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Commtech
01-26-2011, 10:59 AM
Hey dudes, I'm in search of another TRON Kevin Flynn WHITE identity disc. I would really like to have one sealed in package now and the one I have I already opened (couldn't resist). If you see one, please stash. Thanks!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/2011-01-12_14-55-45_460.jpg

bikerscout
01-27-2011, 01:29 AM
on all my last Target or Wally runs - haven't seen that one Commtech. I'll let u know if I do.

Tycho
01-27-2011, 05:33 AM
Who is in Waves 4 and 5? Nevermind. I just saw the pics on RS.

I'm buying only 3 figures out of all of them:

2 Padme Outland Peasant Disguise figures
1 Yoda

Not much to hunt down from these. I could wait for HasbroToyShop to offer them.

Meanwhile, I have to see if there's any new Clone Wars or Transformers, lest I don't need to go to any of the stores.

bikerscout
02-01-2011, 07:52 AM
holy upgrade Batman!!! :shocked:

DarkKnight4516
02-01-2011, 12:23 PM
Found captain lock at kmart a few days back. any signs of 4 and 5.......... all the shelves are all full of fodder.

JediTricks
02-01-2011, 03:39 PM
Nuthin' at Glendale Target.

Just a warning, stay far, far away from Star Mazda in Glendale, they'll rook you for repairs. I'm out $110 just so they can quote me $1300 - $1600 for a HORN repair and to fix a shorted wire in a part they'd already be replacing anyway!!! They have a bad reputation online already, but they're the only Mazda dealership on this side of town and airbag stuff supposedly has to go through them. (The Mazda mechanic in Atwater says otherwise, but I didn't find this out until after I was told otherwise by a few places.)

Jango Speck
02-01-2011, 11:11 PM
Holy carp- the right side ads are really annoying- what is that like 1/3 of the page? Now I have to scroll more to read the posts. Thanks.

bikerscout
02-02-2011, 03:33 AM
I don't like that either Speck. One of the first things I noticed.

JediTricks
02-02-2011, 02:54 PM
Holy carp- the right side ads are really annoying- what is that like 1/3 of the page? Now I have to scroll more to read the posts. Thanks.
ADS plural? There's only 1 ad that I'm seeing. I would suggest letting Steve know what you think in his poll thread about the site redesign.

bikerscout
02-03-2011, 07:13 AM
ok, it's the "latest news" box, which nearly looks like an ad from the headlines about products. It's just not as pretty as before. Latest news should just be kept on the homepage.

heard that some aotc showed up in glendale? :confused:

Tycho
02-03-2011, 07:55 AM
At Target I got the new Clone Wars figures:

Hevy in Training Armor
New Obi-Wan (x 2 I think)
New Cad Bane with Techno Service Droid
Ahsoka's R7 Droid

I missed Hondo Ohnaka if he's shipping. I could use one more - which my SD trading buddy Tony owes me anyway.

I offered most of my new figures to him.

I know I want Hevy, however, I think a BattlePack with all Domino Squad (Hevy, Fives, Echo, and Cut-up - and I think there's one more guy) will come out by 2012.

I may give up Hevy to Tony (or the boards if he doesn't want these figures), and either buy Hevy alone off eBay or an etailer in a year from now, or get him in the probable battle pack. Any duplicate pack-in (Bric, Shaak-Ti, or El-Res) I could use an extra of anyway.

Or maybe I'll just save Hevy and offer him up later when I see if he's duplicated in the battlepack. Hevy has "1" on his chest armor. Echo, Fives, Cut-Up - they have 2, 3, 4 etc. on their armor. That's about the only difference, though Cut-Up might have a goatee. I forget.

Sure you could customize them - but you'll need 4-5 clones of Hevy anyway, and the others are likely coming and will cost the same as buying 4-5 Hevys. So what's the rush?

DarkKnight4516
02-03-2011, 05:12 PM
Massive score today after a long dry spell. Found All of wave 5 plus the yoda and corrected luke and CW wv 13 i think it is with 2 heavys so i lucked out. This was at duarte wm there are a few scraps left and 3 of cad bane 3 obis and 3 r7 along with a han r5 and gree i believe. Hando isnt shipping in these cases so dont feel like your missing him. All of this on my birthday??? best birthday ever. ........well not best but pretty damn good. Now on to find wave 4. and jesse w/ barc where are you????????????

Tycho
02-04-2011, 12:55 AM
Happy Birthday DarkKnight4516! Good haul for you on the right day for it, eh? ;)

Now Wave 5 is comprised of which vintage, btw?

bikerscout
02-04-2011, 07:37 AM
On Darkknight's tip, I grabbed a TVC DS escape Luke, CW Bane w/Todo, and DS2 Luke with new card at Duarte wally. Thanks brent!

Left 3+ CW obi-wans, 1 or 2 Cad banes, and several Ahsoka droids. Also left tvc Utapau clone, stormie, gree, r5-d4, yoda, and medal ceremony han. One of each left. Tycho --That's everybody in wave 5 (including the Lukes). [note: want to thank my friend Brett who helped talk me out of getting the rest of the wave -can't afford it!!!]

To save $ i passed on the army builders. I looked at my older tvc Jabba's palace carded Jedi Luke at home and noticed no peghole in his belt and no peg on the saber. Shame on Hasbro for so many variants. My new Luke has everything corrected (plus the new photo on card). My old DS2 Luke is useless. I'll probably take him back. I do want his cardback though. Anyone got one they don't want? Also, do you think I will have a sku #/return problem at wally if I take back the previous Jedi Luke?? I hope not.

DS Escape/Farmboy Luke ---like this figure a lot, as I only have a kenner Luke from childhood. I like the accessories, but wish there was a peghole on his belt for a saber. Hasbro will do the dirty trick & release him again -upgraded- as with the DS2 Luke. I may take this one back too and wait for a better belt on Luke.

So what will this leave me with?? One tvc Jedi Luke with good belt & saber. &*%&$%#$%^$%^& Hasbro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JediTricks
02-04-2011, 04:35 PM
ok, it's the "latest news" box, which nearly looks like an ad from the headlines about products. It's just not as pretty as before. Latest news should just be kept on the homepage. I see. Well, post your opinion in Steve's poll thread about whether you like the layout. More feedback will help shape decisions.

CrunchyNug
02-04-2011, 05:05 PM
Finally had some success this morning after many close calls. Thanks to everyone for the pots/texts. It made it easier to narrow down my search until I scored. I found 2 cases of TVC w5 and 1 case of CW w? at WM. Someone had beaten me to the pegs and was holding quite a large stack of figures. I chatted him up and he eventually gave me several of the ones I really wanted. Then he left for the register, came back a few minutes later, and gave me a few more. They were Clone Wars mostly, but I got Hevy and the gang.

I forgot about the Luke on corrected Endor card. That was a pleasant surprise!

bikerscout
02-05-2011, 08:12 AM
great score. Only best top pro collectors have a strong 'force persuade' as shown by Crunchy. My force persuade sucks!!!!!!!

anyone take a look at my questions?

Maradona
02-06-2011, 01:58 PM
To my utter shock, I found two Shock Troopers, an Alley Viper, Low Light, and Skydive an hour after opening at Rosemead WM. This is the first time I find an Alley Viper at retail and the second time for the Shock Trooper.

Tycho
02-08-2011, 12:38 PM
I bought a Deluxe Optimus Prime (RTS) today at Target. They had Tracks, Wreck-Gar, Percepter (first time I'd seen Tracks, btw). No sign of Sergeant Kup yet - as he's the one I'm after.

