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Jango Speck
11-03-2008, 05:29 PM
Due to a lot of non-organization on my part, I have a lot of duplicates of Star Wars figures that I really don't want to store anymore.

I remember looking for a toy donation place last year and couldn't find one. Can someone please provide information on where to donate "new" unwrapped toys?


Any TRU or BabiesRUs will have ToysForTots donation bins.

BlueSnags
11-04-2008, 12:43 AM
Received Legacy Wave 3 case in the mail today from an online retailer. The silver Build-a-Droid retro RA-7 is pretty cool. Unfortunately there's only 7 new figures in this case - the rest are a bunch of crappy repacks. I guess since releasing new waves packed with half older figures worked so well with their Indy line, Hasbro thought they'd duplicate it with SW. Needless to say, I returned the extras to NoHo Target tonight - hopefully Hootie will choke on them tomorrow morning.

-Snags

sentry
11-04-2008, 12:46 PM
Picked up the Clone Wars Wave 3 figures this morning at Sepulveda Target, they are lookin nice. Thanks for the Cars Crunchy, much appreciated. Commtech, thank you for the Spiral Variant, nice surprise.

bikerscout
11-04-2008, 04:50 PM
If anyone sees many wave 4 Stass Allies plmk. I got my HTS order in, but didn't order her. She has the other RA-7 arm i think. 2 of my cards got dinged, (they put them in a way too big coffin like box) but i'm going to open eventually. Grievous looks really cool. Glad to have him now w/o even setting foot outside.

mark2d2
11-04-2008, 07:27 PM
Hi, guys! I used to post here a bit more. But I have been disinterested in this years offerings for the most part... Question: Is anybody on here still ordering cases? I'd go in on a case of the coming wave five or the ANH wave. I want each an every figure in this wave. Anyway, if anybody is interested, hit me back. Thanks!

Jango Speck
11-05-2008, 10:05 AM
Anyone want a loose ROTS ARC-170 ship? It comes with the box, but I have opened/assembled it, then put it back in the box because I didn't have room to display it. Asking $20.

toonimator
11-06-2008, 02:26 PM
Burbank Target had a CW Dooku today, I guess left over from yesterday? Nothing else from the wave, and of course he's the one I planned to skip anyway.

BPs and Evo sets have gone up to $23.99!! Guess Target's only trying to be competitive with TRU now... $4 increase in just a couple months. Crazy.

Jango Speck
11-06-2008, 02:42 PM
Sounds like GG will be shipping the OT Obi-Wan Animated Maquette just before Thanksgiving. At long last...

darkagent
11-06-2008, 06:43 PM
BPs and Evo sets have gone up to $23.99!! Guess Target's only trying to be competitive with TRU now... $4 increase in just a couple months. Crazy.

I think the vehicles also went up to $24.99. It's just been within the last week. I'm so glad I picked up the new BPs last week at $21.99 and didn't wait.

bikerscout
11-07-2008, 04:08 AM
terrible choice on Target's part (& hasbro's). Basic figure prices back down to $7 and then increase BP, evos, and vehicles? Wth??

toonimator
11-07-2008, 12:48 PM
And Comic Packs. $14.19 or some weird price like that. Above 14 definitely though, at both Burbank and Galleria Targets. Disgusting, but probably also temporary until after Turkey Day.

Picked up Cody finally at Burbank today, and Galleria had CW Wave 3 so I got Plo Koon and the two IG-86s. They had two Asajj, two Dooku, and 1 3PO when I left. Didn't like the paint on either Asajj or I'd have gotten one of those also.

IG-86 is a fun droid. Army-builders who like articulation, there you go. Have at them. Ball-hinge hips, shoulders, elbows, ankles... swivel waist, wrists, head... and hinged 'fingers'. Joints all move smoothly, the guns fit well in the hands and on the pack. I wish there were some regular Battle Droids like THIS guy.

darkagent
11-07-2008, 03:28 PM
And Comic Packs. $14.19 or some weird price like that. Above 14 definitely though, at both Burbank and Galleria Targets. Disgusting, but probably also temporary until after Turkey Day.

Picked up Cody finally at Burbank today, and Galleria had CW Wave 3 so I got Plo Koon and the two IG-86s. They had two Asajj, two Dooku, and 1 3PO when I left. Didn't like the paint on either Asajj or I'd have gotten one of those also.

Ha, looks like I got to Glendale Target after you. I picked up the CW Wave 3 figures you left behind. KayBee has opened a store again in the Galleria (grand opening today) at the same location as the old one. Looks like it's just for the holidays. Picked up the new wave of SW comic packs at $12.99 each. They also had the new waves of GI Joe figures (Flint in Cobra disguise, Zartan with bike, Cobra Paratroopers, etc). It also looks like GI Joe is trying to incorporate the old M.A.S.K. line into itself. They had a Matt Tracker figure.

figrin bran
11-07-2008, 06:22 PM
Stashed at La Brea Target - Grail Knight, Young Indy, Vogel, Henry Sr.

I finally got Elsa today. I saw darkagent at the aforementioned Glendale Kay-Bee which explains why there weren't any CW wave 2 at the Target.

wampaslayr
11-07-2008, 07:24 PM
Found entire set of legacy wave 3 figures at Porter Ranch Wal Mart. Some of the figures had damaged packages, but since these will be openers it didn't stop me from buying them. This is a really cool wave especially the Grievous and Faie figures.

Commtech
11-07-2008, 10:39 PM
...They also had the new waves of GI Joe figures (Flint in Cobra disguise, Zartan with bike,....

Aaaaarrrgh! I've been looking for that Zartan like crazy!!!! (I've resisted paying F&S prices). Text me next time you see it!!! I went there hoping it was still there and of course, they wiped out all the Joes. However, I did buy the white vader comic pack.

JediTricks
11-08-2008, 04:07 PM
Man, look at all those finds! I haven't been looking much lately, I gotta get back out there.

figrin bran
11-08-2008, 04:09 PM
Crenshaw Walmart has plenty of Legacy wave 4 (FX-6 wave) if anyone dares to venture down there. They also had the TIE Defender, Imperial Landing Craft titaniums but at a buck more than Target, I decided to pass on them. Hopefully I won't regret it.

I was at La Cienega TRU where I found DCUC wave 4 and decided to stop by that often maligned WM.

I think I need a guide to placing all of the FX-6 arms!

toonimator
11-08-2008, 04:47 PM
I hit up a couple WMs in Santa Clarita, picked up FX-6, Bail, Stass, and Breha. No sign of Faie, and only saw 2 Grievous, 1 at each store. At the first store, Grievous and a Bail & Breha (and probably a Stass) all had their droid parts removed. At the 2nd, a kid was lookin at Grievous, then told his mom he was broken and put him back. So I picked it up, looked it over, then asked why it was broken. The kid said "Look at his head, it's all rusty" and I said "No, it's weathered!" The kid then said "But he's only got 2 lightsabers" which I countered with "Oh, you've probably got some extras at home, right?" and his mom agreed, so they ended up getting it.

Why'd I do that?! I could've had a Grievous!!! :D

Also picked up a decent Raiders Idol Indy finally, at WM's nice $5 price, and a couple $5 Joes from up there (black original Snake Eyes & Tiger Force Flint--first Flint ever!). Also got the 1/18 Wink from TRU (great background SW alien!) and the A-wing finally from WM. One WM also had a bunch of the Ares-wave Marvel Legends, but I skipped the ones they had. Some other guy got 'em to pull down the display trays which were on the overhead shelves, so he made out with the full wave... only the 'cracked' Torch and a HR Iron Man were on pegs, but after the employee put everything left BACK on the overhead shelf, I pulled down the first row & pegged 'em. I think all that was left were Ben Reillys, War Machines, and maybe one Vision and some regular Torches. Kang's the main 'want' from that wave for me...

oh, and at the 2nd WM in the Joes, I got excited because I saw a BAT. Hadn't seen one in person yet... but it was a swap. Someone replaced it with, I think, some old Comic Pack or VVV one (older-looking sculpt & articulation). I found 2 more exactly the same on the pegs. Disgusting!

darkagent
11-09-2008, 10:40 AM
Picked up the new JLU Secret Society and Legends of the League 6 packs at Target today.

figrin bran
11-09-2008, 08:27 PM
Picked up the new JLU Secret Society and Legends of the League 6 packs at Target today.

I found/bought both of those sets as well. I've had too many finds over the past few days and probably need to not hit stores for a few days ;)

Commtech
11-09-2008, 11:03 PM
Went to the Shrine Auditorium's comic book convention (saw darkagent there). Man, that show gets worse every time. There was hardly any attendance. This has become an "only dealers" show, since it's only dealers buying from other dealers, LOL!! Eric Roberts was there signing autographs and I bet he wasn't happy to be invited to an almost empty show.
Good thing was I found 3 new and sealed Lego sets on sale for my son:

1.- Agents Mobile Command Center (for his Christmas list to Santa)
2.- Indiana Jones Race for the Stolen treasure
3.- SW Hoth Rebel Base

All three cost me a total of $85.00 !!! (these retail for a total of $190 plus tax!!

These, along with the Fisher Price Imaginext Joker, a couple of other things and I'm almost done with my son's Christmas list.:thumbsup:

Tycho
11-09-2008, 11:26 PM
I remember going to a show at the Shrine:

Lando Calrissian was there and a member of the audience wanted to know if he still kept in touch with Lobot.

I met a girl who was a porno actress there. I saw probably the only girl in the entire place and chatted her up wondering if she could also be a Star Wars fan. She asked me if I wanted to see HER movie collection. :lipsrsealed: I had no idea what I was getting into when she led me back to what she was selling.

When I went to the Shrine show, it was just before the release of TPM. I remember that now. They were selling things like the Vultcher Fighter Droid 3-pack for $90 or something, and the Qui-Gon and JarJar 12" figures for about the same. Who knows WHAT Darth Maul went for. But it was all pretty laughable anyway. Still, I got to LOOK at the forthcoming product before Midnight Madness, and I definitely LOOKED at that girl's video collection, as well as got the latest on Lando and Lobot's present-day relationship.

bikerscout
11-10-2008, 06:09 AM
CT - everyone's broke -including me. i don't blame people for not going. E. Roberts is nothing special anyway.

tycho --- what was that chick's name? (so i can imdb it -lol) Oh we know ya had to an 'inspection' of that body of work :lipsrsealed:

Commtech
11-10-2008, 10:58 AM
Found the new legacy wave at B. Target. Stashed the following:

yellow corps felucia clone trooper
bail Organa
Breah Organa
Stass Allie
FX-6

pm me for location. I will be at a computer until 10am then back at around 11:30am.

Tycho
11-10-2008, 11:26 AM
tycho --- what was that chick's name? (so i can imdb it -lol) Oh we know ya had to an 'inspection' of that body of work :lipsrsealed:

I have no recollection. That must have been 1999 or even 1998. So long ago...

I just remember she was quite good lookin'. But that was 10 years ago. I'm sure she's not anywhere near the top of her game any more.

I should go out Star Wars hunting.

Jango Speck
11-10-2008, 02:12 PM
Found the new legacy wave at B. Target. Stashed the following:

yellow corps felucia clone trooper
bail Organa
Breah Organa
Stass Allie
FX-6

pm me for location. I will be at a computer until 10am then back at around 11:30am.


PM sent for Burbank Star Wars figures...

Commtech
11-10-2008, 02:35 PM
Found the new legacy wave at B. Target. Stashed the following:

yellow corps felucia clone trooper
bail Organa
Breah Organa
Stass Allie
FX-6

pm me for location. I will be at a computer until 10am then back at around 11:30am.

Stash claimed!

Tycho
11-10-2008, 02:52 PM
I'm not asking for help with these - I'll find them in San Diego - but I just wish I had the motivation to get up and go hunt. I did a little bit - looking for the Talon Karrde comic 2-pack mostly. But I guess I'll put some more effort into it.

The thing with San Diego stores right now - and I'm ASKING YOU GUYS if this is the case in LA - but the pegs are full with Wave 1 / Wave 2 and Clone Wars Wave 1 around here. It either is getting restocked, or it never really sold. I'm not at the stores frequently enough to know which it is right at the moment.

toonimator
11-10-2008, 04:58 PM
Well, I hit the Wal Mart in Monrovia(?) on the way home from lunch with my grandma yesterday... found Grievous! There were 3, so I picked the one I liked the best. And even though the place looked like a tornado had swept through, everyone seemed to have their pack-in parts.

