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Title: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 28, 2010, 09:48 AM
Well, I will be the one to start this new thread with the blessing of the staff. As Vintage is trickling in it's time a new thread is started. I scored ome stuff and have a tracking number confirming shipment!

I ordered the following In stock items from Toys R Us ON Saturday and today:
Luke Bespin x4
Leia Hoth x2
Han Echo Base x2
At-At- Commander x1
4-Lom x1 Vader x1
Denger x2
CC Pilot x4
Dak x2
C-3PO x2
Boba Fett x1
Cloud car x2
Snow Speeder x2
Cad Bane with Bike x1

Today was great because 1 item in your cart will be 50% off with the BGO promo and free shipping on orders of $49 or more. I did not feel guilty as I got free shipping on both orders. If they get the AT-AT in I will be very happy especially if I can get the second at 50% off and free shipping.

I loved getting an early start to spread the financial pain.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 28, 2010, 11:50 AM
I've had mixed success with the packing of shipments from TRU.com so I went conservative, so far I've only picked up:

1x Snowspeeder
1x Cloud Car
1x Pre Vizla
1x Aurra Sing
1x Grievous
4x Mando Guards

That's what I want to get to open of all of those, I'll wait until I see them in stores so I can pick out stuff in MOC/MIB condition.

I would have loved to been able to buy the Vintage stuff, but it's all out of stock.

Why doesn't the BOGO apply to each additional item? That's another thing that I find odd - I would have thought that for every two figures the second would be half off - that's how it would have worked in the store.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 28, 2010, 02:48 PM
I went all in to spread the cash drain for August/lat July. While I saved and have the stash it will be nice not dropping to much in one shot. I figured if any come smashed I can always return them for better ones or sell them. I am opening everything except one set of single figures. I agree on the BOGO but it does apply to the most expensive item so one of my ships was half price and shipping was free on both orders.

I am really juiced to get this a month earlier and the free shipping made it easy. When I ordered on Saturday they did not have Dengar or the Vehicles. When I saw the post on Yakface I wasted no time ordering. The CC and SS are in stock so I am not sure why anyone would not order them when you get on half off and free shipping. I will post pics upon arrival.

TRU.com please get the AT-AT this week, please get the AT-AT this week....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Blaster under the pillow on June 29, 2010, 03:42 AM
Snow speeder, cloud car, Han, Leia, Luke, Threepio, Dak and Dengar from Toys R Us Uk.

I'm surprised how much I like the Threepio.

It's very easy to get him standing with the middle wires showing.
The removable panels snap into place really tightly.
The head isn't ball joint but is completely removable.
The lower silver leg also comes out really easily, it's a shame the gold one doesn't as that's the one he's holding near the end of ESB.
The open right hand makes for great " Over here ! " poses
There is detailed wiring on his palms.

My main beef would be that he seems a little short and the color is a little off.

The Luke is excellent and for those of you who are curious, the head fits perfectly on snow speeder Luke. His right hand comes off easy and the old medical tourniquet fits on fine. I think he entered my top five figures of all time.

Sorry I don't have photos!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 29, 2010, 11:57 AM
I picked up a Dak and three At-At commanders from one of the overseas vendors.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on June 29, 2010, 02:08 PM
I ordered the Snowspeeder from TRU.com. I'm kinda kicking myself for not getting any "Vintage" figures, but the $10 price tag was too much.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 30, 2010, 03:20 PM
Another TRU just south of here confirmed they had the vintage figures in stock in the backroom but refused to sell them to me ahead of the 8/6 date. I explained that a number of TRU's around the country were already putting these out this week, but they wouldn't budge.

Kind of frustrating the seemingly flexible adherance to this policy, but hardly surprising.

I foresee a repeat of the EU Wave issues with that 8/6 date. It's going to be ugly in some places I predict.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 30, 2010, 03:29 PM
The end of a line and the beginning of a line are rarely similar, so I'm not expecting it to be anywhere near the level of the EU wave, actually.  Those were figures on sale for $4.99, exclusive to one store, and getting gobbled up by everyone that found them... plus the end of the line, which (supposedly) has a lower production run.

This is all the new **** hitting at (supposedly) once, and everywhere.  Plus it'll reship.  *shrugs*  I'm not concerned.  These are the easier times collecting.

There's not supposed to be any flexibility to putting the cases out, by the way.  It's whether you have a store with employees who care about what the box says, or those that don't.  None of them SHOULD be putting anything out.  Those who want to go through the hastle to get an employee to get them the stuff, more power to you.  This stuff won't be hard to find soon, and might even be cheaper elsewhere.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Peakob1 on June 30, 2010, 04:42 PM
Just picked up a C3PO and the twin pod cloud car at a TRU in Denver. Jun 30Th so a month early, Awesome!!!
I'm sure they had the rest earlier today but I didn't get there till noon. I passed on the Vader, Boba and 4-LOM
I even got the C3PO for 4.99 because i purchased 2 items

Lucky Day! check your TRU's people!  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 30, 2010, 04:45 PM
I'm gonna go with a print-out from ToysRUs.com on the way home showing the TRU Item # for Vintage and see if they'll bring me out a case.

It's worth a try.  >:D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 30, 2010, 04:47 PM
Just picked up a C3PO and the twin pod cloud car at a TRU in Denver. Jun 30Th so a month early, Awesome!!!
I'm sure they had the rest earlier today but I didn't get there till noon. I passed on the Vader, Boba and 4-LOM
I even got the C3PO for 4.99 because i purchased 2 items

Lucky Day! check your TRU's people!  ;D

Was it the one off Havana? I was just there last month!

Why do all the stickler, by-the-book TRU employees work here in VA? (rhetorical question only)

Could anything happen to them legally if they sold them early? Store sanctions, etc?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Peakob1 on June 30, 2010, 05:20 PM
the store on Mississippi actually! they also had the new blue tank and Anakin's star fighter in blue also.
I felt the same way when the EU wave came thru my neck of the woods they stuck so close to the release date that they were super hard to find
they told me 5 times they never heard of exclusive items like that... go figure (no pun intended)  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 30, 2010, 07:10 PM
Some things CAN happen, but there really only seemed to be strict enforcement by Hasbro in movie years when leaking stuff meant leaking stuff about the movies.  It doesn't seem to be as important these days.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: iFett on June 30, 2010, 07:21 PM
Some things CAN happen

So what CAN happen?  I've always wondered about that.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 30, 2010, 08:36 PM
the store on Mississippi actually! they also had the new blue tank and Anakin's star fighter in blue also.
I felt the same way when the EU wave came thru my neck of the woods they stuck so close to the release date that they were super hard to find
they told me 5 times they never heard of exclusive items like that... go figure (no pun intended)  ;)

Crap!  I was just there yesterday!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 1, 2010, 10:33 AM
Some things CAN happen, but there really only seemed to be strict enforcement by Hasbro in movie years when leaking stuff meant leaking stuff about the movies.  It doesn't seem to be as important these days.

Makes sense...I can see Hasbro just shrugging their collectiv shoulders and saying "Hey, we can't control what our vendors do".

I posted this elsewhere, but it bears repeating: given that it is now obvious that some stores are observing the street date and some are not, couldn't Hasbro just draft a letter to TRU telling them to go ahead and start selling the things anyway? What's the point of having a hard street date if so many stores are just going to ignore it? Seems like that would only aggravate the consumers.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 1, 2010, 10:52 AM
Picked up the following this morning on my way into work:

"Vintage" Collection Wave 1 - The Empire Strikes Back
  2x 2010 VC01 Dengar
  2x 2010 VC02 Cloud Car Pilot
  2x 2010 VC03 Leia (Hoth Outfit)
  2x 2010 VC04 Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)
  2x 2010 VC05 Luke Skywaler (Bespin Fatigues)
  2x 2010 VC06 AT-AT Commander
  2x 2010 VC07 C-3PO
  2x 2010 VC08 Dack Raltar
  2x 2010 VC09 Darth Vader
  2x 2010 VC10 Boba Fett
  2x 2010 VC11 4-LOM {repack}

2010 SAGA LEGENDS
  1x SL01  Bossk
  1x SL02  IG-88
  1x SL03  Zuckuss
  1x SL04  Greedo
  1x SL05  Jango Fett
  1x SL06  Darth Vader
  1x SL07  Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise
  1x SL08  Darth Maul
  1x SL09  General Grievous
  1x SL10  Clone Trooper (Episode II)
  1x SL11  Darth Vader - Sith Apprentice (Episode III)
  1x SL12  Obi-Wan Kenobi

I'm in pretty good shape now with the first few waves of figures. All I need are '10 CW04 - '10 CW09 & '10 CW11 MOC and I'm all caught up with the Shadows of the Darkside/Vintage lines until the Wave 2 stuff starts to hit...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 1, 2010, 02:07 PM
My wife went to TRU and SCORED for me today!

I got all of wave one except C-3PO (which I had no intention of buying anyway).

Plus one each of the Cloud Car, Snowspeeder, and Blue deco TX-130 tank.

Since there is the Buy one get one half off, she was able to score the discount on them. So I ended up saving over $60 on top of getting these figures early.

Now I just have to wait until the work day is over to get home and view my goodies!!

All of the Saga Legends Blue cards were there too, but I didn't want any of them. So I passed on the Legends figs.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 1, 2010, 06:38 PM
I almost was able to score a third set of Vintage Wave 1 today on my way home from work, but got denied at the last second due to the date restriction on the box. I even tried showing my receipt from earlier in the day and that did not help at all.

I'm gonna order more vehicles from TRU.com tomorrow, after I get paid, just to be done with them, may even throw in the rest of the repack Clone Wars figures as well. I figure if they come damaged, I can always buy them at full price on August 6th and return the damaged ones.

If I get all of that, I'd be left with just the store exclusive figures (CW Kul Teska, CW Nikto Guard, Jodo Kast), battlepacks, deluxe figures and the AT-AT - and of course any other exclusives that come out at launch.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 4, 2010, 11:13 AM
Picked up a Cloud Car and Snowspeeder from TRU yesterday. Both are just well done.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 4, 2010, 01:00 PM
Quite a big week for me, collecting-wise.  Thanks to the good people at Toys R Us, I was able to get the following:

Vintage Figures:

-Dengar
-Hoth Leia
-Echo Base Han
-Bespin Luke
-AT-AT Commander
-C-3P0
-Dack
-Boba Fett
-Cloud Car Pilot

Vintage/SOTDS Vehicles (via TRU.com):

-Snowspeeder
-Cloud Car

...plus several HFTD Transformers (Leader Starscream, Voyager Seaspray, Deluxe Ironhide, Ravage, and BB), a GI Joe POC HISS Tank for a friend, and an animated CW Grievous (which is a great figure, btw).

If this is going to be the level of quality for the Vintage stuff for the duration of the line, color me excited.  Even the Echo Base Han and Threepio, which are, IMO, the "lesser" of the first wave, are still very nice and worth picking up.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on July 4, 2010, 04:42 PM
I found all of Vintage Wave 1, all of CW wave 1 except for Pre Visla, all of Saga Legends Wave 1, and the new ships at TRU this weekend.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on July 6, 2010, 12:17 PM
Through a combination of TRU.com and our local store (CW stuff only), I've picked up the following over the past week or so:

TVC Darth Vader
TVC C-3PO
TVC Dengar
CW Pre Vizla
CW Aurra Sing
CW Mandalorian Officer
Snowspeeder x2
Cloud Car

It was nice to finally be buying some new SW product, as I've bought next to nothing so far in 2010.  I think both lines (TVC and CW) are really looking great for this year, although I hope the $9.99 price doesn't continue (although the TRU sale helped offset most of this stuff a bit).
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on July 7, 2010, 12:13 AM
I saw all of these tonight at TRU, however, they were 11.94 in White Plains NY!  For some reason this TRU has really jacked up prices.  I almost bought my son a 9.99 Lego set, but we didn't feel like waiting in line.  Later, we got the set for 7.99 at another TRU. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 7, 2010, 11:28 PM
FINALLY found remnants of TVC Wave 1 tonight at one of the outlying TRU's here. I managed to score Dengar, Cloud Car Pilot, AT-At Commander, and 4-LOM. Everyone else was gone.

They also had at least 2-3 Cloud Cars and Snowspeeders on the shelves. I had to draw the line somewhere though.

I have to say, I was kinda on the fence about whether to take the plunge on the vintage relaunch, not having been a big Legacy fan, but after seeing them on the pegs tonight it was no contest. These things are just too freaking cool to pass up.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 11, 2010, 07:58 AM
I saw all of these tonight at TRU, however, they were 11.94 in White Plains NY!  For some reason this TRU has really jacked up prices. 

I hope they have enough feather dusters in that store.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 12, 2010, 11:13 AM
Picked up a MIB Cloud Car to replace the damaged one I got from TRU.com this morning.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: 501ST on July 13, 2010, 03:05 AM
Picked up the TVC collection wave 1 figures I wanted from a local K-Mart here down under.

Another retailer was selling CW and TLC figures for $8.46 each so K-Mart price matched,interestingly TRU here is sticking to the 'street date' BS whilst K-Mart have no such policy.

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Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 13, 2010, 09:37 AM
They have K-Marts in Australia?!? Wow, they can barely keep them afloat here.

Any signs of Jodo Kast?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: morrison2951 on July 13, 2010, 10:30 AM
TRU here in NC has yet to relase the vintage figures as of this week.  Guess we'll have to wait until next month. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on July 13, 2010, 01:42 PM
TRU here in NC has yet to relase the vintage figures as of this week.  Guess we'll have to wait until next month. 

the greensboro TRU had one case during the last buuy one get 50% off sale. Now all they have is a lone Zuckuss.  Where in NC are located?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: 501ST on July 13, 2010, 04:49 PM
They have K-Marts in Australia?!? Wow, they can barely keep them afloat here.

Any signs of Jodo Kast?

Yeah,K-Mart here does pretty well overall and is nationwide.

As yet no sighting of Jodo Kast.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 14, 2010, 10:41 AM
Well BBTS has shipped my AT-AT and Cad Bane Bike. I should have ordered two AT-AT's but I am hoping to take advantage of the TRU Buy one get one half off sale if they get it in stock before the sale ends. I ma very much looking forward to this beats.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 15, 2010, 11:56 PM
It's all just too funny now. The right hand doesn't even know there is a left hand, much less what he is up to.

I found nearly all the remaining TVC Wave 1 figs I needed tonight at the very TRU that has been so insistent about NOT breaking the street date here. They had all the Legends and TCW stuff out too, plus the vehicles. (no At-AT)

I initially swung by after work and saw remnants on the pegs and thought "Cool" but I had to hit the ATM and was running late so I ended up going back about 2 hours later. I had hidden the 3 TVC figures they had left that I needed - Vader, 3PO, and Han. So I got there, and was in the process of walking back to the aisle when I notice a guy in the checkout line with a FULL CASE of the new TVC, PLUS another Boba Fett. I mean, he was literally holding the actual box of figures. So of course I stopped to talk to him and came to find out some pretty interesting news.

Apparently he had been over at the other TRU across town, the one that HAS been stocking Vintage stuff but is currently out, and they got on the phone with this local TRU near me and got them to bring a few cases out from the back while he drove over. (!!!) This is EXACTLY what I have been trying to get them to do for weeks now. Freaking amazing. I did notice it was a different cast of characters working tonight than the day crew I usually deal with. So maybe someone didn't know any better or something, I don't know.

They also had several pegs of the new Legends and Clone Wars figures, and the new TCW vehicles, so I don't think it was just this one guy's request that helped to open the flood gate, but who knows. Maybe the Manager at the other store told them to start putting the stuff out, or maybe the Hasbro rep gave them the green light.

I am sort of bummed that guy had to be getting a full case PLUS another Fett because he is the last figure I need now and he was so close to my grasp. But I couldn't really sweat that at the time because I was so stunned that this stuff was actually out on the pegs at this location.

I am definitely heading back in the morning to try and pick up that missing Fett because I know they got in at least 6 cases of the vintage stuff and they couldn't have put them all out on the floor yet. I also want to see if that guy I know is working there to get his take on what happened.

Sorry for the massive post, I just find the whole mess so amusing.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on July 16, 2010, 09:52 AM
I feel for you guys who've run into this issue.  I've been there before too.  I've been very lucky at my TRU.  I've found all the new Vintage/CW stuff, and at BOGO.  Definitely be paitent, it will be out there soon enough!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 16, 2010, 12:19 PM
By the end of August you'll all be able to fill a swimming pool with all the Vintage **** you'll be finding.

Don't let a handful of incompetent store employees get you too crazy.  If you find less than 100 of each of these figures by the end of the summer it'll be amazing.

Chillax, the big release is almost upon us.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: iFett on July 16, 2010, 12:23 PM
Chillax, the big release is almost upon us.

Fo shizzo...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 16, 2010, 12:38 PM
Oh, I totally agree...at this point I don't feel any tension whatsoever, I kinda just find it funny. I have no doubts I'll be able to find whatever I need soon enough.

Quick update to my story from last night: I stopped by the same store this morning and talked to the guy I know who works there. Apparently after I left on Tuesday he sent an email to corporate asking what the deal was and could they stock these or not. He said within 10 minutes he got a reply stating it was OK to put these out. So they put out about 4 cases that day so what I originally saw on the pegs last night were remnants.

He went on to say he had held 2 cases back for him and myself, but these were the ones cracked open last night when that other guy came through. D'oh!

Anyway, at least now I know that they will continue to stock these as they get new shipments, so I'm not too worried about tracking down Boba. Still no sign of new Deluxe swag or the AT-AT - they do not appear to have any room on the shelves for it even at this point.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on July 16, 2010, 02:16 PM
This whole thing about TRU putting these out weeks early worries me, here's why.

In two weeks, when Wal-Mart and Target put their stuff out, many collectors will already have what they want.  The stuff won't sell at Wal-Mart, and them being the biggest retailer, will tell Hasbro that Star Wars is moving very slowly, especially those more expensive, collector driven figures...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Keonobi on July 16, 2010, 03:00 PM
I think there are plenty of people who haven't had the chance to get these figures yet.  After all there are about a dozen WM for every TRU.  I'd be willing to guess that TRU represents something less than 20% of the total US sales of Vintage (WM~40%, Target~30%, everything else ~10%).  Even if those percents are off Hasbro has made it clear in the Q&As that WM and Target sell far more than TRU.

Went to my local TRU today and they didn't have the new Vintage figures out; not even peg tags for them.  They had Legacy, old & new Saga Legends and old & new TCW.  So atleast some of the stores are sticking with the street date.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on July 16, 2010, 03:30 PM
I think there are plenty of people who haven't had the chance to get these figures yet.  After all there are about a dozen WM for every TRU.  I'd be willing to guess that TRU represents something less than 20% of the total US sales of Vintage (WM~40%, Target~30%, everything else ~10%).  Even if those percents are off Hasbro has made it clear in the Q&As that WM and Target sell far more than TRU.

Went to my local TRU today and they didn't have the new Vintage figures out; not even peg tags for them.  They had Legacy, old & new Saga Legends and old & new TCW.  So atleast some of the stores are sticking with the street date.

Oh, I know that WM outnumbers TRU. That's part of my point. If Wal-Mart feels that SW doesn't sell swifty, it will say so, and Hasbro will listen.  And, I'm starting to think that there's a lot less of us serious collectors than there once was.  Look at how slow these boards are, on a week when new product is hitting.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 16, 2010, 04:24 PM
This whole thing about TRU putting these out weeks early worries me, here's why.

In two weeks, when Wal-Mart and Target put their stuff out, many collectors will already have what they want.  The stuff won't sell at Wal-Mart, and them being the biggest retailer, will tell Hasbro that Star Wars is moving very slowly, especially those more expensive, collector driven figures...

The overcharging of $2/figure at TRU made a lot of us stop and just say no to TRU.  I wanted 12 figures, but I bought one and left the rest.  I'm gonna go ape**** on Waves 1 and 2 though when I see it at Walmart.

Also, if that glut of Clone Wars product last year didn't discourage Walmart, I doubt anything will!  I didn't even see waves 8 to 11 at Wally with all the CW crap on the pegs in Legacy's spot.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Matt R. on July 17, 2010, 05:06 AM
Recieved my vintage case from bbts yesterday.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 30, 2010, 10:25 AM
I picked up:
2nd Big AT-AT
Deluxe Cad Bane with Pirate Bike (Really awesome!)
Jodo Kast
3rd Vintage C-3PO
A boatload of BAD figures for $4.50 each

All I will need to find now is the Wal-Mart Jabba Throne set and I can rest until wave 2. I heard some people have already found the Jabba set so it should be any day now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 30, 2010, 02:25 PM
TRU.  Brick and mortar.  AT-AT $99.99.

In front of the wife, which took balls.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 30, 2010, 02:26 PM
TRU.  Brick and mortar.  AT-AT $99.99.

In front of the wife, which took balls.

BRAVO!!!!!!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 30, 2010, 03:39 PM
I also scored a AT-AT this morning at a TRU that I had been told the day before was getting one in.

I don't understand why the stores local to me are only getting in one AT-AT at a time.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 30, 2010, 08:37 PM
Tonight I got:
AT-AT Commander
Dak
Cloud Car Pilot

Also got Clone Wars:
Cad Bane w/Speeder Bike
Plo Koon w/speeder Bike
Capt Rex Cold Weather Gear
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 31, 2010, 12:03 AM
I picked up two Wal-Mart Jabba sets using the UPC code. Definitely a highlight product this year!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 31, 2010, 02:04 AM
I wandered out to Target amidst all the reports of the resets, just to see how the reset was looking at my nearest store...

Well, lucky day for me they had put out all the new stuff.  They had the Vintage Collection, Legends, Clone Wars, Deluxe, Battlepacks, Vehicles, and the AT-AT (though none were left).

Lots of goodies.  Oddly, no Boba Fett and no C-3PO...  I bought everyone but the AT-AT Commander and Dak (for now since I already have them anyway), and Vader...  And of course 3PO/Fett since they weren't there.

Left the Cloud Car for now too.  Gonna nab that in August.  Got my Snowspeeder though...  I felt tingley in my bits and pieces.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 31, 2010, 10:41 AM
One of our Targets fully stocked yesterday for the reset too, I almost fainted from sheer excitement. They had the AT-AT, plus the new Hoth BP's, and two rows of pegs full of TVC figures. I FINALLY got my MOC Boba Fett.  ;D

Also, at TRU, in case anyone cares, they appeared to have a newer wave of Legends out. The Han in Snow Gear was the giveaway.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 31, 2010, 10:50 AM
They had the AT-AT, plus the new Hoth BP's, .

Wait, they already have the $40 Battle Pack with the AT-ST and Radar Gun?
They were not due until 10/1. LMK I will go on the hunt. I have not seen any other reports on this.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 31, 2010, 12:28 PM
They had the AT-AT, plus the new Hoth BP's, .

Wait, they already have the $40 Battle Pack with the AT-ST and Radar Gun?
They were not due until 10/1. LMK I will go on the hunt. I have not seen any other reports on this.

Nah I think he's talking about those regular 4 figure packs.  Isn't there one coming out with a couple snowies and Vader and a winter biker scout and an E-web or something?

I might have just made that up but I think i saw pics of those.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 31, 2010, 01:37 PM
There is but when he made Hoth BP's plural I had to inquire. I want to get clarification. October is going to be and expensive month between these packs and the Geo ones.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 31, 2010, 05:46 PM
There is but when he made Hoth BP's plural I had to inquire. I want to get clarification. October is going to be and expensive month between these packs and the Geo ones.

Sorry, about that...I didn't look closely. Yeah, it was probably just the one. NOT the "Big-Daddies" that are Target exclusives. Kind of confusing with all this Hoth stuff coming out...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 31, 2010, 10:13 PM
There is but when he made Hoth BP's plural I had to inquire. I want to get clarification. October is going to be and expensive month between these packs and the Geo ones.

Sorry, about that...I didn't look closely. Yeah, it was probably just the one. NOT the "Big-Daddies" that are Target exclusives. Kind of confusing with all this Hoth stuff coming out...

No worries. When I read your post I was ready to go on the hunt, but figured you meant the regular ones. I am done until Wave 2 and the Target October exclusives. I have to currently rearrange my set up for all of this new stuff...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on August 1, 2010, 05:32 PM
Got sick and tired of waiting for both local Targets to do their damn resets, so I picked up a Bespin Luke at TRU today. More than I wanted to pay, but I also wanted to mail the thing for Boba Fett so I don't get left in the dust on that one.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 1, 2010, 07:37 PM

Nah I think he's talking about those regular 4 figure packs.  Isn't there one coming out with a couple snowies and Vader and a winter biker scout and an E-web or something?

I might have just made that up but I think i saw pics of those.

No, that's right. But just one Snowtrooper with tripod laser, one scout with bike and  ::) Vader. I briefly considered it today for $19.99 at Target before just buying one Snowtrooper on Legends card. Compare that battle pack to the 2005 Hoth Imperial set which included 4 figure, the tripod gun and the probe droid.  :(

BTW, Not sure it's known yet but the Snowtrooper no longer has the excessively wide stance the last Saga Legends release had (from those Hoth Scouts, no doubt). Downside, it has the full helmet dust spray over and the other weathering. I'd like them clean someday.

Also, I got the new weapons batch with the sandtrooper rifle. I managed to see it was included. It's hard to make out in the package, but you can see the chunky clone commando gun or the rifle's strap.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Rob on August 2, 2010, 02:46 PM
I picked up the first wave, the Cloud Car, Snowspeeder, and AT-AT walker this week.

The AT-AT walker is very impressive.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 2, 2010, 06:15 PM
Picked up Jabba this afternoon at a Wal-Mart on the ghetto side of town. It was the only new product on the shelves.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 3, 2010, 12:57 PM
Over the weekend I picked up the At-At. Well, technically, my wife picked up my At-At  ;) , and found some random vintage figures - about half the set. Found the other half today at Target, and as I was about to walk to the cash register, the store manager came rushing over to inform me that they were street dated and he couldn't sell them. Despite the fact all 7 surrounding Target stocked them over the weekend. He took 'em, I called corporate and he brought them right back.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 3, 2010, 01:36 PM
That's awesome! Did he apologize for the inconvenience?

I love happy endings.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 4, 2010, 10:25 AM
Yes. Yes, he did.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 4, 2010, 02:53 PM
TRU.  Brick and mortar.  AT-AT $99.99.

In front of the wife, which took balls.

Has she given them back yet?  :D

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 4, 2010, 09:49 PM
I picked up...

2 more Snowspeeders for $19.99 each (yay for sales), an extra Dak, Boba Fett, and a couple GI Joes.

Fett's a neat improvement, actually.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 4, 2010, 10:29 PM


Fett's a neat improvement, actually.

Crap I thought that one was a repack of Evolutions.  What was the improvement on this version?

My Target had absolutely everything today.  Figures, vehicles and all.  Surprised to see AT-AT's just laying around, that'll be taken care of by November I'm sure.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 4, 2010, 10:30 PM
TRU.  Brick and mortar.  AT-AT $99.99.

In front of the wife, which took balls.

Has she given them back yet?  :D



About half of 'em.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jayson on August 4, 2010, 10:42 PM


Fett's a neat improvement, actually.

Crap I thought that one was a repack of Evolutions.  What was the improvement on this version?

It's a repack of the Evolutions and TLC #36 sculpts but the deco is altered slightly to more closely reflect his coloration in ESB and his signature rifle is painted more realistically as well. The cape is still way too long though.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 4, 2010, 11:29 PM
Yeah, I didn't think the deco changes would bug me enough to buy, but saw him tonight and I liked the rifle enough even, to cave and make the purchase.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 4, 2010, 11:38 PM
Finally scored Jodo Kast tonight. I had been checking five K-Marts everyday for this damn figure and tonight I went into a K-Mart and was helped by what had to be the nicest K-Mart employee I've ever come across. She offered to look through the stock room to find him for me and when she couldn't find him on her own, she offered to let me come back into the stockroom with her and help her look - I was able to find the case, grab the two I needed.

The best part is now I can finally stop hitting K-Marts every day....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on August 5, 2010, 12:23 AM
My local Target finally did their reset, only I got there too late. But I did get Dack and Pre Viszla, so hey, there's that.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 5, 2010, 12:30 AM
Nabbed a nicely carded Luke today - now I just need to find Boba.   :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 5, 2010, 06:39 AM
Finally scored Jodo Kast tonight. I had been checking five K-Marts everyday for this damn figure and tonight I went into a K-Mart and was helped by what had to be the nicest K-Mart employee I've ever come across. She offered to look through the stock room to find him for me and when she couldn't find him on her own, she offered to let me come back into the stockroom with her and help her look -

Dude, it sounds like next time you might want to stop, run, and tell someone you trust.

Sounds like she stopped just short of offering you some candy to follow her back there.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 5, 2010, 09:48 AM
Shoot. I was passing on the Fett, but not I'll have to see see some comparison pictures.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 5, 2010, 11:25 AM
Dude, it sounds like next time you might want to stop, run, and tell someone you trust.

Sounds like she stopped just short of offering you some candy to follow her back there.

In what must be a rare situation, that wouldn't have been entirely a bad thing.

To be honest though, that kind of thing never crossed my mind, my collector OCD was fully kicked-in and all I had in my mind was getting those Jodo Kast figures!

This morning I was able to score the Wave 1 Battle packs for my MIB collection and the Saga Legends Wave 2 figures for my MOC collection. I also scored a second one of the Battledroid 2-packs to open. I'm gonna definitely have to track down a couple more of those for my Geonosis Arena display.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: snuffx on August 5, 2010, 04:29 PM
I went to my local Wal-Mart today to pick up some of the new figures. To my surprise the shelves were still empty. I asked a store associate when they would stock the new figures, I received the reply “Eventually”. Well that narrows it down. So then I figured I would go the next Wal-Mart 15 miles away and when I got there it was the same thing, the shelves were empty. I don’t have a Target or TRU within a hundred miles of me. So I guess I will have wait and hope I get there about the time they finally put them out.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 5, 2010, 04:34 PM
Mistake one. Asking a Walmart employee a question.
Mistake two. Expecting a rational answer from said Walmart employee.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 5, 2010, 06:33 PM
Mistake one. Asking a Walmart employee a question.
Mistake two. Expecting a rational answer from said Walmart employee.

Yeah - I've been getting that a lot - the best was at one WalMart, I asked them to check the UPC # for Jabba and I was told that no one was working at that moment that knew how to do that.

Great job with training your people!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 5, 2010, 07:42 PM
WM's doing their resets right now, that's why there's lots of stores with virtually empty shelves in the toy dept.  They're notoriously slow to do complete resets.  I saw the exact same thing yesterday, complete with new plan-o-grams laid out showing how the new Star Wars set-up would look.  Everything at that store was to the back of the aisle near the back wall.

I'm guessing that store will be done Friday night, or possibly over the weekend.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on August 5, 2010, 07:43 PM
Hurray for unexpected Vintage finds!

So I walk into a "Just For Fun" store (which hasn't carried "Star Wars" action figures since Ep.I in 1999) with my friends, and I encountered a whole section of brand spankin' new TCW, LC and TVC figures. And, surprisingly enough, the store had a very healthy and impressive assortment of LC figures - Hoth Luke and AT-AT Driver, DSII Luke...

But the best part was TVC. All of wave 1 was here, except Boba, Vader, and Luke. The crappy part? TVC figures were $15!! Uhm, hell to the no! LC figures were $13, and I didn't bother checking TCW figures.

I'm very over-excited by these finds. Being that the store is in my neighborhood, I'll definitely be shopping here, but only when I can't find certain figures at retail - I was shocked by the prices!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 5, 2010, 08:23 PM
Mistake one. Asking a Walmart employee a question.
Mistake two. Expecting a rational answer from said Walmart employee.

I've long since given up on one of my local Wal-Marts, and I have been referring to it as "The Land of Jerjerrod" for at least two years, since they've had a (very slowly declining) stock of 2006 TSC Jejerrods (currently 8 and counting!) for the past 4 years.  What makes it worse is we have a Hasbro rep in my area who will routinely come and clear the pegs of older figures, and the WM toy department manager just busts open the "RETURN FOR CREDIT" boxes and restocks the pegs with them.  So, if you're looking for any of those "recalled" Ugnaughts, Needas, Brainiacs, and Yarnas (along with 8 Jerjerrods!), I can tell you exactly where to find them.  :-\

This particular WM is also horrible about resets.  They didn't get the GI Joe movie toys until a month after the movie had opened (at which point everyone had already gotten all they wanted), and aside from the new Iron Man movie toys, they've had the exact same stock in the action figure aisle for the last 8 months.  A trickle of things sell, but they're never restocked.  Strangely, every Wal-Mart I've been into in the last 8 months looks like K-Marts usually look (i.e. someone's earlier analogy to a t-shirt gun being used to stock the shelves).  This from the company that claimed they were going to be the Number 1 toy retailer and drive Toys R Us out of business?  Yikes.

And to keep my post on topic, I bought the AT-AT at Toys R Us yesterday and, boy, is it a monster. :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on August 5, 2010, 11:05 PM
Years ago, I belive in 2003 when there was no new product for months, I actually printed out little cards with little holes punched in them that said "Dear Target, Please re-stock you Star Wars figures."   I then would hang them on every empty peg in the SW section.  I don't know if it ever worked, and I'm sure they thought I was a loon, but it felt good to point out how much business they were losing.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 5, 2010, 11:23 PM
You a loon, SpeederMike? Never.... ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2010, 01:22 AM
Years ago, I belive in 2003 when there was no new product for months, I actually printed out little cards with little holes punched in them that said "Dear Target, Please re-stock you Star Wars figures."   I then would hang them on every empty peg in the SW section.  I don't know if it ever worked, and I'm sure they thought I was a loon, but it felt good to point out how much business they were losing.

That's hilarious.  I totally want to do that.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 6, 2010, 05:02 AM
Mistake one. Asking a Walmart employee a question.
Mistake two. Expecting a rational answer from said Walmart employee.

Mistake three. Going to the only 24-hour WalMart in your area at 4am hoping to see an August 6th "nirvana" of new toys only to get the response of "New Star Wars?" from the employee working what pallets were put out.

Hasbro's lack of new Star Wars product at this store has essentially reduced the Star Wars shelf-space/peg-space down to one peg with the WalMart Comic Packs, one peg with two Clonetrooper Echo figures and a peg for the lightsabers.

Wow! What a great job with the August 6th "launch"!  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 6, 2010, 06:18 AM
^ That's miserable.  Ugh.

If I were in your area I'd just order cases from Entertainment Earth.  That's what I have to do with Marvel Universe where I live. 

I can't complain about Star Wars too much.  TRU has had Vintage for 3 weeks, albeit at $9.99, and in the last 2 days both of my Targets have stocked the entire Star Wars line, I found every figure, battle pack and vehicle in multiples.

I don't even bother checking Walmart, all 3 within range here suck beyond belief.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 6, 2010, 07:10 AM
That wouldn't help me with getting the 2 Jabba sets I need though. If there had been a case of Jabbas there, I wouldn't even be hunting this morning.

I have wave 1 everything and wave 2 legends, so at this point, I'm looking for the Mace Windu CW wave, ROTS Vintage and Deluxe Wave 2.

I also still need a second AT-AT and a MIB R/C Hailfire Droid, but I'm not overly concerned about those at this point.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 6, 2010, 06:49 PM
Well - I stumbled on a C9 MIB AT-AT this afternoon so I snagged it, now I can finally open the other one I picked up last week. I can't wait to have the BAT-AT out of the package.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 7, 2010, 02:59 AM
I picked up a Cloud Car tonight at the sale price (yay me), and an AT-AT Commander to have an extra...

I'm down to PRETTY much buying extras of Dak and AT-AT Commanders now.

Love the Cloud Car by the way...  Another work of art.  Amazingly scaled, great detail and paint aps...  I can't blame anyone annoyed by the holes/buttons on the engine, but they don't bother me enough to hate a ship that's done this well, this accurately in scale, this detailed (otherwise), features the opening engine hoods for NO reason, and which Hasbro at one point was flat out not doing at all because it was "boring".  If the torpedo holes and buttons are all there is to deal with then I'm happy enough.

This blows the vintage mold out of the water too, something that I felt was outstanding in its own right.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 7, 2010, 11:11 AM
JJ, agreed on the Cloud Car. I have two one is manned with two of the Vintage Stash pilots and the othe with two of the OTC version.

I picked up Tul Kessa out of boredom, Luke X-Wng and another pack of Battle Droids.

I would have picked up the Chewbacca for my cantina but they added snow splatter on him. I really wish they would rerelease the screaming tin Chewbacca without Snow deco in this line. He is the perfect Bespin Dinner ambush Chewie. It also would have been cool if they would release the Sandstorm Chewcacca (Sans the bandage) in Hoth Deco as the wind was blowing there when they took out the Probot. It's these kinds of simple changes that could get more collector involvement in Legends. I am happy they updated the weapons packs at the very least.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 7, 2010, 02:34 PM
Picked up Fett, Dengar and Luke yesterday at Target. Would have picked up more but I'm trying to spread out my purchases.

Also everywhere I've gone, aside from WM which has nothing, there are maybe 1-2 of each figure except for Vader and 4-LOM, where there are always 4-5 of those two figures. I'm already sick of looking at them.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on August 7, 2010, 07:18 PM
I picked up a couple of extras of Luke and Leia today, and I've seen the same thing locally.  WM still has nothing, both Targets had a pretty good supply...as did TRU.  Fett is by far the rarest, and I've only seen him once.  Plenty of Vaders and 4-LOMs, and the rest seem easy enough to find so far - but it is pretty much the first weekend they are out there, so we'll see.  I'm interested to see how this line sells overall, and if we'll see an improvement over Legacy.  Man, that packaging (and the figures for that matter) sure is pretty.  The AT-ATs seem to be selling pretty well, as they were gone at both of our local Targets already.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Matt R. on August 7, 2010, 11:23 PM
picked up opener leia and dack today. the only figure of both vintage/cw that wasn't there at target was boba fett (they put out 3 cases of each).
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on August 7, 2010, 11:47 PM
It seems that after countless re-releases, TVC Boba is very rare. ???
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 8, 2010, 11:34 AM
Picked up Jabba.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2010, 10:17 AM
It seems that after countless re-releases, TVC Boba is very rare. ???

I don't get this either.  It's the only one fromt he line that I'm missing after countless store visits (okay, maybe 5 or 6, but still...).  I'm buying him, but no more than the rest of the figs.  I would think someone like Dak who is brand new would be a better seller.  Weird.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 10, 2010, 02:54 PM
In my neck of the woods, Dak and the AT-AT Commander sell out as much as Boba it seems.  Luke and Vader seem to be the slowest sellers here right now, with Vader taking the title quite handily.  Though I've seen every figure now several times.

Clone Wars stuff seems to be doing just as well as ever though.  I've not seen a lot of the new figures yet at all.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 10, 2010, 09:00 PM
Picked up a second C-3PO at WalMart so I could display a second C-3PO in various states of disrepair.

Too bad the arms and left leg don't come off, if they did, this would be the ultimate build-a-droid version of C-3PO.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: MistaBinks on August 10, 2010, 10:54 PM
Sorry if this has already been covered. Does anyone know which Star Case works best with Vintage Collection cardbacks?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on August 11, 2010, 09:54 AM
I've never really bought "Star Cases", but I'm attempting to continue at least with the OT figures in the Vintage Collection, and since the VOTC/VTSC figures are in cases, I've thought about picking some up to keep some uniformity to them.  I wonder if Hasbro will offer something, but I'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 11, 2010, 10:32 AM
I've never really bought "Star Cases", but I'm attempting to continue at least with the OT figures in the Vintage Collection, and since the VOTC/VTSC figures are in cases, I've thought about picking some up to keep some uniformity to them.  I wonder if Hasbro will offer something, but I'm not holding my breath.

I would buy a clamshell for every Vintage Collection figure if they made them to match with the previously released VOTC/VTSC figures.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 11, 2010, 11:59 AM
It seems that after countless re-releases, TVC Boba is very rare. ???

I don't get this either.  It's the only one fromt he line that I'm missing after countless store visits (okay, maybe 5 or 6, but still...).  I'm buying him, but no more than the rest of the figs.  I would think someone like Dak who is brand new would be a better seller.  Weird.

Boba probably has the casual or even non-collector appeal. I'm bet people our are our age who never buy toys for themselves are picking him up.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on August 18, 2010, 12:13 AM
I've only seen Fett a couple of times. Still a popular character, I guess. I did buy one last night (and a Dengar) so that was nice. Picked up Leia last weekend, and I suppose with the Fett purchase I'm in for a carded set.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 18, 2010, 10:45 AM
Picked up a second Dengar to open.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 21, 2010, 11:14 AM
Found my Jodo Kast.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 23, 2010, 12:47 PM
Picked up a legends Snowtrooper, just because, and finally ordered my CV exclusives.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 23, 2010, 05:10 PM
I pcicked up:
x3 Cammie/Fixer sets
Legends Luke SS Pilot
Rise of Boba UBP
Deluxe Mando Bike (out of boredom)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 27, 2010, 10:51 AM
Today I picked up:

Vintage:
2x ROTS Vintage Anakin Skywalker
1x ROTS Vintage Obi-Wan Kenobi
2x ROTS Vintage Commander Cody (Foil Cardback)
2x ROTS Vintage General Grievous
2x ROTS Vintage Darth Sidious
2x ROTS Vintage Magnaguard (Foil Cardback)
2x ROTS Vintage Clonetrooper
2x ANH Vintage Sandtrooper
1x ESB Vintage Darth Vader (Foil Cardback)
1x ESB Vintage Echo Base Han Solo (Foil Cardback)

Legends?
1x Boba Fett Evolution 2-pack
1x General Grievous Evolution 2-pack
1x Darth Vader Evolution 2-pack

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 27, 2010, 11:17 AM
Today I picked up:

Vintage:
2x ROTS Vintage Anakin Skywalker
1x ROTS Vintage Obi-Wan Kenobi
2x ROTS Vintage Commander Cody (Foil Cardback)
2x ROTS Vintage General Grievous
2x ROTS Vintage Darth Sidious
2x ROTS Vintage Magnaguard (Foil Cardback)
2x ROTS Vintage Clonetrooper
2x ANH Vintage Sandtrooper
1x ESB Vintage Darth Vader (Foil Cardback)
1x ESB Vintage Echo Base Han Solo (Foil Cardback)

Legends?
1x Boba Fett Evolution 2-pack
1x General Grievous Evolution 2-pack
1x Darth Vader Evolution 2-pack



What store?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 27, 2010, 11:34 AM
Toys R Us - sorry, that's where everyone else is finding them and the Evo 2-packs are TRU exclusives....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on August 28, 2010, 01:56 AM
Man, I could honestly never spend $18 each for those TRU exclusive 2-repack sets, mainly because we could get 3 better figures in an Evolution set for $20.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 28, 2010, 07:39 PM
Missed most of the Clone Wars restock at the only close TRU, only new figure that was left was Mando guard...no knees...bah. (Of course is they actually shipped more new figures instead of Cody and past peg warmer Dooku... ::)) Did get legends figures.

Legends:
Snowspeeder Luke Skywalker (his battle card has a low "luck" rating...which is actually appropriate)
2x Snowtrooper (my 4th of this release)
Battle Droid 2-pack (my second)

Bad news is that the one Wal-Mart caught onto their Legends being $4.50 and updated their system. Missed my chance for some clones, but realistically, one can often to better on ebay with some observation and luck.

Finally saw Boushh Leia. Not that I was wanting one per se.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on August 29, 2010, 06:58 PM
Picked up a couple Legends Snowtroopers yesterday, as my Wally unloaded at least six and I found a few that didn't have pink helmet-itis.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 30, 2010, 02:44 AM
Grabbed another Dak (last one at Target, and only one I've seen in a number of stops) and a Legends Snowtrooper this week...  Also got some older figures at a toy show set up in the one mall I go to.  2 EU Clone Troopers and a Wookiee Warrior (the latter one with the pleather tunic) for $18.  I was happy with that.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 31, 2010, 04:18 PM
I picked up my first Wave 2 figure, the Magna Guard which is an amazing figure! It's a multiple must have figure!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 2, 2010, 10:49 AM
Picked up another Magnaguard, Sandtrooper and Clonetrooper this morning.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 3, 2010, 09:25 PM
Got the Snowspeeder for $20 and a another battle droid 2-pack at a Target where they were still $6.99, as opposed to $7.99 at other outlets.

Those battle droids continue to amaze me in their ability to fall over. Even with both feet on the new battle game stand footpegs, they still collpase.  :P

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 4, 2010, 09:47 AM
Found my first set of ROTS. Picked up all but the Obi-Wan and got the Han, Cody, MG and Vader foils.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 9, 2010, 11:12 PM
Picked up non-Foil Magnaguard, non-Foil Cody, Foil Darth Sidious and Foil Grievous today on my way home from work.

I picked them up even though I have both the Rev 2 and Rev 3 cases on pre-order from HTS. I'm thinking that if I can find a MOC Foil Anakin (Captain Piet already grabbed me a Foil Sandtrooper), I can cancel one of those two cases (I think it's the Rev 3 case).

I'm done with needing the wave regularly carded now though - so I'm just down to the five Foil variations I need and I can put the ROTS wave to bed...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on September 11, 2010, 05:13 PM
Picked up a bunch of ROTS wave the last couple of days. I plan on keeping most of them carded, though it's been quite difficult to find a Cody that has a decent card worthy of my collection and not UGH-ed up.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on September 13, 2010, 02:30 PM
I received some of the ROTS wave via BBTS, and was able to find a Jabba this weekend as well.  I don't think I'm keeping many other PT figures carded from this line, but I think I'll keep an Obi-Wan and Anakin from the ROTS wave, just because I think they look spiffy.  It is funny though, for all the "chase" factor of UGH (although they seem fairly common), I think the non-UGH stuff looks better too.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on September 13, 2010, 03:27 PM
It is funny though, for all the "chase" factor of UGH (although they seem fairly common), I think the non-UGH stuff looks better too.

Agreed.

I picked up:
Anakin x3
Obi x1
Grevious x3
Magnaguard x6
Clone Trooper x5
Cody x1

Deluxe CW Obi-Wan with modified Sidecar Speederbike
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 18, 2010, 10:22 AM
Came across my second case of wave two so far. Got another set of foils, Luke, Vader, Obi-Wan and Clone Trooper, but they're all dinged. Also got an opener magna guard.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 18, 2010, 03:46 PM
I found 2 full cases of Wave 2 freshly opened last night, so I picked up a couple more Magna Guards.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 18, 2010, 06:13 PM
I got the Cloud Car Pilot using a Meijer store 20% off coupon (I was tempted to get the AT-AT for $80). Decent figure, a bit short compared to the recent Cloud City denizens (who all were arguably too tall, especially the two security guards, and yes, even the ugnaughts). Now I need his ship to fly.

The only signs I've seen of wave 2 were some wave 1 UGH stuff, which I don't care about.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on September 18, 2010, 08:46 PM
My local Target seems to be behind on re-stocking TVC. :-\ Only ESB figures, and, shockingly, 1 ROTS Obi-Wan. They probably had more ROTS figures in the stockrooms.

Of course, an over-abundance on SL, and a few TCW figures tossed in for good measure.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 19, 2010, 07:49 AM
My local Target seems to be behind on re-stocking TVC. :-\ Only ESB figures, and, shockingly, 1 ROTS Obi-Wan. They probably had more ROTS figures in the stockrooms.

I haven't seen any evidence of our local Targets having the ROTS vintage wave at all.

The wonderful thing about Target though is that they don't individually ring up each figure, so if for example, you bought the ESB wave at Target and then you buy the ROTS wave by-the-case, and say you don't want the Obi-Wan, you can return him using your receipt from the ESB wave purchase.

It's one of the reasons I always prefer to find figures at Target, but unfortunately, they seem to be the store that's lagging behind the others with the new lines....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 19, 2010, 09:51 AM
I'll bet that Obi-Wan was purchased at WM and returned to Target. I almost did that myself when I realized I didn't need that Obi-Wan.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on September 21, 2010, 10:49 AM
Not an acquisition but the Millenium Falcon just popped up on HTS for pre-order:

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/star-wars-millennium-falcon?BR=495&ST=SO&PG=1
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on September 22, 2010, 12:37 AM
My Target is ALREADY falling behind on TCW AND TVC. :-\ This sucks big time. Tired of seeing pegwarming Hans.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on September 22, 2010, 06:08 AM
My Target is ALREADY falling behind on TCW AND TVC. :-\ This sucks big time. Tired of seeing pegwarming Hans.

At least you're not drowning in Vintage Franz. ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on September 22, 2010, 11:27 AM
Not an acquisition but the Millenium Falcon just popped up on HTS for pre-order:

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/star-wars-millennium-falcon?BR=495&ST=SO&PG=1

I noticed that TRU.com has this up for preorder as well, and it seems that both places have it at a higher price ($160-$180).  Zoinks.  I wonder if it is seeing a re-release for the holidays or something.  I'm not a boxed collector, but if they ever decided to stick this in a vintage box, man would it be tempting.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 22, 2010, 03:36 PM
Rumors swirled that a vintage repackage of this was coming.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on September 22, 2010, 04:29 PM
No signs of ROTS wave at Target yet, they are really getting backed up with Wave One.  Each store seems to have put out 5-6 cases each in the past week.

On the plus side, the Wal-Marts around here have been stocking ROTS like crazy the past week... I could care less if Target skips this wave altogether if it means that the ROTJ wave will be easy to find there.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 22, 2010, 04:55 PM
I kind of think the same way, though something tells me somehow Target will get ROTS wave when we don't want it then.  That always seems to be how it works out.

TRU is dead in the water...  $10 figures are killing them.

WM's selling a buttload of stuff, especially since they dropped Legends and Clone Wars prices to what they should've been in August.

Target here though doesn't have much Wave 1...  Not a ton anyway.  There are pegwarmers, but it's the usual suspects of Vader, 4-LOM, the odd 3PO, and an occassional Han...  All the others in the wave have sold well, and Han's really moving well too.  Our Targets could stock again easily.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on September 22, 2010, 05:45 PM
That's kinda what I see happening too, sometime in the coming weeks they'll be getting those ROTS ones in when Wal-Mart and TRU are putting out the ROTJ stuff... never know though.  Also for TRU, the jacked up $10 price actually doesn't seem to be hurting them in my area, which is weird.  They've had the best selection of vintage figures so far, so I guess that's why they are moving out here at TRU.

As for Vader, I've been surprised - he's really not pegwarming at all anywhere now at the stores I hit on a regular basis.  Not even at Target, who has a ton of Wave One still.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: iFett on September 22, 2010, 05:48 PM
My TRU hasn't even bothered to restock vintage in over a month.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 23, 2010, 01:42 AM
My TRU hasn't even bothered to restock vintage in over a month.

That's kind of how the ones I frequent are at this point.  The $10 tag is killing them compared to earlier in the new stuff when they were the only game in town.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on September 23, 2010, 02:10 PM
Similar here.  TRU was moving things well when they were the first ones with TVC in stock, but once Target/WM got them they slowed down considerably.  Our Targets are stocked pretty well (although not full) of Wave 1, with no signs of anything else.  Wal-Mart(s) here have been pretty good with the ROTS wave the past couple weeks, with it selling and re-stocking.  Target would probably be better off skipping to the ROTJ wave at this point, but that isn't necessarily how it works.  Plus, who knows when that wave will end up hitting, as I don't think it is even up for preorder online yet.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 23, 2010, 07:15 PM
Target would probably be better off skipping to the ROTJ wave at this point, but that isn't necessarily how it works.

I was thinking the exact same thing - Target around here seems so far behind the other two.

