- Nov 18, 2005
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The newest newspost on the main page just reported that an Imperial Shuttle is possibly on the way. It's listed as 59.99 and comes with 2 pack-in figures. Hmm...interesting.
Seriously? Thanks for the heads up, DN. I went straight to the forums without looking at the front page. I'm glad hasbro is re-packing it, I missed out on the first release.Darth_Nirvana said:The newest newspost on the main page just reported that an Imperial Shuttle is possibly on the way. It's listed as 59.99 and comes with 2 pack-in figures. Hmm...interesting.
I think you should be blaming FAO instead of Hasbro. FAO is a highend toy store with an insane mark up; in the late 90's, I remember seeing regular POTF2 figures marked at 10.99 instead of the standard 5.99 everywhere else. Most stores make one dollar profit from each figure sold, FAO was trying to push six dollars, that 600% higher. If FAO bought the shuttle from Hasbro at $50 each, it's within their policy to charge us over a $100 each. It was their huge mark-up that cause us to pay over 120.00 and shipping for one. Maybe both Hasbro and Target learned from how slow FAO's high price point was moving and decided not to repeat that mistake. Anyway, lets hope for a slightly different version, there's no point in buying the same thing again.stylie_steve said:Well colour me pissed off!
I paid the insane amount for the first shuttle and got no pack ins! This is not a ship I wanted to see ever get released agian unless it was a stright repack with no changes what so ever from the 2002 version.
Damm you Hasbro!
Maybe there is, but the Saga Shuttle had no electronics and far fewer moving parts, making this much easier cost-wise to assemble.CaptainAlex said:Then how the hell does Hasbro justify $89.99 for an AT-AT with two figures? I think there's more plastic in the shuttle than an AT-AT.
Yeah thanks Hasbro for releasing this four years ago as an FAO exclusive with an astronomical price tag. I paid $120.00 for that thing, and now look....that's why I hate exclusives to retailers. I am curious to see what pack-in figs come with it though.Narukami said:Thanks Hasbro.
This has "Hit" written all over it.
Given that it was at FAO only, not the most wide-spread chain, AND at an FAO markup that put it beyond the range of many collectors & parents, it's not too surprising it was a problem sellerDarth_Anton said:Given the fact that the last one seemed to be a problem seller, I'm surprised this is getting re-released.
Okay, not to point to JUST this poster, but its the first comment like this I found when looking for a quote. Some of you people are just plain sad. WTF is wrong with re-releasing a cool item... this time at a "kid" friendly price?!? A kid sees these movies for the first time and wants a shuttle to play Endor raid... why should a parent have to hit eVilbay to buy it from some scalper? Heck, most won't so that kid is out of luck. I say re-release all the items at lower prices. If we do not keep the kids interested, Hasbro will fold this license in no time. The adult collectors, myself included, like to think we make this hobby what it is. However, its the moms, dads, and kids who keep this franchise going.Blackhole said:I spent over $100 on this with NO pack-ins and now it's half the price with two pack-ins. What heck hasbro!