I wonder when Masterpiece Rodimus Prime hits US shelves?

JediTricks
02-08-2011, 11:33 PM
TRU La Cienega, WM Baldwin Hills, nuthin' but dustbunnies and pegwarmers, although TRU had a few Animated Rodimus Minors if anybody is still in need.

I've been coming up empty for over a month now. Kind of annoying how this pacing goes, starting to push me out of the game (along with the stupidly-high pricing).

El Chuxter
02-08-2011, 11:55 PM
On Saturday, I went to the Palm Springs area. The Cathedral City Target had one Wreck-Gar and two Bumblebees. (I bought the Wreck-Gar.) The Palm Desert Target had one Wreck-Gar and one G2 "Laser" Optimus Prime.

Been so long since I've seen any new SW stuff, I forget what it looks like.

bikerscout
02-10-2011, 10:00 AM
Weho target: yesterday morning found the Kevin Flynn identity disc. Had to stash it for Commtech to hide it from Clu. As Borat would say "Success!"

:thumbsup: Nothing else of note there - SW, GI Joe or TF.

JediTricks
02-10-2011, 03:43 PM
TRU La Cienega has an Embo, I stashed but it was a pretty lame stashing, so better hurry if you want. PM for location.

Target Culver City (Jefferson) had Perceptor and Blurr, I bought both. Target La Cienega had Human Alliance Sideswipe repaint with Mikela.

BlueSnags
02-10-2011, 07:23 PM
Not much happening at retail. TRU never even got vintage wave 3, much less 4 or 5.

Been doing more ordering online lately...

-Snags

Turbowars
02-10-2011, 08:15 PM
Not much happening at retail. TRU never even got vintage wave 3, much less 4 or 5.

Been doing more ordering online lately...

-SnagsI'm in the same boat Snags, Have you found any deals? Did you get my PM from RS?

DarkKnight4516
02-11-2011, 11:12 AM
just scored ALL of the aotc wave. it just got put up on HTS and frankly im sick of looking for it. the jedi turbo speeder is also in stock got one of those too. No coupons but HTS owed me 10% for an order they screwed up. Looks like im all caught up. Except for that damn jesse with barc. if anyone sees him if u can stash id appreciate it.

BlueSnags
02-11-2011, 12:12 PM
Just scored the following from HTS:

2x Zam
2x Senate Guard
2x Peasant Padme
1x Peasant Anakin
1x Kit Fisto
1x Jango Fett
2x Death Star Escape Luke
2x Stormtrooper

Used DISC10 and the price was $9.69 per figure (pretty much retail price nowadays). All caught up with vintage...just need a Kmart Captain Lock (please stash one for me if you see them).

-Snags

bikerscout
02-11-2011, 01:34 PM
HTS out of Senate Guard. :( Was one of the main ones i wanted. I'll take my chances at retail, only 5 guys I want. And maybe they'll go on sale.

darkknight4516 --thx for the tip. Every time everyone was texting me I had to dry the Comet on my hands!! Major kitchen clean today :)

BlueSnags
02-11-2011, 01:46 PM
Zam and Jango now sold out as well.

-Snags

Turbowars
02-12-2011, 11:48 AM
Man I was just popping in to see if anyone has scored around town and was looking at a few of the post counts on some of you and JT has over 32,000 posts? How hell did that happen? Looks like some of us have been here for 10-11 years. I don't post much anymore because Hasbro is just a filler these days, but I do remember some good times here.

JediTricks
02-12-2011, 03:15 PM
Man I was just popping in to see if anyone has scored around town and was looking at a few of the post counts on some of you and JT has over 32,000 posts? How hell did that happen? Looks like some of us have been here for 10-11 years. I don't post much anymore because Hasbro is just a filler these days, but I do remember some good times here.As lead moderator, I read a lot of the forums and comment. My current average posts-per-day is 9.38.

El Chuxter
02-14-2011, 11:20 PM
Not much new, but the Hemet Target had a huge number of Reveal the Shield Perceptors, if anyone is able and willing to make that drive.

bikerscout
02-15-2011, 07:06 AM
Crickets. I guess nothing is being found.

Are you pullin rank on us JT?? :razz:

El Chuxter
02-16-2011, 12:46 PM
Saw a couple of R5-D4's and an army of Han Solo with Medal and Eating Disorder at the Redlands Wal-Mart last night. No one else from the wave, though.

Maradona
02-16-2011, 11:08 PM
This might be old news, but I saw the Warlord JLU 3-pack for the first time today and scooped it up. That must mean the Gray Ghost set is out there somewhere, too.

Turbowars
02-20-2011, 03:23 PM
Are you kidding me no one has seen any new OT Vintage in the valleys??????

Maradona
02-20-2011, 03:42 PM
If the San Gabriel Valley counts, I picked up the entire last wave, along with the corrected card DS II Luke at Azusa WM, with some of them still unpunched. I also scored 2 more Cobra Shock Troops and another Low Light at Rosemead WM.

DarkKnight4516
02-20-2011, 05:29 PM
Nahhhh everythings dry in the valley ive seen a few scraps of wv 5 here and there at target. On a better note though. I recieved my order from HTS on fri, turbo speeder and the whole wv of aotc was unpunched so big score there. i got the first variation of the senate gaurd card the close up pic one. also found both new target twopacks today. Special ops and Waxer. Now where is JESSE W/ that darn barc ??????? i havent seen him anywhere has anyone else? I remember he was starting to be found back in early jan. WHERE IS HE???

El Chuxter
02-20-2011, 10:55 PM
I'm seeing the occasional R5-D4 or Han in the Valley... the Coachella Valley, that is.

Commtech
02-20-2011, 11:32 PM
I need a stash of a couple of Gamorreans, please. Of course they can be in different locations and from different members. Preferably in the valley area close to Burbank. I just can't find these damn things! Thank you!!

wampaslayr
02-21-2011, 11:56 AM
The Santa Clarita Valley is dry as well. The only thing found was remnants of the latest CW wave (Bane and Obi).

sentry
02-21-2011, 04:58 PM
I need a stash of a couple of Gamorreans, please. Of course they can be in different locations and from different members. Preferably in the valley area close to Burbank. I just can't find these damn things! Thank you!!

I have a Gamorean if you want it dirtbag.

bikerscout
02-21-2011, 05:20 PM
Rick S. sings: "Darkknight wishes he had Jesse's BARC!! da dern dernnna dernna -Where can he find a BAAAARC like that?"

Commtech --those are hard to spot, haven't seen em since last year (Crunchy gobbled all of em -lol) but I will stash if i see

aotc on hts.com right now, no obi, no SBD

Commtech
02-21-2011, 05:43 PM
I have a Gamorean if you want it dirtbag.

Text sent, you loser.


I'll need one more guys.

Turbowars
02-21-2011, 07:27 PM
(Crunchy gobbled all of em -lol)

You got that right.

bikerscout
02-21-2011, 08:52 PM
You got that right.

but i'm totally throwin him under the bus, he offered me another at the store we were at and he was picking them up for other collectors as well

Commtech
02-21-2011, 09:06 PM
Commtech --those are hard to spot, haven't seen em since last year (Crunchy gobbled all of em -lol) but I will stash if i see



Damn it, Jeff!! WTF?!

:lol

CrunchyNug
02-21-2011, 11:39 PM
Damn it, Jeff!! WTF?!

:lol

Dude, that was way back in early December...while they were still around. Honestly, I haven't seen any since.

Been getting most of my stuff in small spurts from WM. The rest I got off HTS recently. My AOTC wave just showed up too.