When are they gonna get the ROTS wave? When WalMart and TRU are getting the ROTJ wave?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on September 23, 2010, 11:44 PM
Finished up the ROTS wave a couple nights ago when my local WM put out yet another case, which has to be like the fifth or sixth case of this wave they've received in the last couple of weeks. For this area, that's quite a bit. I picked up openers of the Magnaguard and Sidious and picked up a carded Grievous, who is the fastest seller around here. I'm undecided on getting an opener, due to the gummy plastic and the fact I'm going to hate the figure for that.

Also picked up some Empire wave figures I've passed on. I wish I wouldn't have bought C-3PO. I dislike it just as much as I thought I would.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 23, 2010, 11:50 PM
I got two Grievous figures, and mine are as sturdy as the 2008 figure, and my 2008 figure hasn't ever fallen over.  I even have one of them in a walking pose with his hands behind his back like he does in the CW3D series.  I'd not describe him as "gummy" at all, really.

He's pliable, but I've found that figure quite sturdy since it first came out. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on September 24, 2010, 01:07 AM
Then I had bad luck, I guess. Though there is also the lack of peg holes in the feet, which is bothersome.

I feel like Smithers on this one: "But this one has a new cape!"
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 24, 2010, 12:05 PM
Found a lone TVC ROTS Wave Clone Trooper on the pegs at Target of all places. I'm thinking "return" as I have heard nothing about this wave making it to the shelves there yet.

I went ahead and bought it for the last UPC I need for Boba. Yeehaw.

If anyone wants this thing, minus the UPC, PM me.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 24, 2010, 10:43 PM
Found a bunch of wave 2 at WM today. Got all the Sandtroopers I was planning to get, my second and last Magnaguard and the remaining foils I needed. Technically, I need to replace four of the 12 due to bad cards, but it's still nice to finally have found everything. Also picked up a corrected size Battle droid 2-pack.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on September 24, 2010, 11:34 PM
I got today 24 sept the TVC bEspin Luke Skywalker, nice detail, but I don´t know how he bends his left arm. In other sites I saw his legs bent at knee joint, but in this toy seemed impossible.

I really liked this figure, is the first TVC item I bought.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 25, 2010, 02:25 AM
He should have ball/socket joints at the elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, neck, and the waist/torso.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on September 25, 2010, 02:48 PM
Thanks for The advice Jesse, I will try gently on him to bend his limbs.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on September 25, 2010, 07:21 PM
It's not unusual for figures to have a hard time bending at the joints - it's just that since it's brand-new and hasn't been used before the plastic tends to be stiff and unmovable
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 27, 2010, 02:19 AM
I picked up another Magna Guard and Dak today.  That's the first Dak I've seen in quite some time now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ook on September 29, 2010, 03:14 PM
Got arc welder Solo today for 4 bux and change with this Kmart coupon: http://www.printablecouponfeed.com/kmart/25734 . Unfortunately I just heard about it today. :-\

Prior purchases from this line have been Dengar (awesome!), Threepio, Cody and Jabba (!!! :D).

Outside of this line I also recently bought Resurgence and the Ultimate Sarlacc (thanks Ray!).
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 29, 2010, 11:50 PM
WAVE 2 HAS HIT TARGET!!!

Found the foil upgrades I needed. Wave 2 is officially in bed.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on September 30, 2010, 01:27 AM
WAVE 2 HAS HIT TARGET!!!

Found the foil upgrades I needed. Wave 2 is officially in bed.

I know what I'm doing this weekend...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on October 1, 2010, 02:20 PM
At TRU today I picked up:

Non Foil Cody
Small Eyed Battle Droid
CW Nikto Guard

There is a sale on Legnds and CWs, 2 for $11.99. The Nikto is marked at $10.99 but the kind cashier gave me the sale price. Also of note Target and TRU had plenty of both Waves of Legacy. They were stocked full!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ook on October 3, 2010, 09:56 AM
Hoth Leia for free at Kohl's. :D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on October 3, 2010, 06:11 PM
Hoth Leia for free at Kohl's. :D

How did you get it for free?!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 3, 2010, 06:29 PM
Jodo Kast with the $5 coupon at K-Mart (last one they had), also found a Legacy collection Imperial Scanning Trooper for $3.20. So I got both figures for $7.62.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ook on October 3, 2010, 09:38 PM
Hoth Leia for free at Kohl's. :D

How did you get it for free?!

Oh sorry. I took it for granted that people knew there was $10 off of a $10 purchase coupon going out in the mail. They go out quite often. Hell of a deal! 8)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on October 4, 2010, 12:14 AM
Snagged Cape w/ Grievous accessory, Sith Eyes Anakin and Palpidious tonight.

Weirdest thing was that a few days ago they had foil versions of everybody except Anakin (a Magnaguard was in his place). Went back to pick everything up tonight and everything was non-foil, the Magnaguard was gone, and Anakin was in its place. The foil versions don't make a difference to me, but I really wanted the Magnaguard.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 8, 2010, 09:55 PM
Picked up 5 out of the 6 Geonosis packs today as well as the vintage Target ships.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on October 11, 2010, 12:20 PM
I picked up:
x2 Defense of Hoth Sets
x2 Attack on Hoth Sets
10 New Geo 2 Sets (All but Obi-Wan)
x2 Small Eyed Corrected Geo Battle Droids
Vintage Darth Sidious for custom fodder.
Vintage C-3P0
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ook on October 11, 2010, 12:59 PM
Another free one at Kohl's ($10 coupon). Boba Fett.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 11, 2010, 04:26 PM
well I went to Target and I saw the display of all the SW exclusives and I blew my wallet load...  Grabbed the Commado 2 pack, 4 of the genosis sets, the bounty hunter 4 pack, and the defense on Hoth pack.   :o

seriously, I like all of the exclusives, but that was a lot for me to spend on toys.  I wish they were more spread out evenly throughout the year, but I made my choice.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 11, 2010, 07:18 PM
Agreed wholeheartedly.  I miss the 2-packs in Spring instead of this Fall deal when they ship.  :( 

The big battlepacks are cool now I guess, good kick-off items to Christmas, and a Clone Wars exclusive is cool, but this was a ton of stuff, all at once, which makes you start to question how you collect.  Spread out, I'd probably buy 2 or 3 of the Hoth Rebel set if I saw them...  All together, I question a decision like that.  Especially for me because this time of year is expensive for me in other areas, between my love of Halloween, hockey, football...  And I'm always winterizing cars at this time of year.

That's a lot of **** draining my wallet, and then on top of it a deluge of SW exclusives, haha.  I'm just glad there isn't a basic figure wave to track down right now too.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 11, 2010, 07:41 PM
That's a lot of **** draining my wallet, and then on top of it a deluge of SW exclusives, haha.  I'm just glad there isn't a basic figure wave to track down right now too.

thats the thing though too - who knows when the ROTJ will pop up, and then if AOTC happens before the end of the year, iirc wave 5 could potentially be following its heels.

Today was a day unlike any of my other collecting days.  I collect SW figures - mainly realistic formats and with a hint of CW figures that I am intersted in, GI Joe, and Marvel Universe.  I have never had a day I walked into a retail outlet and spent this much money, around $140, without there being a BMF style vehicle in the cart.  I totally skipped the Mighty Muggs 3 packs, I thought they were cool, but I spent enough $$$.

So what is there between now and the end of the year?  Maybe the 3 waves I listed above if I am right, a sprinkling of CW figures, and the EE comic sets - plus the stuff I collect from the other lines.  Am I missing other SW items or exclusives?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 11, 2010, 08:26 PM
One of the positives, if you can look at it that way, is that the vintage wave 3 hasn't surfaced overseas.  No ROTJ wave yet, so generally the rule of thumb is a month out from the first overseas images...  That worked out pretty exact with most of the items this year.  It's not always the case, but generally.

Sometimes I've gotten images early I cannot post, and so far ROTJ wave hasn't been one of them either, so I think ROTJ wave is probably a little bit off yet.  You really never know though as surprises sneak through a lot.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 11, 2010, 10:33 PM
After the target glut, I hope ROTJ stays off for a few more weeks.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on October 12, 2010, 10:39 AM
After the target glut, I hope ROTJ stays off for a few more weeks.

I have to say, our stores are pretty full right now as well.  Target and WM in particular have a pretty healthy supply of waves 1 and 2, and I don't know if "new" stuff would make it to the pegs right now anyways.  I usually - at least with the vintage line - just order a set online, and then attempt to pick up extras at retail (or at HTS if/when they get them and have a code).  A short break is just fine, but I have to say I'm really looking forward to that ROTJ wave.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on October 12, 2010, 12:00 PM
I could not agree more with the glut in one shot. What makes this worse is that they are exclusives so you feel more pressured to buy because sell out always varies. I think the Hoth sets will blow out, the geo sets will likely linger again, at least longer than the Hoth sets. Speaking of which...

I picked up another Defense of Hoth & Attack on Hoth. So far I have 3 of each set and plan on picking up a few more. I am just going to recoup first then pick more up. I have some extra stuff from the sets in my trade/sale thread if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 12, 2010, 03:50 PM
Not sure if this classifies as a recent Vintage Collection purchase - but I scored the 2010 Geonosis 2-packs this morning on my way into work.

Had to use the DPCI trick to get them, none of my Targets have put the stuff out early.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 12, 2010, 05:19 PM
Not sure if this classifies as a recent Vintage Collection purchase - but I scored the 2010 Geonosis 2-packs this morning on my way into work.

Had to use the DPCI trick to get them, none of my Targets have put the stuff out early.

How does Shakk Ti look to you? Worth picking up if you have the TLC version from earlier this year?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 12, 2010, 07:39 PM
They're nowhere near close to one another in terms of looks, so I think comparing them is like comparing an Anakin and a Darth Vader figure, ya know? 

I've been wanting an SA Shaak Ti since we got the "almost there" version in 2005, which is a grand figure herself for the most part, complete with her datapad searching for Palpatine.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on October 12, 2010, 10:25 PM
I had read somewhere that the ROTS figure was going to include a hole in the neck, from when Grievous stabs her in the deleted scene. :o

Anyways, I'm not sure if I like her eyes - they're completely black. Is this accurate? JTA claims so, but I've seen pictures where she has whites in her eyes. And Ahsoka does too, and she's also a Togruta.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 12, 2010, 10:27 PM
How does Shakk Ti look to you? Worth picking up if you have the TLC version from earlier this year?

Pretty good - I haven't opened her up, but out of all of the figures in these sets, Shaak Ti is one of the ones I was looking forward to the most. Edit: I've opened up her set first and she is a fantastic figure. The only difference I would make is the addition of articulated ankles, but the fact that she doesn't have them really doesn't detract from the figure.

The TLC EU wave figure is great for what it is - Shaak Ti from The Force Unleashed, hiding on Felucia in a barely-there outfit.

This figure, to me at least, looks to be a great Shaak Ti from the movies and could have easily been inserted into the Vintage Collection ROTS or AOTC assortments.


On the topic of recent purchases, add to the Geonosis 2-packs, the Defense of and Assault on Hoth Battlepacks - grabbed two of each on the way home from work.

I haven't opened the Assault on Hoth set, but the Defense of Hoth set is great. If it's not too much of a hassle to score a second Defense of Hoth set, I think I definitely will pick it up.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 13, 2010, 08:59 AM


Anyways, I'm not sure if I like her eyes - they're completely black. Is this accurate? JTA claims so, but I've seen pictures where she has whites in her eyes. And Ahsoka does too, and she's also a Togruta.

I am right there with you on the eyes part - not quite sure I like it.  However, I have been without a ROTS Shaak Ti for quite some time now, 5-6 years.  She was one of the first victims to our new puppy when we got him...  So yeah, I picked that Geonosis set up when I saw it.  I am very happy about the elbow articulation now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 13, 2010, 09:21 AM
They're nowhere near close to one another in terms of looks, so I think comparing them is like comparing an Anakin and a Darth Vader figure, ya know? 

Yeah, I know, I guess I was thinking more along the lines of the facial sculpt, and specifically the eyes, which bug for me some reason because of the inconsistency.

After reading Pete's review though, I am pretty much sold and am buying this on site next time I see it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 13, 2010, 02:18 PM
The original ROTS figure was originally designed to have a removable piece so you could stab her with a saber, but that was removed for the production figure's back/chest.  You can still see a remnant of the removable bit on her back though.

It was probably removed last second because the scene was cut and the feature was a tad graphic.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 15, 2010, 12:18 PM
The number may not be exact because I did the math on my fingers, but I believe this week with all the Target stuff and other regular release stuff I've spent about two billion dollars.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 15, 2010, 03:13 PM
I picked up two of the Vintage Packaging TIEs and one of the Vintage Packaging Snowspeeders this morning.

The one Snowspeeder and one of the TIEs are to keep MIB.

The second TIE is to open - I believe it's a new combination of cockpit and color. Right?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on October 15, 2010, 10:09 PM
Huge morning/afternoon for me today.  Picked up:

-Republic Swamp Speeder
-Hyena Bomber
-Saga Legends Jango Fett (30AC version)
-Assault on Hoth Battle Pack
-Defense of Hoth Battle Pack
-4 of 6 Geonosis Arena Showdown 2 packs (all but Anakin/Droideka and Obi-Wan/SBD)
-CW Senate Commando 2 pack

My bank account is hurting.  I'm with Anton on this one; if the ROTJ wave takes another month or two to get here, I won't complain a bit. :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 16, 2010, 09:22 AM

The second TIE is to open - I believe it's a new combination of cockpit and color. Right?

Yes.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on October 17, 2010, 02:57 PM
Snagged a Magnaguard at Target last night. Only ROTS figure they didn't have multiples of.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 18, 2010, 03:40 PM
Picked up a second opener of the Defense of Hoth set at my local Target this morning.

They were finishing the set up the endcap when I got to the store but that was the one thing that they didn't have out. They had only one Assault on Hoth set, so I took it to the price scanner to see if they had more - I wasn't going to ask them to check if the system said no.

At that point, the woman working the endcap said in a really snotty tone "You know the price is on the shelf under the item."

To which I replied, "Yes, I know, but I wanted to see if you had any more in the back."

And then she said, "You can only buy two, there's a limit on those."

And then I said, "That's not a problem, I'm only looking to buy one, I want the other set that comes in the case, would it be a problem to get me one?"

And then of course, she had to argue with me that the two sets in the case were identical.

Finally she relented and got a younger kid to bring out a case and he handed me the Defense of Hoth set.

Of course, I didn't get an apology from her, just an attitude when I showed her there were two different sets.

Up until last week I've been getting my new stuff from either WalMart or TRU - nice to have been reminded as to why I stay away from Target...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on October 23, 2010, 12:35 AM
Scored a second Magnaguard today, because why not?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 23, 2010, 01:47 AM
Why not indeed.

He's tough to track down here though I have passed on a few now.  I haven't seen one in a bit though, and probably would like my tally to come in around 6 anyway.  It's a great figure and I anxiously await a blue deco of him down the road.  I'll rebuy for sure.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on October 23, 2010, 02:13 AM
Yeah, I've only seen three in the wild, and stupidly passed on the first one I saw. I've seen two at Target in the last week and instantly grabbed both of them, since they're the hardest to find of the ROTS wave. Not that that's saying much though, since the entire wave is still kind of HTF around here. A bit easier since the Target resets, but still tough.

I think I'm done buying Magnaguards, at least for now. Still have like half of Wave 1 to pick up, plus the awesome ROTJ wave will probably be hitting any day now. And I'm sure we'll get a cheaper rerelease in the Legends line next year.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on November 2, 2010, 07:29 PM
Broke down and got two Sandtroopers today, since I never picked up a Dewback last year.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 4, 2010, 12:34 PM
Picked up the figure variants from the Legends line for the MOC collection today - Small Eyes Battledroids, different Vader, removeable armor Jango....

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on November 7, 2010, 09:22 PM
Picked up some figs on sale at Target- Dengar, Grievous, and an AT-AT Commander. Still no endcap at this Target, which I find to be bizarre.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 8, 2010, 02:07 AM
I bought the last Hoth Rebel Defense of Hoth pack Target had on sale, and I intend to try to get my difference back on the other 5 sets I have picked up too.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on November 8, 2010, 01:09 PM
With the recent sales at WM and Target, I picked up another AT-AT Commander (TVC) and Snowspeeder Luke (Legends).  That Snowspeeder Pilot Luke Skywalker is one of those figures I just can't get enough of, grabbed an extra just to have swinging from the AT-AT on display :).
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on November 8, 2010, 11:32 PM
My local Target finally set up the endcap, so I helped myself to a Snowspeeder and Defense set, which I probably wouldn't have purchased if that and the Speeder weren't $5 off.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 9, 2010, 01:07 AM
A Target I rarely go to was totally up-to-date, endcap and all. Scored TVC Boba and Anakin (Darth Vader). Took advantage of the sale going on instead of paying full price. Also scored TCW Shaak Ti and Pre Viszla.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 12, 2010, 03:03 PM
Went on a megahunt today and found the ROTJ wave at multiple Targets, as well as, brace yourself, K-Mart! (The price difference right now is no contest though) Scored Wooof, Ackbar, Wicket, and Gammorean Guard. Complete awesomeness!

I'll detail my thoughts in the other thread, but suffice to say if I had this much luck they're probably hitting all over by now. Great, great wave.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 12, 2010, 09:31 PM
Was able to score almost two ROTJ sets myself today. Couldn't get the extra Ackbar and Gam Guard.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ook on November 13, 2010, 10:04 PM
Got ROTJ at Kmart the other day. Amazing aliens in this wave! :D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 16, 2010, 09:06 AM
Found the ROTJ figures to complete me opener set, and an extra Gam Guard and Rebel commando. Also Got a TIE bomber the other day.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 17, 2010, 03:03 PM
Today was like the mother load of hauls for me:

Vintage:

Gammoreon Guard x6
Luke Skywalker JK x5
Rebel commando x7
Ackbar x3
Wicket x3
R2 x3
Wooof x3
New double Boxed Mail Away Boba Fetts x5

Clone Wars
Embo
Tacticlal Droid w/Scout tank
Droid Gunship

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 17, 2010, 03:14 PM
JACK - by Droid Gunship do you mean the HMP? Where did you stumble across that? Or was it part of an online order?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 17, 2010, 04:55 PM
JACK - by Droid Gunship do you mean the HMP? Where did you stumble across that? Or was it part of an online order?

Online Order from BBTS. It's this one:

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/medium/HAS19550.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 17, 2010, 05:26 PM
Got a complete set of ROTJ figures from Target  ;D  they all look so freakin awesome.  cant wait to crack em open!!!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on November 17, 2010, 07:29 PM
Found the entire ROTJ wave and 2X each of the guard, Luke and Wooof!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 18, 2010, 01:31 PM
Found a complete set of the ROTJ wave this morning - cards were all bent so I got them as my openers. Already opened them up during lunch at work - great wave.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 18, 2010, 03:15 PM
I picked up another GG and Jedi Luke. I think I am done with this wave, I am loaded with them (x6 Lukes, x8 GG, 6 RC, x3 Wickets and x2 of everyone else. This has to be my favorite wave ever, this is the benchmark! It's a wave like this that will make me the themed wave.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ook on November 18, 2010, 04:00 PM
Got a second Gamorrean the other day. Want 2 more. ;D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 18, 2010, 08:09 PM
Picked up Luke and R2 from the Vinty ROTJ wave.

Not opened them yet, and bummed no other figure was around as these were probably lower on my list than any figure in the wave, but that's life. :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on November 18, 2010, 09:16 PM
Scored ROTJ Luke at Target - for $7.99. I was expecting to pay the sale price, $6.99. ::) I wonder if it's still in effect.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 18, 2010, 09:17 PM
No, it ended Saturday.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 19, 2010, 06:33 PM
On the set I picked up Thursday morning, I was able to get the $6.99 price, because the sale signs were still on the pegs. The woman in customer service didn't even bat an eye at giving me my $7 back on the seven figures from the ROTJ wave.

The set I picked up this morning rung up at the $7.99 price and because they didn't have the sale tags in that store, I didn't make an issue of it.

So now that I've gotten a MOC set, I'm down to just needing GGs and I'm good. I've decided not to army build the Rebel Commando beyond having two of him open. Great figure, just not something I need lots of.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on November 20, 2010, 04:04 PM
Huge haul from my local WM, which unloaded 3 or 4 cases of the ROTJ wave today:

3x Gam. Guard
2x Luke
2x Wicket
1 each for the Rebel, Ackbar, R2, and Wooof.

I also picked up Shaak Ti, Quinlan Vos, and the Undead Geonosian which were there too. I'm really liking the Geonosian, which I wasn't going to buy until I saw it today. Skipped Embo, Cato, and Boba. The Mando was the only new CW figure gone, which I thought was bizarre.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on November 21, 2010, 07:19 PM
Got a sandtrooper at Wal-Mart for $6. And another Snowtrooper for $6 (less actually, since I returned some cans/bottles).

Got Legends AOTC CLone and ROTS white Clone at K-Mart's buy one get one free sale. $4.25 a figure...nice. I couldn't find much else, clone wars repacks and vintage leftovers, ...wave ones I had or didn't want. Not sure what I'd do with another At-At Commander, but I thought about it.

I think it's funny the difference between the two clones' basic card stats are that the ROTS trooper has one more point of "luck".

Speaking of that I found the Iron Man Air Assualt and Weapon Drones at K-mart buy one get one. $3.50 each.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 21, 2010, 08:55 PM
ROTJ Wave has hit Walmart here, saw most at 2 different stores today. Went ahead and picked up a Wicket since this is technically a Droids derivative figure, and I collect all things Droids-related. He'll look good next to Boba and BL-17.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 22, 2010, 02:09 AM
Still not much here.  Target stores were largely cleared out if they had gotten them in, and WM shows no signs at all.  K-Mart is where I've seen most of the wave...  The figures I am seeing are:

-Ackbar
-Luke
-R2

No Gams, no Rebels, no Woofs, no Wickets...  I saw 2 or 3 of the above 3 figures though, when I did see them.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 24, 2010, 12:31 AM
Hit my local WM right before closing and then went to a 24-hour WM and I was able to score a few things...

2x WalMart Exclusive TIE Bomber (one to open, one to keep MIB)
2x Gamorrean Guard (brining my open count up to four)
1x Rebel Commando (bringing my open count up to four)
1x Drink Serving R2
1x Jedi Luke
1x Anakin on "Darth Vader" cardback variant

So now I'm "done" with the ROTJ Vintage wave and the WalMart exclusives for fall 2010 - yeah!!!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on November 24, 2010, 04:40 PM
Hit up a Wal-Mart on the way home for Thanksgiving and ended up snagging Bar2, Wicket and a second Rebel Commando. The hunt remains for Luke and a few more G. Guards.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 24, 2010, 07:50 PM
ROTJ wave 3 hit pretty good in Walmarts NY today.  I'm up to 6 Gamorrean Guards now.  A dozen should do it for me.  Definitely one of the Top 5 figures ever made.  I'd be hard pressed to rank anyone above him.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 24, 2010, 08:25 PM
Man, must be nice...  If you want Luke or R2, that's all you can get here...  Oh, and Ackbar's lingering a little more too.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 1, 2010, 12:47 AM
Picked up Bar2-D2 at Target tonight. I havn't seen really any of the ROTJ wave except Woof once at Walmart. I want Ackbar!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 2, 2010, 12:25 PM
I picked up some CW figures out of boredom:
Shaak Ti (She looks better than the real one)
Embo (My second one, he is sweet)
Boba Fett.

I also picked up another Jabba WM set to stash away.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on December 5, 2010, 09:59 AM
I picked up an extra Gammy, Luke, and Wooof at Target this weekend, for $6 each.  That Gamorrean is one of those figures I'm going to have a tough time not picking up each time I see one, so nicely done.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 5, 2010, 11:02 AM
I agree. The Gammorean Guard is close to Sideshow quality in 3.75" scale.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on December 5, 2010, 12:37 PM
Eventhough he could use a little 'manscaping' this is a very good figure.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on December 5, 2010, 02:56 PM
Posted this in the wrong thread, but I picked up Hoth Leia yesterday. The $6 Target sale might finally get me to pick up the rest of the ESB wave.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 5, 2010, 04:03 PM
Picked up a pair of fixed helmet Clone Troopers from the ROTS wave at Target for $6 each.

Also picked up an opener of Plo Koon's JSF.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 6, 2010, 02:42 AM
Picked up Bar2-D2 at Target tonight. I havn't seen really any of the ROTJ wave except Woof once at Walmart. I want Ackbar!

They're not terribly common in my area yet either.  I'm seeing about half the assortment semi-frequently, and the rest not at all much.

This weekend I picked up:

-2 AT-AT Commanders
-1 Magna Guard (love that guy)
-1 Embo
-1 Orto Plutonia pack
-4 ASP-7 Droids (why not toss these guys into my finds, ya know?)

And that's it basically. 

The $6 price will coax me into buying a lot of army builders.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 6, 2010, 07:50 PM
Using my K-Mart Reward Zone Discounts I'd racked up, I got an Endor Rebel and Gammie for around $13 today.  Pleased with that purchase.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on December 7, 2010, 06:10 AM
Using my K-Mart Reward Zone Discounts I'd racked up, I got an Endor Rebel and Gammie for around $13 today.  Pleased with that purchase.

How's that program work?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 7, 2010, 03:44 PM
It's just a reward zone card you get scanned when you make purchases...  They last a year, so you can accumulate a bit in that time, but I like to use them if I have $4 or $5 available to basically make vintage collection figure purchases for a more reasonable price.

Sometimes there are deals where you earn a lot more points if you buy something specific, like food products for instance. 

You just have to remind the cashiers to scan your card because they never remember, and you have to remember/keep tabs on your balance on it yourself because they rarely tell you that you have $ to use on it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 8, 2010, 03:42 PM
I picked up a few odds and ends with the sale going on at Target, too tempting.

Assault on Hoth (Set #7
Defense of Hoth (Set #7)
Vari Fett
Rebel Commando
Klaatu
C-3PO
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on December 8, 2010, 03:50 PM
Assault on Hoth (Set #7

Damn, I wish I could find another AoH set. They sold better than the Defense set, which isn't exactly common by me. Anyway, nice score man!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 8, 2010, 04:04 PM
Assault on Hoth (Set #7

Damn, I wish I could find another AoH set. They sold better than the Defense set, which isn't exactly common by me. Anyway, nice score man!


Thanks, after seeing the reports of it selling better and seeing it firsthand I jumped when I saw it. They had 4 Defense sets left. If I see any more of those on clearance I will bite but I already have 7 of those. Both of these sets were great and even at full price the value was good. I really hope we see more sets like this.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 8, 2010, 07:53 PM
Not a purchase per se, but I got 2 Endor Rebels price-adjusted today and got $4 back.  $4 back on 2 figures I really wanted even at full price is a nice feeling.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on December 11, 2010, 08:38 PM
Found the Target exclusive TIE Fighter today for $13.98.

Why? Because they were out of the R/C Hailfire droid, had raincheck slips, but shelf sign offered Clone Wars Starfighter substitute for $13.98. I saw the sign...great, but they don't have any clone wars vehicles...but they had the TIE, which scanned at $13.98. So I got one.

Then I foolishly went to the other Target, and no such thing there. They had the hailfire, vehicles were the normal price. Oh, well, shoulda trusted my gut on that one, which said "it's just this store".
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 12, 2010, 05:58 PM
Picked up bar r2, ackbar and rebel commando for $6 each at Target this week.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 13, 2010, 10:11 AM
Target
Attack on Hoth (My 8th set, I'm done!)
Rebel commando x2
Klaatu x2

K-Mart
Ackbar
Gamm Gaurd
R2
Klaatu
Rebel commando
Wicket
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2010, 08:30 PM
I picked up...

3 Sandtroopers, 1 Endor Trooper, 1 Ackbar, 1 Legends Clone, all at K-Mart stores.  The Gammies were all gone and I didn't want more of the others.  Bummer on the gammies I'd seen winding up being gone today even though everything else was still there.  I'm guessing they sold before the sale because the pegs looked identical to Friday night. 

With my rewards card points too, I also knocked another $3 off the total.  That was cool.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 15, 2010, 02:59 PM
Wal-Mart:
Tie Bomber x2
Vintage Luke
Vintage Gam Guard x2
Vintage R2
Vinatge Rebel Commando
Vintage Vader
Vintage 3P0
CW Quinlan vos
EE Comic Set of 4 x2

One more Luke and I am officially done for this year unless the AOTC wave comes in.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 17, 2010, 08:46 AM
Finally got around to picking up a swamp-speeder.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 18, 2010, 12:00 PM
My EE exclusive comic packs arrived. Had ordered an extra Fel set, but it's on back order.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 20, 2010, 05:16 PM
This may be my last haul for the year.

- Two full sets of EE Comic Packs arrived today! Very pleased with them!)
- Defense on Hoth (Picked up the last one on the last $34.99 sale day. I bought 8/8 of each set so I am very content!)
- CW Quinlan Vos
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on December 22, 2010, 09:53 PM
Picked today 23 12 2010 the SL tvc Snowtrooper. Figure with dice, stats card and extra weapons.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on December 28, 2010, 10:28 PM
I caved on a Target 9pack for $35 for a refreshed Lando and darker FX-7. What a waste of packaging, if they do a second series I hope they include some newness in it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 13, 2011, 08:22 PM
Scored an At-At for $25 at Target along with a 9 pack for $12.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 14, 2011, 01:15 AM
AT-AT's are getting clearanced already at Target?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: iFett on January 14, 2011, 08:47 AM
Yup...They started hitting clearance right around Christmas, but I never came across any...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Keonobi on January 14, 2011, 10:16 AM
I too picked up the 9 pack for $12 and change.  I wasn't planning on getting this set, but its pretty hard to pass up figures at $1.33 a piece...  They didn't have any AT-ATs.  They did have the CW Cade Bane and IG Droid for $3 something, Mini Muggs for $3 something and then a mess of non-SW stuff.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 14, 2011, 10:36 AM
I was hoping to get one of those 9 packs on clearance as well, but they pretty much dried up once they hit the $35ish price here locally.  No sign of any AT-ATs anywhere around here, except maybe at TRU once in awhile.  WM and Target have been dried up for a bit now.  I'm wondering if the AT-AT may have been the best selling "big" vehicle yet.  The AT-TE did pretty well too, although they did hit the $50 price a few times at TRU as well if I remember right.  All the larger vehicles have done decently around here, but the AT-AT in particular seemed to sell really well, particularly at Christmas.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 14, 2011, 04:04 PM
Target exclusives are pretty much long-gone except the multi-packs which I was hoping to get the fish guy on clearance.  All the rest is gone.

AT-AT's are a-plenty here yet.  Wal-Mart has a good many at any store I go to, Target usually has at least one on the shelves, TRU has a ton of them, and K-Mart restocked after they sold out.  Target and K-Mart were the only ones here that seemed to sell them briskly.  No clearances at Target on them that I've noticed though, but I've not been on a toy run for a little bit now really.

9-packs blew out at $35.  I think one local store put them to $24, but I never saw less than $35.  I'd have bought a few at $12.  If for the army builders alone and just give the rest away, haha.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 16, 2011, 09:23 AM
Picked up the TRU Pilot packs. Love 'em.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 21, 2011, 09:04 AM
Managed to find and buy a Wave 5 212th. Also found a Han, but  the package was too messed up, even for me.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 21, 2011, 02:13 PM
Massive haul today through stores and delivery!

x2 Cases of Wave 5
x2 Cases of Wave 4
Mace Windu
Kit Fisto
Endor Rebel Pilot Set 1
Endor Rebel Pilot Set 2
x2 Endor Rebel Troopers

I have a lot of opening to do today! My daughter is going to have a lot of fun, she is 2 and love SW figures.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 4, 2011, 06:40 PM
Target, AOTC wave.

Nothing everywhere else.  New York baby.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 6, 2011, 12:44 AM
Found and purchased a set of wave 5 this morning. Can't wait to get an opener set.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Keonobi on February 7, 2011, 09:58 AM
My Target in upstate NY had the AOTC wave.  Grabbed Anakin.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 9, 2011, 04:01 PM
getting aggravated here.  I keep looking at Target since people keep finding the AOTC wave there and all I see week after week is 8 ROTS troopers with yellow helmets and two 4-LOMs and 2 Dengars.

And when the heck is HTS going to throw some new SW stuff up for sale?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 9, 2011, 04:11 PM
And when the heck is HTS going to throw some new SW stuff up for sale?

Co-sign. WTF? They're a wave behind on TCW, 2 waves behind on TVC...there hasn't been a new SW listing since the holidays.

They're like the "Toy R Us" of online stores.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 9, 2011, 04:43 PM
Except they're actually fairly priced, and TRU's behind because they're putting themselves in that position with the price-hikes.

Hasbro Toy Shop I think generally is behind a little bit because the other larger retailers get serviced first.  Just a guess, but they're likely to get priority for a while, then Hasbro's own shop does.  Retail in general doesn't have a lot of the latest waves from either line out at the moment.  As far as I'm aware the last 2 Vinty waves haven't been sighted in Pittsburgh at all.  So I'd say it'll maybe be a little while till Hasbro's shop gets anything.  Probably once the figures start surfacing in a more regular fashion.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 10, 2011, 10:32 PM
Finally got something going this week in terms of the Vintage line...

Picked up most of Vintage Wave 5 at my local KMart - someone had already picked out the Stormtrooper so I missed him

Picked up the entire AOTC wave at the Toys R Us where I work. Was really surprised to see them there. The price per figure was $9.99 and since this was the first time I've seen the wave locally, I snapped it up, if I can return them at a later date, great, otherwise, I don't mind that I spent ~$9 more than I would have at Target or KMart for a complete set.

Our WalMarts have been Dead Zones in terms of new product, some even have only one or two Vintage figures on the pegs and they've been sitting that way for at least three weeks - pathetic.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on February 12, 2011, 10:51 AM
I got my AOTC case earlier in the week.  I found all of Wave 5 except Yoda at Wally last night. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 14, 2011, 09:31 AM
I was in the North East this weekend, PA, and all I found was a R5 and Stormtrooper.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2011, 04:03 PM
You're ahead of most in PA then Anton.  I've yet to see even remnants from Wave 4 or 5.  Nobody seems to be stocking anything anywhere.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on February 19, 2011, 06:25 PM
Picked up Darth Sidious for $5.20 after $6.50 sale and a 20% off coupon at Meijers. Which is strange, cuz I'm not a Palpatine/Sidious fan, figured if I'm gonna get one I want a poseable one.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on February 19, 2011, 08:24 PM
Found some AOTC wave at TRU. Since I really wanted the Padme, I went ahead and paid the $10. Now I wish I'd have ordered a set/case.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 19, 2011, 09:14 PM
found almost all AOTC Wave 4 at K-Mart here.  With my Rewards points off, I got them for around $8 each.  I didn't get Anakin or Jango...  SBD was missing too.  It really sucked on not finding Ani but I got the rest and that's been way more than I've picked up in ages. 

I'm going to do more shopping at K-Mart now using their reward zone thingie...  It's my spite move towards Target.  I'll still stick with WM though for a while.  They seem to be sticking with MSRP's.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 20, 2011, 10:06 PM
I'll still stick with WM though for a while.  They seem to be sticking with MSRP's.

TVC $8.96 at WM now around here...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 20, 2011, 10:57 PM
I'll still stick with WM though for a while.  They seem to be sticking with MSRP's.

TVC $8.96 at WM now around here...

Savages.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 21, 2011, 02:06 AM
Still $7.96 here...  till they decide to jack things up too I guess?  Looks like I'll do more searching at KM.  They generally get each wave in once, so I'll hope I can get most there, till they likely go up a buck then I guess I'm just hosed and will cut back more.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: NightVyper on February 21, 2011, 07:52 AM
toysRus in NYC sell them for 12. that blows hard.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 21, 2011, 04:48 PM
When I was there last year for Toy Fair NYC's TRU had figures for normal price, and they had tons of Scanner Techs.  They may even have been on sale or something.  I bought a few.  I couldn't resist.  I even felt really weird doing so since it was my first trip there.

Figures at TRU's everywhere are $11-ish though I believe...  That's about what they cost here anyway.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 21, 2011, 07:00 PM
Wave 5 showing up in my Walmarts if anyone cares.  Not a good situation between the price and sloppiness of this wave.  I hope nobody was looking forward to the Utapau clone, SEVERE yellowing/browning of the helmets already.

Wave 4 in Target.

That's how it is in my area of NY at the moment.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 21, 2011, 07:02 PM
Maybe the Clone can be bs'd as having a deco that is off-white?  It's the Brown Egg Division.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: NightVyper on February 21, 2011, 09:19 PM
i want the janga fett it looks nice and like the poncho. it would be sweet if he came with a blue sombrero too, but seriously i want the poncho.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 21, 2011, 11:08 PM
Look for the Legends Jango...  I think you'll be happier all around on that, personally.  It's a different outfit Jango but has the poncho.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 23, 2011, 12:27 AM
Picked up my opener Wave 5 set this morning at a WalMart on my way into work.

Pretty much a ho-hum wave. I would have much rather found more of the AOTC wave, that wave is much more interesting to me than this one.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 23, 2011, 04:31 PM
found the AOTC wave at WM in Mishawaka, Indiana.  I only needed the Senate Guard, and at $8.96, I was glad that was all I needed.  Also, just an FYI if anyone is keeping track, it was the variant version where the card back picture shows the full body of the Guard. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 26, 2011, 07:15 AM
Captain Piet helped me score most of the AOTC wave at one of our local WalMarts yesterday.

Now all I need is another Zam and I need a bunch more Senate Guards, I'm good with the rest of the wave though.

I'm really liking the upgrades made to Kit Fisto for this release - the ball jointed hips are a nice touch.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on February 26, 2011, 10:36 AM
Yep, we help each other out.  ;)
So I snagged the two Senate guards and the other Zam from two cases put out at a Wal-Mart that has been crazy packed with figures in two separate areas, yet they put out more. Uh, OK?
With General Lando wave and new Clone Wars Ahsoka and Anakin wave now shipping, keep 'em coming. Although, I figure Target has to get in the act here.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 26, 2011, 10:19 PM
I got the wave 5 Stormtrooper tonight at WM...  It's funny but while I see some discoloration, if mine's the "norm" then people have really been blowing the severity of it out of proportion because it's not horrific. 

I'm going to replace it with a Spacetrooper bucket regardless.  I think the paintjob is worse than any discoloration though.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 27, 2011, 05:32 AM
I got the wave 5 Stormtrooper tonight at WM...  It's funny but while I see some discoloration, if mine's the "norm" then people have really been blowing the severity of it out of proportion because it's not horrific. 

I haven't seen many people complaining about the coloration of the stormie helmet, the complaints have been more about the sculpt (not looking much like a stormtrooper helmet) and also the paintjob.

Got a pic?

The Utapau clone in that wave seems to be the one with the helmet yellowing issues.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 28, 2011, 02:11 AM
I saw some Utapau Clones tonight at another WM and I didn't think they looked bad either...  Not great, but not as bad as the white Clones with the yellowing.  A shade between clean and that figure is where I'd put it.

The Stormtrooper helmet is an ok sculpt to me...  ok enough I guess, but I'm still replacing it with a Spacetrooper helmet.  There's enough discoloration I notice it.  The paintjob is sloppy as **** though, so I'm completely down on that...  The brow bar thing is like Burt's unibrow.

No pic, nothing short of a crummy cell phone anyway, but yeah, it's not bad really...  I'd say the Sandtroopers I've seen have worse yellowing on their thighs, and the white Clones are way worse.  I've only seen 2 Utapau Clones so far though, since they seem to be the worst of the worst when it comes to this discoloration thing.

The stormie looks good enough to me though beside the paintjob.  Paintjobs are really getting the axe these days on many figures though.  I guess it's like marketing, it's usually the first thign to get cut when times are tough.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on March 4, 2011, 04:53 PM
Walked into one of my local Wal-Marts this morning to find them doing a minor reset (for the Pirates of the Carribean and Thor figures), which was sending some stuff to the clearance aisle.  Wal-Mart usually takes forever to clear stuff out here (or they just move it two aisles over, put a "red" tag on it at the original price, and claim it's on clearance), but imagine my shock when I saw an AT-AT on the bottom shelf, with a red "29.00" clearance sticker!  :o

I didn't need another one, but a friend of mine had said she'd like one, so I picked it up for her.  When the cashier ran it across the scanner, it rang up at 24.00 even.   :o :o

Probably the best clearance find I've ever had, at least from the price perspective.  WINNING!  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on March 4, 2011, 06:41 PM
Walked into one of my local Wal-Marts this morning to find them doing a minor reset (for the Pirates of the Carribean and Thor figures), which was sending some stuff to the clearance aisle.  Wal-Mart usually takes forever to clear stuff out here (or they just move it two aisles over, put a "red" tag on it at the original price, and claim it's on clearance), but imagine my shock when I saw an AT-AT on the bottom shelf, with a red "29.00" clearance sticker!  :o

I didn't need another one, but a friend of mine had said she'd like one, so I picked it up for her.  When the cashier ran it across the scanner, it rang up at 24.00 even.   :o :o

Probably the best clearance find I've ever had, at least from the price perspective.  WINNING!  ;D

Wow.  Nice score!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: 501ST on March 4, 2011, 09:47 PM
Excellent price!!!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2011, 02:10 AM
Probably the best clearance find I've ever had, at least from the price perspective.  WINNING!  ;D

You've gotta have Adonis DNA & Tiger Blood for that, you Warlock Wizard.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 5, 2011, 04:05 PM
DoctorPadawan feasts on the bones of trolls and looks like Zeus in a Speedo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7AS25hyiBI)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: iFett on March 5, 2011, 04:30 PM
Not quite as nice as DP's score, but I managed another AT-AT @ $49 this morning a WM.  Last one left and shelf sticker still read $99whateverish, but it scanned at a decent price.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 10, 2011, 09:23 AM
Fi-Ek-Sirch and Weequay Skiff dude are now mine, courtesy of TRU amazingly enough. Their stuff is not cheap but now I can forget about this line again until the next wave hits. Super-psyched for Fordo!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 20, 2011, 08:56 AM
Begrudgingly picked up another set of the Endor Pilot packs. At least had a coupon, but, geeze, these are the first figures I bought in quite a while. I'm going out every day and am not finding anything. Still need Han and Luke from Wave 5, most of wave 4 and wound up ordering wave 6 on-line. The most frustrating thins is that the pegs are nearly empty everywhere I go, but obviously, the stores "mins" are set to one case.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on March 20, 2011, 08:15 PM
Yeah, other than one sighting of Wave 5 in January, I haven't seen anything since the ROTJ wave hit around Thanksgiving. And even then that was one shipment. Nothing since then.

I'm getting kind of worried because the last time I went this long without seeing anything new was back in 2002/2003... when stores cut the line down to 4 pegs and didn't restock anything for months... kinda like what I'm seeing in stores now. Legends and Clone Wars have 4 pegs and Vintage has 4 pegs... yet the only Vintage figures available are 2-3 4-LOMs, 2-3 Sandtroopers and a lone Anakin and lone Obi-Wan. Clone Wars/Legends isn't much better.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on March 20, 2011, 08:43 PM
In a way I'm concrened as well...but somehow I think everything will show.  Yes, 2002/2003 was a huge drag, but I didn't miss any waves. They eventually shipped all at once.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2011, 05:04 AM
Some recent purchases and things I've gotten...

I got Wave 5 Luke, a couple Endor Rebels from what appeared to be Wave 3 restocking, and I ordered some stuff from Shop Star Wars.com (Fleet Trooper 1/6 Figure, and some Kitchen junk).

In my area in general, WM gets stuff in but it's hit and miss, and varies greatly as to which cases/assortments they're getting.  Target is a wasteland.  K-Mart is hit and miss as well (some getting things in, others not getting anything at all.  It's odd.), and Toys R Us can kiss my grits.  I refuse to shop with them unless it's some kind of sale price or an exclusive I have to have.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 21, 2011, 12:05 PM
In the last 2 weeks I acquired:

x2 Cases of Wave 6
x34 VC45 AOTC Clonetrooper
x2 AT-RT Drivers

All were acquired by BBTS, Brian's toys and eBay seller. I paid about $50 more overall than I would have but given the slow retail shipments, number of single clones I need to replace and gas prices it was so worth it! It was also cheaper, less stressful and less time to boot.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on March 21, 2011, 02:46 PM
x34 VC45 AOTC Clonetrooper

Pics or it didn't happen. Seriously, that should be one awesome looking clone army. Especially with those sweet new weapons.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 21, 2011, 03:02 PM
x34 VC45 AOTC Clonetrooper

Pics or it didn't happen. Seriously, that should be one awesome looking clone army. Especially with those sweet new weapons.

It definitely happened.  I'd bet my Bears tickets on it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 21, 2011, 03:04 PM
x34 VC45 AOTC Clonetrooper

Pics or it didn't happen. Seriously, that should be one awesome looking clone army. Especially with those sweet new weapons.

It's real, I do not talk unless I back it up. I have 13 in hand the rest will be here in two days. I will take pics by Thursday to prove the score. I sold a lot of my old clones and found someone that supplied them at a good price and quantity. I am going as far as throwing the Hawkbat ponchos over them to make my collection consistent.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on March 21, 2011, 04:15 PM
x34 VC45 AOTC Clonetrooper

Pics or it didn't happen. Seriously, that should be one awesome looking clone army. Especially with those sweet new weapons.

It's real, I do not talk unless I back it up. I have 13 in hand the rest will be here in two days. I will take pics by Thursday to prove the score. I sold a lot of my old clones and found someone that supplied them at a good price and quantity. I am going as far as throwing the Hawkbat ponchos over them to make my collection consistent.

Haha, I believed you, and I'm kinda envious. I eagerly await your next collection update. What's the total number that you're shooting for with the new clones?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 21, 2011, 05:04 PM
Haha, I believed you, and I'm kinda envious. I eagerly await your next collection update. What's the total number that you're shooting for with the new clones?

All good my man, I do not like liars so I am very ready to pony up evidence. I will shoot pics of what I got on hand then add more once I get/open the rest. I already have them in 3 shelves set up with them, some of them were given pauldrens, backpacks and other weapons to mix them up, they look great. I even passed along the new DC-15 to Commanders to get them more in consistent line with the new clone. I love this figure, I want at least 60 but need about 45 ASAP to cover what I have sold. (I have some Skeleton Crew in my vehicles) This is one figure I will invest in, heck even my little girl loves him, she is getting into my room so it makes this more of a fun hobby. Once good thing about clones in general they retain their value. I am selling my old ones at close to old retail, so the bulk is inflation cost for my army upgrade, it makes it less painful. I have used this strategy for the AT-AT's BMF and other vehicles.

It was nice to go through my collection to really upgrade stuff, I even swapped heads with the ROTS Senate guards. I will have some pics tonight including a modified SS Luke (I physically merged the Legacy SS Luke with the Dagobah Landing for a screen accurate version. It stinks retail is so slow with this stuff.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 22, 2011, 01:00 AM
As promised here are some pics of my bakers dozen in action with more shots to come once the reinforcements arrives. (I Have 14 on hand with 1 packaged and 22 on the way). I also included some shots of my modified/corrected Snowspeeder Luke, Snowspeeder Wedge (I used the CP Steakhouse Waiter Wedge Head, fits great!) and Senate Guards with the ROTS style head for your enjoyment.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/bakersdozen1.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/bakersdozen3.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/bakersdozen2.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/sslukemodwithwedge.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/jackoftradze/Jackoftradze%20Star%20Wars%20customs/senateguardmod.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on March 22, 2011, 11:30 AM
Awesome setups JoT. Be sure to update when your other twenty or so clones join the battle. Hasbro can't repaint/update this clone fast enough. At least they invested in ARC gear early on, so hopefully we'll get a basic blue ARC within a year or two.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on March 22, 2011, 11:36 AM
My God, I wish the Vintage Phase 2 clone looked that good.

What a royal letdown by Hasbro... I know I'm sounding like a broken record, but this whole ordeal pisses me right off.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 22, 2011, 12:56 PM
Awesome setups JoT. Be sure to update when your other twenty or so clones join the battle. Hasbro can't repaint/update this clone fast enough. At least they invested in ARC gear early on, so hopefully we'll get a basic blue ARC within a year or two.

Thanks and no problemo! I just ordered another 12 this morning. By the weekend I will  have 47 in my army. I hope to see the Red, Blue, Green and Yellow basic clones ASAP. Get this figure on a Saga Legends card ASAP! You would see SL assortments fly off the shelf. Also get the Tan BD 2 packs in place in SL and now you are talking.

My God, I wish the Vintage Phase 2 clone looked that good.

What a royal letdown by Hasbro... I know I'm sounding like a broken record, but this whole ordeal pisses me right off.

You do not sound like a broken record, not at all. It is such a glaring mistake/letdown of a miss opportunity it's almost unbelievable. They should have delayed the release and put another figure in his place until the new tool was ready.  No doubt this figure will look great in the Phase 2 helmet in the next wave once we get the 501st. I am currently dumping those too. Hasbro should do a running change with the basic White Clone. People would actually want it then.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on March 22, 2011, 01:50 PM
Already up to 47? Wow... not that I blame you, if I had the disposable income for it, I might do the same.  I should be up to about 12 by the weekend, which I think is enough P1 clones for me.

I'm not so sure that Hasbro's going to do a good job with the P2 helmet though, the pic of the Vintage 501st one has me nervous, it just doesn't look as good as the helmet from the ROTS #41 clone.

I might try and get about 10 more of the new mold P1 version, and put that older helmet on it.  Might be a pain to do since the knob won't fit naturally (yes, I know how that sounds), but I think I have an idea that will work.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 22, 2011, 02:05 PM
As I mentioned, the only reason why I made these large purchases is I liquidated my all of my old ones to pay for the new ones, plus I save setting aside specific hobby money well in advance. I am a pay as you go collector and will not buy something if I cannot pay for it immediately. I was surprised how fast I was able to sell them, if you make the switch you can still get a good price on your old clones ($4-$5 each, I paid $5 for the bulk so for 6-3 yr figures that's not bad!) I will now wait for deals, retail and future cases to continue build these up.

I am optimistic on the upcoming Phase 2 helmet on this body but to quote my favorite President "Trust, but verify". After the W5 bobble head Stormtrooper you never know.

To keep this on topic I found x2 AT-RT Drivers at WM. It's worth noting the Target and WM I went to had empty pegs, even the Sandtroopers and Lemon head clones were gone.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on March 22, 2011, 02:15 PM
Hmmm... I heard that some Wal-Marts in Missouri all of a sudden have none of those lemon clones/sandies either... maybe reps are indeed pulling them? 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 22, 2011, 02:19 PM
Hmmm... I heard that some Wal-Marts in Missouri all of a sudden have none of those lemon clones/sandies either... maybe reps are indeed pulling them? 

Well, at my local WM, the Iron Man stuff was plastered with "Save $1 Instantly" and "Save $2 Instantly" and that is a coupon that is being applied by the Hasbro folks to try to help with moving the IM2 product that is just rotting on the pegs.

So my point is that my WalMart has been recently visited by Hasbro folks, but we're still clogged with Vintage Collection Sandtroopers and ROTS White Clonetroopers.

So either my area's Hasbro reps are (a) lazy; (b) there is no mandate nation-wide; or (c) there is a mandate and the local NJ Hasbro folks didn't know about it when they visited my store yesterday....

