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shinakuma43
07-13-2002, 11:33 PM
I was recently looking over my Die cast collection to figure out exactly what I still need. I thought I had the Sandcrawler on the first card and the striped card, but I just have the first one. I checked ebay and a few sites and can't seem to find any evidence of the Sandcrawler on the striped card so I'm now wondering if it was released on the new crad or not. LMK.

Later,
S43

LTBasker
07-13-2002, 11:42 PM
I think I remember seeing it on the striped card. Not sure though, but it may just be a case of no one listing it at that time in a single auction. Might look in collection auctions that have micro stuff in them even if they're not just micro auctions. I'll let you know if I see it anywhere.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-14-2002, 12:02 AM
I don't remember ever seeing a Sandcrawler on a striped card, either during their original release or during the great purge of 2000.' That doesn't mean that one doesn't exist, but I never saw one. My guess is though that they did discontinue it after their initial release just like they never put the Ewoks on a striped card nor MM pack VIII and XI (I think it was XI, the one with the Escape Pod)

shinakuma43
07-14-2002, 12:09 AM
The Ewoks do exist on the striped card. There was an auction listed by a UK seller a few months ago which pictured a set of ewoks on the striped card. I put it on my watch list and planned to win it but managed to forget about it. Someone else won it and the other sets included for 5.00 plus shipping. I haven't seen one since, but it does exist and I have been looking. It's the only classic star wars MM set I don't have.

Sets 8 and 11 were also both released on striped cards, I have them.

I can picture the striped Sandcrawler in my head and until today I would have said "yes it does" to anyone who asked if it existed. I now seem to remember something about it not being released on the striped card (or possibly in reduced numbers) due to the original not selling well at all. Hopefully someone can verify that so I know I'm not imagining things :)

Later,
S43

britcit3
07-14-2002, 05:20 AM
Does exist - got one (Italian packaging).

You can still but them for the rip off price of about 10 in a shop that I occassionally drop by.

BC3

BobaFett77
07-14-2002, 12:55 PM
Here is an auction for one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1747153551

The auction ended without bidders so the seller may still have it if you wanted to inquire.

jeddah
07-14-2002, 02:29 PM
I bought from TRU for 1.99 years ago. it is unopened, on a UK/US (i.e not EU) card that is striped.

When I send the otoh Gunga and miniscenes over the pond, I'll include it si tu veut?

:)

jeddah

shinakuma43
07-15-2002, 12:01 AM
Jeddah: SOunds good to me, thanks very much.

Later,
S43

r2dee2
07-15-2002, 12:16 AM
The one I have is the one pictured in the auction BobaFett77
pointed out. S43 when you get jeddah's sandcrawler, would you please do a scan for me....like the "oodles" of other scans you've been generous enough to send my way:)? I would like to compare packaging between the Ideal Euro card and the UK card.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
07-15-2002, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by shinakuma43
The Ewoks do exist on the striped card. There was an auction listed by a UK seller a few months ago which pictured a set of ewoks on the striped card. I put it on my watch list and planned to win it but managed to forget about it. Someone else won it and the other sets included for 5.00 plus shipping. I haven't seen one since, but it does exist and I have been looking. It's the only classic star wars MM set I don't have.

Sets 8 and 11 were also both released on striped cards, I have them.

I can picture the striped Sandcrawler in my head and until today I would have said "yes it does" to anyone who asked if it existed. I now seem to remember something about it not being released on the striped card (or possibly in reduced numbers) due to the original not selling well at all. Hopefully someone can verify that so I know I'm not imagining things :)

Later,
S43

Whoops, my bad. I guess you are right. Those aforementioned striped cards (such as the Ewoks, MM pack 8, 11) weren't available during the great sale of 2000 at TRU and other locations. I assumed they were never made since you couldn't find them during that time.

Also do the Chewbacca and C-3PO transforming playsets exist on striped cards? I think I remember seeing a C-3PO but not a Chewbacca. BTW, those two weren't widely available during that great purge of two years ago.

shinakuma43
07-15-2002, 03:21 AM
LBC: I never saw sets 8, 11, or the ewoks on striped cards at TRU or KB. The set 8 and 11 were found at Ames and they both appeared to have been sitting around for a long time. The only striped Ewoks I saw was in the auction by the UK seller. If they did show up at TRU or KB it wasn't around here.

The C-3PO does exist in the striped box, R2 and I both have it. I recently found out the Chewbacca does exist on a striped background as well. I'm working on getting it from a seller who listed it but which ended with no bids. Hopefully I get it and if so I'll LYK. Here's a pic of it:

http://www.actionfleet.com/images/Chewbaccastriped.jpg

Later,
S43

shinakuma43
07-15-2002, 03:22 AM
R2: Almost forgot, no problem with the image of the striped DC Sandcrawler once I get it.

Later,
S43

JediTricks
07-17-2002, 04:49 AM
I thought Galoob didn't release the Sandcrawler on striped card in the US because TRU couldn't even give the round carded Sandcrawlers away for years. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with, I didn't even know that the Ideal striped card existed though....