmart, looking forward to grabbing some more tonight at the one closer to home.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 5, 2013, 09:14 AM
Snagged 2 more Phase II clones last night at Walmart for $10. One of these guys is getting repainted as a Shock Trooper.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 7, 2013, 04:08 PM
Rummage sale Obi-Wan's starfighter for under a $1, but it's missing everything, even the rubber nose cone.

Homing Spider Droid, missing the weapons and leg tops for $1 more or less.

My SW junkyard grows...

Today I reminded, there's two types of garage/yard sale people I hate.

1. the bins of toy junk, you have to dig through to find anything, and when you have a pile (which contains figures missing limbs and stuff the seller has no idea what is) and ask how much they say something unreasonable, you counter offer (generously considering its incomplete and broken toys) and they won't barter.  BUT THE CRAP WASN'T EVEN WORTH THEIR TIME TO SORT OUT in any reasonable manner. Keep it.

2. Boxes of junk/parts, ask how much..."let me get my son"....*waits*   and we get typical teenager "large ones 50 cents and whatever..."

No. No "whatevers"...this stuff is debris to you. You should be encouraging me to take it away. But teens don't give damn why should I. Keep it.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 8, 2013, 04:50 PM
I work a lot on weekends anymore picking up extra time but these stories make me wish I could hit these sales. :(

I I never find anything at good prices but I'd buy junk like tht in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 20, 2013, 09:01 AM
While scouring Walgreens for Walking Dead figures yesterday, I happened across an IG-86 on the pegs in its original clone helmet card. Man, those was a long time ago! It was on sale for $7 I believe but I'm pretty sure I could find one on eBay cheaper than that.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 28, 2013, 04:38 PM
I liberated a lone Mace Windu from my local Walmart last night for $3.50. Apparently clerance price varies by store because the next two I checked had TCW stragglers for $5 and $7 respectively.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 2, 2013, 09:54 PM
I picked up the AT-RT/Tactical Droid Deluxe set today at Marshall's for an eye-popping $7. Hell yeah! Oddly enough, they had another one two shelves above it for the regular price of $12.99.

ps - sad to see this forum relegated to oblivion, but understandable...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 5, 2013, 12:55 PM
ebay seller sinodolls has the Riot Control Clone for $8.99 with accessories, but his shield is unpainted.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 12, 2013, 06:26 PM
Saw the Commander Fox wave at Five Below.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 12, 2013, 10:03 PM
Saw the Commander Fox wave at Five Below.

Dang, that's awesome! The local 5 Below near us is closed for renovations, but I may have to check out the store across town.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: bobafett14 on October 14, 2013, 01:09 PM
My 5 Below in the waterworks/Fox Chapel plaza (pittsburgh) has both the Commander Fox wave and the Malgus wave.  Picked up all but Malgus (gone).

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 14, 2013, 03:55 PM
Our 5 Below re-opens this Friday, when I'll be at Disney World, dang.

I did see a lone Anakin from the Fox wave at the store across town yesterday.

I also saw a few more recent figures popped up at Tuesday Morning today - Aqua Droid, Shirtless Savage, Phase II Clone etc. Still $6.99 each.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 14, 2013, 11:55 PM
Very limited (1-2 cases of anything) but I too saw some "new" stuff at the other local one for you Bob.

Got an INC, and a couple Legends 2012 figs I skipped, and a CW Yoda just for the cape more or less.  Shameless but for $5 out the door, fine.

Looked to be two cases of Wave 2 TVC...  only one case of Legends and Clone Wars on pegs though if my eyes weren't deceiving me.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 22, 2013, 10:21 PM
I ran by our newly renovated 5 Below last night and picked up Commander Fox, Rex, and a Phase II Clone for $5 a pop. Did not see any new vintage stuff though.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 25, 2013, 10:21 AM
Snagged Chewbacca for $5 at 5 Below, that was the last halfway interesting figure they had.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 5, 2013, 01:42 PM
Stop the presses!  :P

I came across some interesting finds at Marshall's today. Apparently they are getting back in Clone Wars Class II vehicles again now. I saw and purchased Anakin's Jedi Starfighter, Kit Fisto's Jedi Starfighter, and the Republic Artillery Cannon for $14.99 each. All were cherry boxes in the SOTDS packaging. This was very suprising to me as I'd thought we seen the last of these.