It would be great if they did pull all of those figures - it would mean our vintage pegs were empty and ready to be refilled by Wave 6 and Wave 7 cases.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: jedipurge on March 22, 2011, 03:43 PM
jeez Jack you've been busy.  so a little hard to tell with the kama's/pauldrons on but the ARC's you have pic'd are they the new clones with legs boil n pop'd with the original ARC's?  OR are those just the normal ARC troopers.  And by the way color me jealous of not only the army of new clones but also the Kota militia troops and the killer displays u got going on them AWESOME.  Care to share who  the Ebay seller is for the clones?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 22, 2011, 05:17 PM
jeez Jack you've been busy.  so a little hard to tell with the kama's/pauldrons on but the ARC's you have pic'd are they the new clones with legs boil n pop'd with the original ARC's?  OR are those just the normal ARC troopers.  And by the way color me jealous of not only the army of new clones but also the Kota militia troops and the killer displays u got going on them AWESOME.  Care to share who  the Ebay seller is for the clones?

Not too busy, I actually built this army in 5 days and sold all of my old stuff within 7 days. (Sorting my old Clones took the longest amount of time.). To answer your question on the ARC in the Octapurra shot he is the standard CP Alpha ARC (I also use that CP Obi head on my BAD CW Armored Obi-Wan, it looks so much better) The two Troopers on the right side of the pic with the Blue Pauldrens (One has the huge bazooka the other has two guns) are indeed the new Clone. The head unmasked looks too small with them on but once the Helmet is on they look natural. The CW clone backpack fits nicely on this clone you can see that one on the right side.

Thanks for the compliments on the displays, I have 8 Kota Troopers 6 courtesy of Tunghori. Here is the link to the ebay seller:    
comics-and-toys    (http://shop.ebay.com/comics-and-toys/m.html?_nkw=star+wars&_sacat=0&_odkw=&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313)I bought 26 of his 36, someone else beat me to the other 10. I would have bought them but I waited until my last Clone auction ended to fund the next batch. He is currently sold out but he hooked my up because of the quantity I bought.

I am very happy with this seller, he ships same day and is 1 state away so I get them quick! He even has some EE CP's in stock for $17.99 with free shipping! Some of his figures are retail price, some are below and some higher but if you factor gas, endless searches, crappy retail a few extra bucks are worth it. He has nice quantities too! BTW - He shipped 14 MOC figures for $7.95 via USPS.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on March 22, 2011, 06:23 PM
I need to complain here more often: Found a case/remnants of Wave 6 at Wal-Mart today. Snagged General Lando, Senate Guard and the new AOTC Clone. Passed on Dagobah Luke and Weequay.

I'm kind of ashamed since I said I was going to take a break due to the high prices, but I guess you can't just quit this stuff cold turkey.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 23, 2011, 12:57 AM
I'm kind of ashamed since I said I was going to take a break due to the high prices, but I guess you can't just quit this stuff cold turkey.

I said it many times on this site, Star Wars figure collecting is like being in an abusive relationship. No matter how much the hobby treats you like crap you keep coming back for more believing "it will be different this time". This hobby is such a dark comedy, we all moan and groan about it from time to time yet we all come back to discuss the recent purchase. So let your heart not be troubled, we understand.

Shame is left at the door once you enter the forums since the majority of us are grown adults with kids. I make myself feel better because I am a professional Toy Designer for 11 years and use this stuff for inspiration. At least that is what I tell myself to justify buying 50 of one trooper. It helps me sleep at night.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 23, 2011, 01:09 AM
Sounds just like my redefining "play" with "pose".  Nice try though JACK.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Siths Herald on March 23, 2011, 08:26 AM
I got a Weequay over the weekend.  What's with the head shape?  Since when are the Weequay the Crystal Skull aliens?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jeff on March 23, 2011, 10:37 AM
Since when are the Weequay the Crystal Skull aliens?

Since always... ;)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/collect92/weequay%20rotj.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Siths Herald on March 23, 2011, 11:27 AM
Huh, there it is.  Way to go Hasbro on accuracy up to this point.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 23, 2011, 07:23 PM
Since a lot of masks were off the same molds, I wonder if all the Weequay have the oblong head, or just some?  Also wonder if it's the same for Prequal Weequay now as well.  ???
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on March 24, 2011, 10:27 AM
Woo Hoo! I actually found one Padme fro AOTC on the pegs.

So now I have seen 1 wave 4 figure
3 wave 5 figures
0 wave 6 figures
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 24, 2011, 04:38 PM
Slowly but surely. :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 25, 2011, 11:10 PM
Well - I stumbled one what appeared to be two cases of wave 6 - I really only needed one more AT-RT driver, and thankfully, there was one there on a really banged up card (which is why I think it was left).

I decided to also pick up the two Blue Senate Guards that were left behind - figure that I might as well put a few in my EP1 display case around Chancellor Valorum - I now have six of those guys - so I'm done with that figure.

I also snagged both of the Stormtroopers just to bring my count of them up to six and be "done" with that one as well.

Now I just need my HTS order with 2 more AT-RT drivers and 2 more AOTC Clonetroopers to arrive and I'll be at six of each of them and for the most part be done with Vintage until Wave 7 starts to ship.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 27, 2011, 09:05 AM
Received my wave 5 Luke, Han and pair of stormtroopers from HTS yesterday. All were unpunched, but all the cards were warped. With the exception of a few more Stormies, I' done with wave 5 finally. Still need about half of wave 4.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 27, 2011, 04:40 PM
Found 4 cases of Wave 6 at Walmart.  I have numerous Targets and Walmarts where I live.  Of the last 4 waves, here's what I found at brick and mortar stores:

Wave 3: 4 cases at 1 Walmart store
Wave 4: 8 cases at 1 Target store
Wave 5: 4 cases at 1 Walmart store
Wave 6: 4 cases at 1 Walmart store

I have seen many waves be completely absent from some Walmarts and some Targets entirely.  But today I scored.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Sprry75 on March 27, 2011, 10:27 PM
I haven't really been keeping track of what is in what wave since I've had such lousy luck lately, but today I hit pay dirt at a grocery store that has Vintage selling for $7.99, plus had 25% off action figures.  So I got each of these for $5.99:

Weequay - I like him.  Cool head.

General Lando - Pretty cool, but that soft goods cape is a piece of ****.  I swapped it for the plastic cape from the earlier release (can't even remember which line that was in...OTC?) and it looks pretty good.

Dagobah Luke - Holy crap, this might be my favorite figure ever.  It's amazing.  FINALLY a perfect Luke likeness.  Such a cool figure, I love it.

Fi-Ek Sirch - He's quite an upgrade from the AOTC statute.  Nice fabric for the robe and great detail on the head.

Peasant Anakin - Mmmm...not quite as good as I'd hoped, but not bad.

Mace Windu - Mmmm...not quite as good as I'd hoped either, but still better than any other Maces released to date.

Zam Wessel - Really nice surprise.  Chock full of accessories and detail.  Stunning paint job on mine for once.

Rebel Commando - I'd been passing on this guy forever, but for $5.99 he was worth it.  I wish I didn't already have 20 Endor troops from various releases so I could just stalk up on this version.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: ysalamir on March 27, 2011, 10:52 PM
In the last 2 weeks I found Weequay, Kit Fisto, Padme, and finally Zam Wesell (she's been tough to track down.
I missed most of Wave 3, so I've been trying to play catch up. I managed to find R2 because he's been re-issued. Thank goodness I found Wooof, he's a must have, and Admiral Ackbar. Guess I'll be waiting for the Gamorean Guard to be re-issued. He's so high demand and pricey on the secondary market, I'm just going to be patient till he comes out again along with the Ewok.

The only other must have is Fi-Eck Sirch. I suspect he won't be too hard to find lately as that wave is just now hitting around here.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 29, 2011, 09:04 AM
Picked up three Strormtroopers from three wave 5 cases yesterday. In an actually retail store!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Aucassin on March 30, 2011, 03:09 AM
Last night I was able to find 2 Utapau clones, 3 AotC clones and Senate Guard (second card version) between two Walmarts. I thought it was odd that the first WM only had the 2 Utapau clones and nothing else new. I also happened to find a receipt from a few months ago when I found a silver foil Anakin, 2 Magna Guards, Commander Cody and General Grievous: Five figures for $33 after tax. Total from last night: $60.  :(
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 30, 2011, 08:55 AM
Received my EE Wave 6 order. Nice figures in this wave.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 1, 2011, 08:53 AM
More retail luck, found my last Stormtrooper.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: snakeeyes0217 on April 1, 2011, 04:18 PM
Addison, IL

Walmart

Remnants only...found a cache of Stormtroopers but only picked up the one that didn't have a yellow helmet. Also got the AT-RT, Senate Guard, and 212 Bat Clone.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 2, 2011, 10:26 PM
Received my order of Wave 6 from HTS today - I'm now officially done with Wave 6 - I keep hoping that Wave 5 will come back in stock or I'll find it at a Target or TRU...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on April 3, 2011, 01:05 PM
Received my order of Wave 6 from HTS today - I'm now officially done with Wave 6 - I keep hoping that Wave 5 will come back in stock or I'll find it at a Target or TRU...

I finally saw some Wave 5 in a Target. Got Death Star Escape Luke, R5-D4 and Yoda. I stocked up during K-Mart's buy-one, get-one-free sale in November, so these will only cost $4.50 which, for reworks, is fine by me.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on April 3, 2011, 07:00 PM
Received my order of Wave 6 from HTS today - I'm now officially done with Wave 6 - I keep hoping that Wave 5 will come back in stock or I'll find it at a Target or TRU...

I finally saw some Wave 5 in a Target. Got Death Star Escape Luke, R5-D4 and Yoda. I stocked up during K-Mart's buy-one, get-one-free sale in November, so these will only cost $4.50 which, for reworks, is fine by me.

That's just like stealing!  :o  (I'm kidding...but I didn't know any store's receipts lasted that long.)
 
I finally refound Ackbar at a Meijer, and bought him. They had another one without spots on his head and left arm. Finally saw sail barge R2, too. But cannot bring myself to spend $8 on him.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 5, 2011, 05:19 PM
I got my Hasbro TOy Shop Order yesterday...

Mine came Fed-Ex in a box, and required a signature.  First time this ever happened with a HTS order.  I'm surprised, given people receiving stuff in mailer envelopes lately.

Anyway, got an extra Anakin Peasant, 2 Senate Guards, 2 Endor Rebels, and 2 old comic packs I wanted extras of.

All in all, a nice inexpensive purchase of some extras.  I was pleased with that, and they're the only things I've bought lately.  Not much around here to buy.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on April 6, 2011, 08:34 AM
Hi alll first post here
some may know me from RS
So why isnt there anything to buy for like, this whole year?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 6, 2011, 09:03 AM
For lack of anything worth buying, or because of not being able to find anything?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on April 6, 2011, 09:15 AM
Later
These are the best products they have ever put out, if they would actually put any out. Hasbro swore they were going to actually distribute Vintage. What happened with that?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 6, 2011, 04:21 PM
For my area, Vintage has actually been distributed well until right now...  Now, that means wave 6 for me.  I've seen everything else now, though Wave 5 was one that I didn't see the Luke and the Yoda...  But I saw all the others.

Wave 6 though, I've yet to see any at retail, so I'm assuming there's just a backlog right now going on...  That or there's some other factor for slowing down, but in my area the WM pegs are fairly clogged with the white ROTS Clone, and K-Mart and Target are just not ordering anything.  I haven't been to a TRU in eons due to their prices.

Everything from Wave 4 till now I've found at WM though, and WM is now clogged, so that's the real problem till Target decides to actually start carrying Vintage again.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Rob on April 6, 2011, 06:53 PM
Lucky you.  I had to get all of wave 4 on HTS (still need to get a Jango).

Wave 5 I found a Stormtrooper at Walmart but haven't seen otherwise, and haven't been able to order on HTS.

Wave 6 I ordered on HTS as well.

Distribution has been BS.  My local Target (the only store close enough to my house to not be a pain in the ass to get to) only has Cloud Car Pilots and it's been that way for months.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 6, 2011, 08:11 PM
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My local Target (the only store close enough to my house to not be a pain in the ass to get to)

Are you making many toy runs though, because of that?

I don't live within a city, so everything's a pain for me to get to generally, but I still wind up out on the weekends and stuff and can hit a variety of stores then that way...  That's the only reason I've been able to see this much stuff.  I haven't done many runs though since I got my Wave 6 case...  I usually hit a few stores a week though, and then a few on the weekend in another area.

I'd say, right now, that distribution is kind of at a stand-still though...  WM is hitting its limits for most people, Target simply won't order anything, nor will K-Mart, and Toys R Us sucks the sweat off a dead man's sack to begin with.

I know that what I did see, I didn't see a lot of it.  Wave 3 to now have all hit in a relatively small ammount compared to Wave 1 and 2.  And my Target's basically the same...  Though I'd add 4-LOM and Dengar to the mix.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 7, 2011, 11:33 PM
My local WM got in both a Wave 5 and a Wave 6 case - I didn't need any of the Wave 6 figures - but I did use this as my opportunity to pick up my second openers of Yoda, Death Star Escape Luke, R5-D4 and Endor Capture Luke - so I'm now done with Wave 5.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 9, 2011, 11:19 AM
Probably counts more as a CW purchase, but I found the Gunship droid yesterday. This just came out, right?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on April 9, 2011, 02:12 PM
Probably counts more as a CW purchase, but I found the Gunship droid yesterday. This just came out, right?

Yes, I just got one this week as well.  Too bad this and the Jedi Speeder are shipping in different assortments.   ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 17, 2011, 09:33 PM
I can't recall what wave he's from but I saw a Yoda for the first time tonight at WM...  Picked him up and a lone Senate Guard that was chilling with him.  Yoda interested me just barely because I thought he looked like a significant enough upgrade.  I figured why not?

This WM keeps getting a case here and there, and they all sell except the White Clone, I assume, which folds in with the other 20 or 30 white Clones chilling out at this store. :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on April 18, 2011, 11:50 AM
Has Hasbro made any attempt to explain why the distrobution situation is so terrible? And getting worse all theime?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 18, 2011, 04:10 PM
Hasbro's not really out and about on internal issues...  I think once the Q&A's kick back in someone (or 10) will ultimately ask about distribution.  Right now I can't say it's entirely Hasbro though...

My Target hasn't gotten a new vintage figure in since Christmas time...  There's room, they just haven't gotten anything. 

My WM's have steadily gotten a case or two in at a time though, all of them.

TRU's not ordering because their prices are absurdly high and nobody's buying since all they've had are Wave 1 & 2 since basically Wave 2 was new.

My KM stores are in their usual rut for this time of year, regardless of price or whatnot, where they're just not getting new stuff in like Target.  Not sure if Target is just maybe wanting to focus on movie toy lines that are comign out in Summer or what.  KM's always done this though so I'm not surprised at them.  Target I am though.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 18, 2011, 05:40 PM
Hasbro's not really out and about on internal issues...  I think once the Q&A's kick back in someone (or 10) will ultimately ask about distribution.  Right now I can't say it's entirely Hasbro though...

My Target hasn't gotten a new vintage figure in since Christmas time...  There's room, they just haven't gotten anything. 

My WM's have steadily gotten a case or two in at a time though, all of them.

TRU's not ordering because their prices are absurdly high and nobody's buying since all they've had are Wave 1 & 2 since basically Wave 2 was new.

My KM stores are in their usual rut for this time of year, regardless of price or whatnot, where they're just not getting new stuff in like Target.  Not sure if Target is just maybe wanting to focus on movie toy lines that are comign out in Summer or what.  KM's always done this though so I'm not surprised at them.  Target I am though.

I have been seeing the same trends that JJ has here in the Chicago area. Granted I do not do that many runs anymore due to the fact of me not needing anything other than fodder/builders (and for the first time in my life gas is being a deterrent from hunting.) Three Targets that I have been to each have had 8 rows of empty pegs for the Vintage line. Heck, even the Sandtroopers and EP3 Clones are gone!

FYI - WM still has Dengar, 4_Lom and CC Pilots, so if anyone needs them you are now in the know! ;)

K-Mart had the best selection of anywhere I have been to, they had the ROTJ wave! Go figure....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on April 18, 2011, 06:01 PM
I don't think distribution has been this bad in all my years of collecting, which is since the first POTF2 wave hit the pegs back in 1995.

Regarding who is to blame, I don't know but I think a lot of it falls on Hasbro for their ridiculous case assortments and carry forward figure decisions.  It might not be the main cause, but I am sure it makes a contribution when retailers see some figures not selling.

I think the higher price point is the ultimate factor though.  $9 - $10 figures just don't move as fast, especially when the other lines are more apt to get temporary price cuts and sales.  I think Hasbro needs to find a way to lower the MSRP on this line, especially when you consider that so much of it is repacks and carry forward figures.  If we're expected to pay more, we should consistently get more in return.

Why should retailers order as much vintage when they can get Clone Wars and Legends for cheaper, and turn them around faster because it costs the consumer less to buy them, especially in a weak economy? 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 18, 2011, 07:40 PM
I think price is a sound argument...  Why put as much into the pricey line when the other one seems to sell steadily better, and for less money?  Hell, at $6.50 at WM, my stores have been blowing through legends stuff consistantly, and they had decent enough sales before because new stuff that sold out would turn up.  I keep seeing new BD 2-packs out on the pegs almost every time I'm in now though, and that's sometimes 2 or 3 times just on a weekend, and I pick them up if it strikes me...  And yet more turn up, so I know they're continuously putting out new Legends cases...  I don't keep up with CW figures as much, but I know for a fact that all the Embo's, Cato Parasitti's, and the like are drying up here.  All the female Jedi figures are now long gone and you can't find a battledroid around either.  I used to see Embo like fly dirt around here, and he's largely gone now too.  Kind of shocking.

Legends though, I see fewer and fewer Phase 1 Clones, Snowtroopers, etc.  Then I'll see more, then it'll be gone...  wash, rinse, repeat.

But here KM's pegs are bare.  My stores have 2 or 3 Vintage figures only (one lone Woof hangs out at my local KM.  He makes me sad), and they're getting nothing new in.  Like I said, this is pretty routine for K-Mart though, in April...  They always cut back right at this time of year, especially on a line like SW.  They've got a good many Clone Wars, Lock's, and Legends though.

Target has 1 Vintage figure on each peg, but they've moved a lot of Legends and Clone Wars stuff it seems, and I think their sale will probably help them.  On the vintage pegs it's either 4-LOM, Dengar, or CC Pilot pulled out to the front, and not a single other figure anywhere.  Each peg has just that one vintage figure.  It's comical almost.  However with this sale, the clearancing of the Geonosis 2-pack stragglers...  I'm betting more stuff may be on the horizon for Target, plus possibly a toy dept. reset.

And like I said, WM has been moving Legends/CW stuff pretty steadily, and other than the Phase 2 White Clone, a couple straggling Wave 1 figures, a handful of Sandtroopers, and maybe a couple Obi's/Ani's, everything Vintage is moving too, though there's not nearly as much.  The only figure out of that whole tribe I'd call the ultimate pegwarmer then is the white Phase 2 Clonetrooper then, which of course a new one turns up here and there depending on what case is opened (and I keep seeing Vin wave 4 - 6, even at the same stores and out of order).  The 212th Clones are all selling though, Sandtroopers aren't nearly as pegwarmery as they used to be, and when a new case of anything from Wave 4 to Wave 6 is opened, it generally sells out save for that White Clone if he's in there.

But to put it in some perspective, my nearest WM had a ton of the pre-pack shippers on an endcap, not even on the main aisle, and they sold out of EVERY figure in them practically, in about 1 week.  What was left got moved to the regular pegs, and almost everything that got moved is gone because this store is down to no Anakin's and 1 or 2 of the new Obi-Wan, and nobody else that was in those sets...  That's a ****load of toys sold in a week when you think about it, and that wasn't even counting the stuff at the normal area.  I mean those pre-packs were hard to even find at my WM because they were facing the wall.  They were picked clean though, lickity split.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on April 18, 2011, 08:23 PM
Yeah, I agree with you Jesse.

When vintage gets stocked here, most figures from the case tend to sell pretty well - but when there are carry forwards and repacks priced a couple bucks higher than the other lines, those figures just hang there.  Just doesn't seem like Hasbro managed the figure selection that well unfortunately... which is such a bummer because there are some awesome figures in vintage but certain ones seem to be really holding it back.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 18, 2011, 08:45 PM
Part of the problem too, and to Hasbro's credit, is that the whole "Vintage" thing is also an effort where they're trying to entice carded guys with those repacks...  They're probably thinking that's something some collectors would want, and that if they didn't put in that Super Battledroid or 4-LOM or something, and get them on a vintage card, that people would've bitched...

It's worked out poorly with certain figures, but ultimately it's also a little bit of a new experiment.  And at the same time they don't want to limit Legends and what Legends has/gets since that's kid-focused and all...  It's definitely backfired on one figure though, the Phase 2 Clone, and that's one I think everyone would gladly see gone from case packs that aren't already set in stone.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 19, 2011, 09:32 AM
Since Christmas, my main Super Target started off with about 9 ROTS clones and 1-2 Dengars, and 1-2 4-LOM's.  This has finally been whittled down to 2 ROTS clones and 1 4-LOM.  That few of figures on the pegs, 3 figures for 8 pegs planned, and there has not been one single case sent to replenish...   ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 19, 2011, 09:59 AM
That is why you need to put them all on one peg at the bottom. Go there everyday and keep it that way. It will get their attention to restock.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on April 19, 2011, 10:19 AM
Oh ive been doing that for a couple of months.
They will just spread them back out by teh very next day, every store, yet they still allocate 8 or ten pegs to vintage yet NEVER order any.  I mean teh head corporate offices of target and Wal mart have set aside that many pegs for a reason, either the regional ordering folks or Hasbro are dropping teh ball on keeping that 8-10 peg allocated space filled for some reason
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 19, 2011, 10:29 AM
That is why you need to put them all on one peg at the bottom. Go there everyday and keep it that way. It will get their attention to restock.

Oh I have been ever since we started discussing doing that since like a month ago - still no progress.  7 empty pegs - 1 with 3 figures on it.  I come back within a couple days - some times the very next day, they are spread back out.  rinse repeat, rinse repeat.

just looked in the other thread where I posted - I have been reducing the figures down to one peg since 3/24
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jeff on April 19, 2011, 11:14 AM
7 empty pegs - 1 with 3 figures on it. 

This is where I remind everyone that probably 90% of Target stores are on an automated order system.  When the number of figures drops below X, the system auto-orders a case for that store.  When you have a low number of figures for months and months, to get any results you really need to speak with a manager.  A manager can look into the problem and figure out why your store has had only three figures for months.

There could be an inventory error at your store.  If a case was lost off the truck or some figures went "missing" along the way (like when a cashier has to manually enter a price since the UPC wasn't scanning) or maybe a shoplifter came through, the Target inventory order system may think that the store has more figures than the order threshold (usually 6 figures at most small stores this time of year) even if they don't have that many.

In other words, let's say that your Target store minimum is 6 figures to trigger a re-order, but your store 'thinks' it has 8 figures in inventory for whatever reason.  Even if there are only 3 on the pegs you will NEVER get a new case at that store until you have the manager look into it and fix the inventory error to get rid of those "extra" five that the store 'thinks' it has on hand. 

If there is nothing in the back for them to bring out, putting them all on one peg doesn't really do anything but create work for the guy/gal who has to put them all back.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 19, 2011, 04:08 PM
I'll second what Jeff said.

You can get that kid's attention who is making minimum wage, by taking time out of your day to move everything to one peg, but at the end of the day he'll just move it back because that's his job.

Personally I think Target's on the verge of getting new stuff because I think they're on the verge of an aisle reset here soon...  Just a guess, but sales sometimes indicate that, plus we're approaching Summer, and a reset usually accompanies that at Target, if I'm not mistaken.  Right now I think they've just got their minimums to their minimum for one reason or another though, and that they'll get changed soon.  It's possible the number of Vintage pegs could get cut a bit though, if there is indeed a reset coming along.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 19, 2011, 05:00 PM
Captain America looks like he will be hitting the pegs in about a month - hopefully he will shake things up in the toy aisle.  Hopefully it will not take another month of waiting though either...

I am all caught up atm anyway - just would be nice to have other sources to rely on.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on April 19, 2011, 09:27 PM
Picked up my tvc AT-AT Commander, at last.
Bought at Wong in Lima for 34.95 soles, nearly 10 dollars.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on April 20, 2011, 06:59 PM
Well Jeff and Jesse I took your advice today and pulled an employee aside and him scan the pegs to initiate the conversation - it had been a while since I had someone scan the pegs.  So he scanned it and said there were none in the back.  I then said it had been months since the store had received any new product.  I asked him how many the scanner said the store had on hand to check for theft and a inaccurate product count - he said there were only two - and he was right, the 4-LOM was gone.

I then asked him what he could do about ordering more product - he said there is nothing that could be done because it is all automated.  I kept pushing the issue and he said he would check with the department manager.  Sure enough as I was walking away he paged him, I heard a response and I knew he was asking the toy department manager about it (the toy dept/area manager is someone I used to know a bit way back when).  I would have stayed around to hassle him - but I have done that with him way too much lately about the MU line.     ;D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 20, 2011, 08:18 PM
Hopefully your store changes...  Part of me really wonders if they're just not waiting for a reset though and SW is losing some real estate.   :-\  I just wouldn't be surprised if that's the case, at this point I guess.  Target's exactly the same here though right now and it seems like a pretty national issue, not just a localized thing for folks.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 20, 2011, 09:37 PM
He can change his "mins" from the scanner. That's part of their main function.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on April 20, 2011, 11:40 PM
Let's see...I've bought nothing, nothing and nothing.

Then I finally found some nothing at Target, and the I scored some nothing at Wal-Mart!

Nothing is the best figure in ages.

Nothing is kind of lame, but I like the weapons.

I stumbled upon a few nothings at TRU, but I don't buy repacks.

I can't wait to get out on Friday because I called the local Mom and Pop shop and they said that they would totally have nothing!!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 21, 2011, 12:05 AM
Technically, you can get nothing at any store you go to.  Good luck!  Wait'll you get into army building nothing.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: 77Skywalker on April 21, 2011, 07:58 AM
I picked up the Yoda figure from Revenge of the Sith last night.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 21, 2011, 01:43 PM
I heard there was a rumor that Hasbro still is making Star Wars toys. Not sure if it's confirmed though.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 22, 2011, 12:55 AM
I heard there was a rumor that Hasbro still is making Star Wars toys. Not sure if it's confirmed though.

I'm pretty sure it's a rumour.  At least around here anyway.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 22, 2011, 09:07 AM
Yeah, it's pretty amazing how slow this stuff is coming out. Even the stores that have nothing on the pegs aren't re-stocking now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 22, 2011, 07:42 PM
A case of the AOTC wave hit my local WalMart - and as luck would have it they still had a Zam on the pegs (all that was left besides her was the Obi-Wan, Super Battle Droid and Jango Fett) - and I wanted a third one of her to open so I could display her in third head/scarf configuration.

So now with the exception of scoring another ROTS Darth Sidious and another ROTS Magnaguard, I'm all caught up with Vintage for right now. And since I haven't seen ROTS waves hit in a long while, I'm sure that I'm going to have to rely on the secondary market for those...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on April 23, 2011, 04:25 PM
A case of the AOTC wave hit my local WalMart - and as luck would have it they still had a Zam on the pegs (all that was left besides her was the Obi-Wan, Super Battle Droid and Jango Fett) - and I wanted a third one of her to open so I could display her in third head/scarf configuration.

So now with the exception of scoring another ROTS Darth Sidious and another ROTS Magnaguard, I'm all caught up with Vintage for right now. And since I haven't seen ROTS waves hit in a long while, I'm sure that I'm going to have to rely on the secondary market for those...

I can, at the very least, find you a ROTS Magnaguard, Pete.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Keonobi on April 28, 2011, 10:35 PM
The only time I happened to catch the AOTC wave on the pegs the only figures I wanted were Anakin and Padme.  Of the two I figured Anakin would be the harder to find figure, too bad I haven't been able to find Padme since...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 4, 2011, 08:56 AM
Found more wave 6 and picked up more replacement updated Stormtroopers. I'm half way there.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 4, 2011, 09:27 AM
Found my first ever R5-D4 and Han Solo at Walmart yesterday. Unfortunately, I didn't buy them.  :-[

$10 is just too much to pay for these. Besides, due to construction, I've put all my figures in storage and I'd hate to dig them back out so I can put these away with the rest. It's hard to buy something when you can't enjoy seeing it. :'(
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on May 4, 2011, 02:07 PM
That's funny, my figures are mostly packed away as well.  We're haiving an open house in 2 weeks and trying to make the place look bigger.  But it's cool because I only have a dozen or so figures out.  It reminds me of 1995 when I could keep my entire modern collection on my desk.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on May 4, 2011, 03:47 PM
Just saw the new updated Stormtroopers at TRU in Times Square...they look awesome, but at $11.99 I had to pass. But I will be picking a bunch of these guys up!

Finally got the new Zam Wessel today through an etailer. What a great figure!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 5, 2011, 03:43 AM
When I was up for NYTF 2 years ago, they had so many scanner troopers...  I think Jeff and Paul were embarassed to be near me.   :-[  If i could've packed more in my bag, I think I would've, and the prices were great...

$12 for figures there now?  Holy yeesh.  ::)

I'll overpay for food instead. :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on May 5, 2011, 11:17 AM
Yeah, I was pissed because they also had General Lando (which I want a second of, to display without the pimp cape) and Luke Dagobah Crash. But at that price I couldn't justify buying a kitbash (despite the fact that it is awesome) and a duplicate. Definitely want a bunch of those stormies though.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 7, 2011, 09:45 AM
The StarTrader currently has the entire vintage ATOC wave. Priced at $10.99. Not too bad considering it's Disney.

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Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 8, 2011, 12:56 PM
So that's what Hasblo did with the AOTC wave.   ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 8, 2011, 05:11 PM
That and sent them here...  We've steadily gotten wave 4/5 at WM now during the "downtime" it seems, but not much is pegwarming from it.  AOTC was a good wave.

It's sad when TRU is charging the same as the friggin' Disney theme parks.  I mean, seriously that's a whole new level of lameness.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on May 9, 2011, 02:58 PM
So that's what Hasblo did with the AOTC wave.   ::)

actually if you check ebay there are TONS of full, unopened cases of all of the currently HTF waves. I bet thats where all the retail stock has ended up, espcially if they just sent one case to each store.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on May 9, 2011, 11:55 PM
Just seeing all those AOTC figures at a Disney Store, no less, made me angry at the Target stores near me, haha.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 10, 2011, 05:31 PM
Jango Fett (Saga Legends) for $5 at one Wal-Mart. At another Wal-Mart I got 5 Xizor/Leia comic packs for $1 each. Yes, $1 each. But that's Legacy stuff, techincally. (They had GI JOE Cobra Gunships for $10).
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dan on May 10, 2011, 08:23 PM
picked up weequay (diplodocus version) and AT-RT. I just liked the AT-RT card too much to pass. This was at Target, and when I got my 65 cents back after handing over a $20, I found myself missing $5-6 figures very much.  :-[
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on May 13, 2011, 01:26 PM
Around here each store gets no more than one of each case, and I haappened to walk in just after a stocking and find ALL of wave 6, 1 whole case. First figures I have found in months.
Picked up Lando, Fi Ek, Weequay and ATRT driver.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on May 13, 2011, 01:35 PM
I think this is the short neck Weequay.
The Stormtrooper they had looked to be the corrected version with teh better looking helmet
Location was Madison Al Wal mart on old HW 20, about 11:00 AM central

/clone intellegence units
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 15, 2011, 07:48 PM
Picked up the three Vintage 3-Packs at Target today for the MOC/MIB collection.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 15, 2011, 11:08 PM
My first store purchase in a very long time:
x3 EP2 Clonetroopers (51 and counting...)
x1 Corrected Stormie (Much better!)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on May 23, 2011, 01:30 PM
Local Wal-Marts restocked with Wave 6... snagged Fi-Ek Sirch, Weequay and a second Senate Guard. Just need another Clone and Dagobah Luke and I'm done with Wave 6... STILL no sign of Wave 4 at all.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on May 26, 2011, 11:11 AM
The New version of wave 3 is showing up here and there.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 27, 2011, 01:43 AM
The New version of wave 3 is showing up here and there.

What is the new version of Wave 3?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 27, 2011, 02:23 AM
The new version has Wedge in it (I assume that's what the "new" means).  I've not seen it, but then again I'm not bending over backwards to find it either I guess.  I'd like Wedge, but I'm feeling like a rush to get anything is a waste of gas anymore.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on May 27, 2011, 10:19 AM
....it seems like it ships to a given place just after wave 6 comes and goes
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 27, 2011, 03:05 PM
I'm definitely bending over backwards, forwards and every which way to find not only Wedge, but another Gammo. This assortment has just not hit here yet. Apparently none of the peeps on JD have found him either.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Keonobi on May 29, 2011, 08:57 AM
Finally found the refugee Padme at local KM.  Sure it was roughly TRU prices, but its the first figure I've wanted to buy in about a month and a half, so I was willing to pony up the extra buck.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on June 8, 2011, 10:44 PM
This evening I picked up the TVC Twin pod Cloud Car Pilot, at E.Wong in Lima, Perú
The figure costed 35 soles or 12.6 US $ in exchange.

This is part of a clearance sale, cause this esb wave marked 69.70 soles last Christmas.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 8, 2011, 10:50 PM
Found a Fi-Ek Sirch figure....another addition to the Jedi Shelf.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 9, 2011, 11:15 AM
x3 Wave 7 cases
x1 Wave 3 revision wedge case (I think I will order another to avoid the hassle.)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 22, 2011, 09:00 AM
Yea! Bought something! Found a Mace, Kit Fisto and SBD at K-mart.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on June 22, 2011, 09:03 AM
x3 Wave 7 cases
x1 Wave 3 revision wedge case (I think I will order another to avoid the hassle.)

Who did you order from?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 24, 2011, 07:38 PM
Just found Wave 7 at TRU in NY.

Fordo looked so good, and Tantive IV trooper looked great carded, so much that I actually ponied up the $10.99 for just those 2.  First Star Wars I bought at TRU in 2011.

I deserve it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 25, 2011, 08:49 AM
Bought the legends DST, Stormie and Spacetrooper at WM yesterday.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on June 25, 2011, 10:18 AM
Just found Wave 7 at TRU in NY.

This is good to know since I'll be moving there in a week.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 28, 2011, 10:49 AM
Picked up the:
Attack Shuttle (It's here, an eBayer seller who I dealt with several times in IN had 7 in hand. I got the last one!)
Han Bespin x2
Sandtrooper x16 (Upgrading my Stormtrooper army retiring the Tantive version)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 28, 2011, 12:01 PM
Picked up the:
Attack Shuttle (It's here, an eBayer seller who I dealt with several times in IN had 7 in hand. I got the last one!)
Han Bespin x2
Sandtrooper x16 (Upgrading my Stormtrooper army retiring the Tantive version)

Any more details on the Attack Shuttle? Does "It's here" mean that it is actually available now in for-real stores?  :D

How did he happen to score 7 of them? Did you pay cost?

Nice score!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 28, 2011, 12:30 PM
I posted this buyer before his prices are very fair and his combined shipping is great, very cheap! He gets stuff in the same time or before BBTS which is before the box stores. Here is a link to the auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300570897390&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I made a mistake he apparently had 10. I picked up Sandtroopers for $3.95 each from this guy. They are back up to $5.95 but he has great sales and variety.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on June 28, 2011, 02:31 PM
Picked up all of Wave 7 at TRU.  (pricey!!)

Anyway, they look nice but I don't know when I'll get to mess with them.  However, this is exactly what happened with Wave 6.  I got to TRU early, picked up one of each, and then they had nothing new on the shelf.  And I never saw them again.  I'm glad I got mine, but it really seems like a crap shoot to get these things.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on June 29, 2011, 12:47 AM
How much is pricy there... might have to try my luck in the next week or so.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on June 29, 2011, 03:27 PM
TRU was 10.99 each when I was at a store yesterday... of course all mine had were 4-LOMs and CC Pilots.

Also I've seen the prices fluctuate, some weeks figures are 10.99, other weeks they're 9.99. Weird.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on June 29, 2011, 04:32 PM
again
a clearence would help that situation
I mean pegwarmes are bad but at 10 bones a figure its business suicide
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on June 29, 2011, 05:14 PM
Hold on to your hydo-spanners, but I paid 11.99 each.  But this is the NYC area , and I haven't bought much SW at all thsi year.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 30, 2011, 10:39 PM
Slumpbuster Thursday....FINALLY found Wave 7 at Target after work. Of course, the one figure I wanted most (Fordo) was the only one missing from the pegs, but I snagged Bom, Barriss, and the RFT. No interest in Logray or Han, but I let a fellow collector know about the Han as he was looking for an opener so he was psyched.

The figures I snagged tonight are all awesome, I can see why people are saying this rivals Wave 3. Outstanding attention to detail.

Glad Target is finally getting some new stuff in too, they have been an utter wasteland around here for awhile now. Plus I have about ten more stores now I can start stalking for Fordo.  >:D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on June 30, 2011, 10:47 PM
Hold on to your hydo-spanners, but I paid 11.99 each.  But this is the NYC area , and I haven't bought much SW at all thsi year.

Got hit with the same kind of prices tonight when I scored Bom Vimdim and Barriss Offee.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on July 1, 2011, 10:46 AM
Hold on to your hydo-spanners, but I paid 11.99 each.  But this is the NYC area , and I haven't bought much SW at all thsi year.

Got hit with the same kind of prices tonight when I scored Bom Vimdim and Barriss Offee.

Moving today... Man, it's going hurt paying those prices.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on July 1, 2011, 02:01 PM
That's only if you're buying figures in the city, proper.  Just outside NYC the prices are more in line with the rest of the country.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on July 1, 2011, 10:04 PM
That's only if you're buying figures in the city, proper.  Just outside NYC the prices are more in line with the rest of the country.

I'll be living in the city. I'll have to explore what the options are.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on July 1, 2011, 10:30 PM
That's only if you're buying figures in the city, proper.  Just outside NYC the prices are more in line with the rest of the country.

I'll be living in the city. I'll have to explore what the options are.

Good luck!  You may want to make a concerted shift towards ordering online.  The city is tough for collecting on a reasonable budget.  Big box stores are scarce within certain areas.  Target is starting to make inroads into the city, but only in certain areas.  WalMart has been historically shut out of NYC.  And the TRU's in the city are hit or miss in terms of selection, but high in price.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on July 2, 2011, 02:05 PM
Scored more of TVC wave 7 today:  Bespin Han Solo, Rebel Fleet Trooper & ARC Trooper Commander.  I was REALLY surprised to find all of those plus Bom Vimdim & Barriss Offee, but NO Logray.  Strange.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 5, 2011, 08:14 AM
That's only if you're buying figures in the city, proper.  Just outside NYC the prices are more in line with the rest of the country.

I'll be living in the city. I'll have to explore what the options are.

Good luck!  You may want to make a concerted shift towards ordering online.  The city is tough for collecting on a reasonable budget.  Big box stores are scarce within certain areas.  Target is starting to make inroads into the city, but only in certain areas.  WalMart has been historically shut out of NYC.  And the TRU's in the city are hit or miss in terms of selection, but high in price.

Yeah, online ordering is really the way to go in NYC.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 5, 2011, 08:58 AM
Seems like that way in Los Angeles as well. Weird. The bigger the city, the less product they get.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 5, 2011, 11:45 AM
x14 Sandtroopers ($5 each MOC! I am currently converting my entire Tantive army to this style.)
x2 Han Bespin
POTF2 MIB 1997 Sky Hopper (Got rid of it but wanted it again for a display. Pretty cool ship for the time and very under the radar. Looks great with the Lars ?Homestead/Cammie/Fixer/Bigs)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 6, 2011, 11:33 AM
SO happy to be able to post in this thread again...I gots my Minty Carded Fordo!  :D

Both of the local TRU's got a fresh case in, but the first one I visited only had Logray and Vom left. (I got there literally 3 minutes after they opened) So I had to hot foot it across town to the other TRU and had my pick of the case. So I got my Fordo, although I am still seeking a 2nd for opening.

There were like 3-4 other SW collectors at the first store, utterly shocking. We rarely cross paths around here, so it seems like the Hasbro drought is bringing more of us animals to the local watering holes.

Good hunting!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on July 6, 2011, 03:04 PM
I atucally like the ROTS clone thats clogging up everything, if the retailers would clearence them I would go for a couple dozen, just not a those prices.

We are on like month 8 of this distrobution disaster, hasbro STILL hasnt offered any explanation or remedy?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on July 6, 2011, 08:57 PM
Found a case of Wave 7 at Target this week, and grabbed extras of Bespin Han, RFT, and Logray.  Still really like this wave, hopefully it will continue to ship for awhile since we're supposed to have a bit of a break before Wave 8.  I'd like to get some more RFTs and Hans.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 6, 2011, 08:59 PM
Got a boatload of Wave 6 and 7 tonight at Wal-Mart and Target respectively.

One of my WM's got no less than 4 cases of Wave 6 in I'd guess, just based on the number of new AOTC Clones I saw.  I also saw Wave 5 remnants too that weren't carry-overs.

A Target near me had one lonely wave 7 case out, pretty fresh.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 8, 2011, 06:53 AM
Found a case of Wave 7 at TRU last week and then another at Target this week. I have a case on pre-order as well, so besides grabbing extras of the Rebel Fleet Trooper and ARC Commander, once I get that case I'll be "done" with the rest of the wave.

Now I just gotta get caught up on Clone Wars....  :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 8, 2011, 08:57 AM
Buddy of mine picked up wave 7 for me at TRU. Not happy about the price, but I'm actually concerned about the line waning.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 12, 2011, 01:55 PM
The Target where I picked up Wave 7 remnants last week restocked over the past day or so - they had another full case out today at lunch. They must have been unpunched too...most were still attached. Dang.

I picked up another RFT and a Fordo for openers, officially done with this wave now. WHEW!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on July 12, 2011, 07:52 PM
Found all of Wave 7 at Times Square TRU minus Fordo over the weekend. I grabbed the five as those are the ones I want, but really reluctantly due to their price. Not much for selection in the city, unfortunately. It's nice to have them in hand, but if I can find them cheaper I'll definitely be returning them.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on July 13, 2011, 05:43 PM
Yeah, Times Square TRU really hurts.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on July 13, 2011, 09:23 PM
Yeah, Times Square TRU really hurts.

$11.49 a figure is really tough to stomach.  But it was the first place that I ever saw Barriss Offee and Bom Vimdim.


On a lighter note, I finally scored my final holdout from TVC wave 7, but at Target thankfully!  Logray is in the house, makin' medicine and all that.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 14, 2011, 09:30 PM
I was shocked to find Bariss tonight at target and none of the other figures from this wave.  So now I am all set with Han and Bariss - which is good because so far those two are not being carried forward.  havent seen the others from the wave yet.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ryan on July 15, 2011, 01:32 AM
Still no signs of Wave 7 for me here in Denver. I did however pick up 5 Vintage Sandtroopers for $21 shipped from the Black Sheep Toy Store. Now if he'd only get some Rebel Fleet Troopers in...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 16, 2011, 08:53 AM
Yea! Found wave 7 at Target.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 16, 2011, 06:20 PM
Stopped in a collector store at the mall today just to see if he'd scarfed up anything new to put out, and low and behold he had the Dagger Squad B-Winger for $4.99, so I grabbed him.  I already had one and sold the ship, but now I can give him a squad-mate to sit with.  That was a nice unexpected find today for so cheap.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on July 20, 2011, 10:12 AM
K-Mart ROCKS! They have been consistently getting in new waves of Vintage, Class 1 assortment and now the B-Wing!

I picked up:
B-Wing x2
Fixed W5 Stormtrooper
#45 Clone Trooper (Up to 56 now and climbing)
AT-RT Driver
Sirk-Fetch-Erk-Koplaw-Rot-Lop-Fan or whatever that Nikto's bame is.
Cassis with Bike
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 20, 2011, 10:51 AM
Over the past two days:

2x K-Mart B-Wing
1x Rebel Fleet Trooper
1x ARC Trooper Commander

Only three more RFTs and I'll be done with that figure....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on July 20, 2011, 05:05 PM
I picked today tvc 4 Lom at E .Wong in Lima, Perú at a price of S/.20.97  ;)
that means US$ 7.5 at current price. Normally toys in Lima from USA cost 2.5 times the States price.

Well, I´m glad with the offer cause I didn´t pick the tlc 4Lom, perhaps I gonna look for the original coin at retail.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 20, 2011, 07:17 PM
I used my discount I'd acrued at K-Mart tonight and nabbed 3 extras from Vin Wave 6.

Got AT-RT Driver (first time I've ever seen him at retail at all), AOTC Clone, and Stormtrooper repack.

They had a full case though, $9.99 a pop.  WIth my discount though it was about $23 for 3 figures.  Not toooooo bad, these days.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on July 20, 2011, 08:23 PM
Considering two figures cost a few cents under $20 after taxes, I'd say that's a great deal!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 20, 2011, 09:35 PM
Yeah, the KM thing is nice, but you have to save a while to acrue that much off, haha.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ryan on July 20, 2011, 10:09 PM
Yeah, the KM thing is nice, but you have to save a while to acrue that much off, haha.

And you have to set foot in a K-mart... :-X
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 20, 2011, 10:53 PM
Out here it's nto much different than a WM.  Filthy, full of idiots inside and out, and not enough lanes open to check out.

Target's only one-up is they're cleaner.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on July 21, 2011, 04:20 AM
I know I'm terribly late to the party, but I scored Zam Wesell today at an art store for... wait for it... $14. :( This has probably been my most-wanted figure for years, so even though it hurt to drop so much money for a single figure, I didn't really hesitate to do so. Besides, I haven't bought a single figure at retail in over a month! :o
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 22, 2011, 02:34 PM
No purchases, but I did spot the 3 new Target 3-packs out on the pegs today. The Bossk/IG-88 set looked kinda cool, but overall meh. Do not recall having seen these before...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 23, 2011, 09:53 AM
While I have internet access - Picked up the DS Set from Comic-con as well as the Clone trooper set. Total chaos in the Hasbro line. Gets worse every year. But, no lottery system.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 23, 2011, 07:12 PM
No purchases, but I did spot the 3 new Target 3-packs out on the pegs today. The Bossk/IG-88 set looked kinda cool, but overall meh. Do not recall having seen these before...

I saw them, too. I noticed Chewbacca's bandolier has the Hoth snowflake weathering on it.  :P C-3PO has some oily weathering on his chest circles that I don't remember seeing before.

I like that the Snowtrooper has the IG-88 rifle (there's two in the pack), the carded release should've come with that, too.

Needa looks unchanged.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 23, 2011, 09:41 PM
Saw them tonight too.

Bossk looks like he may have a nicer paint aps.  Really everyone looked like they may be a bit more crisp or weathered.  Almost nabbed the set with Bossk but couldn't pull the trigger ultimately.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on July 26, 2011, 07:46 PM
Saw some new figs today. Snagged Bespin Han and Fordo at Target. Passed on Bariss Offee for now, and that was the only new stuff I saw. Also snagged a Legends VOTC Stormie because you can never have enough of those.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 28, 2011, 09:11 AM
Found some more Wave 7 Figures at Target. Picked them up to swap out with the ones I bought at TRU for a higher price.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on July 28, 2011, 05:04 PM
Found a Legends Spacetrooper at a Target that hasn't reset yet
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2011, 06:42 PM
yeah the one thing my Targets HAVE been putting out are the new and weaker Legends figures.  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on July 28, 2011, 10:13 PM
I used my discount I'd acrued at K-Mart tonight and nabbed 3 extras from Vin Wave 6.

Got AT-RT Driver (first time I've ever seen him at retail at all), AOTC Clone, and Stormtrooper repack.

They had a full case though, $9.99 a pop.  WIth my discount though it was about $23 for 3 figures.  Not toooooo bad, these days.  :-\

How does the KMart discount work?  I've been using my card and actually bought a fair amount of stuff there the last 6 months.  I figured I was accumulating points, but how do you cash them in?  Do they expire?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2011, 11:43 PM
They expire after a year but you can acrue till then if you want.

To use them, you generally have to let your cashier know, "I'd like to use my points" or whatever, and they just take it off.  I've found though you have to usually let them know you even have a card to scan, haha.

Check your point totals at the bottom of your receipt though, and you'll see a # there, and like 7000 points = $7 I think.  Something along those lines.

Where I live, WM is at least 25 or 30 minutes away, and Target is 45 or more.

K-Mart is 5 and 20 minutes...  So I shop there a bit out of necessity, but it's paying off in toys.  Some of their stuff is reasonable, they have sales on figures that actually kick ass sometimes, and they actually stock stuff when other stores often aren't.  I've seen all of Wave 3, 4, and 5, and 6 at K-Mart locally.  They often only get 1 or 2 cases of any wave, but they get them in.  And at $9.99 they're cheaper than TRU's BS. 

I did an oil change when they had high mileage oil on sale and filters one week, and so that was points on my card.  They had paper towels on sale, more points.  They had sunscreen on sale before I went on vacation, and more points for me.  And to me, employees at Target and WM are pretty much just as helpful as KM.  I never have much luck, but fortunately I don't ask many questions either, haha.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 29, 2011, 08:19 AM
Three days ago I grabbed Han and Logray at my Super Target - that was all they had left from the wave
Two days ago I grabbed Bom at my Super Target - that was all they had left from the wave
Yesterday I grabbed a RFT at my Super Target - that was all they had left from the wave

I think I need to go back today because someone is messing with me - I hope they put out a Fordo   ;D

I already have Bariss so he is all I need.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 29, 2011, 09:07 AM
Picked up the B-Wing. Very cool packaging, sleek box.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 29, 2011, 10:31 AM
Picked up the TRU Y-Wing this morning - used the 20% off one item coupon I received yesterday from TRU.

Not a bad price for this new iteration - $32.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 29, 2011, 10:44 AM
Got the Y-wing this morning with a 20% of coupon from my email.

Sadly no Fordo yet - whoever it is at Target may be done with their tricks for me.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 29, 2011, 11:34 PM
Tonight on the way home from work:

2x Rebel Fleet Trooper
1x ARC Trooper Commander
1x Imperial Forces 3-pack
1x Droid Set 3-pack
1x Imperial Set 3-pack
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 30, 2011, 09:00 AM
Got the Y-wing. Pretty caught up for the moment.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on July 30, 2011, 09:05 AM
Tonight on the way home from work:

2x Rebel Fleet Trooper
1x ARC Trooper Commander
1x Imperial Forces 3-pack
1x Droid Set 3-pack
1x Imperial Set 3-pack

Y-Wing?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 30, 2011, 12:20 PM
Tonight on the way home from work:

2x Rebel Fleet Trooper
1x ARC Trooper Commander
1x Imperial Forces 3-pack
1x Droid Set 3-pack
1x Imperial Set 3-pack

Y-Wing?

Yeah - the Y-Wing too - but that was bought on the way to work....  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on July 30, 2011, 08:52 PM
Tonight on the way home from work:

2x Rebel Fleet Trooper
1x ARC Trooper Commander
1x Imperial Forces 3-pack
1x Droid Set 3-pack
1x Imperial Set 3-pack

Y-Wing?

Yeah - the Y-Wing too - but that was bought on the way to work....  ;)

PM me, as I do not follow.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2011, 09:42 AM
Picked up another Bespin Han and RFT at Target, can't seem to get enough of either of these figures, very well done.  I think, at least until the exclusive Taun Taun/Landspeeder/etc. start showing up, I'm pretty well caught up for now as well.  I'd probably continue to pick up any RFT I see, and maybe a couple other extras here or there.  I was actually going to grab another of the VOTC Chewies from the Legends line for a display, but our Target had raised the price on Legends to $9.89 so I passed.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 3, 2011, 11:00 AM
Not really a Vintage purchase, more of a Shadows of the Dark Side purchase...

Scored one of the TRU Exclusive Rebel Technician w/Sled deluxe sets this morning.

