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DarthSith
10-23-2005, 10:55 PM
Well, here is an ebay link. First in hand auction I have seen. Perhaps I'm just slow but he's in Cali.

http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-WARS-SAGA-COLLECTION-2006-BOUSHH-LEIA-IN-HAND-LOT_W0QQitemZ6008115541QQcategoryZ2476QQrdZ1QQcmdZ ViewItem

Darth Maul holo and Amidala holo. I can't believe the pains of the completist if Hasbrother does what I think he will do.

The_Truth
10-23-2005, 11:00 PM
How!?!?!?!

DarthSith
10-23-2005, 11:04 PM
You got me, but I haven't seen those cardback pics anywhere else. I don't even have all of the final 12 yet in ROTS! If anyone else spots any other auctions please list them here.

sithspider
10-23-2005, 11:04 PM
I wonder where the other 2 are. I wonder how these get out. they must know someone.

The_Truth
10-23-2005, 11:06 PM
nevermind

EeChooTaa
10-23-2005, 11:17 PM
This seller has also had the variant sandtrooper from evolutions for a little while now. It is strange how he gets things so early. Very tempting at $69.99, in a very impatient way.

CommanderRedd
10-23-2005, 11:17 PM
Here's another link to the same guy's store. I'd rather wait a month or two instead of paying 70 dollars for ONe figure.

http://stores.ebay.com/BLUE-DOT-TOYZ_MISC-CARDED_W0QQcolZ2QQdirZQ2d1QQftidZ2QQtZkm

sithspider
10-23-2005, 11:30 PM
very intresting. I am going to wait till this hit the stores.

GNT
10-24-2005, 03:37 AM
Most likely buys them from overseas to resell at a higher price.

Darth_Anton
10-24-2005, 12:36 PM
At least this means that we'll most likely see the '06 line start to hit before years end.

tauntaunweequay
10-24-2005, 03:18 PM
Weird! Deja vu, I SWEAR Ive seen this thread before today verbatim, post for post!

ForceMasterFisto
10-24-2005, 03:28 PM
I can't believe Hasbro is randomly packing the holos! I'm not even a MOC collector, but that's just ridiculous. Plus, there will be certain holos that I want. I have a feeling the rebelscum trading forums will come in handy.

tauntaunweequay
10-24-2005, 03:32 PM
Lovley how quick those sold for the very reasonable price of $70! <----SARCASM!

DarthVice
10-24-2005, 03:32 PM
70$$ wow retarded.

Smudger9
10-24-2005, 05:19 PM
Its amazing how much some people will pay in order to get the figure as early as possible.... why not buy a POTF boushh of e-bay for $5, look at it for a month and then get the SAGA boushh at retail???

Khev
10-24-2005, 05:28 PM
I really hope these aren't going to hit stores before December. There's a few more ROTS figures and vehicles I want to get first and my checking account could use the break. January would be even better.

GamorreanGuard
10-24-2005, 07:29 PM
I really hope these aren't going to hit stores before December. There's a few more ROTS figures and vehicles I want to get first and my checking account could use the break. January would be even better.



I agree with you. I still need 9 of the final 12, and I have none of the vehicles yet.

I hope they come out around the end of December, beginning of January.

mrmforceX
10-24-2005, 07:36 PM
We will see these on the shelf by December. Since these are already showing up from overseas, then it's only 4-6 weeks before they hit pretty heavy here.

Darth_Broem
10-24-2005, 08:26 PM
I wonder how much the winning bid will be? or is that the winning bid. I am to lazy to check now.

Habs98
10-24-2005, 10:43 PM
It's always the people with no patience and the whole attitude of "I have to have it first" is what I don't understand.

The_Truth
10-24-2005, 10:56 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6007190389&ssPageName=MERC_VI_RSCC_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT#ebay photohosting

He has the variant.

JangoandBobaFett
10-25-2005, 12:00 AM
That lucky [censored]!

DarthSith
10-25-2005, 08:24 AM
I think after reading these posts that the figs will hit a little before Christmas. Call it a hunch but since I was a kid I can remember Hasbro doing stuff like this. In the POTF line they did the red carded Greedo, Sandtrooper, Jawas and Luke Stormie. They will probably do a limited release of the first wave imo.

Anyone seen any more auctions for these?

gorkoracing
10-28-2005, 03:02 PM
He has more on there selling them individually right now 30 for mint figure and 20 for non mint figure

CobraKaiDojo
10-28-2005, 03:41 PM
Maybe this scalper picked them up from Toy Rocket (http://www.toyrocket.com/jsp/catalog/productsfind.jsp?keywords=saga2006).
I think someone posted that link earlier. But what a complete FOOL. Even if he is the type to buy strictly ebay, why not at least wait until they are out and get it for maybe 1/4 of that?

What an a**.

DarthSith
10-28-2005, 03:51 PM
I totally forgot about toyrocket. All of those high priced stores tick me off even more than scalpers for some reason.

GNT
10-28-2005, 06:36 PM
Hey Guys,
I just got home and I recieved 4 of the new 2006 figs.
I will post a TON of pics tonight. Alos look for the full stroy on RS main page.

1st impression-
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The packaging and cardbacks is EVERYTHING we hoped for and MORE!
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The holo figs are really tiny and are certainly random characters.
I got:Maul, Amidala(TPM queen), Han, Jedi Luke.
The figures do look like the stands are included. I will open these up soon and verify.
Leia is scale (very tiny) and the detonator looks removable. Chewie has a real metal chain.
I've got to get back to work, but will give the full details and pics later tonight!





where'd ya get 'em at?





Im guessing eBay.

mrmforceX
10-29-2005, 12:00 AM
UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, not sure why GNT locked the new thread that I posted this afternoon. My intention was for a new thread since I will be covering the ins and outs of this new line.
Hopefully, people will see it here.


Anyway, on with the show:
Here's the deal: Hasbro really went all out with the packaging. A PERFECT combination of ROTS and SAGA-1.
Looks GREAT! Carded collectors will be VERY happy with this line. They even strengthened the J hook with plastic on the back.
http://www.mrmforce.com/saga1.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/saga27.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/saga8.JPG
The holo figures? well, they are what they are. It looks like "good guys" will come with "good guy holos" and "bad guys" with "bad guy holos". The card back is outlined blue for good/red for bad. They are about 1/2 the size of the basic figures and simply a chunk of plastic. They all come on a circular base with the rebel insignia on the "good" and the imperial insignia on the "bad". If these things take off, then there will be a HUGE problem with people stealing them. The cardbacks are taped like the ROTS cards, but it is MUCH smaller. It will only take a VERY small cut of the tape, and then peel the corner back and someone can pop out the holo figure. Expect A LOT of theft with these. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif
http://www.mrmforce.com/saga22.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/saga23.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/saga31.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/saga32.JPG

What I REALLY like about the figures is the stands. Each figure comes with a movie related stand (i.e Return of the Jedi) with the figures name printed on the stand.
http://www.mrmforce.com/saga33.JPG

I'll give the figure break down pics in the appropriate figure's thread.
Oh yeah, the figures fit nicely in the ROTS style starcases, but do not fit well in the official Hasbro ROTS cases.
http://www.mrmforce.com/saga7.JPG
http://www.mrmforce.com/saga9.JPG

ENJOY! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

bluesparrow
10-29-2005, 04:59 AM
Great work of documenting every aspect. Can't wait to see your pics of Han Solo and Bib Fortuna.

CommanderRedd
10-29-2005, 11:59 AM
You can buy'em for 30 bones each at this link.

http://stores.ebay.com/BLUE-DOT-TOYZ_SAGA-2006-CARDED_W0QQcolZ2QQdirZQ2d1QQftidZ2QQtZkm

Darth_Broem
10-29-2005, 12:31 PM
Yeah, or you can wait a few weeks and get all of them for under $30!!!

jrsharp21
10-29-2005, 12:52 PM
Here are my pics of all six figures.

http://photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/

And no I didn't get them overseas.

DSIILuke
10-29-2005, 01:05 PM
Here are my pics of all six figures.

http://photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/

And no I didn't get them overseas.



Wow, very cool. This sucks for me, b/c seeing ALL of them carded, I prob. wont be able to pass any of them up, meaning Ill be collecting entire waves (of the OT, in any case) lol, and Ill be even more broke than I already am now. I got, what, 2 dollars....wait make it three, I just counted out change... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif Awesome pics, cant wait to get my hands on these!

Lumparrwarump78
10-29-2005, 01:15 PM
Online: http://www.toyrocket.com/index.html
In stock and ready to ship. Yodanews.com link http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

DSIILuke
10-29-2005, 01:21 PM
Online: http://www.toyrocket.com/index.html
In stock and ready to ship. Yodanews.com link http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



Ive seen this before, def. not paying 30 a pop for one figure. When they do come out, I can get all 6 for 30

Lumparrwarump78
10-29-2005, 01:23 PM
Im not buying them. Im a teen, so I cant afford that. I just thought maybe some would.

DSIILuke
10-29-2005, 01:29 PM
Im not buying them. Im a teen, so I cant afford that. I just thought maybe some would.



Its smarter to wait and build up the funds and excitement for um, so when they do hit stores you have that drive to go out and get um http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

jrsharp21
10-29-2005, 01:29 PM
Yea 30 dollars a pop is a bit much. I am sure they will be out before Xmas time if not beginning of December.

DSIILuke
10-29-2005, 01:32 PM
Yea 30 dollars a pop is a bit much. I am sure they will be out before Xmas time if not beginning of December.