I checked 3 different Marshall's stores at lunch too. The first had the Cannon and Anakin's JSF, the second also had the Cannon plus Kit Fisto's JSF, and the third had nothing but green Yoda packaged stuff.

I wouldn't mind seeing the Swamp Speeder again for sure, or the Jedi Turbo Speeder, or even the Mandalorian Assault Shuttle. There could be some cool stuff showing up out there...curious to hear what other find.

ps - you heard it here first, this will be breaking news on some other site's front page in another week or two I predict.  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 5, 2013, 02:11 PM
lol @ the bottom line.

That is news...  Never heard of the Cannon Wave of Class II's hitting there.  I will pop in this weekend perhaps.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on November 6, 2013, 08:54 AM
Cool news, I too thought those 2011 vehicles were finished after TRU's two-packs last year. Guess not. Time to hit some discount stores!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 6, 2013, 03:41 PM
I'd like another cannon though its kind of tiny.  I would like to put some blast armor on it to change up its look and make it into an anti-armor gun rather than a longer range gun...  Get it out of looking like its just a tiny version of the big cannon.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 13, 2013, 09:59 PM
The 5 Below near me must have just restocked with more Clone Wars figures, I saw a sea of Anakins, Yodas, and Phase I clones on the pegs today after work. Even better though, I found a Clone Commando Boss, plus another Fox. I bought those on the spot. Nothing else interesting to note.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 15, 2013, 02:47 PM
I picked up a second Artillery Cannon from Marshall's for $15. I saw they also had 3 Republic Troopers battlepacks for $12.99 each. I'd pick that up on clearance maybe, but not at that price.

Doesn't look like either of the stores I checked had re-stocked on Class II stuff since they first hit.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 15, 2013, 03:57 PM
Love a 2nd cannon but its tough to even make the effort to go to the store.  Which republic troops pack?  I wish I could find some of those ones with the arc trooper.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 15, 2013, 10:13 PM
It's the one with the Bomb Squad Trooper, Hardcase and Cadet Cutup. It's not a bad set at all, but I already have an extra laying around in my customize/swap/sell pile which I'm pretty sure I got months ago for something like $5 or $6.

I saw another 2 sets at a different Marshall's after work, so they must be shipping again. No other battlepacks in sight, just that one.

I also saw some more Class II stuff - Anakin, Obi Wan and Kit Fisto's JSF, nothing different.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on November 16, 2013, 11:28 PM
After quite some time of not caring about not having a Clone Commander Fox figure I saw pictures of it for the first time (I didn't realize I hadn't before) and couldn't help but like the look so I added one to the collection.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 21, 2013, 10:05 AM
Stop the presses!  :P

ps - you heard it here first, this will be breaking news on some other site's front page in another week or two I predict.  ::)

Two weeks...totally called it.  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 24, 2013, 09:41 PM
Nothing really note-worthy, but I have picked up another 6-7 Commander Foxes over the past 3 weeks courtesy of 5 Below. I think I have 10 of them carded now, more than any other figure I own. Probably would make more sense to army build the plain troopers, but I have a soft spot for the last official US released TCW figure, I guess.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 31, 2013, 08:25 PM
Final Clone Wars purchase of 2013...the last AT-RT Class I set I could find at any of the local Targets, for $13.48 on clearance. This is still higher than the ones popping up at Marshall's a few weeks back, but those have since dried up and I feel like I may not get too many more chances at this set. I really wanted the ARF Trooper for a custom piece I have in mind.

