View Full Version : Indiana Collectors Club?

07-14-2002, 09:41 PM
I live in New Castle, IN. I was wondering if any other Hoosier SSGers would be interested in forming a collector club? I know of at least one other SSGer who probably would. Or, is there a club that already exists that would like a couple of new members? I would like to network with fellow Hoosiers and expand my trading ring. I am always on the hunt for new stuff and seem to have pretty good luck finding it quickly. If anyone from Indiana reads this and is interested, contact me at boneboy@peoplepc.com

07-15-2002, 11:28 PM
I am up for somthing like this, jonboy has helped me get alot of stuff that i've not been able to find, a club like this would be a benefit to anyone in it, i have some cool ideas of some stuff we could do as a club, like rent a flea market booth and put some stuff for sale one weekend,

07-15-2002, 11:41 PM
That is a pretty cool idea. Echo1six and I have most of east-central IN covered. If we could get some more people in other regions of the state to join, we could make it easier for everyone to get the new figs. Anyone else game?

07-15-2002, 11:52 PM
Hey everyone, Im in Kokomo, and I think this would be a great idea.

08-05-2002, 10:10 PM
Well, there seems to be little interest in this club. As a result, I have joined the Ohio Collector's Club due to Hossier lack of interest. Thanks to all(actually 2 people) that responded.

08-06-2002, 04:05 PM
There is a collecting club in Indiana called the "Sith Council" they are part of the Indy Knights and post here:

Indy Knights

Hope you can join us!!!!

08-09-2002, 07:28 AM
My name is OC, and I am a professed SW geek. I live in New Albany, and hit the Louisville, Ky., area just about every weekend (or when the money is plentiful!!!!) looking for new stuff.

My area is hit and miss sometimes but lately it's been a real treasure trove of SW goodies.

Count me in!!

08-09-2002, 01:43 PM
Cool OC. Welcome to the fold.

08-16-2002, 03:26 PM
OT but ... has anyone found the new Wal Mart catina packs or the two-packs at Kmart in the great state of Indiana?

Or some of the reported clearanced merchandise at WM?

There are two WMs within 10-minutes driving distance of me (one brand new super WM). The older store is sssssllloooowww on dropping prices. I hadn't heard of anyone finding discounted stuff and was wondering.

08-16-2002, 07:01 PM
My Wal mart doesn't have any Star Wars stuff on clearance. Like you mine is even ssssssssssslllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooowwwww wwwwweeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrr at reducing their prices. The guy in toys said that they are getting a really big shipment in a few days. I'll let you know what they put out. Echo1six found the Kmart 2-packs in Richmond. I managed to get a pile of the Target Accessory Packs over the past couple of weeks. I have not seen them again. Have you found the TRU X-wing and Landspeeder yet? I really need those.

08-19-2002, 07:52 AM
No TRU X-wing or landspeeder yet.

I did find the Kmart two-packs on Saturday, and the deluxe 3PO/battle droid set at Target. Should've picked up a second one when I had the chance but I didn't.

08-19-2002, 11:59 AM
The TRU in Muncie has a bunch of X-Wings in stock.

Darth Vellner
08-23-2002, 12:35 AM
Hey People!

I'm in South Bend (where Notre Dame is located)
Just wanted to say "Wus Up"
anyone live near me?? we need to get sum' traden' up in dis' pliz'ace what what! Ha Ha!!!!

08-27-2002, 04:08 PM
Has anyone found anything new lately? It's been two weeks for me. I'm going looking this weekend.

08-27-2002, 04:43 PM
The most recent find for me was the target accessorie sets about 2 to 3 weeks ago at target. No sign of the new saga stuff like maul, and ani. I haven't looked very hard though i get tired of running to stores all the time. Im waiting on the republic gun ship to hit stores in Sept.

Darth Vellner
08-27-2002, 10:28 PM
Toy's R Us(1) in South Bend have lots of Landspeeders and X-Wings
Wal-Mart(3)=sale on saga 3 3/4 figures and 12" BUT No catina packs
Target(2)= no accessory packs - I found them once...some exclusive......They don't even sell them..
( ) = # of stores in S.B.