Look more towards the beginning of December! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Lumparrwarump78
10-29-2005, 01:33 PM
As much as I love all teh new stuff sometimes I wish hasbro would stop and le me catch up! Ill keep my eyes peeled at stores then http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

D. Martin
10-29-2005, 02:23 PM
$30??? Only an idiot would spend that much. Really. They'll be $5 on store shelves very soon. Don't waste your money.

Slambo
10-29-2005, 02:37 PM
Well, it would be in Phillip's interest to shell out that kind of money. I'd assume that 30 dollars a pop is a small price for bragging rights of being the first photo archive to have saga pics.

TEEBO
10-29-2005, 03:27 PM
hey mrmforceX, how did you get a hold of these dude? Thanks for the heads up with holographic emperor.

mrmforceX
10-29-2005, 04:57 PM
hey mrmforceX, how did you get a hold of these dude? Thanks for the heads up with holographic emperor.



No problem Teebo hope you picked the Holo Emperor up.

anyway, I got the figs from the early ebay auction from redsixx.
I ordered the other 2 from toyrocket which should be here any day. I'll post more pics then.

JediKnutt
10-29-2005, 07:42 PM
I remember seeing 4 ROTS figures go for $200 each in March. Some people have more money than sense. I wonder if the price is going to go up at retail thanks to the holo figures? And by randomly packed, does this mean every individual figure will have a different holo? Variation nightmare!

UNIT01
10-29-2005, 09:07 PM
Here are my pics of all six figures.

http://photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/

And no I didn't get them overseas.



Hey, what holo is included with your Chewbacca?

GNT
10-30-2005, 12:42 AM
Looks like Yoda to me.

jrsharp21
10-30-2005, 12:07 PM
My pics of the 6 saga figs.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/leia1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/leia2.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/hansolo1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/hansolo2.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/bibfortuna1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/bibfortuna2.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/barada1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/barada2.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/chewbacca1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/chewbacca2.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/bobafett1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/xaos916/star%20wars/bobafett2.jpg

R1G4R3PO
10-30-2005, 02:36 PM
. I wonder if the price is going to go up at retail thanks to the holo figures?

And by randomly packed, does this mean every individual figure will have a different holo? Variation nightmare!



according to target's dpci they will be $6.99 each

--only if one makes it a nightmare (for theselves)

CaptainCharisma
10-30-2005, 03:06 PM
I wouldn't count on these necessarily hitting shelves before December. This seller had Holo Emperors way back in July, and Shadow Troopers in August.

-DD

stylie_steve
10-30-2005, 05:15 PM
Lets get some loose and comparison pics of the repacked/retooled/repainted figures from this wave from the people who have them already.

I want to know if they are different enough to warrent buying agian!

AmanaMatt
10-30-2005, 05:25 PM
Did they replace the awful button on that Fett with an actual rocket? It seemed like it in the pic, but please confirm.


Thanks for the pics, they have me pumped for this line.

Inigo_Montoya
10-30-2005, 05:26 PM
Yes, as the Loose Collector adage goes:
"Tear them out... Alll of them."

Lumparrwarump78
10-31-2005, 01:44 PM
Here are soem pre prders for 15 bucks a pop. Still a bit expensive. http://www.brianstoys.com/shop/customer/home.php?cat=1885

Seize9
11-21-2005, 10:43 PM
So it's almost December and the Unleashed Battlepacks have already been spotted at some Walmarts. Which makes me think we should definitely be seeing these a bit sooner than expected (or at least I'm hoping).

In Which store do you think the Saga figures are most likely going to turn up first? I'm guessing Walmart too? although the K-marts around here have been notorius lately for releasing new lines of SW figures a bit ahead of time (they did with the OTC and ROTS figures-too bad I never go there).

I'm itching for new stuff. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

kiadiwhoi
11-22-2005, 12:05 AM
it's cool and all but there are plenty of toys i don't have that i would rather spend $70.00 on.and i can wait three or
four more months for wave 1 of 2006 to come up in stores.
That guy is a big scalper.easy way to make some money but remember the collect to collect code of honor.

Lady_Jaye
11-22-2005, 07:51 AM
Some Wal Marts are completely bare again, so maybe they might be getting a whole mess of these figures in time for the holidays, and to get a jump on the competition!!!

Darth_Anton
11-22-2005, 10:19 AM
Based on previous experience, we should see these mid-December.

DSIILuke
11-22-2005, 11:05 AM
it's cool and all but there are plenty of toys i don't have that i would rather spend $70.00 on.and i can wait three or
four more months for wave 1 of 2006 to come up in stores.
That guy is a big scalper.easy way to make some money but remember the collect to collect code of honor.




Id rather wait. Id like to spend my hard earned cash and have the excitement of finding them in stores as opposed to buying them for 30$ a pop. Im a nut, but Im not crazy

Seize9
11-22-2005, 11:13 AM
Some Wal Marts are completely bare again, so maybe they might be getting a whole mess of these figures in time for the holidays, and to get a jump on the competition!!!



That would be nice...most of the Walmarts here are jammed packed with Vaders and Mustafar Sentries, so if they do receive stuff the only way to get them would be by being there when they pull the pallets out. Not like that is anything new for me though...I prefer late night hunting. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Blight
11-22-2005, 02:26 PM
omgcnfo.com (http://omgcnfo.com) has relatively unexpensive preorders on them

Seize9
11-22-2005, 04:23 PM
If these turn out to be at $6.99 like rumored, prices at OMGCNF0 are not that bad at all.

But I'll still wait till I see them (might even be a good idea to start checking up on the DPCI# for them).

The_Truth
11-22-2005, 06:38 PM
Won't there just be one day when their released? Whats the point of pre ordering them?

Seize9
11-22-2005, 06:46 PM
Won't there just be one day when their released? Whats the point of pre ordering them?



http://forum.electroalliance.net/images/smiles/icon_question.gif


Didn't understand what you meant, like an official date?

Either way some people choose to preorder to make sure they get them...simple as that.

darkpowers
11-22-2005, 06:49 PM
makes about as much sense as paying $1000 for an xbox360 on ebay. HAHA!

The_Truth
11-22-2005, 06:50 PM
Won't there just be one day when their released? Whats the point of pre ordering them?



http://forum.electroalliance.net/images/smiles/icon_question.gif


Didn't understand what you meant, like an official date?

Either way some people choose to preorder to make sure they get them...simple as that.


Yes an official date is what I mean.

Seize9
11-22-2005, 06:53 PM
I really doubt there will be such thing...they come out when they come out, or at least it's been that way forever...

DSIILuke
11-22-2005, 06:57 PM
I just hope its soon

The_Truth
11-22-2005, 06:58 PM
I really doubt there will be such thing...they come out when they come out, or at least it's been that way forever...


Well what about April 2nd or am I overlooking something?

Seize9
11-22-2005, 07:04 PM
I only recall there being 3 "Midnight Madness" events, one for each prequel.

That's the only time that I ever remember there being a special set date to buy new figures...every other time it's been a "miss it at your peril" type way, no set dates, etc, just find them or you don't.

DSIILuke
11-22-2005, 07:05 PM
I only recall there being 3 "Midnight Madness" events, one for each prequel.

That's the only time that I ever remember there being a special set date to buy new figures...every other time it's been a "miss it at your peril" type way, no set dates, etc, just find them or you don't.



Thats how I thought it was too

The_Truth
11-22-2005, 07:08 PM
I only recall there being 3 "Midnight Madness" events, one for each prequel.

That's the only time that I ever remember there being a special set date to buy new figures...every other time it's been a "miss it at your peril" type way, no set dates, etc, just find them or you don't.


Well that bites.

Neal
11-22-2005, 07:11 PM
There will be no "official" release date. As mentioned before, the three Midnight Madness events are the only time this has happened.

Seize9
11-22-2005, 07:14 PM
Well that bites.



Exactly why some people opt to preorder. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

The_Truth
11-22-2005, 07:17 PM
Well that bites.



Exactly why some people opt to preorder. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif


Gotcha! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif Not sounding like such a bad idea now.

CommanderRedd
11-22-2005, 09:07 PM
They got'em again at BlueDot's. 20 is'nt TOO bad. But I'd just wait.

http://stores.ebay.com/BLUE-DOT-TOYZ_W0QQcolZ2QQdirZQ2d1QQftidZ2QQtZkm

Seize9
11-22-2005, 09:32 PM
They got'em again at BlueDot's. 20 is'nt TOO bad.





$20 isn't too bad? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif



I guess it's better than $30...but it's still bad!

Jorge
11-23-2005, 10:20 AM
i'll wait for my unopened cases to arrive. at 7.91 a figure, that's not bad. i can wait!

Darth_Anton
11-23-2005, 10:44 AM
i'll wait for my unopened cases to arrive. at 7.91 a figure, that's not bad. i can wait!



That's respectable. The exrta $2-3 per figure is worth the hassle and gas saved IMO.

CommanderRedd
11-23-2005, 10:45 AM
They got'em again at BlueDot's. 20 is'nt TOO bad.





$20 isn't too bad? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif



I guess it's better than $30...but it's still bad!



May I remind you of my "is'nt TOO bad". It's still pretty bad.

rohandove
11-23-2005, 12:14 PM
What is the Holo figure with Leia?

Darth_Anton
11-24-2005, 08:59 AM
What is the Holo figure with Leia?



Depends. They're randomly packed.

The_Truth
11-24-2005, 12:30 PM
What is the Holo figure with Leia?



Depends. They're randomly packed.


Oh that's dumb. So we might have to buy multiples if we want to collect all of the holo figures?

LIToyKing
11-25-2005, 09:10 AM
What is the Holo figure with Leia?



Depends. They're randomly packed.