I did see a Kashyyyk Trooper/Wookie Soldier WM Comic Pack (at Cerritos, I think) with a Comic Pack Stormie (from the Tarkin set) and some VOTC-bodied Chewie swapped in. Ugh.

Now I just need Faie from the wave! Didn't see much in the way of new CW while out & about though, after pickin up Plo & the IGs last week.

K M Toydarian
11-10-2008, 10:01 PM
Haven't bought much lately at all, but, without even looking for it, I found the AT-TE window box set w/ 7 figures at Los Feliz Costco tonight. 89.99 Awesome deal. Looks great in the box! Couldn't pass it up.
Also the other day I picked up 2 mini Funko bobbleheads at Target in the "stocking stuffer" section of the x-mas stuff. Santa Yoda and Gift Jawa. 5.99 real cute. Will look good with last years christmas Fett sculpture.
At Costco I tried to buy the Wii clone wars game as they had the blank cases in the games rack, but at the register it came up do not sell. Oh well, I'll get it tomorrow.

bikerscout
11-11-2008, 07:03 AM
I should go out Star Wars hunting.


or milfhu --nevermind.

santosha
11-11-2008, 06:01 PM
501st Clone and DVD sets up on Walmarts site with 0.97c shipping
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10310604

bikerscout
11-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Quick poll for anyone who bought The Clone Wars movie. Did you get the Target sp. ed.(comic), Best Buy sp. ed.(steelbook) or just the Blu-ray (any store)??? I got the steelbook. Rex is awesome. The digital copy was a plus too.

figrin bran
11-11-2008, 09:30 PM
501st Clone and DVD sets up on Walmarts site with 0.97c shipping
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10310604

Thanks! I just ordered a couple of the 501st Clones! :thumbsup:

Tycho
11-12-2008, 09:57 AM
I didn't even know the CW movie came out. I guess I'm not going to be rushing over to the store to buy it, either.

Maybe the next time I have occasion to go into the store, and the video department.

santosha
11-12-2008, 11:55 AM
Quick poll for anyone who bought The Clone Wars movie. Did you get the Target sp. ed.(comic), Best Buy sp. ed.(steelbook) or just the Blu-ray (any store)??? I got the steelbook. Rex is awesome. The digital copy was a plus too.

I got the Target DVD version as I dont have a Blu Ray, the comic had a good story.

Commtech
11-13-2008, 10:26 AM
A big thanks to Snags for hooking me up with a Lego Tie Crawler!!!:thumbsup:

JediTricks
11-14-2008, 07:31 PM
Culver City Target has a single Leia/Xizor comic pack, but the paint on Leia's head is unbearably bad (I bought the other one, not much of an improvement, it's a similar problem to the Mara Jade figure). They also had an animated Cody and Ahsoka, and the animated Yoda w/ clones battle pack.

figrin bran
11-14-2008, 09:27 PM
I got my 5 501st CW Clones from Walmart.com today. I'm surprised that they came so quickly as I placed the order Tues. night. I can't believe I'm saying this but Walmart.com trumps Hasbrotoyshop. Shipping was only around $2.40 too which I gladly paid just to not have to go to Crenshaw or Panorama or Rosemead for site to store free shipping.

Tycho
11-15-2008, 11:30 AM
I got 2 Millennium Falcon Training battlepacks (R2, 3PO, Ben, Luke) at Wal-Mart yesterday (to crew my BMF). And I finally got Thrawn - Karrde (just 1).
I intend to try and get 2 more Thrwan-Karrdes, and I'll SELL the Thrawns for half-price ($6.44 as the whole 2-pack is $12.88) - and folks can have the comic and packaging, too.

OR I'll buy Talon Karrde from folks for $6.44 plus shipping.

Oh, I bought the Clone Wars DVD and Hannibal Rising.

Jango Speck
11-15-2008, 06:07 PM
FYI: Burbank Shakey's has a Toys For Tots bin inside.

figrin bran
11-15-2008, 07:58 PM
I stashed a DCUC Batman Beyond at La Cienega TRU. PM me if you would like it.

Commtech
11-15-2008, 11:19 PM
I stashed a DCUC Batman Beyond at La Cienega TRU. PM me if you would like it.

Aw man, you think the stash will last 'til monday. Can't go down there tomorrow.:(

bikerscout
11-16-2008, 05:22 AM
I got 2 Millennium Falcon Training battlepacks (R2, 3PO, Ben, Luke) at Wal-Mart yesterday (to crew my BMF). And I finally got Thrawn - Karrde (just 1).
I intend to try and get 2 more Thrwan-Karrdes, and I'll SELL the Thrawns for half-price ($6.44 as the whole 2-pack is $12.88) - and folks can have the comic and packaging, too.

OR I'll buy Talon Karrde from folks for $6.44 plus shipping.

Oh, I bought the Clone Wars DVD and Hannibal Rising.

glad u found CW. I'll go for that Thrawn deal if you find anymore. :D

Jango Speck
11-16-2008, 05:58 PM
I have a bunch of those bonus pack-in red/blue hologram mini-figures from the Saga wave two years ago. They are loose and free to a good home. Drop me a PM.

stillakid
11-16-2008, 06:38 PM
I have a bunch of those bonus pack-in red/blue hologram mini-figures from the Saga wave two years ago. They are loose and free to a good home.

...but whatever you do, never ever feed them after midnight! :sur:

bikerscout
11-18-2008, 07:18 PM
what stores have CW wave 3?? lookin for some guys

darkagent
11-18-2008, 07:50 PM
I keep forgetting to post that the GI Ultimate Battle packs are out at Target (La Cienega). They're stacked on the overhead shelves away from the action figure aisle. They also put out the Clone Wars Battle packs today on the end cap (Yoda/Clones and Obi Wan/Clones).

Maradona
11-18-2008, 11:39 PM
Found Obi Wan's Delta Starfighter today at East LA Target. It was a good night to go, as I also picked up CW C3PO, both new JLU 6 packs, and a few on-sale Bazooka and Paravipers. It pays to look for your toys in the hood sometimes. :thumbsup:

Turbowars
11-19-2008, 12:24 AM
FYI: Burbank Shakey's has a Toys For Tots bin inside.
I hate putting toys in those bins at places like that, because the low life employees will steal the toys and give them to their 20 kids they shouldn't have had. :whip: Hi everyone!;)

Jango Speck
11-19-2008, 03:08 AM
I hate putting toys in those bins at places like that, because the low life employees will steal the toys and give them to their 20 kids they shouldn't have had. :whip: Hi everyone!;)

Well, I filled it with Phantom Menace figures- so they'll be quite disappointed. :thumbsup:

MicroJow
11-19-2008, 04:33 PM
Not Star Wars news (although I did see a full set of Clone Commanders - red, blue & green - at the Raymer Target this afternoon,) but for those collecting Iron Man, I found the gold Mark 1 (which had scratched paint so I left it behind,) and an employee pulled a case for me which had the Battle Monger, Subterranian Iron Man, Lava / Magma Iron Man, and Hot Zone Iron Man. So now I need to find a case with the Gold Mark 1, Blue Iron Monger, and Aquatic Iron Man!

- J

Maradona
11-19-2008, 04:43 PM
Not Star Wars news (although I did see a full set of Clone Commanders - red, blue & green - at the Raymer Target this afternoon,) but for those collecting Iron Man, I found the gold Mark 1 (which had scratched paint so I left it behind,) and an employee pulled a case for me which had the Battle Monger, Subterranian Iron Man, Lava / Magma Iron Man, and Hot Zone Iron Man. So now I need to find a case with the Gold Mark 1, Blue Iron Monger, and Aquatic Iron Man!

- J

I saw a Blue Iron Monger yesterday at East LA Target, but the eyes were not painted on in a parallel manner. He looked almost like Sloth from Goonies.

Tycho
11-20-2008, 12:08 AM
I ordered 2 Bail Organas, 1 Breha Organa, and 1 FX-6 from Hasbro.

I'm basically done for the year I think.

That comic pack with the new Quinlan Vos and Commander Faie might show up.

But there's no other toys I'm planning to buy right now unless SideShow surprises us once again (My Rebel Fleet Trooper and Utopau Clone are on-order).

Now I might actually go to Target and Wal-Mart and not even bother going to the toy isle.

JediTricks
11-20-2008, 01:05 AM
I hate putting toys in those bins at places like that, because the low life employees will steal the toys and give them to their 20 kids they shouldn't have had. :whip: Hi everyone!;)Nice to see your cheery face around here. ;) But you make a good point, anyplace cheap and dark seems sketchy.


Glendale Target had Breah Organa, Bail Organa, and Stass Allie, I stashed them rather unenthusiastically.

Culver City Target had a single Clone Wars Jedi Starfighter, I bought it. The whole front middle of the ship pulls out, basically it becomes an R2-D2 fighter. I haven't opened it yet, been trying to get a few things done so I can.

Burbank TRU had a single Transformers Universe Ironhide, I bought him, turned out he had bum paint (missing window section) and the blue face.

La Cienega TRU had a few 25th Anniversary Optimus Prime ripoff sets. The red doesn't even match the other red! How can you do classic Prime and look so bad? Easy pass at $70!

darkagent
11-20-2008, 02:40 PM
Looks like my Target (La Cienega) tip a couple days ago helped somebody out there (lurkers?). All the GI Ultimate BPs (except one really banged up one) and all the Clone Wars Target exclusive BPs are gone.

Cataclizm1
11-21-2008, 01:45 PM
Has anyone been to the ghetto Crenshaw Walmart lately? I'm wondering if they have gotten the DC Universe Metallo wave 5 exclusives yet?

Maradona
11-21-2008, 03:24 PM
Finally found a GI Joe UBP at Alhambra Target. There is already endcap space dedicated to them there. I found a JLU Sinestro there as well. They had an entire endcap for the Transformer exclusives. TF fans will OD on so many exclusives in one spot.

Turbowars
11-21-2008, 06:53 PM
LOL JT!!

I saw the new wave last night and I just couldn't get myself to even take one off the peg. Its still fun to look. I just wish there was more OT to see and buy. With that said there's still apart of me that wants to collect them all. :D

figrin bran
11-21-2008, 09:42 PM
Has anyone been to the ghetto Crenshaw Walmart lately? I'm wondering if they have gotten the DC Universe Metallo wave 5 exclusives yet?

I last went about 2 weeks ago and their DCUC pegs, all 3 of them, were filled with Orion and Penguin.

Jango Speck
11-22-2008, 12:34 AM
Is there an official 2008 Hasbro figure poster that has all of the figures from the new waves (ie. the Stormtrooper/Clone Trooper cardbacks)?


P.S. Are there any protective cases that will fit the new Indy figures?

Jango Speck
11-22-2008, 12:42 AM
I'm getting rid of my Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon diorama figures. These are really nice poseable sculpts with backdrops/bases. They are loose, but in great condition with all accessories.

I'd love to trade them for something, but I'll probably end up giving them away- anyone interested?

stillakid
11-22-2008, 01:13 AM
P.S. Are there any protective cases that will fit the new Indy figures?

Maybe try one of these:

Jango Speck
11-22-2008, 03:14 AM
Maybe try one of these:

Ouch, that was unnecessarily harsh. At first glance, I thought Turbowars was replying to my post. I just fell asleep watching Clone Wars like I do every Friday night. I give up. Goodnight.

JediTricks
11-23-2008, 03:45 AM
LOL JT!!

I saw the new wave last night and I just couldn't get myself to even take one off the peg. Its still fun to look. I just wish there was more OT to see and buy. With that said there's still apart of me that wants to collect them all. :DGive in to the Dark Side! With each passing prequel figure, you make yourself more Lucas' slave. :twisted:

There's gonna be some good OT figs coming in the next wave, some mind-blowing ones even I'd say. IMO, if you feel the yearning, buy a couple, buy the stuff that really amuses you, don't go overboard.



Is there an official 2008 Hasbro figure poster that has all of the figures from the new waves (ie. the Stormtrooper/Clone Trooper cardbacks)?They gave out one at Comic-Con with all the The Legacy Collection figures, I don't remember if there was one with all the Clone Wars though. I believe Hasbro also made a downloadable version of that poster.

No idea on cases for the Indy figs, but I can tell you for sure that the Hasbro SW cases do not.