I'm really looking forward to the new JLU 3-packs that have just started hitting. I've been running into Headphones A LOT lately. He's definitely on the prowl for those too. Gonna beat him to it at all costs. Speaking of Mattel, I did find most of DCUC w16 at TRU a few days ago. I grabbed the modern variant Robin. Now that I've seen the pics from Toy Fair of Black Vulcan, Samurai, El Dorado, and BAF Apache Chief, I'm very excited to have more Superfriends on the way!

DarkKnight4516
02-22-2011, 03:19 PM
Rick S. sings: "Darkknight wishes he had Jesse's BARC!! da dern dernnna dernna -Where can he find a BAAAARC like that?"

Commtech --those are hard to spot, haven't seen em since last year (Crunchy gobbled all of em -lol) but I will stash if i see

aotc on hts.com right now, no obi, no SBD


Maaaaaaaaaaaan u figured me out. now you know i neither have jesses barc nor his girl.



but seriously......................................... .. where is that barc?!?!?!?!?!?!?

bikerscout
02-22-2011, 07:15 PM
<hides from Jeff> :bandit:

JediTricks
02-25-2011, 03:19 PM
Target West Hollywood had a lone TVC Commander Gree. I passed.

Man is it dry in LA for figures. I haven't found a new figure since I think before Christmas, maybe even before Thanksgiving!


In Transformers, I picked up Laser Prime homage last night, a surprisingly good figure marred only by crappy vehicle mode colors. And I picked up PCC Double Clutch knowing it was the worst of the worst, and it is! :D


Unfortunately, right now I can't hunt too much, my cat has grown gravely ill and I'm staying with him most of the time for his last few days. :(

Tycho
02-25-2011, 05:25 PM
I've been talking to JT about his cat. It's very sad to lose a friend like that. My kindest thoughts to them both.

I have obtained some Transformers as of late.

Today I found Scourge at TRU to go with my eBay purchase of Rodimus, Galvatron, and Cyclonus in a 3-pack, and the Voyager Springer figure (non-triple-changer). This will make a great display. I think I am done. I'm not sure there are any other figures that can go with this scale, though maybe City Commander Ultra Magnus if I can afford him - though he might better belong with my other just-found? Masterpiece Grimlock is a possibility here, too. I don't own Grimlock but passed on him many times. Hmmmm.

Today I also found Sergeant Kup! Finally! (at TRU at the same time) This looks like an excellent figure. He will go with Blurr (Deluxe) and the Masterpiece Rodimus Prime, which I may wait for a US version to purchase at a better price. These figures lack Decepticons to pose with them. I wonder about my chances of Hasbro producing a Leader Class Cyclonus, Sourge, or Galvatron - or the same for a Takara-Tomy Maserpiece. (The latter might happen because they made Rodimus - however, for Galvatron, I'd want something better looking than his G-1 cannon toy being reproduced. Cyclonus was always the coolest looking!)

Turbowars
02-25-2011, 05:33 PM
Target West Hollywood had a lone TVC Commander Gree. I passed.

Man is it dry in LA for figures. I haven't found a new figure since I think before Christmas, maybe even before Thanksgiving!


In Transformers, I picked up Laser Prime homage last night, a surprisingly good figure marred only by crappy vehicle mode colors. And I picked up PCC Double Clutch knowing it was the worst of the worst, and it is! :D


Unfortunately, right now I can't hunt too much, my cat has grown gravely ill and I'm staying with him most of the time for his last few days. :(
I hope you took him to the vet. What is wrong with him or her?

JediTricks
02-25-2011, 07:33 PM
I hope you took him to the vet. What is wrong with him or her?I took him to the emergency vet on the 14th when I noticed he wasn't eating, they told me he had a large tumor on his tongue, not removable, not really anything that could be done about it, but I should get a second opinion and cancer screening from either a regular vet or a vet cancer specialist. They gave him an antibiotic injection for the tumor (in the mouth, they pick up infections easily) and some syringes with pain relieving meds (he hates the task of me injecting meds into his mouth, but doesn't mind the actual meds, so frustrating). The next day, I took him to the regular vet since they have cancer specialists there anyway, and the vet confirmed that it was a tumor which couldn't be removed because cats cannot live without their tongues, it's something to do with the unique way how they drink and eat. They offered the cancer screening biopsy which would require anesthesia, but I asked the vet if knowing if it's benign or malignant would help his situation at all, to which the vet said it wouldn't change anything except us knowing for sure. I told him I didn't care one way or the other if it didn't help the cat, and I didn't want to submit him to stressful anesthesia for no benefit.

Anyway, he can barely eat now, and only soft food that's watered down, can barely drink water, is in a little pain, uncontrolled thick drooling, and he's clearly winding down. I didn't think he'd survive the week and a half it's been, to be honest. At some point in the next few days to weeks, it's going to become too much for him and I'm going to have to put him to sleep. I've had him since birth, he was abandoned at birth in the apartment building's garage and we rescued him, so it's been very hard.

Turbowars
02-25-2011, 08:21 PM
I'm really sorry Mike. I love my cat too. I guess as long as he is not in pain it's OK. If he is it's time to stop the pain.

darkagent
02-25-2011, 11:38 PM
I actually got my DCUC wave 16 order from Amazon yesterday. I was so excited to build the Bane figure. However, the head was so hard to connect. It was so hard, that I actually broke the peg in half. :upset: The connector was hard to insert into the head, and the peg was to thin. I can't believe Mattel screwed this up this bad.

figrin bran
02-26-2011, 07:14 PM
The person who has been creasing card backs at Glendale Target needs to stop!!!

El Chuxter
02-26-2011, 10:04 PM
Palm Desert TRU had one each of Low-Light and Skydive. (Note the past tense there.) So they do exist.

bikerscout
02-26-2011, 11:35 PM
The person who has been creasing card backs at Glendale Target needs to stop!!!

Mike really hates us so this is how he gets revenge :p

JediTricks
02-27-2011, 03:27 PM
Culver City TRU had CW Lil Bobby Fett and Quinlan Vos.


Mike really hates us so this is how he gets revenge :pClassy. ;) Why would I bend cards? If I find new figures, I buy them, not ruin them. I don't mind the bending if it means I can find figures though, I still haven't found a single SW figure this year.



I'm really sorry Mike. I love my cat too. I guess as long as he is not in pain it's OK. If he is it's time to stop the pain.No pressure though, right? I appreciate the sentiment though. It's not long now, a day or two, and it really hurts me to think about it, but I've known for 2 weeks that it'd have to be done. He doesn't really seem in pain, but he's stopped eating and is losing weight and strength.

BlueSnags
03-01-2011, 11:31 AM
Vintage Wave 6 is now up at HTS. Use DISC10 for 10% off.

Just grabbed a set, plus an extra Weequay Skiff Guard, General Lando and Dagobah Luke.

-Snags

Chaddymac
03-01-2011, 12:17 PM
Vintage Wave 6 is now up at HTS. Use DISC10 for 10% off.

Just grabbed a set, plus an extra Weequay Skiff Guard, General Lando and Dagobah Luke.

-Snags

WINNING! Thanks! What wave was Yoda released in?

BlueSnags
03-01-2011, 03:43 PM
WINNING! Thanks! What wave was Yoda released in?

Yoda was in the last wave (Wave 5), with Death Star Escape Luke, Yavin Han, R5-D4, etc.

-Snags

JediTricks
03-01-2011, 03:46 PM
TRU Los Feliz had a lone CW Shaak Ti. Target Glendale had a lone ANH Han Ceremony.

