I'm in the UK, had exactly the same problems. What at first looks like a reasonable deal due to the money exchange rate then goes nuts as soon as they add postage. And that's IF you can find a seller who delivers abroad anyway. Trick is to go through all the sellers and see who adds the least postage at a figure price you're willing to pay for, which means going to buy the thing and taking it out of your cart at the very last minute.So, now I got two of these too, but the way I had to get them is just shameful.
At first I tried from home.
They are not available in Germany, neither through the local TRU, nor through collectors' online shops.
The US Amazon does not send them to Germany. Exceptions are only sellers who charge ridiculous prices (39.99$ plus postage? Are you CRAZY?)
The German Amazon lists them as unavailable.
They can be had on ebay but only with mad postage added.
That is easier said and done, at least hereabouts. For TBS, I have ordered most of the full cases or sets (because the figures I really wanted to have were not offered as singles) from my "preferred" dealer (read: least sucky). This has given me some duplicates of figures I really don't need twice, and I didn't get those figures I really DID want duplicates of except for some lucky finds. And that's TBS, where I really still buy all the figures.Maybe it's best to pre-order the wave or figure when they go up on websites. I've had no problems buying any figures from online retailers. If your worried about shipping have a look at BBTS, you can put items in a lot for 3 months or so and then have it all shipped in one go.
Thanks to Hasbro's distribution it seems pre-ordering online in the UK is no longer a guarantee, so from that standpoint US sites may be a more reliable option. I might give BBTS a look when I'm ready to order some new figs.Maybe it's best to pre-order the wave or figure when they go up on websites. I've had no problems buying any figures from online retailers.
You should, stick them in your loot, have a bunch of items shipped at once and save a fortune in shipping.Thanks to Hasbro's distribution it seems pre-ordering online in the UK is no longer a guarantee, so from that standpoint US sites may be a more reliable option. I might give BBTS a look when I'm ready to order some new figs.
At least you got 2, I haven't even found 1 yet.The distribution on this guys does suck. I've not seen him at any store! Even after a new shipment has arrived, he's nowhere to be found. I guess I'll have to stop at two. :grin:
I'd have loved to have this guy SA.At least it would be SA then.:grin:
I can't believe you never spotted them, though I guess they didn't really stand out much. If all you did was focus on the main characters.
These have been out for over a year now and are no longer in production/shipping. Your best bet now is the secondary market.Despite my not liking 5 POA, I would buy this excellent Jedi Temple Guard figure in a NY minute - if I could find it @ retail. Never even seen this yet...