08-28-2002, 07:42 AM
I stopped at Kmart on the way into work this morning to buy a couple of things and noticed a shelf tag for the arena playset -- $45. There was a blue dot next to the tab. Maybe it's getting closer...

Darth Vellner
08-29-2002, 01:05 PM
Went to Wal-Mart last night ***catina packs are in***

also...I found Zartan/Scarlet at Target.....any G.I.Joe fans in here??

08-29-2002, 06:08 PM
Yeah im into the newest joe i like how they changed there joints, i didn't really care for the older joes they were just like the vintage ones, that new helicopter is bad!!!!!!!!!!!! Im still trying to find the cobra HISS and snake eyes vs stormshadow. I went to wal mart last night and didn't see the cantina packs yet, how much are they? I did see the left over potj figures for $1 so i got a tessek and aura sing for openers.

08-30-2002, 07:24 AM
Aurra Sing at WM? I had to pay $8 at Suncoast for one!

Nothing new in my area. I hit Target, Kmart and WM last night after work.

The big flea market -- 1,700 booths -- is in town this weekend. My buddy and I are going tomorrow. One of the vendors from C2 is going to be there; he was at the big New Year's show. I'm hoping he'll have sandtroopers cheap! :)

The cantina sets are $10 each.

Darth Vellner
08-31-2002, 04:53 AM
I got the snake eyes vs stormshadow set a while back, And I saw the repaint at Super Target, but did not get it. All I have is Duke vs. CC/Gung ho vs. Destro/Snake e. vs.Storms./Scarlet vs. Zartan......plus a ****load of "Vintage" ones! (from the 80's):D

09-03-2002, 08:34 AM
I found the catina sets at the Clarksville Wal-Mart yesterday. I bought Hammerhead and Greedo; Ponda can wait 'til payday.

It was worth getting up early on Labor Day!

Darth Vellner
09-05-2002, 10:34 PM

$1.00 each, Orn Free Taa, and Endor Rebel Trooper (still not moving -8 endor troops -5 Orn frees)
$3.00's each, Mace Windu (GR) and Jango Fett (FB) -(still not moving -15 Maces - 5 Jangos)
$11.00's for the REEK (still too much for me)


09-06-2002, 07:32 AM
Is that sale for just your store or corporation wide? I'll have to check my WMs out either way!!

09-06-2002, 07:52 AM
I forgot: The Clarksville Target had the $100 R2 this morning. I didn't even bother picking it up off the shelf. Why tempt myself!!

Darth Vellner
09-06-2002, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by OC47150
Is that sale for just your store or corporation wide? I'll have to check my WMs out either way!!

Just the one store....I think..

09-06-2002, 01:24 PM
I wonder why none of my stores have bargains like that? The shelves are clogged full of the basic figures. Nothing new since the Endor Han and Bespin Chewie wave.

Darth Vellner
09-12-2002, 10:31 PM
just got TA Anakin & ST Maul at a Meijer!

09-17-2002, 07:30 AM
The New Albany Wal Mart had all three new 12" figures last night -- $19.75. The resemblance to the real Christopher Lee is uncanny!

Darth Vellner
09-19-2002, 09:37 PM
Just got: C3-P0/Battle Droid
and they had the Gunship!!

And more
Ki-Adi-Munda (#44) Teemto Pagalies (#45)
at Meijer...

09-23-2002, 03:41 PM
The New Albany Kmart had the electronic Obi Wan on Saturday. Other than that, nothing else. I haven't seen a new figure in about a month.

The C3PO/battle droid deluxe set is plentiful at one area Target. I've already gotten two; I might get a couple of more for the conveyor belt.

Target is supposedly getting more accessory sets. I'll be on the lookout for those!!!

09-27-2002, 09:14 AM
The Clarksville Target had all four accessory packs this morning. I bought two DS troopers (for the great figure!), two AOTC sets (for the red droid) and one Hoth. I passed on the Endor one; if it's still there in a day or so, I might pick up second one. I just wasn't that impressed with it.