Not much out there for LA collectors in SW or Transformers, unless you're hammering stores daily, I guess.

Chaddymac
03-01-2011, 04:53 PM
Guess I missed him. Oh well.

Maradona
03-01-2011, 05:38 PM
Just grabbed a set, plus an extra Weequay Skiff Guard, General Lando and Dagobah Luke.


Coincidentally these are the three figures that are now no longer in stock. But I did pick up the other 3 thanks to your post.

Turbowars
03-01-2011, 06:36 PM
Crap missed the figures again.

El Chuxter
03-01-2011, 10:21 PM
For Joe collectors, I found 3/4 of the Wave 3 Alpha Vehicles (Dusty/Rockslide, Leatherneck, Tiger ATV, and Lava Pod/MF'IN VOLCANO VIPER, BAYBEEEEE!!!!) at Ross in Beaumont today. Only one of each, though, but it does mean they exist!

Jango Speck
03-01-2011, 11:52 PM
I'm selling more stuff- but man do I miss collecting. Still loving the crap out of the Clone Wars series in HD though.

ACME Clone Wars Yoda character cell/model sheet, framed and signed.
Gentle Giant C-3PO/Jawa animated maquette

ROTS: Evolutions Clone to Stormtrooper (non-yellow variant)
Clone Wars: General Grievous Hologram (TRU excl.)

TAC:
Airborne Trooper UGH
Biker Scout
Mace Windu UGH
R2-D2
McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper UGH
McQuarrie Concept Chewbacca
Clone Attack on Coruscant Battle Pack

POTF2:
Cinema Scene: Mynock Hunt
Cinema Scene: Purchase of the Droids
Jabba’s Band 2-packs: Selling as set of 3
Max Rebo and Doda Bodonawieedo
Droopy McCool and Barquin Dan
Sy Snootles and Joh Yowza
ST-AP w/ Battle Droid (Ep I: Sneak Preview)

JediTricks
03-02-2011, 10:05 PM
I got a lil cabin fever early this afternoon and wanted to beat the rain.

Rosemead walmart - Luke death star
Rosemead target - CW waxer 2pack
Baldwin park target - CW obi wan
Baldwin park wm - CW obi wan
Covina wm- aotc wave minus Jango
Covina tru - nada
Duarte target - nada
Duarte wm - nada
Monrovia tru - nada

Maradona
03-03-2011, 01:05 AM
La Brea Target had the Gray Ghost and Warlord 3 packs tonight, along with Frost Giants, if anyone is searching for them.

bikerscout
03-03-2011, 06:26 AM
glad u scored a little bit JT. Although from the looks of that advanced hunt, there's only slim pickins out there. Depressing quite frankly.

lookin for senate guard, zam, kit, utapau clone, stormie, wv6 lando, at-rt drvr, and maybe weequay and nikto jedi. Thx.

JediTricks
03-03-2011, 03:51 PM
glad u scored a little bit JT. Although from the looks of that advanced hunt, there's only slim pickins out there. Depressing quite frankly.Thanks, I appreciate the sentiment. Yeah, it's a bad scene out there, I burned probably $10 in gas on that run, too many collectors in this city.

I saw an extra Senate Guard and Kit Fisto at Covina WM last night (several). I'll keep an eye out for more of those.

I'm looking for the Droid Gunship, Jedi Turbo Speeder, TVC Jango, Stormtrooper, Luke Dagobah, Lando General, Weequay Skiff Master, CW Cade Bane & Todo, and Hevy. Oh, and TF Wreck-Gar, Kup, and Scourge. Man, there's a ton of stuff on my list. :(

Chaddymac
03-03-2011, 04:27 PM
Has anyone seen the Droid Gunship or Jedi Speeder at retail yet? I'm really regretting not buying the gunship when it was on HTS a couple months ago. I just assumed it would find its way to shelves eventually.

JT, you going to pick up any of the next waves of TF Generations? (Thundercracker, Wheeljack, Warpath?) I pre-ordered a case from BBTS that has 2 each of those figs, plus Scourge and Kup (both of whom have been absent from my store visits). Anyway, you want my extras?

JediTricks
03-03-2011, 04:48 PM
JT, you going to pick up any of the next waves of TF Generations? (Thundercracker, Wheeljack, Warpath?) I pre-ordered a case from BBTS that has 2 each of those figs, plus Scourge and Kup (both of whom have been absent from my store visits). Anyway, you want my extras?I definitely am looking to get that stuff. How much per piece are you looking at with these? And when do they expect them to ship?

Chaddymac
03-03-2011, 04:56 PM
Sometime this month. I only want cost. Not sure what the shipping will be but the price per figure comes out to about $12.50. Probably settle out to somewhere around $14 each.

JediTricks
03-03-2011, 05:36 PM
Sometime this month. I only want cost. Not sure what the shipping will be but the price per figure comes out to about $12.50. Probably settle out to somewhere around $14 each.That doesn't sound too bad at all. LMK more when you know more.

BlueSnags
03-04-2011, 12:18 AM
A case of Vintage Wave 6 just showed up at Blue Snag HQ. The Lando General, Luke Dagobah and Weequay Skiff Master are all outstanding.

The Senate Guard shipping in this case is the alternate-photo (faraway shot) cardback.

-Snags

Tycho
03-04-2011, 02:55 AM
Has anyone seen the Droid Gunship or Jedi Speeder at retail yet? I'm really regretting not buying the gunship when it was on HTS a couple months ago. I just assumed it would find its way to shelves eventually.

JT, you going to pick up any of the next waves of TF Generations? (Thundercracker, Wheeljack, Warpath?) I pre-ordered a case from BBTS that has 2 each of those figs, plus Scourge and Kup (both of whom have been absent from my store visits). Anyway, you want my extras?

Chaddymac: I got the Droid Gunship from HTS and am very glad I did. I have not seen it at retail, and most of my stores are overstocked with the $24 pricepoint. I will look to order the Jedi Air Speeder when that comes up on HTS too.

I found Kup and Scourge in TRU. I turned down the rest, but it's the only time I saw these.

I haven't opened anything yet. I think I go through the shopping motions, but I really do want these and they look fantastic so far as I can tell.

bikerscout
03-04-2011, 05:10 AM
If anyone winds up with an extra Generations Warpath from online order --i'll go for it. Lmk.

wampaslayr
03-04-2011, 06:19 PM
Found a lone Vintage Yoda at Valencia WM. Also found Cmdr Locke at Valencia KMart.

bikerscout
03-05-2011, 07:43 PM
forgot to mention, when i went to get contacts at LF costco, I stopped by TRU and they had 4 sets of the Rebel & Imperial pilots 4 packs. I wanna saw 2 of each, but i forget exactly. Also had 1 lonely TVC ep3 Anakin.

JediTricks
03-06-2011, 02:27 PM
forgot to mention, when i went to get contacts at LF costco, I stopped by TRU and they had 4 sets of the Rebel & Imperial pilots 4 packs. I wanna saw 2 of each, but i forget exactly. Also had 1 lonely TVC ep3 Anakin.Oh yeah, Covina TRU had 3 sets of each Endor Pilots sets when I was there the other day.

BlueSnags
03-06-2011, 10:39 PM
Snagged two Special Ops Trooper/Geonosian 2-packs this morning (Target).

-Snags

El Chuxter
03-06-2011, 11:03 PM
I saw a Yoda this morning at K-Mart in Banning, so that's another one I can say "it does exist" about.