It's cool to still see random TCW figures still hanging around town here and there but I'm thinking we won't be seeing them this time next year and that's a little sad. I guess the Rebels figures will be out by then to ease the pain though.  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 3, 2014, 03:08 PM
Picked up Republic Commando Boss and Aayla Secura who mysteriously popped up at the 5 Below across town among the sea of Anakins and Clone Troopers.

Of all those 2012 figures that keep trickling out, the one I have NEVER seen since is Scuba Ahsoka, that had to have been the rarest figure of the whole Maul packaged line. Even Wolffe and Rex I was able to snag extras of later on, but not her.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 3, 2014, 10:53 PM
Had to return some stuff out and about tonight so I stopped by Marshall's and picked up the SOTDS Anakin's JSF for $12 on clearance. It was the last Star Warsy thing they had outside of a lone MTT. I sort of felt sorry for it so I figured I would give it a good home.

I did a quick mental inventory and this was the last Clone Wars Class II vehicle anyplace I know of around town. I also bought the last Clone Wars Class I set around town earlier this week, except for that one solitary AT-RT set I just saw at Tuesday Morning for $15. I'll probably buy that eventually too. They still have a couple of the DVD 2-packs too, for $7.99 each still I believe.

So outside of Tuesday Morning and 5 Below, I don't think there is a single place around here that has any TCW product left on the pegs. I'm seriously doubtful...Rite Aid maybe? Possibly a Kohl's?

Sad days indeed.

Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 17, 2014, 07:17 PM
I bought a couple more phase II clones st 5 Below today, and then swung by Tuesday Morning and picked up the last TCW class I set around these parts, along with a Walmart DVD 2-pack for good measure. Not much clone wars stuff remaining out there...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 29, 2014, 08:46 PM
Snagged a Geonosian Speeder Deluxe Set @ TRU for $9 on clearance. Also picked up a few more Phase II clones at 5 Below, can't have too many of those guys.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 21, 2014, 09:56 AM
Went back to TRU over the weekend and picked up the rest of their Separatist Speeder Deluxe Sets for $6 a pop. No more Clone Wars at that store!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 25, 2014, 01:16 PM
I have pretty much cleared out all of the 5 Belows around here of any interesting TCW figures other than Anakin or Yoda, but I did find a few still on the pegs at Tuesday Morning today for $6.99. Not as great as $5, but I picked up another Phase I Clone Trooper for kicks.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 4, 2014, 07:30 PM
Grabbed a SOTDS Spacesuit Anakin figure for $5 on clearance at Tuesday Morning, along with the last Brain Invaders 2-pack for about $6.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 13, 2014, 09:45 PM
I finally snagged one of the very last remaining gaps in my Clone Wars collection...the Grievous/Cody/Kenobi Special Value 3-pack (English language version). This thing has been a real pain to track down, especially the English language version, but I finally found a UK seller who agreed to ship to the US. I've been looking for this thing for a couple of years now so it's a big relief to finally be able to cross it off my list.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 3, 2014, 08:54 PM
Picked up a nice carded Aqua Droid today at Tuesday Morning for $2.79 + tax.  :)

I guess they are having a big clearance blow-out going on right now, saw some Saga Legends figures for the same price later at the store across town.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 5, 2014, 09:09 PM
Picked up another dirt cheap Aqua Droid at yet another Tuesday Morning yesterday. I counted up and found that I now have 26 "extra" Clone Wars figures I've accumulated over time at bargain basement prices as future customizing fodder. Probably should get around to actually doing something with 'em now I guess!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 1, 2014, 09:14 PM
The 5-Below near me is like an unrepentant crack dealer, they will not stop feeding my jones for cheap Clone Wars figs.

This store restocked AGAIN this week, and I walked out with the following:

Republic Commando Boss
Captain Rex
Commander Fox
Chewbacca
Clone Trooper Phase II (x2)

They actually had a few more Clone Troopers but I had to exercise some restraint. By which I mean I will be back to pick them up in the next day or two...LOL.