Does anyone know the case ratio break-down for these? There were three Geonosians on the peg and one Rebel Tech. Since I wasn't there exactly at opening, someone may have gotten to them before me, and favored the Rebel Tech over the Geonosian, I don't know.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jeff on August 3, 2011, 11:41 AM
3x Geonosian, 1x Rebel Sled is the case pack ratio I have seen reported around the 'net and was what I found when I saw them at my local TRU last week.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 3, 2011, 11:44 AM
I most likely won't die if I don't get a sled, but really Hasbro? Come on.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on August 3, 2011, 12:38 PM
I picked one up the other day, only one they had. 1 per case was ridiculous, until I started playin with it. It's a neat item, but I don't know any kid in their right mind that would be interested in one, so I kind kind of see the logic.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 3, 2011, 12:51 PM
I picked one up the other day, only one they had. 1 per case was ridiculous, until I started playin with it. It's a neat item, but I don't know any kid in their right mind that would be interested in one, so I kind kind of see the logic.

You may be right, but my gut (and I admit my gut is very "collector" biased) says more collectors will want to army build the sled than kids will want the bug and speeder.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on August 3, 2011, 12:58 PM
I would just like to army build the figure
im good with my one sled
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 3, 2011, 01:25 PM
3x Geonosian, 1x Rebel Sled is the case pack ratio I have seen reported around the 'net and was what I found when I saw them at my local TRU last week.

Thanks Jeff - okay so I guess I found a complete case.

I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I need one of them to open. I already have two from the Scramble on Yavin BPs that I opened, so I guess it really depends on whether or not the head on this release is different from the original one.

Anyone know if the new RFT figure and this tech figure are swappable? If it is, then that might be motivation alone for me to get one or two to open so I can add some variety to my RFTs.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 3, 2011, 02:01 PM
You may be right, but my gut (and I admit my gut is very "collector" biased) says more collectors will want to army build the sled than kids will want the bug and speeder.

I agree with Nick.  I think we'll wind up seeing Geo Speeders laying about, and no chance of more sleds.  I have enough I'll be happy but I would've liked to have bought one I think.  I doubt I'll have the option to do that though, at this case ratio.  At least make it even, but don't dick the masses over by making it 1-per.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 6, 2011, 03:41 PM
Picked up this morning:
Rebel Fleet Trooper - for Captain Piet
ARC Trooper Commander

Also, not Vintage, but close...
Legends Death Star Trooper
Legends Spacetrooper

both of those were for the MOC collection...

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 8, 2011, 06:53 PM
That explains why I didn't see the Rebel Tech and Transport today.

I got vintage AOTC  Clone Trooper (only one left) and a Snowtrooper for TRU's 2 for $10.99 special. In typical TRU fashion, I find one figure then debate for 30 minutes on which other figure I'm gonna settle for. I even looked at Marvel, Thor, Captain America, GI JOE and  even Spiderman, and those selections were as dismal...actually Marvel Universe was worse...one Winter Soldier was the only thing left.

There's some 3 3/4" $40 generic army transport plane out on their army/pirate/western/police/fire area. It's sad when the most interesting new item at the store is in the generic section.

I reminded myself why I hadn't been there in over 2 months. To try again later in the week or let it go...I don't know. (When do they restock?)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 9, 2011, 10:39 AM
I picked up some stuff at TRU
Y-Wing
Republic Commandos (I think I like the 2006 set better)

They also had the TFU set but only 1 that my buddy found behind some stuff.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 9, 2011, 05:23 PM
Picked up some stuff today.  It was all SOTDS stuff, and nothing that was proper TVC:  TFU 5-pack, Rebel Transport Speeder with Rebel Ground Crew, and a SL Spacetrooper.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 10, 2011, 06:53 PM
Picked up the last two Cloud Car Pilots at my local TRU. Never bought the figure last year for whatever reason and the 2 for $10.99 was the perfect excuse to finally snag some.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on August 15, 2011, 03:45 PM
Picked today at Pharmax in San Isidro, Lima, Perú 2 tvc figures: VC 23 Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture) at 49.90 soles, and SL04 Greedo at 19.90 soles. (current exchange in Lima, 1 dolar reaches 2.75 soles.)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on August 15, 2011, 04:14 PM
Finally found Barris at Target.Still no Logray, still no Fordo
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 16, 2011, 08:55 AM
Picked up TFU set yesterday.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 17, 2011, 05:04 PM
Bought the K-Mart exclusive B-Wing today.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 17, 2011, 05:36 PM
Picked up a pair of the new Force Unleashed box sets.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 17, 2011, 07:25 PM
Noticed the other day that my K-Mart stores have done resets, and put out a lot of new figures...  Like 3 cases of wave 6, Vinty B-Wings, restocked the CW pegs (nothing great, but they were fairly bare).  Also the new Legends that are new and worse than ever!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on August 18, 2011, 11:14 AM
sooooo front page says wal marts are stocking, do we have any reports of that here, any wave 7 sightings?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 18, 2011, 11:25 AM
Picked up another TFU box set - this one is for Captain Piet...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jeff on August 18, 2011, 12:33 PM
sooooo front page says wal marts are stocking, do we have any reports of that here, any wave 7 sightings?

Most of the "new stuff at Walmart" reports around here have been over in the CW section (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=18876.msg517309#msg517309) - new dxl figure vehicle sets, new battle packs, the shuttle, etc.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 18, 2011, 01:44 PM
My KM got Wave 6, no Wave 7, but they generally (after a reset like this) will get things in till Christmas now...  Also may run some sales, which will be nice.

Since I'd seen Wave 6 (and 5, and 4) steadily at Wal-Mart and a smattering at Target, I'm not really geeked to see them at K-Mart now in bulk, but right off the bat the AT-RT Drivers have sold, as well as most of the Endor Rebel repacks, and Dagobah Luke.

So stuff moved pretty quick already.

My WM's haven't done any resetting yet, but I was told by my friend who works at their district office that she knows new stuff was sent for resets and was to be put out with them.  That jives with an earlier report I posted on the front page of Wave 7 figures at a WM store I visit frequently (Fordo, Barriss, and a couple repacks from the Wave 7 case)...  however, I've not seen any other Wave 7 at any WM either.  It could've been a fluke, or it could've been a leak of a Wave 7 case. 

It also makes me wonder if Hasbro's coordinating WM's toy resets in some capacity, to clean out some of the older product and get more new out with it.  I'm wondering like if old Deluxe and new Deluxe are going to sit together...  WM goes by SKU # so it's not uncommon or a problem really, but I thought they may try moving the old style boxes out now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 18, 2011, 02:55 PM
Stopped by a Wal-Mart last night and they were in the process of resetting, and by resetting I mean moving all of the toys from one side of the aisle to the other. Absolutely nothing new was being put out, though I did see the new CW attack shuttle. Considering this particular sore has put out one new case of TVC figures since March, I'd hope to see something new very soon.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 18, 2011, 09:18 PM
Finally got a Legends Spacetrooper....plastic seems a bit on the soft side. Why did they make him with a dent on his chest? Fun guy, anyway...might get more.

I like that the empty tray is there for the secret weapons...like they dediced to yank them late in the game.  :(
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 19, 2011, 12:38 AM
I caved and bought the KMart B-Wing tonight.  I had planned to wait or skip it, but that box is just so pretty.   :-\
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 21, 2011, 01:29 PM
Picked up the K-Mart B-Wing yesterday myself, but haven't had a chance to open it.  My store had gotten two of them in, but the boxes were dented to the point where even had I wanted to discard the box, I was afraid that the toy inside would be damaged.  Luckily, another K-Mart along my road trip route had two in more-or-less perfect boxes, so there you go.

2 of the 3 Wal-Marts near me have now "completed" their reset which, as Diddly noted, mostly consisted of moving the existing stock from one side of the aisle to the other.  The only things that got stocked were the new 35 dollar lightsabers (naturally), the Battle Packs, and the Shuttle. 

My Target actually did their little "end of aisle cap" thing for SW when they completed their reset, but most of the pegs for deluxes, vintage, and basic figures are either empty or were filled up with the Dengars, Sandtroopers, Cloud Car Pilots, and ROTS Clones that have been gathering dust since around this time last year.  I'm really at a loss to figure out what it is going to take for stores to actually get new stock at this point.  I've been with the modern line since it started in 1995 and I have NEVER seen the distribution problem be this bad.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 21, 2011, 05:32 PM
My WM's are doing their resets, but here's what they're putting out...

-New mask things of Grievous/Clone
-New Sabers
-Last couple waves of CW figures (sorta good, I guess, but not the latest waves)
-New Deluxe (just stuck on top of the old deluxe)
-Shuttles
-Mid-size vehicle restocking
-Vintage Wave 6...  Lots of it.  :(

That's about it.

On top of that, Vintage Wave 5 is back with a vengence at Target, so basically yeah, Wave 7 is screwed, blued, and tattooed at this point.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 21, 2011, 08:22 PM
Man I just got back from Target and was going to post about how it was probably old stock, but I guess that's happening nationwide. Guess with Target having officially nothing anymore, I can cross them off my list for a while. Though there's one Target here that STILL hasn't reset.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ryan on August 22, 2011, 12:21 AM
I still have yet to see a single figure from Wave 7 here, aside from any of the remnants. Lucky for me my fiancee managed to find and by me a Bespin Han, Bom Vidim, and a Logray. Now I could only find the Fleet Trooper I'd be set.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Aucassin on August 23, 2011, 05:24 AM
I finally found Fordo at Hastings last Thursday. It was quite a surprise, since this store has had 1 Vintage figure at a time on the pegs since the line started last year (for months it was Echo Base Han, but the last month and a half it's been Peasant Anakin.) I wasn't even there looking for SW figs, I wanted Neca's Classic Predator (no dice  :( ).

I missed Fordo on my first pass through the toy section, but I caught a glimpse of the edge of his card on my way back; it was in between some CW and old Legacy figures. I almost didn't stop to see what figure it was; I just assumed from what little I could see of the card that it was Mace or the Super Battle Driod from the same case as Anakin. But I decided I should, just to be sure, and I'm glad I checked! Finally, the extra clone I painted months ago in anticipation of this figure has his gear!

 The funny thing is, just a couple of weeks ago I thought about checking Hastings more often, because, as I thought to myself at the time, "maybe they'll get Wave 7 and the one figure they put on the pegs might just be Fordo!"  ;D

Now I'd just like to get a Delta Squad set, and I'll be good for a while.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 24, 2011, 10:43 AM
Our local TRU finally stocked the Delta Squad and TFU sets. They looked alright, but not something I need at all. They also re-stocked their vintage Y-Wings. Apparently they couldn't be bothered with ordering any new figures though, or re-stocking that elusive Yavin sled.

I have never seen an action figure that looked LESS like the photo on the box than Darth Phobos. Whoever designed that really failed spectacularly to capture the likeness of the character whatsoever.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 27, 2011, 09:22 PM
I didn't actually buy anything at one Wal-Mart I visited last thurday, but I did rearrange all the Legends and Clone Wars pegs so that each one had an Obi-Wan figure of some sort in the front. HA! Take that, somebody! They still had at least one of that awful AOTC  or whatever Legends variant Obi-Wan there.  :-X

Years ago, I did the same with Darth Vaders.  >:D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 29, 2011, 02:37 AM
Picked up a Peasant Ani at WM today...  I've now seen Wave 5 and 6 hit Target hard, and Waves 4, 5, and 6 hit Wal-Mart very hard, in the last couple weeks.  I gotta say, I'm highly disappointed as my WM had gotten in those 3 waves steadily since they've been out.  :-\ 

Peasant Ani was cool since he's been the only one to consistantly be sold out other than maybe Jango, but I still could've done without seeing stuff like this returning.

Plus it means more ROTS Clones.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 31, 2011, 04:40 PM
Came across a Spacetrooper today and brought him home.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 31, 2011, 11:39 PM
I'd seen a lot for a while, then nothing...  They sold through pretty well, though at one point there were a ton out this way.  That first wave of new and regressed Legends figures hit hard.  Most are still now chilling but the Legends Spacetrooper is a seller.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Fettman7 on September 2, 2011, 11:49 PM
Hi, just new to the forums. I guess the target  star wars displays are coming down in some stores to make way for nerf. And the clon wars sale ends this weekend. :-[
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DarthBinge on September 2, 2011, 11:51 PM
The displays are already coming down? That sucks!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DarthBinge on September 2, 2011, 11:55 PM
My Walmart remolded this summer for over 3 months. While this happened they misplaced 150 vintage figures. Since they have not sold any they are not receiving any new ones. They have found them but won't get them down until they complete inventory. Very frustrating!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DarthBinge on September 2, 2011, 11:57 PM
Has anyone ever seen Wedge at a retail store?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 3, 2011, 12:00 AM
There have been reports...  People have found him, but not much.  That Wave 3 revision didn't even ship very much when it did ship, it seems.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 3, 2011, 09:14 PM
It's great to have that Facebook TRU 20% off coupon and get the Force Unleashed pack at TRU...oh, wait...that didn't happen, because they didn't have it or the Commando set in stock (or perhaps just not out). So finding nothing else (besides common stuff the coupon would lower to other stores' regular prices) I leave with nothing, the coupon in a cart for someone to find. Thanks, Toy R Useless. Thanks a lot.  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 5, 2011, 11:11 AM
Hi, just new to the forums. I guess the target  star wars displays are coming down in some stores to make way for nerf. And the clon wars sale ends this weekend. :-[

And, as is the case with TRU's front of store display, my Target put absolutely nothing out on this special display for the entirety (3 weeks) of its existence.  They just moved a couple of Dengars over from the regular section to the four vintage pegs (1 on each peg) and called it a day.  So I can't say I'm disappointed that the display is disappearing so soon, since nothing was even done to it outside of some product relocation to begin with.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 6, 2011, 11:51 PM
Saw and brought for the first time the ARC trooper. Cool figure. They also had Logray and about a three dozen clone troopers.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 8, 2011, 07:40 PM
I hate TRU so, so much.

Had a Reward Zone coupon for 20% off and decided to stop by at a further away TRU near the northside mall. They've closed down since the last time I was there in late July. OK then, back to the crappy TRU near my house that never has anything. They had the giant front of store display FULL of Star Wars stuff, with remnants of new Clone Wars figures and everything from Waves 3-7 (except Wave 4, which I STILL have never seen at retail). Of course all the good stuff was gone (Gamorreans and such) and I contemplated buying the Dagobah Landing Luke I still need but I just couldn't bite the bullet. I was upset at TRU obviously not putting out cases of figures for the last year and decided I'd rather save my cash.

BTW I knew this stuff was old because there were MOUNTAINS of red/white Legacy battle packs and that big $70 Y-Wing.

/rant
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 9, 2011, 11:12 AM
Yeah, I hate TRU with a passion right now as well. Their DC is badly neglecting the local stores here. Our closest store still has the 2 CARS 4-way stackers up in front of the massive CLone Wars display. It's been 2 weeks now, they are just desolate.

I did see the Yavin sled for the first time today, but not part of my focus.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on September 9, 2011, 01:16 PM
I havnt seen a current figure at TRU since the Vintage launch
Why are these retailers just REFUSING to stock or order vintage AT ALL, its all of them, and they will not budge on even poutting out one case for ging on the second year now.
Ive seen Q&A questions and hasbro only say they are working n it but nothing ever improves and changes, there are still white clones and wave 1 crap leftovers sitting gathering dust, and no retailer anywhere I can go will order so much as one cas and put it out, I mean if you arent gonna carry teh line just DONT CARRY IT, why pretend to carry it but NEVER order or stock ANTHING for this long?
Hell from a corporate stand point its wa waste of shelf spaca having all those empty pegs sticking out for pver a year with the Vintage figures and there was nearly aas bad a situation with teh last half dozen waves of legacy. Hasbro should peg case sales of the different line, not ship the retailers ANY clone wars or legends cases unless they also order one case of Vintage. This isnt som isolated collecter niche prolblem EVERYONE wants the vintage figure and Hasbro and the retailers and just tone deaf to it, and we have even told them in Q& A so they KNOW We want them, why cant they get their crap together? IS IT MARKETING PEOPLE TRYING ON PRUPOSE TO BUILD EXCLUSIVITY? BEACUE THEY ARE RUINING THE HOBBY FOR MANY OF US WHO HAVE BEEN IN IT FOR 30 YEARS JUST TO PROVE SOME POINT THAT WE ARENT EVEN SEEING
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 9, 2011, 01:51 PM
As I've said before, retailers not ordering isn't Hasbro's fault...  If they say they're "working on it", I believe them, but they're probably workign on it by trying different case assortments in the future.

Right now retailers are weird...  I see new, steadily, but not a lot at once.  It's a case here and a case there, which it's been that way in my area since before last Christmas.  I've seen every wave so far, some a lot, but some I've only seen a couple times.  It's odd, but Hasbro cannot make retail order what retail doesn't want.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 10, 2011, 02:14 AM
Hoth Reb 3-Pack at Target, and a Bossk/IG88/Snowtrooper one too.  The $6/per is a steal for custom fodder and army builders.  That IG-88 looks like a better paintjob too, to me.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 11, 2011, 07:50 PM
Got General Calrissian from TRU, vintage sale $7. Cuz there wasn't much to choose from.

Have to say, if I had it to do over again...I'd leave him on the pegs. Just not an especially good figure. On paper it's great, in reality...Groucho Marx eyebrows, the cape scaled for a 5" Batman figure, the elbows designed so he cannot come close to reaching his holster with his right hand. The "big bonus" articulation, ball jointed calves that just make getting him in sitting pose awkward, unless he's mounted on a horse, which I think Hasbro thinks he rode one, based on the POTF2 version.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: SITHSPAWN on September 12, 2011, 08:41 PM
Grabbed the SDCC Star Wars: Revenge of the Jedi Boba Fett figure off ebay.  Then I turned around and won the entire SDCC Revenge of the Jedi set.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DarthBinge on September 12, 2011, 09:17 PM
Are you being serious?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 19, 2011, 01:41 PM
Found Bom at TRU this morning, completing Wave 7 for me. Hurt to pay $9.99 but now I can lay off the retail search for a while (hopefully)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on September 19, 2011, 03:11 PM
Local TRU had a moving sale, picked up a CC pilot
and Costco has RC hailfire droids on sale for $19.97
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 21, 2011, 10:57 AM
TRU restock day here in VA. The southside store got in the new Trench Run set. Looks pretty sweet!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 26, 2011, 09:27 PM
Picked up Vintage Bastila Shan, Farlander, Ponda Baba, and Echo Base Trooper plus the Revenge Ackbar, Luke and Vader at my local Target in MN today.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 26, 2011, 09:40 PM
Woot.  First report of these.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on September 28, 2011, 02:31 AM
Found a fresh case of wave 4 at an out-of-town WM, so I picked up Zam and Padme to trade.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 28, 2011, 01:07 PM
Was it a store old stuff was cleared out of II?

If so, this is becoming a little disconcerting...  Stores clear out of the **** figures, but get cases that have the **** figures as carry-over and are now getting littered with them again.  It's happened at a Target so far, and possibly your Wally...  Ugh.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on September 28, 2011, 11:09 PM
This store is in a pretty small town (small enough I can't believe they even have a WM) so they never got inundated with a lot on anything. It's kind of been my private gold mine for fourteen years, and this year is no different since the last two times I've been there, there's a new case of wave 4. And there's no Sandtroopers and only one ROTS Clone on the pegs.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 28, 2011, 11:31 PM
I have one of those, but even it's inundated with crap.  Or at least it was last time I was there.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 2, 2011, 08:58 AM
Actually found a Vader and Luke Revenge card at TRU. Missed the new stuff by a day.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jeff on October 3, 2011, 03:20 PM
Had a couple $5 TRU coupons ($5 off $25 Store Grand Opening coupon and $5 TRU Rewards coupon) so I hit TRU over lunch to capitalize on the 2-for-$12.99 sale.

End result = $31 for 6x Vintage figures and a FREE Commander Blackout to boot. 

Cheap army builders (AT-RT Driver x2, AotC Trooper x2) and some custom fodder (Weequay Skiff Driver, Fi-Ek Sirch).  Wish they were that cheap all the time... :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 11, 2011, 02:00 AM
My wife took me shopping to TRU on Saturday for my birthday and I lucked out with the Death Star Trench Run set and the new Darth Vader Transformer.  The box for the Trench Run set is insane!  I had to take a pic of it to show the scale:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Misc/IMG_0436.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Misc/IMG_0438.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: iFett on October 11, 2011, 09:54 AM
Merry belated Jesse!  I haven't seen the DSTR in stores yet, but it looks like you could probably fit a midget in there easily - if you wanted to do that for some reason.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 13, 2011, 04:35 PM
I grabbed Bastilla, Ponda, Echo Base Soldier, and an extra RFT from Mishawaka Target today 

Today is kinda "Star Wars Day" for me because of a couple of things: finding the above mentioned figures, I am pretty sure tonight new figures are being shown at NYCC, and my beta invite for SWTOR starts tonight!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 16, 2011, 04:17 PM
Found more or less all of Wave 9 at 2 different Walmarts, picked up Bastila Shan, Ponda Baba, and the Hoth Trooper. Both stores had warped cards, boo.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 19, 2011, 12:00 PM
Mega-load!

Spotted the Search for Luke Skywalker, new vinty-boxed Taun-Taun, and new vinty-boxed Landspeeder all at the same Target on an endcap. They had at least 2-3 of each, but regretfully I did not verify the pricing. (sorry)

Not interested in any of them but I did let another local guy know who is keen to pick these up so if I get more info I will post.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: iFett on October 19, 2011, 12:02 PM
$24.99
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 20, 2011, 11:42 AM
Here's what I picked up today:

2x Vintage Package Luke's Tauntaun
2x Vintage Package Luke's Landspeeder
3x Search for Luke Skywalker Battlepack

Expensive day, but glad to have these scratched off the list...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on October 20, 2011, 12:22 PM
Nice haul today:

1x Vintage Package Luke's Tauntaun
1x Vintage Package Luke's Landspeeder
2x Search for Luke Skywalker Battlepack
TRU DS Trench Set (with $10 off coupon)
Hoth Deck Officer and Fleet trooper (WM)

I used the DCPI's at Target. FYI - The LS and Luke TT are 1 per case, 2 per case for the Han TT sets.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 21, 2011, 01:00 AM
My Wave 8 and Wave 8 Rev 1 cases arrived from EE today.

And as a carded completist, I am super glad I ordered these.

Between these two cases and the Wave 9 case I ordered, I was able to acquire a set of 12 "Revenge" Variants - the exact same 12 that were in the SDCC Death Star 2 exclusive set - and yes, the Endor Rebel is the Black-skinned head variant.

As I guessed, I also got "Return" cardback versions of Slave Leia, Endor Han, TIE Pilot and B-Wing Pilot. So if you want to collect only "Return of the Jedi" carded versions of these four figures you can.

As an added surprise, in the cases, there was also "Return" versions of Darth Vader, Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper - all of which originally came out (in this round of the Vintage line) on ESB cardbacks. So those were worth keeping as well.

Lastly, I had anticipated getting the ARC Trooper Commander and two more Rebel Fleet Troopers as a result of the three cases, so I planned accordingly when army-building both of those as well.

The remaining figures were un-changed from their original releases, so out of the three cases, I was able to "use" in my collection a total of 25 figures out of 36. While not exactly a very high-percentage, it does take the "sting" out of making this decision to purchase all three waves by-the-case, especially since I also ended up with all 22 figures on pristine un-punched cardbacks.

So if you're (nuts) like me and are tired of the lack of Vintage figures on the pegs, buying all three cases from EE, may be a good investment...

Sorry if this is old news, I hadn't seen any (a) confirmations of the Black Endor Rebel in these cases; or (b) reports/confirmations of the existence of "Return of the Jedi" versions of those seven figures, so I thought I would share.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jeff on October 21, 2011, 01:06 AM
Pete - can you tell me which case had "Revenge" Endor Han and which had "Return" Endor Han?  I'd like to get the "Revenge" variant for my carded Han wall and if he's in the same case as the black Endor Rebel, I may just pre-order that case to avoid the hassle of retail...  Thanks!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 21, 2011, 01:21 AM
Pete - can you tell me which case had "Revenge" Endor Han and which had "Return" Endor Han?  I'd like to get the "Revenge" variant for my carded Han wall and if he's in the same case as the black Endor Rebel, I may just pre-order that case to avoid the hassle of retail...  Thanks!

Crap - I'm sorry I can't, my bad, I didn't even think to keep track of which figure "Revenge" or "Return" came from which case, initially I was expecting to pull "Revenge" versions of Han out of both cases, so when there was actual "Return" versions of Han, Leia, the TIE and B-Wing Pilots, I was shocked.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ryan on October 21, 2011, 11:11 PM
I saw remnants of Wave 9 today (no Ponda, Hoth Trooper, or Bastilla) though did I pick up my first Rebel Fleet Trooper. :) That was the first new stuff I have personally seen since bit of Wave 6.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 22, 2011, 09:56 AM
Picked up the Search for Luke set. Feels like the first new thing I picked up in ages.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Siths Herald on October 27, 2011, 09:00 AM
O found a Ponda Baba and Hoth Rebel Trooper yesterday.  I open everything, so this is kind of a stupid comment, but I am disappointed that they don't seem to be keeping with the theme of using the original Kenner artwork on the Vintage Cards, for figures that were released in the 80s.  I guess the HRT is the version from inside Echo base rather than out on the battlefield, by why change the image on the Walrusman card?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 27, 2011, 01:06 PM
Not a purchase but a find...

My local WalMart was clogged with the ROTS White Clonetrooper and the Sandtrooper for the longest time. Then when it was discovered that Hasbro was pulling figures and sending them back, the pegs one day were cleared, except for two AOTC Obi-Wan figures (they should have included that turd in the recall, but I digress)...

So anyway for about two months now, this WalMart has had NOTHING except for the two lone Obi-Wan figures.

Today, when I rounded the corner, I saw the pegs FULLY stocked with Vintage figures. Still needing some Echo Base Hoth Troopers, I was excited.

My excitment was quickly dashed when I discovered that the pegs were chock full of Wave 6. Wave 6!!!!!! Seriously?!?!

To make matters worse, there were so many cases, the employee who stocked the pegs, couldn't fit them all, so almost an entire case, was just stacked on the shelf below the pegs. I would estimate that the store got in anywhere from five to six cases of Wave 6.

Hasbro's really got their hands around that distribution problem!  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 27, 2011, 06:03 PM
Is that really Hasbro though?  Unless they sent those all out recently I guess.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 27, 2011, 07:00 PM
Is that really Hasbro though?  Unless they sent those all out recently I guess.

You're right, perhaps it's WalMart's fault as well, but at this point, I would think the last thing EITHER company would want is a glut of figures from a wave that has been out for over six months.

It's just frustrating, to have waited for so long for this store to finally get SOMETHING only to have it be an old wave.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on October 27, 2011, 07:37 PM
Yeah, I found at least 3 cases of Wave 6 at a store today.  It's definitely frustrating.  But I made up for that by finding the TVC tauntaun today, too.  Not happy about that price tag though.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 27, 2011, 07:54 PM
I found vintage B-Wing pilot and Rebel Fleet Trooper at KMart today.

The "Revenge" figures on the pegs were Luke Jedi, Admiral Ackbar, and Keyan Farlander.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on October 27, 2011, 08:14 PM
I found vintage B-Wing pilot and Rebel Fleet Trooper at KMart today.

The "Revenge" figures on the pegs were Luke Jedi, Admiral Ackbar, and Keyan Farlander.

Found much the same at a K-Mart yesterday.  Scored Ponda Baba, Farlander and a Rebel Fleet Trooper.  Saw Revenge versions of Ackbar, Vader & Jedi Luke.  Also found "Return" versions of Logray and Wicket.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 27, 2011, 10:45 PM
I hear you on it Pete...  WM wouldn't know any better is all.  Might be worth sites making it a point to let Hasbro know that the "distribution problems" could persist if Wave 6 is still in the pipes heavily with some retailers.

I think WM and Target are all that's getting Wave 6, though right before I found Wave 9 at KM they'd put out Wave 6 maybe a month prior...  TRU had that pile show up when they had their front store SW display go up too, but the sale moved most of it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on October 28, 2011, 01:55 PM
Yeah, I can't believe Hasbro go through Targets and WMs distribution centers to pull figures, but maybe I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on October 28, 2011, 05:11 PM
Agreed.  I can see how local marketing reps would work their way through stores in order to manually clear out some old stock.  But when those chains have backstock of older figures in their warehouses, then it's a more substantial problem.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 28, 2011, 05:33 PM
Hit a 2nd KMart today and got my Ponda Baba and Echo Base Trooper MOC.

Also another Rebel Fleet Trooper, my 10th.  Probably done with those now.  Though will have difficulty passing on more.

Now to army build the Echo Base Trooper.  Great figure!

KMart, so hot right now.  KMart.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 29, 2011, 01:50 AM
Rewards Points...  You'll be racking them up, to use on future figures.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 29, 2011, 07:02 AM
Rewards Points...  You'll be racking them up, to use on future figures.

How do these work?  How much do you have to spend at KMart before you get a significant dollar amount off of a purchase?

I really never go to KMart although there is one about 45 minutes away from my house, but the last 2 days I happened to wander into an area that had 2 KMarts like 10 minutes apart.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 29, 2011, 09:42 AM
I found and bought the Target Landspeeder and Luke Taun Taun. Was thinking about waiting on them, but the boxes were so perfect,  I couldn't let them go. Also picked up an R2 on Revenge card.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on October 29, 2011, 06:35 PM
Yeah, I found the vintage boxed Taun Taun, Landspeeder, and the Search for Luke set at Super Target this week, and ended up picking up all three.  Those boxes sure are nifty - I sort of wish they would have done something up for the "Search for Luke" set as well.  I guess it isn't technically something that was in the vintage line (or battle packs in general), but hey, they're doing PT and CW vehicles in them next year too.  Wouldn't mind getting another Taun Taun, but I'll opt for the BP with the prices.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 29, 2011, 07:06 PM
I didn't buy anything but at TRU, some woman shopping for her grandson asked me what a Mace Windu was, so I loaded her cart with Wilrow Hoods.

THAT'S GONNA BE A HAPPY KID COME CHRISTMAS!  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on October 29, 2011, 08:21 PM
Picked up the Search for Luke set today. I was sorely tempted by the Landspeeder and Luke's Tauntaun, but $25 is a bit much.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on October 29, 2011, 08:59 PM
Yeah, $25 is way too much for those sets.  Most people seem to think so, too, considering how many of them are hanging around.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on October 30, 2011, 03:12 AM
Yup. Luke's just gonna have to ride his POTF2 Tauntaun. Not that I have a new Hoth Luke for the new Tauntaun anyway.


Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 30, 2011, 05:45 PM
Saw lots (well, 3 of each at least) of the Target exclusives today.  Makes me think more and more about a sale.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on November 1, 2011, 03:58 AM
Woohoo! Scored Wave 9 on a post-Halloween festivities Wal-Mart Run (obviously I was over with the ladies). Two cases, got one Bastilla, one Ponda and both Hoth Officers, left the Revenge figures. One Echo Base Officer has some weird paint residue on his face, looks like he was hit by a snowball or something.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Blaster under the pillow on November 2, 2011, 05:56 AM
Went out searching for rebel fleet troopers at the weekend to no avail. Ended up with one of the  vintage storm troopers with the better helmet. In London, I've got about four potential stores that figures might turn up in and I combine my hunt with a Saturday run with a backpack in case I find something. I guess I don't have the gas money issue you guys have, but two hours of running and one lousy storm trooper.... it just didn't seem worth it... it's getting really difficult to pick up figures at retail over here.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 2, 2011, 09:03 AM
I had a both interesting and mildly disappointing find yesterday. Found the first freshly stocked case in over month, and it was new having the new Boba-offer stickers. However, it did not have Panda a company. I had mostly Revenge cards, so I got the Rebel commando, Leia, Stormtrooper and Wicket on Revenge card, and the TIE pilot and B-Wing pilot on Return cards. There was and R2 and Luke on revenge, but I already had those.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on November 12, 2011, 11:58 AM
I had one hell of a weekend, for both Vintage and Clone Wars:


(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/mister_palpatine/100_1284.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on November 12, 2011, 12:27 PM
Wow.  Amazing haul!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 13, 2011, 09:51 AM
I broke down and picked up the trench run set. Hit almost all the stores I used to when I would do involved runs, I have to say, I'm pretty dismayed at the state of vintage availability. Although there's room, vintage just isn't getting stocked.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 13, 2011, 11:32 AM
Definately not getting stocked. At TRU, the two vintage Vaders are gone but replaced with two Lograys. Weird. However on ebay, I picked up a dragonsnake for $12 and Randall is getting a baby AT-AT for his birthday with that 20% off coupon from a while back.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on November 13, 2011, 02:47 PM
Made a few TVC finds yesterday.  Got a couple more RFT's, another Ponda Baba and found a crushed case of TVC wave 8.  Those cards were just mangled.  Case lineup was as follows:

1x VC23 Jedi Luke Skywalker
1x VC25 R2-D2 with lightsaber and drink tray (Revenge)
1x VC26 Rebel Commando (black running change)
1x VC27 Wicket (Revenge)
1x VC53 Bom Vimdim (Ep IV)
1x VC41 Stormtrooper (Revenge)
1x VC62 Han Solo (ROTJ)
1x VC65 TIE Pilot (ROTJ)
1x Boba Fett (ROTJ)
1x VC63 Keyan Farlander (ROTJ)
1x VC64 Slave Leia (Revenge)
1x VC08 Darth Vader


I scored the Endor Rebel and TIE Pilot for myself, plus a Bom Vimdim for a friend.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 15, 2011, 11:29 AM
I stumbled across a fresh case of TVC Wave 8 this morning at target while out stalking another armored Savage oppress figure. I forgot the Boba fett was new and I didn't see the black dude, but I did pick up Leia, Endor Han, and the TIE Pilot for a fellow collector. (Same guy who helped me out with TCW Wave 12 on Sunday)

I also snagged a Fordo due its sheer awesomeness, even though I already have two.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on November 15, 2011, 02:30 PM
I think im out
for real
I said here before that I have left over distobution before and with all the rehashes and main charcters really being all they offer anymore I will be able to make up anything I missed within a short period when I do ever come back
but I was leaning towards this for a while but having picked up MU and GI joes habits lately, I just cant get excited about the prospect of going to 4 Wal marts and 3 targets thrice a week at the chance of finding the one or two figures I could use from these vastly under distibuted waves, and even THEN having to pay  acouple bucks more for them than I would pay for a MU or joe.
I was actively hunting teh cho trooper and a Wicket, some FTS, but now everytime I consider hunting I just pick up a coupel Cobra troopers or an X man
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on November 15, 2011, 05:04 PM
Our local Target stocked a fresh case of Wave 9, so I picked up another Walrus Man and Echo Trooper.  I'd like to get a few more Echo troops, but we'll see how distribution is for the rest of the year.  This past weekend, I also picked up a TVC TIE Pilot, which for some reason rang up at $3.75.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 15, 2011, 08:42 PM
I found 3 different Targets today that had stocked Wave 8, and none of them had the Black Endor Rebel. At the first 2 stores, they literally had EVERY other figure from the case on the pegs. Even desirable stuff like Fordo and Endor Han. If that's the work of scalpers, they are getting VERY selective.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on November 15, 2011, 09:54 PM
I found the same thing - my local Target stocked Wave 8 today, and I found everyone but the Rebel and Han.  I found this odd as I figured Leia would be target #1 for any scalpers, but maybe it was something else at work.  Anyways, nabbed Revenge Leia, ROTJ B-Wing Pilot, TIE Pilot and Boba.  Need only Return Leia and Rebel to complete 2011!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on November 15, 2011, 10:58 PM
There are two revisions of Wave 8, one with the black commando and the other without. The revision without the commando has figures like ARC Trooper, Logray, and Slave Leia on the Return of the Jedi card. I have only seen the revision without the commando at Target, and I wouldn't be surprised if most Targets are getting the same revision.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 16, 2011, 08:51 AM
There are two revisions of Wave 8, one with the black commando and the other without. The revision without the commando has figures like ARC Trooper, Logray, and Slave Leia on the Return of the Jedi card. I have only seen the revision without the commando at Target, and I wouldn't be surprised if most Targets are getting the same revision.

Well, that explains what I saw yesterday...I had no idea there were 2 separate assortments of Wave 8 shipping. Thanks for the info!

(It would drive me nuts if I collected this line having to keep up with all this wave craziness)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 16, 2011, 08:57 AM
Yea! Found a case of wave 9 at K-mart. Picked up the three new ones.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on November 16, 2011, 11:54 AM
Good going!  I have yet to see any of these.  I recently moved and I am still getting a sense of what stores are close enough to hit on a regular basis.  I don't have as many options as I did, however, I now live much close to a Wal-Mart, so that's a plus.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 18, 2011, 12:35 PM
For my opener set I scored the "Revenge" Endor Rebel Trooper, "Return" Endor Han Solo, "Return" TIE Pilot, "Return" B-Wing Pilot and "Revenge" Stormtrooper.

Then Captain Piet found for me the "Return" Slave Leia I needed for the opener set, and I am now done with Vintage for 2011!

(Well, I do need to send away for my White Armor Fetts) but that's nothing I need to hunt for.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on November 20, 2011, 07:12 PM
Years (feels like it) later I finally get Bom Vidom. Reshipped one, I guess. They had three, so I missed 3 cases of new figures except him and trench coat Han Solo, plus a Jango reshipped. I should be glad that no one has any good taste, and leaves cantina aliens behind.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 20, 2011, 07:13 PM
Found another Fordo on the pegs at Target today.  Needed a second one to open to display him with the other helmet.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 22, 2011, 01:33 PM
Yea! Found Wedge!!!! Three of him!!!!!!!






Too bad I had to go all the way to Cardiff, Wales.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 22, 2011, 08:52 PM
You should play the lottery, immediately.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on November 24, 2011, 01:13 AM
I hit two K-Marts and TRU and found nothing worth getting for their sales. Yay! My hobby isn't collecting, it's going to stores walking to the toy aisle and not buying anything. Good exercise...horrible waste of gasoline, though.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 24, 2011, 06:07 PM
Found me the black Revenge Endor rebel at TRU during their sale.  Also an extra Bom Vimdin. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 25, 2011, 12:45 AM
Yea! Found Wedge!!!! Three of him!!!!!!!

Too bad I had to go all the way to Cardiff, Wales.  :P

Did you visit the old Torchwood facilities?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 25, 2011, 07:22 AM
Of course. That's why I went.  ;)

Took a bunch of pictures. Will send you a link once I'm back and have it sorted.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 26, 2011, 07:44 PM
Picked up the black Endor rebel variant this morning at TRU for a fellow collector. This is literally the only one I've ever seen here.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 28, 2011, 10:38 AM
I saw that guy at Walmart last saturday.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 28, 2011, 11:55 AM
Is he being shipped in decent numbers? I'd like to get a few of that guy. I'm really excited about putting together a decent Rebel spec ops force. Can't wait for Colonel Cracken.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on November 28, 2011, 12:14 PM
I saw a couple at TS TRU if you're that desperate, Ed.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on November 28, 2011, 05:44 PM
Found a lone Black Endor Soldier at Wal-Mart when I randomly walked past the GI Joe section. Walked down to Star Wars and found tons of the Revenge variants (no Wave 9 though). Snagged the Rebel and two TIE Pilots, my first time seeing them.

Also snagged a Revenge Fett for a stupid reason: it's a VOTC 04 repack. My original had the rope thing around the right arm snap about a month after I bought it and I've wanted a new one ever since.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 28, 2011, 06:53 PM
I saw a couple at TS TRU if you're that desperate, Ed.

Ugh...I can never really feel desperate enough to shuffle through the Times Square foot traffic, but maybe I'll give it a shot. Are the prices still outrageous?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 28, 2011, 07:34 PM
There is absolutely NOTHING hitting WM here except Vintage Wave 5...  at least right now.  Tons of Wave 6 not long ago, a little wave 4...  None of them are waves we need since I've seen all in abundance except Wave 7.

I saw Wave 7 once at WM, only a few new figs though from a case, and that was ages ago.  I've never seen any Wave 8 or 9 at Target or Wal-Mart...  I don't hit TRU ever anyway since I refuse to pay what they want since Kay Bee went out of business and they decided to take over the "we'll jack up prices even further" motto KB had.  I did see some wave 7 at Target, but that was very brief.

I'd like the black Endor Rebel and a TIE Pilot or two, but beyond that Wave 8 isn't even my cup of tea...  I've only seen Wave 9 at K-mart, and thank goodness for that.  People rail on KM, but I'm telling you, every year they come through when every other retailer fails.  Every year KM has a good sale or two, they get every wave of figures in at least once (Saw wave 7 at KM as well), and they're a store I'll always give money too so long as they're either running a good sale, or I have Rewards points to spend to ease their inflated pricing.

If TRU worked in any sort of similar fashion I'd probably be more willing to spend there as well.  To me though, their REwards Card is useless.  I never get coupons from them for anything but diapers and ****.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on November 28, 2011, 07:43 PM
I saw a couple at TS TRU if you're that desperate, Ed.

Are the prices still outrageous?

Yes. That's why I passed on one of the couple that were on the pegs. Though maybe they'll have a 2 for 1 sale again soon (I guess the current one goes up to figures that are regularly $8.99)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on November 28, 2011, 08:02 PM
Jesse, I was surprised to see so much Wave 8 at WM... there are three particular WMs in my area. One hasn't restocked in forever, one got a bunch of Wave 5 before the Blu-Ray hit and recently got a bunch of Wave 4 (my first sighting of that wave at retail, actually). The one I was at today hasn't gotten anything since the millions of cases of Wave 5 in September but they had at least 4-5 cases of Wave 8.

Target is a mess and hasn't gotten anything new since Wave 7 first hit in July. Only new Hasbro toys I can find there are the Marvel Universe figures.

Same thoughts about TRU though, I rarely go there. However I get Rewards Emails almost every other day. Perhaps it's your settings? I turned off all the diapers/baby stuff and now I only get emails for TRU sales, not Babies R Us. Too bad there are maybe two K-Marts left in Texas, all in small towns way out west.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 28, 2011, 08:11 PM
I thought that too, but I have that junk turned off and still get nothing.  Every reports getting $5 coupons...  I NEVER get them.  I signed the kids up for birthday stuff, and we only get one coupon ever even (they don't want it anyway so I take it, haha). 

TRU Is a sack of blah to me...  I really avoid them if I can.  I'd buy RFT's or Echo Troopers if I had a coupon, but absolutely nothing else unless it's exclusive to them.  At least at this stage of collecting.  Used to love TRU, but their prices disgust me.  hell, the prices in the line in general disgust me and I think they're way too much, but TRU is the worst offender now that KB's gone.  I used to not buy off them unless it was clearanced as well.  Piss on 'em.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on November 28, 2011, 09:55 PM
I saw a couple at TS TRU if you're that desperate, Ed.

Ugh...I can never really feel desperate enough to shuffle through the Times Square foot traffic, but maybe I'll give it a shot. Are the prices still outrageous?

TVC figures are normally $11.99 at the TS TRU.  I've rarely found anything there that was worth those inflated prices.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 29, 2011, 09:37 AM
I think your mileage varies considerably with some of these stores geographically.

K-Mart is absolutely the WORST store by a million miles around here, I mean, they are just unbelievably bad. I work right across the street from one of their stores in a nice part of town and their SW section is a wasteland. They've had the same 5 cruddy figures loitering on their pegs for literally months.

We got plenty of Wave 9 in the Wallys here though, so I think it just depends on where you live.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 29, 2011, 10:39 AM
On the other hand, K-Mart does have that thrift store smell. I think they pipe it in from Goodwill.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on November 29, 2011, 11:05 AM
(I have been MIA for awhile on the boards so don not mind my return.)

Target
Black Endor Rebel x2
Fleet Trooper x3
Corrected Stormtrooper x2
Luke Taun-Taun (2nd one)

Wal-Mart
Echo Base Trooper (#4)
Zam Wessel
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 29, 2011, 11:45 AM
I saw a couple at TS TRU if you're that desperate, Ed.

Ugh...I can never really feel desperate enough to shuffle through the Times Square foot traffic, but maybe I'll give it a shot. Are the prices still outrageous?

TVC figures are normally $11.99 at the TS TRU.  I've rarely found anything there that was worth those inflated prices.

True, but you also get the pleasure of wading through the masses of slack-jawed tourists, comedy club ticket pushers and knock-off designer bag vendors just to get there and pay all that extra money.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on November 29, 2011, 11:48 AM
That's the neighborhood.  But as the flagship store in the chain the Times Square store does get stocked reasonably well.  The crowds are part of that trade-off.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 29, 2011, 12:28 PM
I think your mileage varies considerably with some of these stores geographically.

But that begs the age old question of whether you're ignoring them, and ultimately missing out on what they DO get in?

See KM doesn't get 30 cases of a wave, they generally get one...  and one sells fast here.  Especially these days.  My store has had the "same crummy figures" for eons too...  Some CW ones in particular have hung around for quite a while (and their CW section doesn't SEEM to be stocked as frequently).  But they've gotten in, and sold through, multiple cases of various waves for years and years...  Like I said, I've seen almost EVERY vintage wave at my nearest K-Mart.  I saw every 30AC wave there, every Legacy/BAD wave...  My next nearest I visit fairly often, and I've seen almost every wave there as well now, for years. 

The next furthest one I hit less frequently, but I see more or less the same thing...

Wal-Mart I'm sure will get something new here too, just they aren't right now and not everyone is swimming in wave 9 at WM is all.  Same with Target.  Eventually they'll get something new, but they're just a waste of time till that happens.  And when they do, they'll likely overorder any wave they get as well. 

It's hard to say if that's the case or not, but unless you're going to KM often (and if you're writing them off I assume you don't), I bet you've maybe missed one here and there.  My KM's not shangrila or anything...  It's a mess too, haha.  But they're getting stuff in, and around me nobody else is except maybe TRU.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 29, 2011, 01:37 PM
Just got another black Endor rebel and TIE Pilot at TRU's 2 for 12.99 sale.

Then Clone Wars Armored Savage Opress and Chewbacca at Target.

Nice little lunchtime run.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 7, 2011, 01:28 AM
I picked up a TIE Pilot this evening.  K-Mart comes through again, this time with my first sighting of wave 8 at any retailer so far...

No Endor Rebel anywhere, someone got him before me, but all the rest were there.  Tempted on Leia but passed.  Tough to justify $10 for a card.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on December 7, 2011, 02:24 AM
I've been seeing Wave 8 at nearly every Target and WM near me ever since Thanksgiving. Especially Wal-Mart, only once at Target to be specific. Kinda weird. I'm seeing a lot of Rebels too, which is surprising. The hardest to find are Leia and the TIE Pilot.

We're seriously getting Wave 5 quantities of this wave at Wal-Mart... hopefully Wave 9 reappears at some point because I'd like to get a few more Echo Base troops.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 7, 2011, 09:43 AM
I've been able to pick up an opener TIE pilot and Revenge Rebel Commando. First time I've gotten the mail in forms for the proto-Boba.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dan on December 7, 2011, 11:59 AM
Finished off the revenge set thanks to Target. I think I'm done until 2012 clearances start.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 10, 2011, 09:42 AM
Was able to pick up the remaining revenge and return cards to finish off each set. Should upgrade my revenge Leia though.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 10, 2011, 12:52 PM
Found a solitary Bastila Shan on the pegs at Walmart last night, so I felt compelled to buy her for my office display.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 12, 2011, 01:54 AM
She's the one I can never find.  I know locals need her, so I keep looking when I'm out, and she's been the only one that I saw only like three times, and now I don't see her at all.  Wish I'd picked up extras, but I figured she'd actually not do this well because she's not that well done (headsculpt bugs me... a lot).  Go figure.  Of course since WM and Target simply aren't stocking new vintage figures, it could be that the supply's so short and only at one retailer anyway, that they're just all selling out fast, haha.

A local buddy (Thanks Scott) got me a black Endor Rebel variant.  Cool of my buddy to do that for me, and it crosses that off my list.  :)  With Seripas done, I'm basically just looking for army builder Rebel Fleet Trooeprs and Echo Base Rebels till 2012 stuff.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 13, 2011, 07:32 PM
Found a fair ammount of REVENGE variant figures today.  Scored Slave Leia, ROTJ Boba Fett, Endor Rebel variants as well as another Rebel Fleet Trooper to add to the ranks.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 20, 2011, 11:23 PM
Found Wave 8 and even Wave 7 restocked at K-Mart locally tonight.  I'm surprised at the Wave 7 restock...  Wave 8, it's been hitting relatively steady.  Why can't it be Wave 9 though?  *sigh*
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 21, 2011, 01:03 PM
Target TPM wave has arrived here, just got the head's up from another local collector. Luckily there is nothing in this wave I have the slightest interest in, so money saved.

I got my Proto-Boba mail-away sometime Monday or Tuesday.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2011, 01:15 PM
Scored some AOTC wave TVC at 5 Below.  $5 each for TVC Senate Guards, Mace Windu & Super Battle Droids?  Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 21, 2011, 03:34 PM
I'd just checked 5 Below the other day for those and not seen them so I'll have to hit them up again this weekend. I  think they're open Saturday or Friday night at least.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on December 21, 2011, 05:32 PM
Scored some AOTC wave TVC at 5 Below.  $5 each for TVC Senate Guards, Mace Windu & Super Battle Droids?  Sounds good to me.

Yeah, last week in my area they were hitting at TJ Maxx and Marshalls...  looks like they already sold through at each store, which seemed to get in 3-4 cases each.  Damn good price for some very good figures!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2011, 05:39 PM
Indeed!  These prices are pretty tough to pass on.  So far I've only see figures from the AOTC & ROTS waves at 5 Below.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on December 21, 2011, 06:43 PM
Indeed!  These prices are pretty tough to pass on.  So far I've only see figures from the AOTC & ROTS waves at 5 Below.

Which ROTS figures did you see past Grievous?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 21, 2011, 08:03 PM
Craziness...found the ENTIRE TPM Wave at Target today at mid-day. I don't have any particular interest in these figures, but some of them look mighty cool.

I did pick up a Ratts Tyerell and Ben Quadrinaros figures which I am hoping to swap someone straight up for a minty boxed TCW Mini-Y-Wing Deluxe set. PM me if interested!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 22, 2011, 10:21 AM
Grievous was the one notable ROTS figure I spotted.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on December 22, 2011, 12:04 PM
Grievous was the one notable ROTS figure I spotted.

I think Grievous is just shipped in the AOTC wave. I noticed a couple at Five Below this morning. Anyways, here's what I got this morning:

Darth Maul
Darth Sidious
Battle Droid
Queen Armadillo
Ben Quadrinos
Ratts Tyrel
Quinlan Vos
Naboo Guard
Lushros Dofine
3 Storm Troopers (Revenge and Return cards)
3 Super Battle Droids
3 Zam Weasels
1 Kit Fisto

All for $5 each from various stores in the Raleigh, NC area. If you have a Five Below store, don't forget to grab an printed ad from them. You may be able to price match TVC figures at both Target and Wal-Mart.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 22, 2011, 01:14 PM
Queen Armadillo

Auto-correct strikes again, I see!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on December 23, 2011, 10:34 AM
 :D Sounds like an EU creation...since at least half of Star Wars aliens are anthropomorphic Earth animals.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on December 23, 2011, 11:10 AM
Yeah, five below seems to only have one case and the only non AOTC figures are ROTS Grievous and ANH Sandtrooper.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 23, 2011, 05:59 PM
That matches up with what I've seen.  It would've been nice to find some Magna Guards at 5 Below.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on December 30, 2011, 10:50 PM
today 30/12/ 2011  tvc Leia Organa Hoth Outfit
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 31, 2011, 01:25 AM
I got a Hyena Bomber for $13-ish...  What a nice toy, and underrated IMO.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on December 31, 2011, 05:56 PM
I've seen it 4 times and passed it up. Not sure I like the droid fighters enough to get it.

