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Title: Bonus figure vehicle sets - at Kohl's!
Post by: CHEWIE on May 2, 2005, 03:42 PM
Hmmm... this is very interesting.  According to RS, the AT-RT has appeared now at Kohls - but with a Bonus Clone Trooper.

Check out this image -

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/AT-RT-Bonus-Clone.jpg

Regular price is $19.99 at Kohl's (doubt Kohl's would get an exlusive, but you never know, they do have a lot more Star Wars stuff than I would have thought).  If these show up at Walmart/Target/TRU, hopefully they will still be $14.99. 

Pretty cool that Hasbro has done this... maybe, just maybe they will start throwing in army-builders like this to help sell vehicles. 

 :P
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Ryan on May 2, 2005, 04:02 PM
Cool, I could use both of these. I doubt it'd be an exclusive, but JCPenny did get some exclusives back in the POTF2 days, so who knows. I love bonus clones, everything should have bonus clones. :)
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 2, 2005, 04:10 PM
I love bonus clones, everything should have bonus clones. :)

I'd have a hard time arguing with that point!   :D
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Jesse James on May 2, 2005, 04:11 PM
If everything came with a Bonus Clone, that'd be great.  With the molds tooled, the figure could easily get slipped into many different packages in future assortments, slight label change, and instant hit I think.

I'll be looking for these AT-RT's I know, especially since Kohl's often has sales.  They're like Penney's in many respects, and they ALWAYS have a sale going.  Unfortunately they're not all that common out here save for being near malls, so it'll be a trek towards a mall for me I guess to spot this.

I know I want more RT's though (crappy figure and all, the walker itself is fantastic I think), so if I get a Clone with it extra, more the better for me. :)
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Famine on May 2, 2005, 04:12 PM
Some one, go to Khols and fetch me one.

Chop chop!

Kevin
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Ryan on May 2, 2005, 04:23 PM
Ummm... going off on a tangent here....... is the Turbo tank Drive the same armor type as the At-RT driver? If so why didn't hey use that guy with ball jointed legs? It'd be soooo much better but oh well. It's Hasbro I guess this should be expexted by now. ::)
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Gatillo on May 2, 2005, 04:25 PM
I'm gonna have to track one of those bad boys down.  Hopefully I'll get one.  I love these AT-RTs, just when you think they are going to tip over, they keep walking.
Gatillo

You are never alone when you have a clone with you.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Rob on May 2, 2005, 04:34 PM
I'd been planning on buying 1 or two more of these - glad I waited...
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Nathan on May 2, 2005, 04:52 PM
Sounds fantastic! I already have the AT-RT and I doubt I'll buy it again just because of this, but hopefully they do this same thing with other vehicles and sets (with battledroids instead of clones in the case of Seppie vehicles).
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Violentfix on May 2, 2005, 04:56 PM
It's good business, if there was a clone with every vehicle, it would promote troop building and troop build must be good for business.

Now all we need to do is to convince Hasbro to double production and distribution on clones so I don't have to hunt for them.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on May 2, 2005, 07:09 PM
While this is a very good concept, I can't see it being terribly succesful from a collector's standpoint, if only for the fact that the vehicles are expensive and those of us who already have the vehicles, in more cases than not, only want/need one of them.  At the very least though, the Clone looks to be the #6 version with no obvious differences, so it's not like there is anything really "exclusive" about it aside from the packaging.

That being said, it would have been nice had the ARC-170 included 3 Clone Pilots and a generic astromech; the Obi-Wan and Anakin starfighters could have included pack-in pilots for each; and the BARC Speeder could have included a Biker Sco...oh, it had one?  I thought that was an old Applause PVC that someone tossed in my box by mistake. :)

And distribution sucks because distribution has always sucked.  Hasbro's had 10 years to figure out distribution and case pack ratios and they haven't gotten any better at it in that time.  Just look at future case assortments and you'll see that many of the first 12 that aren't Vader are still being mixed in and I think we're going to have one hell of a summer ahead of us.

