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Darth Nihilus
10-24-2002, 12:34 AM
I found a Republic Gunship for the first time today and nearly choked on the price - $130.00!!! That's roughly $65 in US money, is that how much it retails for in the states?:eek:

Battle Droid
10-24-2002, 12:37 AM
Where was this at?

$40.00 in the states.

Jedi Master Silas
10-24-2002, 12:38 AM
I got mine for 29.99 plus tax...I think..maybe it was 39.99 plus tax. I'm assuming your outside the US right??

Jayspawn
10-24-2002, 12:40 AM
I paid $38.99 for mine at Wal-Mart.

bigbarada
10-24-2002, 01:30 AM
I also paid $40 for mine.

Prince Xizor
10-24-2002, 01:40 AM
40 bucks at Wally World. Where do you live?

jedihunter25
10-24-2002, 01:43 AM
If you don't want to pay $130 ($65 in US money) you can buy one off of Amazon.com for $39.99 US money + s/h.

DarthBrandon
10-24-2002, 01:46 AM
I bought mine in Canada for $80.00 and our money is worth half of the U.S. dollar. Where do you live?

Chiesa
10-24-2002, 04:48 AM
Its being offered to me here in Singapore also at $130... If I'm not wrong you are from Singapore too right? That is approximately around US$74... Gasp! Thats why I'm still holding out for it to drop! I still can't believe that people here in my area are still getting them!

Does anyone know if Yestertoys deliver to Singapore?

Cheers...
:D:D:D:D

Darth Nihilus
10-24-2002, 12:19 PM
Actually I'm in Australia. Our dollar is worth little more than half a US dollar, after having seen the price comparisons I can't understand the huge mark up difference. Although this was spotted at a toy shop (which tend to be more expensive than variety stores) the drop in a retail store wouldn't be much less.

I'm shaking my head, that is just disgusting, I mean we've got the Obi-Wan/Starfighter combo at a reasonable price ($46AUS, or roughly $23US) so I don't see the deal with this.

stad
10-24-2002, 01:42 PM
Yeah, the Starfighter/Obi in the U.S. is $22 US, so that's not a bad price at all for that. Can't understand the price on the Gunship though.

Darth Evil
10-24-2002, 02:15 PM
The Euro is roughly the same as the dollar and the Jedi Starfighter alone is 35 Euros here. I can't imagine how much the Gunship would be, if it ever turned up here.

Chiesa
10-24-2002, 02:36 PM
Well I guess 1 of the reason why is that air freight charges around our region is pretty high. Even if you were to order it from say E-bay, you would most probably end up paying quite a similiar sum due to the high shipping costs. The worse thing is that the stores know this and they are taking advantage of it!! Grrrr... it's really disgusting but I don't think there is anything we can do about it. Maybe looking at yestertoys could be another alternative. But I'm not sure of the charges myself!

Cheers
:D:D:D

pug205
10-25-2002, 08:32 AM
Hey Darth, where in Australia did you find the gunship? Im in Sydney and havent seen it anywhere. Also have you come across the clone pilots? Ive seen Jango pilot this week at TRU (the only place I know that still gets new stock) but thats it.

Chiesa
10-25-2002, 09:56 AM
PUG>> You should ask the sales people there. The clone pilots are in the same wave as the Jango Pilot and there are 3 of each in each case. So either is that they are not out on display yet or maybe they have been sculpted!! ?? :(

Cheers...
:D:D:D:D

Darth Nihilus
10-28-2002, 09:05 AM
Sorry for the late response Pug I've had some comp troubles lately. I have seen Jango Slave 1 (terrible looking figure) and Clone Pilot both at Big W. The Republic Gunship I found at Toyworld. Also I have found at K-Mart Ki-Adi-Mundi and Watto. This is all in Darwin though.

pug205
10-28-2002, 06:47 PM
Thanks Darth, I got the clone pilot yesterday, i agree Jango is a bad figure (wasnt going to get him anyway). but im put off the gunship now because of that price, we do pay a bit more then the US, but never by that much. Will have to see if it will be cheaper at other stores if/when it arrives. Good to see someone else from Oz here though! I wonder if Darwin always gets the new stuff first in Australia? If so, when you come across Ephant Mon make sure to tell!!!

Darth Nihilus
10-28-2002, 08:59 PM
Usually we're the last to get things, being a 'remote' location and such. Though when the big retailers like K-Mart and Big W get stuff down south we get it the same time. If I do see Ephant Mon I'll post it in the "Just Found (Overseas) Forum".

187-Maul
10-29-2002, 01:23 PM
the gunships arrived here in france too but toysrus is demanding 69 euros (about 70US$) for them so I won't be getting them:(

Lord_Etreum
10-30-2002, 03:12 AM
Here un mexico you can find it in about it in $880 pesos... 10 pesos are more or less equivalent to a dollar... but this is not with retailers because hasbro in mexico rarely sells stuff coming out after the movies... so officially it may never hit stores in here...

Nexu
10-31-2002, 06:48 PM
I paid nothing. How? Birthday. :happy:

Old Fossil
10-31-2002, 07:01 PM
I paid nothing, either. How? Self-control.

Nexu
10-31-2002, 07:03 PM
Heheh, nice one.

sith_killer_99
10-31-2002, 07:17 PM
I'm still debating on this one.:confused:

For some reason I'm just more enthusiastic about the OT ships. I have no problem forking over the cash for another X-Wing or AT-ST or even a new Ty Shuttle!!!:eek: But the new Republic Gunship...eh, I'll get one eventually.