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Picked up Clone Wars wave 2 at Commack Walmart. Gosh, I hate going into Walmart.
 

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Mike Ritter - CV - report?


Was that your cereal box on the front page a few days ago?
Hey guys, finally made it back from CV and a week walking around in disgusting heat and humidity around Disney, but it was all worth it.
CV was great, didn't hear too many complaints so it sounds like Reed did a good job. Hope LFL sticks with them. Crowds weren't too big so it kept everything managable. Hasbro managed their lines well, never saw a big back up. GG though looked poorly run. Their line was long every morning, even before the doors opened. Fortunately I had an exhibitor badge and was able to get my Fett Wed. night before the show even opened.

Regarding the cereal box, I sponsored the Grape Hutts box that was one of the first shown. I think they got a positive response from most panel goers. Now I just have to see how they do on the aftermarket.


Back locally, I picked up the Kit/Mace CW line yesterday at Mid Island Walmart. Also got my Pre Vis finally. Centereach Walmart had a selection of newer Legends and Setauket Walmart had nothing. I'm seeing the AT-AT around in decent numbers but still haven't jumped at one yet, probably waiting for TRU's vintage. Speaking of TRU, Holbrook had several of their exlusive figs and their 3 3/4 are Buy One Get One 1/2 off. Nothing new spotted there yesterday. Sayville KMart had their exclusive clone 4pack but no Jodo Kasts, still have to find him.

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Picked up another Battle Droid Commander at Commack Walmart today. Lone new Clone Wars fig on the pegs. Plenty of Vintage figs though.
 

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Picked up a Jodo Kast from Sayville KMart this afternoon. Did not see any additional on the shelves.

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Hey fella's. Anyone see the Mandalorian with speeder bike at retail on LI yet? Thanks.
 
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I saw the Obi-Wan with the side car speeder tonight at Walmart in Uniondale. So they must have sold the Mando one because I think they are packed together. Anyone seeing any Jabba's around? If anyone does see one, please stash 1 for me. Thanks.
 
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Re: Comic Cons in October - Anyone in?

You bet! I'm going to try to make it to the NYCC.

Picked up a few legends figures tonight. Nothing crazy.
 
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Already got Sat ticket for NYCC (Cosmic Comics has tix for sale there)
Probably gonna hit Big Apple on Sat too.
 
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TRU Bayshore had the vintage box AT-AT and they had 1 each of the Vintage series 2 Obi-Wan and Clone Trooper.
 
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Still have not seen the Mando with Speeder bike at retail yet.
 
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Still have not seen the Mando with Speeder bike at retail yet.
I saw the Obi-Wan Speeder again. This time at Setauket Wal-Mart, but no Mando Bike. This was on Wednesday. Sombody's getting them.
 
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Forgot to post last night, but East Meadow Wal-Mart had Vintage series 2. I took the only Palpatine and Anakin. There were no Bodyguards or Sandtroopers, but about 3 Obi-Wans, 1 clone and 2 Codys.
 
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Forgot to post last night, but East Meadow Wal-Mart had Vintage series 2. I took the only Palpatine and Anakin. There were no Bodyguards or Sandtroopers, but about 3 Obi-Wans, 1 clone and 2 Codys.
yea, my friend called me and said they put out 3 cases. he took the good ones!
 
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anyone having any luck with finding Jabba's throne?
 
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well, a collector, to whom shall remain nameless, called the the pequa store a while back and nabbed the only 2 jabbas they got in!
 

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No one has at least spotted Jabba around here?
I got my Jabba at the Middle Island WalMart back on Aug 2nd. After that I stopped looking so I can't say if any others popped up around the area. I wouldn't be concerned yet, Hasbro has to milk as much out of the mold as they can and I am sure they will show up in decent numbers. Things have changed a lot since the late 90's and Walmart's Cantina Showdown Cinema Scene. That was a pain to find and actually had to call corporate when an employee offered to sell me one for $40. The past few years I haven't had any issue finding exclusives. In other words, be patient.
I'll be sure to stash and post if I come across any in my travels.

BTW, Bay Shore TRU had the vintage packaged AT-AT yesterday if anyone is interested.

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Called up ever Walmart within 50 miles and no one has it.
Funny thing is, almost all of them knew exactly what I was talking about.
 
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Its crazy.....I stop collecting and I friggin find EVERYTHING!!! I never had this luck before
go figure?
 
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Haven't found a thing since I grabbed Kul Teska & the 1st waves of Vintage & CW. Has anybody seen the TRU CW Nikto figure? I thought it was due out around now.
 
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Haven't found a thing since I grabbed Kul Teska & the 1st waves of Vintage & CW. Has anybody seen the TRU CW Nikto figure? I thought it was due out around now.
Haven't seen anything good in a while!
 

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Setauket Walmart must have had a few cases of wave 2 Vintage as I picked up 2 foil and regular figs from there this afternoon.

Nothing at Centereach Walmart.

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Setauket Walmart must have had a few cases of wave 2 Vintage as I picked up 2 foil and regular figs from there this afternoon.

Nothing at Centereach Walmart.

Mike
Thanks Mike! No Jabba?
 
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all the new guys are at targets now
 
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