El Chuxter
03-11-2011, 02:07 AM
Four days? Really, no one's finding anything? :(

If anyone considers the Palm Springs area to be part of the greater LA area, I found one each of Kup and Scourge at TRU in Palm Desert, and several of the wave 2 (I think) cartoony DC figure 2-packs across the street at Target. I also saw what I think were new Galactic Heroes at Wal-Mart in Beaumont. The only one that stood out to me as definitely being one I hadn't seen before were Quinlan Vos & too-young Barriss Offee.

(Really, did anyone read The Approaching Storm or at least consider the age of Nalini Krishan in 2002? Yeesh. Older than Anakin, folks. The cartoon is a retcon. A retcon, say I!)

Tycho
03-11-2011, 06:05 AM
Chux, I'm retconning in my own mind to make it fit: Bariss was always younger than Anakin, but since he started his training 9 years late, she was more advanced and seemed more mature than he did. On top of that, Obi-Wan pushed for his becoming a Knight (in the Gennedy cartoon) early, because of the war. I take it, Luminara was much more conservative with her padawan.

But yeah, that's a sloppy fix considering how you do point out what is a big goof.

wampaslayr
03-11-2011, 11:26 PM
Found all of CW Wave 10 except Cmdr Wolfe at Super WM in Valencia. The Aqua Droid is very cool. A must have!

Jango Speck
03-12-2011, 08:09 PM
Saw a lone vintage Ackbar at Burbank Target last night. I was very tempted since the figure looks so nice, but the card was kind of jacked. If any of you guys have a mint one, I might break my 2 year Hasbro retirement just for that one. "It's a trap!"

bikerscout
03-12-2011, 08:51 PM
sorry for the lateness (got back early this am & knocked out):

Fox hills/CC Target - SW: 1 senate guard (which i picked up); no other wave 4 or beyond. Some wave 3 commandos, CW -- xanadu blood ship, Mando 4 pack, 2 or 3 Waxer/droid packs.

TF: cool dlx stuff - at least 5 RTS Tracks, a couple rts BB w/jetski, 1 RTS Prime. Banzaitron & prime voyagers too. Loved the tracks, but want a G1 version.

GI Joe -- newest Duke figure

Also went to CC and rodeo Targets - nothing great. CC/jefferson target had a 4 or 5 more of those RTS BBs/w jetski. Pretty cool.
CC TRU - nothing good.

Wonder who else is in CW wave 10? hafta look. Quick reminder - you have till the end of the month to mail away for TVC rocket firing Fett. I'm gonna send in for another. Hopefully get a clean card.

Jango Speck
03-13-2011, 04:49 PM
Selling a few more things:

Vintage Topps Return of the Jedi card sets, in UV collector cubes. (3 sets @ $10 each)
Acme Yoda Clone Wars character model sheet (not the character key- this is much bigger), signed and framed $200
Loose POTF Jedi Luke w/ Skiff $15
Loose POTF Force Fx X-wing $15

Tycho
03-14-2011, 02:50 AM
At Wal-Mart I got:

Aqua Droid
New CW Anakin
New Ahsoka Tano
Commander Wolf
El-Res the Arcona bounty hunter (x2)

Anakin "answers my prayers" for a Hasbro Michael Bay action figure! ;) I'm going to remove his head and re-attach it to the 3 3/4" Templeton Peck (Faceman) from the A-Team action figure line, so he's wearing a suit. Then I'm going to pose him "directing" Optimus Prime, BumbleBee, and throttling my Megan Fox (Human Alliance Mikaela) figure while Shia LeBouft (Human Alliance Sam) figure is pulling his leg. :yes:

With some bubblegum machine gunk, I can make it look like Megatron is throwing up, and now I have a Transformers live-action movie diorama!

Anyway, yes, we now have an animated Michael Bay action figure.

bikerscout
03-15-2011, 01:56 AM
Bay's a db. Doesn't deserve an action figure. Blow him up with an M-80. (Payback for the woman who was hurt in Chi. last summer when they were filming - flying wire/equipment almost killed her --they said it wasn't the movie/production's fault. BS -they have the power to spin any story so far to absolve them of any guilt. If their machinery didn't malfunction, then she wouldn't have been hurt. Point blank)

wampaslayr
03-20-2011, 02:53 PM
Found Vintage Wave 6 at Valencia KMart, but all of the cards were crushed or bent and even found one that had been openned and retaped. Needless to say I did not buy any of them especially at $9.99 per figure. What a shame, because they are cool figures. I'm still looking for waves 4 and 5 and can't seem to find new vintage anywhere. The pegs should be full of these new waves by now and don't understand why there is such a shortage out here.

bikerscout
03-20-2011, 10:09 PM
Join the club. No one knows why Hasbro's been shipping absolutely jack. Thor stuff has been hitting already, maybe it will pick up when TF: DOTM toys come out. (The very beginnings of them are comin out already -preview type figs)

Caught Crunchy & crunchy jr. at porter ranch wally on Sat. morning. Shame no good figs there. Heard TRU didn't have much - this true Crunchy??

tru.com supposedly has wave 6 up to order. Not a fan of their prices & shipping though

Turbowars
03-21-2011, 10:16 AM
This whole Vintage line reminds me of the old Blue Saga card days. You couldn't find anything in the stores and I bought cases from EE. To think I just gave all those aways a few years ago makes me wonder why I'm still collecting. It must be the cards and the few OT figures that get made.

If anyones can pick me up a Lando, Dagabah landing Luke, Tat Luke and Han I would appreciate it.

Chaddymac
03-21-2011, 10:44 AM
tru.com supposedly has wave 6 up to order. Not a fan of their prices & shipping though
Is Wave 6 the Lando wave? I thought you meant the Logray wave.

JediTricks
03-21-2011, 01:45 PM
Every time I hit stores, I feel like the black trooper in Spaceballs.

didgeboy
03-21-2011, 11:38 PM
Was able to find dagobah Luke, General Lando and Weequay today and 25% off to boot. Hope you guys are having some luck down there. Cheers.

JediTricks
03-23-2011, 02:40 AM
Baldwin Hills walmart had the clone wars aqua droid, el-les x2, ahsoka season 3 x2, and anakin season 3 x2. I got the aqua droid and ahsoka. The aqua droid is interesting and well articulated. Ahsoka's head sculpt is big, her "hair" is way bigger than before, the face is vacant with a doll expression that's not very accurate. The body is a bit tall, long legs, about Luke height. The body has good sculpt, paint, and articulation, but lacks ankle joints.

bikerscout
03-23-2011, 06:14 AM
JT - good spaceballs joke :thumbsup:

Chaddy - yes, wave 6 tvc is Gen. Lando wave. (The only guy i have from that wave. I have no one from wave 5, and only 1 from wave 4 -senate guard)

didgeboy --how did u get those guys at discount? and what store??

JediTricks
03-23-2011, 01:20 PM
Thanks. I think it almost every time I leave a store now! :D

I forgot to mention 2 things: Baldwin Hills WM CW figures and Saggy Legends are $6.50, so I bought a Snowtrooper as well.

and...

The Aqua Droid's ankle design is a rather weak hinge, so I suspect he won't ever be able to stand up. The designers put a footpeg into the foot which is impressive, but there's not enough bracing there to make the heel hold up. Still, it's quite a fun figure to mess with.

DarkKnight4516
03-23-2011, 05:01 PM
Ok so long time no post. Heres the last months finds or so for me. Basicly nothing in any of the stores. Got a atat from kmart for $40 a few weeks back. all my orders from HTS WV 4 and 6 all unpunched so ordering from there is working out. I picked up a few extra WV 6 at tru the other day. Have not seen WV4 at all at retail anywhere, not even a scrap so glad i got it from HTS. Seeing the Turbo speeder alot in stores. Also found spotty parts of wv 2 CW here and there along with gross white neck anakin. come on hasbro paint it right. The endcap fillers for WM on CW wave 2 seem to be randomly packed I saw someone stocking one the other day and it had 3 el les 2 ani 1 ahsoka 1 wolfee and no aqua so way to go hasbro.