I got Phantom Menace and Empire Strikes Back Blu-ray packs for $12.40 each. The only two figures I already had out of either of them were snowspeeder Luke and Snowtrooper.

Battle droid 2-pack, Snow trooper, Death Star Trooper $3.40 each.

Great thing is 1 out of the 4 wal-marts I went even have the figures marked at the current prices, another had a tag for Legends, but not the other clearance stuff. So a lot more stuff out there since most folks are ignorant to it.

Oh, saw a POTF2 Yoda at one store (one of those returns without a receipt?). For kicks I scanned him...said SEE ASSOCIATE.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 1, 2012, 03:06 PM
Was over in Jackson, MI, Wal-Mart was a bust for any good clearance, but I found Rebel Fleet Trooper there (and at TRU) and finally got one, having only seen it once before IIRC (when I was feeling broke/cheap). (I'm 6 months behind everyone...)

Best likeness of Henry Fonda in 3 3/4" scale.

The ankle belt was a nice idea but doesn't seem to attach solidly enough. Can't quite do the only pose the POTJ Fleet Trooper can do (two-handed shooting pose), probably because they made the vest part of the torso.

It's a good figure, though.  I don't think I'd buy another one at full price, unless they made a new head. Of course, I'm not sure there's anything I'd buy two of at full price anymore.

Finally got a Fett order form,  from online pictures, I noticed the Episode 1 wave doesn't advertize the offer.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 1, 2012, 08:07 PM
nope they dont advertise the offer and they also do not come with the form.  TPM figures come with a form to have a chance at winning a life sized Darth maul that I believe is signed by George Lucas.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on January 2, 2012, 11:39 AM
Wasn't sure where else to put this but - my local Target reset last night.  Nice big presence for SW.  Problem is that virtually every SKU for 2011 - and, oh by the way, also the 2010 Geonosis sets and the 2010 CW DVD sets - are still here.  The only thing clearanced to this point are the Tauntaun/Landspeeder exclusives.  The Attack Shuttle is here and so is everything else.  I'm confused.  My understanding is most of 2012 is new SKU's, so... is Target waiting for the 1/30 date to reset again?  Does that make sense?  This can be the only answer, if they were holding to the 1/30 date.  Since stores are supposedly clear to sell, then what's the deal?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 2, 2012, 01:37 PM
I don't know about SKU's but I know for a fact the new vintage figures are the exact same DPCI as the old ones - so no change there and thus no need to clearance out the old product.

I am really hoping the new Clone Wars figures are the same DPCI too since I have a bunch to return still, but that is probably less likely given the packaging change.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on January 2, 2012, 02:04 PM
As far as vintage then, that's risky as the pegs are full.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 2, 2012, 05:10 PM
Our Target did a bit of a reset as well last week, although I have to think something else is coming soon as there isn't room for "Movie Heroes", etc. right now.  I did notice, at least at our store, that CW only has one peg now.  Vintage had four, and Legends had two.  The Shuttle is also still full price here, as well as everything else I could see (the Landspeeder/Taun Taun packs disappeared at Christmas or shortly after).
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on January 5, 2012, 06:43 PM
Found a Target with the Landspeeder and Luke's Tauntaun on clearance. Only snagged the Speeder since I haven't seen one in ages. Probably won't get the Tauntaun unless it's still there next week.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 7, 2012, 10:46 AM
Finally found another set of the wave nine figures for opening and picked an opener Luke Taun Taun on clearance. I'm content for now but wouldn't mind another Hoth Reb or two.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 7, 2012, 07:24 PM
Saw the move heros line at Walmart today. They were still the same price as the legends stuff. Obiwan and Quigon look really terrible. I guess if I needed yet another beeping R2 I could pick this one up. They had repacked sith infiltrator and battle droid tank with a price raise.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Sprry75 on January 7, 2012, 09:51 PM
I found seven Echo Base Troopers at the Star Tours gift shop in Disney World.  They were only $11.95, so not too much more than retail.  Since they were out of Star Speeder 1000s, I spent about what I had budgeted.  I've never seen this guy locally on the pegs, and to see him warming the pegs was odd.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 7, 2012, 11:05 PM
Attack of the Clones Blu-ray 4-pack, another Wal-Mart clearance...checked vintage, still not on clearance (some Wal-Marts do have them half off).

Saw some dad talk his kid out of getting R5-D4 (!) and into getting clearance legends/clone wars since it was a better deal. See how seperate lines fail the non-collector?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 8, 2012, 07:55 AM
I found seven Echo Base Troopers at the Star Tours gift shop in Disney World.  They were only $11.95, so not too much more than retail. 

Geeze.  If it were 2009 and we were looking into the future at this statement, we would probably guess the date was like 2018-2020 somewhere.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 11, 2012, 10:58 AM
Been very inactive lately but I managed to score some nice stuff

StarSpeeder (2 weeks ago, well worth the money!)

Wal-Mart:
TPM Anakin x2
TPM Queen Amaidala
Battle Droid
Royal guard
Dofine
BenQuad
AAT ($25 a very nice upgrade and the deco is solid. I will definatley pick up another)

So far I am really liking the TPM stuff, very well executed I cannot wait to find the others. I will have to pick up some STAP's to rebuild that army. I really do not get the street date just put the **** out already.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on January 11, 2012, 03:33 PM
I'm up to the following now, all from Wal-Mart except for the Amidala, which was a gift:

Ben x 1
Rats x 1
Anakin x 1
Amidala x 1
Darth Maul x 1
Quinlan Vos x 2
Daulty Dofine x 2
Darth Sidious x 2
Naboo Guard x 3

I've seen at least 6 of each figure in this wave now at retail, all in the past 72 hours... good fortune on my hunts lately, which will probably take a 180 soon.  I'm glad Wal-Mart didn't put these in the system as "DO NOT SELL" or "ITEM NOT FOUND" or "SEE MANAGER" or whatever... and if my TRU order gets cancelled, I'll be fine.  I don't think this wave is going to be that tough to find.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 11, 2012, 04:58 PM
Nothing of Wave 10 has hit shelves yet here.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 12, 2012, 02:33 PM
Picked up the ROTJ and ROTS blu-ray packs at Wal-Mart clearance. Now, the only one I lack is ANH.




Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 12, 2012, 05:56 PM
Oddly, ANH is the only one I see.  I kinda would've liked one or two of these but I've passed because I just look at the line as one whole at this point, and now I'm just cutting back even on stuff that's older/clearanced.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 12, 2012, 07:15 PM
I bought 2 vintage Gungan Scouts and 1 vintage Mawhonic from the world-famous tunghori on eBay this morning.

Since 10 AM, he sold 30 Mawhonics and 15 scouts, proving once and for all that Gran are twice as popular as Gungans.  I'm sure Jar-Jar is to blame for that one.

He still has 160 Gungan Scouts left and 120 Mawhonics.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on January 14, 2012, 01:47 PM
Thanks for the heads up!  Tunghori still has some Gungans and Mawhonics in stock.  And at $7.99 each they were pretty reasonable.  I scored 4 x Gungans and 1 x Mawhonic.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on January 14, 2012, 02:44 PM
I'm debating whether to go with Tunghori or wait for WM.  Really only because I want the stands with the figures!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on January 14, 2012, 04:44 PM
Given WalMart's checkered past with exclusive figures, I felt like this Tunghori deal was a better option.

Oh, and I scored a clearance priced Search for Luke Skywalker BP for $7.48 today.  Good times!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 16, 2012, 02:20 PM
We ventured to the Super Target across town and I found a lone vintage packaged Taun Taun for $7.48.  I didn't necessarily need another one, but I really like the Taun Tauns and thought that was a nice deal.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on January 17, 2012, 03:47 PM
I was at Target on break and found a new case of TPM figures. Despite my brain repeatedly saying "PASS" I bought Q Vos, Anakin, Naboo Trooper and Dofine. Almost $44 for them. I hate myself.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 17, 2012, 05:44 PM
There has to be a 12 step program out there for people like you.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: iFett on January 17, 2012, 06:07 PM
Cold turkey on carded collecting did the job for me.   ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on January 18, 2012, 01:08 AM
I collect loose :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 18, 2012, 05:34 AM
There has to be a 12 step program out there for people like you.

The 1 step program works well for me.

Step 1:  Buy more.

Although it has become more a 2 step program in the past 2-3 years.

Step 2:  Find something to buy first.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on January 18, 2012, 11:08 PM
Yep, followed Dressel's model today when I saw the wave at Wal-Mart. $8.96 each.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 19, 2012, 01:15 AM
Yep, followed Dressel's model today when I saw the wave at Wal-Mart. $8.96 each.

You have done well, another success story.

brb, I need to go dab the tears from my eyes...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 19, 2012, 01:47 PM
Picked up a Ratts Tyrell and Maul at WM today.  They had two of each figure from the wave there, $8.96 each.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 19, 2012, 03:06 PM
The only stuff I scored so far has been from tru.com.

Both Walmarts and both Targets that I frequent several times a week have not let a figure from this wave leak out of the stockroom yet.

And it's always like that in my area.  You guys are always talking about cases of new stuff that got out early, and these fabulous clearances on things.  So I go out and look when I see thos posts.   I never see any of that.  I am a victim.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 19, 2012, 03:29 PM
About the same here Dressel...  I saw one figure out on pegs and I'm actually taking it back because it sucks so badly.

Otherwise I havne't seen anything good that I'd have kept, like Maul, Sidious or whatnot.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on January 19, 2012, 04:13 PM
FWIW, all of my stores are empty too, and the two I've found items at are notorious for not restocking.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 19, 2012, 04:31 PM
About the same here Dressel...  I saw one figure out on pegs and I'm actually taking it back because it sucks so badly.

You must have found a battle droid!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 19, 2012, 06:50 PM
you betcha
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 19, 2012, 09:35 PM
I saw my first Darth Maul packaged SW toy today...the talking Yoda plush.  :-\

Like Dressel said, none of the stores around here appear to be stocking any of the new lines yet. I keep reading about all these great finds too and it seems like I'm in one of the few places that has adhered to the street date at every single store. Bastages.

We got a few cases of the TPM wave a few weeks back at Target but no new MH or CW. No new Deluxe, no new vehicles, no new battlepacks.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Blaster under the pillow on January 20, 2012, 04:14 AM
Discover the force figures hit the Uk this week, I managed to pick up the six new figures last night.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 20, 2012, 08:47 AM
Saw all the new main line shwag at WM yesterday - left all the new main line shwag at WM yesterday.  Just waiting on finding the WM exclusive wave.

I am still confused about that exclusive WM wave.  Are they going to be the same cost as their same release on Vintage cardback.  Is there an extra accessory for buying the WM version?  I am an opener, so should I just buy whichever I find first?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on January 20, 2012, 10:07 AM
Is there an extra accessory for buying the WM version? 

I know they come with ultra-cool 3D glasses.  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 20, 2012, 10:51 AM
Saw all 4 new TVC Deluxe sets and all 4 new TVC mid-size vehicles at TRU this morning, hot off the truck. Man, you really have to look for these things...they were placed all the way down the aisle apart from all the other SW action figure stuff.

They also had all the new TCW figures, also set apart from everything else all by themselves...almost missed them.

They did not have any new TVC figures though, or any of the new Battle Packs, which I found a little curious.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 20, 2012, 02:21 PM
I saw the first wave of Movie Heroes at WM, and was tempted to get a Maul just because I thought it might be nice to have the "character on the card" figure from each line if they continue this theme for the other 3D releases...if that makes sense.  Like having a Maul on Maul card, and next year Yoda or whoever it will be, and so on.  But, I scanned it and it rang up at about $9, so I couldn't bring myself to do it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 23, 2012, 11:28 PM
Weirdness...hit up 3 different Walmarts today and saw the same thing at each one: a small smattering of TVC, no CW or MH/Legends, and no BP's - but two cases of the new deluxe sets sitting out untouched.



Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on January 26, 2012, 11:17 AM
Scored the WM exclusive Dewback & Super Vulture Droid today.  Getting a couple of WM exclusives out of the way in one shot is always a good way to ease my collecting concerns.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2012, 02:03 PM
Anything new or cool specific to this dewback? Besides the pricepoint?  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 26, 2012, 02:16 PM
The Vulture Droid sorta interests me as it is a straight repaint of the TCW version and could almost fit with that line.

Is the price on that same as the midsize assortment or higher? (Can guess, but there's always hope...)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jayson on January 26, 2012, 02:19 PM
Anything new or cool specific to this dewback? Besides the pricepoint?  ;)

Yes, you pay the same price at the last one but without the sandtrooper.  ;) There is some slight deco changes too.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on January 26, 2012, 06:19 PM
Anything new or cool specific to this dewback? Besides the pricepoint?  ;)
$29.96 For both the dewback & super vulture droid. A little bit of a bitter pill to swallow, but these are Walmart exclusives.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 27, 2012, 11:02 AM
Oh snap, TRU rolled out the new front end display this morning! Always nice to see a commanding SW presence at the toy store.

This time they did not fail abysmally at stocking up with new product, thankfully. I saw a full case of TPM figures, multiple cases of new MH and TCW, the 4 new Class 1 sets, the 4 new Class 2 sets, the 4 new BP's, and even the Podracer exclusive set, hot off the truck.

I also saw the 2 new Walmart exclusive Dewback/Vulture Droid this mornign for the first time.

It's great to see all this new product, I just wish I cared about any of it. I already got my measly 5 TCW figures and the 1 battlepack this past week, so not much else out there for me right now. (#%*$ Mando Assault Transport!!!)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on January 28, 2012, 10:03 AM
TRU by me was setting up the feature store this morning.  I maintained some level of self control and only bought half of the new TPM TVC wave.  My picks:  Sidious, Darth Maul, Naboo Royal Guard, Battle Droid, Amidala & Quinlan Vos.  I can wait for the rest.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 28, 2012, 03:43 PM
Ok - so here's what I've gotten this week....

2x Deluxe Maul w/Sith Speeder
2x Obi-Wan w/Naboo Skiff
2x Clone w/BARC Speeder
2x Batteldroid w/STAP
1x Anakin Pod Racer
1x Sebulba Pod Racer
1x Trade Fed Tank
1x Sith Infiltrator
2x WalMart Exclusive Dewback
2x WalMart Exclusive Vulture Droid
2x Clonetrooper Battlepack
1x Rebel Heroes Battlepack
1x Geonosis Battlepack

3x 2012 VC75 Qui-Gon Jinn
3x 2012 VC76 Obi-Wan Kenobi
3x 2012 VC77 Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid
5x 2012 VC78 Battle Droid
3x 2012 VC79 Darth Sidious
3x 2012 VC80 Anakin Skywalker (Jedi Padawan)
3x 2012 VC81 Ben Quadrinaros & Pit Droid
3x 2012 VC82 Daultay Dofine
5x 2012 VC83 Naboo Royal Guard
3x 2012 VC84 Queen Amidala
3x 2012 VC85 Quinlan Vos
3x 2012 VC86 Darth Maul

And 1 each of Movie Heroes Wave 1 to keep MOC.

Oh yeah - I also grabbed two of the Pod Racer Pilots box set from TRU.

So I *think* I'm down to just the Walmart "Discover the Force" wave, the WalMart "Discover the Force" multi-packs and the Target 2-packs for the launch stuff.

Eventually I'll grab an opener of the Trade Federation Tank since they updated the vehicle.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 30, 2012, 04:43 PM
Here is my haul for the week...

1x 2012 VC77 Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid
7x 2012 VC78 Battle Droid
1x 2012 VC79 Darth Sidious
2x 2012 VC80 Anakin Skywalker (Jedi Padawan)
1x 2012 VC81 Ben Quadrinaros & Pit Droid
2x 2012 VC82 Daultay Dofine
2x 2012 VC83 Naboo Royal Guard
1x 2012 VC84 Queen Amidala
1x 2012 VC85 Quinlan Vos
1x 2012 VC86 Darth Maul
1x TRU Pod Racer Pack
1x WM Mos Espa Arena BP
1x WM royal Starship Droids
2x Trade Fed Tank

I was able to get some TRU sale deals so that makes army building easier. I love the new BD it smokes the olders ones and is way more accurate. This figure reminds me of the VC45 Clone, some collectors don't want to let go of the older ones because they are used to them and invested heavily. Its very screen accurate. Also the WM BP's are pretty nice.

I ordered two cases of the deleted scene figures and I love the case pack, it has all of the extra of the TPM wave I want. Now I just have to continue to hit WM for the Vulture Droid and the exclsuive wave and I am done with store hunts for a very long time....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on January 30, 2012, 07:59 PM
The TRU sale definitely made this week's purchases a lot easier to deal with.  I was able to price adjust my purchase from Saturday, and got the remainder of the new figures today.  Here's my TVC haul:

___  VC75 - Qui-Gon Jinn
___  VC76 - Obi-Wan Kenobi
___  VC77 - Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid
___  VC78 - Battle Droid X 3
___  VC79 - Darth Sidious
___  VC80 - Anakin Skywalker (Padawan)
___  VC81 - Ben Quadinaros & Otoga 222 droid
___  VC82 - Daultay Dofine
___  VC83 - Naboo Royal Guard X 3
___  VC84 - Queen Amidala (post senate)
___  VC85 - Quinlan Vos
___  VC86 - Darth Maul
___  Super Vulture Droid (WalMart Exclusive)
___  Dewback (WalMart Exclusive)


Plus, when I got to the register tonight the TRU employee surprised me with even MORE savings than just the 3 for 2 deal.  He had a coupon for $10 off for Hasbro Star Wars purchases.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 30, 2012, 08:23 PM
I've heard from more than a few people that NOTHING is being found, haha.  WM still isn't putting out stuff, nor is Target...  Vintage in particular is non-existant around here too.  Kind of funny.  Hard street dates mean absolutely nothing in both directions I guess.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 30, 2012, 11:03 PM
Exactly. I just went to Walmart and Target. Neither one put stuff out! All they had was some MH and CW stuff. Nothing else. Lots of empty pegs.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 30, 2012, 11:35 PM
TRU has been clutch though.  I went to a few of them between NY and PA and they all had the front display set up and all were very well stocked.  Found every single thing I wanted.  Buy 2 get 1 Free sale.  BOGO hasbro coupons.

When it's all said and done, this is the cheapest wave by far in like 2-3 years, and meanwhile we all thought we were screwed with the price hike.

What a dramatic turn of events.  $5 vintage figures until mid-March.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 1, 2012, 04:01 PM
TRU came through today with the sale price to boot:
x3 TPM Vintage Battle Droids (Up to x10 now)
x1 TPM Vintage Dofine (up to x3, great figure to make other "cool" Senators with)
x1 Sidious
x1 Black Rebel Commando (Not much left, he was the best choice.)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on February 1, 2012, 06:58 PM
Picked up a Battle Droid, Naboo Soldier and Amidala in the TRU B2GO sale.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 2, 2012, 03:03 PM
Went back to the TRU with my receipt and cardbacks from all of the Vintage figures I bought on Saturday, got them to refund me 1/3 of my purchase thanks to the B2GO sale.

Picked up two more Battledroids and a Naboo Soldier to take advantage of the sale as well...

$10/figure sucks

$7/figure is much better - like where it should be...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 2, 2012, 05:45 PM
$7/figure is much better - like where it should be...

Even the craptacular MH line is moving at TRU with the sale...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 2, 2012, 09:33 PM
I have yet to see any of the new vintage stuff. All I see is the CW and MH stuff. I went to Target and picked up a Defend Kamino battle pack for $9.98. All the old star wars stock is half off. The shuttle is $39.98.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on February 2, 2012, 09:35 PM
I ordered the PM wave off tru.com since they have every one there. I figure with the lack of stores in the Big Apple, this was the best way to go.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 3, 2012, 02:45 PM
I was able to snag more figs wityh the TRU sale:
x10 BD's
x2 Naboo RG

Up to x20 BD's and will stop around 30-40. Not sure how many Naboo guards but 8 seems right. I wish TRU would have more sales like this it makes army building much easier.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 3, 2012, 02:57 PM
Jack, Hasbro loves you
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 3, 2012, 04:25 PM
Jack, Hasbro loves you

If they really loved me they would have came through on the SDCC Death Star set.... ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on February 6, 2012, 10:40 PM
Picked up the Imperial set with Imperial Commander (Needa), Dengar and At-At Driver for $9.88.

Needa's eyebrows are redder than the original and his hat's button is silver instead of metallic light blue. Rebel Trooper's head swaps with his okay...Needa's head's a little tight on rebel trooper's body.

Never had the Dengar before,  why is he so hard to stand up?

At-At Driver....you know, his head looks cool on the vintage Jedi Knight Luke's body.  I still dislike the painted driver helmet compared to the 2006's molded white version.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 7, 2012, 09:57 AM
I held off on buying all of the Vintage 3-pack, but finally picked them up on clearance.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 7, 2012, 10:33 AM
I went to a Walmart I typically dont visit often because they never have anything interesting. This time around, they had nothing both vintage Qui-gon and Obiwan (TPM & ATOC) versions and a vintage battle droid. The only movie heros figures they had were again Qui-gon, Obiwan and battle droid. No clone wars found. It was like a dumping ground for these three figures. I don't understand how vintage Qui-gon and Obiwan can be a dollar more than the MH version which is exactly the same figure.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 8, 2012, 08:38 AM
I don't understand how vintage Qui-gon and Obiwan can be a dollar more than the MH version which is exactly the same figure.

The cloak!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 8, 2012, 08:41 AM
I held off on buying all of the Vintage 3-pack, but finally picked them up on clearance.

My Targets actually accepted the BOGO coupons while buying the vintage 3 packs on clearance, let me use the coupons to get a free Wave 10 Vintage figure.  4 figures for $10.

Amazing how 3 weeks ago the topic was price hikes.  I've gotten some of the cheapest figures in years since then between the TRU sale and the pile of BOGO coupons I used.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 8, 2012, 02:55 PM
Discovered the Force minus Ric Olie:
x1 Aurra Sing
x1 Mawhonic
x1 R8-BFF?
x1 Gungan
x1 Naboo Pilo
x1 Destroyer with recolored sheild

God, I cant wait for this hunt to be over. This is the most trips I have taken to the stores in years....

Just fixed your broken bold code for ya JACK. - Jesse
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 8, 2012, 11:28 PM
I picked up Aurra Sing tonight - totally DTF.  >:D

Looking forward to the vintage carded version as well later this year.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 9, 2012, 09:50 AM
Thanks for the fix JJ!

Discovered the Force again big time later in the evening, persistence paid off:
x1 Aurra Sing (2 total)
x4 Gungan (5 total)
x4 Naboo Pilot (5 total)
x2 Ric Olie
x1 Destroyer with recolored shield (2 total)
x2 Vulture Droids

I might grab two more Destroyers if I see them but dropped enough loot for one day on SW figures. I also want a few more pilots and gungans but it sounds like we will have more shots at them. It's nice to be finished with box stroes for awhile....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 9, 2012, 11:54 AM
I know it's not Vintage, but I went a little crazy with the Discover the Force stuff...

4x Aurra Sing
4x Ric Olie
6x Naboo Pilot (one was for a friend)
5x Gungan
3x Mawhonic
5x G8-R3
3x Destroyer Droid
2x Tusken Raider
1x Obi-Wan
1x Qui-Gon
1x Yoda
1x Darth Maul
2x Naboo Royal Starship Droids
2x Mos Espa Battle Pack

One whole set of 12 is to keep MOC. I wanted to have four Gungans and Naboo Pilots open. I'll expand those squads when they are re-released as Vintage figures. I went overboard on Ric and G8 since I know they are being left out when the other four are re-released on Vintage cardbacks.

The Aurra Sing figure is fantastic, my favorite version of her, I don't even miss the ankle joints.

The cool thing I noticed was that the Naboo Pilot comes with the helmet with the goggles up, while Ric Olie comes with the helmet with the goggles down. So needless to say, among all eight of those figures that I open there will be some swapping going on.

Happy to have the DTF stuff out of the way, which means for now, I'm all caught up until the second 2012 waves of Movie Heroes, Clone Wars, Assault Vehicles, Strike Vehicles and Vintage all start to hit...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on February 9, 2012, 02:40 PM
Found just a little bit of the DTF stuff at our WM today, picked up Ric Olie and the Gungan Warrior (they also had Maul, Obi-Wan, Destroyer Droid, and some of the other older figures).  Still on the lookout for Aurra Sing, the Pilot, the astrodroid, and Mawhonic.  I did also get the Naboo starship droids set, so I'm a little closer to being caught up now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 9, 2012, 03:28 PM
I know it's not Vintage, but I went a little crazy with the Discover the Force stuff...

4x Aurra Sing
4x Ric Olie
6x Naboo Pilot (one was for a friend)
5x Gungan
3x Mawhonic
5x G8-R3
3x Destroyer Droid
2x Tusken Raider
1x Obi-Wan
1x Qui-Gon
1x Yoda
1x Darth Maul
2x Naboo Royal Starship Droids
2x Mos Espa Battle Pack


You more than discovered the force.  You mastered it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 9, 2012, 04:12 PM
Thought about buying multiple figs but I couldn't do it...  That Naboo Pilot is pretty sweet and highly generic though.

Mawhonic's comically short stature really needs to be seen to be appreciated as well.

And those flags are cheap as hell.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on February 13, 2012, 07:18 PM
Snagged over the last 2 days:

- DTF Aurra Sing
- DTF Ric Olie
- DTF Destroyer Droid x2
- DTF Naboo Pilot x2
- DTF Gungan Warrior x2
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2012, 02:45 AM
I gots a hankerin' for some Naboo pilots.  May try hitting up the WM I got the DTF figures at and snag some extra army builders while I have $ and an ounce of caring about the line.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 14, 2012, 06:39 AM
I gots a hankerin' for some Naboo pilots.  May try hitting up the WM I got the DTF figures at and snag some extra army builders while I have $ and an ounce of caring about the line.

I don't know how you resisted them in the first place.  They're perfect.

BTW - perfect head swaps with the RFT, Naboo Royal Guard and Scramble on Yavin ground Crew with zero modifications needed.  Others too I'm sure - haven't tried Hoth Rebel or Endor Rebel yet.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on February 14, 2012, 08:52 AM
I gots a hankerin' for some Naboo pilots.  May try hitting up the WM I got the DTF figures at and snag some extra army builders while I have $ and an ounce of caring about the line.

I don't know how you resisted them in the first place.  They're perfect.

BTW - perfect head swaps with the RFT, Naboo Royal Guard and Scramble on Yavin ground Crew with zero modifications needed.  Others too I'm sure - haven't tried Hoth Rebel or Endor Rebel yet.

There's a guy on Rebelscum who put together a master list of whose head swap with whom.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 14, 2012, 01:18 PM
Yeah I saw that.  It was so confusing at first glance that it's easier for me to just pop heads off and try it myself.  Plus I'm able to modify things so easily that it doesn't really matter what fits exactly and what doesn't.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 14, 2012, 01:42 PM
Used Hasbro's BOGO coupon to buy Dofine and get Savage Opress for free. El-Les was the last old figure there to be clearenaced at $3.94.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on February 14, 2012, 02:38 PM
Yeah I saw that.  It was so confusing at first glance that it's easier for me to just pop heads off and try it myself.  Plus I'm able to modify things so easily that it doesn't really matter what fits exactly and what doesn't.

Same here - I'd spend more time trying to make heads or tails of that list than just going through my fodder and seeing what fits on its own, and taking a few minutes to modify things on my own.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2012, 03:11 PM
Plus some figures heads don't swap perfectly...  Is it fair to say some of you couldn't make heads nor tails of it!?  Badump ching.  I'm here all week.  Try the veal.

Serioiusly though DR, I reviewed Ric Olie and Naboo pilot early for the site, so I have an extra of each now ultimately, but I'm not sure anymore on my army building habits.  As the line's gotten out of control price-wise, I take a hard look at any PT army builders.  These guys with the head swaps are a little more tempting than Clones though, I will say.  And they are pretty much perfect.  From the coats to the sculpts...  They really made the original Ric look pathetic.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on February 15, 2012, 11:59 AM
They really made the original Ric look pathetic.

Sad news. That means the original 1999 figure's value will plummet on the aftermarket.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 15, 2012, 03:31 PM
So people selling one now owe the buyer money?  Cool.  I'm gonna collect at the toy show in march.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on February 17, 2012, 02:51 PM
Bought that darn Royal Starship Astromechs battle pack.  :-[
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 17, 2012, 06:24 PM
Spread out your extra droids to your Rebel Pilots.  You'll dig how they all look together.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on February 17, 2012, 06:29 PM
Bought that darn Royal Starship Astromechs battle pack.  :-[

I felt very much the same way when I got mine.

Another option is to pair them with some extra Naboo Pilots.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 17, 2012, 06:31 PM
Good selection as well with the new N1 coming.

Also look good with Imperials too since they had a few in their ranks that weren't black as well.  They fit in just about anywhere.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on February 18, 2012, 04:24 PM
My biggest concern with buying them is that I said I wouldn't buy them because I hate paying top dollar for the BAD Astromechs... they look great yeah but I hate the extra holes and the hollow feel.

But I love me some "generic" astro droids
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on February 18, 2012, 07:42 PM
Got Jean Claude Danva/Battle Droid & Roth Mason/Super battle droid Geonosis arena sets for $5.08 each...Yeah, 3 years ago and a different collection!  :P I'm annoyed last time I was there they had Fisto/Genosians guess some army builder or ebay hustler scooped them all up when they hit $5. 

Passed on a Saga Legends ROTS Anakin for $2. If he'd had the secret weapons I'd have gotten him.

Last vintage 3-pack was back up to $24.99.  :(

No shuttles left...*phew* dodged that bullet again (the bullet being the "too cheap to pass up but I know it take up more space that its worth").

No unusual Target mark downs of sith 2-packs or clone wars figures.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on February 19, 2012, 01:08 AM
Finished my TPM vintage sets by picking up Sidious and Vos openers at TRU thanks to their sale.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: 501ST on February 19, 2012, 08:18 PM
ROTJ deleted wave bought today from Target (in Australia),this wave has turned up all across the eastern states of AUS.

(http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/15/13/73/31/img_2630.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=6342&u=15137331)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediMoses on February 19, 2012, 09:14 PM
Finished my TPM vintage sets by picking up Sidious and Vos openers at TRU thanks to their sale.  :)

TRU sale hooked me up big time last week.  I was able to return my entire January purchase from Walmart to save the 30%.  A bit of a hassle, but it was worth it in my opinion.  Especially with a few free Fighter Pods and Maul USBs thrown in. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 24, 2012, 05:42 PM
Picked up the following at Wal-Mart all for $4.00 each:
x1 Blue Ray Luke
x1 Blue Ray Leia
x1 Blue Ray Lando
x1 Blue Ray Cracken
x1 Blue Ray Mon Cal
x1 TPM BD
x1 TPM Naboo Guard
x2 Endor Rebels (They were the key to my $4.00 mega haul!)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 24, 2012, 05:59 PM
:(

JACK, if you find anything that sweet again and find some McCrackens you don't want, hit me up.  I really need a few of him!  That's a sweet deal!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on February 24, 2012, 07:10 PM
Nice score, Jack!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ryan on February 25, 2012, 02:52 AM
Following Jack's lucky $4 Delete Scene score, I went out to four Wal-Marts tonight. I wasn't able to find any new figures but I did manage to find two Rebel Fleet Troopers for $4 each. :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on February 25, 2012, 04:05 AM
The only newer Vintage figures that my three local Wal-Marts have are TPM Obi-Wans and a Dofine... they all rang up at $8.96. Safe to say everyone is jealous of Jack right now? ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on February 25, 2012, 06:45 AM
I went out to four Wal-Marts tonight. I wasn't able to find any new figures.

That in itself is crazy.

Nobody should be able to go to four different Walmart stores and find nothing new.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 25, 2012, 08:55 PM
I went to one WM and it's about the same...  Battledroids, Dofines, and Obi/Qui Gon, and all full price.  That's all there is at any store near me anymore, though I'm seeing more DTF figures now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ryan on February 26, 2012, 01:29 AM
I went out to four Wal-Marts tonight. I wasn't able to find any new figures.

That in itself is crazy.

Nobody should be able to go to four different Walmart stores and find nothing new.

Well there was TPM stuff on the shelves it has just been there for a month or so, I wasn't counting it as 'new'. I still have yet to see a 'Vintage' Maul though. And in all fairness, the Denver area has been **** for toys for at least a year and a half. Which makes it all the more crazy what happened to me today.

My girlfriend found all of Wave 11 for me today, after a price adjustment they only rang up at $4 a pop.

When I was back tonight getting the price adjusted, I stopped by the SW section to see if anything else had turned up that day or if there were any army builders worth buying. I grabbed two Endor Rebels and two Naboo troopers, the Endor Rebels came up at $4 each and the Naboo guys came up at full price. So I asked the clerk why the other ones weren't $4 and she didn't understand either. By this time a line was starting to form behind me while she was waiting on her CSM to help her out. The CSM came over and said that I could have all of them for $4 each and walked away. So the cahier continued to ring them up and the total came up to $19 or something, then she all of a sudden said, "Wait, I did that wrong. I rang two up at $5." So she preceded to start voiding them, somehow she ended up taking off all the two $4 figures and the total for all four figures came up to $10 even before tax. She gave me the new total, and I asked if she rang them all up. She said, "Yup, I just voided the other ones." There was a long line behind me and after trying once to do the right thing I was content to walk away with four more figures for $10.80, about the cost of a single figure normally. :)

All told in the last 24 hours I've bought 11 figures for a total of $40.80, including tax. :)

Mon Cal Pilot
General Cracken
Sandstorm Lando
Sandstorm Leia
Jedi Luke'
Two Endor Rebels
Two Rebel Fleet Troopers
Two Naboo Security Troopers

And on top of that my girlfriend's mom bought me another RFT and a Stormtrooper.

All told I've bought at least as many figures at retail in the past 24 hours as I've bought at retail in about the last year... That's pretty crazy.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 26, 2012, 04:46 PM
That's a deal man.

I got 2 R5-D4's, a Ceremony Han (for the cardback more than anything), and a Sandtrooper for $4 at the only store near me that had old stuff left.  Not a horrid haul for the price...  Ceremony Han still looks like utter **** but he'll go in the fodder bin. :)

The R5's are for some customs I wanna do using the BAD body with that deco.  Fun fun fun! :)

Oh and tons more DTF figures.  Tons.  Every WM I visit put out a ****load of them.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 26, 2012, 05:31 PM
I think it should be noted that this clearance is NOT including everything as I've seen reported...  It's caused a little confusion among our readers though, but yeah not everything is clearanced everywhere.

I've personally seen all Wave 10 TPM figures for full price...  Some got them for $4 but not everybody.  I've only personally seen anything 2011 and older that is ringing up for $4.

And the Wave 11 Deleted Scene figures are not ringing up at all by most accounts, and are not in the system yet. 

But yeah, not EVERYTHING, or at least not EVERYWHERE, is ringing up for $4 in the vintage collection.  That's not true at all by many accounts I've read.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on February 26, 2012, 06:12 PM
Sandstorm Leia
Sandstorm Lando
Mon Cal Pilot
Stormtrooper
Stormtrooper
Clone Trooper (Utapau)

$4 each.

Anyone wanna refresh my memory how to clean those yellow stormtrooper helmets?

One wal-mart still had 2 At-At Commanders. One had seven R5-D4's, escape Lukes and Ceremony Han's, plus Grees.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ryan on February 26, 2012, 08:03 PM
I think it should be noted that this clearance is NOT including everything as I've seen reported...  It's caused a little confusion among our readers though, but yeah not everything is clearanced everywhere.

I've personally seen all Wave 10 TPM figures for full price...  Some got them for $4 but not everybody.  I've only personally seen anything 2011 and older that is ringing up for $4.

And the Wave 11 Deleted Scene figures are not ringing up at all by most accounts, and are not in the system yet. 

But yeah, not EVERYTHING, or at least not EVERYWHERE, is ringing up for $4 in the vintage collection.  That's not true at all by many accounts I've read.

Definitely is the case for me. I've had to sweet talk my way into getting Wave 10 and 11 figures for $4. Really thought they all should be. Wal-Mart does such a bad job of marking them. The VIntage pegs all say $4, but it has the old SKU on it. But then they mix all of the figures, old and new on the pegs.

I added a few more figures today:

Sandstorm Lando $4
Endor Rebel $4
Ackbar $4
EPI Darth Sidious $4
Vintage Darth Maul $9
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 27, 2012, 02:01 AM
There were a couple methods scockery, but for me the best thign was just pick up some pink erasers (or scarf some from work?) and erase it off.  Works like a charm...  Jeff was the first one to report that method.

Others were using soapy solutions and warm water, and scrubbing it off.  Might want to try that too...  It's just a film so it comes off rather easily actually.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on February 28, 2012, 02:02 PM
I found the deleted scenes figures (minus Leia) at our local WM this morning.  One of each on the pegs, alongside lots of TPM figures.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on February 29, 2012, 04:46 AM
Snagged all of the Deleted Scene figures minus Leia during a late-night toy run to Wal-Mart. Of course they didn't scan and of course there were no other old Vintage figures that I could have scanned at a discount, so after an unnecessary ordeal over them not scanning (I did try to tell the manager they were $4, to no avail) I wound up getting them for full price. Wish I could have gotten the discount, but I have 4 of the 5 figures, so that's good enough for me.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on February 29, 2012, 10:56 AM
Its funny, I had the exact same scenario yesterday.  I also found four of the five (missing Leia), and waited 5-10 minutes while several employees tried to scan them in.  Finally a lady said "maybe these aren't supposed to be out yet, just sell them anyways" and they used the price from the aisle.  I paid full price too, but was happy to find them.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 29, 2012, 05:08 PM
I guess I should consider myself lucky - I've scored a complete set of the wave for openers all at $4 each using an AOTC Obi-Wan that was on the pegs with them.

And then from another store, I scored a Colonel Cracken and Sandstorm Lando for my MOC collection (odd that the other three were missing) and used a price sticker on the end of the peg that read $4 to get them to scan for $4 each.

Since I've gotten so many of what I need for only $4 each, I'll happily pay full price for the remaining three that I need...  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on February 29, 2012, 05:15 PM
It's amazing the largest retailer in the world can be so retarded.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 1, 2012, 09:21 AM
It really is so interesting how things vary from store to store. I found $4 vintage figures at one Walmart last night, but they did not have any Blu-Ray figs. They did have a fresh case of TPM though, so I figured I would buy a few of those on the cheap. Not so fast, my friend.

The TPM figures all had new stickers over their UPC which came up as $8.96 on the price scanner. So I didn't think I was going to have any luck sweet talking those for $4, and I bagged it.

This morning, I stopped at a different Walmart on the way in to work and found a fresh case of the Blu-Ray figures out on the pegs. (This same store had nothing last night) These did not scan at all at the self price-checker, but I was able to confirm the Black Endor Rebel variant came up as 4$. BINGO!

So I grabbed the Endor Rebel and all 5 new Blu-Ray figures and trucked them up to the register, explained how the new ones would not scan so could you please just scan the Endor rebel five times and I'll be on my way?

Well, it wasn't quite that easy - the guy working the register had to huddle with his manager and a stockboy, but eventually came back and said he would give them to me at the $4 price. DAMN RIGHT! He also had to key each one individually under some kind of generic SW listing, which was tedious and time consuming but well worth the wait.

So I scored all the new figures for $4, and will be returning the endor trooper at a later date. Glad I am finally in the crazy savings club...I was really concerned about missing out on this redonkulous deal. = WINNING!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 1, 2012, 02:38 PM
Picked up the remaining BluRay figures I needed this morning at Toys R Us - not as good as $4 each, but the buy 2 get 1 free sale is in effect, so I got them for $6.67 + tax which is still a good price. Not to mention the fact that they had lots of them and I could grab nice minty ones that still had their peg-hole punch-out still attached.... close enough to "unpunched" for my needs...

Bring on the Darth Malgus wave!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 2, 2012, 07:21 AM
Does anyone know or think Walmart still makes a profit when they let a vintage figure go for $4?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 2, 2012, 08:57 AM
Does anyone know or think Walmart still makes a profit when they let a vintage figure go for $4?

I'm just curious what happens to those clearanced SW toys that NEVER sell. Where do they go?

Another local collector found the Blu-Ray figures here yesterday too and also got the $4 deal.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CorranHorn on March 2, 2012, 03:33 PM
Does anyone know or think Walmart still makes a profit when they let a vintage figure go for $4?

I'm just curious what happens to those clearanced SW toys that NEVER sell. Where do they go?


If it's like a Wal-Mart I visited last night, it will sit in a clearance aisle for 2 years and just a few dollars under original price. I found the TLC Dewback set at $24 and one of the Droid Factory Wave 2 sets at $17 last night. Meanwhile, was able to pickup an additional AOTC Obi-Wan for eventual Target savings for $4. Crazy choices sometimes...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 2, 2012, 10:36 PM
I think everything sells eventually.  They cut prices till it does, but I'm pretty sure that even at $4 WM made a profit.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on March 3, 2012, 08:47 AM
Does anyone know or think Walmart still makes a profit when they let a vintage figure go for $4?

Does anyone care?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 3, 2012, 10:45 AM
I do. It just shows how much prices are inflated.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 3, 2012, 11:53 AM
Does anyone know or think Walmart still makes a profit when they let a vintage figure go for $4?

Does anyone care?

Yes.  Don't you wonder how much profit the retailer makes, and how much the manufacturer makes?

I don't have the numbers, but something tells me Walmart's cost for a Star Wars vintage figure is somewhat higher than $4.

I know a Walmart regional manager, I'll ask him next time I see him.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on March 3, 2012, 11:54 AM
I was referring to my absence of concern for Wal-Mart's bottom line. Its stores are, for the most part, disaster areas. They treat employees like crud. I'm sure Wal-Mart still does fine when it screws up and figures are erroneously sold for $4. Bulk mentality I'm sure.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 3, 2012, 12:40 PM
They may lose in one area but gain in lots of others. But still it goes to show how much of a markup there is on this stuff. Online stores rip us off even more.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on March 3, 2012, 12:55 PM
They may lose in one area but gain in lots of others. But still it goes to show how much of a markup there is on this stuff. Online stores rip us off even more.

I can't agree with that last statement.  WalMart has FAR more buying power than any online store, and as such they can buy from their suppliers at a greater discount.  WalMart may pay $4 per vintage figure, but an online retailer like EE is likely paying at least $6 per figure.   And it's simply because of volume.  Retail will generally mark up their stock 100% from their cost.  WalMart prices figures at $8.96 per figure, so their cost is probably $4 - $4.50.  EE on the other hand sells individual SW figures for $11.99, so based on the traditional retail model you have to expect their cost per figure is in that $6 neighborhood.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 3, 2012, 06:40 PM
They treat employees like crud.

Oh.  What does Walmart do to it's employees?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Captain Piet on March 4, 2012, 09:58 AM
No healthcare, non-competitive salaries, limiting of hours, spur-of-the-moment schedule changes, etc. It's pretty much acknowledged as one of the worst employers to work for.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 5, 2012, 01:06 AM
So I nabbed a set of Deleted Scene guys, all full price, this weekend.  I left Leia, bot the rest as all I wanted a double of anyway.

Great wave...  Not opened them yet, too tired, but I'll be happy to get to that when I'm not exhausted, and then I can go back to sort of drifting in and out of giving a poop about the line again till more new figures I care about hit shelves and I get that "new figure panic" going on again.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 7, 2012, 04:03 PM
I picked up some more DTF army builder figures today after reading that the few carry forwars may not get rereleased afterall on several sites. It seems there is some cases revsisions coming so I do think it's a good idea to get them if you see them. I picked up 1 of each of:

Ric Olie (x3 total)
Nabbo Pilot (x6 total)
Gungan (x6 total)
Destroyer Droid (x3 tota,l need one more)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 7, 2012, 04:16 PM
I picked up some more DTF army builder figures today after reading that the few carry forwars may not get rereleased afterall on several sites.

Wait? What?

Does this mean they are pulling back on the Naboo Pilot, Aurra Sing, Mawhonic and Gungan coming out on Vintage cardbacks?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on March 7, 2012, 06:53 PM
I think this is speculation at this point.  There's a lot of it going around and to be honest I'm not sure why.  The vintage line in particular appears to be doing well. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 7, 2012, 08:34 PM
I didn't read that anywhere either...  Unless it was in Scum's forum or something, which at this point I'd take anything anyone posts in there with a grain of salt.  The "rumors" coming out of there are largely bunk anymore.

I'm pretty done on DTF stuff anyway to the point I don't think I was even going to buy any of the vintage counterparts anyway.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 8, 2012, 11:56 AM
After all the chatter about the elusive Astromech BP going around, I snagged the last one I could find in this area today over lunch.

This same Walmart had dropped their clearance price on old Clone Wars figures to $1 a pop, but I didn't think to price check any of their old TVC stuff. Will definitely start doing that though.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 9, 2012, 10:42 PM
Picked up another complete set of deleted scene figures tonight at Walmart for $4 again, with an assist from Keyan Farlander.

Same scenario as last time, Keyan scanned fine at $4 but the rest did not ring up at all. It was a little easier to just get them to scan Keyan 5 more times though and be done with it. I guess they want as little hassle as possible at night.

Interesting thing was though - ALL of the Deleted Scene figures were actually on the shelves IN the clearance section, right next to the $1.50 Green Lantern figs. Looks like they just dumped the whole case in there. And this was not even all that close to the toy aisles.

Crazy-ass Walmart!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 10, 2012, 09:51 AM
Seems we're in another slump in one of the largest cities in country. Never saw any of the WM exclusive BP's and have still not seen hide nor hair of the deleted scene figures. All product that I actually want.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 10, 2012, 04:21 PM
I don't know if it's a slump or you getting beaten to the punch Anton...  I ran into similar situations, and those WM battlepacks were just practically non-existant from the get-go.  I was just thinking about the droid pack the other day, and how oddly impossible to spot it was for me.  Wouldn't mind another now if I saw it, just for some BAD diversity.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on March 10, 2012, 09:36 PM
Wow, I hit paydirt tonight. After months of not finding anything I stumbled across a Bastila, Echo Base Trooper and Keyan Farlander and an Atlantic Superstore in Canada being blown out for a measly 2.44 a pop. Glad I passed for so long on ebay prices.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Sybeck1 on March 11, 2012, 08:23 AM
http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=9481

Is Walmart pulling vintage in your area? Read what happened to me here.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on March 11, 2012, 11:27 AM
Frankly, that sounds like a load of crap.  Or something one of the dumb WalMart clerks will say in order to get a collector to stop bothering them.

I can't even count how many times I've asked a WalMart associate for help only to have them say something stupid like "Oh, I think we're not even carrying Star Wars anymore".  It's something they say so that they can get you to go away because they don't want to deal with a customer.

Now is it likely that figures are getting boxed up and put in a stock room?  Sure.  WalMart is probably wise to the whole pricing issue and that they've probably lost a significant ammount of money recently.  They're probably pulling the figures so that the UPC's can be sorted out and they can charge the appropriate ammount for a figure.  Once that's done you're probably going to see figures back out on the pegs at full price and collectors lamenting the days of $4 figures.

And frankly, I don't know who looks more ridiculous because of that article:  the WalMart employee who utters that line of crap, or the person who hears it and believes that WalMart is shipping ALL OF THEIR STAR WARS FIGURES TO BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS FOR REPRICING (caps for emphasis). 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 11, 2012, 05:54 PM
WM isn't shipping anything back here...  Not that I'm aware of anyway.  Matter of fact they just put out more Deleted Scene figures, actually.  Picked up an extra (Mc)Cracken this weekend, but wasn't much else I wanted from the wave left.

I'm with Nick, I honestly don't believe that...  Shipping back is a MAJOR step for a retailer, and costs $, so I wouldn't believe that till I saw it happen en masse around the country.  :-\  I too have seen and personally heard WM (and Target, and TRU) employees spout anything they can to A) quiet you, and B) get you out of their hair. 

Sucks, but I'm not the only one to experience that at, well, just about every retailer I've ever dealt with...  It's a big reason I avoid customer service if I am able.  They rarely do what their job title implies.  The military has a fun saying of, "that's above your paygrade", and I think that's applicable. :P

But if figures were being sent back, repriced, and shipped out again for less money, I'd be totally in favor of that, haha.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on March 12, 2012, 04:48 PM
I read more about this non-story today.  A "reporter" claiming that "they know for a fact that figures have been sent back to the Wal-Mart distribution center". 

REALLY?

Did they actually see the figures boxed up for shipping?  Did they see those boxes get put on a truck?  Did a Hasbro retail rep confirm this information independently?  A clear case of shoddy reporting if there ever was one.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 16, 2012, 03:40 PM
What might be entirely more accurate is that the figures were being boxed up based on an impending aisle reset. A WalMart I frequent in the morning recently shifted the action figure aisle and over the course of a couple of days they boxed everything up and then once the pegs had been reset, they again, over a couple of days, put everything back out.

I saw an employee with a box of Movie Heroes Wave 1 in a cart - one of those "return to manufacturer" shipping boxes they have. Am I to just assume (like a moron) that they are shipping them back to Hasbro cause the wave sucks ass?

No! Of course not! It's just a random box that they had on hand to cram the figures into and the employee was about to fill the MH pegs.

I agree with Nick - combine aisle resets, pricing problems with Vintage and the fact that most WalMart employees are lazy, this is just about the worst piece of reporting I have ever seen....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on March 16, 2012, 10:14 PM
I got TVC Sandtrooper today, VC 14
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on March 17, 2012, 02:12 AM
Snagged a second Vintage Maul earlier, for reasons that elude even me. Something to do with some slight paintjob off-ness on the first one I got. Might return it or trade it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 17, 2012, 04:51 AM
Picked up 3 Sandtroopers, and E2 Kenobi at 5 Below after work, and nabbed 2 of the WM Exclusive AT-RT's at Ross too.  Nice little haul and was pretty cheap in the grand scheme. 

The Sandtrooper catches a lot of poop round here, but I gotta say, I love it.  :-\  At least at $5 I love it anyway...  It's not bad, and the extra articulation really helps with setting up a nice diorama/scene.  I have some standing around a few guys kneeling like they're inspecting something on the ground...  It's subtle but it really looks neat compared to everyone just standing around, and the ball joints at the hips make it possible ultimately.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ryan on March 20, 2012, 12:46 AM
I nabbed the first Toys 'R' Us Endor Pilot pack finally yesterday. Along with another Rebel Fleet Trooper. I was looking back at my 2011 Great Collector's Challenge (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=21289.0) list and noticed I bought my first Fleet Troopers over a year ago. It is ad that I have bought every RFT I have seen at retail and have a massive army of six troopers...

It really does say a lot about distribution and case ratios lately when a figure that has been out for over a year can still feel so new.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on March 22, 2012, 02:29 PM
Anyone still seeing the Echo Base Trooper around?  That was one I was definitely hoping to army build, but yeah, it is tough to find more than 4-5 of some of these troop builders before they're on to the next wave.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on March 22, 2012, 05:05 PM
Anyone still seeing the Echo Base Trooper around?  That was one I was definitely hoping to army build, but yeah, it is tough to find more than 4-5 of some of these troop builders before they're on to the next wave.

I NEVER saw that figure in a store.  I only got mine through trading or from online stores.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 22, 2012, 06:29 PM
I said it when the future case assortments came out and Hasbro indiccated at I believe NYCC that they were NOT going to reship him, but he may be one of the tougher figures to get in TVC.  Some good demand for him out there, a good army builder, and shipped in one assortment that didn't ship a TON when it was released. 

