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Hey Hasbro! / Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« on: August 29, 2005, 07:40 PM »
What I don't understand on this one is the price point. Stick the f**king figure on a regular ROTS card and ship it that way. Don't give me that stupid *ss "Comemorative of the DVD release packaging" crap - I though the ENTIRE ROTS line was comemorative of the MOVIE - PERIOD.

So that's the latest reason for them to up the price on a $6 figure. Pack it with a collector case and make a one-off package for the item.

F**K that sh*t. Just F**K it.

And even though I'm going to pay $14 per figure before shipping, I'm still probably NEVER going to get a MOMC one 'cause SWS employees play football with all figures before shipping them. And then cram the items into a box that is slightly too small to fit the items. It's policy afterall.

Time for someone to go knock-out George Lucas, put him into a drug-induced coma and let someone else make Episodes 7-9 so the bloodsucker merchandisers can have three more movies to look forward to instead of driving the ROTS line to the lowest level of Hell. At least then perhaps we'll stop getting candy-colored clones.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« on: August 29, 2005, 11:48 AM »
Let me just second that. The only difference for ANY of the re-released figures in both of these packs is the LACK of accessories.

Emperor - doesn't include the small lightning snap on accessories that came with the original figure

Stormtrooper - includes the smaller blaster accessory and doesn't also come with the gun-rack and pistol that the figure has been carded with so many times over.

Anakin/Vader - like DP said, doesn't include the spare hand, lightsaber hilt or a second sith lightsaber (either Vader's in an Anakin hand or Count Dooku's) like both variations of the original figure did.

Clone Pilot - again, like DP said, no radar-dish cannon, which to me is no loss since that accessory stinks and since I have seven open Gray/White Pilots and four open Black Jumpsuit Pilots, the last thing I needed was another one of those!

So unless you're a retard like me that has to get 2 of EVERYTHING no matter what, you can definitely pass on a getting a second Imperial Throne Room set - which is what A LOT of people will do, which is why KMart will have a GLUT of the Imperial set and not be able to keep the Jedi Temple Assault set on the shelves.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Toy Runs affected by Gas Prices?
« on: August 29, 2005, 11:42 AM »
My gas consumption is definitely hurting my toy runs.

Before I would try to hit at least three Targets, four WalMarts and two Toys R Us stores at least 1 - 3 times a week.

Now I've boiled my hunting down only to stores that are slightly off the beaten path of where I NEED to go. So the only TRU I go to is the one right around the corner from my job. I also hit a WalMart and Target that is right off the highway on my way to work. So basically it's M-F morning and/or night when hitting these three stores.

The only stores I will go out specifically to go on a toy run to are the KMart and WalMart that are right around the corner from my house - less than 5 minutes away. Thankfully the news just came out that we are getting a Target within a year so I could probably reduce my toy shopping to those three local stores every night before they close and only hitting TRU during my lunchbreak at work.

- Peter

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: August 29, 2005, 11:38 AM »
Pete, any indication on quantity of pieces? 2345 of 25,000 listed on the case for example?

Good question indeed. I'm sorry I didn't take note of it. I tried to take the box with me, but they wouldn't let me take it (odd) so I can't even see if there is anything on the box tonight when I go home.


- Peter

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Jedi Temple Assault Battle Pack
« on: August 29, 2005, 11:33 AM »
I was a bit surprised (as I think I said in the Recent Purchases thread) that the Jedi Temple Assault set was packaged equally with the Imperial Throne Room set.

I kinda wish they had just shipped straight packs of all six Jedi Temple Assault and then shipping the Imperial set next month - I hate when Hasbro does stuff like this - don't they realize that they are shooting the concept of these in the foot right off the bat? KMart is going to sell out fast of the Jedi Temple sets and be left holding the bag on A LOT of Imperial sets.

Stupid planning on both KMart AND Hasbro's part.