 :D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Greg on July 1, 2014, 09:23 PM
Whaaaa? The Five Below near me hasn't restocked Clone Wars in a very long time. I'll have to check this week because some extra cheap troopers are always nice.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 2, 2014, 01:35 AM
Yeah, my 5 Belows blew out all the GIJ they had, haven't restocked now in a while, and I've not seen a Star Wars restock in ages.

They have the last couple TPM Wave TVC figures still lingering like a fart in a car, and the odd TCW figure, but nothing else.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 2, 2014, 09:09 AM
Yeah, we have 3 here that I hit regularly, and the 2 that are farther away haven't stocked jack squat for SW in months it seems. But for whatever reason the one right near me keeps putting out new stuff regularly. Not sure if they had a bunch in the back or what, but I'm hoping as long as I keep buying them they'll keep putting more out...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 3, 2014, 12:17 PM
Went back to 5 Below this morning on the way to work and picked up the last 5 Phase II clones. I believe this brings my total up to 18 now.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 13, 2014, 11:42 PM
Thanks to the report over at JTA, was able to double down on some Clone Wars SOTDS goodness @ Ollie's tonight:

Xanadu Blood/Vulture Droid
AT-AP/Swamp Speeder

$10 apiece for these vehicles is freaking awesome!

Will definitely be going back this week to pick up a Jedi Turbo Speeder and Mandalorian shuttle.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on November 12, 2014, 09:30 AM
Today's Daily Deal at Entertainment Earth (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?id=JE-405087801&spotlight=3916) is 50% off a selection of The Clone Wars toys from Hasbro. 

Sale includes eight different figures and the Clone Republic Attack Shuttle.  The sale ends at 11:59pm PST tonight or while supplies last!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 12, 2014, 09:37 AM
I got excited at first when I saw this...but 2 different Obi-Wans and Anakin? Ugh...looks like my local 5 Below.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jeff on December 25, 2014, 12:45 AM
The December 25th Daily Deal at Entertainment Earth (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?id=JE-405087801&spotlight=4006) is up to 71% off a selection of The Clone Wars action figures and battle packs from Hasbro. 

15 different basic figures, four battle packs.  Old stuff, but some good army builders in there (BD, SBD, Droideka).

Link goes live at Midnight Pacific on 12/25 so I haven't seen the final prices yet, but thought I'd post now since I'll be busy tomorrow with family stuff.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 25, 2014, 09:40 AM
The December 25th Daily Deal at Entertainment Earth (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?id=JE-405087801&spotlight=4006) is up to 71% off a selection of The Clone Wars action figures and battle packs from Hasbro. 

15 different basic figures, four battle packs.  Old stuff, but some good army builders in there (BD, SBD, Droideka).

Link goes live at Midnight Pacific on 12/25 so I haven't seen the final prices yet, but thought I'd post now since I'll be busy tomorrow with family stuff.

Thanks Jeff! This was a rare EE sale I could actually jump on...picked up 2 battlepacks and 2 figures for $30 total, not bad at all.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on January 23, 2015, 01:36 PM
One of my cool independent spots actually had a great CW/SOTDS find today:  a Mandalorian Assault Shuttle!  It was $29.99, but it's cool to have a second one of these now.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on April 17, 2015, 10:11 PM
Ebay seller Viper's Kingdom has lots of cheap Scuba Clones (5 for $15), but without gear.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 16, 2015, 05:34 PM
Garage sale finds
Got a
TRU Slave 1 minus wings, projectiles and the coffin/prisoner pod for $1.
Also a Y-wing missing missiles/bombs and the pop up missile launchers for $1.
And a fighter tank missing everything that can be removed except those side compartment hatches $1
Mace Windu's astromech for a quarter.
electronic R2 (not CW) for a quarter (i get one every year)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 19, 2015, 09:50 AM
Nice! I still want an opener of that Slave I.