VidKidd
11-23-2008, 04:44 AM
I scored pretty good tonight. Well for me anyways. I live in an area where alot of scalpers get to most collectable product before i even get a chance to get to it. SO i'm force to drive about an hour away to a 24 hour walmart in Santa clarita. I went to 1 kmart, and two walmarts and this is what i scored.

---Legacy Collection
------Clone trooper Officer Both blue and green version
------Commander Faje- they had like 7 out, great condition. I think they may of just stocked. Didn't pick up any extras though i probably should've for some of you guys, sorry.
------Brena Organa
------Jodo Kast
---Clone Wars Collection
------Plo Koon, i like the Gauntlet this comes with. a nice touch
------Count Dooku w/ Asajj holo
------Asajj Ventress w/ Count dooku holo

WAs really stocked to get the last two. They where stocking at one of the walmarts and i saw a box and asked if they could open it for me. No problems at all, they cut it open and let me go at it. My local walmart would do the complete opposite.

Oh and i also came across the B'omarr Monastery Assault Battlepack. I'm loving this set. I also like the smaller boxes the battlepacks come in. It gets rid of some of the unused space like in the old sets.

Thats it for me. A total success in my eyes. :D

Jango Speck
11-23-2008, 01:19 PM
At 10am Burbank Target, I found the whole Faie wave, with new Grievous. Left them on the pegs, but took Faie as an opener since his card was all dinged up. They also had Leia/Xizor comic pack.

bikerscout
11-24-2008, 04:12 AM
i have extra Hasbro TLC posters (from CC) and 1 or 2 Indiana Jones' figure posters if anyone is looking for them.

Lol at stillakid's pic attachment!! Just a joke Speck, mr. sensitive. lol

Jango Speck
11-24-2008, 09:07 AM
Was at Los Feliz TRU yesterday and noticed they had two new Clone Wars "Armada" Bust-Up sets. The paint jobs were terrible. These things are hard to find because they look like those friggin' keychains that TRU is always selling.

darkagent
11-24-2008, 05:47 PM
Actually found something today. Stopped by Covina WM around noon (the one that usually has nothing but empty pegs) and found all of CW Wave 3, a Commander Faie Comic 2 pack, and several Dark Knight MM Thugs (2 different mask pack ins).

I even got to watch a show while checking out. Apparently a woman was trying to use a credit/debit card at the fast self checkout lane and couldn't find her ID when they asked for it. She was causing a major scene (a manager and I'm guessing someone from lost prevention showed up), even going as far as to say that the WM employee took her ID. :laugh:

Commtech
11-24-2008, 05:53 PM
Didn't have time to post this morning, but I stashed a JLU yellow sinestro and a Batman with wonder pig. PM me for details.

BlueSnags
11-25-2008, 10:44 AM
Was at Los Feliz TRU yesterday and noticed they had two new Clone Wars "Armada" Bust-Up sets. The paint jobs were terrible. These things are hard to find because they look like those friggin' keychains that TRU is always selling.

Hey bro,

Where specifically in the store were they? I was thinking of picking them up.

Thanks,
Snags

CrunchyNug
11-25-2008, 04:12 PM
I'm starting to see some of the new end-caps at Target. Today I saw the exclusive Transformers, exclusive Clone Wars Battle Packs, and the exclusive GI Joe Ultimate Battle Pack (which I could NOT pass up!!!) They raised the price on the BP's from last year's $49.99 to $62.99 OUCH...can you say clearance?

Funny Money
11-25-2008, 04:23 PM
I stashed a DC Direct Build-a-fig wave 4 Artemis at TRU La Cienega this morning. Don't know if anyone needs it. PM me for location.

darkagent
11-25-2008, 04:38 PM
Crunchy, I've seen on other boards that target is already increasing the price of the UBP to $69.99. I'm in Anahiem today and found the new Obi Wan starfighter for $19.99.

Funny Money - PM sent for Artemis.

CrunchyNug
11-25-2008, 06:11 PM
Crunchy, I've seen on other boards that target is already increasing the price of the UBP to $69.99.

Glad I got it before they did that!

figrin bran
11-25-2008, 09:40 PM
I stashed a DC Direct Build-a-fig wave 4 Artemis at TRU La Cienega this morning. Don't know if anyone needs it. PM me for location.

I think that's probably DC Universe Classics and not DC Direct. Anyhow, I could use this figure as trade fodder so I'll PM you for it right now.

Funny Money
11-25-2008, 10:43 PM
I think that's probably DC Universe Classics and not DC Direct. Anyhow, I could use this figure as trade fodder so I'll PM you for it right now.

It was already claimed.

Sorry about the mix-up. It's whatever line has the build-a-fig arms, legs, torso, head, etc. I just haven't seen her before.

BlueSnags
11-26-2008, 12:07 AM
Picked up both Clone Armada bust-up sets at Burbank TRU tonight. First SW thing I've bought in a while. Not too much of any consequence going on in the SW collecting world lately...

-Emperor Snags

Funny Money
11-26-2008, 05:07 PM
Today at TRU La Cienega

Stashed a royal Blue Iron Monger (they had a lot of IM figs. Hasbro rep was stocking. It was the only Blue IMonger in the four cases,.. that's why I stashed)

ALSO stashed GI JOE- Para-Viper, Cobra Bazooka Trooper, and Wraith

PM me for locations

BlueSnags
11-26-2008, 09:21 PM
Picked up the Gentle Giant old Obi-Wan maquette and Unmasked Vader mighty mugg today.

-Snags

RUSHBOY
11-26-2008, 09:44 PM
Picked up the Gentle Giant old Obi-Wan maquette and Unmasked Vader mighty mugg today.

-Snags

I also found the unmasked vader (very cool) Darth maul (shirtless), and the Darth Revan mighty muggs !! I'm still hoping they make the original 4 cantina members !
:D Today at TRU I saw 2 new starwars battle packs, one had 7 droids and the other had 6 clones (both very cool) they were priced at 39.99 each !! They are from that battlefront 2 game.

figrin bran
11-26-2008, 10:41 PM
Today at TRU La Cienega

Stashed a royal Blue Iron Monger (they had a lot of IM figs. Hasbro rep was stocking. It was the only Blue IMonger in the four cases,.. that's why I stashed)

ALSO stashed GI JOE- Para-Viper, Cobra Bazooka Trooper, and Wraith

PM me for locations

I'm probably too late for the stash anyhow but was that Wraith holographic?

darkagent
11-27-2008, 12:10 AM
Thanks Funny Money for the Artemis stash. I also picked up the SW Millennium Falcon BP today. What's up with the "goth" Luke?

BlueSnags
11-27-2008, 12:10 AM
I'm still hoping they make the original 4 cantina members !

Agreed - that would be very cool.

-Snags

bikerscout
11-27-2008, 01:15 AM
Thanks Funny Money for the Artemis stash. I also picked up the SW Millennium Falcon BP today. What's up with the "goth" Luke?

Saw this pack today too. $24+ for oxygen masks, arm healing device, and blast shield helmet? No thanks. Not to mention there's a new epIV Obi coming out. Saw some Joes on sale at glendale target. Why aren't they on sale at the WEHO target as well?, there were some i wanted to buy there but 7.54 was a bit much. Ba$tards.

figrin bran
11-27-2008, 01:55 AM
Saw this pack today too. $24+ for oxygen masks, arm healing device, and blast shield helmet? No thanks. Not to mention there's a new epIV Obi coming out. Saw some Joes on sale at glendale target. Why aren't they on sale at the WEHO target as well?, there were some i wanted to buy there but 7.54 was a bit much. Ba$tards.

That oughta teach you to stay away from that WeHo Target! :p

Btw, the $4.99 Joe figure sale is over and so the ones you saw at Glendale Target should've rung up as $7.54 as well. The little bottom tier never gonna be a pro collector that is me actually got more than a few figures from the La Brea Target during the sale...4 Para Vipers, Bazooka, Arctic Snake Eyes, Bazooka Trooper, Mutt/Junkyard, Wraith, Armored Cobra Commander and at another location scored Matt Trakker, Pilot Scarlett, Eel and Cobra Flint.

Jango Speck
11-27-2008, 02:44 AM
Picked up the Gentle Giant old Obi-Wan maquette and Unmasked Vader mighty mugg today.

-Snags

Damn, I had the day off and decided not to hit up the LCS, so I missed out on my maquette!

bikerscout
11-27-2008, 04:38 AM
That oughta teach you to stay away from that WeHo Target! :p

Btw, the $4.99 Joe figure sale is over and so the ones you saw at Glendale Target should've rung up as $7.54 as well. The little bottom tier never gonna be a pro collector that is me actually got more than a few figures from the La Brea Target during the sale...4 Para Vipers, Bazooka, Arctic Snake Eyes, Bazooka Trooper, Mutt/Junkyard, Wraith, Armored Cobra Commander and at another location scored Matt Trakker, Pilot Scarlett, Eel and Cobra Flint.

man, you got all the good ones at a good price. That makes you semi-pro. :p
I was going to go back and buy the ones i wanted at WeHo and show the receipt at glendale for a reduction, but so much for that if u said the sale was over. They need to do that with SW once or twice to get rid of all the pegwarmers. They've had the same figs up for months.

commtech - you have a pm

Tycho ---what's up with the Thrawn??

figrin bran
11-27-2008, 10:48 AM
$7.54 is nothing, bikerscout.

On the other site that you go to, some have seen 9.98 per figure.

Tycho
11-28-2008, 08:50 AM
Tycho ---what's up with the Thrawn??

I've only EVER found 1 set - the one Thrawn I'm keeping.

I'll still be looking out there when I get the chance, as I think having 2 more Talon Karrde figures would be useful. However, my Grandma just passed away and I've been spending a lot of family-time before and after, and have not been Star Wars hunting per se. (Oh, and then I ordered the Organas online, so I have even less of an excuse to go to the brick-n-mortar stores - but I still might be able to get Thrawn online as well. Not that I'm not going to the brick-n-mortars, but not today - Not "black Friday." I like to avoid that kind of madness.)

CrunchyNug
11-28-2008, 09:09 AM
Tycho, so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope your family is dealing with it well.

Well, I actually ventured out to TRU this morning. The lines were pretty bad, but I was able to grab Guitar Hero III for my Wii for half price! That's the only deal I found worth mentioning. I did check for SW, Joes, Transformers, Cars, etc...but there was nothing to get excited about. I'm going back to sleep.

figrin bran
11-29-2008, 12:49 AM
The DCUC Batman Beyond that I stashed nearly 2 weeks ago is still there. PM me if you want to claim it.

Commtech
11-29-2008, 10:23 PM
The DCUC Batman Beyond that I stashed nearly 2 weeks ago is still there. PM me if you want to claim it.


Wow! That must be a superstash. Do you think it'll last 'til tuesday? I'll be in that area on that day.

Jango Speck
11-30-2008, 02:30 PM
If any of you have contacts at Warner Bros., they have Toys for Tots collections going on on the lot.

Is Target going to have any Extreme Battle Packs this Xmas like they did last year with the Hoth/Endor sets? I didn't buy those- as tempting as they were, but I just like seeing them on the shelves. I really want the BMF, but have no cash or space for that big guy. I'm thinking of maybe getting one white big-wing Tie, just to have on display. Anyone have one to trade for the big blue version?

Basic Figure pegs are pretty moldy lately- nothing new except remnants. The vehicle rehashes are really boring me too- when are they gonna clear those out and bring out new stuff? I guess we have to wait until January?

stillakid
11-30-2008, 03:14 PM
If any of you have contacts at Warner Bros., they have Toys for Tots collections going on on the lot.


I do, but that's way over in Burbank. I just called my local Encino Fire Department and they collect toys there, so I'll be visiting later today with a lot of extras! :)

Turbowars
11-30-2008, 06:25 PM
six big boxes were just dropped off at the local Fire station full of new 12" and star cased figures. I hope they go to good use. Would had liked a receipt, but its cool. God only knows how much $ was spent of that stuff.

Jango Speck
11-30-2008, 07:03 PM
Saw Ashoka, Cody, Rex, Oddball at Glendale Target tonight- even though I hate Ashoka's character/voice, the figure is spot-on. If I were younger, single and hadn't already amassed a ton of stuff, I'd go for Clone Wars collecting- but it's just too much. Statues on the other hand are very tempting.

