Recent Acquisitions - The Vintage Collection

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Those finding Merrick’s X-Wing, It would be nice to know in what State you are located. Thanks.
Found one in Missouri, St. Louis area. Funny thing is only 2 stores in the area received them. And the one I got mine at received another order in yesterday (both gone). But only 3 other Target stores say "Out of Stock". Another 13 say "Not sold at this store". I asked about that and was told, "Our Target caters more to certain collectable items". Which to me is a crock since all of them received the Prototype Fetts and Stormtroopers, and the X-Wing isn't necessarily a 'collectable', just a very hard-to-find toy.
 
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We have one store here in Denver that I got mine from and consistently says "Out of stock". Though it did say "Limited stock" yesterday, so I guess they got more.
 
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My Emperor wave arrived from Dorkside yesterday. Traveled across half the globe and arrived in pristine condition. Slowly catching up. Still missing that video game best of and Ahsoka waves.
 
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I was in Philly for the night and at a bar when I remembered that I needed a towel. So I randomly stopped into Target and happened to find these guys!
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Random Game Stop visit with my son and found Ahsoka Tano (Mandalore) and ARC Trooper Echo on the pegs. Good thing I'm an opener because they had a HUGE price tag on the upper right corner.
 
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Random Game Stop visit with my son and found Ahsoka Tano (Mandalore) and ARC Trooper Echo on the pegs. Good thing I'm an opener because they had a HUGE price tag on the upper right corner.
That wave came and went fast. Wonder if there are more stuck on a ship?
 
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Insiders were saying a few weeks ago that the Ahsoka/Maul wave eventually would hit stores in droves. I think it must be stuck on the ships.
 
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I found the Ashoka wave in July at Target. Have not seen the Emperor wave or the first series 50th Walmart exclusive figures yet in store.
 
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Picked these up recently. Prices weren't to bad. I guess because they are CAS graded versus AFA graded.

gotta say, I like the COA they include. I have always been an AFA collector but these are not far behind in overall quality/appeal.
 

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Ordered an Emperor off ebay that was intended for my carded collection (I'm very picky about how soft goods are situated in the bubble), and it showed up with one of the lightning hands rattling around loose inside the bubble.😫

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Amazing to find stuff at Target. I have been in two Targets in the past 48 hours, on opposite ends of a county and they have ZERO TV or BS figures. Yet, under the Mandalorian display, they have all sorts of non-Star Wars action figures lol.
 
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I won't need the single carded Emperor after I get the deluxe PulseCon version. Same exact figure and accessories, right?
Nope, standard has gritting teeth for the zapping pose, and the exclusive has the evil smirk for loungin' on the throne. You need both.
 
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There’s no reason the exclusive shouldn’t have come with like three different heads: gritting teeth, smirk and neutral.
 
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I think the customizing options for this figure, despite Hasbro’s new head barbell thing, are quite varied. If I find another one I’ll buy it for customs.
 
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There’s no reason the exclusive shouldn’t have come with like three different heads: gritting teeth, smirk and neutral.

Yeah, I agree. I think the standard version should have come with the two heads that currently exist, and the Pulse version should have come with those two heads, plus two additional ones: neutral and scowling. That would have covered all the basic expressions Palps has.

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Not to mention, the exclusive Palpatine is a repack (w/ new head), as its already been in the basic assortment. They should have gone all out with a variety of new accessories, but they'll apparently do anything to save a buck while charging us a few more. The balance in the 3.75 scale is gone, we're being overcharged and receiving far less on a number of products...
 
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