Somehow I don't think that the #7 R2-D2 is going to be in a whole lot of demand by the time the Mustafar Sound version comes out later this summer (or, by the rate things are going, next weekend).  ::)



Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 2, 2005, 08:12 PM
Nice little army building set with the extra clone #6, I'll finally get a couple AT-RT's now.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Darth Broem on May 2, 2005, 08:39 PM
This would put me in the market for an AT-RT as well.  Nice idea. 
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Ryan on May 2, 2005, 10:09 PM
On a related note, the preview Wookiee warrior is now being packed in with the BARC speeder as well. Gotta love bonus clones adn wookiees. :) ;D

Pretend it came from somewhere else though (http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/freefigwithbarc.jpg) ::)
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Nathan on May 2, 2005, 11:24 PM
Sweet! Good thing I haven't bought a BARC yet.

Although considering the spoilers I've seen, I think it would make more sense to put the Wookiee with the AT-RT and the clone with the BARC.... *scratches head*
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 3, 2005, 09:53 AM
Sweet! Good thing I haven't bought a BARC yet.

Although considering the spoilers I've seen, I think it would make more sense to put the Wookiee with the AT-RT and the clone with the BARC.... *scratches head*

*spoilers*

Actually, if you take a look at, I think, issue 3 of the ROTS comic book adaptation, Chewie and Tarful help Yoda fight his way past what looks like a squad of the clone that comes with the Barc - so perhaps they actually got it right (if the comic is to be believed).
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Xander on May 3, 2005, 10:39 AM
I saw this up last night, Hasbro toyshop.com (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=219&ID=15921), and it looks like its still there.  When I saw this, I thought I had been missing out on the AT-RTs because of this bonus clone, so now I'm hope I catch it on the second go around.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 3, 2005, 12:24 PM
I saw this up last night, Hasbro toyshop.com (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=495&SBR=219&ID=15921), and it looks like its still there. 

Hopefully, this means that this isn't a Khols exclusive. Can anyone confirm if these will be widely available?
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on May 3, 2005, 01:13 PM
I'm gonna have to track one of those bad boys down.  Hopefully I'll get one.  I love these AT-RTs, just when you think they are going to tip over, they keep walking.
Gatillo

You are never alone when you have a clone with you.


Holy ****! Are you the same Gatillo from the old Yakface forums?
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: JediMAC on May 3, 2005, 01:33 PM
Definitely a nice nod to the army building collectors (all collectors for that matter), to toss in a bonus figure with these vehicles now.  But a painful blow to packaging completists who now need to go buy another one of these things...  Ouch!  Not that I'm complaining though, as I'm well aware of the fact that it's my own fault that I'm such a freak!  :P

So I wonder if the Boga's gonna get similar treatment...
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: ruiner on May 3, 2005, 01:41 PM
Man, I just bought the AT-RT this past weekend with NO bonus figure...and I paid $20 for it at Target - was this priced wrong??

 :o
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Darby on May 3, 2005, 02:16 PM
Should only have been $15.  I think.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Ryan on May 3, 2005, 02:21 PM
I think it is supposed to be $15 as well, but at some Targets it will ring up at $20 for some strange reason.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Xander on May 3, 2005, 03:36 PM
Wal-martdotcom (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=3861794) has it in stock for $14.86.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Gatillo on May 3, 2005, 09:13 PM
Yeah Lando is me.  Chewie tracked me down and lead me here.  I have been catching up reading the posts and posting as I can.
Nice to be part of a forum group again.
Gatillo

Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Diddly on May 3, 2005, 09:30 PM
Nice! I have reason to buy these vehicles now. :)
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Xander on May 5, 2005, 06:31 PM
Saw one at Target today, and I didn't realize the white clone rider pictured isn't the one that's included. Its this green guy:

(http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/07/69/30/85/0007693085347_AV_500X500.jpg)

I didn't get one, but he wasn't what I was expecting from the other images I saw.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: iFett on May 6, 2005, 07:50 AM
Not that this is a big deal or anything, but the boxes with the bonus figs are about 1/2" shorter length wise than what the originals were.  I just found it odd that Hasbro needed to do this.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 6, 2005, 11:54 AM
Wow, it's been several days and still no word on whether these will be available beyond Khol's. Also, why would Khol's be able to get something first?

