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Val Da Car
10-16-2003, 11:19 PM
Well it is official...Summer is over...no Baseball...no long days and cool (or cold wind)

Time to report on any new finds in the Chicagoland & Milwaukee areas!!



10-16-2003, 11:43 PM
Hey that's cool! We needed a new Chicago thread going, and adding your finds in the Milwaukee area. I doubt skywalker is around the boards anymore, and I was just thinking of starting a new Fall/Winter thread. I haven't been out to much lately. Got tired of wasted trips to the stores.

Val Da Car
10-20-2003, 12:27 PM
Target today got the Alt Wave 13/14 Case.

1x Darth Vader - Death Star Clash, 1x Luke Skywalker - Tatooine Encounter, 1x Lt. Dannl Faytonni - Coruscant Outlander Club, 1x WA-7 Waitress Droid - Dexter's Diner, 1x Han Solo - Flight to Alderaan, 1x Princess Leia Organa - Imperial Captive, 1x Darth Maul - Theed Hangar Duel, 1x Coleman Trebor - Battle of Geonosis, 1x Wat Tambor - Geonosis War Room, 1x Padme Amidala - Secert Ceremony, 1x Ashla & Jempa - Jedi Padawans and 1x Yoda & Chian

Val Da Car
10-24-2003, 10:55 PM
Target Milwaukee...3 cases of Clone Wars wave 1...(yoda, anakin & ARC trooper) Geo fighter, AAT Tank, Jedi fighter (aqua) & hailfire droid)

3 of the 4 Cinema scenes.

10-25-2003, 12:36 AM
Picked up the UCS Lego X-Wing at KB Toys in North Riverside Mall of off Cermak for $79! I know this is an older Lego toy, but considering what they sold for origianally.............and there still was one left on the riser!

Val Da Car
10-25-2003, 01:34 PM
Target Milwaukee..

Last of the Deluxe Wave featuring Durge on speeder Bike, Clone trooper on speeder bike and Red Clone trooper army builder along with all CW vehicles and Saga Scenes.

10-26-2003, 09:00 PM
Found the Clone Wars Durge, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, and Asajj Ventress at Wal-Mart in Villa Park. Saw the Clone Wars deluxe Durge waith speeder bike, but was beaten to it by mere seconds. Alsp managed to pick up the Clone Wars Colne trooper with speeder bike at Target on North Ave.

10-28-2003, 09:23 AM
Found the 12" Liea w/speederbike at Target on Irving Park Rd. in Woodale. It might be in Addison, the towns meet up there somewhere. Just one on the riser.

10-30-2003, 10:25 AM
For what it's worth, I foundd the Red ARC Clone trooper last night at Wal-Mart. Just a variation of the regular ARC clone trooper.

Val Da Car
10-31-2003, 01:55 PM
I found the RED ARC trooper at WM in Milwaukee with the Yoda/Anakin CW wave.

Lots of ships/Cinema Scene at Target in Milw also

Val Da Car
11-03-2003, 10:26 PM
K Mart Milwaukee had the Durge/Clone Trooper/Red Clone wave....

All hope is not lost

11-05-2003, 02:14 AM
Found the deluxe Durge w/swoop (or whatever his bike is called), along with a couple saga clone troopers w/ speeder bike at Suncoast video store in the Yorktown mall.

Val Da Car
11-05-2003, 11:31 PM
Wal Mart (Racine)

Wat Tambor, Coleman Trebor, Padme (Wedding), Padme (Geonosian Chase), Han Solo (Repackage), Yoda & Youngling, Ashla & Jempa, Darth Maul and of course 5 Jango Fett (Pilots).


AAT, Geo Fighter, Hail Fire Droid, Anakin & Yoda (CW) and All Jedi Scenes

I am aware of some targets getting the Durge w/Speeder, Clone Speeder and Red Army pack but they are not making out the door due to overnight stockers keeping them.

Target Milwaukee...

Jedi 3 Pack (whoa)

Val Da Car
11-06-2003, 10:43 PM
KB Toys..

Durge Dlx...Red Clone trooper & Clone Trooper Speeder Bike w/missle

11-06-2003, 10:47 PM
I was at Target on Elston today.........Clone Wars Wave I (Yoda, Anakin, ARC), Hailfire, and All Cinema Scene packs.

Val Da Car
11-08-2003, 05:35 PM
Target Milwaukee..

12" Leia on Speeder, Death Star Clash Vader, Han Solo, WA-7, Wat Tambor...All Cinema Scenes...Most CW vehicles (I picked up the last Geo Fighter) and some older Saga figures.

Val Da Car
11-14-2003, 08:40 PM
Target Milwaukee 27th street...Shelf tags for A-Wing....very exclusive....only store in SE Wis with tags for the ship but all had 12" Leia....The A-Wing is looking harder and harder to find but the holidays are fast approaching...

