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Phantom-like Menace
10-19-2005, 01:14 AM
I just saw the rumor that we are getting a Republic Commando for the Attack of the Clones wave next year. This, and frankly the entire list, seem too good to be true, but in case it is true:

Hasbro, please make the Republic Commando easy to get. I do not want to see one of these on Ebay one time in my life going for the sum of $150.00. Please don't make a grown man cry. I already collect toys. Constant, uncontrollable crying would officially terminate the last part of me that is even a little cool.

Some at Hasbro may figure these guys won't sell well, because they weren't in the movie, but even these people will admit that clone figures are selling well. If Republic Commandos are done properly, little kids are going to look at these big, bulky brawlers and decide bigger is better. Collectors are going to buy these in multiples as many times as they can afford.

And finally, if the lists I've seen for waves next year are more than just rumor, they include droves of the most sought after figures we've been crying for, not just one or two of them, but a great, big, make-me-misty-eyed collection of figures we've wanted. In the event it's not just rumor I wanted to say, from the bottoms of my heart and wallet, Thank You!

And to all you Republic Commando fans reading this: This is your chance to contribute to some market research, though in an admittedly small way. If you don't have anything else to say, just post, "Aye!" in agreement that we need a great deal of these figures shipped.

figrin bran
10-19-2005, 01:20 AM
Aye!!!:thumbsup:

jedi master sal
10-19-2005, 09:55 AM
An emphatic AYE!!!

Okay so I have more to add.

Let's hope that these come as all four Commandos! Maybe even a plain white one.

The book version of the Commando is cool, but undoubtedly the video game Commandos are the ones people most desire. We get to PLAY these characters. Well we play as "Boss", but we interact with the other three.

If this list really is true, it would be a HUGE mistake on Hasbro's part, not to make all four of the game Commandos.

I know I'd buy 2 sets (Carded and loose).

As far as the plain one goes, that's a great idea IN CONJUNTION with the game Commandos. Heck, I'd buy 6-10 of those myself. Some to customize.

I'm really psyched about this fig and hope that if true, Hasbro does it right.`

-Sal

Captain Spoon
10-19-2005, 01:13 PM
AYE!!!!!!:thumbsup:
I say make all four plus a plain white one.
Make them SA
Put them in a battle pack (non exclusive) for like $25 bucks,
And put me down for 3 !

jedi master sal
10-19-2005, 01:31 PM
AYE!!!!!!:thumbsup:
I say make all four plus a plain white one.
Make them SA
Put them in a battle pack (non exclusive) for like $25 bucks,
And put me down for 3 !

Make a bet if they do come out as a set, that they are Entertainment Earth exclusives and will cost $40 per set...

El Chuxter
10-19-2005, 01:40 PM
I don't know jacksquat about the game, but I loved the Republic Commando: Hard Contact novel and am looking forward to its sequel next year.

So please, if there's more than one variation, please please please make one Darman from the novels. :)

rust
10-21-2005, 06:19 PM
Aye!

I will buy 16 Commandos!

Just ship full cases of Commandos with holes punched in the cards so they're scalper-proof (Ship Non-Punched cards to Comic Book Stores).

Also, Any color is fine with me. I'm buying 4 to keep normal (From Hard Contact), 4 to turn into the Republic Commando game characters, and 8 to turn them into the Squad from Clone Wars Adventures 3.

Phantom-like Menace
11-08-2005, 12:25 PM
Okay, I've seen it on your website with my own eyes. We are getting a Republic Commando. And if that is correct, then it seems likely the lists I've seen are correct.

So you guys are definitely giving us the figures we've been drooling for. I will definitely be buying them as they are available, so just make sure they are available.

Though to be honest, I have had little problem this year getting everything I wanted.

Many Thanks

Phantom-like Menace
03-10-2006, 01:20 AM
Okay, a little follow up reply is in order.

Okay, so he's not going for $150.00 (I was exaggerating anyway), but he is proving to be an eBay exclusive. Now I'm willing to lay some blame on retail employees taking the goods to the Internet since I'm there before they've even started up the muzak, but at some point here my employee friends at local retail are going to tell me whether they have seen a Scorch with their own eyes, since they are there even before the first scalper crowbars open the door.