Kidhuman
11-30-2008, 08:10 PM
Is Target going to have any Extreme Battle Packs this Xmas like they did last year with the Hoth/Endor sets? I didn't buy those- as tempting as they were, but I just like seeing them on the shelves. I really want the BMF, but have no cash or space for that big guy. I'm thinking of maybe getting one white big-wing Tie, just to have on display. Anyone have one to trade for the big blue version?



I beleive they have a skiff pack this year and another one

Chaddymac
11-30-2008, 09:35 PM
The other pack is clone wars themed.

Also, if anyone wants to use the warner toy drops, I'm a WB employee.

bikerscout
12-01-2008, 08:01 AM
Saw Ashoka, Cody, Rex, Oddball at Glendale Target tonight- even though I hate Ashoka's character/voice, the figure is spot-on. If I were younger, single and hadn't already amassed a ton of stuff, I'd go for Ahsoka.

what?? :eek: I hope u mean when u were in your teens Speck!!!

Figrin - 7.54 is kind of high for joes. Esp. when they are a little cheaper at wally. When they could've been had for 4.99 at the sale too - i regret missing it. H doesn't have to pay royalties for them so they shouldn't be that high anyway.

Tycho - sorry to hear about the death in the family. If you ever have a thrawn u don't want, plmk. Don't want to get the pack just for one fig, as I saw it a few days ago. Twice actually.

Jango Speck
12-01-2008, 10:17 AM
what?? :eek: I hope u mean when u were in your teens Speck!!!

Nice misquote- very funny.

Tycho
12-01-2008, 12:22 PM
Tycho - sorry to hear about the death in the family. If you ever have a thrawn u don't want, plmk. Don't want to get the pack just for one fig, as I saw it a few days ago. Twice actually.


Thank you and remember, I'll buy Karrde off you and pay for the postage if you want to do it that way. (2 Karrdes maximum).

I haven't been hunting myself. Perhaps I'll look a little this week when I get the chance. I just got back from a weekend at my brother's and it's a 4 laundry-load morning (or 6 loads if I get to the bed sheets this morning, too - was planning on that for my exciting evening instead).

Funny Money
12-02-2008, 12:42 AM
Sorry for the late post.

La Cienega TRU
Stashed a GI Joe SEA COMMAND 3 PACK- DEEP SIX, TORPEDO AND CUTTER
the tape on the side was missing. It looked like nothing was missing. It was a 'fair hiding place' should be okay 'til morning,... I hope :sad::thumbsup:

PM me for location

bikerscout
12-02-2008, 02:37 AM
Thank you and remember, I'll buy Karrde off you and pay for the postage if you want to do it that way. (2 Karrdes maximum).

I haven't been hunting myself. Perhaps I'll look a little this week when I get the chance. I just got back from a weekend at my brother's and it's a 4 laundry-load morning (or 6 loads if I get to the bed sheets this morning, too - was planning on that for my exciting evening instead).


Ty: Don't know about the laundry, but i can try to split the comic pack with ya if i see it again. I'm pretty tapped out this week though - a bad mix of expenses and bills that need to be paid this week.

FM: -i saw some of the newer Joe 3 packs at LF TRU last week as well. They also had a ton of FF vs. Joes BPs and Crimson Guard BPs.

CrunchyNug
12-02-2008, 12:04 PM
I hit up Target NoHo on my way to work. There were lots of exclusive CW BP's, 1 Christophsis UBP, w10 & w11 basic figure GI Joes, 1 GI Joe UBP, & all 4 JLU 6-packs (on sale $15.99). I didn't get a thing, but it was cool seeing so much new stuff!!!

Funny Money
12-02-2008, 04:08 PM
TRU La Cienega, stashed the DC Universe two packs of- Batgirl & Azrael, and Cyborg Superman & Mongul (stashed in same place)

PM for location

Didn't see Green Lan. or Orion packs. There was another Artemis on the pegs as well.

Has anyone had any luck with the Indy TOD wave? I know that line has been dumped. Just wondering what you guys have found. I meant to post that I got my Indy SS 12 inch last week. Truly one of their best figures to date.

Commtech
12-02-2008, 08:49 PM
TRU La Cienega, stashed the DC Universe two packs of- Batgirl & Azrael, and Cyborg Superman & Mongul (stashed in same place)

PM for location

Didn't see Green Lan. or Orion packs. There was another Artemis on the pegs as well.

Has anyone had any luck with the Indy TOD wave? I know that line has been dumped. Just wondering what you guys have found. I meant to post that I got my Indy SS 12 inch last week. Truly one of their best figures to date.

PM sent! I need those!!!!!!

Funny Money
12-02-2008, 09:29 PM
PM sent! I need those!!!!!!

You got 'em. Check your inbox

Also this is still avail. as of this morning...

stashed GI JOE- Para-Viper, Cobra Bazooka Trooper, and Wraith

figrin bran
12-02-2008, 09:42 PM
Argghhhh! Beaten to yet another Funny Money stash once again.

FM, I have the TOD wave but had to buy them off of Jedi Master Guyute who got them from a Kroger's in Ohio.

sentry
12-02-2008, 11:04 PM
TRU La Cienega, stashed the DC Universe two packs of- Batgirl & Azrael, and Cyborg Superman & Mongul (stashed in same place)

PM for location

Didn't see Green Lan. or Orion packs. There was another Artemis on the pegs as well.

Has anyone had any luck with the Indy TOD wave? I know that line has been dumped. Just wondering what you guys have found. I meant to post that I got my Indy SS 12 inch last week. Truly one of their best figures to date.


I really want the GL 2 pack and the Orion 2 pack, I hope i can find them soon, i have not had any luck as of yet.

Maradona
12-02-2008, 11:13 PM
FM, I have the TOD wave but had to buy them off of Jedi Master Guyute who got them from a Kroger's in Ohio.

I never saw them in LA. I suspect they'll eventually hit KB Toyworks as clearances.

BTW, if anyone sees an Artemis, please stash. Thanks.

orionlukteel
12-02-2008, 11:19 PM
Guys, local sightings in Vegas of the TOD wave have been at Smith's grocery stores. (Makes sense, Smith's and Food4less are both Kroger's)

So keep an eye out!

toonimator
12-03-2008, 01:14 PM
A few more Joes at Burbank Target this morning, I picked up the EEL. No SW... someone kinda organized the pegs by character, so I finished up with a couple stragglers. There's a peg & a half of Yarnas, almost a full peg each of Imp. Engineers, Even/Yaddle, Kashyyyk Troopers... heck, maybe even Jodos, I didn't think about organizing them.

Pointed out two horrible swap jobs to redshirts, an Indiana Jones that was there yesterday, the whip-action one I think but with the hat removed (leaving a garish block on a half-head), a plastic whip instead of the thread one, and NO other accessories. On a KOTCS Indy card (insert, at least); the other was a B'omarr Assault BP with the Anakin & BD removed, replaced with a carded Anakin without his belt/skirt (I imagine the thief wanted an SA Anakin with a plastic skirt) and what seemed to be an Episode I Battle Droid (slashed, I think) without its head. What really got me is the thief didn't even return the parts he probably didn't want, the soft-goods skirt and (guessing) the animated-style BD head.

Really wish that scumbag would find some other store to mess with... :upset:

Saw a Joe variant/error also, on a Tiger Force Duke. His left forearm is the previous style, with the horrible 'split in the middle' wrist articulation, but the sleeve & joint are the Tiger Force green. Zero signs of tampering, and given the other new figures it must have come from the case like that. Seems a plausible error if TF Duke and regular/jumppack Duke are assembled in the same area.

Target's still splashing all the JLU 3-packs around the DCU pegs to make everything look 'full'. It'd be nice if DCU actually shipped regularly!

Maradona
12-04-2008, 01:18 PM
HOLIDAY25 is the new code available at HTS for 25% off. If you buy more than $50, shipping is free. Just got an AT-TE using this.

Last night at Rosemead WM, I found the new comic packs along with several comic packs that had the figures swapped out. The figures were hooded with black robes making it difficult to tell who they were. I feel bad for some kid that ends up getting these and I to hope one day catch someone returning swapped figures...

Jango Speck
12-04-2008, 04:01 PM
At lunch today, I found (but passed on), the TRU Battlefront BPs (clone and droids). They also had a few cases of CW figs with Dooku, PloKoon, etc.

That HTS.com coupon code is great- but they have nothing I want (except the BMF which I can't afford even with a discount).

toonimator
12-05-2008, 11:41 AM
Nothing really new at Burbank Target... they have the Yoda/Coruscant Trooper BP, and vehicles have quickly dropped to just two Azure Angel Anakin fighters. I passed basics, CPs, and the Yoda BP under the scanner, and they've got all of that stuff in the stockroom apparently, and plenty of room on the shelves & pegs for all of it. Only a Dengar/Mandie & Leia/Mandie pack on the CP peg. It'd be nice if they ditched one of those Miniatures pegs and made it for CPs again, so they could put a full case or two out... not that I particularly want to spend $14+ on any of 'em :whip:

CrunchyNug
12-05-2008, 07:46 PM
I stopped by WM on my way to work & found several cases of CW w3. There were also a few of the new Comic Packs w/ Clone Emperor/Luke & Faie/Vos. I couldn't pass those up.

They had the new Cars "cube" which had been ransacked already...probably a few days ago.

No new Joes, but I did just order the new vehicles from HTS...H.A.W.K. & Sting Raider. Get 'em while they're hot.:whip:

sentry
12-05-2008, 11:36 PM
I stopped by WM on my way to work & found several cases of CW w3. There were also a few of the new Comic Packs w/ Clone Emperor/Luke & Faie/Vos. I couldn't pass those up.

They had the new Cars "cube" which had been ransacked already...probably a few days ago.

No new Joes, but I did just order the new vehicles from HTS...H.A.W.K. & Sting Raider. Get 'em while they're hot.:whip:

Thanks for the intel, ordered myself a set of these !!!

darkagent
12-06-2008, 01:03 PM
Found at Target this morning the new wave of GI Joe figures (Blowtorch and the new Resolute cartoon figures (Cobra Commander, Cobra Soldier and Duke)). Also found the new Transformers Classics Hound with Ravage.

Tycho
12-06-2008, 04:10 PM
I bought Ashoka today - the first one I'd ever seen. A kid got Odd Ball (also the first one I've seen). I bought a Wave-1 Anakin to go with Ashoka.

My return receipt's good for 90 days.

They also had Transformers Universe Ironhide. The first time I've seen him. He looked pretty cool.

$62.99 - the price for the Sarlaac. It looked small. This won't be a purchase.

Christophis was there, too. Not interested.

bikerscout
12-06-2008, 06:14 PM
Nice finds Darkagent. I'd really like to see the Hound/ravage. Maybe even pick it up. I saw a slough (sp?) of Joes yesterday between 2 walmarts but no really good figures. Did see one croc master, but wanted Wraith. &^$&%#$ scalpers!! Crunchy inspired me to do the wally run, and in the western end of the valley i found the Faie/Vos comic pack. Clone emp. was good too, but i wanted Faie more and these packs aren't $10-11 anymore sad to say. Saw CW Asajj finally. Also saw the Christophsis bp at target. Pretty cool but i don't have space for it. I'll trade my extra Quinlan Vos for a Thrawn if anyone's interested.

darkagent
12-06-2008, 07:03 PM
I'm so disappointed with the Faie from the Comic packs. His head without the helmet is just way to small. The helmet even looks a bit strange and distorted. The Target UBPs are somewhat of a blessing in disguise for me. They're so bad, that I won't be picking them up and my wallet will be very happy.

Bikerscout, the Transformers Hound is definitely a must have. He looks a lot better than Ironhide turned out to be. The Ravage is also very cool.

bikerscout
12-06-2008, 07:45 PM
thx for the advice DA. I have a ton of SW to open before i get to that faie comic pack, but if i don't like it when i do i might take it back so i'm not stuck with it.

Tycho
12-06-2008, 08:55 PM
I'll trade my extra Quinlan Vos for a Thrawn if anyone's interested.


I'm going to try and take you up on that. I'm not really interested in Faie that much at all. This could work out mutually well for both of us.

bikerscout
12-06-2008, 09:02 PM
I'm going to try and take you up on that. I'm not really interested in Faie that much at all. This could work out mutually well for both of us.


why not? Gives me an excuse to open the pack early. And if really don't like Faie, I'll return the other pack.