Oh that's dumb. So we might have to buy multiples if we want to collect all of the holo figures?




looks like hasbro has done it again with the variants.

Darth_Anton
11-25-2005, 09:34 AM
What is the Holo figure with Leia?



Depends. They're randomly packed.


Oh that's dumb. So we might have to buy multiples if we want to collect all of the holo figures?



If you want to have all six Boushh varients (each with a different holo,) yes, but we're getting 50+ figures, I'm sure you'll get all 12 holos, even if you buy just the new sculpts.

GNT
11-25-2005, 05:21 PM
Have found the mini unleashed statues, my first find from the new TSC!

Jabbawolf
11-27-2005, 02:00 PM
I picked up the first 6 saga figures from Legends on thursday night, surprised nobody else posted this since a lot of people were walking around the store with them while I was there. They are also different from the american cards, they don't have a picture on the back of them.

Roton7
11-27-2005, 02:37 PM
I picked up the first 6 saga figures from Legends on thursday night, surprised nobody else posted this since a lot of people were walking around the store with them while I was there. They are also different from the american cards, they don't have a picture on the back of them.



could you, as well as the rest of you guys that have acquired the Saga figures, PLEASE post some pictures?

echo1441
11-27-2005, 06:35 PM
Have found the mini unleashed statues, my first find from the new TSC!



Yeah, i saw these also on black Friday

CommanderRedd
11-28-2005, 08:06 AM
I found them all for 20 bucks each at a collectible store. I passed on them.

Darth_Anton
11-28-2005, 10:35 AM
I found them all for 20 bucks each at a collectible store. I passed on them.



Good call.

Plo_Kool
11-28-2005, 12:04 PM
http://www.toyglobe.com/StarWarsSaga.php

Scroll down a little and they are there, $10-11/figure (not bad considering the costs elsewhere). Shipping takes about up to 10 days.

Jabbawolf
11-28-2005, 12:49 PM
I strongly advise not to order from toyglobe. They are expensive on shipping. They are in Canada and so am I and they still overcharged me. I can just imagine when they ship to the u.s.. If you're looking for fair shipping prices, try The Outer Reaches or Legends.

DSIILuke
11-28-2005, 04:37 PM
i'll wait for my unopened cases to arrive. at 7.91 a figure, that's not bad. i can wait!



That's respectable. The exrta $2-3 per figure is worth the hassle and gas saved IMO.




Can def. agree with that http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Plo_Kool
11-29-2005, 12:35 PM
I strongly advise not to order from toyglobe. They are expensive on shipping. They are in Canada and so am I and they still overcharged me. I can just imagine when they ship to the u.s.. If you're looking for fair shipping prices, try The Outer Reaches or Legends.



For US orders, they ship items from New York state. Yes, it is expensive, but the values are in Canadian dollars (at least on my credit statements), so it is slightly cheaper than what is on the web. International shipping is expensive no matter where you order items from.

However, I feel for you. I have ordered a lot of items online and even Entertainment Earth (Northern Cali) has quite expensive domestic shipping (to Texas) compared to others.

Michael_Knight
11-30-2005, 12:48 AM
I picked up the first 6 saga figures from Legends on thursday night, surprised nobody else posted this since a lot of people were walking around the store with them while I was there. They are also different from the american cards, they don't have a picture on the back of them.



could you, as well as the rest of you guys that have acquired the Saga figures, PLEASE post some pictures?



Better yet, post more specific locations. Where's this guy from? What is Legends? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

i_know
11-30-2005, 12:51 AM
I believe legends is in canada. I may be wrong, but alot of the figures showing up on ebay are the black card's rather than the pictures with scenes, and those are the canadian cards. Doesn't the U.S usually get the figures before Canada?

bountyhunter69
11-30-2005, 07:04 AM
Legends is in Canada. They are one of the Rebelscum Sponsors

http://www.legendsactionfigures.com/

DSIILuke
11-30-2005, 09:00 PM
Has anybody possibly happen to seen these on a run? J/W, since they are hitting in Canada, it should be anytime now...

CamaroJedi
11-30-2005, 10:23 PM
Can't wait!

NCajayon
12-01-2005, 07:18 AM
I already got my carded set of this. Will not get the compelte set to open. I will pass on the berada and chewy figures. These are priced the same as that of ROTS. The figures look great! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif The packaging is awesome.

Anakin21
12-01-2005, 07:19 AM
I for one am absolutely NOT going to consider a figure a variant just because it has a different holo figure in it.

The equivalent in my mind would be rushing out to buy a figure because it has a blaster with a super articulated safety vs. no safety. To me the holos are just like accessories ... luck of the draw. You get a bent blaster, tough. You get 15 Padme holo's oh well.

I'm already anticipating how annoying its going to be hearing about the mad rush to get the ultra rare, HTF, super variant Han Carbonite w/ a Boba Fett headless, packed upside down and counter clockwise holo variant. Ugh.

CamaroJedi
12-01-2005, 08:07 AM
I already got my carded set of this. Will not get the compelte set to open. I will pass on the berada and chewy figures. These are priced the same as that of ROTS. The figures look great! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif The packaging is awesome.



Where did you find them?

DSIILuke
12-01-2005, 09:15 AM
I already got my carded set of this. Will not get the compelte set to open. I will pass on the berada and chewy figures. These are priced the same as that of ROTS. The figures look great! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif The packaging is awesome.



Where did you find them?



My questions exactly

Plo_Kool
12-01-2005, 09:17 AM
I'm already anticipating how annoying its going to be hearing about the mad rush to get the ultra rare, HTF, super variant Han Carbonite w/ a Boba Fett headless, packed upside down and counter clockwise holo variant. Ugh.



Yeah, it will be on eBay and someone will pay through the nose for it, though.

Darth_Anton
12-01-2005, 10:32 AM
I already got my carded set of this. Will not get the compelte set to open. I will pass on the berada and chewy figures. These are priced the same as that of ROTS. The figures look great! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif The packaging is awesome.



Where did you find them?



My questions exactly



Iceman lives in the phillipines. He always gets stuff before we do. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

DSIILuke
12-01-2005, 11:02 AM
I already got my carded set of this. Will not get the compelte set to open. I will pass on the berada and chewy figures. These are priced the same as that of ROTS. The figures look great! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif The packaging is awesome.



Where did you find them?



My questions exactly



Iceman lives in the phillipines. He always gets stuff before we do. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif



ah, did not know that. That would explain it, Anton, good lookin out

CamaroJedi
12-01-2005, 09:14 PM
How do you know he live in the Phlips

Skyhoucker
12-01-2005, 09:19 PM
How do you know he live in the Phlips



He told us... plus he's always posting pics of stuff that he gets usually months before we get it in the states!

CamaroJedi
12-01-2005, 09:27 PM
o ok http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Darth_Tedious
12-03-2005, 02:37 PM
I just picked up the Carkoon Wave at TRU in Toronto Canada! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

We're not getting the final 12 up here, but this is a pretty good consolation prize!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/Tedious1/Saga1.jpg

Rune_Haako
12-03-2005, 02:38 PM
</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
I just picked up the Carkoon Wave at TRU in Toronto Canada!

[/QUOTE]

You suck. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Darth_Tedious
12-03-2005, 02:42 PM
</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
I just picked up the Carkoon Wave at TRU in Toronto Canada!



You suck. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

[/QUOTE]

LOL! Give us a break. We never get anything up here ! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

CamaroJedi
12-03-2005, 02:44 PM
Well we get cool backgrounds so HA lol! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif


I'm still jealous!

Darth_Tedious
12-03-2005, 02:50 PM
Yeah. Same with the OTC series. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Good thing I'm an opener! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

FYI: the holos I got are-

Han w. Han holo

Boussh w. Amidala holo

Barada w. Storm Trooper holo

Chewbacca w. Rebel Soldier holo

Fett w. Emperor holo (the coolest IMO)

Fortuna w. Fett holo.

Darth_Tedious
12-03-2005, 02:56 PM
I just opened my Fortuna and the Canadian figures come with a little poster with the images that are on the backs of the US cards of all six characters in the wave.

The catalogue is the same as the one packed in with the ROTS figs.

CamaroJedi
12-03-2005, 02:58 PM
update...I'm still jealous

Asharad_Hett
12-03-2005, 03:24 PM
Man, if Canada has got them give it a week or two before we get them. I just finished ROTS this week too. I never get a break.

Krull
12-03-2005, 03:32 PM
Man, if Canada has got them give it a week or two before we get them. I just finished ROTS this week too. I never get a break.


I hear that. I knew as soon I found the Bly and Gree repaints and the Twins, TSC would hit.

Darth_Tedious
12-03-2005, 03:36 PM
Today IS my lucky day. I also bought an X-Box copy of Battle Front 2 at my local Zellers. I didn't realize it until just now that they charged me for BF 1! Which is at least $20 cheaper! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

AdmAckbar
12-03-2005, 04:23 PM
Wow.. I was kinda wanting a small break. Especially with Christmas shopping I still need to do. But after looking at pictures and reading through this thread. I can't wait to get these!!

echo1441
12-03-2005, 05:37 PM
I just picked up the Carkoon Wave at TRU in Toronto Canada! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif





Bring it on. I'm starting to get the itch since it's been about a month since I was caught up

Neal
12-03-2005, 08:34 PM
Today IS my lucky day. I also bought an X-Box copy of Battle Front 2 at my local Zellers. I didn't realize it until just now that they charged me for BF 1! Which is at least $20 cheaper! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Take all of the money you have saved and go hit a casino. Now.
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

CamaroJedi
12-03-2005, 08:59 PM
Today IS my lucky day. I also bought an X-Box copy of Battle Front 2 at my local Zellers. I didn't realize it until just now that they charged me for BF 1! Which is at least $20 cheaper! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif



http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Take all of the money you have saved and go hit a casino. Now.
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

DSIILuke
12-03-2005, 09:25 PM
Cant wait till they hit http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Trooper31
12-04-2005, 06:29 AM
Glad to hear you found them, sorry to hear you won't get the final 12 in Canada.

