View Full Version : mPire figures

07-01-2005, 12:27 PM
Has anybody seen these yet? I haven't been searching for anything in awhile so I haven't seen them but I saw some pictures and some of them look really cool. I love the Darth Maul and Dooku one.

kool-aid killer
07-01-2005, 12:39 PM
Ive seen them on Entertainment Earths little toy book, but no where else. I think they are available strictly online, i dont imagine Walmart would carry them. They look cool but im going to have to pass on them.

07-01-2005, 12:48 PM
Actually I know TRU and Walmart both sell them, so I would assume target and anywhere else would have it as well. I know a couple of people have found them there. Just wanted to know if anyone else here has.

07-01-2005, 01:31 PM
I just got back from Wal-Mart and there was about 7-9 differents ones you could buy. I wanted to get them all but for $6.88 a pop i didnt want to sepnd that much on them right away. I did pick up the Dooku/Maul and Clone Trooper/Vader ones.

07-01-2005, 01:49 PM
How big are they? Are they like 3 inches tall or something? That's what I would imagine. They cool, most of them. I have to stop by wallymart sooner or later and check them out.

El Chuxter
07-01-2005, 02:04 PM
They're slightly taller than the normal Galactic Heroes, but not as tall as the 3.75" figures. I'd guesstimate about 1.5"-2".

I have seen them at Wal-Mart and KB, and a friend of mine saw them at TRU.

entertainmentearth.com: only available as sets, works out to $7.50 per 2-pack
KB: $9.99 per 2-pack :eek:
Wal-Mart: depending on the store, $5.88 or $6.88 per 2-pack
TRU: forgot to ask; I assume around $6-$7
Target: no one's seen 'em there, so far as I know

These are really cool, but the stores seem to be getting quite a few. Given the relatively limited "audience," I'm guessing these could become pegwarmers. (But who knows? They could become super-uber-rare.)

07-01-2005, 06:41 PM
I bought the first wave at Wal-Mart today; $6.88 each. I feel remorseful already, but I haven't found any new basic figs in a over a month so I needed a fix. Here are some pics of my haul:





kool-aid killer
07-02-2005, 05:24 PM
Oh, my mistake. You know that packaging looks really cool. Im not big on the price but these look more appealing now.

07-03-2005, 12:08 AM
I eneded up getting the Vader/Clone set today. Got all four in that wave. These things are awesome. I didnt care about the 6.88 price tag either. GO get em if ya find em.

07-03-2005, 01:49 AM
I saw them all at two TRUs. They kind of blow in my opinion. I've seen better quality toys in those 25 cent machines to be honest. The paint job on them is pretty crappy too. The best thing about them is the package. I'm not paying $6.88 for these. I was only vaguely tempted to get the Vader one, but easily decided to pass. On top of that, they were so politically correct they didn't have the guts to make the brown M&M Mace Windu. He's just about the only African-American character of note in the prequels and they use a blue M&M to represent Mace Windu??? There are times you can be so sensitive, that you're borderline insensitive and dumb. Ay caramba!!!
These things just capitalize on the Star Wars cache. All things being equal, they're not very cool looking--but that's just my opinion.

07-03-2005, 02:31 AM
I checked the local Wal-Mart tonight and they still don't have any . . . but I'll definitely be collecting a complete set of these. :)

Jedi Drew
07-03-2005, 06:11 AM
IMO save your money. I saw them today at TRU and they look stupid. The plush ones maybe O.K.

07-04-2005, 12:46 AM
I'll buy that whole set of Mpire figures before I even think about buying more from Hasbro's 3 3/4 line. lol

Sith Lord 0498
07-04-2005, 01:04 PM
I got the first four sets last night, and I must say that I think they're great. It's also one of the rare times where my wife gets a kick out of them too. Yes, they are on the pricier side, but that's more likely because of the quality of the display stands included for them plus M&M's cut of the profits as well. They have zero articulation, but that wasn't a big surprise. As for the paint job...well they're on par with the Galactic Heroes line, so no big surprise there. At a time where Hasbro's 3.75 inch line is starting to lose steam, these are a welcome addition.

07-05-2005, 08:07 PM
I picked up the 4 sets we had at Wal-Mart. I even bought an extra set of Vader/clone to open. The Death Star card and package shape is pretty cool, but no articulation. The figures come with a base for each one.

07-06-2005, 01:05 AM
Still havent found the other wave I am missing.

Darth Alex
07-06-2005, 01:48 AM
I SWORE I wouldn't buy non 3 3/4" inch figs, but these are really cool. Found the 1st four, shared with SL and MM, and I hope these keep coming out-they have gotten a great reaction from those who have now seen 'em. Anyone who likes the Galactic Heroes would probably pick up a few of these.
Love the Vader...great expression on the "shell".
I'd love an exclusive frosted M holographic version of the emperor or Vader...
I have a thing for those holographic figures....

Darth Alex
07-06-2005, 01:49 AM
Still havent found the other wave I am missing.

Did wave "2" ship yet? I haven't seen them with the 1st wave although other 'fan' sites are reporting that some folks in the USA have found all 8 packs...?:confused:

07-06-2005, 08:23 AM
Apparently if they found em, they shipped.

07-06-2005, 11:56 AM
All 8 were found at my wal-Mart but I only picked up 2 and left the others, so yes they have shipped...at least in my area here in Ky.

07-06-2005, 01:06 PM
I bought the first wave at WM last week but they still haven't put them on display (they're piled in a couple of boxes on a shelf in the ride-on toy aisle).

Then I saw the next wave at TRU the following day, but I passed on them since the paint jobs were bad. Hopefully they'll show up again.

Val Da Car
07-06-2005, 04:35 PM
I found the wave with Vader/Clone Trooper wave at TRU yesterday

My wife loves them (now) I must get them all

I left the Grievous but did get the other three..

Sith Lord 0498
07-06-2005, 08:36 PM
I found the wave with Vader/Clone Trooper wave at TRU yesterday

My wife loves them (now) I must get them all

I left the Grievous but did get the other three..

My wife loves these too (rare for her and SW collectibles). Darth Alex scored the first four sets for me. Now, I have to get Han/Boba and Dooku/Maul. The last two sets...just not interested in.

I actually picked up another set of Vader and Clonetrooper tonight for a little boy I know from the school I worked in. It's a surprise birthday present.

07-06-2005, 10:08 PM
We got more of the first or perhaps it's the second wave, either way they were the ones I already picked up. Still waiting for the next 8 figures to arrive.

07-07-2005, 12:29 AM
My wife loves em as well. I guess Hasbro finally made something for the women. First it was Tater and now these. Keep it up Hasbro, as long as the wife likes the toys, I am in the clear. :beard:

02-16-2006, 09:51 PM
I got an e-mail today from M&M's and they have 50% off on some of the Star Wars merchandise.


Also, I got the 2nd wave of M&M plush on clearance at a Wal-Mart store for $1, except Mace who was $5 but $5 is what they had the sidekick with these marked at, so I was able to pick them all up for dirt cheap.