Chaddymac
12-06-2008, 09:06 PM
Is the Faie from the BD wave the same as the comic version? And is the Stass Allie a new figure? I bought both, but I don't want to keep them if I already have them. And I'm interested in finding the Christophsis pack, but even after hitting 3 targets, I haven't even seen a shelf tag for those packs yet.

figrin bran
12-06-2008, 09:11 PM
Is the Faie from the BD wave the same as the comic version? And is the Stass Allie a new figure? I bought both, but I don't want to keep them if I already have them. And I'm interested in finding the Christophsis pack, but even after hitting 3 targets, I haven't even seen a shelf tag for those packs yet.

I don't have Comic Faie but Stass Allie is a new figure - head is new and there's leg articulation plus more arm articulation.

Tycho, if you didn't read the SSG reviews of Ironhide, JT gave it a C. I gave it a C- but nearly a D. Buy one at your own risk.

hmmm.if Hound is out, Cyclonus and Cheetor should be out as well.

bikerscout
12-06-2008, 11:17 PM
both Faies out this year are new. The TLC version has him in white engineering armor and the comic pack has him in Kashyyyk scout armor.

Tycho
12-06-2008, 11:29 PM
That sucks about Ironhide - I'm guessing. As I'm curious, I'll go and read the reviews as soon as I leave this forum topic (LA J.F.) But he looked cool in the store and in his packaging.

Chaddymac
12-07-2008, 02:22 AM
Thanks guys!

figrin bran
12-07-2008, 08:14 PM
La Brea Target had some DCUC wave 4 today. I bought the Captain Atom Kingdom Come variant and stashed a Wonder Woman. As usual, PM me if you want it.

Also saw Ripper and Blue Firefly there which means I missed out on Blowtorch and the Resolute figures.

toonimator
12-08-2008, 11:12 AM
Burbank Target - yesterday, there wasn't much new besides the Resolute wave of Joes. I limited myself to just one Joe cuz I hate the price... the Resolute Cobra Trooper. This morning they had some more of that wave, but not MUCH more. Not sure if the whole wave sold yesterday, but there was Blowtorch, Torch, yesterday's CC, and another CC and Cobra Trooper. No Duke, no blue Firefly.

DCUC Wave 4 also hit, partially. I picked up WW and Ares, and stashed Artemis, KC Atom, and the Resolute Cobra Trooper. PM if interested. No regular Atom, no BB.

Plenty of space on SW pegs, and as of yesterday when I scanned a couple figures they DID still have some in the back. No clue why they haven't stocked in days... same w/ Comic Packs.

EDIT: Artemis claimed (and hopefully is still there to be claimed!)

Jango Speck
12-09-2008, 12:12 AM
Burbank TRU had the new Legends wave out- lots of familiar clones, red battle droids, Mauls and Destroyer Droids.Yawn !!

Ordered a Kotobukiya R2/3PO for $49.99 at redfordfilms.com- nice deal- I added a $3.99 Official Pix and got free shipping on the whole order.

Maradona
12-09-2008, 12:26 AM
EDIT: Artemis claimed (and hopefully is still there to be claimed!)

Just got back from Burbank Target and, sadly, the stash is gone. Thank you anyway.

CrunchyNug
12-09-2008, 01:08 PM
I ran into Chubby13 this morning on my way to work at NoHo Target. As I rounded the action figure isle, I saw him rifling through the SW figs, yet holding onto a leaning tower of GI Joes. I made a little joke about being one step too late, but then he did something that totally surprised me...he asked me what I was looking for. I mentioned a few army builders and then he offered me an Eel. It turns out that he DOES have a soul. He was actually complaining about Hasbro not shipping his stuff in a timely manner and that he had to resort to raiding the shelves at retail.

It looked like there were a few cases of SW w4 and one case of Joes w11. There was also an Endor BP that had the Scout and Officer swapped out by a low-life "returner". I brought it up to customer service and pointed it out to them. It will probably be back on the shelf at lunch time.

Tycho
12-09-2008, 01:57 PM
What's on my racks?

I can answer for Target anyway.

Galactic Heroes - got the new wave in today with Ahsoka and Ki-Adi Mundi and Bacara, amongst others. The Dagobah X-wing was there, Vader TIE, and the GH Arena Battle Pack.

SW Transformers - had Palpatine's shuttle, the AT-AT with a new Imp Trooper head instead of the AT-AT Driver I thought it originally came out with (I don't buy those).

SW miniatures had a few new Clone Wars sets.

THE FIGURES:

Remnants of Legacy Wave 1 (Yarna, Jabba Band Member)
Legends Wave 1 - (Anakin, C-3PO Diety, Obi-Wan, Grievous)
Legends Wave 2 - (Darth Maul's from this I think)
CW Wave 1 - (Anakin, Clone, Grievous)
CW Wave 3 (?) IG-86, Destroyer Droid, C-3PO, Dooku, Ventress, etc.

What they did NOT have were

Legacy Wave 2 (CW realisitc - SCUBA Trooper, Obi-Wan Clone Armor, etc)
Legacy Wave 3 (Bail Organa, Breah Organa, FX-6)
CW Wave 2 (Ahsoka, Super Battle Droid, OddBall etc.)

It seems to me that if you are more inclined to like the ORIGINAL TRILOGY and are sick of the Clone Wars already, there's a lot less for Star Wars to hold your interest with at present. 2009 with its greater focus on unmade figures from the classic OT will be a better year for many of us.

Jango Speck
12-09-2008, 03:31 PM
I ran into Chubby13 this morning on my way to work at NoHo Target. As I rounded the action figure isle, I saw him rifling through the SW figs, yet holding onto a leaning tower of GI Joes. I made a little joke about being one step too late, but then he did something that totally surprised me...he asked me what I was looking for. I mentioned a few army builders and then he offered me an Eel. It turns out that he DOES have a soul. He was actually complaining about Hasbro not shipping his stuff in a timely manner and that he had to resort to raiding the shelves at retail.


Raiding retail to fill your overpriced business pegs still sucks IMO.

Guess who works at Burbank Home Depot? Hootie himself.

I don't visit retail much anymore, but I can't remember the last time I saw Plumber Bob and the gang.

Jango Speck
12-09-2008, 03:43 PM
I have a ROTS-era Blue/Grey large wing Tie Fighter. It's un-opened. Anyone want to trade for the newer white/grey version?

toonimator
12-09-2008, 05:09 PM
I don't visit retail much anymore, but I can't remember the last time I saw Plumber Bob and the gang.
Plumber Bob & Beautiful Bobby are still at Target most mornings I've been (which hasn't been often). Bobby got the blue Firefly the other day when I picked up my Resolute Cobra... they keep checking their Hot Wheels aisle, and it's as disappointing to them as the action figure aisle's been to me for the last few months. Jackie Chan was there on Saturday, I think, and some guy that seemed to know them all yet RAN to the car aisle. Chan zipped in right behind him, then ran around to the action figures in a heartbeat. Ugh. Don't miss that.

Sorry the DCUC stash was gone; busy as that area was, I didn't have time to find a great spot. Too many redshirts around. I opened Ares today, kinda disappointed; if the cloak had been removable rather than attached at the front with a big garish block through the chest, and the skirt flexible, he'd be 10x cooler.

CrunchyNug
12-11-2008, 12:13 PM
Big thanks to Sentry for the Joes w13 stash this morning. Blowtorch is definitely the best of the lot. Not much else I'm looking for right now.

UPDATE: Lots of new Comic Packs are "In Stock" at HTS. Don't forget HOLIDAY25 coupon.

bikerscout
12-11-2008, 06:15 PM
Tomorrow (Fri.) only ACME website is having a 25% sale ironically with Hasbro's same code HOLIDAY25. Enjoy.

Now for the more important news & sorry for the short notice:

For the LA/OC area:

Death Star Sale 2!!!!!!!!!!

When: this Sat. 12/13 8am - 1pm

Where: Exit the 5 or 405 at Bake Pkwy. Left on Bake, follow it to Trabuco. Look for directional signs at Trabuco & Bake, Lake Forest, CA

What: Star Wars, Star Trek, Simpsons, Legos, Halo, etc.

This will be the garage sale format. Hopefully that will attract more visitors. Loads of SWs. I personally will bring my endor AT-AT, GG shocktrooper bust, KB ROTS Collector's 9 pack, carded & loose figures and more.

Why: To get great deals on gifts for the family, friends, and yourself!!! It is the will of the force. ;)

Tycho
12-11-2008, 07:03 PM
Huh. I'm originally "from" that area. I moved there when I was 5 and lived there until I was 15.

I'm in San Diego now - and I don't need any "old stuff" (pre-2008 toys).

I'm all up-to-date (though I might buy 1 more complete "mint" KENNER Death Star playset from 1979 - or another Rebel Transport craft from 1981). 3 Twin-Pod Cloud Cars (one day) but I will wait to see if Hasbro updates this vehicle finally - perhaps with launching missiles. Then I'd want the new ones!

I went to Toys R Us today.

I saw a lady on the phone talking to someone about Star Wars for a purchase for a kids' present. She ended up buying an ARC-170 and V-19. She was looking at Lego Star Wars, too - but opted for Hasbro. I think she thought the Lego stuff was too expensive.

Another lady was with her son and told him that he had to wait for Christmas, but that today he could have ONE Star Wars action figure. I didn't see what he picked out.

But the giant whole store front is still ALL Star Wars - just like it was nearly 6 months ago when I took Slicker to my Toys R Us - and it was probably just like it was set up when SirSteve and JediTricks were here. It's cool to see Star Wars so mainstream, still. However, all the stuff is repetative stuff of what most of us bought on July 26.

Toys R Us did have this Clone Trooper multi-pack and Battle Droid multi-pack. They came with all differently painted troopers and droids (1 Gonk Droid was in the mix, too). I have no use for that stuff, but a kid would probably find it fun. On the back of the box, they had special assignments for each type of character included. Marketing made an effort. :tired:

Commtech
12-12-2008, 02:17 AM
I ran into Chubby13 this morning on my way to work at NoHo Target. As I rounded the action figure isle, I saw him rifling through the SW figs, yet holding onto a leaning tower of GI Joes. I made a little joke about being one step too late, but then he did something that totally surprised me...he asked me what I was looking for. I mentioned a few army builders and then he offered me an Eel. It turns out that he DOES have a soul. He was actually complaining about Hasbro not shipping his stuff in a timely manner and that he had to resort to raiding the shelves at retail


Hasbro shipping his stuff, my a*$.....As if he had enough funds to have an account with Hasbro. LOL!

darkagent
12-12-2008, 07:30 PM
At Target (La Cienega) today, the Indiana Jones figures were on clearance for $3.80. It looks like they even put out the Last Crusade wave.

JediTricks
12-12-2008, 09:21 PM
At Target (La Cienega) today, the Indiana Jones figures were on clearance for $3.80. It looks like they even put out the Last Crusade wave.
Of course they did, that's why I was there 2 days ago before that happened. *slams head on desk*

bikerscout
12-13-2008, 02:58 AM
Reminder to check us out Saturday (today!) for DS Sales Plan 2!!!. Read 5 posts back for info. Thanks!!!!!

Tycho
12-13-2008, 12:30 PM
I thought about buying the Indy toys because they are all on clearance now and offered up so cheap. The Target battle packs (Cairo and the LC Tank) are especially tempting. But honestly - even if someone GAVE them to me - where am I going to dedicate any space to them?

I'm turning down Batman stuff for the same reason.

Star Wars, Star Trek, Transformers, Terminator - and I don't forsee having any other room for anything else, even when I have my large dream home.

As a matter of fact: I'll be carefully considering whether I'll buy any new movie Trek or Terminator stuff in 2009. As to Transformers: ROTF - I'll be carefully selective. I want a Leader Class Starscream to be made, though.

Star Wars? I'm filling in my dioramas and not buying Clone Wars.

darkagent
12-13-2008, 05:43 PM
For all you Lego guys, I found the new Indy Flying Wing and SW ATT and Clone Trooper BP at Monrovia TRU today. Best part was that they rang up at the suggested retail price. No extra dollar or two markup that TRU usually charges. I'd normally get them at the Lego store, but they've been getting these new sets much later than TRU and just couldn't wait.

