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Yo_Mama
12-18-2005, 08:32 AM
I've been waiting and waiting for Gentle Giant to release the AOTC Clonetrooper bustups... I missed the Blue version that was an exclusive... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif Does anyone know when they should be released? http://www.rebelscum.com/gallery/tf04-gentlegiant/IMG_5930.jpg

NS_Stormtrooper
12-18-2005, 08:40 AM
No idea when they're coming out. Since AOTC was a "less" popular Star Wars film, it was probably a marketing decision to hold off on them and release the Stormtrooper and ROTS Clonetrooper army builders first in order to build support for the line and capitalize on the release of ROTS. Hopefully, when GG does release them, they make more pose variants other than the pointing pose we've seen so far.

Big_Matt
12-18-2005, 10:21 AM
I'd love to see other poses. I'm not really for being able to buy the regular blue one in that pose, when I already paid more than I should have for him on ebay.

NS_Stormtrooper
12-18-2005, 10:33 AM
I'd love to see other poses. I'm not really for being able to buy the regular blue one in that pose, when I already paid more than I should have for him on ebay.



Good point. GG should just release a white, a red, a yellow, and a green version. Let the 2004 Toy Fair blue Clonetrooper remain HTF.

Rod
12-18-2005, 10:49 AM
Then others will be ticked cause they can't get the blue they missed cause they just started collecting this one or two waves ago.

Big_Matt
12-18-2005, 11:20 AM
My heart goes out to them, but don't make a somewhat limited item suddenly very easy to acquire. It's like being able to just buy a Blackhole stormtrooper or Gree bust-up.

NS_Stormtrooper
12-18-2005, 12:32 PM
If GG does another blue Clonetrooper bust-up, it has to be atleast a different sculpt. Once a company makes an exclusive, that particular items has to remain exclusive - just from a consumer relations point of view.

Big_Matt
12-18-2005, 12:59 PM
Even besides the fact that is would [censored] alot of people off (myself included), it would be pretty damn boring to have 4 different colored clones all in the same pose.

stewbacca
12-19-2005, 08:47 AM
If GG does another blue Clonetrooper bust-up, it has to be atleast a different sculpt. Once a company makes an exclusive, that particular items has to remain exclusive - just from a consumer relations point of view.



I understand that but the item would remain an exclusive because of the packaging, plastic bag as it is.

Look at last years toy fair fett-- same chase as the later set but it is an exclusive because of the exclusive packaging - a plastic bag with a pamphlet inside.

Personally I would love for them to rerelease it because 1200% markup on an item is a little too steep.

I would feel sorry for the people who overpaid for this, but only for a few minutes.

No one sheds any tears when they drop the price on an item I purchase at retail that then goes on clearance.

So I am all for a rerelease.

Or package the chase figures all in one box and charge me 30 bucks for it (Gree, 3 Blackhole Troopers, Blue Clonetrooper) Make it another new exclusive. Then everyone will stay happy, except for everyone that shelled out 65-70 bucks a piece for these.

And since I doubt everyone has all 3 troopers I dont think anyone would complain.

Yo_Mama
12-19-2005, 12:42 PM
I would feel sorry for the people who overpaid for this, but only for a few minutes.

No one sheds any tears when they drop the price on an item I purchase at retail that then goes on clearance.

So I am all for a rerelease.




Ahmen brother!!!!!!!!!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Sentinel
12-20-2005, 07:53 PM
Where can i Find them??? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

NS_Stormtrooper
12-21-2005, 05:54 AM
Where can i Find them??? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



If you're referring to the AOTC Clonetrooper Bust-ups, they haven't been released yet and don't appear to be on the horizon anytime soon. The only one that's seen the light of day is the exclusive 2004 Toy Fair Blue Clonetrooper.

Sentinel
12-21-2005, 08:00 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

- Darth Vader

Big_Matt
12-21-2005, 08:01 AM
They pop up on ebay every now and then - expect to pay at least $30 for it when you see it.

stewbacca
12-21-2005, 08:24 AM
Its up to over 60 now.

A blackhole stormie and blue clone went for 123 combined.

Both auctions just ended sunday.

Holiday bump I know but Im sure the Gree will just increase the demand.

Im so glad the new chases are just clear "ice" versions- no new sculpts or paint jobs of different characters.