09-27-2002, 12:35 PM
I picked up the republic gunship at meijers i must say its well worth the 40 bucks, I also saw the electronic obi and the elec jango at k-marts in richmond i would have got the jango but didn't have $30 bucks for it, the k-mart also had some ki adi's, and some teemto's, i've yet to see the new maul anywhere though.

10-07-2002, 03:53 PM
The Jeffersonville Meijer had one Republic gunship on Saturday. I thought the box would be bigger for $40!

Darth Vellner
10-10-2002, 03:06 PM
Just found Arena Battle Playset & Republic gunship at Wal-Mart
in South Bend!

10-17-2002, 01:24 PM
Check out those TRUs, guys! The new figures are arriving!! I've found all of the new figures except Ephant Man in the last week.

10-21-2002, 01:05 PM
The Jeffersonville Meijer had the Republic gunship and arena playset on Saturday. The gunship is next on my to-buy list.

10-27-2002, 03:04 PM
The arena playset and Republic gunship are showing up everywhere in the south! The C'ville Target had both on Saturday.

Darth Vellner
10-28-2002, 10:19 AM
I Got a "Padme Amidala"(Coruscant Attack) at Meijer..

10-28-2002, 10:27 AM
A fellow collector told me there is a variation on Padme/Coruscant attack. Some of the figures have a sticker on the back, while others don't. There is no difference in the text between the two. I have one of each.

Just wondering if anyone else has came across this.

Darth Vellner
10-28-2002, 10:59 AM
No sticker on mine

10-28-2002, 11:09 AM
The figure with the sticker came straight from a case which contained both. I didn't know if the guy (a die-hard collector, like myself) was pulling my leg or not. I hadn't read anything about the variation on any of the sites but I had the money and both figures in front of me so what the heck!

11-04-2002, 07:55 AM
It was a great weekend in the south!

I got the silver R2 unit and the last landspeeder at TRU. At the Bashford Manor, Louisville, Target, I picked up the deluxe clone trooper/speeder bike, and the battle droid and Hoth accessory sets. I hadn't seen any report of these three showing up so I was quite surprised. The Bash Target is a newly opened superstore.

11-04-2002, 03:49 PM
I forgot: Ephant Man was spotted in my area. At the Wal Mart I normally hit on Saturday mornings, but since I didn't have any cash I didn't stop!!!

No luck at other area WMs or retailers.

Darth Vellner
11-11-2002, 12:52 PM
I found Ephant Mon..!!!!!
(Clean Shaven) ENDOR SOLDIER
At a K-Mart.!!??!!!WOW!!
Also, I got a Silver R2...... WooWhooo!!!

11-11-2002, 12:56 PM
I haven't really looked this week. Don't have the funds. :(

Darth Vellner
11-11-2002, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by OC47150
I haven't really looked this week. Don't have the funds. :(

I'm getting the Ep.II DVD for $9.99 (at TRU) so I figure I can spend an extra $10.00 on SW this week..Cause I would of spent it on the movie if it was $19.99...:D

11-11-2002, 01:23 PM
I ordered my DVD from Wal-Mart.com for the exclusive trading cards. Including shipping, it's gonna cost $20. I didn't think the price would drop as low as it did.

11-18-2002, 03:45 PM
Nothing new in the south. I did see the last wave of figues, minus Ephant Mon, at Kmart last night for $5.49. Ouch!

11-25-2002, 03:36 PM
Has anyone found the holiday 3PO and R2 in the great state of Indiana yet???

12-04-2002, 07:40 AM
I found the holiday set at the Clarksville WM last night. It's cool. I think I'm going to set it out on my coffee table during the holidays.

01-23-2003, 04:12 PM
Anyone find anything new in the great state of Indiana lately? In the south, things are rather dry. The local TRU has 20 (and I'm not exaggerating) Jango Fett pilots on the pegs and not much else.

I haven't seen new figures since a few days before Christmas. Now makes me wish I'd picked up those destroyer droids. :(

01-27-2003, 10:49 AM
The dry spell is over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I finally found Ephant Man. Not one, but two on the pegs at the Bashford Manor, Louisville, KY., Target on Saturday.

