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Lman316
07-11-2002, 11:31 AM
Today, after many weeks of waiting (and many before that of searching), I finally found Palpatine and Djas Puhr.
They had two of each, so I could check the paint jobs. I found a Palpy with "muted" red dots, and it looks pretty good. I didn't really see any differences on the Djases.
I have to say that I'm quite pleasantly surprised with Palpatine. I knew that he was basically a statue, and I had made remarks about how his hands were formed, but I really do like this figure. The likeness is outstanding, IMO, especially from the side, and I think this one is going to look great in my displays with a few royal guards standing behind him. Still, I just wish he could hold a lightsaber so when I'm playing...
Now, on the other hand, I'm disappointed with Djas. It has a decent sculpt and my paint application is okay, but this thing's got its problems. The blasters are like gum - Hasbro should just start packing in a container of Play-Doh and let us mold our own; this figure is one of many suffering from DAFS, or Drunken Action Figure Syndrome: he can't stand up on a bet (although, he is a cantina patron, so...); and last but not least, I just happened to get mine with a loose(r) waist joint (I always seem to get those...).
But I digress...they're cool looking, and Djas can lean against someone in my cantina while Palpy stands proud before his peers. And I'm just happy I finally found him.
Now where's that Acklay...

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Jonna
07-11-2002, 11:33 AM
I still have not found either of them or the Chewie wave. Been seeing a few Acklays though.

Lman316
07-11-2002, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by Jonna
I still have not found either of them or the Chewie wave. Been seeing a few Acklays though.

I got extremely lucky and nabbed the Chewie wave early. Sometimes it pays to check Wal*Mart and Toy Works everyday, lol. I just happened to be checking the latter, and there they (Chewie, Han and Obi-Wan, plus Bespin Vader and Luke, who I had been looking for) sitting in the bin. That was a fine day.

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Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-11-2002, 11:40 AM
I have personally seen every single 3-3/4" scale item out, except for Yoda . . .:frus:

Jedi_Rainman
07-11-2002, 12:51 PM
I hit a 24 hour WM yesterday around 10pm and found 15 cases of figures and I dug through them all and found my Chewbacca, Djas, and Palpatine.

hango fett
07-11-2002, 01:15 PM
we have yet to see any of the waves (chewie-djas) in ANY store within a 50 mile radious from every direction...but we got them off ebay and should be coming any time now! including a bloody luke!
hango
ps.....i will have pics of my collection later today. i'll put up a new thread so be on the lookout!

SuperBattleDroid88
07-11-2002, 01:21 PM
Still looking for Djas and Palp....

Jedi Juice
07-11-2002, 01:56 PM
Hey, just keep looking, and you'll have a "lucky day" too. I notice that around here, Walmart receives the newer figures first, then KB Toys....

hango fett
07-11-2002, 02:11 PM
wal-mart is usually good at getting them in within 2 weeks of the release around here, but no this time...
hango

KEBco
07-11-2002, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by hango fett
we have yet to see any of the waves (chewie-djas) in ANY store within a 50 mile radious from every direction...but we got them off ebay and should be coming any time now! including a bloody luke!

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yodajedimaster01
07-11-2002, 02:17 PM
My walmart had like all the new figures except the brand new ones like ki adi mundi. I also looked to the side and they had like 10 cases of collection wave 4. So i guess ill never get the new ones because theyll keep putting them out.

-JediMaster-Yoda-
07-11-2002, 03:18 PM
i found them all 40-40...

robman71
07-11-2002, 03:28 PM
Yeah, I finally found Palpy and Djas in Walmart. The only problem is that I ordered them from an online store just a week ago and received them the day before I found them. Also someone had totally destroyed the cards and bubbles. (All the other figures in this wave were in pristine condition, so I really suspect someone destroyed them on purpose). I still seem to be missing Chewie by about an hour or so at most other stores.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-11-2002, 11:50 PM
Congrats on your finds LMan.

I scored a Dooku today (my first one) meaning I have seen every 3 3/4 fig out there, but I lack three. Djas, Zam, and Mace. The latter two will be easy to find and Djas will be a bit tougher, but in due time I'll surely nab him. I passed two of them up two weeks ago because his cards were bent pretty bad. Hopefully they were crushed in shipping and it was not a disgruntled scalper's fault.