Ji'dai
12-13-2008, 06:10 PM
For all you Lego guys, I found the new Indy Flying Wing and SW ATT and Clone Trooper BP at Monrovia TRU today. Awesome! I was hoping the new Indy sets would appear before Christmas. And naturally, I drove by TRU without stopping this afternoon thinking they wouldn't have anything worthwhile. If these sets are in the ad tomorrow, I'm going.

Jango Speck
12-13-2008, 07:13 PM
Target Burbank looks pathetic these days. I hope they stock up before Xmas- for the kids' sake of course.

Saw the Cars tumbleweed McQueen today- really dumb. Why would they paint tumbleweeds green?

I'm selling a Jango Fett mini-bust and Anakin Skywalker animated maquette if anyone is interested.

My Kotobukiya R2/3PO should arrive Monday, best $49 I've ever spent!

CrunchyNug
12-16-2008, 06:06 PM
I got a few Transformers from HTS today. The exclusive Dragstrip and the repaint G1 Starscream. I really love these two.

Commtech
12-16-2008, 06:13 PM
I got a few Transformers from HTS today. The exclusive Dragstrip and the repaint G1 Starscream. I really love these two.


Cool!


Hey, does everyone know that KayBee is closing for good? Well, they are. Every single store. Bye-bye KayBee. It's a shame.:cry:

darkagent
12-16-2008, 07:45 PM
Cool!


Hey, does everyone know that KayBee is closing for good? Well, they are. Every single store. Bye-bye KayBee. It's a shame.:cry:

It's a shame. As a kid, I remember there'd be 2 or 3 toy stores in the mall. Plus the department stores would also have a toy department. Now there are none.

Jango Speck
12-16-2008, 08:20 PM
Cool!


Hey, does everyone know that KayBee is closing for good? Well, they are. Every single store. Bye-bye KayBee. It's a shame.:cry:

So that means Chubby13 won't have his backdoor supplier anymore. :cry:

While I hate the lack of competition for Target, TRU, etc, KB has sucked for years. Their prices are ridonculous and their stores are ghettos most of the time. The holiday KB stores are an even bigger insult. I miss the Glendale FAO Schwartz.

RUSHBOY
12-16-2008, 10:30 PM
Big bad toy store and Amazon.com both have the BMF's for under 100 bucks !! I also went to 2 walmarts and they too have it for 99.99 !!
If anyone still needs one now's a good time !
:thumbsup:

darkagent
12-17-2008, 01:35 AM
Big bad toy store and Amazon.com both have the BMF's for under 100 bucks !! I also went to 2 walmarts and they too have it for 99.99 !!
If anyone still needs one now's a good time !
:thumbsup:

That figures. I finally broke down and got one from Hasbrotoyshop a couple weeks ago for $120, thinking that was the lowest it could get. Now it's even lower. :(

Commtech
12-17-2008, 02:05 AM
So that means Chubby13 won't have his backdoor supplier anymore. :cry:



Actually, that's going to be good for his business. No competition plus he'll be able to sell ALL kinds of toys now, which he couldn't do before because of mall regulations. Part of Kaybee's contract with the mall was that they would be the only toy store in there with no competition. Chubby13's was not considered competition for KayBee because it is a "collectibles" store.:cross-eye

K M Toydarian
12-17-2008, 02:48 AM
Actually, that's going to be good for his business. No competition plus he'll be able to sell ALL kinds of toys now, which he couldn't do before because of mall regulations. Part of Kaybee's contract with the mall was that they would be the only toy store in there with no competition. Chubby13's was not considered competition for KayBee because it is a "collectibles" store.:cross-eye
Great! All we need are more overpriced toys. Anyone see the Office this week? Princess Unicorn dolls on sale for 200 bucks at Chubby13's store!:grin:
Haven't bought much lately. Nothing I really need to have. Might get the TRU bust up sets if I see em though.

Jango Speck
12-17-2008, 02:49 AM
Actually, that's going to be good for his business. No competition plus he'll be able to sell ALL kinds of toys now, which he couldn't do before because of mall regulations. Part of Kaybee's contract with the mall was that they would be the only toy store in there with no competition. Chubby13's was not considered competition for KayBee because it is a "collectibles" store.:cross-eye

That must explain why Suncoast had such weird toy selections. What the F is the city's obsession with signing deals of "no-compete" with retailers? Vons/Pavilions made the city sign the same agreements, so when their stores close down, no other grocery stores can open up in their place. And without competition, in a crappy mall, KB still sucked. Good riddance. I'm sure this happens in other cities, but it sucks. Honestly, I'm surprised TRU is still in business. Thank god I'm more or less done with retail collecting.

Jango Speck
12-17-2008, 02:50 AM
Great! All we need are more overpriced toys. Anyone see the Office this week? Princess Unicorn dolls on sale for 200 bucks at Chubby13's store!:grin:
Haven't bought much lately. Nothing I really need to have. Might get the TRU bust up sets if I see em though.

Those Bust-Ups are easy to find- and plentiful. Don't get them confused for the keychains though. :D

K M Toydarian
12-17-2008, 03:29 AM
Those Bust-Ups are easy to find- and plentiful. Don't get them confused for the keychains though. :D
The Clone Wars keychains are actually decent for what they are, but the OT series are just BAD. They look like bootlegs. Are the Clone bust ups the same sculpts as the animated series and Saesee set clones from years back? I kind of want to support the new ones so GG will make more in the future.

Ji'dai
12-17-2008, 09:32 PM
For all you Lego guys, I found the new Indy Flying Wing and SW ATT and Clone Trooper BP at Monrovia TRU today. Best part was that they rang up at the suggested retail price. No extra dollar or two markup that TRU usually charges. I'd normally get them at the Lego store, but they've been getting these new sets much later than TRU and just couldn't wait. Can you post the UPC for the Flying Wing?

figrin bran
12-18-2008, 12:51 AM
Just out of curiosity, have any of you found DCUC wave 5 in Walmart? It seems like none of it has hit the LA area WM's.

bikerscout
12-18-2008, 04:22 AM
That figures. I finally broke down and got one from Hasbrotoyshop a couple weeks ago for $120, thinking that was the lowest it could get. Now it's even lower. :(


I paid about what you paid. And even at 149.99 the BMF is worth every penny. Be glad u got it less than retail and that you don't live in Europe. I think they had to pay double or triple our price. :yes:

I haven't been to the stores recently, but can't wait to see that hound/ravage!!!

Quick poll: What version/exclusive of The Dark Knight dvd/BR did everyone get last week?? I got the steelbook case at F.Y.E. I love it. BB screwed everyone who preordered TDK posters by giving them out early, when they were supposed to wait till midnight Mon./Tues. day. Glad I skipped BB, even though i did preorder. Went the next day and got my deposit back.

Maradona
12-18-2008, 07:49 AM
Just out of curiosity, have any of you found DCUC wave 5 in Walmart? It seems like none of it has hit the LA area WM's.

I saw half that wave at Pico Rivera WM last month, but skipped them. Haven"t seen them since.

toonimator
12-18-2008, 02:11 PM
Finally got out to Burbank Target again, haven't been in a week or so. All the CW3D figures are gone, just piles of TLC and maybe some leftover SL (by "piles" I mostly mean "tons of Wave 3" since there were around 4 or 5 Faies there at 10am). Comic Packs are still in the back, not being stocked leaving now one Marvel Mandie and one Xizor/Cankle lonely on the peg.

Target's decided to hide the fact that Mattel's (or Target's own) distribution sucks on DCUC figures by removing the tags entirely and popping in various JLU/DCIH tags, filling the pegs with tons of 3-packs & basics that don't seem to move. Reminds me of when they eliminated Marvel Legends pegs awhile back, dashing any hopes of finding any of the cool variants from the MODOK wave (or even the wave itself!) in a store that doesn't have a dozen scalpers on their payroll like TRU or KB.


I wasn't there shopping for myself though, so I managed to talk myself outta buying the Obi-Wan/212th BP. There were tons of Titaniums, had to talk myself out of getting the Z-95 Headhunter (for now) and the P-38 Starfighter (forever, since I plan to get the 3.75"-scale one). Both looked pretty neat. Lots of CW3D Anakin Starfighters and Dagger Squadron B-wings to go around, too.

bikerscout
12-18-2008, 06:56 PM
guess no one likes TDK. oh well

Turbowars
12-18-2008, 07:24 PM
guess no one likes TDK. oh wellTake the stupid guy in the rubber suit out of the movie and it would had been awesome.

JediTricks
12-18-2008, 07:28 PM
Found Clone Wars wave 3 minus Dooku and Ventress at Culver City Target yesterday. Good wave, I like all the figures that I got, except 3PO who is only ok.


Quick poll: What version/exclusive of The Dark Knight dvd/BR did everyone get last week?? I got the steelbook case at F.Y.E. I love it. BB screwed everyone who preordered TDK posters by giving them out early, when they were supposed to wait till midnight Mon./Tues. day. Glad I skipped BB, even though i did preorder. Went the next day and got my deposit back.non-special-edition Blu-Ray. I was going to buy it at Target, but they were sold out, all they had was their SE blu-ray for $5 more that had the ridiculous half-mask packaging.

RUSHBOY
12-18-2008, 08:08 PM
Just out of curiosity, have any of you found DCUC wave 5 in Walmart? It seems like none of it has hit the LA area WM's.
I found all 5 figures last week at Upland WM, I was in shock that they had them as they are impossible to find !! My favorites are the Eradicator and the Riddler is a close 2nd !!
:thumbsup:

darkagent
12-18-2008, 09:16 PM
Crenshaw Walmart today had the Transformers Animated Shockwave.

figrin bran
12-18-2008, 09:49 PM
guess no one likes TDK. oh well

Hey, how about giving us a few hours to respond to your informal poll? :p

For the record, I got the Target mask.

bikerscout
12-19-2008, 05:23 AM
Nope. Answers must be posted within one hour of the poll's opening. :whip:

TW -- sound like a Balehater. My only gripe with the performance was Batman's voice. They electronically altered it to make it lower/deeper and it came out terrible. Why not just use the regular voice? It worked for BB. Other than that his acting was fine.

Chaddymac
12-19-2008, 10:05 AM
I don't know which version I got, but it was free and came with a card from Barry Meyer. I love my job.

sentry
12-19-2008, 12:02 PM
I don't know which version I got, but it was free and came with a card from Barry Meyer. I love my job.


You got one of the Sh**ty one disc version from Barry, thanks Barry for giving me the bare bones edition..... What with all the millions of dollars the movie made you guys.

I picked mine up at the Warner Bros. on lot store Blu-Ray for $19.

Chaddymac
12-19-2008, 01:50 PM
You got one of the Sh**ty one disc version from Barry, thanks Barry for giving me the bare bones edition..... What with all the millions of dollars the movie made you guys.

I picked mine up at the Warner Bros. on lot store Blu-Ray for $19.
Yeah, well - if it means I get to keep my job in this ****ty economy AND get a free DVD, I don't mind if they sent me the cheap version. I mean, honestly - the whole disc format will be obsolete in 5 years anyway.

bikerscout
12-19-2008, 07:59 PM
very funny chaddy and sentry. You can't beat free. Question to ask for u wb guys - if they had it at the lot store, would u guys scoop up the Kubrick 5 movie box set that was released last year for me? need to scrape up the dough for it, but want it badly. thx.

Chaddymac
12-19-2008, 08:06 PM
I've never seen anything like that there, but if they have that there, I'd be happy to pick it up for you.

Has anyone seen the Target Ultimate BPs? I haven't seen so much as a shelf tag and I've been hitting once or twice a week for three weeks at three different targets.

bikerscout
12-19-2008, 08:27 PM
thanx. :)


I saw some UBPs about a week and a half ago. Probably harder to find now b/c of xmas traffic. I've read that some stores -in the valley i think- are already clearancing them. If i'm wrong -it's the targets out in the inland empire.

Chaddymac
12-19-2008, 09:05 PM
Hmm - thanks. Worth checking, I guess.

CrunchyNug
12-19-2008, 10:21 PM
I definitely haven't seen UBP's in last year's numbers at all. Most of my sightings have been at NoHo Target by the way. The most I've ever seen at one time was 2 Tatooine and 1 Christophis. They're usually on the end-caps. The GI Joe UBP's are out in much larger numbers though. Have you tried the old DPCI trick?