Still looking for JESSE and that darn BARC of his. Anyone seeing him? Pretty much caught up besides that darn JESSE so if you see him let me know also need another WOLFEE and AQUA droid if anyone sees one along with the zoomed out shot cardback SENATE GAURD. If you see any of that let me know. Especially Jesse. Come on already.

Chaddymac
03-23-2011, 06:42 PM
Ok so long time no post. Heres the last months finds or so for me. Basicly nothing in any of the stores. Got a atat from kmart for $40 a few weeks back. all my orders from HTS WV 4 and 6 all unpunched so ordering from there is working out. I picked up a few extra WV 6 at tru the other day. Have not seen WV4 at all at retail anywhere, not even a scrap so glad i got it from HTS. Seeing the Turbo speeder alot in stores. The Swamp Speeder or the Jedi Speeder? Haven't seen the Jedi Speeder (or the Droid Gunship) at all.

JediTricks
03-26-2011, 01:25 PM
West LA TRU had 3 or 4 new CW Cade Bane & TODO-360 sets, a little bent. No other figures from that wave though.

bikerscout
03-26-2011, 08:30 PM
heard that porter ranch wally stocked TVC yesterday -2 sources. Wave 4, 5, & 6 supposedly. Let's hope all the store chains get more product soon. This is horrendous

JediTricks
03-27-2011, 12:52 PM
Porter Ranch, huh? It's too bad gas is so expensive, that's quite a trip to undertake now, especially if they end up being dry and I try to hit other stores, that's a HUGE circle tour of the valley, around 60 miles in hard traffic. That's around $9 to $12 in my car for gas now. :(


Ugh, West Hollywood Target gets worse, the basic SL and CW figures are $9.49! Their TVC are only $8.99, how they can justify this is beyond me, especially with Baldwin Hills WM not that far away charging $3 less for SL and CW!

rmsceb
03-27-2011, 02:51 PM
Yeah Jeditricks, you're right about the gas $$$$$!!!!!! I guess I've been somewhat lucky w/ finding some figures lately, but lots of driving, gas & time! Add it all up & any price for a figure is cheaper online. Hasbro, WTF!!! I get that wave 6 just came out, but wave 4 should be everywhere by now. Really frustrating! I guess they don't want to sell any product??? Even when I find a wave, it's either 90% gone, or they have one case. What good is one case??? That's one new figure for one collector, b/c of the repacks. Forget getting two for an opener or extra clone or something. And the next guy showing up is F**KED. Forget about a kid getting one. Wow, just venting. We're 1/4 a way into 2011, and there's nothing out there. Hope others are doing better. You're losing me Hasbro. Oh, and how can they not keep their own product on their own website? Oh well. I'm done. Feel better. I'll worry about more important stuff now. Have a good weekend everyone.

wampaslayr
03-27-2011, 11:15 PM
heard that porter ranch wally stocked TVC yesterday -2 sources. Wave 4, 5, & 6 supposedly. Let's hope all the store chains get more product soon. This is horrendous

I visited PR WM today and were picked over. The only figs left were AOTC Obi, Super Battle Droid, 212 Clone, and repacks from ROTJ wave. Picked up the lone Nikto Jedi and that was it. This is really frustrating not being able to find these waves.

bikerscout
03-28-2011, 04:14 AM
who's this rmsceb guy? :razz: (Maybe it was the guy today who hooked me up with a CW season 3 Ahsoka!! --Thanks!!)

JT -- maybe 50 somethin miles for the PR run, but not 60. At least not for me. I do the 170 to the 5 to the 118. (Got a friend who lives in Mission hills and we go there sometimes). Good part is, u can hit the TRU and Bestbuy in that section. Also In-N-out and Pick up stix in that plaza i think. If ur a trip combiner

Everybody, just think - a year ago we thought the lack of TRU excl. EU wave 5 was bad. This TVC s**t is probably worse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chaddymac
03-28-2011, 12:52 PM
Everybody, just think - a year ago we thought the lack of TRU excl. EU wave 5 was bad. This TVC s**t is probably worse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So true - and that WAS awful. I have spent so much premium in online prices and shipping to get these figures, it's painful (but, not nearly as painful as the gas it would cost to hunt them down).

And then when they come in, I'm not even terribly excited but for one or two figs in a wave. *sigh*

bikerscout
03-29-2011, 04:43 AM
If they don't pick up with shipping & distribution, I hope Hasbro has wears their raincoats to San Diego. They're gonna get pelted with tomatoes at the SW panel in July!!!!! :razz::twisted:


(but what it probably is [and I hate to defend hasbro on this one] is that the stores aren't ordering anything FOR hasbro TO ship!!! What a screwjob!!!!)

JediTricks
03-29-2011, 12:22 PM
JT -- maybe 50 somethin miles for the PR run, but not 60. At least not for me. I do the 170 to the 5 to the 118. (Got a friend who lives in Mission hills and we go there sometimes). Good part is, u can hit the TRU and Bestbuy in that section. Also In-N-out and Pick up stix in that plaza i think. If ur a trip combiner If I do the full run, I end up going from Hollywood to Van Nuys/Panorama City, then from there to Porter Ranch, then from there to Topanga Canyon, and then back to Hollywood. It's grueling, but it has 3 or 4 Walmarts, 2 TRUs, and 3 or 4 Targets, all in a loop. I mathed it up on Google, it's 58 miles. It's a beast of a trip, but the vista after Porter Ranch is great.

My other big run is a loop east, from Hollywood to San Gabriel Walmart, Rosemead Target, Baldwin Park Target & Walmart, West Covina TRU & Walmart, Duarte Target & WM, Monrovia TRU, and if I'm feeling particularly desperate, both Pasadena Targets, Eagle Rock Target, Glendale Target, and Los Feliz TRU.

I hate having to do that much driving for these stupid figures. It used to be exciting when there was stuff to be found, but as more toy lines dried up and SW got into this bad pacing rut, and gas has gone up so bad, it's become a bummer.



So true - and that WAS awful. I have spent so much premium in online prices and shipping to get these figures, it's painful (but, not nearly as painful as the gas it would cost to hunt them down).

And then when they come in, I'm not even terribly excited but for one or two figs in a wave. *sigh*Yeah, that's such a good point. I found almost all of the AOTC wave in my last run and was so "blah" about the whole thing, ended up only buying Zam and 1 Senate Guard. In my current list of figures I'm looking for, it's so spotty...

jango

stormtrooper?

luke dagobah
lando general
weequay skiff master

cw hevy (training gear)

That's out of like 5 SW waves currently hitting (3 TVC, 2 CW)!

Tycho
03-29-2011, 02:17 PM
Be careful what you buy.

Someone down here, typically in Wal-Mart, but I've seen it done in Target, too - they are buying new figures (Vintage) and replacing the figures with OLDER versions, RECARDING them, and returning them.

One's I've seen include Zam Wessel, Anakin Peasant (they throw the E1 Tatooine Accessory Pack shawl over him), Jango Fett (the old Saga figure is stuck in there), the Endor Rebel Soldier, and who-knows what else?