Target Milwaukee

Anakin's Starfighter!!!!!
It looks great...I will open it and post a review if there is not one already!!!!

11-19-2003, 12:51 PM
New wave of unleashed (han/yoda/boba) at TRU in Schaumburg around noon.

Val Da Car
11-19-2003, 01:20 PM
Target Milwaukee...

Imperial Dignitary wave came and left (only one the Dignitary left)
Ashla & Jempa

Dlx Durge, Green Clone Trooper 3 pack, Plain White Clone trooper 3 pack Clone Trooper speeder bike.

Val Da Car
11-22-2003, 02:42 PM
Wal Mart (SE Wis) CW Obi Wan & Mace (I got the last ones), Padme (aka Pegwarmer) Garder Belt (Wedding), Han Solo, Jango Fett Pilot.

Target (SE Wis) A Wings!!!!! (pm if you want me to go back and get some)...only six left. Speeder Bike Leia minimum 4 per store.

CW Figures (Yoda, & Ani) old Djas Puhr & Orn Fee Taa, Clone trooper speeder bike

TRU (Racine) Battle Droid Army Builder

11-24-2003, 11:21 AM
My Star Wars Custom Gallery is Finally Online!!

Hello Sir Steve Chicagoans... I havent been around here much recently--it seems most of the activity has moved over to Rebelscum.com....... oh well

anyhow, this is slightly off-topic here...

I have posted almost 100 photos of my various custom figures.

If you have any interest, you can check them out here:

Rash Flembar's Custom Star Wars Action Figures (http://home.earthlink.net/~rash.flembar/)

If you do not have a high speed connection it may take a minute or two for all the thumnails to load--there are about 100 of them (click on the thumbnails for a larger image).

I hope you enjoy them!

Feel free to email me with any questions or comments.


-Rash Flembar-

:crazed: :crazed: :crazed:

11-25-2003, 12:37 PM
Nine 12" Leia w/Speeders at Schaumburg Target. Also saw some A-wings.

11-25-2003, 07:03 PM
Saw 2 of the Obi wan, 2 of the death stick dealer, 2 of the orange twilek at Wal-Mart on Harlem Ave. I saw one 12" clone trooper at a TRU on Cermak in North riverside. Got all excited because they had listed assorted 12" wave $10, but when I checked it under the scanner, it came up $19.99. I told management and they said the clonetrooper wasn't from that wave that was listed at the cheaper price. I ended up not buying anything except some sports figures, and Mr. Smith from the Matrix series.

Val Da Car
11-25-2003, 09:47 PM
Land Sakes!!! Target SE Wis

Padme (Lars Homestead).....Imperial Officer (Brown Hair) and Rebel Trooper (Dark Hair)....

I wonder if some old cases from last year are getting out finally at Target...but I NEVER have seen the dark haired Imp Officer.....

Val Da Car
11-25-2003, 09:49 PM

RS.com got banned at the firewall at work due to a naming issue..

11-26-2003, 12:52 PM
My firewall's been blocking rs for awhile now. I think it's the "forum." hostname that they're keying on.

WM on Rand had Outlander wave: Elan, Ayy, Obi, Bail, ImpDig #1, Lars Padme. At least one of each there when I left at lunch.

Val Da Car
11-30-2003, 10:09 PM
I picked up Elan, Imp Dignatary #1, Obi Wan (Bar half), Bail Organa and Ayy at Target in Milwaukee...

If anyone was interested only the larger Targets appear to be carrying the A-Wing so good luck on finding it at retail

12-03-2003, 06:54 AM
TRU on Western ave. had multiple of Imperial Dignitary, Bail Organa, and Padme (Lars Homestead). Also, Target on Elston/Logan had the A-Wing and the Red ARC Trooper. Good luck huntin' this holiday season!

12-04-2003, 10:29 AM
Happened to be in the area to I hit the Walmart on North Avenue in Northlake (?) and spotted lots of CW Value Packs on the pegs.

12-04-2003, 11:53 PM
Happened to be in the area to I hit the Walmart on North Avenue in Northlake (?) and spotted lots of CW Value Packs on the pegs.

Hey, that store is like 5 minutes from my place! I was going to stop by there earlier tonight. I'll have to make a dash by the store sometime early tomorrow.

12-06-2003, 12:13 AM
Well, I went by the store and found none of the bonus packs, probably sold out, that store does a large volume of business.

Val Da Car
12-07-2003, 02:04 AM
WM nearest to me and found the Bail Organa/McQuarrie stormtrooper wave...completed with the Clone Wars wave 3 (Kit Fisto,Saesee Tin & SA Clone trooper)


Deluxe Wave Wampa, Rieekan, C3P0 Escape pod and Green Troopers (all in someone else's hands by 45 sec.