I bought a carded Yularen at a local comicon last week for $5. Great fodder for custom Clone officers...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 29, 2015, 02:48 PM
I know this doesn't really fit here, but I picked this up recently. Needs some finishing work, but thought it will make a neat addition to my Clone Wars ships and was ultra cheap.

(http://i.imgur.com/KgMqwYQ.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 30, 2015, 09:55 AM
Cool! What is that thing?
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 30, 2015, 11:14 AM
That is one odd custom of an ARC-170...but it's kinda cool!
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 30, 2015, 12:56 PM
ARC 170 fuselage with heavy pvc pipe added. Guy had it listed as blockade runner. The foam the customizer used inside the pipe needs improvement or needs to be redone but I like it.

The ARC 170 fuselage is kinda an odd choice I agree BUT I like that you can look at it and recognize that's from Star Wars
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 30, 2015, 08:40 PM
Plain white clone (revised helmet) and the commander from the Anti-Hailfire droid battlepack for 50 cents each last week.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 3, 2015, 09:00 PM
Again not the right thread, but thought this looked cool.....

(http://i.imgur.com/WDGJkNn.jpg?2) (http://i.imgur.com/hOBIGC3.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 9, 2015, 06:34 PM
Got Plo Koon's fighter for a buck fitty at a resale shop. Sadly minus tail fin (and missiles, but that's given).
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 3, 2016, 02:32 PM
Anyone looking for some Nikto Guards....minus accessories.
Hasbro Star Wars Clone CW TRU Exclusive Puko Naga Palace Guard 2010 Figure Loose (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hasbro-Star-Wars-Clone-CW-TRU-Exclusive-Puko-Naga-Palace-Guard-2010-Figure-Loose-/371539686117?hash=item56817db2e5:g:fMkAAOSwUV9WpJx-)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on June 17, 2016, 09:00 PM
Garage sale gold. Another clone wars Jedi fighter (incredibly with all missiles), Corporate Alliance Droid tank missing a few parts, a BARC speeder (the wheelless version) with 501st figure, a tri fighter (might be ROTS) and a V-19 torrent missing an engine, a missible and the canopy (but I might have one some where). Also loose obi-wan and anakin...yawn, though it was cloth skirt Anakin. The rest of the stuff was other collections.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 25, 2016, 06:36 PM
Picked up a few loose old TCW animated figures today at a local comic convention for some custom fodder...Yularen, Cadet Echo, Wolfpack clone. 3 for $10.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 27, 2016, 05:28 PM
FINALLY picked up Ahsoka CW44. She comes with two hilts and two lightsabers that aren't original to her, but for $50 I was happy to have her finally. I can't believe what she sells for carded.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: JediJman on July 1, 2016, 08:29 AM
FINALLY picked up Ahsoka CW44. She comes with two hilts and two lightsabers that aren't original to her, but for $50 I was happy to have her finally. I can't believe what she sells for carded.

$50? Ouch.  I need to starting posting my extra figs for sale...
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on April 26, 2017, 12:20 AM
Anyone army building TX-21 tactical droids?
Lot of 5 Star Wars Clone Wars Trooper Tactical Droid TX-21 Loose Action Figure (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-5-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Trooper-Tactical-Droid-TX-21-Loose-Action-Figure-/142163137334?hash=item2119955336:g:nkEAAOSwal5YE1yc)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 26, 2017, 06:36 PM
Garage sale find...Droid Scout Tank with TX-whatever tactical droid...including gun, card and dice, plus General Grievous with extra battle damaged head and forearms, but oddly no weapons.