Could you post a pic of the poster?

Darth_Tedious
12-04-2005, 06:46 AM
It's 8.5 x 11" on glossy poster weight paper. The folds are really tight and as you can see it is folded like 80 times to fit into the package. It is blank on the other side.

I will upload a better image tomorrow when I scan it at work.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/Tedious1/SagaPoster.jpg

Here is the card they come on in Canada. They are all the same. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/Tedious1/SagaCard.jpg

DSIILuke
12-04-2005, 10:13 AM
It's cool you got them early, it just sucks that the cardbacks are soo bland

Seize9
12-04-2005, 10:19 AM
It's cool you got them early, it just sucks that the cardbacks are soo bland



Yeah, I don't mind waiting the extra weeks to get the ones we are getting here. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Still, nice finds!

DSIILuke
12-04-2005, 10:20 AM
I cant wait until they hit!

MisterKenobi
12-04-2005, 11:34 AM
Congrats TD!

DSIILuke
12-04-2005, 11:37 AM
I just picked up the Carkoon Wave at TRU in Toronto Canada! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

We're not getting the final 12 up here, but this is a pretty good consolation prize!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/Tedious1/Saga1.jpg



Yea, the cardbacks are just a tad bit too bland for my liking. Id rather wait it out for the backdrops. No disrespect to Canadia tho. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

jrsharp21
12-04-2005, 12:21 PM
I just picked up the Carkoon Wave at TRU in Toronto Canada! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

We're not getting the final 12 up here, but this is a pretty good consolation prize!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/Tedious1/Saga1.jpg



If those were the cardbacks that Hasbro was sending to the US then I would pass on this line. But since we are getting the backgrounds like the OTC, I have been pulled in.

LIToyKing
12-04-2005, 12:31 PM
Yeah. Same with the OTC series. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Good thing I'm an opener! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

FYI: the holos I got are-

Han w. Han holo

Boussh w. Amidala holo

Barada w. Storm Trooper holo

Chewbacca w. Rebel Soldier holo

Fett w. Emperor holo (the coolest IMO)

Fortuna w. Fett holo.




why didnt they make the fett figure come with the fett holo?

i mean, if they had han with han holo....they could have easily done that!

DSIILuke
12-04-2005, 12:33 PM
Yeah. Same with the OTC series. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Good thing I'm an opener! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

FYI: the holos I got are-

Han w. Han holo

Boussh w. Amidala holo

Barada w. Storm Trooper holo

Chewbacca w. Rebel Soldier holo

Fett w. Emperor holo (the coolest IMO)

Fortuna w. Fett holo.




why didnt they make the fett figure come with the fett holo?

i mean, if they had han with han holo....they could have easily done that!




They're all random. Im sure there are Fett's with the Fett holo, its just the luck of the draw

LIToyKing
12-04-2005, 12:55 PM
Yeah. Same with the OTC series. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Good thing I'm an opener! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

FYI: the holos I got are-

Han w. Han holo

Boussh w. Amidala holo

Barada w. Storm Trooper holo

Chewbacca w. Rebel Soldier holo

Fett w. Emperor holo (the coolest IMO)

Fortuna w. Fett holo.




why didnt they make the fett figure come with the fett holo?

i mean, if they had han with han holo....they could have easily done that!




They're all random. Im sure there are Fett's with the Fett holo, its just the luck of the draw



dammit with the variations! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

mrmforceX
12-04-2005, 01:04 PM
Yeah. Same with the OTC series. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Good thing I'm an opener! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

FYI: the holos I got are-

Han w. Han holo

Boussh w. Amidala holo

Barada w. Storm Trooper holo

Chewbacca w. Rebel Soldier holo

Fett w. Emperor holo (the coolest IMO)

Fortuna w. Fett holo.




why didnt they make the fett figure come with the fett holo?

i mean, if they had han with han holo....they could have easily done that!




They're all random. Im sure there are Fett's with the Fett holo, its just the luck of the draw



One of the Boba Fett's that I have have the Fett holo. The only pattern to the holos at least on the American cards are: Good guys/good guy holos Bad guys/bad guy holos.

So for each wave (as of right now) there is a total of SIX variations for each figure.

There are six "good guy holos": Amidala, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Luke-Jedi, Rebel Trooper, Han Solo
six "bad guy holos": Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Dooku, Emperor, Fett.

Hope that helps! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

sambuca
12-04-2005, 03:33 PM
You guys going for all the holo variations closed....INSANE!!

All I have seen so far is the new Unleashed, and they all looked like crap. No other SAGA2 sightings yet.

echo1441
12-04-2005, 05:24 PM
If there really is someone out there who is trying to get every variation in regards to the holos, you are insane. They would have to be Hasbro's wet dream

mrmforceX
12-04-2005, 06:43 PM
I TOTALLY agree. I'm not a variation collector, just providing the info that I know.
I don't think ANYONE should give in to this nightmare. It will only tell Hasbro that they can keep this type of insanity up.

TRUST ME, the holos are NOTHING SPECIAL!!! Just a tiny hunk of clear blue plastic.
DO NOT GIVE IN TO THE INSANITY!!!!!!!!

Darth_Tedious
12-04-2005, 06:52 PM
Completists would just have to get 12 of each character not counting variants and international cardbacks.

So it's not impossible. Just stupid. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

CaptainAlex
12-04-2005, 07:38 PM
That's great that our Canadian sisters and brothers are the 1st to land this new collection of Star Wars figures in North America.

Darth_Tedious
12-04-2005, 07:50 PM
It is great. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Of course now I'm worried that we'll be seeing the same six figures pegwarming everywhere well into next December! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Mando_Kyram
12-04-2005, 09:12 PM
They have even hit ebay!!!
http://search.ebay.com/2006-saga_W0QQfromZR18QQfsopZ1QQsspagenameZADMEQ3aBQ3aT B2Q3aUSQ3a2

I might get a veers.

Krull
12-04-2005, 09:41 PM
I got Bib at a con in L.A. today. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Jedi_Adrian
12-04-2005, 09:51 PM
Any one picked one up at any actual stores in the US.

neplusultra
12-05-2005, 05:23 AM
I have mine already. (U.S. versions) I thought I'd post the date stamps for each & which holo came with which figure,just to compare with others & see the diff. Here's what I picked up.....
*001 Leia Boushh disguise w/Queen Amidala holo - Date Stamp #52972
*002 Han carbonite thaw w/Yoda holo - Date Stamp #52972
*003 Bib Fortuna w/Count Dooku holo - Date Stamp #53041
*004 Barada w/Darth Maul holo - Date Stamp #52971
*005 Chewbacca prisoner w/Han Solo holo - Date Stamp #52901
*006 Boba Fett w/Palpatine holo - Date Stamp #53041

Yo_Mama
12-05-2005, 07:04 AM
I can't believe these are out already! NO break between ROTS and Saga. Cool but frustrating...on the wallet. Good thing there are no must have imperials or clones in this one because I'm going to pass. I just hope this doens't make it too hard to pick up that last variant of Bly.

TrooperJake
12-05-2005, 07:07 AM
Why do the Canadian cardbacks have no backgrounds?

Edit: Thanks for the answer Darth_Tedious!

MisterKenobi
12-05-2005, 07:09 AM
Why do the Canadian cardbacks have no backgrounds?



Too... many.... Canada jokes.... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Trooper31
12-05-2005, 07:09 AM
Thanks for posting the pic. I think it's a cool addition from Hasbro.

Darth_Tedious
12-05-2005, 08:07 AM
Why do the Canadian cardbacks have no backgrounds?



The cards up here are tri-ligual - English, French and Spanish. That takes up a lot of room on the card, so there isn't enough space left to individualize each card with character info in all 3 languages and pictures.

It's cheaper for Hasbro to just make them all the same.

Fettt
12-05-2005, 09:07 AM
i found the new Saga Collection electronic lightsabers at Wallyworld, so i don't thing the basic figures are that much behind.. maybe a week or so..

R1G4R3PO
12-05-2005, 10:36 AM
hmm....online retailers overseas and canada's got 'm .... what's the deal w/ domestic online retaiers not getting thier supply yet.

nagauthier
12-05-2005, 10:42 AM
Canada's been getting lots of stuff before the US lately. The got the last 3 waves of Marvel Legends well before they showed up stateside.

Darth_Anton
12-05-2005, 11:20 AM
I can't believe these are out already! NO break between ROTS and Saga. Cool but frustrating...on the wallet. Good thing there are no must have imperials or clones in this one because I'm going to pass. I just hope this doens't make it too hard to pick up that last variant of Bly.



Nepulsultra didn't say he picked them up at retail, so they have not hit US shelves yet. But they will in the next week or two.

Sithmatic
12-05-2005, 11:25 AM
I was so hoping that these would hit the retail stores here in the US before X-Mas! It looks like my X-Mas wish just might come true! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

It would be in Hasbro's best interest and especially if they wanted to end a highly profitable year even higher to release these before X-Mas

CamaroJedi
12-05-2005, 11:32 AM
Why do the Canadian cardbacks have no backgrounds?



Too... many.... Canada jokes.... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



HAHAHA YES!!!!