I've noticed you've taken Scorch off hasbrotoyshop.com, and I'm really hoping that means you've maybe noticed you made a couple hundred thousand too few. I don't personally care if they do become an EE exclusive for fifty bucks for four of them. That sounds fine. At the moment, I've spent zero dollars for zero Scorches, and I'm not too pleased with that either.

Now if you care to go the traditional brick and mortar retail route, I hope you have already started replacing every other figure but Sora Bulq, the Utapau clone and maybe (maybe) Jango Fett with Scorch and preferably increased the number of Utapau clones.

I'd love if you'd release Scorch in whole cases, but I understand you've been burned on that before. I remember whole cases of Darth Maul coming out after Episode I and they sat on shelves. I happen to think that is because people like me sold out our grandmothers, hip-checked small children and wielded mace John Woo-style into throngs of fanboys to get him before you saw fit to make him readily available (Please note I am kidding about the above three actions; in fact most of the children were too small to get the hip.). And I'm still scratching my head why Vader had to come out in whole cases last year, though they actually did sell fairly well as I recall, though I would (not surprisingly) bolster my above statement by saying you acted in a timely manner to iron out the availability problem.

Hasbro, thanks for last year. When I wanted figures, I purchased figures. I still believe that if you make them we will come; the movies are relatively irrelevant. You really seem to have an eye out for the collectors this year, and I'll go as far as to say I personally have been able to purchase those figures I've needed of the first two waves this year, though I have heard of many going without. I have seen the Geonosis wave in two separate stores, though the figures I knew long ago would be hard to find were not to be found. Even if our ideas for how to fix the lack of availability are bad, please consider our requests to fix said availability.

Thank you.

El Chuxter
03-10-2006, 09:55 AM
Yeah, uh, Hasbro, any chances of any of us actually finding Scorch at retail this year?

Kidhuman
03-10-2006, 12:22 PM
He has to be the hardest figure to find besides Ephant Mon(who I never saw at retail). His distribution is horrid. How about fixing this one up Hasbro???

jedi master sal
03-10-2006, 08:55 PM
What's crazy (to me) is that many of my collecting buddies here in Pittsburgh HAVE Scorch already and I don't. The reason I find this crazy is that I'm probably the one collector out of all of my group that is out shopping the most for new stuff.

I've said this many tiems, but it bears repeating. How on earth can it be justified that distribution is good, when I'm out at least 4 nights if not 5 a week and got to 20-25 stores and STILL CAN'T FIND CERTAIN FIGURES?

With regards to Scorch or any other commando that will come out, it's not like you (Hasbro) didn't already know it was a very much sought after figure. The game was SO very POPULAR. Those of us who played it were almost immediately clamoring for figs. The fact that they are clones doubles the fervor for them.

We know you want to create a demand, but in the mean time, to paraprhase Princess Leia, The more star systems you hold your grip on, the more slip through your fingers. By that I mean, the more you make an uneccessary demand for figs (when it's already prsent without you resorting to 1 per case), the more money is slipping away from you. Honestly, do you even CARE how much money that fig is going for on eBay? Many I've seen have gone for on average $20. That 3 figures we could have bought at retail, which boosts YOUR sales and not some scalping hack. I'd much rather support the efforts of a retail store that carries the toys I want than resort to scalpers. I haven't got a Scorch YET. Oh not because I can't afford one on eBay, but because I'm one of those who has the willppower to refuse paying that much. Unfortunately for you (Hasbro) many other people do not have that smae kind of will power and do cave in.

Wouldn't YOU rather haev that money? Come on, be honest with yourself, if not us. If stores are able to sell more figures, they will order more, you make more, and make more money...Plain and simple.

Kidhuman
03-10-2006, 09:10 PM
Oh Sal, you have a scorch in waiting, remember.

jedi master sal
03-11-2006, 02:38 AM
Oh Sal, you have a scorch in waiting, remember.

Yeah I know, but it's not the same as having it in my hands or finding it in stores. shhh.... You don't want hasbro to know I got one do you, heh heh.

Besides, nutty army builders like me want more than just one...

I want 6 of him. Yeah, I'm loopy like that. I could be buying a house, but instead want overpriced "army men"....

Kidhuman
03-11-2006, 02:57 AM
You don't want hasbro to know I got one do you, heh heh.