I tell you price. You no believe. 50 of your earth cents.  :o
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 1, 2017, 04:22 PM
Saw a craigslist ad for a garage sale...star wars stuff. Showed the Turbo Tank! I go to where I think the garage sale is at based on the little locator map at craigslistwhat and at what should be opening time 9AM. I get there, address doesn't match up. There's two sales on similarly named streets. One sale is open and had people shopping, the other clearly isn't the place.  I hit both. Nothing. I go further north, maybe there's another street with a similar name. No. I turn around go back, check the one sale again, if it was there it was long gone. I get very annoyed, vowing not to do this again, as this has happened before.  >:(

I spend the rest of the morning hitting stores seeing force friday stuff and going to few resale places hoping to find anything (nada). Go back home by 1 pm and check the craigslist again, this time I enter the address on google and it comes up far away from where craigslist lead me. I decide I want closure, go out and BOOM!...it's incredibly still there!  :o $10 Turbo Tank! Also, ran into an old co-worker hadn't seen in years.   :)

It's missing stuff (the speeder, a turret, missiles), but has all the doors, unlike the other one I found years ago. It's also discolored on top, my old one is on one side. Must be very prone to yellowing. I found a Han Solo blaster inside and a few small lego pieces.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 1, 2017, 10:04 PM
You find some odd stuff...  I never manage this at garage sales.  I'm usually out for snap on, mac, matco, or older US made craftsman tools, and old c clamps and things.  You find cool Star Wars stuff though.  I'd love another Turbo Tank to custom up into a "troop truck" Imperial vehicle.   :-\
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 2, 2017, 12:14 AM
I hear that from other people, too. I do hit a lot of sales some weekends, but I also must live in a decent area, I guess. And my operating range is smaller than it used to be, because I get tired of driving to areas I don't know that well. Though, usually when I enter "Star wars" in garage sale listings, they come up outside my area in metro Detroit, which no matter how good looking the items, it never seems worth the drive (plus my knowledge of metro Detroit is limited). Some weekends are mostly a waste of gas.

I never mention GI JOE stuff and other toys I find. LOL. It's all pretty random.  Not everything is cheap. And there's sales like one a couple months ago, the guy had 80's Transformers but he wanted decent money for them, more than I was willing to pay...because I don't collect them and am not up on their resell value. So I wind up buying $20 for some assorted 80's GI JOE parts, 2 loose figures and couple of incomplete vehicles, later thinking I might've done better with on ebay!

I buy things to resell, war games and rpg's.  And model kits if they are cheap price, because kits are freaking expensive for what they are. We complain about toy prices, but kits you do all the work and some are $20+ for parts on sprues. 
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 3, 2017, 03:10 PM
Not exactly the correct thread, but I'll just piggy back off of Scockery.

Anyone tell me what specific figs these are? (50 cents each at garage sale)

(https://i.imgur.com/cRxtGzK.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 3, 2017, 07:43 PM
Sandtrooper without gear or stormtrooper from the Vintage collection?

Anakin from Legends...can't remember the year now...2015 or 2014? Was it a mission series 2 pack?

Commander Neyo from Vintage Collection. (Or was it the 4" Black series?)

I'm too lazy to look them up, too.  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 3, 2017, 08:31 PM
Oh yeah I buy 1/20 model kits and because some of those are fair sized (scale for Star Wars figs) they're $30-$60 and that's before they go outta print which eventually will happen.  Good stuff though if you dig the scale.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 3, 2017, 09:09 PM
50% lazy. 50% ocd about whether my research is right
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 4, 2017, 09:31 PM
Seems accurate what Scockery said they are.  I'd forgotten Neyo was a TBs guy.  The Ani I believe came single carded and part of a 2-pack so could be either.

The Trooper is tricky but my guess is he's from the Dewback release if he has the pack slot on his back or he's the  lack Series figure which puts him in line with Neyo.  Is the slot for the backpack on the back.  I didn't think the TBS fig had it.
Title: Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 13, 2017, 08:58 AM
I forgot to say thank you gentlemen.

I never would have figured out the Stormtrooper