Darth_Tedious
12-05-2005, 03:27 PM
Why do the Canadian cardbacks have no backgrounds?



Too... many.... Canada jokes.... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



HAHAHA YES!!!!



I don't get it... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Darth_Pharmacist
12-05-2005, 05:22 PM
I have mine already. (U.S. versions) I thought I'd post the date stamps for each & which holo came with which figure,just to compare with others & see the diff. Here's what I picked up.....
*001 Leia Boushh disguise w/Queen Amidala holo - Date Stamp #52972
*002 Han carbonite thaw w/Yoda holo - Date Stamp #52972
*003 Bib Fortuna w/Count Dooku holo - Date Stamp #53041
*004 Barada w/Darth Maul holo - Date Stamp #52971
*005 Chewbacca prisoner w/Han Solo holo - Date Stamp #52901
*006 Boba Fett w/Palpatine holo - Date Stamp #53041



Where did you get them???

DSIILuke
12-05-2005, 05:31 PM
I have mine already. (U.S. versions) I thought I'd post the date stamps for each & which holo came with which figure,just to compare with others & see the diff. Here's what I picked up.....
*001 Leia Boushh disguise w/Queen Amidala holo - Date Stamp #52972
*002 Han carbonite thaw w/Yoda holo - Date Stamp #52972
*003 Bib Fortuna w/Count Dooku holo - Date Stamp #53041
*004 Barada w/Darth Maul holo - Date Stamp #52971
*005 Chewbacca prisoner w/Han Solo holo - Date Stamp #52901
*006 Boba Fett w/Palpatine holo - Date Stamp #53041



Where did you get them???



Exactly, I cant wait till these hit.

CamaroJedi
12-05-2005, 05:44 PM
Why do the Canadian cardbacks have no backgrounds?



Too... many.... Canada jokes.... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



HAHAHA YES!!!!



I don't get it... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif



I just love Canada jokes

DSIILuke
12-05-2005, 06:18 PM
Hopefully these start hittin the pegs in time for X-mas. Id love to get these as an early gift to myself. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

CamaroJedi
12-05-2005, 08:53 PM
Anyone know what the prices are going to be for these figs?

Darth_Huntarr
12-05-2005, 09:31 PM
Those Canadian cards SUCK compared to the U.S. versions!

I am disregarding the whole Holo fig. thing! I am buying ONE of each fig. that I want, & I could care less which Holo figurine comes with it! 'Nuff said!

TrooperJake
12-05-2005, 10:35 PM
I just cannot wait till these start showing up.
I didn't get into collecting until ROTS came out so I don't have
any of the OT characters and I'm really psyched to get some.

nagauthier
12-07-2005, 01:34 PM
Someone in the Michigan threads found Han at Target.

Seize9
12-07-2005, 01:37 PM
Oh no, is it time to start checking up the stores again? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

CamaroJedi
12-07-2005, 06:20 PM
Someone in the Michigan threads found Han at Target.



Where did you hear this?

Krull
12-07-2005, 06:23 PM
Someone in the Michigan threads found Han at Target.



Where did you hear this?


LOL, probably the Michigan threads (http://threads.rebelscum.com/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=lookmichigan).

TheStoerm
12-07-2005, 09:41 PM
uh oh, looks like the Michigan guys are getting the boring Canadian cards...

LIToyKing
12-08-2005, 06:16 AM
Someone in the Michigan threads found Han at Target.



Where did you hear this?



</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
Appearantly the SAGA 2006 figure's have started to hit the shelf's in Michigan.

Last night I was at the Center Rd Target in Flint and I came across a Saga Han in Carbonite, the thing didnt scan at the register, so a manager came along and they sold it to me for the $4.79 like the other figure's.

So the SAGA figure's are starting to hit the shelves, so be ready to find them.


[/QUOTE]


hmmmmmmm.............something is very odd here. People say they are in the TARGET system as $6.99 yet when bought to the register, it doesnt want to ring up.


guys, something to ponder on here!

Neal
12-08-2005, 06:59 AM
uh oh, looks like the Michigan guys are getting the boring Canadian cards...



The pic posted in the Michigan thread was of figures purchased IN CANADA. Read the post again. The guy bought the figures in Windsor and mentioned that they were $9.99 each ... in Canadian dollars. Canada is but a hop, skip, and a jump away from Michigan.
The person who found the Han Solo at Target in Michigan only found Solo and has yet to post a pic of it.

DSIILuke
12-08-2005, 08:40 AM
uh oh, looks like the Michigan guys are getting the boring Canadian cards...



The pic posted in the Michigan thread was of figures purchased IN CANADA. Read the post again. The guy bought the figures in Windsor and mentioned that they were $9.99 each ... in Canadian dollars. Canada is but a hop, skip, and a jump away from Michigan.
The person who found the Han Solo at Target in Michigan only found Solo and has yet to post a pic of it.



I live maybe a half hour away from the border, Im up every morning hittin 4-5 stores in a half hour's time, and their not here in the D. It's prob. Canadian card.

Neal
12-08-2005, 08:43 AM
I live maybe a half hour away from the border, Im up every morning hittin 4-5 stores in a half hour's time, and their not here in the D. It's prob. Canadian card.



Then it was a Canadian-carded figure that somehow infiltrated (or was returned to) a Target in the US. He said he found it at the Center Road Target in Flint.

DSIILuke
12-08-2005, 08:50 AM
I live maybe a half hour away from the border, Im up every morning hittin 4-5 stores in a half hour's time, and their not here in the D. It's prob. Canadian card.



Then it was a Canadian-carded figure that somehow infiltrated (or was returned to) a Target in the US. He said he found it at the Center Road Target in Flint.



Yea theres no way they could have been U.S. cards. I have heard reports that when the ROTS Tarkin wave was hitting, guys in middle to upper Michigan (like Flint) were seeing them, even when us (or rather me, I dont like to associate with other collectors, they think I dont know s**t and they may possibly be scalpers) were getting a**loads of the Tarkin wave. For a short period of time they warmed pegs (but for a week or so, after that it was a Tarkin dry spell)

In conclusion, I HIGHLY doubt he got a U.S. carded figure, seeing that if the West/Midwest hasn't gotten them yet, then we sure as hell ain't got um here

Seize9
12-08-2005, 09:11 AM
uh oh, looks like the Michigan guys are getting the boring Canadian cards...



The pic posted in the Michigan thread was of figures purchased IN CANADA. Read the post again. The guy bought the figures in Windsor and mentioned that they were $9.99 each ... in Canadian dollars. Canada is but a hop, skip, and a jump away from Michigan.
The person who found the Han Solo at Target in Michigan only found Solo and has yet to post a pic of it.



Thanks for clearing that up Rayne...late night reading does my mind wonders. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/icons/biggrin.gif

DSIILuke
12-08-2005, 03:38 PM
Yea Mich isn't the greatest place to get new things first

Darth_Pharmacist
12-08-2005, 05:19 PM
I think the reason Canada is getting the figs before the US is the fact that production will take more time having a different card back for every figure. The generic canadian carbacks can just be printed without worry of the wrong card going with the wrong figures or delays with changing machinery to print the different cards. IMO

DSIILuke
12-08-2005, 05:29 PM
I think the reason Canada is getting the figs before the US is the fact that production will take more time having a different card back for every figure. The generic canadian carbacks can just be printed without worry of the wrong card going with the wrong figures or delays with changing machinery to print the different cards. IMO




That sounds legit., and I was thinking the same thing too

bountyhunter69
12-08-2005, 09:21 PM
Found the first 4 Unleashed Battle packs at Walmart here in Plano TX

Habs98
12-08-2005, 09:29 PM
Unleashed Battle Packs have taken over my Walmarts pegs and they're not moving all that well.

Fanatic
12-09-2005, 07:47 AM
Unleashed Battle Packs have taken over my Walmarts pegs and they're not moving all that well.


Wow, here in Indy I hardly ever see them. I only picked up one set, and now I am regretting that I didn't get the others. Let's hope I can find some this weekend.

nagauthier
12-09-2005, 08:14 AM
One of the 2 Walmarts here just got a ton of the Unleashed Battle Packs as well. I think they're pretty cool looking but I can't afford to pick up another line right now so I'm taking a pass. My collecting really needs to slow down next year.

xTEC4
12-09-2005, 08:27 AM
A WalMart here put out a pallet of the new Unleashed on Tuesday, when they set out the CW 2 DVD stuff. Stopped into that store this morning, and most of the Unleashed packs are still there. Not moving much yet, maybe the will pickup through the weekend.
(IMHO: The new unleashed battlepacks look pretty cool, but for what you get for $10, not enough to make me buy. If they are in the $6-7 range, I might consider collecting them)

Darth_Pharmacist
12-09-2005, 08:40 AM
I agree 6.50 tops for those sets, I can't justify pay 10 for 4 miniture figures when, for example, I can get the CW 3 packs for 10. What a rip.

CamaroJedi
12-09-2005, 09:13 AM
I think they look like garbage...at least the ones i've seen.

slavefive
12-09-2005, 10:46 AM
Yea Mich isn't the greatest place to get new things first



Holy good God, Amen to that quote!! I still haven't found the twins or the clone wars 3-packs in a store. I don't understand why it seems we get things a week or two later.

I haven't seen the Saga fig's anywhere yet.

On the Unleashed BP's.....One WM by me has had the same ones on the shelf for over a week. They aren't moving. $10 is too much for these. It's $2.50 per figure = not worth it, IMO. The only one I'll get is the one with Bly and his clones.