Val Da Car
12-12-2003, 09:57 PM
TRU Milwaukee...last 3 of the new Ultra Wave...

and the spider droid (CW Packaging) with DLX Durge, Jedi 3 pack and the CLone trooper speeder bike.....

They had 2 Durges, 1 Jedi 3 pack, 2 Clone speeder bikes and a battle droid 3 pack in the case assortment (I think)

Val Da Car
12-16-2003, 04:36 PM

I just found another BoShek, R4, Teebo wave at a TRU

12-17-2003, 12:15 AM

I just found another BoShek, R4, Teebo wave at a TRU

Sounds like a "case" of old figures found in the backroom that were buried until the Christmas sales happened, and now it was brought out from the dark warehouse. It's good if you don't have these figures!

12-17-2003, 01:34 PM
is anyone in here still finding anything in chicago ?

12-17-2003, 01:53 PM
I have been posting new finds in here, though nothing as new as what you've been finding.

12-17-2003, 09:44 PM
Check your local Walgreens the hoth wave has been surfising at all my local walgreens

12-18-2003, 07:59 AM
Lots of Ultras, Elan wave, and remnants of the re-packs at TRU in Orland last night.

12-18-2003, 01:33 PM
Get yourself over to TRU on Western/Belmont........TONS of the following:

Hoth trooper
Hoth Luke Skywalker
Yoda and Chian (new package)
jedi trainees (new package)
aayla secura (new package)
barriss offee (new package)
imperial dignitary
concept stormtrooper (i got the last one)
bail organa

12-18-2003, 09:47 PM
hoth wave
clone wars wave 3 with running super clone
and all the repacks at toys r us melrose park as of 8:00 pm

Val Da Car
12-18-2003, 11:04 PM
TRU by me ...dry....stoopid Bespin guards.....can't TRU just mark down the figures and make the money back on new figures in the room that would be freed up.....unless they paid $4.77 for each figure they are trying to sell for $4.99 (Ketwol, Bespin Guard and the other figure I have seen to many times to remember).

2 pegs for CW figures, one for Ultra and 8 for Bespin Wave......

Target on the other hand has for the past year kept their figures fresh on the pegs except for an occasional Saga Orn Free Taa or Yoda....

otherwise it is very nice to see some of the regulars back from the RS forum sharing their time (even if it is for my soapbox shoutout)


12-18-2003, 11:45 PM
my pictures are worth a thousand words :crazed:


http://pic7.picturetrail.com/VOL217/1034025/2075613/40563088.jpg :eek: :eek:

12-18-2003, 11:51 PM
my pictures are worth a thousand words :crazed:


http://pic7.picturetrail.com/VOL217/1034025/2075613/40563088.jpg :eek: :eek:

Kidd, where did you find that! Man oh Man, do I need to free up some cash! Woo Hoo! :D :D :D :D

12-22-2003, 12:54 PM
Saw Hoth wave at TRU on Rand around noon. 3-4 each left as of then.

Val Da Car
12-22-2003, 01:36 PM
Animated Wave at Target SE Wisconsin.....

and some HW dirtbag bought the POTJ Teebo in Milwaukee TRU and went down the road to the Target and returned them....

Then today at another Target another HW collector was giving a hard time to a Target associate as to why they did not have the Animated wave out and why Collection 2 is discontinued....

People like that give nice collectors a bad name and make it difficult for us to collect.

12-23-2003, 01:14 PM
KB Woodfield unearthed 2-3 cases of deluxe yoda & c3po on clearance for $3.99 each.

Val Da Car
12-26-2003, 09:52 PM
The KBToy Works in Kenosha has about 30 total of the C3p0/Yoda Deluxe sets for $3.99 each....(it would make a HUGE Geonosian assembly line but who has the space for it).

KBtoys in Racine has the same old stuff.

Target Kenosha. Bantha POO DOO

Target Racine 3 Orn Free Taa marked down 30% to 3.35 each and the CW Deluxe sets all marked down 30% also...a very nice Target staff associate found some left over items in back (2 Durge, 1 Red and 2 Clone Trooper Speeder Bike sets).

Target Milwaukee A-Wings six of them & CW ships and vehicles (Hailfire, Anakin's starfighter, Geo fighter) with no price and not in the system and not marked down like other sites have mentioned and wave 1 of the Clone Wars figures with 30% off tags on them.

12-28-2003, 02:16 PM
Found the concept trooper today at TRU, bought both the ones they had. I was very happy to find the Stormie as I've got tired of only finding most of the rest of that wave still on the pegs. Not much else new, the Target store in Lombard was practically wiped out of all SW inventory, as well as most other toys.