Absolutely no reason not to re-release him that I've ever seen.  No clue what the Hasbro logic was on that one.

I saw Barriss Offee from Wave 7 a bit, even with 7's fairly limited distribution itself.  She's who I wouldn't bring back, and replace with the Echo Trooper.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on March 22, 2012, 06:46 PM
Absolutely no reason not to re-release him that I've ever seen.  No clue what the Hasbro logic was on that one.

I saw Barriss Offee from Wave 7 a bit, even with 7's fairly limited distribution itself.  She's who I wouldn't bring back, and replace with the Echo Trooper.

Barriss sat around in my area for a little while. Bom Vimdin was worse, especially when he reshipped in the fall. Both of them are being packed in two separate cases this spring/summer.... I don't understand why they are being shipped so heavily, instead of reshipping the Echo Base guy or Bastila Shan. I guess I think a "Best of" assortment would be better than re-releasing Wave 7 in its entirety, especially since over half of the wave was reshipped last fall. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on March 22, 2012, 07:18 PM
TVC wave 9 was by far the most scarce wave of basic figures that I've seen in a long time.  I only ever saw Ponda Baba at retail, and never saw either Bastila or the Hoth Rebel in a store.  Hasbro's rationale on these particular figures is certainly cause for collectors to scratch their heads.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 23, 2012, 10:22 AM
I barely saw this case as well. However, I wouldn't be surprised if this one turns up at Ross or TJ Maxx at some point.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on March 23, 2012, 10:47 AM
If I were the Hasbro Product Manager and the cost panned out I would have broke the two case breakdowns for the Evazan waves like this:

1x VC86 Ep I Darth Maul (Final Battle)
1x VC58 Ep III Aayle Secura
1x VC59 EU Nom Anor
1x VC56 Ep VI Kithaba (Barada)
1x VC57 Ep IV Dr. Cornelius Evazan
1x VC51 Ep II Bariss Offee Ponda Baba
1x VC50 Ep V Bespin Han
1x VC53 Ep IV Bom Vindin Echo Base Trooper
1x VC54 EU ARC Trooper Commander
1x VC55 Ep VI Logray Bastilla
1x VC21 Ep VI Gamorrean Guard
1x VC52 Ep IV Rebel Fleet Trooper

1x Qui-Gon Jinn (Phantom Menace) Ponda Baba
1x Darth Maul
1x Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker
1x Darth Vader (Episode IV)
1x Luke Skywalker (Hoth)
1x VC87 Luke Skywalker (Jedi Origin)
1x VC58 Aayla Secura
1x VC59 Nom Anor
1x VC60 501st Clone Trooper
1x VC56 Kithaba (Barada)
1x VC57 Dr. Cornelius Evazan
1x VC28 Wedge Antilles

I would have loved some more Pondas for customs and I was only able to get 5 Echo Base troopers which one I am keeping carded. I would have like another 4 at least. Ponda and the Dr should ship together in the same case - period. He is one of the most recognizable SW characters. It really does not make sense with their over reshipments of EP1 figures. Just look at the 2012 Vintage Star Wars Wave 02 case breakdown:

1x VC75 Ep I Qui-Gon (Final Battle)
1x VC86 Ep I Darth Maul (Final Battle)
1x VC76 Ep I Obi-Wan (Final Battle)
1x VC78 Ep I Battle Droid
1x VC79 Ep I Darth Sidious
1x VC80 Ep 1 Anakin (Padawan)
1x VC83 Ep I Naboo Royal Guard

1x VC92 Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker
1x VC93 Ep IV Darth Vader
1x VC94 Ep IV Imperial Navy Commander
1x VC95 Ep V Luke (Hoth)
1x VC96 EU Darth Malgus
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 23, 2012, 03:19 PM
I rarely saw Logray and maybe Bariss twice.

Basically, screw most of that Revenge wave that was wasted case slots. Though again, most of that didn't linger around here due to the holidays. Only Han in coat was readily available. Saw the dark skinned Rebel Commando just once.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on March 23, 2012, 04:47 PM
I see lots of Pondas at my local TRU. They aren't going to move at the $12 price mark.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 25, 2012, 06:56 PM
I got an extra Target coupon from my brother this morning so I went to Target today and picked up Anakin's and Subulba's podracers for $15 each.  I didn't have these yet so I was happy to get them at this price.  I am not sure if I have Podracer Anakin or Sebulba figures, but I am in no rush for sure.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on March 27, 2012, 06:00 PM
they werent packed in?
were in 99
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 28, 2012, 10:52 AM
no, they didn't pack them in with these new releases.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 28, 2012, 01:08 PM
Thus the goofiness of mass rerelease of Sebulba's pod racer while his action figure is currently only available in a store exclusive battle pack.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: ZevZev on March 28, 2012, 04:08 PM
Picked up some of the Vehicles (AAT and ATAP). They should price them like this normally... but then I'd want them for $7.50.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on March 28, 2012, 04:11 PM
Snagged Quadrinaros and Ratts at TRU thanks to the BOGO sale. Wouldn't have picked them up any other way. Also snagged two more Battle Droids for the hell of it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on March 28, 2012, 05:38 PM
Finally found the deleted scenes figures at TRU.  I purchased all 5 figures plus a Naboo Guard for the sale prices.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 28, 2012, 06:02 PM
As far as action figures go, the local Babies R Us was a bust.

I went to Target 2 doors down found 2 clearanced vintage 3-packs* marked $9.88. They scanned as $26.99, but I said. "I got the Taret 50% coupons. They are marked 9.88....I'll try it."

Without much hassle, the cashier didn't call a manager or anything, I got both sets for $10.47. Ha!

And I got another 50% coupon from the return counter.

*Stormtrooper/Vader/Death Star Trooper and 2-1B/Leia/Hoth Rebel
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 31, 2012, 08:03 PM
AT-AP ($15), Daulty Dofine ($4) and Clone trooper with BARC speeder bike ($8.50).

Glad the target sale is done...before I start "buying things because they are cheap" 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 31, 2012, 11:09 PM
My Target put out a fresh case of TPM figures, so I used the text/online version of the coupon on my phone to get a Naboo Guard for 50% off.  That was fun.  Phone coupons are a new addiction of mine.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 31, 2012, 11:46 PM
One target said they were out of coupons but the cashiers had them, just to ask them what ones you needed to use. I got two items and the cashier rang up the coupon once. I said "You can't use it twice"? She said "they usually won't, let's see." Of course, it worked...I'd used two ad coupons early in the week.

Again, a simple 50% sale would've been better and cleared out gobs of merchandise, as I think most average shoppers were unaware of the whole deal.

Those rows of movie heroes and clone wars aren't moving, besides the crappy Maul and Oppress.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on April 1, 2012, 08:57 PM
I've been out of it for a while...

but, again, I have found nothing new to buy since the TPM wave 6 weeks ago.  No cut-scenes figures, no Movie Heroes.  Nothing new at all.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on April 2, 2012, 07:51 AM
I've been out of it for a while...

but, again, I have found nothing new to buy since the TPM wave 6 weeks ago.  No cut-scenes figures, no Movie Heroes.  Nothing new at all.

I thought you were going to post that you found the jackpot of figures... and that would be the April Fool's Joke.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on April 3, 2012, 11:05 AM
I still havnt even saw any sign of the cut scene figure wave, theres a few out of that wave I want tobuy
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 3, 2012, 01:50 PM
Nobody's seemingly seeing much of the DS figures, other than at TRU now.  I know WM here isn't restocking much at all, but there's space to do so.  We only got a very small ammount of DS figures in the first place, actually.  Not many here got the $4 deal on them either.

What's funny about breaks like this is that it reminds me how much I enjoy NOT looking for anything.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on April 3, 2012, 05:47 PM
Found a case of Deleted Scene figures at HEB, a local Texas grocery chain. Snagged the Leia I still needed along with an extra Lando and Luke. Best part was they were only $7.98 each!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 3, 2012, 07:05 PM
Wow...  $8?  Just...  wow.  That's a nice deal.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 7, 2012, 03:20 PM
I went to my local Target, Walmart and TRU and absolutely nothing is moving. They all still have lots of first wave of ep1 crap. I'm never going to see later waves at these stores.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: TheSon on April 7, 2012, 10:35 PM
I'm never going to see later waves at these stores.

Seconded, and now with all the movie heroes crap taking up space why would big box employees care to restock or order more. With the price of gas, hunting just gets harder and harder.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 8, 2012, 09:56 AM
Thirded. Down right frustrating.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 9, 2012, 01:20 AM
I haven't even gone looking really in 2 weeks.  Used to make a trek out over the weekend a couple places while I shopped, but nothing.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2012, 02:27 PM
Something I've noticed at our local stores too, is that the CW/MH stuff is completely just mixed together on the pegs.  I'm really glad we currently still have the different line look for Vintage, or we'd never see any of those either.  I guess that is one good reason that the first couple waves of CW are just repacks for the most part, because I don't know if they'd see the pegs with all the MH stuff hanging about.

I mentioned this in another thread, but we're approaching 2 and a half months out from the "launch" of the TPM 3D line - and things look largely the same at our local retail.  Vintage has sold through decent, but I think (at least locally here) people must have gotten their fill of the TPM wave because it is beginning to hang about now too.  CW/MH seems to be mostly untouched, as well as the repacked vehicles, BPs, etc.  Some of WM's Discover the Force stuff is a bit rarer (I don't see Aurra Sing or some of the others at all at our stores anymore), but really that is about it.  Really stagnant.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 13, 2012, 09:44 AM
Oh. My. God. Finally found some DS figs on the shelves at TRU. Picked up 2 Leia's, a Lando and Cracken. Weird that Leia doesn't seem to be moving as much.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CaptainYoda on April 13, 2012, 11:26 AM
I havent seen anything in months.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on April 14, 2012, 03:22 PM
I found a lone Cracken at my local WM, but since was the only guy I wasn't interested in, I left it. I did finally find a MH Anakin that had decent enough paint, so I bought that instead. Still can't seem to find a Padme or Jar Jar from the same wave that was decent enough to purchase- seems all the Jar Jars are cross-eyed and Padme has one side of her face painted terribly.  :-\
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 17, 2012, 09:46 AM
On a bit of a roll. A forumite texted me last night about a full case of the DS wave. By the time I made it, the A-Wing pilot was gone, but I was able to snag the others. Yeah.

So all I need is a carded A-wing pilot. If anyone has an extra, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 20, 2012, 09:37 AM
And things keep rolling. I found another Cracken and an A-wing pilot on the pegs.  Looks like the case was washed away in a flood, so all the cards were warped which may explain why they were left behind.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 22, 2012, 06:48 PM
Bought a random Senate Guard.  Nothing out at WM, Target, or TRU here worth buying really.  DS wave still non-existant.  We're just now getting the second go-round of WM Exclusive battlepacks actually, as this weekend is the first I've seen the restock of the droid set.

How long ago did those start showing up?  We've gotta be on the ass end of the distribution highway, haha.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ryan on April 25, 2012, 05:34 AM
I bought 10 Vintage Sandtroopers from HobbyStock.cn tonight.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 26, 2012, 02:46 PM
Finally put the deleted scene wave to rest. Got my opener Luke and customizable A-Wing pilot and Cracken.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 26, 2012, 04:29 PM
Still no DS wave here...  :(  Seen remnants 2 times, and a full case once.  That's it since they first shipped.

I could use more A-Wingers and (Mc)Crackens at some point.  Figure it'll get here eventually in some bulk.  I really want to stock up on A-Wingers though and do some parts swapping as well.  I've got a stock pile of heads ready to roll for some swapping.  Started last night with an Endor Rebel I wanted to do that actually looked (at least some) more like the SS 12" Sergeant.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on April 30, 2012, 11:20 AM
Still no DS wave here...  :(  Seen remnants 2 times, and a full case once.  That's it since they first shipped.

I've only seen the DS wave one time, at Walmart.  The store had each figure x2, and I was able to pick up one set.  But I traded away the Lando and Mon Cal, thinking that I would be able to find those guys again at retail.  No such luck here in the Dallas area.  Still looking....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 30, 2012, 05:12 PM
S-C-O-R-E!

Picked up the following at K-Mart over lunch:

Kithaba - Brown Headband
Dr Evazan - Non-Pink Scar
Gamorrean Guard
Logray - New Variant
Barriss Offee - New Variant
Bespin Han - New variant

No sign of Aayla, Skeletor, or Wedge.  :(

This store has sucked so badly for so long I almost fell over when I saw new stuff on the pegs. The only reason I even stopped there was that report on JTA's front page. Even so, it was a freaking nightmare getting out of there...all the registers went down for literally about 20 minutes and I just knew if I bailed I would regret it so I stuck it out. Ugh.

Still, new stuff...mmm.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on April 30, 2012, 05:41 PM
I went to K-mart over the weekend and found Cloud Car Pilot and 4 sandtroopers.

Oh, and a clone wars heavy assualt battle droid from like 3 years ago. Scanned at $9.19. Ha!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 30, 2012, 09:07 PM
I picked up Wave 2 TVC figures at my K-Mart tonight...  Now there's a pile of TPM ****, and not much chance of another case.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 1, 2012, 07:38 AM
There are still open K-Mart stores?   ???
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 1, 2012, 09:33 AM
There is one about five miles from my house. I never go there though. Too much like a thrift store.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 1, 2012, 11:27 AM
There is one about five miles from my house. I never go there though. Too much like a thrift store.

Oh man, if you think K-Mart is bad, don't ever stop foot in a Rose's. That place makes K-Mart look like Shangrila.

I left the RFT on the pegs yesterday not realizing this was a variant too. I guess I will head back over lunch today and see if he's still there.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on May 1, 2012, 02:56 PM
I found a second Cracken and A-Wing pilot... keeping Cracken for the RFT headswap, not yet sure if I want to keep the Mon Cal Pilot or trade it away.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 5, 2012, 06:08 PM
Found Malgus, Navy Commander and Hoth Luke at a Meijer. Funny, I'd given up looking for new stuff. I was there looking to see if that Meijer out GI JOE Retaliation stuff early.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 6, 2012, 01:07 PM
We don't have Meijer here scockery, so I'm curious how much they were?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 6, 2012, 01:30 PM
$9.99.

Years ago, this same Meijer is one of two stores I saw that had the last retail comic book wave, too. If only I'd known how scarce they'd turn out to be.

As a chain, they aren't all equal. This one had PoC/30th GI JOE releases, the store closer to me has only had Rise of Cobra figures since...well...that movie came out. Years ago, the stores used to seem to only get one or two waves of some things. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 6, 2012, 03:26 PM
scocery where are you located.  I have been frequenting the Meijers up around Mishawaka, IN but I have been coming out empty handed.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 6, 2012, 04:26 PM
Southeast Michigan.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 10, 2012, 09:29 AM
Somehow I scored wave 13 at Target yesterday. Feel very lucky.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 10, 2012, 09:32 AM
I found a Aayla at WM yestereday and the rest were gone. I was hoping to find more 501's and was surprised this one was left behind. so WM is getting new stuff in...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 10, 2012, 07:48 PM
I found a Aayla at WM yestereday and the rest were gone. I was hoping to find more 501's ...

Don't they sell Levi's at other stores?  :D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on May 10, 2012, 08:05 PM
Gotta love google shopping, cheap shipping and NOT having to run around to stores.

Dr. Evazan - $13
Wedge Antilles - $13
Kithaba - $12
Luke Skywalker (Hoth) - $11.50
Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars) - $10

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 10, 2012, 08:22 PM
Got my Malgus/Imperial Navy Commander wave case from Hasbro Toy Shop today.

I really am sick over the fact that I essentially bought this case to ensure that I got a MOC Un-punched Imperial Navy Commander. Thankfully, the case, shipped "as is" w/o any other outer carton or protection arrived and out of the five "new" figures in the wave - the Malgus, the Imperial Navy Commander and the Vader were all good - the Anakin and Hoth Luke were both in bad shape, but I'm okay with that since I already have both MOC from an EE case order of the Wave 4 Rev 1 case, so they were to open anyway....

I had hoped that I would be finding more figures at local stores, but it seems like this year is online only for the moment...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on May 11, 2012, 08:15 PM
I broke down today and bough about 8 figures off ebay for around 14.00 each.  Got the "cut scene" wave and a few others.  I think I am done searching in stores.  I just can't do it anymore.  Sadly, the stores will sell less figures, and Hasbro will stop making them.  But it serves them right! =(
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 12, 2012, 01:27 AM
My friend got me Wave 4.1 and it has been hidden in the pile o loot for me already.  He also ordered me Wave 5, for both of us, so we're saving shipping and getting stuff we want...

It hurts.

I was originally only getting Wave 3 so I was sure...  I have a pretty strong feeling that wave is getting production cut in favor of other waves...  4 and 5 I think are likely to make it to retail in greater numbers, and 3 may wind up even at a discounter.  At least I'll say I wouldn't be shocked to see that wind up happening with that particular wave.

I think 4 and 5 may wind up hititng in fairly big numbers though, at some point.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 16, 2012, 02:44 PM
Not much here but I will say I seem to find a Yavin Rebel Tech w/Hangar Sled at any TRU I visit so I have bought two of those on sale.

Otherwise there isn't a sniff of anything new here to buy...  Got my cases of Wave 3 though, and my early thoughts on those are pretty much the same except CW Anakin is far better than I initially gave him credit I think.  Really good figure.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 16, 2012, 03:07 PM
Found the remnants of the Wave 4 case at one of the local WalMarts on my way home from work yesterday. Looks like they had gotten in three cases worth - the Gamorrean Guards were all gone, but there were still Bespin Han, Barriss Offee, Logray, Rebel Fleet Trooper, Bom Vindin, and ARC Trooper Commander. Along with two Dr Evazan, a brown bandanna Kithaba and Aayla Secura. There we no Nom Anor figures left.

I grabbed the Evazan, Kithaba & Aayla figures along with a "corrected" Barriss and a Bespin Han for Captain Piet....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 16, 2012, 03:48 PM
Good score.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 16, 2012, 04:12 PM
Anyone have a red bandana Kithaba they are willing to part with?  I've had no luck tracking one of these down.  I'm willing to pay/trade heavy for it...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on May 16, 2012, 04:24 PM
Anyone have a red bandana Kithaba they are willing to part with?  I've had no luck tracking one of these down.  I'm willing to pay/trade heavy for it...

I finally saw several Kithaba's at retail last night, and all had the brown bandana.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on May 16, 2012, 04:40 PM
Anyone have a red bandana Kithaba they are willing to part with?  I've had no luck tracking one of these down.  I'm willing to pay/trade heavy for it...

I finally saw several Kithaba's at retail last night, and all had the brown bandana.

How were the Evazan's (if there were any)? scar or no scar variant?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 16, 2012, 04:58 PM
I grabbed the Evazan, Kithaba & Aayla figures along with a "corrected" Barriss and a Bespin Han for Captain Piet....

Hey Pete, can I ask what's corrected on Bariss? I did not hear of this.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on May 16, 2012, 06:15 PM
Anyone have a red bandana Kithaba they are willing to part with?  I've had no luck tracking one of these down.  I'm willing to pay/trade heavy for it...

I finally saw several Kithaba's at retail last night, and all had the brown bandana.

How were the Evazan's (if there were any)? scar or no scar variant?

I only saw the no scar versions.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 16, 2012, 06:42 PM
I grabbed the Evazan, Kithaba & Aayla figures along with a "corrected" Barriss and a Bespin Han for Captain Piet....

Hey Pete, can I ask what's corrected on Bariss? I did not hear of this.

There's something about the belt that is different (although I don't see it) and the face tattoos are more accurate/clear.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 16, 2012, 08:44 PM
Barriss seems to be very minor paint differences.  I'm not even sure it's as much something they intentionally changed or something that didn't happen just as a production difference with this batch.

Logray's eye stripes seem quite intentional...  Things like the RFT eyes though, or Barriss' paint changes, seem like maybe just things that are different because the figure's production run is a different run.  At least it's a possibility.

The bandana is a distinct change, as is the scar paintjob...  Very intentional for accuracy purposes.

Glad people are seeing stuff.  Be cool for that to happen here.  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 16, 2012, 10:21 PM
The bandana is a distinct change, as is the scar paintjob...  Very intentional for accuracy purposes.

Well, except for the Kithaba variant right?  Based on the picture on the card, the initial red bandana release was the more accurate version...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 16, 2012, 10:48 PM
I've heard/seen the new color was more correct I thought, and the red is/was more "vintage nostalgia" like blue coat Han?  Not intentional but the bandana was revealed to actually be a dark red-brown color more than the bright red?

I know I saw that somewhere.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 16, 2012, 11:23 PM
I don't know, the picture on the card looks pretty red to me...

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Misc/Kithaba.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on May 17, 2012, 07:14 AM
it is red, but not that red - check him out here:  http://www.skiffguards.com/kithaba.html
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 17, 2012, 08:50 AM
it is red, but not that red - check him out here:  http://www.skiffguards.com/kithaba.html

Agreed, but that still looks more red than brown to me.  Plus the photo on the card looks like a brighter red.  I honestly think Hasbro does this once in a while on purpose to sell more figures.  If they can make completely different chase figures for the Marvel lines, they can surely make an early production paint change to create some rarer Star Wars variations.  If that gets a fair amount of people to buy two versions, why not throw something like that out once in a while?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 17, 2012, 10:18 PM
It's iffy, they should make an orange variant just to be sure.  :P

Hasbro's new policy: no peg warming bit players because we do running changes that we said we couldn't do a few years ago.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JDH1173 on May 17, 2012, 11:16 PM
Ran by Tuesday Morning and found Slave Leia, Rebel Fleet trooper, Logray and a Yoda today.  At 4.99 apiece not a bad deal.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 18, 2012, 07:31 AM
Ran by Tuesday Morning and found Slave Leia, Rebel Fleet trooper, Logray and a Yoda today.  At 4.99 apiece not a bad deal.

Nice score!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 18, 2012, 11:47 AM
I picked up two Stormies and an RFT from Tuesday Morning. Can pass them up for $5.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 18, 2012, 03:15 PM
I snagged a $2.96 Endor Commando from Target this morning.  Looks like they're not going to take this Tuesday Morning crap sitting down.   ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 18, 2012, 11:56 PM
A Target I went to had tons of the Vinty 3pks for $6.83. A killer deal and worth picking up some for the deco upgrade. They had 5 different sets on hand: the Denger, ANH Obi, Hoth Leia, Vader and Bossk sets. I picked up the Denger set as they painted him much better. I was able to compare with a single carded Denger that's been rotting there forever, big difference.

I also found the legacy BAD Owen and Beru at WM for $4.50 each and a VC45 Clone for $4.00. Packages were smashed but could not pass them up.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 19, 2012, 01:08 AM
Warehouse finds like that, for cheap, are always great. :)  I love when they go through and find stuff under shelving and whatnot.

Owen and Beru weren't easy gets either...  If you don't want their BAD parts, JACK, I think I knwo someone who wants them to build the figure.  LMK.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on May 20, 2012, 04:40 PM
Darby grabbed me a Sandstorm Lando yesterday, then I ran by that same K-Mart today and picked up Luke, the Mon Cal (couldn't resist) and a Walrusman that's been sitting there since before Christmas.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 20, 2012, 10:50 PM
I got an AT-AT at a yard sale for $20.

Really, I did. Missing the driver, the bike and some parts...too many to ever acquire. I got a bonus spider in the cockpit area. Proof they will get into anything.

Oh, and a Clone Wars 501st trooper tossed in...along with 8 loose Iron Man 2 figures...including 3 drones.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2012, 12:49 AM
Wound up with 2 Fleet Troopers courtesy of a local buddy, and a black Endor Rebel Trooper too. :)

Also got to see/touch/fondle Dr. Evazan and Kithaba thanks to Bill Cable's local find.  Doc E.'s little body hair paintjob is nothing if not funny.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 21, 2012, 02:15 PM
Picked up an ARC commander and another Stormie from Tuesday Morning.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 21, 2012, 06:21 PM
Picked up an ARC commander and another Stormie from Tuesday Morning.

Wow, nice pair for $10!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on May 22, 2012, 11:10 AM
JackofTradze...I know someone who might want the Beru and Owen figures...Me!  I never, ever saw that wave and it has p*ssed me off ages!---Mike
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 22, 2012, 04:17 PM
Was able to pick up another Navy Commander from a friend keeping an eye out for my.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 26, 2012, 06:51 PM
Picked up the following this week from a variety of stores....

Imperial Navy Commander
Darth Malgus
Hoth Luke
Darth Vader (ANH)
Dr. Evazan
Aayla Secura
Kithaba
Nom Anor
Rebel Fleet Trooper (re-release)
Logray (new coloring re-release)
Gamorrean Guard (re-release)
ARC Trooper Commander (re-release)
Bespin Han (re-release)
Super Battle Droid (for $5 from FiveBelow)
Zam Wessel (for $5 from FiveBelow)
Senate Guard (for $5 from FiveBelow)
B-Wing ($15 clearance from K-Mart)

Not sure why, but with the exception of Bom Vindin (who is coming in the Tarkin wave case, so I skipped him), I've grabbed all of the 2012 re-release figures. I'm not sure I'm gonna hold on to them or keep them MOC...

The three AOTC figures were impulse buys - hadn't been in the local FiveBelow for a while and when I got there, I was shocked to see so many AOTC figures - they had almost the entire wave - I left Padme, Anakin, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan and Kit Fisto - I think Jango was the only one MIA from the wave).

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 26, 2012, 06:58 PM
Surprisingly found a Rebel Ground Transport at TRU for 30% off. That makes it about the price it should be.

Kroger of all places had the new Movie Heroes figures, except Qui-Gon and Maul. Padme's head sculpt is awful, I think.

Saw some GI JOE RETALIATION figures.

Marshalls and TJ Maxx suck lately, guess Five Below got the rest of the AoTC cases. They had Grumpy Smurf with a bridge and rowboat for $3 on clearance. Lousy looking bridge, though.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 26, 2012, 08:43 PM
Same old wave one crap at walmart/TRU/Target. Target has cleared out space for new Batman and Spiderman stuff. Those stores star wars areas are fairly empty but they refuse to restock. They probably will when they put the new Batman/Spiderman stuff.

Kholes, tj max, marshalls and Ross have nothing right now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 27, 2012, 09:46 AM
I snagged an ARC Commander and Trench Han for $5 each at Tuesday Morning yesterday.  Too bad they don't have more figures...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 27, 2012, 12:09 PM
Got a $15 Royal Astromechs set, and a couple TPM Fodder figures + the last AOTC Clone pegwarmer for Target's B1G150%Off dealie.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on May 27, 2012, 09:21 PM
Scored Kithaba and Evazan at an out-of-town WM. It's always been a goldmine for me, but it's just difficult and time-consuming to get there. Paid off again, though.  ;D Add that to the B-Wing I picked up today, it was a good day.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 28, 2012, 10:44 AM


Also got to see/touch/fondle Dr. Evazan

Of the 3 things you did to Dr. Evazan, really only 1 of them concerns me.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 28, 2012, 11:55 AM
It was seeing him, wasn't it?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 28, 2012, 10:03 PM
It was seeing him, wasn't it?

Yup.  I haven't yet.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 29, 2012, 02:16 AM
He's wonderful.  Just exquisite.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 29, 2012, 09:35 PM
He's wonderful.  Just exquisite.

You wouldn't fondle anything less.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 30, 2012, 01:18 AM
Truly.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 30, 2012, 02:42 AM
I found a Kithba and Bespin Han tonight at Wal-Mart.  A year after the figure debuts and I finally see him on a peg.

Kicking myself because I missed getting a Nom Anor at some point.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 30, 2012, 09:09 AM
Is anyone still finding red headband Kithaba out there?  I'm assuming that ship has sailed...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 30, 2012, 12:33 PM
Picked up my last Imperial Navy Trooper putting wave 3 to bed for me. Also received my Kithaba and Evazan and couldn't be happier, mint figures for retail on e-bay.

I have a theory about the wave 4 variants. I'm wondering if part of the reason the wave got pushed is because of the changes they wanted to make to the figures.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 31, 2012, 05:06 PM
Ordered 4 of the 501st Legion Clone Troopers (VC60) from Amazon when they had them up for sale two days ago.

Got them today - was going to open them all so it didn't really matter that they arrived all pretty smashed. Glad to have the Evazon wave done now...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 3, 2012, 10:57 PM
Was in far southwestern VA for a wedding this weekend. The town I was staying in had one Walmart, no Targets and no TRU. I still managed to pick up another Evazan, Kithaba, and a random General Cracken.

Am i wrong in thinking there is a wave of these shipping without Aayla and Nom Anor? Or are those two ALWAYS packed in with Evazan/Kithaba?

I just find it weird I have found the exact same figures from this wave hanging on the pegs two times now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 5, 2012, 02:33 PM
Since my walmarts never carried thier Royal Starship droids, I ordered online and picked them up there. How come walmarts get to choose to carry or not carry their own exclusives?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on June 6, 2012, 11:01 AM
Since my walmarts never carried thier Royal Starship droids, I ordered online and picked them up there. How come walmarts get to choose to carry or not carry their own exclusives?

I wondered that years ago when people in other parts of the country were not only getting Wal-Mart exclusives  that never appeared at any of the 3 locations near me, but even getting them on clearance

I wrote most of them off. I'm not going  to pay more than retail because the NATION'S LARGEST TOY RETAILER won't stock its own exclusives.

The only thing I gave in and bought was the black/red GI JOE MMS from the Rise of Cobra movie line, because I never had the vintage one. Had the local stores stocked it and the sets released with it, I might have bought the other sets, too. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 6, 2012, 11:04 AM
Since my walmarts never carried thier Royal Starship droids, I ordered online and picked them up there. How come walmarts get to choose to carry or not carry their own exclusives?

The same was true with the Jabba, Oola & Throne set from a year or so ago. NONE of my local WalMarts got that in, I had to drive to other WalMarts that were WAY out of the way just to score that set. It was ridiculous.

I was worried that it was going to be the same thing with the Discover the Force figures, but thankfully, those ended up being everywhere.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 6, 2012, 11:43 AM
Darth Malgus on amazon.com right now for just under $17 shipped from the UK.

I am waiting since he is coming in another case.

update:  the imperial navy commander is up for sale for the same price from the same seller on amazon.com UK

I forgot to post but somehow the other day I lucked into securing myself an Imperial Navy Commander from Amazon.com for $15 and it was eligible for free shipping over $25.  So I also ordered "Furious George" by Michael Rex and some other things I had saved in my cart.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 6, 2012, 12:01 PM
How is that even possible? Malgus for $16.53 and Imperial Navy Commander for $16.33 and $0 shipping from the UK?

I'm tempted to pull the trigger and be done with the Imperial Navy Commander - but I'm concerned that they'll just tack on extra $$$ to my order to "fix" the error....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 6, 2012, 02:33 PM
Well, I saw that yakface posted about this Malgus on facebook and it looked like people started ordering so I panicked and ordered one too   :)

well, I am caught up and secured and dont need to go to retail for a while now  ;D

and Pete - there were/are no extra hidden fees or charges - order away!

I am reading some of the sellers feedback and most people are saying they are getting there stuff much faster than what the seller's expected arrival date tends to be.  they must put longer dates in for shipping due to the fact they cannot control what customs does or something like that.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 6, 2012, 03:03 PM
Went ahead and did it - ordered 3 Imperial Navy Commanders and another Darth Malgus - with the three I have coming from the Tarkin wave cases/set I'm getting, I'll be in good shape with him...

Gonna have to keep an eye on this guy to see if he sells Shae Vizla or Starkiller - want a couple more of both of them as well - especially since there are like three different ways you can display the new TFU2 Starkiller...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 6, 2012, 03:09 PM
now someone at Scum posted about this - lets see how fast they go...

I found some more reviews for this seller - several saying it only takes 6-7 days!  Nice!

and when I said I am all caught up - I mean I am all caught up until the Tarkin wave - which means....  I am not caught up lol.  Oh well, I think they only figure I would be really upset if I didn't get (though I will be trying to get them all of course) would be the Nikto.  He is too cool for school and is from my favorite part of Star Wars.

update:  wow....  I am still surprised these are in stock at 8:30!  makes me wonder and hope I am getting the real deal!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Sprry75 on June 7, 2012, 04:53 AM
I'm a dumbass who hadn't seen any of the posts about this anywhere, but fortunately the Malgus came up in my recommendations.  I ordered a Malgus and two Imperial Navy Commanders.  Looks like the seller still has more Death Star Troo--er, Imperial Navy Commanders, but is out of Darth Malgus.  I've already been notified that my order has shipped, and the seller has really good feedback (only three recent negatives, one from an illiterate guy and two who were negatively reviewing the product they got rather than the seller).
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 7, 2012, 07:21 AM
very cool - I just woke up to seeing my Malgus has also been shipped!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 7, 2012, 08:11 AM
Yep - same thing here - my three Imperial Navy Commanders and my extra Darth Malgus all shipped. So now we all get to see (a) how long it takes to get the figures; and (b) if this was the real-deal...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 7, 2012, 08:38 AM
I just saw the seller has Malgus back in stock, but he doubled the price  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 7, 2012, 09:27 AM
Found the pegwarming remnants of the Nom/Aayla wave again at Walmart last night...RFT and Logray. It's always those two. :(

re: Malgus

The crazy hype over this thing is starting to reach Wedge proportions. People are psyched about "only" paying $17 for this figure? And just a few months back everyone was complaining about having to pay $10 a figure with the relaunch. Distribution woes really seem to do a number on our perspective.

I just can't justify paying a cent over MSRP for this thing. I'd like one, but not at scalper prices.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Sprry75 on June 7, 2012, 10:04 AM
 Way I looked at it was at $16.50 shipped, that was about retail plus shipping and handling.

I'd feel better about that rationalization if I only bought one figure; buying three at that price reminds me of the night I spent in jail with a burly biker named Ben.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 7, 2012, 10:13 AM
I agree McMetal, and if you knew me - I just might be the thriftiest collector there is.  I keep all of my receipts handy, and if I find lower prices I do returns - constantly.

But I am growing tired of the hunt.  It is beyond ridiculous.  $16.50 for a figure that is hard to find AND being shipped all the way from the UK?  I rationalized this by realizing I have been ultra thrifty in the past - this is an exception.   ;D  Same for the $15 INC I ordered from amazon.  Now that figure is slated as being, for the moment at least, probably the most difficult figure to find in the Vintage line.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 7, 2012, 11:47 AM
But I am growing tired of the hunt.  It is beyond ridiculous.

This sums my feelings up as well - I am SO tired of the hunt. SO tired of going into my local stores and finding either (a) nothing or (b) remnants of the Phantom Menace wave.

I keep hoping that something is going to give, but I'm at the point where I'd rather just be "done" with a wave then waiting forever for the chance that a wave may or may not start to break through the flood gates.

The one WalMart that got the Evazan wave (the version with the repacks, not with the 501st) is now sitting on multiples of Rebel Fleet Trooper, Bespin Han, Logray, Barriss Offee and a single ARC Trooper Commander. The Evazan wave figures are LONG GONE and now this store is clogged with a case and a half worth of figures that NO ONE is going to buy.

I feel bad for the folks that found the Bespin Han wave hard to find last year, and something should have been done to help meet demand, but not at the expense of making the Malgus wave, Evazan wave or Tarkin waves hard to find at retail this year.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 8, 2012, 09:33 AM
I got to agree with you. That phantom menace wave is going to sit there as long as the Saga General Rikeen is sitting at my local RiteAid this minute. Nothing new is coming to these stores ever.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 8, 2012, 01:17 PM
I picked up a Red Banada Kithaba for $11 and the Naboo Duel BP (For the heads) for $23 on eBay.
Like everyone else I have to echo that retail really sucks. I had business trips to CA and IA in the last week. I hit several stores and came up empty handed in other states.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 12, 2012, 03:56 AM
Got my Tarkin wave + Malgus set from BBTS today.

Great wave - don't mind Tarkin that much either. Guess I'm just glad they finally have him on a Vintage style card-back.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 12, 2012, 09:11 AM
Got my Tarkin cases too, nice overall.

-Tarkin is better in hand than the pics on the web, I was worried but I really like him. I do wish the green was toned down a notch.  The mouse Droid is really great and should be the standard Imp Officer accessory.

- Nikto really steals the spotlight for the wave. By far the best figure of the bunch. Very well executed, a must have.

Shae is nice but the unmasked head is really ugly. The figure looks better with the helmet head.

Starkiller is a nice figure with a ton of gear but I am really bored of the guy. He has had more than enough figures and I do not want to see him ever again. It's hard to get excited about him due to overkill. This is the best version of him but I really always like the Light side figure the best of all of the ones out there.

Oddball - A huge waste of tooling that could have went to more deserving figure to upgrade. They tooled up a new head, helmet (very nice), calves and ankles. Even the blaster looks updated again. They cheaped out on some deco detail on the chest area, they did not paint the grey like before. The grey color is very light compared to the other pilots so he does not match up. He looks...Odd.
No one was clamoring for this guy, it makes me question why they bothered to tool new parts for him. I can understand a staright redeco but seeing this makes me wonder why not upgrade a better character like Garindan (Upgrade arms and legs). i would love him on a Vintage card.

I also got the upgraded Barriss with better face deco and more solid blue saber in case. The case breakdown was nice but why repack Bom Vidam for the 3rd time and not the INC???
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 12, 2012, 02:45 PM
The case breakdown was nice but why repack Bom Vidam for the 3rd time and not the INC???

Agreed - having the INC and ANH Darth Vader in the same case as Tarkin would have been a slam dunk. To throw good ole Bom into this case was just poor assortment planning.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 12, 2012, 03:12 PM
The INC should have also came with that new Mouse droid :D Bom is a real headscratcher. If they insisted ona Cantina patron this would have been a perfect time to get Ponda back out there. Bariss was a useless carry forward too. 501st Clone would have been nice replacemnt for her.

They really need to repack both figures ASAP...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 12, 2012, 04:23 PM
Thanks to my local bud Jim, my Wave 4 and 5 are coming together.  I'll be on figure overload once I get all this stuff.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jabba the Slug on June 13, 2012, 04:58 AM
Hoping my Malgus is coming soon - I joined in the rush to get him when he was on Amazon for $16 - but I was disheartened to see the report on JTA from someone who received the order already. The card was bent and damaged from the bubble wrapped envelope. Plus I don't know why it didn't dawn on me that the figure would come on tri-logo packaging being that it shipped from outside the US. Well I guess I'm getting my opener. I was actually hoping to keep it carded for display.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 13, 2012, 08:47 AM
Yes, Amazon sellers are notorious for shoddy packaging and shipping practices. There is a very little quality control over there and not much recourse if you get damaged goods. (At least not the kind of buyer impunity you find on eBay)

I am seeing nothing new on the TVC front at all around here lately. The last store that got a fresh case sold through the new stuff in one day and now all the carryforward swag is pegwarming again.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 13, 2012, 11:20 AM
Hoping my Malgus is coming soon - I joined in the rush to get him when he was on Amazon for $16 - but I was disheartened to see the report on JTA from someone who received the order already. The card was bent and damaged from the bubble wrapped envelope. Plus I don't know why it didn't dawn on me that the figure would come on tri-logo packaging being that it shipped from outside the US. Well I guess I'm getting my opener. I was actually hoping to keep it carded for display.

Since I already have a MOC un-punched Malgus and I already have my opener for home - my Malgus from the UK was for display at my desk at work where I already have other KOTOR stuff on display - and I plan on eventually adding Shae Vizsla and the Republic Trooper to as well... So it was definitely going to be an opener.

Same goes with the Imperial Navy Commander - the three I ordered were entirely for opening an having my "squad" of four of those guys. I'm hoping his head will swap with RFT or Cracken or Naboo Trooper so I can add some diversity.

I've always been curious to see if that sticker on the back of the multi-lingual cardbacks peels off - so here will be my chance....

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 13, 2012, 01:22 PM
I got my Navy Commander from Amazon.com yesterday, and my Malgus today from the UK seller on Amazon.com today.  So I am caught up until the Starkiller wave starts hitting.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 15, 2012, 08:43 AM
Got my three Imperial Navy Commander figures and the Darth Malgus for my desk at work from that UK seller yesterday.

They were in a box that was just slightly smaller than the size of a cardback so they all came bent, which is fine, since all of them were going to be opened.

I did discover that the EU stickers they plaster all over these figures do peel off just as easily as the offer stickers we get on the front of our cardbacks here in the US.

Nice to be finally "done" with Wave 3.

Keeping my fingers crossed that when Vintage finally breaks through at Target that it's the Tarkin wave - I need a bunch of Shae Vizsla, Starkiller and Clone Pilots.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on June 16, 2012, 03:59 PM
Grabbed Hoth Luke, 501st Clone, and Wedge from Amazon just now. I figure they'll arrive all bent to hell, so these will probably be openers.

It sure would be nice to be able to buy these in store...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on June 16, 2012, 08:06 PM
I can't believe I actually found Hoth Luke, the new Vader and CW Anakin in a store!  My jaw nearly hit the floor when I saw these today.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on June 17, 2012, 01:30 AM
I bought Hoth Luke VC 95 yesterday at Organa Collectibles Shop, in Lima, Perú.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 18, 2012, 08:17 AM
Picked up Tarkin from Ebay. Got him in the mail.

Great likeness? No.

Does mankind need to be wiped from the face of the earth (yes), but not because of how horrible Tarkin's likeness is.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 18, 2012, 11:32 PM
I thought his likeness was actually kinda nice...  not a great deco, but I thought the likeness was good enough.  The deco kinda blows from head to toe though.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 19, 2012, 08:57 AM
I received opener an Dr. Evazan and Kithaba.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 19, 2012, 02:15 PM
TRU - Nothing
Wal-Mart - Nothing.
Target - INC!!!! I am up to 3 now with 17 to go... :P

It looks like they had 4 cases of the Darth Malgus case based on the number of CW Anakins, #93 Vaders and TPM figs on the pegs. The pegs have been literally empty with not a single figure for months, not even TPM. I have not went hunting in months so it was nice my first fluke run was successful as all 3 stores were on the same round minuets apart. I wish I could have snagged 2 INC's to have an even 4 but 1 is better than none!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on June 19, 2012, 03:22 PM
Scored some new TVC figures thanks to the glories of online shopping!

___  VC58 - Aayla Secura
___  VC59 - Nom Anor
___  VC60 - 501st Clone Trooper
___  VC97 - Clone Pilot Davijaan (Oddball)
___  VC98 - Grand Moff Tarkin
___  VC99 - Nikto Skiff Guard
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on June 19, 2012, 04:01 PM
I finally found something new at Target as well.  Luke Hoth and new Vader.  But other two Targets were dray as bones.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 19, 2012, 05:02 PM
I finally found something new at Target as well.  Luke Hoth and new Vader.  But other two Targets were dray as bones.

At least there is some vital signs out there, it's becoming more frequent.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CorranHorn on June 19, 2012, 10:13 PM
I finally found something new at Target as well.  Luke Hoth and new Vader.  But other two Targets were dray as bones.

At least there is some vital signs out there, it's becoming more frequent.

JACK - vital signs out there? Doesn't sound like the Chicagoland I know. :(

Picked up a Walmart Exclusive DTF Dewback today for $9. Looks like the clearance is becoming more widespread.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on June 20, 2012, 11:25 PM
Scored a light-up Vader at WM just now. Also saw the snow speeder Luke, but left it. Are these the only new figures in the wave?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 20, 2012, 11:47 PM
I scored a $15 DTF Vulture Droid which gives me a walker and a flyer.

Wave 4 and 5 cases were picked up off my buddy locally too, so I'm technically caught up.

I've been giving brief thoughts on both on my Twitter account @Jesse_James77 too, as I've been opening both cases tonight.

I still haven't opened all my Wave 3 figures...  time to **** or get off the pot I guess.  Now that I have 2 Malgus, I'm down with opening one of him anyway.  DST will still pain me.  I want so many too.  Ugh.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 21, 2012, 08:58 AM
I managed a deal for a Nikto and Odd Ball which I got yesterday. Very cool, can't wait to get an opener Nikto.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on June 21, 2012, 09:20 AM
pretty much how i feel about star wars collecting this whole year
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDx-ok8jcvk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDx-ok8jcvk)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 21, 2012, 10:02 AM
That does sum it up!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 21, 2012, 06:16 PM
Just ordered Tarkin and Vintage Nikto from Amazon for $12.99 each as they were in stock and free shipping eligible over $25 so I threw in the book Runaway Mummy to tip the scales to get free shipping

gammorean guards are available at that price too for those intersted
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on June 21, 2012, 07:51 PM
Thanks!   $KA-CHING!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Sprry75 on June 21, 2012, 08:12 PM
I bit on that, but felt sick doing so. $25 for two guys and that's considered a good deal? I gotta get a new hobby...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 21, 2012, 08:46 PM
LOL at my bad math. Didn't need to add the book for the free shipping. Oh well I wanted to get it for my daughter soon anyway.  And yeah, real sad that this feels like a good deal. But I really wanted that nitko
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 21, 2012, 09:55 PM
Thanks!   $KA-CHING!

Well at least you made Mike's day.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ryan on June 22, 2012, 03:20 AM
Just ordered Tarkin and Vintage Nikto from Amazon for $12.99 each as they were in stock and free shipping eligible over $25 so I threw in the book Runaway Mummy to tip the scales to get free shipping

gammorean guards are available at that price too for those intersted

Thanks Smash. It looks like most of the last two waves were available and eligible for free shipping with Prime. I ordered 9 figures and signed up for the stupid credit card to take $50 off, and ending up paying $57.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on June 22, 2012, 06:43 PM
Grabbed Tarkin and Nikto from Amazon, and threw in Aayla because I don't have her yet. I figure the extra $3 these cost each is for shipping, and now I don't have to go nuts trying to find them. Hopefully they arrive in the same nice condition my order from last week did.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 25, 2012, 02:23 AM
Ready and available, you can pick up the Movie Heroes Light-Up Vader (which is awesome btw...  The only LU Saber fig I bought, but worth it for my desk), Clone Pilot Oddball and a good bit more right now at the Hobbystock.cn Ebay store!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/012HS_NewStuffJune02_TN.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/012HS_NewStuffJune03_TN.jpg) (http://stores.ebay.com/Hobbystockcn-Toy-Store/Star-Wars-/_i.html?rt=nc&_fsub=5&_sid=123823815&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=1)
Clicky  to go to the store!

There are other figures too, but I noticed the Nikto Guard is missing his hat, so if you  need one completely watch that.  But for a fodder figure, considering everything has been impossible to find one of much less extras, that's a decent deal and the more you buy the more shipping comes down.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 26, 2012, 10:32 PM
Got my cases of the Wave 2 Class II vehicles and the Wave 2 Battle packs today from Entertainment Earth.

Unfortunately, even after I put in the handling notes of my order to please choose cases that didn't show signs of damage and to pack them well in the box, the Entertainmet Earth order packers, grabbed two cases that had been dented in transit to them AND then put both cases in a larger shipping box and only filled the voids in the box with paper, leaving the cases in direct contact with the outer shipping box.

UPDATE: So EE gave me a credit and considered what they sent me as non-mint product, and I applied that credit to getting another case of the Wave 2 vehicles. The customer service manager is also going to work with the warehouse team to ensure that the next case that I get starts and arrives in the best shape possible. While I wasn't planning on getting a set of the vehicles to open, this resolution is much better than having to find a Fedex facility to take the original box back to.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on June 27, 2012, 09:21 AM
Stories like that remind me of this:
http://youtu.be/8C-e96m4730 (http://youtu.be/8C-e96m4730)

and this

http://youtu.be/749iU2Zv1kw (http://youtu.be/749iU2Zv1kw)

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 27, 2012, 09:19 PM
Sooooo...  After literally a month or more of hitting the same K-Mart pretty much daily, today they got in new Vintage figures.  They got new Clone Wars (Boss wave) Monday too.

Anyway, they got what I believe is Wave 4 Revision 1...  The one with Wedge, and some Wave 3 carry-forwards.

I nabbed pretty much all the Wave 4...  Got a few of the Wave 3 repacks for customizing and extras.

BTW Kithaba is the brown bandana...  Not sure if it matters to anyone.  Evazan is pink scar too.  If there were more notable variations I wasn't aware of what they were in this group.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on June 27, 2012, 10:14 PM
Not a purchase, but I saw the Movie Heroes Anakin at a Wal-Mart today.

This would be the first new figure I've seen since I snagged the Blu-Ray Deleted Scene wave on February 29.

So four months of seeing absolutely nothing new.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 28, 2012, 08:53 AM
Picked up the Bespin BP at local Target yesterday. I don't open them so I can't speak to the lack of articulation, but I really liked the way the three figs looked together in the package. Left the Naboo set.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 28, 2012, 10:11 AM
Not a purchase, but I saw the Movie Heroes Anakin at a Wal-Mart today.

This would be the first new figure I've seen since I snagged the Blu-Ray Deleted Scene wave on February 29.

So four months of seeing absolutely nothing new.

At least you saw the blu-ray deleted scene wave. I still see a ton of Qui-gon. I hate Qui-gon. :'(
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JDH1173 on June 28, 2012, 10:49 AM
Not sure if Tuesday Morning restocked, or just found a store that no one else had.  Found a Tie Pilot and another Logray, left the Obi Wans and a Yoda.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on June 28, 2012, 06:47 PM
Kithaba is the brown bandana...  Not sure if it matters to anyone.  Evazan is pink scar too.

I found this wave last Sunday at Walmart, but there was no sign of Malgus and the INC.  The Kithaba I got was the red bandana version; and the Evazan had no scar.  Looks like we got the opposite figures, huh?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 29, 2012, 12:34 PM
Got my Tarkin who looks WAYYYYYY BETTER in hand and also Nikto, very cool as expected, today from Amazon.

update:  have to say it again, the Nikto is AWESOME!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 29, 2012, 07:38 PM
I'm with Smash on this...  Tarkin got some undue blasting, by me included.  The pics really seem to not capture the figure's quality.

His deco and paint aps in general are ****...  And to another point that's pretty inexcusable nowadays considering figure costs.  I expect insane quality because I pay for it on a single tiny figure, but it's not as bad as I first feared.  The uniform color is actually not AS bad even.  And the softgoods skirt bit doesn't look attrocious either.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 1, 2012, 05:49 PM
Not a purchase, but a sighting: both new tvc battle packs (naboo/bespin) @ Target today. They had 2 of each, but all were in pretty banged up packages. Will be curious to see how quickly these sell through...

Another local collector found the Tarkin/Starkiller wave at Walmart across town today...he texted me earlier. That is one stunning score, things have been really bleak lately as far as the prospects for new figures here. Hope to see more of these around town soon...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jeff on July 1, 2012, 11:49 PM
I'm with Smash on this...  Tarkin got some undue blasting, by me included.  The pics really seem to not capture the figure's quality.

3rd'ed.  Tarkin is much nicer than I was expecting based on those initial reports/figures.  I was prepared for the worst, but he's actually pretty middle-of the pack on the "awesomeness" scale.  Lots of figures have been worse than this one... not perfect of course, but better then I was lead to believe.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 2, 2012, 03:28 AM
What got me the most was how decent the softgoods were...  I really expected them to look like poop.  They're not that bad.  Not ideal of course...  The DST's new skirt bit is ideal (flexible, slit at proper spots so it opens and allows leg movement), but the softgoods are nice and will be appreciated if he ever gets a chair.

The uniform color is off, but it's not off to the degree pictures made it seem...  It's not horrific.