If they were going to evenly pack these - then they should have made two Battle Packs that were both Clone-themed. The second one could have Utapau and they could have put in: Obi-Wan, 3 #6 Clones painted as Cmdr. Cody grunts and Tion Meddon. That would have been a MUCH BETTER pack IMHO.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« on: August 29, 2005, 06:46 AM »
Yeah - the Jedi Temple Assault is a for the most part, a great set. The only thing that kills it is the Clone Pilot. My son looked at it last night and was like: "When was a Clone Pilot raiding the Jedi Temple?" - and I didn't know what to say to him other than: "Well Hasbro thinks there was, I don't know what to tell you."

I really wish they had just included a fourth 501st trooper.

Same thing goes with the Imperial Throne Room set. The Stormtrooper is an odd choice. Instead of having one dignitary in the box and another in the picture on the back - just include BOTH of them and forget the Stormtrooper.

I also would have re-organized the Jedi vs. XXXX sets like this:

Jedi vs. Sith:
Anakin from Yavin 4
Asajj Ventress (she wasn't full sith but close enough)
Qui-Gon Jinn
Obi-Wan Kenobi (TPM)
Darth Maul

Jedi vs. Seperatists:
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Snap-on Clone Armor)
Mace Windu
Ki-Adi Mundi (or Shaak Ti)
General Grievous

But that's just me.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: August 29, 2005, 12:08 AM »
Well - impulsively I hit the local KMart at 9:45 PM tonight before it closed.

When I got there I found that they had the freight pallets waiting for the overnight crew to stock the toy section.

On the last pallet I checked was a case of the KMart exclusive Jedi Temple Assault and Imperial Throne Room Battle Packs.

The Jedi Temple assault set is nice. I would have preferred they pack in a #28 Anakin w/Sith Eyes then the #1? Anakin figure. And of course as we've all discussed already, a Gray/White Pilot? Just like with the Shocktrooper repaint of #6, I don't mind these 501st/Special Ops blue troopers being based on the #6 body either. I'm glad they packed in the extra rifles.

The Imperial Throne Room set makes for a nice packaging piece, not much else. These will be sitting at most stores I would think. I would have preferred they included both Dignitaries instead of only one and then a Stormtrooper. Last I checked, a Stormtrooper never entered the Palpatine's throne room on the Death Star II.

In my area they rang up for $27 each. (ouch) and came in a case of 6 sets (3 of each variety). I wouldn't have packed them equally like that. There are bound to be lots of collectors (like myself) who want to grab more than just one or two to build squads of the 501st. I grabbed all three from this case so I could open up two and have six of them to "march" behind Anakin.

So it's 3 Battle Packs down, 4(?) Battle Packs to go.... (Jedi vs. Separatists, Rebels vs. Empire, Hoth Assault & Coruscant Clones - am I forgetting any?)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS DVD 3-Packs!
« on: August 24, 2005, 06:19 AM »

You're right Matt. The clone set does contain different figures than anything else we've seen so far.

Well crap.

I guess I am going to need to get two of at least the clone set.

Well - if it's any consolation, at our local WalMart stores the day the DVDs have come out, the past two sets were VERY easy to get.

The Clone Set was easier since there were only two, but with OT DVD set was odd 'cause some stores only received two different ones so it meant having to go to two stores to get all three.

Here's hoping the distribution is balanced and if you hit a WalMart at 7AM on November 1st there is a good number of all three (although, if they go heavy on the Clones, that would be smart)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - #57 and beyond
« on: August 23, 2005, 08:30 PM »
I think I might just order two of each of these cases. The mix is good enough that there's one of each new figure per case. The only stinker/catch to this is that the Darth Vader comes x2 in the Collection 1 case. This is really odd to me, why didn't they put in an Anakin like the #28 Sith Eyes variant or something else similar, afterall, he was only Darth Vader in the suit for the last few minutes of the movie. They should also be re-shipping the Red Shocktrooper in the Collection 1 case as well. So my perfect Collection 1 case would be:

