PDA

View Full Version : CommTech Stormtroopers



ACPin
10-30-2001, 11:31 AM
I'm in the process of building a diorama with these and I'm glad to have found them in great numbers during the TRU sale of $1.97 each. I did leave quite a bunch during those sales and in fact met other collectors in the process. Were you able to get your hands on these too? If you did, how many did you get and are they all out in the open?

sith_killer_99
10-30-2001, 04:57 PM
My TRU had these things the weekend of the 2 for $3.00 sale! They had great numbers of them, about 4 large bins filled with the CT Vader/Stormtrooper wave. Oddly enough, NO R2-D2 with holo Leia?!?!

The down side was that most of the cards were in bad shape. The up side was that I managed to get a bunch for my loose collection. I currently have around 20 loose CT Stormies.

When I left they had LOTS and LOTS of the little guys! Strangely enough they had sold out of them 2 days later?!?!:confused:

Go figure!;)

Anyway, these are great for dioramas.:D

BTW, I have yet to see ANY of the Troopers sit on the pegs for very long! Except maybe the deluxe Snowtrooper.

Wolfwood319
10-30-2001, 07:28 PM
I unfortunately never got in on that particular sale. I got my first couple at full price, but then when they marked them down, I got to the store late and found nothing but vaders.

A clerk said that about 10 or so collectors came in and bought all of the CT Stormtroopers.

Alas, no mass quantities of Stormtroopers, for me...:(

bigbarada
10-30-2001, 10:03 PM
I was able to get ahold of 30 of the CTC Stormies when they were on clearance. Hey, I know it was greedy but I had just gotten back from Korea and endured a year long drought of Star Wars toys. I figured I owed it to myself to get these figures.

Of course, a few months later I traded all but two of them for some Vintage Star Wars toys. I haven't started to regret it yet but I am expecting to at any minute.

jawa9
10-30-2001, 10:48 PM
I picked up one vader and one stormtrooper. I already had one of each, but the commtech chips were HB. The ones on clearance were WB, so I guess I was lucky to get the variations.

GNT
10-30-2001, 11:00 PM
I've got around 30 that I have bought at trade shows :) I would like more though...

hamsterboy
10-31-2001, 12:40 AM
I don't know why but I can never find bargains like that at TRU. Now K-B is a different story.

OC47150
10-31-2001, 07:36 AM
The largest number I found at one time was about eight. I only bought about six or seven.

In all, I had about 10 commtech stormies. I used some of the extras as trade material. I still like the original one better. More fearsome, I think.

JEDIpartner
10-31-2001, 02:14 PM
I would be a very happy person if I even had ONE!!!! :(

Starfig873
11-02-2001, 06:26 AM
I actually found two at a Wal-Mart, one to open one to keep in packaging, loooong before the TRS thing. And yet when they hit the TRS I didn't buy a single one. Wish I had, but I thought I didn't need anymore stormies.

So before long I opened up my second stormtrooper. So I have two, count em', two out of package. Fun ain't they? :D :p

ACPin
11-02-2001, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by JEDIpartnr
I would be a very happy person if I even had ONE!!!! :(
I actually have extras for trade, check my wants from the Trades forum if interested.

Mandalorian Candidat
11-02-2001, 12:28 PM
The only CT ST I ever saw in stores was one left on the floor of a SoCal W-M on a banged up card and dinged bubble. I feel I was lucky to even get that one.

darth chuck
11-03-2001, 07:23 AM
I have only seen three of these on the pegs, despite looking for them in many, many stores. I managed to get a few more making trades in the classifieds on this site. (although I traded two clean biker scouts for them). If it were not for this site, I would have had to pay scalpers' prices for about six rare figures and the Eopie. (Thanks, SirSteve)

Hey, Bigbarada, I am enduring the year long drought of figs now. Did you ever find star wars anywhere over here? Did you order online? I think I am going through action figure detox......