My two gripes are the boots are apparantly wrong, and I really felt his face/hair deserved a far better deco.  The sculpt's good for his likeness, but the paint aps and skin choice and whatnot, they're just all wrong IMO.  That's where it failed for me ultimately.  With a character like Tarkin too, his striking appearance trumps a lot of other details too.  I could deal without totally accurate boots if they'd gone the extra mile on his skin tone and hair deco...   :-\
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: MasterFisto on July 2, 2012, 10:22 AM
Not a purchase, but a sighting: both new tvc battle packs (naboo/bespin) @ Target today. They had 2 of each, but all were in pretty banged up packages. Will be curious to see how quickly these sell through...

I saw these at Target yesterday.  I had to get the Naboo set because of the outstanding facial sculpts for Kenobi and Maul.  But I was unimpressed by the Bespin set, and left it there. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on July 2, 2012, 02:48 PM
Found Tarkin today and I agree with everyone he is much better in person.  The card is the highlight here, but glad to have him.  Nikto is a work of art.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 2, 2012, 05:01 PM
Where'd you pick him up at Darby?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on July 2, 2012, 05:32 PM
Waterloo, ia walmart.  Of course, being in the area, I hit the other one nearby since I had just been at the one two days ago and didn't expect any refreshing any time soon.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 2, 2012, 08:26 PM
That's a good find...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on July 2, 2012, 08:36 PM
Huge find!  P-Siddy is right, I found him Iowa.  Also snabbed Nikto and Odd Ball.  EU figures were gone.  Definitely check your Wally Worlds.  One thing of note: the figures did not ring up in the system so they searched for the existing ones.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 2, 2012, 09:07 PM
Not ringing in the system makes me dread what they're going to be when they finally do.  ::)  I hate Hasbro and its "retail partners" anymore.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darby on July 2, 2012, 09:56 PM
Swag:

(https://p.twimg.com/Aw1_B6gCMAMVRJa.jpg:large)

Love Tarkin.  I took that awful Darth Maul sticker off. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 2, 2012, 10:56 PM
These were found here too I guess. :)  Wal-Mart...  No word on price in the system or not.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on July 3, 2012, 04:39 PM
The Darth Malgus wave showed up in my neck of the woods.  And in multiple chains!  I finally found the Imperial Navy Commander, but no Malgus yet.  It'll show up soon enough.  At least now that the bulk of the Spiderman merch has shipped.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on July 5, 2012, 07:12 PM
With my luck and how NYC sucks at getting anything new (and the lack of places to find it), I ordered Evazan, Nikto, Tarkin and Kithaba (not sure which version I'll get, but hope it's red bandana) off of Amazon for $12.99.  They had the EU stuff up there (Malgus, Vizla, Starkiller, Nom Anor etc.) for the same price when I ordered, but now looks like they've sold out of those figures for that price.  I'd say keep checking back.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 6, 2012, 12:59 PM
SO I ordered Shae from amazon last week and she arrived today.  I also ordered her with this portable air compressor:  http://www.amazon.com/VIAIR-85P-Portable-Air-Compressor/dp/B0036E9VB6/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1341593010&sr=8-10&keywords=vair

I was really waiting to see how the figure arrived - I figured the card would be crazy destroyed.  To my surprise the compressor was much smaller than I figured it would be, but still heavy enough to crush a figure.  Well, the figure/card/bubble was in perfect condition!

Now to go open it and take that ugly head off her and put the helmet on!   >:D

ps - just topped off two tires and the compressor works great!

update - she is not as cool as a figure as I thought she would be.   :-\
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 6, 2012, 05:15 PM
I just saw this from evilanimation at marvelousnews.com

(http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa395/TheToyScalper/2012-07-06_09-54-05_915.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 6, 2012, 06:00 PM
I just got the same report from a buddy of mine out west. 

And my good fortune keeps coming in too. :P

I'm getting apparantly both new 3-packs lickity split.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 6, 2012, 09:14 PM
Hmm, I'm more curious what ELSE is in that case assortment with the Yavin sled. Geonosian Flitknot Speeder? Y-Wing Scout Bomber? There are some exciting possibilities...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 6, 2012, 09:16 PM
It's the same as the TRU figures, however it's pretty clear to me that these do not, nor never did have, the TRU Exclusive sticker on them.  There's no sign whatsoever that the sticker was on and scraped off.

If I had to guess, these were made by Hasbro, hoping/assuming on a reorder, and canceled...  1 yavin Sled and a bunch 'o Geonosians is what I saw this afternoon.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 7, 2012, 08:52 AM
Cool, I could use a cheaper Geo set so I can return the one I bought on sale recently. Will look for those today.

Last night I picked up the MH Light-Up Vader for another local collector...first one I have seen on the pegs.

I love that Walmart can throw another fresh case of MH on the pegs when there are already about 50 of them out there, but the same 6-7 vintage figures have been swinging from the pegs for months and they can't refresh them to save their lives.  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 7, 2012, 03:47 PM
Found those two today, one TJ Maxx had 2 cases worth, which meant 2 Rebel Transports and 6 Geonosian speeders.  Got one of the Rebels. Actually saw the carded Red Skull from Captain America for the first time.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 7, 2012, 04:18 PM
That explans why my TGMax only has 6 Geonosian speeders.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on July 7, 2012, 09:31 PM
I ordered Evazan, Nikto, Tarkin and Kithaba (not sure which version I'll get, but hope it's red bandana) off of Amazon. 

With the 3 orders, I got Evazan alone and he came in a small cardboard folded box and he was quite protected.  Tarkin, Wedge and Kithaba came in a big box with a bit of packing and there was some creasing on Tarkin.  Kithaba was brown headband variant, so I might send him back.  Nikto was sent separately in a bubble mailer with squished bubble. 3 orders, 3 different results.  I'm an opener so it doesn't matter too much to me, but I do like to have nice cards since I keep them.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on July 9, 2012, 02:27 AM
Just broke down and ordered a case of Wave... 4 I guess from HTS. The wave with Hoth Luke, CW Anakin, Vader, Wedge, Kithaba, Evazan, etc. Only $127 after taxes and free shipping, which comes out to $10.64 a figure. This gives me 3 Mauls and DS Lukes, which I guess I can trade off. And I can burn the spare Qui-Gon or something.

This leaves me with only "needing" Tarkin and a few Navy Commandos, which I can hopefully trade some of these extra Deleted Scene figures for.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2012, 11:23 AM
Got a few more emails on the TJ Maxx dealies and it seems 2 cases is the norm...  And it's all over the country from west to east.  Also everyone seems to agree that these never got the TRU stickers on them as there's no evidence at all they were there and removed.  There'd have to be a crease or something where they got peeled, but nada.

Kind of odd and those cases must've just gotten overproduced.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 9, 2012, 12:59 PM
I don't agree with that. The one Rebel Transport Speeder I got the other day has sticker residue where the TRU exclusive sticker would be. It's not a lot of residue, but it's there.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2012, 02:05 PM
Every person I've talked to on these so far, and it's a lot, haven't reported any residue, any scratches where the stickers normally are...  And it's been a lot of people.  There should be some kind of mark I'd think even if only a little bit.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on July 9, 2012, 02:35 PM
Managed to score Darth Malgus and The Imperial Navy Commander at a TRU store this afternoon.  AND there must be some kind of promo going on, because they both rang up at $7.00 each.  VERY NICE!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on July 9, 2012, 06:46 PM
I found the new 3 packs (Bespin and Duel of Fates)  I thought that I would dig their retro-ish sculpts, but just found them to be dull.  I passed on them.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 9, 2012, 10:58 PM
Thanks to the $7 special on all Star Wars figures at TRU, I was able to reduce TRU's inventory of a Naboo Royal Guard and an kid Anakin figures. Now only 35 to go! :'(

I draw the line at QuiGon and ObiWan!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 10, 2012, 05:21 PM
how come every now and then when I go to Amazon.com I see figures from the Starkiller wave for sale for $12.99 - except for Starkiller!  I have never seen him that low on Amazon.  Has anyone ever seen him at this price?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 10, 2012, 05:25 PM
how come every now and then when I go to Amazon.com I see figures from the Starkiller wave for sale for $12.99 - except for Starkiller!  I have never seen him that low on Amazon.  Has anyone ever seen him at this price?

Both Starkiller and Shae Vizla have been going in and out of stock for the better part of the day.

I was able to place an order for a pair of them around lunch-time.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on July 10, 2012, 06:20 PM
how come every now and then when I go to Amazon.com I see figures from the Starkiller wave for sale for $12.99 - except for Starkiller!  I have never seen him that low on Amazon.  Has anyone ever seen him at this price?

I saw them last week at the low price, too.  The EU figures just go out of stock quickly.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on July 10, 2012, 11:07 PM
I got my case with StarKiller, Shae, Malgus, Wedge, etc. from HTS.com today.  Really nice job packaging this up.  They included minty, unpunched cards inside an unopened box.  That was wrapped in 3-4 inches of packing paper and put into a box 4x the size of the figure box.  Talk about using protection.  Not bad for $90 and change!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2012, 11:11 PM
That is a pretty good deal.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 11, 2012, 09:04 PM
Courtesy of Jeff and Dr. P., I wound up with 7 new Rebel Fleet Troopers for my army, and a new "Naval Commander"/Death Star Trooper.

A big thanks to both for these, and my armies grow...  well my DST army of actually COOL looking DST's is holding steady at 2 now, but it's cool. :)  More like they're on a date than an army I guess.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 12, 2012, 12:02 AM
Checked out a target and TRU I usually don't go to anymore. TRU had a Yavin rebel/sled. Just obiwan/quigon. Target next door was worst. They raised their prices for CW and vintage to $11.29. All they had was obiwan/quigon and twin pod car pilot, endor rebel and zuccus.  Legends were $9.99. They did have the Vader/Young Anakin two packs for $14.99. First time I've seen those. Also had the Vader/Luke/Fett battle pack for $24.99. What a pile of suck!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 12, 2012, 01:03 AM
Man oh man, all the stuff like Dengar, Endor Rebel, CC Pilot...  That stuff went away when Target was cleared out here for the most part.  I wonder if that isn't collectors returning older stuff on newer receipts post-pegclearing...  That's stuff I've not seen anywhere but places like K-Mart or out of the way Wal-Marts.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 12, 2012, 10:55 AM
Mishawaka IN WM got a case of the Starkiller wave - I grabbed Starkiller and Oddball and I left Tarken and Nikto (Shae was already gone).  They would not ring up so thankfully they just punched them in as a Toy Dept item and I had them price match TRU's $7 for this week.  I also broke down and grabbed Super articulated movie Spiderman.
I grabbed the 2 new 3 packs at Target yesterday but I probably will not keep them - they were $27!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 13, 2012, 05:46 PM
None were technically vintage but I got like 20 used, kid owned figures and a senate pod at a yard sale for $3. A few are missing hands/lower arms. Also, an old MASK figure and a dino rider human.

Included the imperial R4 unit and that hoth R5 with the black head. Sweet.

some kind came up after I was about done digging though the mess of toys on the ground and asked if I'd seen an R2-D2 and I gave him the light-up/sounds R2 I had set aside to buy. He'd do more with it than I would. (i have one anyone I got recently). I was just buying every Star Wars figure that wasn't galactic heroes because they were there.

Yard sale finds that good are rare. I passed up two mighty muggs, still in boxes, the other day for $2 each. Tarkin and hoth Han Solo, IIRC.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 19, 2012, 10:03 AM
Thanks to trading with DocPadawan, I got another Nom Anor.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 19, 2012, 11:26 AM
Finally found a Light-up Darth Vader and updated Hoth Pilot Luke in the Movie Heroes wave 3 assortment. Both were beat-up which is fine since I needed openers and MOC ones, so now I just gotta find the ones I'm gonna keep on card.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 20, 2012, 09:11 AM
I found those movie heroes figures and the Bespin BP and didn't pick them up. It's kind of hard to go from high quality to low.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 22, 2012, 12:08 AM
Got Rogue Two Snowspeeder with Zev Senesca for $10 at a yard sale. Pretty good shape, a few paint rubs. Yeah, its outdated now, but I never had this version of the snowspeeder (undamaged with the flaps).

Another rebel transport speeder at TJ Maxx, mainly because I can't find anything locally to buy. Also, I know some collector will walk into that store see the 3 Geonosian speeders there without the rebel speeder and get mad. Spread the disappointment around... >:D

Even TRU was pretty barren...which is annoying because that means they sold some of the crappy movie hero figures...people bought them, Hasbro will make more.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on July 23, 2012, 04:36 PM
Stopped at a local HEB to get milk and found they had remnants of Wave 4 in the toy aisle. Snagged a variant Barris Offee, scarless Evazan, and brown bandana Kithaba.

Definitely looking to trade the brown bandana Kithaba for the red one. Not sure if I'll trade the Evazan or Barriss yet, I kinda like the scarless Evazan better than the scarred one I got in my HTS case
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on July 23, 2012, 11:01 PM
What is a variant Barris Offee?  Are you just talking about the Lightsaber hue or something different?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 23, 2012, 11:38 PM
Her decoes noticeably better...  I wasn't going to hang onto her, but I'm now looking to pick one up.

What I wonder on Offee, did they fix her spooky foot or what?  The 2011 figure had the lopsided leg lengths.  I hated that.  It truly ruined her figure to me, and I'm hopeful they fixed that because nothing's as distracting as having to have her standing "walking" kind of, just so her legs are even.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 28, 2012, 01:13 PM
Actually found some wave 5 at my Kmart that hasn't restocked since last year. Got Tarkin, Oddball and Nikto. The EU figures got snatched up by the hotwheels guy. Also found another INC at Target which I am putting up for trade.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 28, 2012, 06:08 PM
Tell that Hot Wheels guy to stay on his own turf or you'll raid his stupid toy car aisle.

Got R2-T0 at a yard sale for $1. *Yes, technically a Legacy figure*

Ebay sellers claim it's worth $20 by itself...or MIB with Watto...do those twits ever check what each other is asking for stuff?

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 28, 2012, 09:53 PM
Found vintage Tarkin and Vader at TRU today. They were buried under some lightsabers.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on July 28, 2012, 10:00 PM
Well, it took buying up every last pegwarming TPM figure, but I finally forced my local Target to restock vintage, after literally six months.

I cleaned them out Monday and have been checking back every day since. I couldn't get out today though and was only able to swing by around 9pm but as luck would have it a new full case was still on the pegs.  :D

I was able to score Malgus (!!!), the INC, Hoth dude, and Clone Wars Anakin. I didn't see anything else that looked interesting, except for maybe the Vader, but meh.

I literally did not think I would EVER see Malgus on the pegs, so this was extremely gratifying to me personally, especially having done the "leg work" to get him there.

They also restocked the Clone Wars figures I bought up...with another case of Wave 1. =FAIL
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 28, 2012, 10:57 PM
What would suck is to buy up all the peg warmers to later find some scalper grabbed the new case of figures leaving you with more Quigons.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 29, 2012, 12:36 AM
Also got two more Yavin Hangar Sled sets for $9 a pop at the show which I was more than happy with.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 29, 2012, 11:41 AM
Weird, random find. My closest Walmart has gotten maybe two cases of deleted scenes and two cases of the Malgus wave since TPM push. With only a couple of TPM figures on the pegs, they restock every three months. Today, I found a pink scar Evazan, by himself, no other figures from that wave, new or left over, anywhere to be seen. It was obviously a found stash or a return as it was a little beat up. Given that I have never saw any remnant of wave 4 since it's release, I'm very puzzled.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 29, 2012, 06:52 PM
Got Wedge Antilles at  Wal-Mart. He didn't scan at the register. Cashier asked me if I remembered how much it was. I said 50 cents...okay, okay... I said $8. That still makes me a somewhat terrible person.

Those ARC-170 imperial versions are now $30 on clearance. Ah...I never wanted that ship.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 29, 2012, 07:13 PM
That is what is should be $8. I saw a Target recently that had all figures at $11.29. They had a large supply of twin pod car pilots and Dengars for some reason.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Sprry75 on July 29, 2012, 11:20 PM
I broke my quitting vow and bought a Tarkin that I saw at Wal Mart.  First retail purchase since January.  They also had Wedge, Odd Ball, and Nikto, plus a ****load of TPM guys.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 3, 2012, 12:06 AM
Scored a couple of Yavin Hangar Transports today.  Gotta love the deals at TJ Maxx!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on August 3, 2012, 12:18 AM
I broke my quitting vow and bought a Tarkin that I saw at Wal Mart.  First retail purchase since January.  They also had Wedge, Odd Ball, and Nikto, plus a ****load of TPM guys.

You spotted the Tarkin wave at a Wal-Mart?  Lucky...

The Wal-Marts in my area have the same 2 figures time and time again: Quinlan-Vos and Battle Droid.  That's it.

I like the new Tarkin figure.  I especially like the pack-in Mouse Droid. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediMoses on August 3, 2012, 01:39 AM
I have been to 5 stores in 3 different cities in WY.  I saw a total of 12 Vintage figures across three WM and 2 Kmarts.  Brutal.  The Kmarts did not have even TPM. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Sprry75 on August 3, 2012, 07:28 AM
I broke my quitting vow and bought a Tarkin that I saw at Wal Mart.  First retail purchase since January.  They also had Wedge, Odd Ball, and Nikto, plus a ****load of TPM guys.

You spotted the Tarkin wave at a Wal-Mart?  Lucky...

The Wal-Marts in my area have the same 2 figures time and time again: Quinlan-Vos and Battle Droid.  That's it.

I like the new Tarkin figure.  I especially like the pack-in Mouse Droid.

Well, the remnants of it.  They had Tarkin, Wedge, Nikto, and Odd Ball on the pegs (plus a bunch of TPM crap).  It was at a kind of the out-of-the-way Wal Mart (I live in Salt Lake City, UT and it was in Evanston, WY--yes, JediMoses, I was there to buy hard malt liquor, porn, and fireworks, all of which are banned in Utah  >:D  (just kidding, just kidding; just stopped on my way home from Bear Lake)).

I have to say, the Tarkin isn't as bad in person as it looks in pictures.  The color of the outfit is much better, and even the stupid soft goods skirt matches pretty well (though I still think it looks awful).  The flesh color for the head is a little weird, but I figure it's the best Tarkin they'll ever make, so what the hell.  The mouse droid is quite nice, too.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 3, 2012, 05:00 PM
I saw Vintage Nikto at TRU.  I didnt pick him up or anything as I already have him, just letting you all know that wave hit TRU around me
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on August 3, 2012, 05:42 PM
Has anyone found the red headband Kithaba in stores?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 3, 2012, 05:45 PM
I heard of people finding him.

I picked up the TRU Ewok and Pilots multi-packs just now. Nice, but at 40 bucks a pop, ouch.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on August 3, 2012, 05:47 PM
I picked up the TRU Ewok and Pilots multi-packs just now. Nice, but at 40 bucks a pop, ouch.

Oh wow!  I guess I'll have to make the trek down there this weekend.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 3, 2012, 05:55 PM
A Target near work reset with literally nothing new except the new 3 packs. Went ahead and snagged my Snaggletooth set to be done with it. Also saw a beat up MH Jar Jar and picked it up after seeing Jayson's pics/review at Yak.

Sidenote, the reset downgraded TVC to two pegs while Movie heroes have EIGHT. Yes, lets expand the line that literally does not sell. ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 3, 2012, 07:34 PM
Two of the local Targets just completed resets and designated space for the 3-packs. The first one only had the Gonk Droid set, no Snags, but the second one had pegs filled 6-8 packs deep....with last years's editions. Yep, loads of Dengar sets and a couple Bossk/IG-88 sprinkled in. Yecchhh.

Arrived in DE for vacation this evening and happened to see all the light-up MH figures at the Giant grocery store of all places, even Vader. Weird.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 3, 2012, 08:25 PM
I heard of people finding him.

I picked up the TRU Ewok and Pilots multi-packs just now. Nice, but at 40 bucks a pop, ouch.

Yeah, Ouch.

I got a $5 off purchase of $25 or more TRU coupon...some fools left it behind at the post office. Good until early September. Hmmm...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: evenflow on August 3, 2012, 09:23 PM
Off to TRU tomorrow hoping to find the ewok set.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 4, 2012, 02:38 AM
I heard of people finding him.

I picked up the TRU Ewok and Pilots multi-packs just now. Nice, but at 40 bucks a pop, ouch.

you have the upc number handy?

update:  think I found the item number:  item number 790723
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 4, 2012, 10:59 AM
I found Darth Malgus and Starkiller at TRU a few days ago.  They're for trade.

I'm looking for Imperial Navy Commanders. blue clone lieutenants and red shocktroopers.

PM me with good news.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 4, 2012, 08:41 PM
Saw that my WM has condensed vintage to two pegs...  This, I'd imagine, may have something to do with the line coming to an abrupt halt of sorts this year.  However it doesn't bode well for past waves hitting in any kind of quantity?   :-\  At least at that store.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Keonobi on August 5, 2012, 05:21 PM
Didn't buy it, but I saw a couple of the Vintage box KMart exclusive B-Wings at TJ Maxx.  I think they were $20.  I hadn't seen that before in Marshalls/TJ Maxx.  So if anyone missed this on clearance at KMart, might want to look for it at the closeout stores.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 5, 2012, 05:56 PM
I think JTA or someone posted those showing up at those stores, but were $16.99? 

The K-Mart pricing is clearance + extra 50% off and they run it fairly often actually...  So if they do that again the KM stores are still the better option ultimately but $16.99 isn't terrible and TJ Maxx seems like a pretty widespread chain...  not that KM isn't, but certain areas seem to have none of them anymore.

The B-Wings are still available here at KM so I imagine they'll be back at an additional 50% off soon. :)

Sometimes that deal's outstanding...  I picked up some of the Mandalorian Jodo Kast guy they had for like $3 each at one point during one of those sales.  That was a pretty slick figure too.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on August 5, 2012, 07:11 PM
I have nothing bad to say about K-Mart.  I scored an AT-AT during a clearance sale last year for about $30, a few of the deluxe Tron figures for about $6 each, and more recently, a B-Wing for $14.99.  Can't wait for the exclusive 2-packs to show up.   
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 5, 2012, 07:50 PM
I got my Turbo Tank there on one of their extra 50% off's on clearance too...  super cheap.  Wouldn't have bought it any other way.  I forget what it cost now but less than $40.

Doesn't hurt that I have only seen 2012 Vintage figures (outside TPM wave) at KMart...  Very little anywhere else.  KMart is ordering though...  Just one more reason it looks like less an issue with distribution and more an issue with who's doing the buying to me.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 6, 2012, 08:51 PM
Saw the new AT-ST Pricetags out...  $35 is not bad on this...  I'm really geeked on these exclusives coming out or soon to come out.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2012, 10:59 PM
I snagged a Wave 16 case from Nerd Rage Toys - arrived today.  Nicely packed, minty, and unpunched on both sets of cards.  Not bad NRT - I would order there again.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bellboy on August 7, 2012, 12:21 PM
TRU in times square had a slight reset. There was no ewok or pilot set, but after eight months of the same menace and movie heroes crap, I managed to get a moff tarkin, wedge and DS Luke. For my NYC collectors they also had odd ball clone pilots, bom vindim, star wars carded vader,hoth Luke and the other skiff guard nikto. Hopefully the end of summer and the fall will turn things around for us. Oh yeah, I picked up the. Scout walker at-st from kmart. 40 bucks for this bad-boy; gonna wait for a clearance sale to pick up another.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 7, 2012, 08:24 PM
Picked up two Vintage Collection AT-STs from my local K-Mart on the way home from work. They were $34.99 each.

Glad to have the vehicle out of the way, now just need to score the 2-packs....

If the Ewoks/Pilots hit my local TRU this week - it's going to end up being a VERY expensive week for me...  :-X
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 8, 2012, 08:13 AM


If the Ewoks/Pilots hit my local TRU this week - it's going to end up being a VERY expensive week for me...  :-X

I just noticed TRU.com has both of these sets listed now, but I do not believe they have been in stock yet.  The are probably going to wait until Sunday so they don't have to give away a Move Legends figure  ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 8, 2012, 08:54 AM
Just ordered the last two 501st Vintage troopers from HTS. Tried for three, but was denied. When I went back to the main page, they were out of stock. Whew! I can wrap up wave 4 now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on August 8, 2012, 05:10 PM
Finally, again, a few figures were offered to me by the gods of Target.  I found the "Real" Clone Wars style Ani, and the two Jedi with light up sabers.  Finally.  These thing shipped in January.  Unreal, Hasbro.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 9, 2012, 09:03 AM
Got Tarkin, Aalya and a Shea Visla from a trade.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 11, 2012, 03:09 PM
Picked up deleted scenes Luke, Cracken, Mon Calamari pilot and hoth luke off Amazon. They should be here next week.  Amazon is the best place to buy figures right now since they have free shipping and no tax.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 11, 2012, 07:18 PM
Picked up the KMart AtSt today. They seemed to have a good supply.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Rob on August 11, 2012, 09:46 PM
I found the new Battle Packs at Target today.. picked up the Luke / Boba Fett set... left the Phantom Menace set for now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 11, 2012, 11:31 PM
Took the plunge and ordered 2 Royal Guards from Amazon. My first ever Amazon order for Star Wars figs.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bellboy on August 11, 2012, 11:51 PM
Picked up the special action set from Target today (villain set). I didn't know snaggletooth was such a big deal. Hopefully these will hit the clearance section later on in the year, so I can pick up another one.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on August 11, 2012, 11:56 PM
I found the new Battle Packs at Target today.. picked up the Luke / Boba Fett set...

I really dig the Boba Fett figure in that pack, as well as Bespin Luke.  I've contemplated picking up that set, but so far, I've held off. 

Picked up the special action set from Target today (villan set). I didn't know snaggletooth was such a big deal.

I absolutely love the new Snags fig.  And again, I really dig the Boba Fett fig because of the newer "better" paint job.  And seriously, can you ever have too many Tuskens?  Solid 3-pack IMO.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on August 12, 2012, 12:06 AM
There's some sellers on ebay that have that Luke cheap if you decide you want one but not the Fett - I've seen one for $3.99 recently, and I think shipping might even be free.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bellboy on August 12, 2012, 12:33 AM
I found the new Battle Packs at Target today.. picked up the Luke / Boba Fett set...

I really dig the Boba Fett figure in that pack, as well as Bespin Luke.  I've contemplated picking up that set, but so far, I've held off. 

Picked up the special action set from Target today (villain set). I didn't know snaggletooth was such a big deal.

I absolutely love the new Snags fig.  And again, I really dig the Boba Fett fig because of the newer "better" paint job.  And seriously, can you ever have too many Tuskens?  Solid 3-pack IMO.
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I was going to get the Luke, boba battle pack, but those figures have no articulation whatsoever. I was disappointed yet again. Just like I was with the MH battle pack with solo, chewie and 3PO. No disrespect, but I think they're a huge waste of money
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on August 12, 2012, 01:01 AM
I was going to get the Luke, boba battle pack, but those figures have no articulation whatsoever. I was disappointed yet again. Just like I was with the MH battle pack with solo, chewie and 3PO. No disrespect, but I think they're a huge waste of money

I hear ya.  That's why I've held off on that set for the time being.  However, if I see that set go on clearance, I might reconsider.  Or, as Chewie mentioned, I see Luke or Fett for cheap on eBay, I'll bite. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 12, 2012, 01:35 AM
Scored the K-Mart exclusive AT-ST the other day.  And I managed to get some pre-orders in for a couple of extra Royal Guards and a SW-TOR Republic Trooper.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bellboy on August 13, 2012, 05:32 PM
Picked up darth malgus, vader and starkiller at TRU. Seems I have to fight this one guy for first pick of new figures. Looks like he shows up at opening of the store every time I decide to look for a new purchase. Anyway, I got what I was looking for; just waiting for the ewok and pilot set to arrive.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Sprry75 on August 14, 2012, 08:03 PM
I was going to get the Luke, boba battle pack, but those figures have no articulation whatsoever. I was disappointed yet again. Just like I was with the MH battle pack with solo, chewie and 3PO. No disrespect, but I think they're a huge waste of money

I hear ya.  That's why I've held off on that set for the time being.  However, if I see that set go on clearance, I might reconsider.  Or, as Chewie mentioned, I see Luke or Fett for cheap on eBay, I'll bite.

I really like that Luke, and in a way, it's the best Bespin Luke we've got.  Or at least I thought so when I rambled on and on about him and his cronies (http://sprry75.blogspot.com/2012/06/what-i-think-about-on-******-days.html).  He pops up on eBay for $2-$3 every now and then, and he's easily worth that.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 15, 2012, 01:24 PM
Got the last vintage Qui-Gon Jinn from Amazon for $1.99. Exactly what it is worth!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on August 15, 2012, 01:35 PM
Got the last vintage Qui-Gon Jinn from Amazon for $1.99. Exactly what it is worth!

I don't know about that... maybe $0.00.  ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on August 15, 2012, 03:02 PM
I finally found some new Vintage figures! I picked up two Sand Troopers, two Clone Lts., and a Clone Shock Trooper from K-Mart this morning. These were the first TVC figures I have purchased in a brick & mortar store since May, and I am pretty sure they are the first new figures I've even seen since then.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 16, 2012, 10:42 AM
Hit the TRU near where I work at opening hoping that they had gotten in the Ewok/Pilot sets. Unfortunately they didn't, but they did get in the Lost Line wave case - I picked up the three army builders on Vintage-style cardbacks and left the rest.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 16, 2012, 12:43 PM
Big day. Snagged one of the two Yavin Pilot sets at my closest TRU. No Ewok set. Also caved and snagged the Power Droid 3 pack from Target, finishing those off.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 16, 2012, 01:23 PM
Got my two 501sts in the mail. Have to give kudos to Hasbro. One was smashed up, one was perfect.  Wasn't a hard decision as to my opener.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 18, 2012, 11:07 PM
I got my six figures from Amazon today in four different boxes. All the figures shipped from Amazon were in mint condition. The cards were unpunched and not bent. They were all packed well. The only one had a bent messed up card was the Qui-Gon I got for $1.99. This Qui-Gon wasn't shipped by Amazon (like all the rest). It was a third party seller on Amazon. I'm happy they all got here within a few days of order.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Brian on August 19, 2012, 09:10 PM
Not necessarily "Vintage" collection, but I did pick up the Ewok and Rebel Pilot sets from TRU last week.  Aside from a few more exclusives (K-Mart 2 packs, Speeder Bike), and the last wave preordered, I think I'm pretty much caught up on SW for the year.

I know the distribution stuff has been discussed a lot, but I got to thinking about it again today, and it really has been horrible.  I started ordering waves online a couple years ago already, so I don't notice it quite as much as I used to - but aside from three of the Sandstorm figures (at a WM), and two of the Hoth Luke wave (at TRU) I haven't seen a single figure past the TPM stuff at any store, all year long.  I know some have had it even worse (like no figure sightings at all outside of TPM).  Just crazy when you think about it.  Sometimes it is a wave here or there, but this year - at least so far - has been nothing since Feb.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bellboy on August 19, 2012, 09:51 PM
Not necessarily "Vintage" collection, but I did pick up the Ewok and Rebel Pilot sets from TRU last week.  Aside from a few more exclusives (K-Mart 2 packs, Speeder Bike), and the last wave preordered, I think I'm pretty much caught up on SW for the year.

I know the distribution stuff has been discussed a lot, but I got to thinking about it again today, and it really has been horrible.  I started ordering waves online a couple years ago already, so I don't notice it quite as much as I used to - but aside from three of the Sandstorm figures (at a WM), and two of the Hoth Luke wave (at TRU) I haven't seen a single figure past the TPM stuff at any store, all year long.  I know some have had it even worse (like no figure sightings at all outside of TPM).  Just crazy when you think about it.  Sometimes it is a wave here or there, but this year - at least so far - has been nothing since Feb.





Sorry, but which kmart exclusives? Other than the scout walker, you mentioned two packs and a speeder bike. Please explain. Thanks.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on August 19, 2012, 10:13 PM
Sorry, but which kmart exclusives? Other than the scout walker, you mentioned two packs and a speeder bike. Please explain. Thanks.

The 2 2-packs have AT-ST pilots and the Ewok hijackers.  There will also be a speeder bike which comes with a scout and a clear floating stand.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 19, 2012, 11:05 PM
  Just crazy when you think about it.  Sometimes it is a wave here or there, but this year - at least so far - has been nothing since Feb.

Yup.  Walmart and Target especially for me.  TRU got a trickle of the shocktrooper/sandtrooper/blue lieutenant clone wave last week.  And that's it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on August 20, 2012, 12:55 AM
Spotted the "lost line" wave at Walmart earlier today.  Looks like Walmart is back in the game.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 20, 2012, 02:18 AM
Holy ****...  Well, nice of them to attempt to play along I guess.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bellboy on August 20, 2012, 07:50 AM
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The 2 2-packs have AT-ST pilots and the Ewok hijackers.  There will also be a speeder bike which comes with a scout and a clear floating stand.

Thanks for the info P-Siddy. I guess I'll be stalking all the kmarts in the area then.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 20, 2012, 09:16 AM
Spotted the "lost line" wave at Walmart earlier today.  Looks like Walmart is back in the game.

There is no way any walmart around here is going to do that. They have some pretty tightly packed pegs of TPM crap. It's like no one bought any of it ever.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bellboy on August 20, 2012, 10:15 AM
I'm sure this has been discussed in other topics, please bare with me a sec. Idk if you've all seen the video of hasbro reps at the sdcc talking about distribution and what they expected from TPM wave. I know there are fans of this movie and this wave. I don't know any personally but why argue. I'm just amazed, confused, surprised at hasbro for really pushing this wave, which of course centered around the 3D release, but its sad they really believed this wave and everything tied to it was going to take off. The original phantom was released in 1999. It has been over a decade since the world had seen a new star wars movie much less purchased a new figure. When that phenomenon broke out people wanted to feel like they were part of a movement so they raced to get anything old or new that was star wars, not knowing what a disaster that movie would turn out to be.

Now that the dust has settled and the smoke had cleared, consumers have had time to come to their senses about this movie and this wave. I know the kids want this wave and some older collectors too but this over abundance of this wave is and was sickening. Get it off the pegs/shelves and consider it a loss. Hasbro gets a D minus in my opinion where TPM is concerened.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on August 20, 2012, 11:16 AM
I think the plus of the wave (from the collector's stand-point) was we got 10 new figures, plus Obi and Qui-Gon).  I was excited about the 9 of the figures and got them.  I think the problem was they were over-produced and then there were a lot of carry-overs into the next few waves which clogged the pegs (indefinitely?).  Instead of carrying over more TPM figures, they should have stuck in Wedge, Gammie, RFTs, and other cool, but HTF figures from last year.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bellboy on August 20, 2012, 11:50 AM
P, I'm glad you were excited and I'm sure you weren't the only one. I agree with you on the over producing factor. Hasbro really thought this was going to 1999 2.0; I'm for one glad sales showed them that it wasn't and hopefully they'll start listening to all consumers and not just a specific targeted demographic. P, also agree with you about them including HTF figures with this wave. It might have helped sales better.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on August 20, 2012, 12:23 PM
Hasbro really thought this was going to 1999 2.0; I'm for one glad sales showed them that it wasn't and hopefully they'll start listening to all consumers and not just a specific targeted demographic.

Yeah, I agree with this, too.  I'm more of an OT person, so if they would have had 12 new A New Hope figures (or even 9 new figures with Han and Luke Stormtrooper and Obi-Wan), I think the response would have been more favorable (at least in my opinion).
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bellboy on August 20, 2012, 12:55 PM
Same here on all counts. Original Trilogy all the way.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 20, 2012, 01:28 PM
Same here on all counts. Original Trilogy all the way.

This is why my theory will be that Build-a-Droid will stick around for the rest of the 3D re-releases of the PT and when the 3D re-releases of the OT hit, we'll be back to the Vintage line and it will be during that push that they will finish redoing the original 92 and updating the remainder of the POTF2 figures.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bellboy on August 20, 2012, 01:34 PM
Same here on all counts. Original Trilogy all the way.

This is why my theory will be that Build-a-Droid will stick around for the rest of the 3D re-releases of the PT and when the 3D re-releases of the OT hit, we'll be back to the Vintage line and it will be during that push that they will finish redoing the original 92 and updating the remainder of the POTF2 figures.

From your lips to Gods ears. I hope your theory is right. I need a fully articulated updated Bib Fortuna.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 20, 2012, 03:30 PM
Same here on all counts. Original Trilogy all the way.

This is why my theory will be that Build-a-Droid will stick around for the rest of the 3D re-releases of the PT and when the 3D re-releases of the OT hit, we'll be back to the Vintage line and it will be during that push that they will finish redoing the original 92 and updating the remainder of the POTF2 figures.

From your lips to Gods ears. I hope your theory is right. I need a fully articulated updated Bib Fortuna.

An absolute must-have! I'd also like Leia Boussh.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: jedicrippler on August 20, 2012, 05:59 PM
Spotted the "lost line" wave at Walmart earlier today.  Looks like Walmart is back in the game.

Same here.  The WM I was at had apparently just put out the case before I got there as all 6 figures, both cardbacks, were still there.  Haven't seen that much new TVC stuff since February.  I still haven't seen the Malgus wave or the Tarkin wave.  My buddy did find a Hoth Luke & ANH Vader along with Aayla & the 501st last month & then a week or so later I found Wedge, Evazan & Kithaba.  First new stuff either of us had seen at all since, again, February.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 20, 2012, 07:15 PM
Nice to hear Wal-Mart might give a hoot again.  Thanks for further confirmation on this JC, and good seeing you again.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on August 20, 2012, 07:25 PM
I got a Nom Anor, Starkiller, Malgus, and Shae Vizsla in the mail from Brian today. It's great to finally see Nom and Starkiller in-person. They look awesome.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 21, 2012, 05:14 PM
Got the Lost wave from BBTS yesterday. Nice way to do a case. The irony though, is that I had planned to, and did, open the lost line set. All of those came pristine. The Vintage carded ones didn't. Not all, but some had some kind of minor defect. My luck.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 22, 2012, 10:08 AM
Just snagged Tarkin and Nikto off of Amazon... $31 after tax and shipping. ::) But that basically catches me up on everything I want except for the INC and the Lost Line wave.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 23, 2012, 01:07 AM
Yavin Rebs last Sunday, Ewoks tonight...

Also nabbed a few vinty figures at a local K-Mart.  dingleberries from the Shae Vizla wave mostly, but I did get my 2nd Tarkin, finally.

Lego Blind Pack Wave 8 is out too. :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 23, 2012, 10:35 AM
Scored the Yavin Pilots and Ewoks sets this morning. Glad to have them done with....   :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 24, 2012, 09:37 AM
Yesterday my local TRU got in a case of the last line wave - I already have a set of these in my POL at BBTS, but with the buy 2 get 1 free coupon they had going on at TRU yesterday I opted to pick up some just in case I get some figures with bad paint apps.

I saw all of the figures from this wave except Vader - someone already picked up both of him I guess before I got there.  I walked away with Leia, Jar Jar and the Sandtrooper all on Vintage cards.  Ultimately I will probably just end up returning these once my figures get to me from BBTS
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 25, 2012, 03:02 PM
Snagged an Ewok set from TRU.com this morning, and my Tarkin and Nikto arrived from Amazon. You guys were right, Tarkin is MUCH better in person.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on August 25, 2012, 06:01 PM
Grabbed Vader, Leia, 2 Jar Jars, and the Ewok set at my local TRU. So nice to actually find new figures at retail.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 25, 2012, 11:28 PM
Grabbed a Vinty Nikto at Sears and saw a Hoth Luke...  Had AT-ST's too.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on August 26, 2012, 12:10 AM
Grabbed a Vinty Nikto at Sears

Wow, I didn't know Sears was a place to even bother looking for figs. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on August 26, 2012, 06:45 AM
Now we know.  And knowing is half the battle!


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Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 26, 2012, 01:41 PM
Grabbed a Vinty Nikto at Sears

Wow, I didn't know Sears was a place to even bother looking for figs.

They vary, but they're partnered with K-Mart, and Sear Grands (at least them) have a toy aisle...  They sometimes have SW in stock, sometimes not.  Usually they have something though...  It's often less than K-Mart has though, but once this time of year comes they tend to carry a bit more and at the same prices.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 26, 2012, 10:26 PM
Yeah, I think the odds of finding figures at Sears is going to be slim to none for a lot of us, unfortunately. I hit a couple last week and asked where the toys were when i walked in and they looked at me like I had three arms or something. They literally had no toys in those stores.

Have added 5 Below back to the weekly rotation again but they are still stuck on the AOTC wave...ugh.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2012, 03:58 AM
5 Below isn't a normal retailer, they're a discounter...  Stopping in and looking doesn't hurt, but they're not likely to get regular rotations of new SW figures...  They may get some, but that's like saying you're adding Family Dollar, Big Lots, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, and Tuesday Morning to your daily stops too, as any of those coudl also wind up with the mysterious warehouse of 2012 TVC figs. :)

As far as Sears goes, it depends on the Sears.  Sears Grand stores, which are large and have a section of stuff like food, greeting cards, household items, and also a toy aisle, are very VERY likely to have SW figures.  I know this because, since my Sears Grand opened, they've pretty steadily carried SW stuff.  They'll go a little while with nothing, but they've almost always had something on the pegs.  They restock about as often as K-Mart does, maybe slightly less.

Regular Sears stores that aren't the Sears Grand stores, they tend to not have a toy area till XMas I believe.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 29, 2012, 11:02 AM
Spotted Wave 6 at a ghetto Walmart near work. One case, both Vaders and Sandtroopers gone along with one Blue Clone. Snagged the two Shocktroopers and last Blue Clone (lost line variant) since I still plan on ordering a case online.

Of course the two lost line figures didn't scan at the self checkout and they didn't want to sell me the figures. Finally a manager came buy and let me scan the Vintage Shocktrooper two more times, as I had been asking to do. ::)

This would be my first sighting of new Vintage figures at retail since February (also at Walmart)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on August 29, 2012, 11:35 AM
I finally spotted the Lost Line wave at Kmart.  In my area, this wave had only shown up at Walmart.  Interestingly enough, the only figs missing were Jar Jar & Bespin Leia on their respective vintage cards.  Why a collector would pick those two out of the bunch is beyond me....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on August 29, 2012, 12:52 PM
LOL Those are the two I want!

I have plenty of shockies and sandies and Clone Lts AND Vaders

but an Ultimate Jar Jar and Bespin Leia with Soft goods are just my speed!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 29, 2012, 01:24 PM
yep I am right there with you on this warinthefloor.  I started collecting back during Saga 2, and so, to my recollection, there has not been a Bespin Leia since then.  And all others prior to it were not worthy enough for me to acquire via the secondary market to have for my collection.  While this version of Leia is not perfect by any means, she is better than her predecessors.

basically same thing goes for Jar Jar - but I did get a TPM original version somewhere....
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on August 29, 2012, 02:42 PM
Ha!  Well what do you know....I guess it makes sense after all.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on August 30, 2012, 11:53 AM
I found teh ultimate Jar Jar and it has been getting a LOT of milage as far as being played with. Really like the leather goods
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 30, 2012, 11:55 AM
Spotted more Lost Line figs at TRU this morning. The LL variants were gone, as was the extra Vader (seriously, VADER is the first one gone?), but the Vintage versions of everyone else remained. Snagged the Sandtrooper and left the rest. Once I stop blowing my money on college football tickets I'll order a case.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on August 30, 2012, 02:12 PM
I bought the Ewok multipack over lunch today, the TRU across the river got a case in this morning, but $40 was a hard pill to swallow. Buyer's remorse has already started to set in, so I am not sure about keeping this one.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bellboy on August 31, 2012, 02:46 PM
Found the lost line at my local TRU today. Picked up 3 Leia's and 3 vader's. 2 on vintage card and one on lost line. What was even sweeter was the BOGO 50% off deal. Also picked up a non SW item. Kraven the hunter. Good Friday has come twice in one year.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on August 31, 2012, 03:28 PM
I got my TRU Ewoks and Pilots sets in the mail yesterday.  I like the sets, but the $85 hurts...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on August 31, 2012, 03:47 PM
People complain about the prices, but it comes out to $8.50 a figure, which is better than what we've (or at least I've) been paying for figures lately.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on August 31, 2012, 04:54 PM
Picked up a vintage Shock Trooper, Clone Lieutenant, and 2 Sandtroopers at TRU today. The sale on them really helped this purchase. Kind of nice to get them for $7.50 each.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on August 31, 2012, 05:00 PM
People complain about the prices, but it comes out to $8.50 a figure, which is better than what we've (or at least I've) been paying for figures lately.

Exactly. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 5, 2012, 11:17 PM
People complain about the prices, but it comes out to $8.50 a figure, which is better than what we've (or at least I've) been paying for figures lately.

I think the argument could be made that the Pilots are a tad half-assed though...  At least 2 are anyway.  The Ewoks, sorta the same, but they just seem easier to do that and still get them decent. :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 11, 2012, 06:36 PM
Finally ordered my Lost Line case from EE yesterday. Just need to track down some INCs...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Spirit of MAC on September 11, 2012, 06:47 PM
I still can't find any "new" TVC (or CW) figures, but I've managed to track down nearly every other new item (and extras) that I need over the past week: K-mart AT-ST, Maul Returns BP, TRU Speeder Bikes & add'l Ewok & Pilot sets, and the MTT at WM.  Nice to find some new stuff out there, but with the exception of the Ewok & AT-ST Driver 2-pks coming to K-mart soon, there's not much else on the horizon.  It looks like I'll probably be heading back into another 6 month dry spell now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on September 11, 2012, 07:56 PM
I still can't find any "new" TVC (or CW) figures, but I've managed to track down nearly every other new item (and extras) that I need over the past week: K-mart AT-ST, Maul Returns BP, TRU Speeder Bikes & add'l Ewok & Pilot sets, and the MTT at WM.  Nice to find some new stuff out there, but with the exception of the Ewok & AT-ST Driver 2-pks coming to K-mart soon, there's not much else on the horizon.  It looks like I'll probably be heading back into another 6 month dry spell now.

I'm actually a little excited about having some time to beef up on At-St pilots, rebel pilots, speeder bikes, etc...I'd rather get doubles and triples of some of those things than the rerererererereleases I'm seeing in the upcoming BAD waves.

I know, the stuff I'm excited about is also resculpted stuff, but I'm just not very excited for AOTC onslaught.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 11, 2012, 11:20 PM
Bought 2 Yavin Hangar sleds w/Techs in the past 2 days...  Kinda cool.  Marshalls is still getting these in and they're a great set.  I'm gonna custom up one of the myriad of sleds I have I think.  Got a bitchin' idea for one tonight while I was out.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on September 12, 2012, 09:02 AM
Bought 2 Yavin Hangar sleds w/Techs in the past 2 days...  Kinda cool.  Marshalls is still getting these in and they're a great set.  I'm gonna custom up one of the myriad of sleds I have I think.  Got a bitchin' idea for one tonight while I was out.

Are those out in good numbers or just scattered? I never saw one in the wild, and Marshalls online doesn't seem to have toys.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on September 12, 2012, 01:54 PM
Last week I grabbed a B-Wing from K-Mart for $8 (!!) and then found a B-Wing pilot on the pegs at the WalMart near me (not sure where this came from) and grabbed it for $4, both items to go into my son's tobybox for the future.  A full B-Wing setup for $12?  Sweet!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on September 13, 2012, 10:42 PM
Scored a pair of Biker Scouts with Speeder bikes at TRU this evening.  And I was very pleased to see that they honored the BOGO offer.  Two speeder bikes for $35 and change was far better than the $21.99 each they would normally cost.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 17, 2012, 11:22 PM
Found a 501st trooper at a grocery store and happily snagged it since I only have the AT-TE Gunner version from 2005.

Also got my Lost Line case from Entertainment Earth.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 17, 2012, 11:33 PM
Wait, you found the 2005 501st Trooper at a grocery store?  That's funny...  not as funny as finding 8D8 at a Rite Aid, but funny still.

Or did you find the 2012 501st Trooper?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 17, 2012, 11:37 PM
No it's the Vintage one I found... I meant that I only have one 501st figure period, that being the 2005 version, so I was hoping the new TVC 501st would have hit a little better.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 18, 2012, 12:09 AM
Hell he's so far back I forget what wave he was in now...  this whole year's been a silly blur.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Morgbug on September 19, 2012, 08:13 PM
Waves 9-11 finally showed up in Canada.  I'm not sure why but I picked up the Sandstorm Luke and Leia; Lando wasn't there.  Ponda Baba wasn't there either unfortunately because I need a sixth version of him. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on September 20, 2012, 04:09 PM
Hell he's so far back I forget what wave he was in now...  this whole year's been a silly blur.


Distro has been so bad I cant even keep track of who all im missing at this point, its been no **** about 6 o 8 waves
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on September 22, 2012, 10:39 PM
Made a run out-of-town today with Darby and Matt R. trying to score some swag, namely the K-mart 2-packs and the Maul BP. Didn't find either of those, but I did grab an AT-AT in the blue box and a V-19 Torrent, so it wasn't all bad.

Pretty disappointed in the distribution as well. I've forgotten how many figures I am behind, and the Maul BP is like non-existent around here, but I was still happy to grab an AT-AT.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 23, 2012, 04:07 PM
I nabbed the Maul pack, left a couple behind...  Trying to sell a couple figures from it or take it back.

Oddly surprised to see that the Snaggletooth set was SERIOUSLY depleted but the droid set was pretty stagnant.  Snags is a cool set but I'm just kind of shocked that thing disappeared.  There were tons around here just the week prior.

Seeing "Lost Line" vinty figures everywhere now, but usually remnants.  One K-Mart had a pretty complete set though.

Got a rogue Fleet Trooper at a very out of the way K-Mart.

No 2-packs this week and sounding like they dried up.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 23, 2012, 07:47 PM
No Snags here, just as well...still don't want to pay $18 for one. Passed on the Maul set...if Maul had  swivel wrists and Savage his lightsaber...might have bit the bullet.

Same Target that hasn't gotten any new carded figures since March as far as I can tell.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on September 23, 2012, 11:54 PM
...and now the Maul BP is out of stock on the Target website, yet in stock at one of the stores I hit yesterday. I could just about puke. This is one of the worst-distributed exclusives I've ever seen.  :(
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 24, 2012, 09:46 AM
I think the power droid/ snaggletooth three packs were pretty awfully distributed at Target. I never saw either one of them.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 24, 2012, 03:30 PM
Both Vintage 3-packs are clogging pegs at my local stores. Haven't seen a Maul set in a few weeks, but I haven't gone into Target in a while.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 24, 2012, 07:14 PM
I think the power droid/ snaggletooth three packs were pretty awfully distributed at Target. I never saw either one of them.

Part of me wonders if that isn't just the "bad luck" part of living on the West Coast compared to the East...  at least as exclusives to Target go.

The DPCI trick was being exploited a LOT during their initial sightings due to the DPCI mix-up and people getting them for cheap.  Since they were surfacing on the WC first, I really think those stores got pillaged fast either for legitimate purchases or scalpers looking to turn a hefty profit.

I got my set from the West Coast actually, for very cheap, thanks to a buddy of mine...  Even with shipping, packaged even, it was far cheaper than even the sale this past week.

It seems the further east you went though, the more these ultimately sat, and ultimately they also weren't blowing out the door as readily for $6-ish. :)  They were $24 here when I first found them at a local store and never saw them cheaper till last week.

If I hadn't gotten them already I'd have bought them at $24...  I liked them enough, but it would've hurt the wallet choking down that Fett figure, and 2-1B and the DSD.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: SoloSS on September 24, 2012, 08:38 PM
I recently found two Lost Line figures at Toys R Us stuffed in odd places around the toy section. Has anyone had much luck finding these out and about?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 24, 2012, 09:53 PM
Actually yes...  This weekend I saw remnants at my nearby WM, and I found a full set at one K-Mart and remnants at another.