JediTricks
12-19-2008, 11:33 PM
Burbank TRU had the Ep 2 Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Ring for $24.98, down ten bucks from the original price. Since I also had the TRU 20% off coupon in my wallet, I ended up buying it, $19.98. :D

NoHo Target had a lone CW Dooku, I bought him.

Burbank Target had great shame, and no CW figures whatsoever. Burbank TRU had some CW Codys and some other stuff.

Chaddymac
12-20-2008, 01:25 AM
I definitely haven't seen UBP's in last year's numbers at all. Most of my sightings have been at NoHo Target by the way. The most I've ever seen at one time was 2 Tatooine and 1 Christophis. They're usually on the end-caps. The GI Joe UBP's are out in much larger numbers though. Have you tried the old DPCI trick?
I've wanted to, but I have no idea what the DCPI is.

darkagent
12-20-2008, 09:41 AM
I've never seen anything like that there, but if they have that there, I'd be happy to pick it up for you.

Has anyone seen the Target Ultimate BPs? I haven't seen so much as a shelf tag and I've been hitting once or twice a week for three weeks at three different targets.

I just saw them on an end cap at La Cienega Target yesterday. I think there were at least 2 or 3 of each UBP.

Jango Speck
12-20-2008, 02:01 PM
Anyone have an extra Leia Mighty Mugg? It can be loose (if in new condition). My daughter wants one now, and they have disappeared from retail or online.

sentry
12-20-2008, 02:15 PM
very funny chaddy and sentry. You can't beat free. Question to ask for u wb guys - if they had it at the lot store, would u guys scoop up the Kubrick 5 movie box set that was released last year for me? need to scrape up the dough for it, but want it badly. thx.

I picked that up when it came out, it was a good price, ( i believe around $28), I will check to see if it is there next time i am in the store. I wish they had made it in a blu ray set though. You have to buy them single.

Jango Speck
12-20-2008, 07:41 PM
Chubby13's Burbank store is GONE!

bikerscout
12-20-2008, 08:18 PM
I picked that up when it came out, it was a good price, ( i believe around $28), I will check to see if it is there next time i am in the store. I wish they had made it in a blu ray set though. You have to buy them single.

thx man. you're awesome!!

Chaddymac
12-20-2008, 10:10 PM
Thanks, Darkagent. That's the closest I've come. Saw the sarlaac and was official turned off by it. The Christophsis set was already gone, though. So, still looking.

And yeah - the Joe pack is getting way better distro (or just isn't as popular). I hit 4 Targets total today. Ugh.

K M Toydarian
12-20-2008, 10:12 PM
Chubby13's Burbank store is GONE!
Gosh, KB gone, "halo 13" (chubby13's store), Suncoast all gone. Mervyns out of business - they had a small toy section most of the year.
Not much in the way of toys or collectibles left at that mall. It's enough to make you sign up at the Army Recruiting store. (Of course, no offense to our troops, and all the love and support to them and their families this holiday- thank you. But I do think the Army "store" is kinda funny.)

Saw the Sarlaac set at NoHo the other day (only one). So cheap looking and no new figs for me to get another skiff. So much cheaper than last years UBPs. The clone set I like, but am not doing much Clone Wars stuff, besides the Costco ATTE.

figrin bran
12-20-2008, 11:33 PM
Did you all know that TRU has a rewards card program (not a credit card)? https://rewardsrus.toysrus.com/index.cfm

Since we all make purchases there all year long, we might as well get some money back on our purchases.

Commtech
12-21-2008, 01:33 AM
Chubby13's Burbank store is GONE!

What?! You do know he moved upstairs across from Kay-Bee where Sam Goody was, right? Or is that gone too?

Jango Speck
12-21-2008, 03:14 AM
What?! You do know he moved upstairs across from Kay-Bee where Sam Goody was, right? Or is that gone too?

Hmmm...didn't know that. Saw KB, but never noticed Chubby's shop. The old Sam Goody spot is pretty big if I remember- does he have more stuff now?

CrunchyNug
12-21-2008, 11:42 AM
Chubby 13 has not only moved, but he's expanded!!! There's definitely more stuff up there now. I think there are a few tables in the back for card games too. He must be doing something right. He DID make that "Hasbro" comment when I ran into him scalping in NoHo last week. Also, Wormser from Burbank TRU has been known to "deal" with Chubby13 himself, and has told me the same thing to me about the Hasbro account. But is any of it true???

Chaddymac
12-21-2008, 01:43 PM
I'm lost, Crunch - what Hasbro account comment?

Jango Speck
12-21-2008, 09:19 PM
Checked out the new Halo13 tonight- it's nice and big- but still just another scalper shop. However, this is the first time I've been there that he had NOTHING interesting from SW.

Tycho
12-22-2008, 01:33 PM
2 New Grand Admiral Thrawn figures for sale or trade at cost.

I just got 2 Karrde / Thrawn 2-packs at Wal-Mart (they also had the Breha Organa wave).

I wish to keep the Karrde figures and will sell Thrawn at exactly half the price. I will ship him loose or send the whole comic pack, slightly opened so I can remove the Karrde figure. It's your choice. I think Bikerscout was interested, but I'd need to go back and review several pages of posts to remember exactly who asked. So PM me and I'm also going to research this thread to see if certain folks here have first dibs on the offer. I'll PM Bikerscout.

Anyway, Wal-Mart also had the Galactic Heroes from the new Clone Wars Animated Series, and I'm tempted to get them. What the heck do I need THEM for?! I don't know but I won't be surprised if I buy like 5 of those CW 2 packs in the near future (or more). :rolleyes:

Stupid...

Turbowars
12-22-2008, 05:21 PM
Nope. Answers must be posted within one hour of the poll's opening. :whip:

TW -- sound like a Balehater. My only gripe with the performance was Batman's voice. They electronically altered it to make it lower/deeper and it came out terrible. Why not just use the regular voice? It worked for BB. Other than that his acting was fine.
Nah, Bale is a great actor, I just think the the character is as lame as they come. The suit looks ridiculous and yeah the voice thing just didn't make any sense.

JediTricks
12-22-2008, 05:28 PM
The voice thing in TDK was because Christian Bale forgot how he did the voice in BB, it's an unusual growl and he couldn't remember how to replicate it.

Jango Speck
12-22-2008, 07:20 PM
I loved everything in BB and TDK, except the leading ladies. The only thing I didn't like was how the batmobile turned into a motorcycle. TDK was about acting, music and story: gadgets and vehicles didn't interest me at all, and I didn't miss them. Too bad I couldn't say the same thing for Quantum of Solace.

I'm gradually whittling down my old figure collection, and am cutting my loose army by 1/3. Next up is prequel vehicles, and Cars die-cast: those have got to go.

I'm sad that Indy 4 sucked, because there really weren't any stand-out must-have Indy statues this year- IMO. Think I'll get the Noble Collection medallion, and maybe seek out one of those really nice prop-replica golden idols, but that's about it.

bikerscout
12-22-2008, 08:04 PM
The voice thing in TDK was because Christian Bale forgot how he did the voice in BB, it's an unusual growl and he couldn't remember how to replicate it.


couldn't remember how he did the voice in the biggest movie series of his career?? He's constantly changing his accents and deceiving people -expert in that. But he can't redo the BB voice?? Was that the reason he stated? Gimme a break. extra weak

speck - the batmobile for this new series really has nothing to do with the classic/old school ride -completely new and different military vehicle. The tumbler. Following this train of thought - it doesn't really turn into a 'motorcycle' - rather an escape pod/vehicle for the tumbler = the batpod. I thought this was one of the coolest parts of the movie. I mean it was hit with a tankbusting rocket launcher for godsakes!!

JediTricks
12-23-2008, 07:29 PM
couldn't remember how he did the voice in the biggest movie series of his career?? He's constantly changing his accents and deceiving people -expert in that. But he can't redo the BB voice?? Was that the reason he stated? Gimme a break. extra weakThat was the problem, since he filmed BB, he's done so many new accents and voice styles that he lost his Batman, which if you think about it, he didn't use all that much in the film. I've had a few voices I worked on for a little while that I lost in time as well.

bikerscout
12-24-2008, 03:47 AM
That was the problem, since he filmed BB, he's done so many new accents and voice styles that he lost his Batman, which if you think about it, he didn't use all that much in the film. I've had a few voices I worked on for a little while that I lost in time as well.


i'm not a voice actor or talent but I'll take your word for it - no pun intended :pleased:

Tycho
12-26-2008, 05:16 AM
I think just seeing Christian Bale be himself in the Batman costume and as Bruce would have been fine.

Back on topic: when I bought those Karrde / Thrawn comic packs, I'd actually forgotten that I'd ordered them from Hasbro Toy Shop.

Well I got my package from HTS with my receipt that said it included 2 Karrde / Thrawn packs, but they sent me 2 Leia / Xizor packs! :rolleyes:
I'm just going to return them and ask for my money back. I'll keep the Quinlan / Faie set that I got, though I'll probably offer Faie up for trade as a single. I haven't decided yet.

I can still work the same deal with Bikerscout, but due to Christmas, I haven't done anything about that. So Biker - PM me and we'll get started.

bikerscout
12-26-2008, 06:47 AM
replied to your first pm :yes:

Chaddymac
12-26-2008, 10:12 AM
I think just seeing Christian Bale be himself in the Batman costume and as Bruce would have been fine.

Back on topic: when I bought those Karrde / Thrawn comic packs, I'd actually forgotten that I'd ordered them from Hasbro Toy Shop.

Well I got my package from HTS with my receipt that said it included 2 Karrde / Thrawn packs, but they sent me 2 Leia / Xizor packs! :rolleyes:
I'm just going to return them and ask for my money back. I'll keep the Quinlan / Faie set that I got, though I'll probably offer Faie up for trade as a single. I haven't decided yet.

I can still work the same deal with Bikerscout, but due to Christmas, I haven't done anything about that. So Biker - PM me and we'll get started.
I had a problem with my order, too. I ordered the latest wave of TF Univ. Classics and got everything EXCEPT they sent me two Starscreams instead of Cyclonus. They refunded me my money, though, and let me keep the extra Starscream (since they are now out of stock on Cyclonus) so I'm not too mad. I'm giving Screamer to a friend for the Holiday. Though... I was really looking forward to Cyclonus.

JediTricks
12-28-2008, 05:21 PM
I think just seeing Christian Bale be himself in the Batman costume and as Bruce would have been fine.Honestly, the intensity he brought to the scene with him and Flass, and the "gotta make sure Rachel doesn't know who I am" voice on the subway stairs, those voices really did make a huge impact as the character, they are almost as much a part of movie Batman for me as the costume, and it's a shame that they weren't part of The Dark Knight. But Batman himself was probably the weakest point of the film for me anyway, so it's not a huge loss IMO.

Maradona
12-30-2008, 07:58 PM
This hobby has several unique words and phrases to describe aspects of it: scalpers, hot wheelers, etc. and of these terms, swapper is the subject of my little tale. I've noticed what may be a new low to this form of thievery. While at Pico Rivera WM and Target this weekend, I noticed that both stores had DC Direct figures. I had seen this before, but never bothered to pick a figure up to see what it cost. They rang up at just over $11, but they did not come up as figures or anything related. I checked the UPC code, which was a sticker covering up the preprinted code on the card. Then it dawned on me that maybe UPC codes may be being swapped too. Has anyone else noticed this?

Also over the weekend, at ER Target, I saw the latest wave of Saga Legends/Greatest Hits or whatever they're called these days. A couple of collectors got there before me, but neither of them had the Snowtrooper, which is probably the only one I'd buy a few of. The rest of the figures were there when I left.

darkagent
12-30-2008, 09:47 PM
I checked the UPC code, which was a sticker covering up the preprinted code on the card. Then it dawned on me that maybe UPC codes are being swapped too. Has anyone else noticed this?

I don't think there was anything "bad" going on here. I think the sticker is legit. Since the printed UPC is for direct sales (comic shop), another UPC was probably needed for retail. $11 is also cheaper than direct sales, which is about $15.

JediTricks
12-31-2008, 03:39 AM
WM Porter Ranch had comic packs Thrawn & Talon Karrde, and Leia & Xizor. They also had Transformers Universe Cheetor & Hound, whom I bought at the low, low price of $7.77 a piece.

TRU Porter Ranch had the Diamond Select quarter-scale Darth Maul. This thing looks really poor in the packaging, the front of the box is ultra plain and the figure disappears in his black outer cloak. His try-me is just 1 quiet line of dialogue sampled from the film, not even a master version.