It's frustrating when you discover the new cards (vintage) and upon closer inspection - it's not the figure you were looking for.

bikerscout
03-30-2011, 06:08 AM
tycho --stop swapping figures and then tellin us about them to make us think its not you!!!! :razz:

JediTricks
03-30-2011, 10:48 AM
tycho --stop swapping figures and then tellin us about them to make us think its not you!!!! :razz:
Couldn't be Tycho, it would have to be someone who opens their figures and can discern between old and new. ;)

Jango Speck
03-30-2011, 07:06 PM
http://www.indianajonestheexhibition.com/home.aspx

Can't wait til this hits L.A.

Tycho
03-30-2011, 10:36 PM
Couldn't be Tycho, it would have to be someone who opens their figures and can discern between old and new. ;)

Yeah, I saw the Vintage Luke today at TRU. Where is his grappling hook gun and the apparent effects of the steroids he's been taking? And how come Hoth Leia looks like a girl?

No seriously: at TRU, got vintage style ROTS Yoda finally. They had a few, I left 2 more behind me.

I passed on the rest: R5-D4, Han (incorrect) Ceremony, Luke Death Star, Stormtrooper (looks great vintage carded though, doesn't it?), Cmdr Gree, Luke Jedi, Utopau Clone - other figures, don't remember which.

Anyway, not sure which wave that is? 5? But I'm looking for Skiff Master Weequay, that wave.

I think the waves were:

1 - ESB
2 - ROTS
3 - ROTJ
4 - AOTC (hardly ever appearing, but I got Padme from HTS)
5 - ANH (but mixed)
6 - mixed but mostly ROTJ?

Not sure what Wave 7 is or when it's out.

bikerscout
04-01-2011, 05:26 AM
shoulda posted this sooner but yesterday evening,

La cienega TRU had:

SW: CW - Obi-wan, 1 hevy, and 2 Cad Banes/Todos

GI Joe: newer Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow (whirlwind kick), and 2 shock troopers (i nabbed the 3rd one) I put them toward the back of the pegs -

TF: all HA appear to be clearancing for $17. The noteworthy set is probably Barricade w/frenzy. Only had 1.

was going to hit the la cien Target, but didn't want to spend anymore & didnt feel confident they'd have new stuff. Lmk if i was wrong. (or maybe, don't lmk!) :cross-eye

Turbowars
04-01-2011, 08:01 PM
For those that like to buy new unreleased figures from China, check this out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390302585039&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Tycho
04-02-2011, 02:15 AM
I found 2 Jedi Turbo Speeders today, and a couple El-Les figures.

The Turbo Speeders were at Toys R Us, and then at Wal-Mart. The latter is $3 cheaper, but I don't think I care about the $3. Wal-Mart had their CW figures on sale for $6.50 anyway, so I think I saved $2 and some change as it is.

I got a new Droid X today and tried the voice texting and sent a message to JediTricks. It said:

I'm at Wal-Mart and found the Turbos Peter, or something like that. LOL - that could be so misconstrued!

JediTricks
04-03-2011, 02:23 PM
I picked up a nifty LEGO Boba Fett - Assassin lunchbox at Legoland on Thursday. I don't think I've been to any stores since, except maybe W.Hollywood Target which as usual has zip.

bikerscout
04-04-2011, 03:25 AM
Ey -but I did find the Kevin Flynn white identity disc there for Commtech! :D Never know until you look. Their prices are ridiculously high though.

figrin bran
04-04-2011, 10:31 AM
I hit the jackpot at Rosemead Walmart! Got TVC Lando plus CW Aqua Droid, El-les, Ahsoka.

Tycho
04-04-2011, 11:53 AM
I got 2 of the Weequay Skiff Masters from HTS, but I think they limit your order to 2 of any single type of figure, so I didn't try to order more and they're now sold out.

I want to get 4 more Weequays and I think they're from that wave you found Figrin.

Good snag.

El Chuxter
04-04-2011, 01:47 PM
Found quite a few Arctic Destros, Zartans (Raptor Disguise), 4-LOM's, Dengars, and Mudflaps at various Targets.

Really, I'm not joking when I say I can't remember the last time I found new toys.

On the plus side, Ross appears to be getting more of the "canceled" GIJoe Wave 3 Target Deluxe Vehicles, Target Desert Raven, and Wave 3 Alpha Vehicles, as well as the uncanceled MARS Troopers and Wal-Mart 2-packs.

Chaddymac
04-04-2011, 03:03 PM
This was an April Fool's Day joke, right?: http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Introducing_The_Vintage_MiniCollection_137450.asp

El Chuxter
04-04-2011, 03:15 PM
I would guess so. Some of the figures would be pretty cool, but, really, would Big Lots be clamoring to carry "Skeletal Remains" toys? The PhotoShopping on some of those isn't the best (the figures look like 2D images dropped onto well-designed fake cards).

But, really, a way to get Baby Luke and Leia or the Womp Rat without re-buying stuff would be nice.

Chaddymac
04-04-2011, 04:44 PM
But, really, a way to get Baby Luke and Leia or the Womp Rat without re-buying stuff would be nice. Yeah, seemed like perfect fan bait for a gag for exactly that reason.

bikerscout
04-05-2011, 05:50 AM
Earlier yesterday afternoon I stashed a CW Jesse w/BARC speeder at a SFV Target. PM for location.

sadly, I couldn't find his girl :( (ba-dum ching! :p)

JediTricks
04-08-2011, 01:21 PM
Target Culver City, CW Hevy, passed at their insane $9+ pricing. This is out of hand.

Montebello WM, nada, sad state of affairs there, they need to get a new department team, that section is the only poorly-run section in the whole store (from the front end).

Baldwin Park WM, nothing of significance, some of the newish CW figs that nobody gives a crap about.

Target W.Hollywood, picked up the only Droid Gunship despite their insane $30 pricing - it's been out for 4+ months and the first time I saw it, so I freaked. So new, it wasn't in their system yet.


Finally got Transformers Lugnut from HasbroToyShop, and got Tron & Tron Legacy Blu-ray from Amazon in the mail, and a Zeppelin album (Physical Graffiti remastered), and an ALEX 30oz metal bottle (I drink a lot of water, use up those 1l plastic bottles like crazy, the empties even crushed down take up a lot of space, while this metal bottle is the first to unscrew in the middle for easy cleaning), and an HTC Evo 4g (so very much phone), and a Leviton 20-amp GFCI for the bathroom. This wasn't all at once, I've just been really busy and haven't had a chance to check in.

BlueSnags
04-10-2011, 12:19 AM
Stumbled upon a BARC w/Clone Trooper Jesse this morning at Burbank Target. Kinda weird to see it still hanging on the pegs at 11AM. The likes of Jackie Chan and Hootie must not have known it was rare.

Bought it, even though it was almost $20 after tax. Target's prices suck these days.

-Snags

bikerscout
04-10-2011, 12:38 AM
Reminder - I stashed a Jesse w/Barc earlier this week at a target in the valley. PM for location. Dunno if it's still there though

Mon - i picked up an aotc clone at P. ranch wally. Forgot if i posted on this

JediTricks
04-10-2011, 12:15 PM
Oh, geez, I forgot you guys were looking for those Jesse/BARC sets, I saw 2 of them on pegs at Culver City Target earlier this week, it seemed like a nothing-special of a set so I didn't bother stashing.

DarkKnight4516
04-10-2011, 01:48 PM
Big shout out to crunchy who stashed me a jesse and barc a few weeks back before they started showing up like wildfire.

Bikerscout sent me a message the next day about one he stashed to. Good lookin out. Oh and i did find jesses girl she was over by the polly pockets. Stashed her for u scout behind the maypax.

