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Title: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jim on October 13, 2004, 01:18 PM
Did I miss something here ???

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2476&item=5926174494&rd=1
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Scott on October 13, 2004, 01:20 PM
Nope, I've heard from many people that he has been extremely hard to find...and with the ROTJ wave shipping more and more and 3PO not in any new cases, I'd believe there will be a frenzy over this Piece of ****
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: DSJ™ on October 13, 2004, 01:22 PM
Must br rare in the UK too!  :o

VINTAGE OTC C-3PO VOTC UNRELEASED (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2476&item=5925133144&rd=1)
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Brian on October 13, 2004, 01:27 PM
Wow.  Funny that easily the worst figure of the entire VOTC line could possibly be the rarest, and thus, most valuable.  I saw two of them the time I picked up mine at TRU, but haven't seen it anywhere else since.  It'll be interesting to see if this demand continues.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: JediMAC on October 13, 2004, 01:31 PM
Huh.  And to think, I'm trading a 3PO today with a local guy for just a measely VOTC Stormtrooper...   :P
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jim on October 13, 2004, 02:16 PM
If anyone has an extra, shoot me an email.  Its the only dang current fig I need MOC. 
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jeff on October 13, 2004, 02:35 PM
Me too...  I've got 2x everyone except poor 3PO  :(

I mentioned it in the ESB thread , but let's take another look...

ANH Wave 1 - 3x Han, 3x Ben, 2x Leia
ANH Wave 1.5 - 3x Luke, 2x Han, 2x Ben, 1x Leia
ESB Wave 2 - 2x Han, 2x Luke, 2x Vader, 2x Yoda
ESB Wave 2.5 - 1x Han, Ben, Leia, Luke, Vader, Yoda, Lando, 3PO
RotJ Wave 3.0 - 2x Fett, 2x Stormie, 1x R2, Chewie, Vader, Lando
RotJ Wave 3.1 - 2x Fett, 1x R2, Chewie, Stormie, Yoda, Ben 3PO - CANCELLED BY HASBRO
RotJ Wave 3.2 - 2x Stormie, Yoda, Vader, 1x Lando, Fett

That's 6 different cases that actually shipped to retail.  Assuming they were all shipped evenly (which we know isn't the case because ANH was overshipped first), you'd end up with 48 figures:

8x Han
6x Ben
6x Luke
6x Vader
5x Yoda
4x Leia
4x Stormie
3x Lando
3x Fett
1x C-3PO
1x R2
1x Chewie

So, best case scenario, 3PO ends up being about 1 per 48 figures, so do R2-D2 and Chewie.   :o 

I'd wager that C-3PO will be even harder to find than R2 and Chewie because most stores glutted on ANH waves.  As a result, they skipped the ESB wave, OR only got in the wave 2 case, NOT the wave 2.5 case that features 3PO.  These stores that are restocking now are probably getting the RotJ wave cases.

Since the RotJ wave is currently shipping, you still have a chance at R2 and Chewie. 

It's rough because not many stores are getting the ESB wave 2.5 case having all moved on to the RotJ cases, so 3PO may start to get very hard to find with the Holidays coming up at retail...

Jeff
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Morgbug on October 13, 2004, 03:05 PM
Surreal :o 

 Lots of Stormies, 3 Vader, 3 Yoda, 3 Lando, 3 Luke, 2x Han/Leia/Boba/R2/Chewie.  I lucked out getting the R2 and Chewie from Amazon as well. 

Now that I think about it, I may not even have a single 3PO?  I think my assortment from BBTS is the wave 3.0 that Jeff posted.  ****. >:(
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Scott on October 13, 2004, 03:08 PM
It sucks this crap ass figure is hard to find...but on the other hand, he'd be a sure fire pegwarmer
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: SilverZ on October 13, 2004, 04:11 PM
That figure isn't worth 5 bucks, much less 50. Good job on screwing the customer again, Hasbro -- now he's a scalper target. This is one of those few times that I think Hasbro actually knew they had a massive turd on thier hands. They probably then cut off its distribution to make it a chase figure. They need to do one remix case with x1 of each of the ESB and ROTJ waves now and fix this.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Ben on October 13, 2004, 05:51 PM
I found a couple at TRU and bought one of them. As soon as I got it home, I knew I wasn't going to buy another, so I left it in the clamshell.