K M Toydarian
12-31-2008, 07:49 AM
WM Porter Ranch had comic packs Thrawn & Talon Karrde, and Leia & Xizor. They also had Transformers Universe Cheetor & Hound, whom I bought at the low, low price of $7.77 a piece.

TRU Porter Ranch had the Diamond Select quarter-scale Darth Maul. This thing looks really poor in the packaging, the front of the box is ultra plain and the figure disappears in his black outer cloak. His try-me is just 1 quiet line of dialogue sampled from the film, not even a master version.
Saw Maul 1/4 scale in person at Cornerstore comics in Anaheim yesterday. It was a sample and they said they would get them in Friday. Then saw them at a nearby TRU. Cheaper at the comic shop though. (79.99 at TRU).
In person it was pretty heavy and nicely done. The saber is magnetic to make a damaged one. Clothing isn't too bad, and considering how other prices have gone up, it's pretty good. Haven't bought many 90 dollar sideshow lately. Compared to the Sideshow premium format, which the comic shop had on display, is looks toy-ish. But I might bite on it.
I have a few Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie 1/4 scale figures from years back I got cheap at Spencer's Gifts in order to customize some Star Wars. The new ones are the same body, so I will get a couple. Old Obi Wan for sure!
Picked up the Bust up 3 packs finally at TRU though. Wanted to support them at retail so GG will continue the line.

didgeboy
12-31-2008, 12:44 PM
Does any one know of any HTS codes right now. Holiday25 is no good.

JediTricks
12-31-2008, 03:59 PM
The 1/4 from DST is really toy-styled though, paint and sculpting and hands and accessories are all more "Hasbro" than "Sideshow". For $80, that's ridiculous IMO. I'm balking at Sideshow for that price, and they're delivering significant improvements in all those areas, not to mention better tailoring, without a generic body that doesn't fit the scale for short characters like Maul.


BTW, that same TRU had the new Battlestar Galactica figures, specifically Lee Adama, a Cylon, and Starbuck in flight suit. Starbuck's likeness is sorta there, but I don't see it on Lee at all. Lee and the Cylon were sporting silver TRU-exclusive stickers on the bubble. $13 a pop was too rich for my blood. Maybe 2 years ago I would have pulled that trigger, but now I'm much more selective.

JodyB
12-31-2008, 06:39 PM
Just thought I would let you guys know some little Burbank news...

TRU is moving into where Linens and Things was in the Empire Center and next door where Shoe Pavilion was is going to be a Baby's R Us.

Chaddymac
12-31-2008, 06:56 PM
Just thought I would let you guys know some little Burbank news...

TRU is moving into where Linens and Things was in the Empire Center and next door where Shoe Pavilion was is going to be a Baby's R Us.
The same Empire Center with the Target?

JodyB
12-31-2008, 08:49 PM
yes the same Empire Center

figrin bran
12-31-2008, 09:28 PM
Wow, one stop shopping for Plumber Bob and Hootie!

Commtech
12-31-2008, 10:30 PM
Just thought I would let you guys know some little Burbank news...

TRU is moving into where Linens and Things was in the Empire Center and next door where Shoe Pavilion was is going to be a Baby's R Us.

Great news! Well, except that TRU is like 1 minute or less away from my house right now and when they move it'll be like 5 minutes.:stupid:lol:D

bikerscout
12-31-2008, 10:56 PM
hopefully that move helps out collectors more than scalpers.

Joe freaks: LF TRU had two cobra bazooka troopers and 3 or so Paravipers. They also had a Resolute duke. Pretty cool. Too bad no wraiths. :mad:

Saw the 1/4 scale Maul. Looked ok, even though Maul was listed at 1.75 meters tall. He's not that tall is he? I remember my Anakin character key said he was 1.83 m. Maul as tall as Anakin? aaa not quite. A 1/4 Qui-gonn would be cool.

figrin bran
01-01-2009, 12:42 AM
hopefully that move helps out collectors more than scalpers.

Joe freaks: LF TRU had two cobra bazooka troopers and 3 or so Paravipers. They also had a Resolute duke. Pretty cool. Too bad no wraiths. :mad:

Saw the 1/4 scale Maul. Looked ok, even though Maul was listed at 1.75 meters tall. He's not that tall is he? I remember my Anakin character key said he was 1.83 m. Maul as tall as Anakin? aaa not quite. A 1/4 Qui-gonn would be cool.

So did you stash those Joes or do I have to continue to use my amateur collecting skills to hunt for that Resolute Duke? :p

bikerscout
01-01-2009, 04:15 PM
sorry. didnt stash. I put the duke toward the back of pegs though. Got distracted with a phone call - thought people had paravipe and bazooka -i at least could've stashed the duke im sorry.

figrin bran
01-01-2009, 09:03 PM
Don't worry about it, bikerscout. I already have plenty of Para Vipers but you can never have enough!

Commtech
01-02-2009, 11:43 AM
2 cases of the resolute Joes are hanging right now on the pegs of Burbank Target. Sorry, didnt have time to stash as I was already late for a job.

Jango Speck
01-02-2009, 08:53 PM
Just thought I would let you guys know some little Burbank news...

TRU is moving into where Linens and Things was in the Empire Center and next door where Shoe Pavilion was is going to be a Baby's R Us.

Well, then it's a combo store like Los Feliz. We've been waiting years for this- when's it gonna happen?

P.S. Now I can't claim to need to go to OSH for home improvement as a cover for checking out TRU. Good thing my retail days are all but over.

Chaddymac
01-03-2009, 10:32 AM
Well, then it's a combo store like Los Feliz. We've been waiting years for this- when's it gonna happen?

P.S. Now I can't claim to need to go to OSH for home improvement as a cover for checking out TRU. Good thing my retail days are all but over.
Why can't you claim that? You afraid you're gonna get followed? Does Hasbro have your phones tapped? Hahahhahaha.

I don't know why I think that's funny.

Maradona
01-03-2009, 12:31 PM
Carson Target had 2 BMFs on clearance for $99.

Commtech
01-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Well, then it's a combo store like Los Feliz. We've been waiting years for this- when's it gonna happen?

P.S. Now I can't claim to need to go to OSH for home improvement as a cover for checking out TRU. Good thing my retail days are all but over.


Why can't you claim that? You afraid you're gonna get followed? Does Hasbro have your phones tapped? Hahahhahaha.

I don't know why I think that's funny.

He's talking about an excuse to give to his wife. You would have to be married to understand.:yes:

JodyB
01-03-2009, 09:40 PM
Well, then it's a combo store like Los Feliz. We've been waiting years for this- when's it gonna happen?

P.S. Now I can't claim to need to go to OSH for home improvement as a cover for checking out TRU. Good thing my retail days are all but over.

You got Lowes for that now! And take her to Ulta...

Chaddymac
01-03-2009, 09:43 PM
He's talking about an excuse to give to his wife. You would have to be married to understand.:yes:
In that case, he'll have a lot more excuses in a shopping center that big.

And I still think it's funny.

JediTricks
01-04-2009, 03:48 AM
Saw the 1/4 scale Maul. Looked ok, even though Maul was listed at 1.75 meters tall. He's not that tall is he? I remember my Anakin character key said he was 1.83 m. Maul as tall as Anakin? aaa not quite. A 1/4 Qui-gonn would be cool.1.75m is accurate, that's only 5' 9" tall, Ray Park is about that tall.

Anakin on Wookieepedia and SW.com is listed as 1.85m, that's 6' 1" tall, which is roughly accurate for Hayden.

Jango Speck
01-05-2009, 12:07 AM
Target had Mighty Muggs on sale for $8.97, so I picked up Tarkin. The SW aisle has been reset/moved.

bikerscout
01-05-2009, 01:03 AM
1.75m is accurate, that's only 5' 9" tall, Ray Park is about that tall.

Anakin on Wookieepedia and SW.com is listed as 1.85m, that's 6' 1" tall, which is roughly accurate for Hayden.


that's cool. Wonder what chewie and Qui-gon are listed at? And solo, palpy and....

Turbowars
01-06-2009, 06:48 PM
Happy to new year to all you guys. So when will the new Hasbro Cantina wave hit? I'm so out of the loop I have no idea.

Anyone interested in the 1st Animated CW figures/ sets and all kinds of ships? I hung on to a few items but 90% of the stuff is gone.

Commtech
01-07-2009, 11:21 AM
Happy New Year, Turbo!

JediTricks
01-07-2009, 12:34 PM
Happy New Year to you Turbo!

That wave is due in this month.

I'm still interested in the Saga Landspeeder, we never got together but we should.

bikerscout
01-13-2009, 12:30 AM
you mean to tell me the top pro collectors like Bluesnags and Crunchy haven't found the snowtrooper or tlc ANH wave yet?!?!?!?!? :rolleyes:

Chaddymac
01-13-2009, 10:05 AM
you mean to tell me the top pro collectors like Bluesnags and Crunchy haven't found the snowtrooper or tlc ANH wave yet?!?!?!?!? :rolleyes:
Ha.

Checking in to see if anyone's recently seen the Christophsis battle pack in the LA/Burbank area. The locater tool on target.com is flawed. I saw a bucketload of them in St. Louis when I was there over the holidays, but I couldn't fit it in my luggage so I left it behind. Now I'm wondering if I shouldn't have bought it and shipped it...

Tycho
01-13-2009, 02:51 PM
Is the Christophis one with Anakin on a STAP facing a battle droid also on a STAP?

Those are sitting at my Wal-Mart. Probably only 3 of them or so, though.

Chaddymac
01-13-2009, 03:14 PM
In a way, yes. But I meant the UBP. That's the one with the AAT and the AT-RT with Anakin, some clones, and some droids.

BlueSnags
01-13-2009, 03:51 PM
Ha.

Checking in to see if anyone's recently seen the Christophsis battle pack in the LA/Burbank area. The locater tool on target.com is flawed. I saw a bucketload of them in St. Louis when I was there over the holidays, but I couldn't fit it in my luggage so I left it behind. Now I'm wondering if I shouldn't have bought it and shipped it...


Chaddy, NoHo Target had one on Sunday.

-Snags

BlueSnags
01-13-2009, 03:56 PM
you mean to tell me the top pro collectors like Bluesnags and Crunchy haven't found the snowtrooper or tlc ANH wave yet?!?!?!?!? :rolleyes:


Found the Snowtrooper wave today at Burbank Target. Picked up the Sandtrooper (clean/black pauldron) but passed on the Snowtrooper. It looked the same as the VOTC Snowtrooper, and I have about 20 of those guys already. Is this Snowtrooper different? I'll probably pick one up next time if it is. Stashed the other clean black pauldron Sandtrooper - PM me if interested.

No sign of the ANH wave yet. Looking forward to them, though.

-Snags

bikerscout
01-13-2009, 10:23 PM
i knew it. Living up to his collector rank. :pleased: How many snowtroop did they have? I wonder if wally will get these in too, so i don't have to pay $8.50+ a figure

600th page! woohoo!! :thumbsup:

JediTricks
01-14-2009, 04:25 PM
Ha.

Checking in to see if anyone's recently seen the Christophsis battle pack in the LA/Burbank area. The locater tool on target.com is flawed. I saw a bucketload of them in St. Louis when I was there over the holidays, but I couldn't fit it in my luggage so I left it behind. Now I'm wondering if I shouldn't have bought it and shipped it...
Spotted it at West Hollywood Target and Culver City Target (the one on Rodeo & La Cienega) within the last week or so.

Ando
01-14-2009, 06:22 PM
Are there any new discount codes for HTS right now?

MicroJow
01-14-2009, 07:36 PM
smile8 gives 10% off - just used it today on some Marvel & SW Muggs.

SW2009 gives 10% off SW products only.

- J

Ando
01-15-2009, 11:30 AM
Thank you!

Commtech
01-15-2009, 05:57 PM
Found several things on clearance at different Targets today for 75% off. Got the Falcon for 34.98 and the Lego Star Destroyer for 24.98. Wooooooot!!!!!

Tycho
01-15-2009, 07:50 PM
The BMF for under $40? You have to be kidding!

Commtech
01-15-2009, 11:16 PM
The BMF for under $40? You have to be kidding!

Yep... no kidding here. Plumber Bob beat me to the only 3 at the store, but gave me one with the thrashed/opened box. What a guy! :) k/d!