Val Da Car
12-30-2003, 04:54 PM
TRU Milwaukee....the entire first wave of Clone wars...Grey ARC troopers...Red ARC Troopers...Yoda and Anakin....

one repackaged/recarded Wedding Anakin

Val Da Car
01-03-2004, 08:37 AM
Target Racine, figs 30% off only 2 Orn Free Taas left, Republic Gunship 50% off, Anakin Starfighter full price

Target Milwaukee completed the reset of the SW / Action Figure section (this should confuse the HW collectors for about 2-3 weeks) Anakin (Re-Card) and C3p0 Ultra Wave

Walmart (Super) Ultra Wave $9.96 and Bail Organa wave

Val Da Car
01-04-2004, 07:59 AM
TRU - Milwaukee Ultra Wampa and C3P0

01-07-2004, 08:02 AM
Target in Orland Park had about three sets of the Cartoon figs last night.

01-07-2004, 08:31 AM
I'd like to say "wassup" to all the Chicagoans who post here. I live in Aurora, and have been collecting "hardcore" style for the last couple of years. My primary focus is army-building, but I pretty much collect anything that relates to Star Wars. Be sure to check out my collection and trade list on my website...


01-08-2004, 02:32 PM
TRU in Schaumburg had three Jedi Warrior 4-packs around noon today.

01-08-2004, 02:40 PM
Got the 12" Leia on speeder bike at the Target on North Ave. in Villa Park for $12.48!!! They still had around 7 left, I bought 2!

01-11-2004, 03:54 PM
I've been out of the market for a while, since the release of AOTC & Saga. I'd like to know what figures R the chase figures that everyone wants or are limited in the cases. Let me know if some were chase but not anymore. I live in Tinley Park and looking to trade my carded figs for loose. Please let me know

01-17-2004, 12:56 PM
Stuff is everywhere:

Target on Touhy: Clone Wars Animated.
TRU on Golf: Jedi 4 Pack, Deluxe figures
TRU in Schaumburg: Jedi 4 pack

Ach Med Beq (sP) and Dignitaries are everywhere!

01-19-2004, 12:50 PM
Tatooine wave at TRU on Rand around noon. Picked up a set for myself, left behind one Bar2-D2 & one Luke.

Val Da Car
01-22-2004, 01:13 PM
Target RUN!!! (Milwaukee)

Hoth wave (Luke, Hoth Trooper, R3P0)

Ack Med (rang up at $1.18)

Imp Dignatary (Also $1.18)


Bar2- D2

The rest rang up at $4.99....

Same figures at TRU with CW wave 1.

I figure the distribution network at TRU takes about 3 months extra to work itself out ...so I figure that the Clone Wars Wave three with the SA Trooper should be out in time for the 2nd half of the CW cartoon series in March.

01-28-2004, 01:11 AM
I stopped in to the KB toy store in Batavia, Illinois today to check if they are ever going to get anything new in. For the past several months they've only had the older Saga figures at $2.99 and the repacked 4 packs at $9.99. The store manager told me that they were just notified that they and the Bolingbrook KB would be closed in the very near future. They weren't given a date yet but she claimed they were one of 300 stores being closed in the U.S. She said they were expecting 200 cases of unknown merchandise later this week but when it was sold they would just be ringing it up as liquidators were being sent in to price and sell it. I hate to see them go as it is one less place we have to shop. Maybe we'll luck out and be able to get some liquidation prices if they get the right merchandise in.

01-29-2004, 07:51 AM
Went to the Aurora Walmart to check on reports of new items. Toy department is being completely redone. No places for any Starwars yet but they did have a clearance rack with a lot of Yoda and Anakin on the Clone Wars card. They were selling 2 for $4.00 so if you don't have them nows the time.

01-31-2004, 08:13 PM
Made a Batavia Target run today. They had about 6 sets of the 1st wave of cartoon figures. Also a few older ones I didn't have: Vader throne room duel, Boba pitt of carcoon & Luke throne room duel. I passed on the Luke. It looked like junk to me but thats my opinion.

Doesn't anyone post here anymore or is Chicago "home of the scalpers" and its everyone for themselves. I thought this section was for collectors to help one another yet I see theres just a small handfull of posters. Perhaps Sir Steve should delete this thread.

Val Da Car
01-31-2004, 11:31 PM

Two in my area (SE Wisconsin) are closing. Milwaukee 68 & National (only place I every got the Bonus pack of figures other than a trade with a Chi Town forum member)

Racine, WI - KB Toys closing due to lease issue with the mall, currently everything in the store is 20% off....might as well pickup some TIE Fighters before they are gone (unless the website might have a fire sale!)

Milwaukee, Racine & Kenosha Targets got in the Hoth wave with Jabba and gone in minutes. Wave 1 of Clone Wars Animated figures and a C3p0 Dlx.
HailFire Droid, Anakin's Starfighter and Geonosian Fighter. Picked up a destroyer droid launcher for $2.48 (actually rang up as $0.00 but whatever)

Super Wal-Mart (Racine) 18 freshly reset pegs for SW figures and stuff...only two figures Lott Dodd $3 and Pilot Jango.