Glad I did.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jim on October 13, 2004, 06:02 PM
Did anyone catch the final prices on ebay?  One for $60 and the other for $100+.  Sure could buy a nice vintage fig for that price.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Ben on October 13, 2004, 08:44 PM
$100? Once again, this hobby confounds me.

The thing really is a piece of ****. There's a 3PO on shelves now for $5 that's superior to this crap on a card.

Eh. There have to be cases of wave 2.5 sitting in backrooms or warehouses somewhere. That wave was around for what, three seconds?
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on October 14, 2004, 10:23 AM
I've never really paid attention to which figures were "rare", so when I opened my 3PO, I realized that I didn't care for it very much. I guess its a combination of the pose and the head that turned me off to it. But hey, some people obviously like the figure enough to spend over a hundred dollars on it.

Good luck to you guys who are looking for it still. I traded mine for a figure I like alot more—Vader!
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jim on October 14, 2004, 11:53 AM
I've never really paid attention to which figures were "rare", so when I opened my 3PO, I realized that I didn't care for it very much. I guess its a combination of the pose and the head that turned me off to it. But hey, some people obviously like the figure enough to spend over a hundred dollars on it.

Good luck to you guys who are looking for it still. I traded mine for a figure I like alot more—Vader!

Some times it just dont count to be a completist.  Hope you enjoy the Vader Ed.  That and the Chewie are my favs.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Hemish on October 15, 2004, 02:17 AM
I finally got mine the other day and i gotta say it is a crap figure the head is sooo messed up.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: DSJ™ on October 28, 2004, 01:19 AM
I got my 3PO figure from Brent today & I agree this figure is crap! That head is awful & whats up with those eyes!
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Snively Bandar on October 28, 2004, 01:20 AM
I STILL haven't found one of these yet, despite seeing plenty of the other three ESB figures now.  Doesn't make sense, since this is the only crappy one out of the whole VOTC line.  Despite that, I still need to own one though!

Anyone else in the same boat, with no C-3POs in your area yet?  Or am I the only one who's still getting screwed on this one?
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jeff on October 28, 2004, 09:52 AM
I am still seeking an elusive vOTC 3PO. 

I've got everyone else, just lacking on 3PO.   :'(

Jeff
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 29, 2004, 03:27 AM
Man, I'm really kicking myself now.  I saw one of these the other day, but didn't have the cash, and figured, hey it's 3PO, there'll be lots of them later.  Oops.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jeff on October 29, 2004, 09:44 AM
Holy Cow!

In-Stock at Amazon.com as I write this...

vOTC 3PO at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00021Z1m4/102-8520841-1542565)

I got my order in, let's see if it shows up!

Jeff
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: DSJ™ on October 29, 2004, 09:47 AM
If it was in stock, not no more!

Quote
This item is not stocked or has been discontinued.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jeff on October 29, 2004, 09:56 AM
Dang!  Maybe I got the last two?   :-\

If so, then:

[cartman] nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah nyah![/cartman]

I got my e-mail confirmation, says they (2 vOTC 3PO) will ship tomorrow!  We shall see I guess...

Jeff

Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: DSJ™ on October 29, 2004, 10:11 AM
Hope you get them, tuff bugger to get. 
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: iFett on October 29, 2004, 12:13 PM
I put an order in for my 2 and it went in just fine.  Will have to wait till I get home to check on the confrimation as my work has a block on my personal email account.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: DSJ™ on October 29, 2004, 12:23 PM
Yep, heads up, 3PO is back in stock, $10.99.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Morgbug on October 29, 2004, 12:34 PM
Yep, heads up, 3PO is back in stock, $10.99.

Thanks :D 

Ordered two, to go with the three white Gretzky's I ordered last night (and do not expect to receive). 
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: DSJ™ on October 29, 2004, 12:42 PM
Holy ****! Here we go again!

Quote
This item is not stocked or has been discontinued.

Good luck bug boy!
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Scott on October 30, 2004, 12:00 PM
Holy Cow!

In-Stock at Amazon.com as I write this...

vOTC 3PO at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00021Z1m4/102-8520841-1542565)

I got my order in, let's see if it shows up!

Jeff
Back in Stock!
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: iFett on October 30, 2004, 02:24 PM
Not any more.  Sure he will be again later.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jim on October 30, 2004, 04:28 PM
Yup he showed up again.  Was in stock for a whole 5 minutes. 
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Scott on October 30, 2004, 11:54 PM
Yup he showed up again.  Was in stock for a whole 5 minutes. 
This is so odd, seems like he's popping up for like 5-10 minutes at a time.  Anyone get a shipping confirmation?
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jeff on October 31, 2004, 01:29 AM
I got this far...