1x #6 Shocktrooper
1x #28 Anakin Skywalker w/Sith Eyes Paint Variant
1x #33 Green Clone Commander
2x Commander Gree (EIII #57) (NEW)
2x Commander Bly (EIII #59) (NEW)
1x Wookiee Commando (EIII #58) (NEW)
1x Grievous' Bodyguard #2 (EIII #60) (NEW)
1x Passel Argente (EIII #61) (NEW)
1x Cat Miin (EIII #62) (NEW)
1x Neimodian Commander (EIII #63) (NEW)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS DVD 3-Packs!
« on: August 23, 2005, 08:22 PM »
For me - just like the DVD and Clone Wars packs - these sets will be one of the VERY few items where I only get one of each different pack (instead of my typical two). The figures are identical, I have no need to have a set of 3-packs opened.

I do like the artwork on the package. Thank goodness there isn't anything really "new" about these, otherwise people would probably be more upset about these coming out.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Anyone know the Target DCPI #s?
« on: August 23, 2005, 08:18 PM »
Unfortunately, your mileage may vary when it comes to these DPCI numbers working in your local Target's price scanner. Some of them have blocked the ability to type in a number and have it return valid information.

Other Target stores don't even have the type of scanner you can type a number into or that display the stock-room availability.

I think I'm going to have to really spend some time this weekend trying to get a DPCI barcode generator up and running.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Sam's Club Exclusives?
« on: August 21, 2005, 10:48 PM »
I will definitely buy these at whatever price they charge, plus the 10% mark-up for not being a member (I refuse to join Sams Club when I'm already a BJ's member).

I'm hoping that the Mustafar Playset will just be packaged with #6 Shocktrooper repaints and the ARC-170 will be packaged with R4-G9 and three gray or black pilots. That way, there won't be any need for me to buy openers of either. Although, the fact that figures are now $6 each and both sets come with four, that means you're really only paying $6 for an ARC-170 or the Mustafar playset. Not a bad deal.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Other Retailers... Check them out!
« on: August 21, 2005, 11:26 AM »
KMart recently came through for me - I'd been going crazy trying to get a MOMC set of the Tarkin wave figures.

My local WalMart got them in, but all of the pieces were banged up. So that took care of my loose ones, but not my MOC ones. I tried ordering for Amazon and that didn't work, I tried ordering from a seller on eBay and got screwed, so to find them at KMart for $6.99 each, I was happy to finally get the ordeal of getting these figures over with.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: August 20, 2005, 02:49 PM »
Picked up 2 Green Clone Commanders, 12 Shocktroopers and a Nemoidian Warror (just to pair up with my other open one)...

At K-Mart I found my MOMC Tarkin, Ask Aak and Meena Tills figures I've been going crazy trying to get.

I think with the exception of the Target Wave 3 Cup w/Figure sets (Vader, Leia, Stormtrooper) and any new BattlePacks that come out (any one except Jedi vs. Sith). I'm all caught up for a change.

Feels good.

This REALLY has been a good week.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: TRU Exclusive Clones!
« on: August 19, 2005, 12:59 PM »
With so many other retailer exclusives shown at Comic Con, for these NOT to appear was an indicator to me that the story was RS bull$hit.

I mean, even if they didn't have the physical paint samples, they could have at least shown them in the slide presentation like they did with the Target Stealth Cammo Clone.

With the options that will be available to allow collectors to get both Shocktroopers and 501st Speical Ops Troopers, these sets were really un-necessary, except for the Utapau Clone design.

I'm a firm believer in the fact that the #6 clone will continue to ship, even throughout the assortments of the final 12 so eventually, even that figure will be easy to get. It's harder right now simply 'cause he comes only 1 per case.

The 501st clones are coming BOTH in the Jedi Temple Assault Battle Pack AND as a repaint of #41 - so if you want to build an 501st army you'll be able to do so.

If I had a choice, I would much rather be limited to these options then get these designed painted on the Deluxe Clone 3-pack statues. The body sculpts on them are pretty bad, especially the standing clone. It's bad enough they made four different versions of that pack, we didn't need three more.

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