TRU (Racine) Aayla repackaged, POTJ wave (still) 3 Gunships, 6 Cinema Scenes and a Geo Fighter, Jedi 4 pack.

TRU (Milwaukee) Wave 1 Clone Wars (no ARC troopers), Cinema Scenes, Gunship, Anakin's ship, Jango Fett Slave I (still a whopping $29.99).

This is what I have seen consistantly for past 3-4 weeks save the 6 Red ARC Troopers that appeared when the TRU found the entire CW Wave 1 onto the shelves.

Val Da Car
01-31-2004, 11:33 PM
Here is the link to everything KB Toys is doing and which stores are getting the AX


02-01-2004, 08:40 AM
CW Animated Wave 2 at Target in Lemont. No Yodas. Two of each other fig were there after I left.

02-02-2004, 12:06 AM
lol Went to the Meir's store in Geneva today and the pegs looked pretty sparse. Upon closer examination there appeared to be some items on a top shelf, just out of reach, So I got a golf club and pulled them down. Sure enough; 2 Spider Droids, 1 Clonetrooper with Speeder, 1 Dirge with Speeder, 1 R1-D4, 1 3pack of army droids and 1 3pack of the clonetroopers with yellow stripe. Probably some employee put them up until they got off work. I bought the Clonetrooper 3 pack and hung the others on the pegs so someone else could find them.

Val Da Car
02-03-2004, 12:25 PM
SNOW....small delay in the search for new figures....

well Target got in the Brown Coat Han Solo..Imp Snowtrooper, Boba Fett POC, TRD Luke and TRD Vader and Animated CW Wave 3....all figures...Clone, Yoda, Dooku, Durge...

wow...only problem is that the Saga figures rang up as $0.00 with the old Dept sku.....

I have to raise an issue about this since they wanted to use the new Dept sku that covers 04 figures not the 03 figures....we will see since the last 03 figures I got rang up at $1.18 back on Jan 22...goofy system...maybe just a crack in the system.

02-03-2004, 05:54 PM
lol Well I made a toy run to Fox Valley at lunch today and the results were:

Meijer on Rt. 59 had 1 each 12"Jedi Luke, 12"Old Ben and 12"Yoda. Nothing else.

TRU on New York Street: Garbage. They had a few Reiken with view screen and C-3PO with Pod but they raised the prices to $10.99 on the deluxe figures.

Target on Rt. 59 has Wave 2 animated but!!!
It had 5 Yoda, 5 Dooku and 5 Dirge.....No Clonetroopers.

I asked the clerk what had happened to them and he said 3 guys come in every morning when they open to get the new stuff and they only bought the clonetroopers. I pointed out that there was a sign that said collectibles would no longer be stocked overnight and instead be put out at various times during the day to help avoid this problem. He said they only post that hoping the morning scalpers won't show up. So its evident that Target is no longer following their own rules. BTW the sign also says the clerks can no longer check in the back for us. So much for giving exclusives to Target.

Val Da Car
02-03-2004, 10:18 PM
After going back to Target since they would not change the price on the Dept SKU from $0.00 (087060326) This sku was used on old Collection 2 figures (including Ack Med & Imp Dignatary #2).

The new dept SKU is 087060758 for all new and current figures (R1-G4, Hoth Luke, Hoth Trooper and so on). These would ring up for $4.99

The old figures that I just saw all of a sudden have a Target SKU of 087061014 and ring up for $5.99.

After having the employee check the price on the portable scanned it rang up correct but also said not part of PLAN-O-GRAM ( I worked in retail and have setup PLANOGRAMS) so she said for me to pick what I wanted and the rest go in the back since all of the $4.99 price figures are SKU 08706758 and needed to be set in the back room for now.

I bought what I wanted (3x Imp Snowtroopers & Hoth Han Brown Coat 1st time I have sent them).

Does this seem a little odd?


btw all of the CW Animated wave 2 was gone and some of the cards that were fine yesterday were now damaged (Probably by the SMELLY HOT WHEELS COLLECTORS).

[My wife was with me in the same store and she could smell their FUNK coming from another isle.....dude take a shower and USE SOME SOAP....it was so bad the odor hung in the air.]

Just an nasal observation.

02-03-2004, 11:40 PM
Sorry, but I've been without a computer for the last week. I have nothing much new to report, I've mostly been picking up clearance things that have been out for awhile. Haven't seen anything new on my random stops.

02-06-2004, 12:58 PM
New 12" (Jawas, Obi, etc.) spotted at TRU in Schaumburg at lunch. Two of each on the shelves.

02-06-2004, 06:08 PM
Just in response to your question earlier, I think most of the people who used to post here are now at Rebelscum.com. I check here rarely now. I don't quite know why there was the mass exodus. Rebelscum does seem to have news sooner but I thought this site was doing alright.