I also saw a full set at Toys R Us.

Now finding Wave 3, 4, 5, and maybe 2, would be a surprise for me. :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 25, 2012, 09:47 AM
None of the Lost Line wave has showed up at any stores anywhere near here. Our stores collectively seemed to have decided to stop re-stocking SW toys.

I can't say I really care because this a horribly lackluster wave, IMO, but I know some other local collectors that are getting pretty angsty about this one.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on September 25, 2012, 10:40 AM
I found the Jar Jar all alone once and its pretty dope,I play with it a LOT.
I would like Leia, but the rest can pound sand I have plenty of troopers and Vaders
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 25, 2012, 01:51 PM
I think the Sandtrooper's deco is pretty nice and one of the figures you might actually dig if you see it...  plus, it's a tad bulky, but the fold-out blaster is pretty awesome.  Seriously.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: SoloSS on September 25, 2012, 03:45 PM
Well I'm hoping to find a full set eventually . But I didn't even know kmarts still existed! ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on September 26, 2012, 12:27 PM
I think the Sandtrooper's deco is pretty nice and one of the figures you might actually dig if you see it.

Agreed.  I wasn't at all thrilled about a Sandtrooper being part of this wave, but once I saw it, I knew Hasbro finally nailed it.  The weathering on this particular version is spot-on, IMO. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 29, 2012, 01:13 PM
I found both 3-packs at my Target. Picked up the droid set and left snaggletooth. Target also had CW/Legends marked down to $7.99. No restock on the vintage/CW/Legends. They had eight sets of the Maul 3-pack.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on October 6, 2012, 12:48 PM
Picked up a Wal-Mart DTF Destroyer Droid and Tusken Raider last night. I 'm pretty sure I only did so because I was a little drunk.  :-X
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 10, 2012, 07:30 PM
Couldn't find the MTT thread so I might as well put this here.  Went on a mega toy and comic run this afternoon, and came across the MTT in Toys 'R' Us.  The price on the shelf and the price it scanned at?  $208.99

This is what happens when people who shouldn't do drugs, do drugs.  Large scale vehicles get made with inaccurate play features, and then they get marked for double what they're worth.

In other news, TRU has BOGO all month long.  Up to about 15 shock troopers from this sale alone.  I saw almost nothing after TPM wave, except a couple figures I picked up and traded, then all of the sudden BOOM tons of cases of the sandtrooper/blue clone lieutenant/shocktrooper wave.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 10, 2012, 07:40 PM
Wow, that's a bit of a hike even over the other MTT hike we saw...  What store was it DR?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 10, 2012, 08:40 PM
Wow, that's a bit of a hike even over the other MTT hike we saw...  What store was it DR?

Nanuet, NY
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 10, 2012, 10:55 PM
Hmmm, weird...  Yeah we'd seen a hike already as you probably read, but not that high.  Soon they'll be able to have a sale on it, and sell it for the same price every other store has it for.  Shrewd.

And by shrewd, of course I mean it's completely dickish and they're scumbags at TRU for using such ****** tactics.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 10, 2012, 11:17 PM
How much will they gouge for the Endor AT-AT? Probably so much you can buy two old ones for the same price and customize them.


Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 11, 2012, 12:40 AM
For $208 it should deploy the droids, the droids should stand up and unfold on their own, and it should fly itself off to Target to buy up the stack of battledroids on their pegs and resupply you.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on October 11, 2012, 11:14 AM
For $208 it should deploy battledroids and espresso.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on October 11, 2012, 11:39 AM
I have some pretty colorfull expectations as to what SHE should do for $200.
And they all end in me going HHHHHRNTAaaaAAAAAAHHH!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on October 11, 2012, 11:46 AM
Is that your "O-face?"
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 11, 2012, 02:29 PM
Only after a ride on the bone rollercoaster...  oy oy!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 11, 2012, 02:38 PM
Wow! >:D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 11, 2012, 03:34 PM
Well this thread had taken an unfortunate turn.

I took a pic of the big fat 208.99 display at TRU today if any of you moderator types want it for the news. PM me and I will host or email it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on October 11, 2012, 04:03 PM
Well this thread had taken an unfortunate turn.

I took a pic of the big fat 208.99 display at TRU today if any of you moderator types want it for the news. PM me and I will host or email it.

You're clearly much more responsible than the rest of us today.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 11, 2012, 04:16 PM
We had a brand new TRU open up here today, and man, I have not been more excited walking into a toy store in a long time. I had all these high hopes of shelves bursting with all sorts of new SW swag.

It turned out to be a mixed bag. They had a nice complement of Speeder Bikes, Ewok & Pilot sets, and a couple cases of the TVC Lost Wave, which I had never seen before around here.

But nothing beyond Wave 2 for Clone Wars and no new Class I vehicles, which is what I really wanted.

No signage about the BOGOF sale either, and I didnt feel like loading up and getting to the cash register only to find out they weren't honoring that deal. Maybe I'll ask next time I go back.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 11, 2012, 07:14 PM
Always try the aisle price checker...if'inn they gots one.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 11, 2012, 08:39 PM
New TRU?  Didn't realize they were considering expansion beyond temp stores.  ???
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on October 11, 2012, 09:22 PM
New TRU?  Didn't realize they were considering expansion beyond temp stores.  ???

TRU is indeed expanding. They are opening a store in Raleigh on Nov. 2nd, and I am beyond excited. Oddly enough they also opened a TRU Express store in the mall literally across the street, so they must be feeling very confident.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on October 11, 2012, 09:33 PM
New TRU?  Didn't realize they were considering expansion beyond temp stores.  ???

Yeah, they closed both the standalone TRU that had been around since I was a kid along with the Babies R Us store and then consolidated both under the same space in a more shopping-robust part of town.

It's very impressive, totally clean, well organized, etc. We'll see how long that lasts. The overall square footage dwarfs the older store. Forgot to mention they also had two cases of the Malgus wave. Was really hoping for the Nom/Aayla or Shae/Starkiller waves...never seen any of those figures outside of Kithaba and Evazan. (Not the rare ones either)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on October 12, 2012, 03:17 AM
New TRU?  Didn't realize they were considering expansion beyond temp stores.  ???

Yeah, they closed both the standalone TRU that had been around since I was a kid along with the Babies R Us store and then consolidated both under the same space in a more shopping-robust part of town.

It's very impressive, totally clean, well organized, etc. We'll see how long that lasts. The overall square footage dwarfs the older store.

They did something similar here last year. There was a TRU in a shopping center next to a mall in the nice part of town, and about 5 miles down the highway was a Babies R Us in a shopping center in the REALLY nice part of town. Around New Years, they closed down the TRU near the mall and turned the BRU into a joint TRU/BRU. It's really nice and clean and open like yours is. Not to mention they actually receive shipments of toys. It's the only TRU I've seen the Speeder Bike and the Yavin Sled, and multiple Lost Line cases in addition to other various exclusives. In contrast, the TRU near my house seems content with getting about one shipment per year of everything, and never restocks, and never stocks exclusives period.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on October 13, 2012, 04:43 PM
There's a TRU about an hour south of me that remodeled an old store recently, and when some of us Waterloo guys hit it about three weeks ago, we were shocked at how well-stocked it was. Our store is OK, but this one had so much product and so much new stuff that it was amazing. Either we went on a good weekend or it's always like that, but it's weird how they treat stores so differently when they aren't that far apart geographically.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 13, 2012, 06:22 PM
Got a $5 Sandtrooper at 5 Below that opened up last month. Apparently all they get is that AOTC wave (with Vader and sandtrooper repacks). I've mildly tempted by that MEGO style Darkseid they have from that failed Mattel line. They had Thundercats, too for $4.

TRU had some sale $35 on Star Wars, get a free Pod racers battle pack yesterday and today only.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 13, 2012, 06:55 PM
5 Below had TONS of that wave...  Like, I can't even begin to explain how many cases each store was allotted...  and sold through to second rounds, and thirds in some cases.  I saw it first hand since I know my store's local manager.  She took me to the stock room to let me cherry pick Sandtroopers for a little bit and WOW.  I could've had 100 easy that day I think. :)  And they sold through all of it and most of a 2nd round of cases.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 22, 2012, 09:15 AM
Last week I picked up some lost wave army builders at TRU, 2 for 1. 2 sandtroopers, a clone lieutenant and the shocktrooper.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 22, 2012, 07:05 PM
Last week I wasted a trip to Toys R Us, Marshalls and Five Below finding nothing worthwhile or new. TRU, I H8 U.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on October 24, 2012, 10:51 AM
2nd
H9 TRU >
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 31, 2012, 03:17 PM
With Disney buying LFL, my luck has changed. I found four ewok sets and two pilot sets at TRU. They also had the entire lost wave cards. Vintage card versions of the blue clone, sandtrooper, shock trooper, vader and jar jar where there too. Target had vintage CW Anakin for $11.59 for some reason.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 5, 2012, 10:07 AM
I just bought 4 loose Royal Guards shipped for $11.00 each from one of the Asian sellers, viperskingdom. Doesn't have the EU accessories, but I don't need them.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on November 7, 2012, 09:48 PM
Busy couple of days...

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/mister_palpatine/100_2995.jpg)

The older figures came from a guy on anotheR Site, the TVC Guards and Troopers came from Amazon, Snaggletooth 3-pack from Target using their $5 off coupon, and the AT-ST Drivers are obviously from K-Mart ($14 for both sets after rewards points... woohoo!).
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on November 8, 2012, 05:45 AM
Over the last week I've gotten my two cases of the Final TVC Wave from EE, two more Royal Guards from Amazon, and a Darth Malgus from McMetal.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on November 11, 2012, 12:17 PM
For the first time ever, I saw a case of 2012 wave 3 (the wave with Evazan, 501st Clone, Kithaba, etc) at retail, when one of the local Walmarts put out a case out of the blue.  This WM hadn't put out a case of vintage figures since 1 case of the ROTJ Deleted Scenes wave in February, so to say I was shocked was an understatement.  I wound up getting another Kithaba (to put on my Skiff display) and grabbed Dr. Evazan for a friend who collects the Cantina aliens.  If it wasn't for vintage being EOL, I would hold out hope of finally being able to get Starkiller and Shae Vizsla without selling a kidney.

Also got my case of the final vintage wave from BBTS late last week.  What a great wave of figures overall (the 8 new ones, at least).  The Republic Trooper from TOR might be my favorite figure of the year, and I was surprised at how much I wound up liking the CW Obi-Wan.  Could have done without the 4 TPM figures since I already had them, but it's better than getting yet another Qui-Gon I don't need.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 11, 2012, 10:12 PM
I got an Ani and Death Star Trooper this afternoon at a local Target.  First I've seen this wave at a store that I was sure weren't repacks in the Kithaba/Evazan wave.  Yay dst.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 12, 2012, 08:49 AM
That's great to hear about the Evazan wave still shipping. I'vbe been holding out hope for awhiole now. I will not be happy until I am able to buy the following figures off the pegs in a brick and mortar store:

Aayla Secura
Nom Anor
Starkiller
Shae Vizsla

I don't care if it's Target, Walmart, or 5 Below. I want them on nice cards, in my hands, and no need for worrying about shipping. If it doesn't happen, screw it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on November 15, 2012, 10:25 AM
Yo MC
Peeped the Aayla wave at a local Wal mart last night for the first time dude, its happenin.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on November 18, 2012, 12:58 PM
Scored an Imperial Navy Commander yesterday morning at Target.  Really surprised to find anything other than TPM figures at Target.  Malgus & Vader were gone, but the rest of the wave was there.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on November 18, 2012, 07:43 PM
At Target, I found the same damn 4 TPM wave figures they've had left for months now. 

I saw a GI JOE RETALIATION Hiss tank and thought "maybe they marked it down" and it scanned as $31 :P . Then I left.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 18, 2012, 08:50 PM
My nearest Target put out a case of 2012 Wave 3 and while I'd have missed it, my gf grabbed the Death Star Trooper, and promptly stashed it for an X-Mas gift.

Whoops, I mean I saw nothing and have no clue about any of that.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on November 19, 2012, 01:00 PM
Found a 501st at Wal-Mart today... it didn't even scan at the register, which was weird, and the guy had to manually enter it in. Pretty sad that stores don't even recognize figures!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on November 20, 2012, 10:25 AM
...havnt seen any in so long.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on November 21, 2012, 09:51 PM
Wow, I actually found remnants of Wave 3 at Walmart tonight! I was so happy to finally see Aayla Secura on the pegs that I didn't even stress over the fact that Nom Anor eluded me once again.

A nice consolation was the fact that this was apparently the revision wave with Wedge, and he was still there. It was literally the first time I had ever seen this figure on a peg so I snagged that as well.

And this was at a Walmart that has sucked FOREVER seemingly. I'm willing to check anyplace now after seeing that.

I also stopped by Target and saw most of the Malgus wave, with the exception of Malgus himself.

Still hoping to see Nom out there, and the Tarkin wave as well. Maybe for BF...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on November 22, 2012, 09:09 AM
Went to Target last night and saw Malgus and INC - I grabbed the INC
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on November 22, 2012, 09:26 PM
Today I picked up VC 87 Luke Skywalker Lightsaber construction, blue ray deleted scene, pale version. 8)

at Organa Coleccionables, Lima Perú
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on November 23, 2012, 05:42 PM
Found wave 3 or whatever at a Wal-Mart...got Kithaba...passed on the rest for now hard to pay $10 for a figure when there's 8 packs for $20. They had Nom, too.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 26, 2012, 11:16 PM
I got...

-CW Realistic Ani on sale, which I'll likely unload someone I don't want and keep Ani since he's cool.

-3 Rep. Dropships from Target.  One for my buddy, 2 for me.

-TVC Final Wave Obi-Wan and Ahsoka...  Ahsoka has her proper feet so my other will go to my fodder bin, and Obi-Wan will be a dedicated pilot in his CW Fighter I do believe.  Just gotta get him another headset.

Not a bad haul this week.  I've still barely spent on toys too.  I'm happy about that.

Other than a Red Bandana Kithaba I'd like, I'm pretty much good...  Unless, by some miracle, i walk into a wall of Death Star Troopers and Rebel Fleet Troopers for a fair price. :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Ben on December 1, 2012, 11:33 PM
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/stuffdec2012003.jpg)

Got my cases of wave 5 and 7 from BBTS this week. Finished for the year, except for Sandstorm Leia and the 501st Trooper.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on December 2, 2012, 06:13 PM
Got Dr. E and Nom at a Wal-Mart. Sucks to have pay $10 each when there's so much cheap stuff and sales around. But better safe than sorry.

Evazan's likeness is still a tad lacking, but better than the 90's one. Could've tossed a bar glass in with him.


Target here still shows no signs of having got any vintage cases since spring. TRU is barren.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on December 2, 2012, 08:16 PM
Went to TRU this weekend early in the morning looking for new Skylander figures for my kids, no luck.  I did, however, find the Evazan wave.  Picked up a red bandana Kithaba & Nom Anor.  The best part was that they had the buy one get one 50% off deal.  I think it's the first time in like 6 months that TRU had anything "new." 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 2, 2012, 09:29 PM
Went to TRU this weekend early in the morning looking for new Skylander figures for my kids, no luck.  I did, however, find the Evazan wave.  Picked up a red bandana Kithaba & Nom Anor.  The best part was that they had the buy one get one 50% off deal.  I think it's the first time in like 6 months that TRU had anything "new."

nice score man!  I saw this case at TRU too.  i was hoping to find a red Kithana but they only had the brown one.  Not something I won't be able to live without getting since I already have the brown one, but I might pick one up if I ever saw it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on December 3, 2012, 03:00 PM
nice score man!  I saw this case at TRU too.

I guess this wave is making its way through...finally.  I'm just surprised to find anything in terms of vintage figures beyond TPM at TRU.  I've seen this wave pop up at Walmart recently, too.  Brown bandana every time. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 4, 2012, 09:14 PM
Not really a Vinty item but I got the Yavin Sled, again, at a Marshall's store this past weekend and I see Yakface reported they're hitting TJ Maxx stores too.  Love it for $10.  Great price on that set.  $15's not bad either.  Was just a tad too high at TRU.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 10, 2012, 09:16 PM
SO there wasn't a TON of TVC for me to buy at the local Toy Show but I came out with some modern stuff...

2 2-1B figures from POTF2.
2 ASP-7 figures
1 POTF2 Kyle Katarn mostly as filler and parts
1 of the bronze pipe looking droid from the Disney line
2 red versions of the original Pit Droid bonus figures and their boxes which have unique decoes on them.

and before I ran in the show I bought a Clone Lt. and Hoth Luke at TRU for their 2 for deal.

Also, my buddy Jim nabbed me a red Bandana Kithaba + Sandtrooper on the same deal.

Got a Galactic Heroes Bossk for my meager Bossk's Bungalow™.

And last but not least, my score of the day was a Vintage 3-Pack of Hoth Rebel trooper, Leia, and 2-1B.  $7!  I didn't even argue with the guy.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 11, 2012, 11:19 PM
So ALL Star Wars toys are B1G1 Free at K-Mart, and they're still getting AT-ST 2-packs in for those unaware.  I got 3 more driver sets tonight and 1 was free, plus I'd had a $5 giftcard burning a hole in my wallet I got for buying all my pet food there last week, and so I got an additional $5 off.

$25 for 6 outstanding soldiers = good deal these days.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 12, 2012, 11:17 AM
It was B2GI free at my KMart.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 12, 2012, 01:21 PM
It was B2GI free at my KMart.

Same here. I scored 3 of the AT-ST Crew packs for $30 and change a few minutes ago.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 12, 2012, 02:50 PM
Sorry about that, a typo on my part.  B2G1 free, not B1G1.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Keonobi on December 14, 2012, 08:15 PM
I found 2 Gamorrean Guards at Five Below.  I'd never seen any before.  My son's Rancor monsters appreciate me buying them lunch.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 15, 2012, 06:45 PM
Got another Gammie myself last night.  Word was wheelbarrow may return depending on your stores stock or possibly a reset planned and done early by only a few stores.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on December 15, 2012, 08:57 PM
Hope so. Here they are down to Skiffmaster, Senate Guard and Rebel Commando now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 15, 2012, 09:54 PM
The wheelbarrow thing is good to hear, as my experience hunting recently seems to indicate that stores in general seem to have given up on ordering new SW stock before X-Mas.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on December 16, 2012, 02:06 AM
The wheelbarrow thing is good to hear, as my experience hunting recently seems to indicate that stores in general seem to have given up on ordering new SW stock before X-Mas.

I do a weekly run hitting TRUs on Wednesdays since I have to stay late at work for meetings and this past week there was a scalper looking dude asking an employee if they had any more Marvel figures. The employee was like "Yeah what we have is on the shelves, Hasbro doesn't really ship us many items this time of year."

I wanted to ask the guy A) Why would a TOY COMPANY not send TOYS to a TOY STORE at CHRISTMAS, and B) How does that explain the rest of the year? :D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 18, 2012, 07:07 PM
Picked up 3 more Gammies @ 5 Below courtesy of their Wheelbarrow 'O' Goodness.  ;D

Nice to see they are still getting fresh cases, I have bought at least 7 at this same store so far.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 18, 2012, 09:08 PM
awesome hauls for the Gammies!  If anyone wants to help out and can swoop up like 4 or 5 for me at cost I would greatly appreciate it  8)  No 5 Below stores around me.  Update - I just realized I have a friend that lives by a store, I will ask them if they can check.  I will get back with you all if I need help still

I just grabbed some figures super cheap from Amazon as doubles since prices were so low on them - Naboo Pilot, Bom Vimdin, Weequay Hunter, and Nien Nunb
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: warinthefloor on December 19, 2012, 01:54 PM
I also have no 5 belows near me.
But I have been seeing TONS of teh Aaayla , Hoth Luke, 501st wave showing up in Wal Marts and Targets, does that mean the " fsan fav rereleases" are hitting, and I should expect the gammie case to start showing up soon?

I only ever saw 2 Gammies and got them both, id like about a 4 more,  a couple of Vin-ktos which are also in that wave (?)... Just wondering how to plan my hunts...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on December 19, 2012, 02:58 PM
Two TRUs in my area restocked with the Aayla/Nom Anor/Wedge "fan favorite" wave. Snagged myself a red bandanna Kithaba (!) and a 4th 501st Trooper
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on December 19, 2012, 04:25 PM
Two TRUs in my area restocked with the Aayla/Nom Anor/Wedge "fan favorite" wave. Snagged myself a red bandanna Kithaba (!) and a 4th 501st Trooper

I saw two cases of that wave at TRU this morning, so I got the two red Kithabas. I was on the fence with the 501st clones, but the paint apps were iffy so I left both.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 20, 2012, 05:22 PM
Those 501st paint ops are a little meh.  I don't like white painted on as chips.  It never looks right.

I got a Red Kithaba from my buddy Jim, but I saw brown bandana's yesterday.  Weird.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 24, 2012, 11:56 PM
Traded Wedge and a spare Gammie to a fellow local collector today for an unpunched MOC Nom Anor. I never saw this guy on the pegs. PSYCHED to have something to open tomorrow now.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 27, 2012, 09:57 PM
Better late than never, I guess, a full Wave 3 case was out at my Target today,s o I grabbed another DST and the Malgus figure. :)

I didn't see a sniff of this wave since right before December.  Funny that basically they waited till after the holiday to put a case out.  Seems counterproductive.

I saw very little else at the store, but did get a 50% off Maul set, making me take back my other one again.  :)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on December 29, 2012, 01:21 PM
boo.  I ordered Kithaba from amazon and I got the brown headband again.  Guess I am going to wait and see if I find one in stores.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on January 12, 2013, 12:28 PM
Bought two Gammies from a local collector this morning
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on January 12, 2013, 10:24 PM
In a rare visit to a city 40 miles aways, I found Arc Trooper Commander (Fordo) at TRU. First time I've seen him. Got him. At a nearby TJ Maxx found Rebel Transport Speeder and Geonosian speeder for $5 each on clearance (they had 2 more geonosians, but I had to pass on them for $$$ reasons). They had Saga Legends (Shadows of darkside packaging) for $5, too. Never heard of them carrying those before. It was the last wave, (no secret weapons) Mace windu/Destroyer Droid/Shock Trooper/R2 where the ones I saw.

Shows that my area sucks for Star Wars hunting more than I realized. Though the Target there has sucky TPM wave leftovers, too. That's one consistency.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 15, 2013, 09:28 AM
Not a purchase, but I saw those old Target 2-packs back on the pegs yesterday - Emergence of the Sith or whatever. They must have found a box in the back or something. They were all marked full price too - $14.99. Weird resurgence.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 16, 2013, 09:15 AM
Not a purchase, but I saw the green boxed Class one stuff at TRU yesterday. I suppose this belongs in the new legacy section?
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 16, 2013, 09:27 AM
I saw those too at TRU. They were mixed with the older blue box design. Still no figures. Target is down to a single battle droid in vintage and they still refuse to stock!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 16, 2013, 11:46 AM
I saw those too at TRU. They were mixed with the older blue box design. Still no figures. Target is down to a single battle droid in vintage and they still refuse to stock!

It looks to me like Target is about ready to do a planogram reset.  If you Target operates like mine they won't stock anything new until the actual reset happens in an effort to sell down then crap rotting on the pegs that isn't set for clearance.  My Target has just went through and removed all of the pegs on the top row and squeezed everything down from 4 pegs to 3.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 16, 2013, 03:39 PM
All of the Targets around here have completed planogram resets in the past week and none of them put out new SW figures.  >:(

I think they put out new McFarlane stuff but it sells so damn fast it's hard to tell. (Tebow = pegwarmer)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 16, 2013, 04:17 PM
YOu were surprised by that?   ???

There's really nothing new to put out.

I think, given last year and them basically not ordering anything, they're not likely to order last year's product this year either.  That's just my opinion though.  TRU will...  It's what they do.  But the others will be typical dribs and drabs of a case here, a case there...  They've ALL got stuff left though so I don't foresee there being much "new" old stuff coming out at places like Target.  Not in any deluge anyway.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on January 16, 2013, 11:38 PM
i guess by new i meant making an effort to stock more than the 2 or 3 figures they moved. Target always seems to have that minimum  inventory threshold that prompts a restock but I haven't seen that pay dividends recently, particularly for TVC. I honestly haven't seen any stores stocking new figures outside of 5 Below and TRU for weeks. Weird times.

I saw TPM Class I vehicles at Ross tonight, priced at $7.99, so about on par with Walmart clearance. I saw the Naboo fighter and BARC set. Man, there is just a glut of these things floating around out there.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: speedermike on January 17, 2013, 11:28 AM
I've been on figure overload lately, as I decided to grab everything I missed this year from different sources.  Usually I wait 6 months before buying stuff of Ebay, but I really was just so bored with no new figs, that I had to get something.

I got Ponda Baba, Death Squad Commander, Hoth Rebel Guy, the "Internet Only" wave, and a few others...Kithaba.  I haven't even opened most of them but I have to say, the ones that are open are excellent.  Hasbro has never made better product.

I'm going to open these slowly, as it will be the fall before new stuff hits.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on January 17, 2013, 11:37 AM
I'm going to open these slowly, as it will be the fall before new stuff hits.

I'm going to be the same way.  I haven't even opened up many of my Vintage figures since I'm temporarily based in NYC.  Come summer/fall when we return to a house where I have room to display things, I'm going to have some fun.  ;D
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: bobafett14 on January 17, 2013, 11:43 AM
I've been on figure overload lately, as I decided to grab everything I missed this year from different sources.  Usually I wait 6 months before buying stuff of Ebay, but I really was just so bored with no new figs, that I had to get something.

I got Ponda Baba, Death Squad Commander, Hoth Rebel Guy, the "Internet Only" wave, and a few others...Kithaba.  I haven't even opened most of them but I have to say, the ones that are open are excellent.  Hasbro has never made better product.

I'm going to open these slowly, as it will be the fall before new stuff hits.

Funny, I was just going to post when I read yours...

I think a break is greatly needed. If retailers scale back, Hasro takes a bit of a break...it wouldn't be a bad thing.  It will purge some product off the secondary markeet, and give folks a chance to catch thier breath over hte last 15 years of product overload.  in years past you cold search completed autons and find pages of "red" auctions that didn't sell, ately it seems a lot of stuff is selling.  This is good for the hobby in gneral.  You can get rid of any extra stuff you have lying around, fill in holes in your collection, basically clean house before the new movies hit in 2 years.  Lots of changes rigt now. 

I took a few year break where I didn't feel I needed to try and grab everything put out.  I never got out of it, just not at the pace I was at.  Timing was good.  I can now go back and try and hi clearances, shows, etc. take my time and get what I need without the frantic pace I was at for 15+ years.  Over the last couple years, I just would by an item here or there when it was a good deal.  A few vintage boxes I needed, a book here, a comic there.  Just stuff i never gt around to.  Was just as fun as the mad grab Idid for all ths years....and I spent a heck of a lot less!

Don't get burnt out, relax takea breather and have fun with it.

     

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: TheSon on January 26, 2013, 03:19 PM
Found a Wedge and Dr. E today buy 1 get 1 50 percent off at tru.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 28, 2013, 01:11 AM
Nothin', and I'm enjoying it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on January 28, 2013, 08:23 PM
Picked today Rebel Fleet Trooper VC52
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 28, 2013, 08:54 PM
Besides his lack of a holster, an excellent choice, sir!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 2, 2013, 09:11 AM
Lots of the Snaggletooth 3-packs have hit $12.48 here...I'm debating picking a few up, but not sure if they will go lower or not. Did not think to check if the figures have gone down further as well, but based on reports around the internet it seems they are.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on February 2, 2013, 03:22 PM
Do they have clearance stickers on them? If so, I'd get one and wait on the rest.  Snags alone would have trade value. Plus, even though most of the last 3 packs hit clearance they've gained in resale value. If you change your mind, odds of getting $13 back are pretty good.

None of those packs left close to me. Just the droids. I checked last thursday and they were $17+ still.    They didn't have clearance stickers on them. 

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 2, 2013, 06:43 PM
Yeah, they are all marked with the red clearance tags, but the price says $17.48. I checked them on the price scanner though and they did ring up at $12.48. Seems like a good deal to me, so yeah, I may grab one.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Keonobi on February 3, 2013, 07:47 AM
Picked up the Blue AOTC Clontrooper and the Red ROTS Shocktrooper for $5 each at Target on friday.  There wasn't any clearance stickers on any of the Star Wars toys, but they scanned at $5.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 6, 2013, 08:32 AM
Saw all of the Deleted Scenes Wave last night at Walmart, sans Sandstorm Leia.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: John C on March 13, 2013, 09:32 PM
Found the deleted scene wave at TRU today, never saw Leia or Lando until now, so I picked them up.  I wonder if the Starkiller wave is still floating around in TRU warehouses.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 14, 2013, 09:24 AM
Found the deleted scene wave at TRU today, never saw Leia or Lando until now, so I picked them up.  I wonder if the Starkiller wave is still floating around in TRU warehouses.

God, I hope so...that was easily the most impossible to find wave in the past few years. I never saw a single figure from this wave on the pegs around here ANYWHERE.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 15, 2013, 08:13 PM
Found a CW Anakin at TRU today for $4.99. They decided to restock with even more TPM wave of kid Anakin, naboo royal security, battle droids and obiwan/quigon. It took them 18 months get rid of the last set. Now they just put more back out!!!! Damn you TRU!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 16, 2013, 06:59 PM
LAST DAY OF TRU SALE.  :( (unless the shelf tag was lying)

I missed the second and third deleted scene waves that arrived at TRU, I mean I missed the deleted scene characters. THe reships were there. Even Maul was hanging around for $5! I got Battle Droid and Naboo Royal Guard, since I never bothered to get them before (yeah, TPM wave just didn't interest me, the only character I got until now had been Dofine). I still find Naboo forces boring and of limited use and the new scale of Battle Droid is irritating, with only one per card, too (compared to the legends of past). Both are decent figures. Not sure I'd army build either one now since their discounted days are passing (?). I passed up Sidious, Maul, Voss and padawan Anakin...tempting but buying too many prequel characters sometimes burns me out on collecting.

Found a Gungan at Five Below, they put out another case finally, though someone beat me to some figures or they didn't put the whole case out. I gotta get more Gungans to guard Jabba, since I missed out on cheap Gamorreans.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 18, 2013, 01:15 PM
Found Malgus and the INC at Target this morning, fresh case on the pegs. Forgot to check if they were still ringing up at the clearance price. Dammit.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on March 18, 2013, 02:10 PM
I grabbed a Malgus, DS Luke and Lando, Darth Vader and...  one other that is escaping me at this moment... on the final $499 day at TRU.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 18, 2013, 05:44 PM
I grabbed a Malgus, DS Luke and Lando, Darth Vader and...  one other that is escaping me at this moment... on the final $499 day at TRU.

$499 is a lot per figure, but not surprising.  :D

Folks are claiming the $4.99 TRU sale is still going on, with the current buy one get one half off sale, too.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on March 19, 2013, 09:28 AM
If only my employer were as forgetful with decimal points.  ;)

The figure I forgot was the Imperial Naval Commander.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on March 19, 2013, 09:30 AM
TRU.com is still showing these as $50 with B1G150% underneath...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 20, 2013, 10:07 AM
TRU.com is still showing these as $50 with B1G150% underneath...

Such a deal.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 20, 2013, 07:16 PM
I saw nothing raelly good at the TRU $4.99 sale.  Granted I get there rarely since they're all an hour away but still, saw nothing when I was there.  Bummer.

I would like to see more GOOD sales like that.

So tempted today to get more AT-ST's but I controlled myself.  The extra 50% off really is a tempter at K-Mart.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 24, 2013, 02:34 PM
2 TRU Speederbikes for about $35 isn't a bad dealie.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on March 25, 2013, 07:59 AM
Not really vintage, but...
I went into a local Goodwill this past Saturday morning and I hit the jackpot!  I am not actively collecting, but I still buy interesting toys for my son for when he gets a little older, particularly when there is a deal.

Anyway, there was this box that reams of paper come in, celophaned over the top and it contained what looked to be a pretty complete AT-TE.  I bought it and found that aside from the 7 missles, this toy was complete, and in perfect shape.  Also in the box was a complete AAT, a General Greivous figure, and five different clone wars TV clone trooper action figures.

How much was this haul?

A whopping $4!!!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 25, 2013, 12:50 PM
Damn, that beat my 25 cent Ewok.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 25, 2013, 04:38 PM
THAT is a great haul.  I'd have loved that AT-TE to customize.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on March 25, 2013, 09:37 PM
Wow! $4???   Nice score man.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on March 26, 2013, 07:59 AM
The only problem is those missiles would cost around $30-40 for repros to make it complete.  Perhaps I'll wait until Hasbro reissues and see if I can get parts through their CS department.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 26, 2013, 09:23 AM
My ex-wife lost the main cannon and several missiles to my AT TE, I'm thinking I'll just have to buy another whole one if I want a complete one.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 26, 2013, 02:33 PM
You should be able to make repro missiles fairly easily if you wanted to...  definitely not $40.  They're small, simple...  One fairly small mold and pop a few out.  That's all it is.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 26, 2013, 07:20 PM
 I've got an incomplete AT-TE and a gunship.  I looked at ebay sellers' repro missile prices and said "i don't care that much".
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on March 27, 2013, 08:49 AM
I've got an incomplete AT-TE and a gunship.  I looked at ebay sellers' repro missile prices and said "i don't care that much".
Yup.  That is where I'm at.  This is a prett impressive toy, but man is that front half a total wast of space.  They could have done a lot more.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on March 29, 2013, 11:12 AM
Never cared for the AT-TE at all, missiles or not.  On top of that, it's not a Vintage Collection item, is it?   :)

Picked up an INC at Walmart, of all places.  Prior to that, the only wave that seemed to hit Walmart was the Deleted Scene wave.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on March 30, 2013, 07:55 AM
Yesterday over lunch I scored Darth Malgus, the INC, and TCW Captain Rex @ TRU for $5 each. Bazinga.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 30, 2013, 09:23 AM
Randomly found an INC at Target yesterday, so I naturally picked it up.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on March 30, 2013, 07:48 PM
Got the decidedly not vintage collection items (they started there) Tusken Raider at 5 Below and Legends Stormtrooper at TJ Maxxx for $5 each. One AT-ST driver 2-pack for $5.50, the others are gone, baby, gone, locally, having checked 3 stores.  Too far to drive to try others.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on April 21, 2013, 01:09 PM
Found Malgus and Imperial Navy Commander at Toys R Us, they must be shipping so much that even the scalpers are getting lax. Had to pay  $10 each, though. No sale this past week...of course, if there had been, I'd never have found them.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on April 22, 2013, 08:41 PM
There were 2 for $14.99 tags on the pegs at my TRU Sunday.  ???
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on April 26, 2013, 02:06 PM
I picked up Malgus and the INC at TRU today for $14.99. They would not accept the 20% off coupon though, but I figured that. No sign of the Endor AT-AT...
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on April 27, 2013, 06:23 PM
Nothing worthwhile at TRU. I should've taken my reciept back for a price adjustment, but I forgot...and I hate dealing with service people...maybe because I know that all TRU employees despise collectors. They were innocent folks who thought working a toy store would be a fun job, then they discovered US.

Finally got an episode 1 Aurra Sing (i put off because I nitpicked the paint ops too much...OCD) and yet another Tusken Raider. Will the Discover the Force stuff ever run out? Who knows I may just buy Mawhonic eventually.  :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 30, 2013, 09:07 AM
I have officially picked up the Endor At At.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 7, 2013, 01:38 PM
This lack of buying anything is really weird for me...  I go out and there's not even anything worth looking at.  I'm not going to stores on the weekends like I used to, just to go in and see.  Wal-Mart, Target...  I haven't been in either for 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Rob on May 10, 2013, 04:30 PM
This lack of buying anything is really weird for me...  I go out and there's not even anything worth looking at.  I'm not going to stores on the weekends like I used to, just to go in and see.  Wal-Mart, Target...  I haven't been in either for 2 weeks.

Ironically, I wandered into Target to get a few grocery items last Friday and found a lone DST... the only TVC figure I was missing, and I'd pretty much given up on it months ago. 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 13, 2013, 12:04 AM
DST?   ???
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 13, 2013, 01:57 AM
Death Star Trooper...  Who, for reasons unknown, was called the Imperial Navy Commander on his vinty card.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 13, 2013, 10:53 AM
I still see the INC show up from time to time somehow.  I bought another one this weekend just because I can't resist buying something new once in a while... ::)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on May 13, 2013, 02:34 PM
Death Star Trooper...  Who, for reasons unknown, was called the Imperial Navy Commander on his vinty card.

Imperial Navy Trooper is what they are. But they never call them that.  I prefer to think of them as "Imperial Navy Death Squad Star Destroyer Trooper Commanders".
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 13, 2013, 02:56 PM
Guy's title card on his office is a bitch for the maintenance crews to install.

I prefer Imperial Naval Trooper or Imperial Marine...  besides that, I thin INC and DST's are wrong but I'd have preferred Death Squad Commander or Death Star Trooper on the vinty card just because that's what it should be on the vinty card...  But Imperial Navy Trooper/Marine is what I prefer to call them too since they were dubbed thusly since the West End Games days.

INC would, in my mind anyway, loosely apply to the grey suited one though...  I view him as maybe an officer in the Marines...  overseeing the grunts in black tunics or black fatigues.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 13, 2013, 06:11 PM
From now on, I'm just going to refer to him as "Bob."  Congrats on finding a Bob, Rob.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Rob on May 15, 2013, 12:50 PM
From now on, I'm just going to refer to him as "Bob."  Congrats on finding a Bob, Rob.

Thanks.  It's the small victories.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 16, 2013, 07:47 PM
I found a single Imperial Navy Trooper 4 times in the last 2 weeks at TRU and Target. Along with the rest of that case.  My Walmarts have gotten zero for a year. Like since the Phantom Menace wave. Which is still on the pegs.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on May 16, 2013, 11:48 PM
I still visit stores in hopes of finding new Marvel Universe stuff but it's always the same old same old. No stores stock Marvel (I've seen one new wave in the last six months), Star Wars pegs have zero vintage figures but are jam packed with Movie Heroes. Only stores that have Vintage are the TRUs and those are all Qui-Gons and Obi-Wans.

I'm 100% dedicated to LEGO now though.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on May 19, 2013, 08:38 AM
Yeah, I have tried to find Herc at a few dozen places.  Finally found him at my comic shop for $8.50, which is cheaper than Target, TRU, or WM anyway.   ::) 
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 24, 2013, 10:52 PM
Finally saw the Endor AT-AT at TRU today. Can't say I was really impressed or disappointed, just disinterested. Nice to see a new Star Wars toy on a shelf again though.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on May 25, 2013, 07:57 PM
Picked today TVC Wedge Antilles  VC 28

IN LIMA, PERÚ

AT 12 DOLLARS  OR  30 soles

I highly recommend it!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Rune Haako on May 28, 2013, 12:40 PM
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Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Greg on May 30, 2013, 11:23 PM
I had an odd find yesterday in the form of the 2011 ROTJ Slave Leia and Captain not-Fordo from the same assortment, complete with white Boba mail-away forms, at Wal-Mart. Both figures were on the pegs with a ROTJ Han, and all three were in remarkably nice condition for being nearly two years old. I paid the 2011 price of $8.96 per fig. The strangest thing was that I had been to this Wal-Mart maybe a month ago, and these figures were not present, so I have no idea how they appeared.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 30, 2013, 11:49 PM
I'd say maybe returns?  Wal-Mart takes anything back.  Either that or lost in the bowels of the store till recent.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 31, 2013, 09:20 AM
I've see some odd returns at TRU too. Some AOTC figs, with parts of their Marshall's UPC stickers still attached. I wonder how that works.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 31, 2013, 12:46 PM
Possibly a good receipt for the figures they bought, just getting the difference back?  TRU requires a receipt now though and as far as I'm aware won't even give store credit without one.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: DoctorPadawan on June 2, 2013, 11:21 AM
I guess we can pretty much all agree that those so-called "greatest hits of Vintage" cases are never going to show up now, at least not through normal retail channels.  Target cleared out vintage back in the fall of 2012 and hasn't gotten anything since then; the three Wal-Marts in my immediate vicinity have not restocked since last fall's "lost line" look (which was the first time they'd restocked since the ROTJ deleted scenes wave in February of last year); and Toys R Us does get an occasional case, but 95% of the time it's yet another case of the Episode I wave, which means nothing else gets restocked ever.  Hasbro really screwed up with Vintage in 2012, and even though I still need Starkiller and Shae Viszla to complete my collection, I've pretty much given up hope of ever actually seeing either of them and/or getting them for a price that doesn't require the relinquishment of one of my organs.

Probably not the best thread to bring it up in, but I've pretty much given up on Hasbro completely across all their lines, with the exception of Transformers.  Star Wars is nonexistent, Marvel Universe is next to impossible to find, Marvel Legends are impossible to find, GI Joe is a disaster, and I now have an armless, headless Iron Monger on my shelf that will likely never be completed thanks to Hasbro's genius idea to split a BAF series up over two waves, pull a typical Hasbro move and overship the first wave, and retailers wind up not ordering enough of the second.  I kind of wish Hasbro would just stop producing SW toys until the new movies because it would save them money, since none of the stuff they develop and (supposedly) release to retail is showing up for people to buy anyway.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 3, 2013, 07:55 PM
I think the greatest hits thing was merely Hasbro attempting to clear out the warehouse of TVC they claimed they had, which I believe, to any retailer that would buy.  I think some, we ultimately saw.  It wasn't like it was new assortments...  I think some of this stuff trickled out.  There's still DST's and other stuff surfacing at WM, TRU, and Target here and there. 

For the most part though I think retailers weren't biting even at a discount.  The whole TVC has seen retailers shy away a little more each year, and that's not just THIS year.  That's EVERY year of TVC...  It's not just been a TPM3D problem, is the point.  If it were, we'd have just had distribution woes this past year, and really we've had them since 08.  Things stagnated for all lines since then.  No surprise that the line's also seen steady price hikes since then, and declining popularity/media support as it got further and further from movie releases and Clone Wars declined yearly in ratings.

I think TPM3D was the final nail in the coffin was all, between the case packs and retailers basically shutting the valve off on a property they really made obvious they had no confidence in any longer...  All Hasbro basically did was gamble (and lose) on TPM3D's popularity and longevity...  It was doomed from the start.

Limiting the # of figures for the year might've helped.  Better case packs for sure.  But at the end of the day, this has been coming since 08.  Now they're looking at any way to regrab some interest while also focusing on a whole new direction for the franchise itself...  This "down time" was really very necessary to me, at this point.

What I just wonder is where the TVC will turn up.  By all accounts, including Hasbro, they have this stuff.  They just can't sell it.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 3, 2013, 09:12 PM
I still don't think there is really any credible explanation for where all the Tarkin/She/Starkiller wave went. I have seen tons of Malgi and INC's by comparison. Unless they only made like 500 of that wave, it just doesn't make sense.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 3, 2013, 09:36 PM
If they didn't ship (hardly) at all, then there they are...  not shipped.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on June 3, 2013, 10:11 PM
I still don't think there is really any credible explanation for where all the Tarkin/She/Starkiller wave went. I have seen tons of Malgi and INC's by comparison. Unless they only made like 500 of that wave, it just doesn't make sense.

Going back farther, where did the Bastilla and Echo Base Trooper wave go? Overseas? I've more or less written them off for all time.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 3, 2013, 11:07 PM
Stuff shipped...  I'm wondering how much of some of that was ever made?  I wouldn't be shocked to see Bastilla wave hit at discounters still.  Think 1998 Pt.2
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on June 4, 2013, 08:10 AM
Going back farther, where did the Bastilla and Echo Base Trooper wave go? Overseas? I've more or less written them off for all time.

I think they all found their way to NYC Babys R Us.  I found the EBT, Ponda and Bastilla peg warming there.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 4, 2013, 02:42 PM
I saw Bastilla's wave probably 4 or 5 times?  At least remnants of it, but only saw her twice and a couple EB Troopers.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on June 4, 2013, 03:26 PM
I saw Bastilla's wave probably 4 or 5 times?  At least remnants of it, but only saw her twice and a couple EB Troopers.

I never did see this wave at retail.  Had to use my NY connection to get any of them.   ;)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 11, 2013, 12:13 AM
I saw Bastilla's wave probably 4 or 5 times?  At least remnants of it, but only saw her twice and a couple EB Troopers.

That's 4 or 5 times more than I saw it.  Shame, I really wanted to add the Bastilla figure to my Jedi shelf.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 11, 2013, 02:02 PM
She's not bad, but I think you'll get a chance to at some point.  I wouldn't panic is all.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Force Guy on June 12, 2013, 12:17 AM
What I just wonder is where the TVC will turn up.  By all accounts, including Hasbro, they have this stuff.  They just can't sell it.

It's truly baffling that Hasbro doesn't just sell Tarkin/Starkilller cases through their website.  I guess they would prefer to just let these cases rot in their warehouse.  It's pretty clear Target/TRU/Walmart isn't rushing to order more TVC from Hasbro.   
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 12, 2013, 02:40 PM
HTS has its own business model though...  It's a separate entity, so Hasbro's SW team can't force them to take it.  They've got their own stock they can't move from what I see.  Some of it good stuff too.   :-\

I think when it's all said and done, some of this may wind up there though, actually.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 12, 2013, 06:08 PM
The Tarkin/Starkilller cases will end up in the same landfill in New Mexico that Atari dumped the E.T. cartridges.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on June 12, 2013, 07:33 PM
If you ever played that game, you might agree that it was where the game's designers probably should've been buried, too.

I keep forgetting they even made a new Tarkin. Oh, yeah...they remade him.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 12, 2013, 07:55 PM
The Tarkin isn't anything major.  He's not as good as he could've been.  The colors are off some, and the head needed far better paint aps IMO.  To me, that's the glaringly obvious failure on the Tarkin figure.  His hair's much more varied in color than they gave, and I find his skin tone odd, the eyes a little odd...  It's nowhere near perfect.

The uniform color isn't as bad as initially thought, but it's also not perfect.  The POTF2 figure's color is actually perfect, and the paint aps superior.  The sculpt just suffers.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 24, 2013, 01:47 AM
Having a $5 off $25 coupon I hopped into a TRU Saturday, found a lone Death Star Trooper chilling amongst a pile of TPM figures and a pile of TCW realistic Ani's...  They got a lot of that wave in recently I'd say.

Couldn't find a figure I wanted to pair with him for the B1G1 thing they were doing, so I opted to go with a Speederbike, get the DST for $5 then, and use the $5 coupon...

Either way I either got a free DST and a Speederbike for full price, or as I prefer to look at it, a Speederbike for about $18 and a $5 DST.  :)  Once the accountant in my head is happy, I'm usually willing to commit to the purchase.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 24, 2013, 08:10 PM
AT-ST's are marked down now to $26 at K-Mart, and they're also running an Extra 50% off Clearance Prices promo again, so $13 AT-ST's.  Not shabby.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on July 6, 2013, 05:17 PM
I lucked out and didn't luck out, because I found an AT-ST, but it was $15.50 with the 50% off. I got it anyway, along with two more driver sets. No Ewoks to be found. I think that finally does it for the endor exclusives locally (within 30 miles), I hope.

Sad news the 5 Below seems to have stopped stocking Star Wars figures, just a naboo pilot and obi-wan hanging around now.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 6, 2013, 10:51 PM
I wouldn't count 5 Below out...  Not yet.  If what hasbro said is true there are more TVC cases just waiting to be dumped somewhere.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: JediJman on July 7, 2013, 10:57 PM
I'm still hoping they can come thru with a Naboo Starfighter.   :P
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 8, 2013, 01:58 AM
Did for me. :)  At Tuesday Morning anyway...   :-\  Took a lot of work on my part to actually GET it, but I did manage one.  It's, to me, the real travesty of 2012...  That and retailers bailing on ordering anything.  It's worth owning, which is rare of Star Wars vehicles now for a lil bit.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on July 8, 2013, 09:11 PM
5 Below is entering the Texas market and the first one here is 5 minutes from my place, and opens in August so I'm hoping for something good!
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 8, 2013, 09:35 PM
I'm hoping they load up for the holidays...  There HAS to be unpurchased TVC crap laying in some RotLA-esque warehouse.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: EpicGon on August 1, 2013, 10:01 PM
Tonight  picked up VC 63        Keyan Farlander at Placencia Shop. 40 soles or 14.28 dollars
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 16, 2013, 01:53 PM
http://stores.ebay.com/Hobbystockcn-Toy-Store

Hobbystock has more Darth Malgus figures up for $9.99, and the red bandana Kithaba is still there.

Get 'em while you can...  He's been posting good stuff all Summer really plus some decent sales.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 17, 2013, 10:26 AM
Thanks Jesse. Now if he could just get Shae Vizla and Bastila Shan I'd be set.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 19, 2013, 09:19 AM
Echo base rebel soldier too.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 27, 2013, 11:12 PM
Don't know how it got there, but I scored a TVC Death Star Commander today at one of my local stores.  And strange enough, it was the only TVC figure in the store.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 28, 2013, 09:27 AM
Darth Malgus arrived yesterday. That was about the fastest shipping from China I've ever had.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on August 31, 2013, 08:45 PM
Got  teeny little Mawhonic, techinically a Discover the Force release. I'd passed him up for months, because I'd passed on his vintage carded release even cheaper during an Amazon sale late last year. But with this version I get the flag. The flag is a bit chintzy, mine's not applied/taped even with the pole.

Proper scaling aside, he'd be awesome figure if he were Ree-Yees scale. You could get a team  of Gran mercenaries. Instead, he's just small and strange.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Nicklab on October 4, 2013, 09:34 PM
Scored a Nein Nunb and Lumat today.  In a shop.  For MSRP.

Weird.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Scockery on November 2, 2013, 06:48 PM
Five Below finally put out a Malgus wave case and I missed all the good figures, unless you consider Hoth Luke good (why is his collar a seperate peice?). Actually, for $5 he's not a bad army builder. Also got Padawan Anakin, just to throw away 5 bucks on a figure I won't open for some reason.

Wasted trip to K-Mart, shelf tags but no Scanning or catapult sets in stock.

Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 2, 2013, 06:57 PM
The collar comes off so you can put th scarf thing on.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Rune Haako on December 18, 2013, 12:45 PM
From Amazon in the mail today,

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Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Diddly on February 22, 2014, 07:43 PM
I'm in Lubbock, TX this weekend and they happen to have one of I think two K Marts in the state... ended up stopping by and snagging the Ewok Catapult and one of the Scanning Crew sets. Still need the set with TK-421 which they didn't have but I'll snag it online.

I got the second to last Scanner set but they had at least ten catapults.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: IncomT65 on March 31, 2014, 03:52 PM
Finally got my hands on two carded Gamorrean Guards. One to display loose, on to keep MOC. Here's a shot with their ancient predecessor:

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a295/incomT65/Star%20Wars/Modern-Vintage/GamorreanGuard_zps9f0c7c32.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/incomT65/media/Star%20Wars/Modern-Vintage/GamorreanGuard_zps9f0c7c32.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: Rob on March 31, 2014, 08:32 PM
I only managed to find 3 of those the first go around... I feel like it's one of the best figures Hasbro's ever made, and I'd love to see him re-released.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 4, 2014, 07:28 PM
I picked up two Darth Malgus' from Tuesday Morning yesterday for $5.99 each. Those were the only TVC figures they had. I hit 3 other TM stores locally and found a few others, Hoth Luke, Maul, etc.
Title: Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 25, 2016, 06:32 PM
Picked up a loose Shae Vizsla without the alternate helmet-less head for $10 at a local comic convention today. Psyched, never saw this figure in the wild...