"Shipment #1: Shipping Soon   We are preparing these items for shipment and this portion of your order cannot be canceled or changed."

Still looking good!

Jeff
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jim on October 31, 2004, 07:07 AM
I have a bad feeling about this.  Hopefully there are not a bunch of pissed off people.  But to your point Scott, it is strange it only appears for a few minutes at a time. With 3PO at only 1 per case, it seems strange all these are showing up ???
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: iFett on October 31, 2004, 12:06 PM
Amazon.com seems to think that I have no recent orders with them, yet I got an email from them stating that my order would be shipped out on 11/01.  I haven't received anything else from them stating that the order has been canceled, so I guess I'll have to wait till tomorrow to find out more.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Morgbug on October 31, 2004, 09:59 PM
I've had no word either way at the moment, so we'll see what happens.  It's like Marvel Legends or McFarlane chase pieces, order and hope for the best.  My luck thus far has sucked, so we'll see what happens here.  Everything else I've ordered from them of late has shown up.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jeff on October 31, 2004, 10:18 PM
According to Amazon, my C-3POs are set to ship tonight via USPS (lol).

I am pretty sure it is going out in the mail tomorrow... we shall see what I actually end up with!

[fingers crossed]

Jeff
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jim on November 1, 2004, 07:25 AM
Got my ship confirmation, so looks like Amazon was not BS'ing ;D
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: iFett on November 1, 2004, 07:42 AM
I have confrimation from USPS that my package is in transit!!

Date Time Location Service Area Checkpoint Details

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Oct 31, 2004    07:43:08 PM    Campbellsville KY USA    SHIPPED


 
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Scott on November 1, 2004, 10:42 AM
OMGCNFO.com  has 3PO in Stock

http://omgcnfo.com/cgi-bin/cart/shop.cgi?cmd=076930852361
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jeff on November 1, 2004, 10:53 AM
Very interesting...

Seems like NewForce got in the wave 2.5 vOTC case and are shipping them now (I got my ship confirmation today... I totally forgot that I had ordered this case from them). 

It would seem that the vOTC case wave 2.5 with C-3PO is starting to finally hit some places again, as 3PO has turned up in stock at Amazon, NewForce, and OMGCNFO.com too, I wonder if EE (who adjusted the ship date to Nov) is getting their cases in as well?

Maybe they will start popping up at retail again too?

Jeff
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Scott on November 1, 2004, 10:57 AM
I also believe BBTS got in a bunch of cases
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jim on November 1, 2004, 12:10 PM
Well it looks like this hunk o junk is not as limited as first thought. 
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Scott on November 1, 2004, 12:12 PM
Which is either good or bad depending on how you look at it :P
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: evenflow on November 1, 2004, 03:46 PM
I still can't find R2-D2 or Boba Fett
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Morgbug on November 2, 2004, 02:14 PM
According to Amazon, my C-3POs are set to ship tonight via USPS (lol).

I am pretty sure it is going out in the mail tomorrow... we shall see what I actually end up with!

[fingers crossed]

Jeff

Mine are delayed, apparently for a week.  Not cancelled, just delayed.  For the moment.  We shall see.  Maybe not as many out there as planned. 
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jeff on November 4, 2004, 08:00 PM
Very interesting...

Seems like NewForce got in the wave 2.5 vOTC case and are shipping them now (I got my ship confirmation today... I totally forgot that I had ordered this case from them). 

Got my 2x 3PO from Amazon today, along with my wave 2.5 case from NewForce (which I forgot I ordered because I didn't expect it to ship).

So, because I only needed 1 C-3PO,  it appears I've got a few extra C-3PO to sell.
edit: my extra C-3POs have been SOLD!

 :)

Jeff
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: DSJ™ on November 6, 2004, 08:21 PM
BBTS has 3PO in stock, $18.99.

OTC Vintage: C-3PO (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/toystan.asp?Queryid=sw312)
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: iFett on November 6, 2004, 08:38 PM
I finally got around to opening my package from Amazon tonight and does anyone else see a problem with 3PO's "eyes" ??