This is quite interesting.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Jeff on May 6, 2005, 12:00 PM
Wow, it's been several days and still no word on whether these will be available beyond Khol's. Also, why would Khol's be able to get something first?

This is quite interesting.

All the info I have heard thus far from Hasbro indicates that these will only be able at Kohl's (therefore Kohl's exclusives).

Jeff
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Darth Broem on May 6, 2005, 12:21 PM
That is really weird.  Why Kohl's of all places? 
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: CHEWIE on May 6, 2005, 12:25 PM
Yeah Lando is me.  Chewie tracked me down and lead me here.  I have been catching up reading the posts and posting as I can.
Nice to be part of a forum group again.
Gatillo



It's damn cool that we're all under the same roof again.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Paul on May 7, 2005, 02:00 PM
I got my AT RT with Bonus Clone today...not bad...the price was $17.99.

They had a TON of them, and they even had the BARC with Wookie...I'd like the wookie (I can't tell if he is different from the Sneak Peak) but the BARC Bike is not for me. I'm going to wait to army build that one till the Deluxe (with some Jedi I think) one comes out.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: starwax137 on May 8, 2005, 11:52 AM
Stass Allie is the Jedi that comes with the deluxe one, but it's a different bike.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Paul on May 8, 2005, 09:55 PM
Stass Allie is the Jedi that comes with the deluxe one, but it's a different bike.

Same bike but no super wheel and pull cord right?  Please say yes....
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Famine on May 8, 2005, 10:01 PM
From what I gathered, yes.

Kevin
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Ryan on May 9, 2005, 03:04 AM
That is really weird.  Why Kohl's of all places? 

JC Penney used to have exclusives. Still it is mainly a clothing store, it is kind of stupid. ::)
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 9, 2005, 12:52 PM
I gave in and picked these up. I got a $10 off coupon for my next purchase though, so I'm using that to buy some figures there.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Aaron_D on May 13, 2005, 04:54 AM
Regular price is $19.99 at Kohl's (doubt Kohl's would get an exlusive, but you never know, they do have a lot more Star Wars stuff than I would have thought).  If these show up at Walmart/Target/TRU, hopefully they will still be $14.99.

Has there been any word of these two bonus figure sets being found anywhere other than Kohl's so far?  I just can't believe that a store like Kohl's would be getting Star Wars exclusives, when they hadn't ever even sold the figures (that I know of) until just a month and a half ago.  Seems strange.  Heck, Kmart doesn't even have a figure exclusive.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Jeff on May 13, 2005, 09:03 AM
Has there been any word of these two bonus figure sets being found anywhere other than Kohl's so far? I just can't believe that a store like Kohl's would be getting Star Wars exclusives, when they hadn't ever even sold the figures (that I know of) until just a month and a half ago. Seems strange.

Actually, Kohl's has carried the figures for the launch of each prequel movie, they just don't carry them much after the first few months is all.  They will get in figures here and there as each new line is launched, but they are not a regular SW retailer at all.

All the info we have received thus far from Hasbro indicates that these will only be available as Kohl's exclusives...

Jeff
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 13, 2005, 09:32 AM

All the info we have received thus far from Hasbro indicates that these will only be available as Kohl's exclusives...

Jeff

I've heard this as well now.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: darkksith on May 14, 2005, 04:14 AM
i found  a case each of both the at-rt and barc speeder wth the bonus figs at a MEIJER store in michigan yesterday for $14.99 each. it looks like these are not kohl's exclusives after all.
Title: Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
Post by: Nicklab on May 14, 2005, 11:16 AM
I saw both of these yesterday.  I passed simply because I didn't want to part with $40 for them.