02-10-2003, 07:37 AM
I found the new Acklay attack Obi Wan and Yoda at the New Albany Target, two Destroyer Droids at the Clarksville Target and two sneak preview clone troopers at the Clarksville TRU. Pretty good weekend.

03-05-2003, 04:20 PM
Sorry, guys, but the sunnyside has been pretty dry the last few weeks. Haven't seen the latest wave of figures in at least three weeks, Destroyer Droids are plentiful, and the Saga TIE bomber is making appearances at area Wal-Marts.

03-07-2003, 08:05 AM
The Clarksville Wal-Mart had the Saga TIE bomber, and the C'ville TRU had the 12" Boushh Thursday night. No new 3 3/4 figures in more than two weeks.

03-09-2003, 12:11 PM
I saw the imperial officer, the new pademe, clone trooper with speeder bike and removable armor, a two pack of droids, and another potj figure rehashed in the new packaging i can't remeber what it was, the walmart in richmond only has two peg rows of figures so they only set out a few, even worse i didn't have the cash to get any of them that day. This was last weekend when i saw these

03-14-2003, 10:50 AM
A friend from church found for me the compactor sets at the Plymouth Wal-Mart one day this week. I got the call last night, so it could've been yesterday or earlier in the week; I don't know. He said there were three of each set there.

The compactor sets will be in my possession Sunday! Woo hoo!!!!!!!

03-17-2003, 08:12 AM
The trash compactor sets are sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very nicely done. I hope Hasbro can keep this level of quality up!

BTW, Plymouth is south of South Bend.

03-19-2003, 05:35 PM
The new Wal Mart Supercenter in New Castle had a bunch of new figs today at their grand opening. Lama Su w/clone, Aalya Secura, Boris? Offi?, and another.

04-10-2003, 01:06 PM
Nothing new in the south, guys. I've been buying stuff on clearance mostly. Lot of Lego sets in the last couple of weeks. The sets are pretty cool!

04-10-2003, 01:33 PM
Hey OC, are there any Action Fleet Republic Gunships and Assault ships anywhere on your usual hunting route? If so, could you pick me up some if I sent cash? I could help you find some things as well. PM me!!!

04-10-2003, 01:47 PM
I've seen them in a couple of places but I can't remember which ones off the top of my head. Check your PM.

04-14-2003, 12:27 PM
Nothing new to report. My collectors club met on Saturday and a couple of the die-hard collectors commented how dry the last month or so has been.

Did take advantage of the big Target and KB sales, though. Got a bunch of army builders! :)

04-14-2003, 12:55 PM
Same here. I went to KB and bought a Gunship and a few pilots. Also went to Wal Mart and got a few Red Clones. I had them price match Target, because Target never has squat!!!

04-27-2003, 12:22 PM
Nothing new here to report fellas. The toy manager at my Wal-Mart told me that they are not getting any new Star Wars figures until August!!! He said that most WM's quit stocking the current stuff and they are not restocking any SW until the Clone Wars line comes out. Even then, that is all that they will carry. He claims that anything new that is being found at WM is just stuff that has already been ordered a while back and once it is gone, that is it until Clone Wars.

04-28-2003, 08:02 AM
I hope that's just your WM, jonboy. The WM closest to me is where I've had the best luck.

Finally saw some of the new figures -- at the flea market! One vendor had Boba Fett, Mace and the flying R2.

Boba was the best of the three. IMO, the Hallmark R2 ornament is better looking than this latest R2. He's all one piece, no moveable head. Mace was OK but I didn't drool over him like I did over Boba.

The vendor wanted $10 each. I kept my money.

He also had Ephant Mon for $20.

07-08-2003, 09:20 AM
New figures and new packaged figures are being found in the Louisville area. Mostly Targets and WMs, but a few Kmarts. By the time I get there, they're sold out or the store is too far away for me to leave work and drive there.

My buddy picked up the first Jango Fett in the new packaging on Sat.

TRUs are pretty dry, since they are undergoing remodeling. We're the test market for the new Geoffrey stores.

07-23-2003, 11:11 AM
Any one going to Gen Con? My friends and I are coming up Sat., so save some silver Fetts for us!!