Darth_Anton
12-09-2005, 10:50 AM
I think the reason Canada is getting the figs before the US is the fact that production will take more time having a different card back for every figure. The generic canadian carbacks can just be printed without worry of the wrong card going with the wrong figures or delays with changing machinery to print the different cards. IMO



Actually, card print has nothing to do with it based off of mu proffesional experience. JediJamin can back my up on this too.

Canada's getting these first because they're not getting the final 12 ROTS waves, so these are shipping in their stead.

Sithmatic
12-09-2005, 11:52 AM
How come Canada is not getting the final 12?

ddoughboy1978
12-09-2005, 02:00 PM
the unleashed battlepacks are in Florida now... picked up the clones and the commander cody/ obiwan/ grievous/ grievous bodyguard pack

Darth_Tedious
12-09-2005, 02:03 PM
How come Canada is not getting the final 12?



That's my question exactly!

For whatever reason Hasbro Canada is just not distributing them. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

They are still showing up at overpriced collector stores though.

cCc2021
12-09-2005, 10:11 PM
The new Force battlers and lightsabers in saga packaging hit in Ohio today. Thats about it.

cCc

TheStoerm
12-09-2005, 10:13 PM
I honestly think it's good that we're not getting these figs yet in the US. I've checked a few stores in the past couple days and the toy departments are scary places right now. Parents are evil. The pegs are empty. This is a horrible time to be hunting. Also, people are buying up anything with the word starwars on it because it's the hot thing this season. I'm not complaining, but this is just a bad time for us. These christmas freaks can have the peg warmers for all I care.

Skyhoucker
12-09-2005, 10:50 PM
Found the Unleashed battle packs at Wal-Mart in Big Flats, NY last night.

LIToyKing
12-10-2005, 04:48 AM
I honestly think it's good that we're not getting these figs yet in the US. I've checked a few stores in the past couple days and the toy departments are scary places right now. Parents are evil. The pegs are empty. This is a horrible time to be hunting. Also, people are buying up anything with the word starwars on it because it's the hot thing this season. I'm not complaining, but this is just a bad time for us. These christmas freaks can have the peg warmers for all I care.



at least target started thier clearance! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

echo1441
12-10-2005, 08:48 AM
I honestly think it's good that we're not getting these figs yet in the US. I've checked a few stores in the past couple days and the toy departments are scary places right now. Parents are evil. The pegs are empty. This is a horrible time to be hunting. Also, people are buying up anything with the word starwars on it because it's the hot thing this season. I'm not complaining, but this is just a bad time for us. These christmas freaks can have the peg warmers for all I care.



People in Michigan have already found these at local Targets

DSIILuke
12-10-2005, 09:04 AM
I honestly think it's good that we're not getting these figs yet in the US. I've checked a few stores in the past couple days and the toy departments are scary places right now. Parents are evil. The pegs are empty. This is a horrible time to be hunting. Also, people are buying up anything with the word starwars on it because it's the hot thing this season. I'm not complaining, but this is just a bad time for us. These christmas freaks can have the peg warmers for all I care.



People in Michigan have already found these at local Targets




Doubt that, and if anything it's luck. UBP have been peg warming in my area, and Im out every morning and I usually hit 4-5 stores in 30-40 minutes time. Every morning at 8 Im there. Haven't seen um, I'd post pix if I did. Im 18, in shape (besides the smoking) and I know all my stores like the back of my hand. No offense, but I doubt any older collector could (and they never have http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif) beat me to the SW isle.


lol, if it IS true, than holy s**t, better start lookin harder. Although I do agree, pegs are like baren deserts right now. It sucks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

TK421sPost
12-10-2005, 09:11 AM
How come Canada is not getting the final 12?



That's my question exactly!

For whatever reason Hasbro Canada is just not distributing them. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

They are still showing up at overpriced collector stores though.



It's strange how Hasbro distributes certain series and cases to various countries. Out of curiousity I'd sure like to know the rationale.

DSIILuke
12-10-2005, 09:18 AM
How come Canada is not getting the final 12?



That's my question exactly!

For whatever reason Hasbro Canada is just not distributing them. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

They are still showing up at overpriced collector stores though.



It's strange how Hasbro distributes certain series and cases to various countries. Out of curiousity I'd sure like to know the rationale.



I would too

echo1441
12-10-2005, 09:22 AM
I honestly think it's good that we're not getting these figs yet in the US. I've checked a few stores in the past couple days and the toy departments are scary places right now. Parents are evil. The pegs are empty. This is a horrible time to be hunting. Also, people are buying up anything with the word starwars on it because it's the hot thing this season. I'm not complaining, but this is just a bad time for us. These christmas freaks can have the peg warmers for all I care.



People in Michigan have already found these at local Targets




Doubt that, and if anything it's luck. UBP have been peg warming in my area, and Im out every morning and I usually hit 4-5 stores in 30-40 minutes time. Every morning at 8 Im there. Haven't seen um, I'd post pix if I did. Im 18, in shape (besides the smoking) and I know all my stores like the back of my hand. No offense, but I doubt any older collector could (and they never have http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif) beat me to the SW isle.


lol, if it IS true, than holy s**t, better start lookin harder. Although I do agree, pegs are like baren deserts right now. It sucks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



Wow, that's awfully arrogant isn't it. Because you haven't seen them than no one has? You do realize that this state of ours is a big area. Just because they haven't shown up at the 3-4 stores that you frequent doesn't mean someone is lying. Check the Mi. area finds once and a while. I mean if you hit stores that often we would like to hear you report what you find and help others out

DSIILuke
12-10-2005, 09:26 AM
I honestly think it's good that we're not getting these figs yet in the US. I've checked a few stores in the past couple days and the toy departments are scary places right now. Parents are evil. The pegs are empty. This is a horrible time to be hunting. Also, people are buying up anything with the word starwars on it because it's the hot thing this season. I'm not complaining, but this is just a bad time for us. These christmas freaks can have the peg warmers for all I care.



People in Michigan have already found these at local Targets




Doubt that, and if anything it's luck. UBP have been peg warming in my area, and Im out every morning and I usually hit 4-5 stores in 30-40 minutes time. Every morning at 8 Im there. Haven't seen um, I'd post pix if I did. Im 18, in shape (besides the smoking) and I know all my stores like the back of my hand. No offense, but I doubt any older collector could (and they never have http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif) beat me to the SW isle.


lol, if it IS true, than holy s**t, better start lookin harder. Although I do agree, pegs are like baren deserts right now. It sucks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



Wow, that's awfully arrogant isn't it. Because you haven't seen them than no one has? You do realize that this state of ours is a big area. Just because they haven't shown up at the 3-4 stores that you frequent doesn't mean someone is lying. Check the Mi. area finds once and a while. I mean if you hit stores that often we would like to hear you report what you find and help others out




whoa take it easy buddy, you got it all wrong. Im not trying to discredit anybody's finds or w/e, Im just saying, out west they ain't seein' s**t, so what makes you think Michigan is going to be the first? I know they hit Canada, and we are close to them, no doubt about it, but I have a hard time believing that TSC '06 figures were pulled out of a case shipped from hasbro and put on to pegs in little old Michigan. And FYI, I do try to help people out as much as I can, so back off a little bit. Were all pals here, so be cool daddy-o http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif


http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Neal
12-10-2005, 09:32 AM
Every morning at 8 Im there.



Target doesn't always have new stuff on the pegs at open. At the store I hit during my lunch hour, they stock around 10:30 - 11:00 AM. And with the holiday shopping season now here, they stock at all different times. If you're not hitting the stores at different times during the day, you may be missing something.

DSIILuke
12-10-2005, 09:36 AM
Every morning at 8 Im there.



Target doesn't always have new stuff on the pegs at open. At the store I hit during my lunch hour, they stock around 10:30 - 11:00 AM. And with the holiday shopping season now here, they stock at all different times. If you're not hitting the stores at different times during the day, you may be missing something.




I was going to edit my post and say something to that extent as well, Rayne, I do notice that, and often times I should be missing out (I have all 68 ROTS tho, so Im really not) but yea, if TSC is hitting, happy hunting to all.

echo1441
12-10-2005, 12:23 PM
I'm not trying to start anything with you DSIILuke. But it's easy ot believe that TSC is now hitting. THis is when the first wave or two for the following year hits. I know it didn't last year, but that was a movie year and doesn't really follow the normal pattern. I remember in Dec. '03 have the first two '04 waves(Tatooine and Hoth) before Christmas. But seriously you should try posting in the Mich. finds thread once in a while. It's a pretty good little community.

Darth_Anton
12-10-2005, 03:09 PM
Actually Echo1441, the Han that was found in Michigan was on a Candian card and it is now in doubt that this was even purchased in the U.S. Also, our resident Target guy checked the national computer and confirmed that while they are on the way, no stores have recieved them yet.

Plus, these are not flooding ebay. I think it's safe to say that they have not officaly broke here in the U.S.

Seize9
12-10-2005, 05:49 PM
Third paragraph here: http://forum.electroalliance.net/images/smiles/icon_arrow.gif http://www.sandtroopers.com/


Hmm...could it be?

dsl89
12-10-2005, 05:53 PM
Third paragraph here: http://forum.electroalliance.net/images/smiles/icon_arrow.gif http://www.sandtroopers.com/
Hmm...could it be?



That's interesting. The guy says that they all come with the same holo figure. Does this mean that even 'bad guys' come with 'good guys'?

I thought 'bad holos' went with 'bad guys'.

