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seanmcfripp
08-19-2005, 04:32 PM
I seem to remember my local TRU in Frederick, MD, getting a pretty decent number of these things in a while back. I initially passed, thinking it'd be warming the shelf for at least a little while. When I returned a week later, they had sold out completely and I haven't seen any since. Pretty much every other TRU in my area is sold out also. I've checked Ebay over the last 2 weeks or so, just for the heck of it and:

a. there are very few auctions that have come up

b. when they do, the closing price usually ends at $45 or more

What gives? When this thing was introduced a while back, I thought it had shelf-warmer written all over it (only ok repaint, kinda pricy, least desirable figure pack-in, etc.), but dang if it didn't sell through pretty darned quick.

So the question: Are most TRUs sold through on these things? Throughout the country, does anyone still see these on the shelf?

Second question: Why do I seem to remember hearing way before this thing hit the shelves that it initially would be a TRU exclusive, but then eventually would be released as an open stock item? Is that still the case? WILL it eventually hit the Targets and WalMarts of the world?

Lazer Brain
08-19-2005, 04:56 PM
do not know about the latter, but they are all gone around here, they were on the shelves for about a week, then gone. i thought they would be sitting around too, but lucked out and found one.
later

shammykenobi
08-19-2005, 05:46 PM
I had the same problem where Im at...I thought it would stick around and I could pick it up later, but that didn't happen...I really wish I had bought it though...I would like to have all the jedi starfighters from this movie...I think they're really cool vehicles.

jaxx
08-19-2005, 05:54 PM
All gone in the Chicagoland area too.

Only tons of OB1's blue starfighter around.

Mandalorian Candidat
08-19-2005, 06:05 PM
I saw one once and passed. Haven't seen them since.

decadentdave
08-19-2005, 07:04 PM
It is no longer available to order from Amazon.com so it looks like this exclusive was really limited and is sold out for good. I'd pick up the Obi-Wan when you see it. My TRU got in two cases and as of today they only had 3 left on the shelves.

Turbowars
08-19-2005, 07:34 PM
Yeah they are all gone in the LA area in CA. The Obi's are gone as well. I was able to get both, but almost missed out on Annies but a good friend of mine stashed one for me. One crappy thing about Obi's is Hasbro save a few pennies and didn't apply the stickers. I wasn't planning on opening it so it kind of sucks.

Terman
08-19-2005, 09:48 PM
I have seen a few cases in the Washington area when they came out, however they sold out real quick. So far I saw about twice as many Obi-wan's and those have sold our quickly to. So I would grab the Toys R Us exclusives if you see them. Terman

ndjedi
08-20-2005, 03:34 PM
I work at our TRU, so I was lucky to get both Ani's Greenand Obi's Blue Jedi Starfighters when they came off the truck. None of the two TRU Exclusive Starfighters lasted over a week on the shelves, they were all gone. We did get a second case of Blue Obi Starfighters in last week (they come in 6 to a case priced @ 24.99 each) but those are gone as well as of this week. Have not seen anymore Ani's Green Starfighters at all. Keep checking back, I'm sure TRU will send out more before X-Mas.

seanmcfripp
08-22-2005, 09:16 AM
I guess I was thinking this would end up like the AOTC jedi fighter with Obi-wan that was exclusive to KB Toys. I STILL see those things on some KB shelves. But I guess it makes sense why the new fighters are selling so well. The fact that they have unique colors really drives it home. They could repaint the thing a dozen times and I'd probably suckered into buying every one of them. I think the design of the ship is a little cooler than the AOTC fighter too, so maybe that has something to do with it.

I wish I could find that old report that said the green fighter would eventually hit other retailers.

seanmcfripp
08-25-2005, 10:08 AM
Well dang if the Obi-wan blue fighter hasn't sold out as well every where I look. I managed to pick one up last week, and it's a good thing I did.

I guess they could repaint the thing a dozen times and we'd be right there to fork over $25. Bring on a purple Mace version Hasbro!

kool-aid killer
08-25-2005, 11:09 AM
I seen the Anis green starfighter awhile back but havent seen some in any recent visits to TRU. I saw Obis blue starfighter probably around a month ago and in my last trip to TRU (which occured over this past weekend) i didnt see any. Im very suprised that these have sold out so quickly.

General_Grievous
08-25-2005, 08:30 PM
I just saw Obi's blue fighter last week, but that's the only time I've seen it. Anakin's green fighter came and went. I didn't buy either, though. I'm happy with the yellow and red "Battle of Coruscant" Jedi Starfighters. Come to think of it, I haven't seen the yellow and red Jedi Starfighters around here in a long time. Very interesting. The AOTC starfighter was never this popular.

seanmcfripp
08-26-2005, 10:06 AM
I think kids like them too. Whenever I've seen kids in the toy aisles, more than a few (at least more than I can remember in the past) have a great deal of interest in the Jedi fighter and the ARC 170 fighter. In fact, when I picked up the blue Obi-wan fighter, 2 kids ran over to the 3 that were left and were saying great it was, then dragged their mother over to talk her into buying it.

Nightshooter
08-26-2005, 05:22 PM
I just bought a blue one on Amazon. Much easier. Is there a specific way to put a droid in it? I bought R4 G9 and put him in, but it takes awhile to get him to sit right, and even then it looks like it isn't right. By the way, the fighter looks great when you put Pilot Obi Wan in it. I looked through my pile of old stuff and found the AOTC Obi Wan soft goods cloak, and put that on him, and he looks great.

seanmcfripp
08-30-2005, 05:13 PM
Is there a specific way to put a droid in it?

However you got it to fit is about as good as it's going to be. I think the droid socket was an after thought during the design phase. I guess the idea is that a kid doesn't care how it actually looks, as long as a droid kinda fits in there. I think the quasi-dedicated droid "top" looks just fine plugged in there. Too bad the droid labels are wrong for the Obi-fighter though.