02-06-2004, 06:25 PM
I have to agree completely with INDIANA. I've also found that I get more of the latest info from Rebelscum. I'll still stick with SSG but the posters at Rebelscum seem to be willing to share their finds a little more willingly.

02-06-2004, 07:37 PM
BTW I did find Holographic Luke and J'Quille at the Walmart on 68th and Cicero in Chicago today. That's all they had left of the Jabba wave with the exception of Jabba Luke Jedi which I left on the hook.

Val Da Car
02-06-2004, 08:42 PM
I am not thrilled with RS because they have a tendency to post more rumors that facts.

I personnally feel that GH is more actually with rumors being true.

I use the most recent example of lack of fact checking (the AT-TE & Dropship) posted on their main page with three possible options listed below it. Let's just post it and put some opinions under it and open it up to the entire internet fanbase.

Hasbro should know by this point it is a fanboy/collectors wet dream (mine too) but the bottom line is that Hasbro wants to make a decent profit and not have stuff littering the shelves (in non movie years).

I feel that the likelyhood of some of their forumites to behave in the same manner is not worth it to me.

As for store reporting Milwaukee 27th street Target had the Boba Fett POC, Luke TRD and one other I don't remember.

TRU 27th street nothing new
POTJ Ketwol, Zutton, Bespin Guard, Saga Scenes,Geo Fighter, Jedi Warrior 4 pack and Clone Wars wave 1 Yoda & Anakin, Saga Red Battle droid, 3 original Saga Yodas.

BAD TRU Distribution yet again

Walmart 27th Street 12" Obi Wan, Garidan, CW Yoda & Anakin.

I still am noticing a trend of damaged packaging from the HW collectors, smashed bubbles, creased cards and such.

And I think I am on the only one reporting for SE Wis since either the HW scalpers take them or worse yet other SW fans do not post here. (which is sad)

02-11-2004, 08:11 PM
I had a huge score today at Wal-Mart in Round Lake Beach. I found all of the Jabba Wave

Gold Leader
TIE Pilot
Skiff Lando
Captain Antillies
General Dodonna

It was a great case, I got one of each and left a Lando, Dodonna, Antillies.
The WM in Gurnee had a Skiff Lando, and a Sail Barge R2. Target in Gurnee is a waste of time as they are remodeling and nothing seems to get put out.

02-11-2004, 11:01 PM
Sweet score there icatch9! I'm scraping up extra money for my next case of figures!

02-12-2004, 02:34 PM
Picked up last Jabba & Denizen's ultra sets at Walmart on Rand around lunchtime today. Two Wampas are on the pegs there.

02-12-2004, 02:43 PM
Dang, I was just over that way, making my way back from the TRU on Golf rd., I was trying to find Rand, and ended up on Arlington Heights rd. Eventually I made it over to Rte 83, and figured I had no idea which way to go to get to Rand. Come to think of it, I probably should have turned right instead of left.

Val Da Car
02-12-2004, 10:39 PM
Hello boys.....I am surprised that no one responded about my RS post.

It was not a bash just my opinion.

My Wal Mart had one of the Jabba's Wave:

Lando Skiff
Holo Luke

Ultra Wave
Jabba's Denziens
Jabba w/Smoke bowl

Val Da Car
02-13-2004, 10:14 PM
Went back to Wal-Mart no Jabba's Denizens.

only 2 hoth troopers left

Target has Animated Wave 2 and 1 Hoth trooper

02-19-2004, 02:40 PM
Target on 22nd street had the Clone Wars animated wave 2, but by the time I got there, I only found 3 Durge, and 3 Dooku.

02-19-2004, 04:12 PM
Target on 22nd street had the Clone Wars animated wave 2, but by the time I got there, I only found 3 Durge, and 3 Dooku.
That's ALL that Target has had in over two weeks!! They did get in the Hoth wave last Thursday but no signs of anything new anywhere.

02-20-2004, 12:17 AM
That's ALL that Target has had in over two weeks!! They did get in the Hoth wave last Thursday but no signs of anything new anywhere.

Yes, the Targets near my neck of the woods have been pretty dry and void of any of the basic figures. All I have seen before that is the first wave of Clone Wars figures. All the Wal-Marts in my area have plugged other toys on the empty pegs where Star Wars figures used to be. Also, I have seen no sign of any 12" figures at the Wal-Mart stores like was mentioned in another thread.

I did manage to pick up an Unleashed Bobafett today at a TRU, but before then all I was finding was the Han Solo, which I picked up through EE along with 1 yoda, and 1 Boba. I got a second Han unleashed in the online Hasbro contest. I also saw the unleashed Yoda, but had to hold off, but Boba I really wanted one to open.