Seize9
12-10-2005, 06:44 PM
That's what I thought too...and then he says that Barada is 1 per case, but so was Chewie I thought? something doesn't sound right....

toyman
12-10-2005, 08:43 PM
Yeah guys, please take what that guy wrote on that site with a grain of salt. I have known him for a few years now, and in the past he has had a tendency of "bending the truth" a bit. I have a hard time believing that the holos will be all the same in the cases and an even harder time believing that a store would hold figures in the back until after the holidays. That would only seem to make sense for an exclusive. Star Wars is hot right now, and for a store like Target to hold figures in the back before Christmas is insane. I think we will see these on the west coast first, just like most of the other new items that come out.

Trooper31
12-11-2005, 06:57 AM
It does sound a bit strange to hold figures. If a store had them, they would put them out with the rest of the stuff. Stores don't know anything about which figs are ROTS and which are TSC.

Darth_Chuck
12-11-2005, 08:02 AM
Lies...all lies.....these haven't shipped to ANY Target as of yesterday. St. Pete is a smaller market than Orlando, and Orlando is smaller than Miami. If ANYBODY in Fla had them it would be Miami...but like I said.....they haven't started shipping....yet.

Seize9
12-11-2005, 09:34 AM
Never understood people that deliberately post bs info like that. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Thanks for clearing that up again DartChuckMC...would be nice if you could keep us posted as to when they do indeed start shipping.

Now I know why I'm usually the first one to report finding new stuff in the Florida collectors area. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

DSIILuke
12-11-2005, 12:51 PM
I'm not trying to start anything with you DSIILuke. But it's easy ot believe that TSC is now hitting. THis is when the first wave or two for the following year hits. I know it didn't last year, but that was a movie year and doesn't really follow the normal pattern. I remember in Dec. '03 have the first two '04 waves(Tatooine and Hoth) before Christmas. But seriously you should try posting in the Mich. finds thread once in a while. It's a pretty good little community.




Im not tryin to start anything with you either, but like Anton said, it was a fluke. I even called that. I dont know why someone would do that, but it just seemed elementary, also with what the Target employees were saying. It's not a huge deal, and it shouldn't be, I got love for everyone, but this situation was rookie, I thought more people would have caught on.

kiadiwhoi
12-11-2005, 10:48 PM
I went to my Wal Mart and they had nothing I asked the lady and she said no.The only figures we have are Neimodian Commander(about 50 literally),Destroyer Droid(about 5),Pilot Obi-Wan(1),Mas Ameda(about 5),R2-D2(about 3).
I want the Boushh really bad!!!

CamaroJedi
12-12-2005, 07:25 AM
I don't know why but I have a feeling they will be out pretty soon.

Sithmatic
12-12-2005, 08:33 AM
Every morning at 8 Im there.



Target doesn't always have new stuff on the pegs at open. At the store I hit during my lunch hour, they stock around 10:30 - 11:00 AM. And with the holiday shopping season now here, they stock at all different times. If you're not hitting the stores at different times during the day, you may be missing something.




Darth Rayne is right! My Target does the same thing!

bobafett14
12-12-2005, 09:36 AM
I'm going out on a limb and call the Saga line big pegwarmers early. Reasons:

* A non-movie year,

* combined with a holo fig pack-in gimmick that they are banking on completists to buy into and I think they will be sorely dissapointed,

* and if they are charging more than $6 a fig we're back to EPI prices, and scalpers sort of think twice before buying larger quantities (can't get quite as good a return on EPAY, and they don't want to get stuck with huge inventories only to see clearance deals-leading to large quatities of figs being returned)

* there's a lot of repacks/repaints

* There seems to be a slight shift towards higer end collectibles

* Tied in with the last reason, I think collecters in general in that 30-mid-30's agegroup have reached that point, and are starting to run out of room, and can't find room int hier houses ANYWHERE for another 60 figures and a handful of vehicles.

* Some collectors will start dumping product, meaning there's probably going to be some great EPAY deals on a lot of stuff. Decicions could now be: vintage carded for $15 vs. a $7 modern fig? Hmmmm.... or, $25 for a kewl vintage vehicle or $30 freaking dollars for a modern vehicle that may go on clearance.....Hmmm.

Just have a funny feeling about this line. Hasbro could REALLY start running into problems.

DSIILuke
12-12-2005, 09:56 AM
I'm going out on a limb and call the Saga line big pegwarmers early. Reasons:

* A non-movie year,

* combined with a holo fig pack-in gimmick that they are banking on completists to buy into and I think they will be sorely dissapointed,

* and if they are charging more than $6 a fig we're back to EPI prices, and scalpers sort of think twice before buying larger quantities (can't get quite as good a return on EPAY, and they don't want to get stuck with huge inventories only to see clearance deals-leading to large quatities of figs being returned)

* there's a lot of repacks/repaints

* There seems to be a slight shift towards higer end collectibles

* Tied in with the last reason, I think collecters in general in that 30-mid-30's agegroup have reached that point, and are starting to run out of room, and can't find room int hier houses ANYWHERE for another 60 figures and a handful of vehicles.

* Some collectors will start dumping product, meaning there's probably going to be some great EPAY deals on a lot of stuff. Decicions could now be: vintage carded for $15 vs. a $7 modern fig? Hmmmm.... or, $25 for a kewl vintage vehicle or $30 freaking dollars for a modern vehicle that may go on clearance.....Hmmm.

Just have a funny feeling about this line. Hasbro could REALLY start running into problems.



Thats a good call, I see that possibly happening too. You never know, they might just fly off the shelves.I doubt it, I do believe there will be hard to find figures, but nothing impossible.

The_Vinyl_Jawa
12-12-2005, 09:59 AM
I'm going out on a limb and call the Saga line big pegwarmers early. Reasons:

* A non-movie year,

* combined with a holo fig pack-in gimmick that they are banking on completists to buy into and I think they will be sorely dissapointed,

* and if they are charging more than $6 a fig we're back to EPI prices, and scalpers sort of think twice before buying larger quantities (can't get quite as good a return on EPAY, and they don't want to get stuck with huge inventories only to see clearance deals-leading to large quatities of figs being returned)

* there's a lot of repacks/repaints

* There seems to be a slight shift towards higer end collectibles

* Tied in with the last reason, I think collecters in general in that 30-mid-30's agegroup have reached that point, and are starting to run out of room, and can't find room int hier houses ANYWHERE for another 60 figures and a handful of vehicles.

* Some collectors will start dumping product, meaning there's probably going to be some great EPAY deals on a lot of stuff. Decicions could now be: vintage carded for $15 vs. a $7 modern fig? Hmmmm.... or, $25 for a kewl vintage vehicle or $30 freaking dollars for a modern vehicle that may go on clearance.....Hmmm.

Just have a funny feeling about this line. Hasbro could REALLY start running into problems.



You're joking right? If not, that's a pretty thin limb you're going out on. The only point that really holds up, at all is the repaints/repacks.

2004 was one heckuva year to try and find basic figures, and it was a non-movie year. The VOTC figures rotted on shelves until I picked up a set on clearance for $1 a piece, but the basic figures, the OTC figures, disappeared as soon as they hit.

Regarding the Hologram figures. . .I doubt anyone at Hasbro at all is banking on collectors buying 6 of each figure. That's lunacy. However, if even. . .oh, 1 % of Star Wars collectors do decide to do this. . .and, lets say 10% of collectors decide to do it with particular figures, then Hasbro is selling considerably more figures than they probably have planned on.

Then you have the premium figures for basic figure pricing. In Wave 2 alone, we have the 500th Vader and the VOTC/EB Artoo as basic figures. Everyone who's said "I wish I had more of this figure, but the price point is too high" is going to go nuts if Hasbro does this down the line The Tatooine Wave Han? Imagine if that's the VOTC Han! Anakin, Maul. . .there's the chance these will be the Evolutions figures.

If there's a problem here, it's the timing of the waves. Wave one seems rather. . .lackluster. The Leia is incredbile in every way. The Bib Fortuna looks incredible. The Han. . .well, I'm sure he has some good points. Boba Fett will sell, simply because he's Boba Fett, but Barada and Chewbacca? I'm not expecting trouble finding these.

And with Han packed 3 per case. . .expect him to sit around long after the intial shippings are complete.

If this line suffers, and I'm not really expecting it to all that much, it will be because Hasbro underestimated the demand and love for ROTS figures. The Coruscant Wave should have hit first, then maybe Carkoon, follwed by Geonosis, followed by Hoth. . .you see where I'm going.

As much as I prefer the OT, the general populace has Hayden, Natalie and Ewan in their heads right now. Not Carrie, Mark and Harrison.

As for the shift to high-end collectibles. . .well, that sounds like a personal preference that you're projecting. I don't know anyone who has made a full switch. And if there was one, I'd think that the Sideshow stuff would have higher production runs.

And, seriously, I hope you're not banking on the bottom falling out of the vintage market anytime soon. People have been predicting that almost every year since 1997. I think the prices now are pretty stable. Your B-Wing pilots, Niktos, Squid Heads and Prune Faces may continue to fall, but if you think that you're going to be finding a 12 Back Vader for $25, you're sorely mistaken.

Star Wars will fall. That's inevitable. There will come a day when Hasbro says "This isn't working anymore" and we'll get our modern era 'Yak Face' (last figure). But that date isn't going to be anywhere in 2006. I'm doubtful that we'll see it in 2007 either, being the year the new CW cartoon is set to debut, and the 30th Anniversary of the franchise as well.

Darth_Anton
12-12-2005, 10:04 AM
I don't even think the repack point is even valid. The repacks may not apeal to us collectors, but they are going to apeal to the parents who are buying for their kids who know who Yoda is, but not Sun Faq.

Saga will not peg warm.