I'm a carded collector and rarely do I pay attention to the fine paint apps on each figure, but my 3PO's look pretty lame (besides the sculpt.)  One has his eyes looking down and the other he's looking to the left.  Did I miss something in the movies??
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: DSJ™ on November 6, 2004, 08:50 PM
I finally got around to opening my package from Amazon tonight and does anyone else see a problem with 3PO's "eyes" ??

That head is awful & whats up with those eyes!

Finally some else noticed, same thing here, his eyes are just so... well Marty Feldman like.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: JediMAC on November 9, 2004, 03:38 PM
Anyone else need any VOTC 3PO's?  A local buddy came across several the other day, and I think he's still got some extras for those still in need.  So LMK (soon) if you do!
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: jokabofe on November 10, 2004, 12:21 AM
Isn't that considered "scalping"  ;)  :P
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: JediMAC on November 10, 2004, 12:26 AM
Isn't that considered "scalping"  ;)  :P

Hah!  Indeed.  But only over at RS...   :P

I think we let folks help out other collectors here though (for retail), as far as I know...   8)



BTW, for anyone interested, these would be $10.81 each.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: MetalJedi on November 10, 2004, 05:08 AM
Isn't that considered "scalping"  ;)  :P

Hah!  Indeed.  But only over at RS...   :P

I think we let folks help out other collectors here though (for retail), as far as I know...   8)



BTW, for anyone interested, these would be $10.81 each.

Im interested.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: CorranHorn on November 10, 2004, 08:30 PM
Ya know after talking to Jesse last night about the VOTC C-3PO and then seeing the closeup shots in Pawlus' review, I'm leaning towards not getting this figure. It's going to leave a gap in my VOTC collection, but damn it's going to be harder to justify paying $10 for this compared to any of the other crapp VOTC figs (Luke, Obiwan, R2). Hell it be hard to justify $5 for it, no wonder this thing is shortpacked, Hasbro knew they made a stinker, so they didnt bother producing as much of it.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Morgbug on November 19, 2004, 01:31 AM
Delayed by Amazon again on 3PO.  I would dare suggest I won't see him.  I also think that early assertions that he will be the rarest of the bunch are accurate.  A temporary glut as Hasbro released the solitary case containing him is what we saw, methinks.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jesse James on November 19, 2004, 01:38 AM
If I hadn't gotten it for cost from Blue Harvester, I would NOT have bought one.  I like having it for completeness sake, but this and R2 are the worst of the lot IMO.  Even old Ben had more interest out of me than those two.

3PO though is a bad figure.  Just bad.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: CorranHorn on November 19, 2004, 09:31 PM
Delayed by Amazon again on 3PO.  I would dare suggest I won't see him.  I also think that early assertions that he will be the rarest of the bunch are accurate.  A temporary glut as Hasbro released the solitary case containing him is what we saw, methinks.

I'm not sure I get what you are saying there at the end morgbug, did Hasbro release a temp case that had nothing but C3PO in it, much like they did with Maul during TPM, or are you referencing the lone case where 3PO can be found in?
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Morgbug on November 19, 2004, 10:51 PM
Delayed by Amazon again on 3PO.  I would dare suggest I won't see him.  I also think that early assertions that he will be the rarest of the bunch are accurate.  A temporary glut as Hasbro released the solitary case containing him is what we saw, methinks.

I'm not sure I get what you are saying there at the end morgbug, did Hasbro release a temp case that had nothing but C3PO in it, much like they did with Maul during TPM, or are you referencing the lone case where 3PO can be found in?

Sorry, one of my English as second language days ::)  My bad. 

I am referencing the lone case where 3PO can be found. :)
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: CorranHorn on November 19, 2004, 11:13 PM
I hate those days so much, too bad they happen more times that not! :P
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Morgbug on November 27, 2004, 12:02 AM
3PO has shipped from Amazon, finally.  I have waaaaaay too many VOTC figures now.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jim on April 17, 2005, 06:25 PM
Remember when this was the HTF fig of the series?  My TRU has over a dozen of these things which have been sitting for a month plus now.   ???
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: DSJ™ on April 17, 2005, 08:21 PM
A dozen, lucky. He's the only VOTC figure I never saw in the stores.
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: Jim on April 17, 2005, 08:32 PM
A dozen, lucky. He's the only VOTC figure I never saw in the stores.

Still need him? 
Title: Re: VOTC C-3PO on Ebay??
Post by: DSJ™ on April 17, 2005, 08:34 PM
Nope, I landed up getting him but Thanks for the offer.  :)