Ok, I will pretend like it's wabbit season and be vewy vewy qwiet

jedi master sal
03-11-2006, 10:05 AM
Ok, I will pretend like it's wabbit season and be vewy vewy qwiet

ha ha ha ha.....

http://www.ravens24x7.com/images/Elmer_Fudd.jpg

El Chuxter
03-15-2006, 09:12 PM
I finally found one of these guys today, after checking at least one (sometimes as many as five) stores each day for over a month. I have to say that it is especially ridiculous that such a highly sought-after figure is so tough to find when he's also a freakin' sweet figure!

This was very poor planning. I recommend releasing a solid case of Republic Commandos, three each in four different color schemes. :)

Phantom-like Menace
03-16-2006, 03:12 AM
This was very poor planning. I recommend releasing a solid case of Republic Commandos, three each in four different color schemes. :)

Even whole cases of Scorch would be welcome. Great find by the way.

jedi master sal
03-16-2006, 02:13 PM
I wouldn't say WHOLE cases of Scorches, but Half/Half with the Utapau trooper would work for a little while. :D

Phantom-like Menace
03-17-2006, 12:47 AM
I wouldn't say WHOLE cases of Scorches, but Half/Half with the Utapau trooper would work for a little while. :D

No argument, but if we're already splitting the case, they might as well throw Cody in too.

jedi master sal
03-19-2006, 01:39 AM
No argument, but if we're already splitting the case, they might as well throw Cody in too.

Okay than on that note how about a case like this:
Case 1
3 Scorch
3 Cody
6 Utapau Clones

Or

Case 2
2 Scorch
4 Cody
6 Utapau Clones

There's no way Scorch is as popular than Cody is. So I'd say case 2 is probably more closer to the mark.

-Sal

Phantom-like Menace
03-19-2006, 08:31 AM
Sounds good. Now if Hasbro could just be convinced to go for it and mail them to us, we'll be sitting pretty.

El Chuxter
03-19-2006, 04:39 PM
Okay, I'm reading Republic Commando: Triple Zero, which features both the team from the original Hard Contact novel and the team from the video game. My case breakdown now looks like:

Asst 1:
2X Scorch
2X Darman
2X Fi
2X Boss
2X Ordo

Asst 2:
2X Sev
2X Fixer
2X Atin
2X Niner
2X General Etain

Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?

Kidhuman
03-19-2006, 09:01 PM
Only issue Chux is that they are 12 per case, you have 10 per case.

El Chuxter
03-19-2006, 10:02 PM
Throw in 2X Kal Skirata and 2X whatever the psycho Mandalorean Death Watch guy was named in Hard Contact.

jedi master sal
03-20-2006, 11:24 AM
Throw in 2X Kal Skirata and 2X whatever the psycho Mandalorean Death Watch guy was named in Hard Contact.

First nice avatar Chux!

Now to the case distribution, I don't really like that Idea. Having two of each unless the cases keep shipping, would make it immensely hard for us to get. however, if a scalper see MANY of one figure on a peg, they are less apt to buying them, thinking they are common and won't be able to make money from them.

So, I'd break them down with no more than 3 different characters per case.

Since there are 10 figures you mentioned and Scorch is already out, that leaves us with 9. So at 3 characters per case with 4 figs of each one, that's 3 cases. I wouldn't care too much about the case assortment, though I would think the 3 original Commando's left from Delta (Fixer, Sev, Boss) would go in one case.

Which teams to the other 6 belong to? I unfortunately haven't read either of the Republic Commando books. I should go do that as I've bought them, just haven't red them yet.

-Sal

El Chuxter
03-20-2006, 01:02 PM
Delta Squadron (Republic Commando Video Game, Triple Zero):

Boss
Sev
Scorch
Fixer

Omega Squadron (Hard Contact, Triple Zero):

Atin
Darman
Niner
Fi

Kal Skirata (Triple Zero, mentioned in Hard Contact):
Former Mandalorean Supercommando and clone trainer, current Republic Special Ops agent

Ordo (Triple Zero):
Special Ops "Null ARC," tougher than normal ARCs and answers only to Skirata

General Etain (Tur-Muka? some weird last name) (Hard Contact, Triple Zero):
"Orphaned" Padawan who meets up with Omega Squadron, foils Separatist operations on Qilura, and now is working with Delta and Omega Squadrons in Triple Zero.

Ghez Hokan (Hard Contact):
Psychotic former Mandalorean Deathwatchman, working for the Separatists on Qilura.