DSIILuke
12-12-2005, 10:05 AM
Nice point as well! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

kiadiwhoi
12-12-2005, 10:08 AM
I don't think my store will even have them since we are such a small town over here.Yet I'm looking forward since in case we do not as many kids will be buying since it's not movie promoted and there's no dumb action features...yet.When ROTS cam out over here no collectors bought anything when I was there it was only little seven year olds going for what looked like a good toy in Neimodian Commander so the store bought about fifty more of them.We only had two three jedi over here in any store Pilot Obi-Wan,Jedi Kick Obi-Wan,and Mace Windu.I hope we get saga http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

DSIILuke
12-12-2005, 10:11 AM
I don't think my store will even have them since we are such a small town over here.Yet I'm looking forward since in case we do not as many kids will be buying since it's not movie promoted and there's no dumb action features...yet.When ROTS cam out over here no collectors bought anything when I was there it was only little seven year olds going for what looked like a good toy in Neimodian Commander so the store bought about fifty more of them.We only had two three jedi over here in any store Pilot Obi-Wan,Jedi Kick Obi-Wan,and Mace Windu.I hope we get saga http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif




You will, you may just have to look harder than you did w/ ROTS

kiadiwhoi
12-12-2005, 10:14 AM
I sure hope I do but you haven't failed me yet Luke http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

DSIILuke
12-12-2005, 10:28 AM
I sure hope I do but you haven't failed me yet Luke http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif




Well Ive been around the block a couple of times, so I know my s**t, and Im glad to help out, anybody, any time http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

bobafett14
12-12-2005, 01:07 PM
Never know....time will tell. They've been great in the last couple years of gauging interest. I just don't have that feeling this time around.

sure, it could go the entire OPPOSITE route, where they realize interest may falter slightly, and produce lower numbers, but I'll stick with my original guess, and we'll see.

Also, since words have been put in my mouth, sigh,.....

No, I'm not hailing the downfall of vintage (I have too much interest IN vintage to even suggest it). I stated supply/availability may increase leading to a drop in some pricing on many items in the near future.

No, high end collecting is not a personal preference, I'm quite the opposite in fact. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Sigh, Odd my opinion has set some off, I always like a good debate, but always hate to see a personal one. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

The_Vinyl_Jawa
12-12-2005, 01:41 PM
Never know....time will tell. They've been great in the last couple years of guaging interest. I don't have that feeling this time around.

and yeah, it could easily go the entire OPPOSITE route, where they realize interest could falter, and produce lower numbers, we'll see.



Well, look at it this way. . .have you seen anyone say in regards to the 2006 line up: "This all looks like crap, and I'm picking this year to drop my obsession/collection/hobby?"

Because I haven't. In fact, I've seen people look at (particularly the Hoth Wave) and say "You know, I gave up on Star Wars, but those figures are tempting me back."

Remember, this brand is coming off of its strongest year in. . .possibly since 1995? Interest in the toy line is at its highest right now thanks to some really well done ROTS toys. If even a fraction of the ROTS hype was transformed into new hard core Star Wars fans, it just gives me all the more reason to stand behind my belief that 2006/2007 will be very strong years for the brand and the franchise.

ihs
12-12-2005, 01:54 PM
Here in West Michigan we've barely seen the final five of the ROTS line, let alone any of the new Saga. There has been very little new Star Wars product put out for about a month, although last week I did run across the new Force Battlers at the Jenison Target - perhaps new stock will be hitting shortly.

Blight
12-12-2005, 03:03 PM
and who says the repacks will sell worse then the new figures? If I remember in OTC era the major pegwarmers were the new sculpts.

MisterKenobi
12-12-2005, 03:14 PM
and who says the repacks will sell worse then the new figures? If I remember in OTC era the major pegwarmers were the new sculpts.



Not nessecarily, the Dagobah wave was a little HTF. The Bespin wave was pegwarmer central though!

And most of the repacks, repaints etc are worth BIG bucks now.

Blight
12-12-2005, 03:17 PM
I remember Dagohbah warming like crazy! Bespin warmed, the first POTC wave warmed (and still is) and the Cantina wave warmed too.

eleavitt2000
12-12-2005, 03:35 PM
The Bespin wave, well the Cloud Car Pilot and Lobot, warmed, but the 2005 OTC did not warm for long. The Dagobah wave were rarely seen by me after the night the were put out at area Wal-Marts.

I cannot forsee which Saga figures will warm because Hasbro has become really good, except for the Neimodian Guard, at varying assortments and putting more desirable figures in greater quantities with newer wave figures.

I think Reikan will pegwarm, but many of the others will not because if they do, they will not be seen in assortments until demand picks up for that figure.

DSIILuke
12-12-2005, 04:42 PM
We gotta remember tho, this line is for us. They had their big year, and like stated it is a non movie year, the biggest hype theyll get is from the television shows, and thats really about it. Its all on us now, the collector, the true fan, to make the following years work and survive.


If the line dies, hopefully they'll resort to 10-15 figures a year as online exclusives. The figures then will be high end, and characters who are in demand. If you think about it, thats not an unlikely possibility, they would still make their money, Im sure the figures would sell out.

To get back onto topic, Id say right after (for some maybe a few days before) Christmas, look for these to hit, and then majorly after the holidays. I dunno bout you guys, but I cant wait.

nagauthier
12-12-2005, 05:13 PM
I sort of hope we don't actually see these until January. I could really use a break after all the money I spent on SW this year.

Craigb21
12-12-2005, 05:55 PM
Actually Echo1441, the Han that was found in Michigan was on a Candian card and it is now in doubt that this was even purchased in the U.S. Also, our resident Target guy checked the national computer and confirmed that while they are on the way, no stores have recieved them yet.

Plus, these are not flooding ebay. I think it's safe to say that they have not officaly broke here in the U.S.



I think the guy that found it is full of it. I shop all the stores in and around Flint, Mi and even know multiple people who collect figures that work at the Center rd meijers and they are calling shenanigans on it also. They haven't seen any Saga figures unless it was mispacked by hasbro.

Seize9
12-12-2005, 06:04 PM
I sort of hope we don't actually see these until January. I could really use a break after all the money I spent on SW this year.



I feel the opposite, I would love to have them before Christmas...let's see how it rolls in the next few days. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Craigb21
12-12-2005, 06:06 PM
Also Meijers would not take back the figure without a reciept and the fact that it wouldn't scan. This is coming from a meijers employee.

kiadiwhoi
12-12-2005, 06:27 PM
I remember Dagohbah warming like crazy! Bespin warmed, the first POTC wave warmed (and still is) and the Cantina wave warmed too.

Whoa I've only been collecting for a little bit and I really want POTC figures.

DSIILuke
12-12-2005, 07:42 PM
Actually Echo1441, the Han that was found in Michigan was on a Candian card and it is now in doubt that this was even purchased in the U.S. Also, our resident Target guy checked the national computer and confirmed that while they are on the way, no stores have recieved them yet.

Plus, these are not flooding ebay. I think it's safe to say that they have not officaly broke here in the U.S.



I think the guy that found it is full of it. I shop all the stores in and around Flint, Mi and even know multiple people who collect figures that work at the Center rd meijers and they are calling shenanigans on it also. They haven't seen any Saga figures unless it was mispacked by hasbro.



See people tried to start s**t w/ me when I said that. Who called it? Who called it?

TheStoerm
12-13-2005, 08:33 AM
That person could have easily ordered it from ebay, many of those sellers have had them in hand for almost a month.

Val_Da_Carr
12-13-2005, 09:16 AM
Tru - Saga Sabers
Target - Force Battlers
WM...Nothing..a fat goose egg

DarthSith
12-13-2005, 09:45 AM
I sort of hope we don't actually see these until January. I could really use a break after all the money I spent on SW this year.



I feel the opposite, I would love to have them before Christmas...let's see how it rolls in the next few days. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif



I feel the same way. It was always exciting to get new hard to find toys for Christmas. Now, the SW and Marvel Legends would be the only things that would really fill that bill.

DSIILuke
12-13-2005, 11:48 AM
Once they hit tho, its back to the old grind

Sithmatic
12-13-2005, 11:53 AM
Once they hit tho, its back to the old grind



Having finished with the ROTS line and not currently out looking for anything its actually kind of strange not going on SW runs on my lunch hour!
I would love to see the Saga sets out before X-Mas! Hasbro could really rake in some last minute Xmas cash/profits by releasing them before Dec. 25!

DSIILuke
12-13-2005, 11:55 AM
Once they hit tho, its back to the old grind



Having finished with the ROTS line and not currently out looking for anything its actually kind of strange not going on SW runs on my lunch hour!
I would love to see the Saga sets out before X-Mas! Hasbro could really rake in some last minute Xmas cash/profits by releasing them before Dec. 25!




Ain't that the truth, and they'd have to just pour them into stores too, to make sure parents capatalize on them, and that they arent that hard to find for us!

JS7
12-13-2005, 02:06 PM
umm...not to change the topic from the speculation-ahton this is becoming...but has anyone actually seen the Saga figs in a store??

DSIILuke
12-13-2005, 02:09 PM
umm...not to change the topic from the speculation-ahton this is becoming...but has anyone actually seen the Saga figs in a store??



no, they havent hit in the US yet, in Canada, however, its a different story

JS7
12-14-2005, 04:15 PM
umm...not to change the topic from the speculation-ahton this is becoming...but has anyone actually seen the Saga figs in a store??



no, they havent hit in the US yet, in Canada, however, its a different story



Canada got something before the U.S.?? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Anakin21
12-14-2005, 05:52 PM
A poster in my local forum said he called Target w/ the SAGA DCPI# and she did an area search. They showed up in stock in Philadelphia.

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=dclookwhatifound&Number=1127809&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=12