Val Da Car
02-25-2004, 11:14 PM

Well for my fellow Chicagoland/SE Wis ......KBTOYS.com link is currently active with Snowtroopers/Hoth Han (I have no idea if he is brown or blue)/Darth Vader TRD/Luke TRD/Anakin Secret Ceremony.

Target Animated Wave 2...if anyone needs some let me know...

The 2 Kmarts by me got in...(dramatic pause) Hall of Fame wave...only thing left was Maul/Leia....All droids gone...rats.

ttfn boys.

Val Da Car
03-06-2004, 10:49 PM

looks like KB Toys.com has some cash to buy figures...

Boba, Yoda and Han Unleased

I went to 3 targets today and only found animated figures.

WM nothing new just Wampa's like 12 of them (Lott Dodd $3.00)

KM 1 Wampa, two HOF remnants Lott Dodd (still $5.49)

Val Da Car
03-12-2004, 11:43 PM

Walmart - Jabba's denizens & Wampa's

Target - Jabba & Jabba's Denizens

clean everywhere else.

03-17-2004, 01:56 PM
Target on Elston in Chicago:

Wave 2 of the animated Clone Wars figures (tons of em)
Deluxe set....all four (Jabba, Jabba's buddies, Obi Wan, Jango Fett)

Grabbed the last Jabba....

Also.....guys at TRU on Western Ave. were putting up some sort of new shelf trim.....they already had it buy the little section of Star Wars that they have, but were putting it up by the GI Joe....looked like they were expanding the section. No figures were there though except five of the Wampas.....

03-18-2004, 01:11 PM
Found Yavin wave (minus Tanus) at Walmart on Rand. Got last set of four. There were remnants of Jabba's palace wave left behind (Rap, Lando, Holo Luke).

Target on Rand had two each of the glass/figure sets (Obi & Maul). Not interested.

03-18-2004, 10:40 PM
I just started back working at Wal-Mart. Today I was able to score Lando in Skiff, Holo Luke, Rappertunie, and others. They were put out last night, and by the time I left at 3 pm, there was opnly three General Dodonna's left, 1 Lando in skiff, and 2 holo Lukes. I picked up 2 Captain Antilles. Does anyone know which Vader holds him best?

03-19-2004, 08:14 AM
I heard the Bespin Vader works nicely, but haven't had a chance to play with it yet.

03-21-2004, 07:15 AM
I'm in the middle of packing to move, so all of my SW figures are pretty much packed away. I'm hoping that I remember to open the Captain Antilles figure, because I really want to see Vader puttingg the strangle hold on him.

Nothing new to report, but then this is my first day off of working 14 hour days, and what am I doing? Answer: Laundry

03-21-2004, 12:47 PM
Hey, what's up everybody? I'm back home here in Chicago visiting my bro and we did some mild toy hunting yesterday.

The Niles Target, KB Toys (in Golf Mill) and TRU had NOTHING at all. Also, the Wal-Mart up on Algonquin in Arlington Heights had nada as well. I was hoping to stumble upon an Abomination or even Hulk Classics wave 2, but alas, no luck!! I might be hitting random stores today, but i don't expect to find much. I'll be flying back to Ohio tomorrow, but i'll let ya know if i find anything. HH! cheers! :D

Val Da Car
03-21-2004, 02:32 PM
thanks for chiming in....

WM just Ultra Jango/Obi Rehash...Wampa's & Jabba Denizens

Target on the other hand in SE Wis

YAVIN wave....woot!!!!
these are the figures I have wanted for ages...but Dutch's helmet paint job is horrible

Val Da Car
03-27-2004, 04:22 PM

got in a case of the Yavin wave....wow

SE Wis

03-30-2004, 12:50 PM
Tons of Yavin wave at TRU in Schaumburg around noon today.

Val Da Car
03-30-2004, 11:25 PM
The TRU nearest work got in about 4 - 5 cases of Yavin goodness...I hope the Star Destroyer wave ships nearly this good...

look close at the packaging for Dodonna...he is wearing Antilles coat...and their arms do swap easily!!!

Val Da Car
04-08-2004, 09:50 PM
Target near work got in two cases

1 Hall of Fame case

1 Luke Hoth/R1G4 wave

TRU got in Deluxe set (Jabba,Obi,Jango) and two X wings left

04-11-2004, 05:55 PM
Ive been out of the shopping loop for a while now. Working 70 hours a week, plus packing to move to a bigger place make for not a lot of time to shop for new figures. Glad to see you are still finding new figures Val Da Car.

Val Da Car
04-11-2004, 11:45 PM
BF Good to "hear" you around....I know the working hard routine...good luck on the move...my house is almost done.....and I will be moving the last week in April...I can hook you up if you want some of the more recent figures....I pass by 2 Targets, a Super WM, another regular WM and a huge TRU...so I have more opportunity than time...as for cash...that is another...and the Kmart by me...no kidding...the Yavin wave...I can't believe it....

