I hope this is the case for the US.Seems in the past year most of the store exclusives that have sold out in 45 seconds on pre-sales have ended up being fairly easy to track down either by catching canceled items come back up as available or once they hit their release date more become available online and/or in stores.
Well, WE as collectors know this. I'm sure the fan channel partners like EE, BBTS and Dorkside know this. The problem is that PATRICK doesn't seem to understand that fact! They could have kept the other five figures Walmart exclusives. But this trooper should have been made available to everyone. I'm sure it would have done very well, and we have all wanted the Stormtrooper on an ANH card since they released the 2004 VOTC figure.I still can't believe this is a Walmart exclusive. Do they not realize people would buy this figure by the case?
Who knows, that stormtrooper could end up in a future repack wave. That in long run may be better in that EE, dst, Amazon etc could order more solid cases whereas wm or even target, nay be limited to how many they can order, especially in a mix ratio wave case.. One thing hasbro could do, is produce more solid cases and offer on pulse through though retail partner excl page. It's be a 1st for SW.
Also, we could c it recarded for Andor as well
Wha? Where are you ordering solid cases from?I've opened 4 stormtroopers so far and this is such a cool figure. I'm an opener, but I decided to check out the cards of all the figures.
Case #1: Ok, so of the the figures in this case, I've got one that has bad helmet painting. The line across the top of the helmet on 1 of the figures is a bit off and gives the figure the look of having a pirate eye-patch. The funny thing is that when I went to open this figure I didn't even look at the figure itself, but checked out the packaging. The card is in perfect condition and I didn't notice the paint mistake on the figure until I'd already opened it. Anyway, Case #1 has 1 perfect card and 7 cards with the bubble-press on them. The other 7 figures are perfect, though.
Case #2: All the figures are fine, but I haven't opened them yet. The cards are 4x perfect, 4x with the bubble-press markings on them. Oddly enough, the 4 figures packed on the outer-side of the box have perfect cards. The 4 inside figures are the ones with the bubble-press markings.
Case #3: All the figures and all of the cards are perfect. No bubble-press markings on any of these cards.
So, from my sample, I have 13 perfect cards, and 11 with the bubble-press markings on them. 23 perfect figures and 1 with a badly-painted stripe on the front of the helmet.
I live outside the US and we've been getting solid cases since the beginning of the year. When the stormtrooper came up for pre-order, I said I wanted 20 (I was assuming since they were WM exclusives in the US, they'd only have 6 per case). The shop owner emailed and said, if I want 20, I might as well just order 3 cases and have 24 (at that point I realized we would be getting cases of 8 instead of 6), so I figured I might as well just go ahead and order 3 full cases because you can never have enough stormtroopers.Wha? Where are you ordering solid cases from?