JediCole
11-03-2001, 09:20 AM
I bought one at full price and about ten when they were at $2.00. I could (should) have bought more. I had more than ample opportunity to buy as many as 50 of these guys between three TRU stores in the area. Though I did manage about 5 R2 w/Leia Holo and about six months later I found three Swamp Jar Jars (and all I ever wanted was the fish!).

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
11-03-2001, 04:34 PM
My zany work and class schedule meant the only time I could get to TRU was about an hour before they closed for the night. That meant that somebody earlier in the day already had picked through the bins and picked up all the Stormies and Holo Leias for themselves leaving me with the usual pegwarmers (but I did manage to find a couple of battle damaged Droidekas). Oh, lament! What I'd give for one of those babies (sob, sniff!) :(

ACPin
11-05-2001, 07:50 AM
Here's a test shot of the CTC Stormtroopers from my diorama.

master jedi
11-05-2001, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by ACPin
Here's a test shot of the CTC Stormtroopers from my diorama.

So that's why I couldn't find the CTC Stormtroopers for a long time.

sith_killer_99
11-06-2001, 06:01 AM
Actually, like many people, I think AC said he got these at the TRU sale $1.97 each.

Which means he definatly didn't get these guys til a LONG after the initial release.

The late release was Hasbro's fault as usual! I didn't find mine 'til January 2001! Over a year after their release! And then, when I did find them they were in MASS amounts!

TRU sold out of them in a day!!!:(

ACPin
11-06-2001, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by sith_killer_99
Actually, like many people, I think AC said he got these at the TRU sale $1.97 each.

Which means he definatly didn't get these guys til a LONG after the initial release.

The late release was Hasbro's fault as usual! I didn't find mine 'til January 2001! Over a year after their release! And then, when I did find them they were in MASS amounts!

TRU sold out of them in a day!!!:(
I only bought a couple when they originally came out and didn't find much after that. Good thing TRU had the sales where I was able to build my army. One TRU that I go to had two bins full of them every week for a couple of months. :D Those that didn't sell eventually got sold out when they did the 2 for $3.00 sale.

Here's another test shot...

Wolfwood319
11-07-2001, 03:49 PM
These would be the perfect figure if their wrists were articulated.

JediTricks
11-08-2001, 04:55 AM
Originally posted by Wolfwood319
These would be the perfect figure if their wrists were articulated. ...and they came with blasters as well as long-rifles.

Eternal Padawan
11-08-2001, 10:28 AM
I bought 10 at the TRU sale. Opened 2 right away. Gave 2 away to friends who needed them and packed the rest away because I have no room to display more. In hindsight I should have bought more than 10. These things are platinum in the Star Wars toy world.

Rerelease these Hasbro!

GNT
11-09-2001, 02:49 AM
Originally posted by ACPin
Here's a test shot of the CTC Stormtroopers from my diorama.


Very nice but would look even better in my collection :)

ACPin
11-10-2001, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by GNT
Very nice but would look even better in my collection :)
Sure you can have them! :D
Not! :p
At least you can now find out what the diorama is all about and who's in the midst of all these CTC Stormies. :cool:

humsup
11-17-2001, 08:01 PM
I have only 1 pcs. Bought it at full price and my local TRU don't even carry their own exclusives ie 12" Dewback, 12" TaunTaun. Singapore TRU just SUCKS big time!!

Sith Worm
11-18-2001, 11:21 AM
I found the stormies in great numbers also, but the real kicker was I also found the R2 Leia holo also for 1.97 when I couldn't find it for full price. I went home told my dear friend Cole and he went out looking after I told him the news and he went to A TRU and found the common million Mauls and A couple of Han and 11 count them 11 R2 with holos at 1.97 luck? I think not, the force is stonrg in this one...
...happy hunting...

JEDIpartner
11-19-2001, 03:11 PM
I finally got A CT Stormtrooper last week and I LOVE it... I wish I had been able to get more, but the one I got was the last one the vendor had. Oh, well. It looks great next to my new Sandtrooper. I gave him Bespin Escape Leia's extra blaster rifle. NICE!