TRU...one case of Clone Wars DLX figures, Red leader X Wings all over..(about 8 left and another 4 sold while I was there).

good luck on the move..


Val Da Car
04-19-2004, 01:43 PM
Target (SAT) looks like the SD wave...but only the Yavin figs were left...

Target Mon Bariss/Aayla/Padawans/Yoda and no other figs...CW vehicles for $9.98 each

Val Da Car
05-05-2004, 05:44 PM
Target got in two HOF cases...I finally got the Darth Vader Clash for my Antilles choker...

woo hoo

Val Da Car
05-10-2004, 11:09 PM
Target Milwaukee...

Remants of HOF wave and Ozzel Wave....

05-31-2004, 06:20 AM
Target on Elston in Chicago......

New Glasses (luke and Anakain)
Yavin wave (tie fighter, general, dutch)
remnants of Jabba's wave (hologram luke, Lando in Skiff)

05-31-2004, 07:20 AM
Thanks for the offer Val Da Car, I just had a few minutes this morning to check in. I made the move to my new place okay, and have spent all my free time unpacking the "collection", as well as the rest of the stuff I have accumulated over the 20 plus years living on my own. I keep seeing the same wave of 3 3/4 inch figures at the Wal-Mart I work at. Still finding out what the new utilities are going to cost, but my new place does have a lot more room, except the bedroom is about six inches smaller in both directions, which means I've had to make a lot of creative space!

10-04-2004, 07:43 PM
What happened to the Chicago collectors? Val Da Car, you still surfing these forums? Found all 39 of the OT figures that have been released at my Wal-Mart store. Haven't had a whole lot of time or money to look much.

Val Da Car
10-07-2004, 10:12 PM
I am still alive and kicking.....

The scalpers are bad around here....so bad I am placing orders with EE....I have made a few trips out but the only recent thing I found was Jawas.

10-13-2004, 10:20 AM
I have seen a lot of OT stuff, vehicles, figures, and even the line of playskool like figures that are released in the 2 packs. Hasbro and Lucas are making a bundle of money off of me!

Good to see you are still around Val Da Car

Val Da Car
10-13-2004, 10:50 PM

Gen Lando


and the figure I have wanted for 20 years

General Madine!!!!!

sweet...all I need now are some Scout Troopers!!

10-26-2004, 01:51 PM
Put a Gentle Giants Stormtrooper on hold at a local collector shop. Picking it up tomorrow, other than that, no new finds here in the Chicagoland area.

11-08-2004, 10:26 PM
T R U melrose all the V O T C wave minus the goldenrod they only had one and i bought it but did have some y-wings

Target melrose not much of anyting

Target Brickyard had the lady go in the back pulled 4 cases and nothing new just the last of the otc wave with madine

11-16-2004, 01:10 PM
Found the first five of the 3 3/4" 05' series at Wal-Mart in Villa Park.

Val Da Car
11-17-2004, 08:39 PM
These cases showed up today in both WM near me.

Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 11, Revision 3 - 10/04

1x Luke Skywalker - Jedi (OTC #6),
2x Scout Trooper (OTC #11),
1x Luke Skywalker Bespin Outfit (OTC #26),
2x IG-88 (OTC #27),
1x Greedo (OTC #22),
2x Snowtrooper (OTC #25),
1x Lando Calirssian in Skiff Guard Disguise (OTC #32),
1x Darth Vader - A New Hope (OTC #34),
1x General Lando Calrissian (OTC #37)

Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 11, Revision 2 10/04

3x Darth Vader - The Empire Strikes Back (OTC #29),
2x Gamorrean Guard (OTC #30),
2x Bib Fortuna (OTC #31),
2x Princess Leia in Slave Outfit - Return of the Jedi (OTC #33),
3x Darth Vader - A New Hope (OTC #34)

11-21-2004, 02:57 PM
I was in Brown Deer and Waukesha today and didn't find squat. Target and TRU were full of pegwarmers (Obi-Wan and Bossk mostly). Found tons of VOTC, but I've got all I need. No sign of POTC either.

11-30-2004, 10:44 AM
Val Da Car- Any sign of new assortments down in Racine? Still looking for the Scanning Trooper.

I saw a Yakface post yesterday...supposedly someone found the '05 POTC cantina wave in Brookfield, WI at a Target store. I'd have to see it to believe it...Target has been especially bad of late, at least from what I've seen.

Val Da Car
12-06-2004, 04:42 PM
Nope....btw my WM is the one with 128 figs....probably in Storage.....I think I will have to start a new state based forum in the Wisconsin area.

12-08-2004, 07:26 AM
Did Jaff miss the Franklin, WI walmart in the last couple inventory reports? He's included only the Racine one lately.

Nothing new in MKE lately. Planning to check some places tomorrow.