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Jek Porky 2002
07-27-2002, 08:57 AM
I've not been to Toys 'r Us for a while now because the nearest branch is about 20 miles out of town so I have to wait ages for the new figures to come in to a specialist dealer in my home town, the last figures that they had in where Nexu and Chewbacca (Cloud City Escape), that was about 2 weeks ago, and I still need Jango Fett (Final Dual), Massif, and Endoor Rebel Soldier and obviously the Ki-Adi Mundi Wave. Do Toys 'R Us have them in yet?
I need to know so that I don't have a wasted journey if I trvel there.
07-27-2002, 10:01 AM
My locals TRU's have sold out of Chewies etc. Only got the main peg-warmer figs left, Anakin OPD, Jango FB etc.
As for the the Ki-adi wave, I've seen not reports of them hitting TRU's yet, but R2dtoys are pre-ordering them now for £6 each.
07-28-2002, 04:27 PM
Depends what you local TRU is - nearest one to me is London's Brent Cross, which was quite good in the first few weeks after Saga's release (got my Palpatine, Massiff, Endor Soldier and Obi-Wan pilot there when I hadn't seen them anywhare before), but seems to have slowed down of late - I bought the Chewie, Nexu, Anakin (T/A) and Deluxe Yoda & C-3PO either online from Hasbro or from specialist shops (R2DToys).
If you live near a large-ish city (London/Manchester/Nottingham/Bristol/Croydon(!)...) there may be a branch of Forbidden Planet that might be worth checking out; if you're near York, try Kool Collectables*; Hen's Teeth in Exeter is worth a look; also, in London's West End, there's The Cinema Store* on St Martin's Lane near Leicester Square.
*May be expensive.
07-28-2002, 04:54 PM
Loads for me to report today :D
Firstly, I live slap bang in the middle of 2 TRU's, Brighton & Portsmouth. They have severely fallen off the AOTC/SAGA pace. They both only have the basic pegwarmers at the moment. Portsmouth DID have Chewbacca & Nexu but sold out very quickly.
Another shop in Portsmouth, Essential Collectables, have a fairly good selection of AOTC/SAGA figures, and have Chewbacca @£7. They also have a supply of POTJ figures & vehicles, also some very cheap (basic range) E1 figures left.
On to Bognor Regis, Toy Zone Toys can be found, another good shop for good cheap prices. Nice selection of the latest range including Shaak Ti WITH background card, only a few left but at £7, can't argue at the price.
Moving on the Worthing, Alf's Toys (formerly HIVE) can be found. A very good selection of nearly all the current range, including Acklay & Nexu. Unfortuately, the prices can be a bit of a stinger, ranging from £6 to £10 for a basic figure. Acklay is around £15, Nexu £9. Also a good range of E1 & POTJ figs still left.
Worth a look at any of these (except TRU) to find that elusive figure that has been evading you.
Thats my 2 quids worth for the week :D
Jek Porky 2002
07-28-2002, 06:08 PM
I'll tell you who I'm not finding, Jargo, where is he at the moment?
07-29-2002, 05:14 AM
Well, my local Entertainer is having a hold on new stock till their stock take this week which is a bummer. The local woolies is worthless. There's a 'specialist' store in the old Romford market who get good stuff in, but not cheaply. There's supposed to be a new SW stall in the twice weekly market but haven't been able to find it yet! I too am too far from a TRU (cannot drive)!
I've used R2Dtoys before with no problems. They and toy-palace seem pretty good.
Jek Porky 2002
07-29-2002, 04:59 PM
Panic over everyone I've seen Jargo on the General Discussion board!
08-06-2002, 04:45 AM
Toy-palace i had a look at but when i clicked on english it had no episode 2 stuff
08-06-2002, 04:47 AM
BTW i went through Cardiff and stopped off in Forbidden Planet there and they had every Saga figure out up to the Obi-Wan pilot. This was quite amazing as i had never seen so many figures. So if your missing one in your collection find the nearest FP to you and go there!!
08-06-2002, 12:52 PM
Some branches of FP seem to be better than others.
Their Central London store hasn't had much in the way of new deliveries for over a month now, and seems to be lagging behind even TRU when it comes to receiving new deliveries of Saga toys.
Maybe their puchasing-policy differs across the country, though - I visit their Manchester store a couple of times a year and on several occasions I've found stuff there that hasn't reached their London branch yet.
Jek Porky 2002
08-06-2002, 04:16 PM
That's funny about London, because I went to the one in Birmingham a while back, and they didn't seem to have much either. Strange, you think that the two biggest cities in the country would have the biggest choice!
08-14-2002, 07:27 AM
Not really a NEW find, but something that I haven't seen in too many shops lately - I was in Hamley's Toy Shop in Regent Street yesterday and noticed half a dozen "Jabba Glob" sets from the Ep.I release on the shelves, amongst all the unsold Anakin OPDs and other Saga stuff on the ground floor.
From the condition of the boxes I'd say they'd been kept in the stockroom for quite a while, but they were priced at (I think) £6.95 - which is quite cheap for ANYTHING in that place!
Anyone who wants a Jabba to go with their 3D card Palace/Solo diorama set might want to consider picking one of these up.
IMHO, it's far-and away the best likeness of the Bloated One that's been released to date (including the vintage version).
It comes with 6 little green chuba-frogs, and if you leave the tub of goo inside the figure it serves to hold the whole thing together fairly well.
Also, I noticed that all the POTJ stuff from the "Collector's Case" on th 5th floor has been replaced with Spawn merchandise! :-(
10-07-2002, 07:05 PM
TRU policy is that the highest profit earning stores get the stock first apparently. That's info i gleaned from a particularly helpful young lady at a local TRU. In an area like the North West which takes in Liverpool, Warrington and Chester etc. the highest profit yeild gets the cream of the crop. If I could find a way to get the facts and figures I would. Post the league table so you'd know where to look first.
Another visit to chester yielded nothing new but they had tons of Dooku and Padme Coruscant attack, Chewbacca bespin captive, a few super battle droids and endor rebels w/ beard. Plenty of deluxe C-3PO and Yodas, unleashed Padme and Anakin, roleplay sabers, 12" Mace and clonetrooper - yellow and red. (they looks atrocious BTW, worst dollies I've ever seen) One solitary Kit fisto and a few Dexters, Captain Typho, Tusken female.....
Their newer stuff would be going out soon though, plenty of deliveries between now and xmas.
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