Got my supercharge ur giftcard mailaways in the mail yesterday. Both tac droid with scout tanks. It seems like thats all there mailing out. Looking to trade one or both if anyone has anything to trade send me a PM.

Still looking for an extra aqua droid and commander wolfee if anyone sees any. Other than that pretty much caught up.:twisted:

El Chuxter
04-10-2011, 02:24 PM
Woah, woah, woah. Not following the Clone Wars, I have to get an answer to this: Is there honestly a Star Wars figure called "Jesse's Girl"? Because that would be almost as unspeakably awesome as a Separatist general named As-Leer, who drives a monstrous tank called the Reekroll.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-10-2011, 03:22 PM
Woah, woah, woah. Not following the Clone Wars, I have to get an answer to this: Is there honestly a Star Wars figure called "Jesse's Girl"? Because that would be almost as unspeakably awesome as a Separatist general named As-Leer, who drives a monstrous tank called the Reekroll.
It's just Jesse, and he's a clone trooper. I'm assuming he does not have a girl.

El Chuxter
04-10-2011, 04:50 PM
Ah. DarkKnight4516 referred to a Jesse's Girl, but it must've been a joke I didn't pick up on.

I wasn't kidding, by the way. There's a very fine, and very blurry, line between awesome and stupid. A Star Wars character referred to as Jesse's Girl would fall on the awesome side of that line for me, though maybe not for everyone.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-10-2011, 05:44 PM
Ah. DarkKnight4516 referred to a Jesse's Girl, but it must've been a joke I didn't pick up on.
There were also several references to Jesse with BARC Speeder or Clone Trooper Jesse on the same page, so maybe you need to work on your context clues a bit more. :p

El Chuxter
04-10-2011, 07:43 PM
How should I know there's not a Clonetrooper with a girlfriend? This is EU, after all. ;)

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-10-2011, 09:51 PM
How should I know there's not a Clonetrooper with a girlfriend? This is EU, after all. ;)
You kid, but Jesse was actually in the episode where they meet a deserter clone (Cut Lawquane, not Jesse) who has a wife and adopted kids. Appropriate, no?

bikerscout
04-13-2011, 08:14 PM
"Where can I fiind a giiiiiirrrl like that?!" R. Springfield is laughin at all these posts! :D

El Chuxter
04-13-2011, 09:35 PM
I actually wasn't kidding, JJL. I know of a couple of EU Clonetroopers with girlfriends. ;)

JediTricks
04-14-2011, 12:24 PM
Target W. Hollywood had... nothing, as usual. Man has this store become a disappointment.

El Chuxter
04-14-2011, 02:07 PM
Is the slump this year worse than normal? This feels like "everything's on hiatus while the new line prepares to launch in two months," only there's no new line. Okay, there is a new Transformers line, presumably, but that doesn't explain the other Hasbro boys' lines.

I really hate to say it, but maybe Hasbro should scrap all resculpts, re-releases, and unnecessary repaints on both the (realistic) Star Wars and GIJoe line and sell entirely through hasbrotoyshop.com and maybe other online retailers. :(

JediTricks
04-15-2011, 11:12 PM
I would say the slump is worse than usual for sure, since there's no change in sku.

Culver City Target had a Droid Gunship, I stashed it. PM for location.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-16-2011, 12:41 PM
Oh, you boys with your annual doom and gloom. It's the surest sign of Spring. :p Even if they're not as abundant as we'd like, at least things are shipping - last year this time there was basically nothing at all.

El Chuxter
04-16-2011, 12:44 PM
Except that it's been going on since October in many areas, JJL. :( And last year, we already knew at this time they were cleaning out space for the Vintage figures, which isn't the case now.

(And, like I said, this affects Transformers and GIJoe as well. Transformers is the only line with a relaunch coming soon, so it's the only one with an easily-defined reason for the slump.)

JediTricks
04-16-2011, 12:58 PM
Yeah, finding new product has been disastrous since wave 4 TVC, and Clone Wars is a mess as well, all while pricing is going through the roof. Around the greater LA area, there are very few signs of Waves 4 through 6, and that sort of thing usually happens only until March, here we are halfway through April and the pegs may as well have never seen a figure that's not the Endor Commando, Cloud Car Pilot, or 4-LOM. Clone Wars is nearly as bad.

Maradona
04-18-2011, 09:34 PM
Just a quick heads up to the local guys going down to Comic Con:

Parking is now on sale!

Use the link from their facebook page. For some reason the convention center lot, still only $10, doesn't have a Wednesday option. Luckily, the Hilton next door does, also for $10.

Good Luck!

figrin bran
04-18-2011, 09:48 PM
I found CW Hevy and Cad Bane w. Todo at Rosemead Target yesterday! I actually found something during Target's $6.99 sale, how about that? ;)

Maradona
04-20-2011, 03:32 PM
I found CW Hevy and Cad Bane w. Todo at Rosemead Target yesterday! I actually found something during Target's $6.99 sale, how about that? ;)

I was surprised to run into these two at Southgate Target today and picked them up, along with JLU Power Ring, Mr. Terrific, and Starro Superman.

My biggest find of the day, though, was the new GI Joe POC figures. Picked up 2 Iron Grenadiers, 2 Vipers, and 2 Rock Vipers at Montebello TRU. They wouldn't ring up at the cashier and I thought that manager might not let me buy them. After about 15 minutes of searching for how to ring them up, they just sold them to me under the old 2010 code. I left the other 6 figures from the case there. While there, I also picked the MOTUC/DCUC 2-packs I was missing with Merman-Aquaman/Stratos-Hawkman. I never found them at $29.99 and was glad to find them at $19.99.

Commtech
04-20-2011, 08:53 PM
So..... who here is a real man and got the eFX Darth Vader LEGEND edition ANH helmet today? I did. Snags? Crunchy? Come on, don't disappoint.

El Chuxter
04-21-2011, 01:29 AM
My biggest find of the day, though, was the new GI Joe POC figures. Picked up 2 Iron Grenadiers, 2 Vipers, and 2 Rock Vipers at Montebello TRU.
Sounds like it might be time to resume the hunt. :) How are the various baddies?

Maradona
04-21-2011, 02:27 AM
Sounds like it might be time to resume the hunt. :) How are the various baddies?

THe Iron Grenadier is the best one to me. I have yet to set them up in too many different positions, but the figure is so imposing. If I find 10 of these, I'll pick each of them up. This will become my new Alley Viper/Shock Troop, where I can't leave any behind. That said, I think I'll end up finding less of the IG than I did of those (3 AVs and 5 STs). The Rock Viper is cool, but I might head swap a slightly modified Capt. Ace (really a Slip Stream) head from the "cancelled Target exclusive" glider figure to give the Rock Viper a more true to the original look. The regular Viper is the weakest of the set, which I say only in that it is essentially the 25th version. I don't see myself buying any more of those. Want me to stash or pick up any of these for you, should I come across them again?

bikerscout
04-21-2011, 03:46 AM
thanx very much Maradona for the CC parking heads up. I got a couple days worth- convention center was sold out, but grabbed some Hilton garage passes next door. I highly highly recommend buying your pass ASAP to avoid hassles in July. :thumbsup:

Rosemead wally today --nothing good for SW, nor any other toy lines really. Had newer/est Thor figures though. Or at least it looked that way

JediTricks
04-21-2011, 03:13 PM
Toys R Us Culver City has Clone Wars Riot Control Clone, Barriss Offee, and Eeth Koth, plus 3 Hevys. I stashed Eeth, Barriss, and a Riot Clone (and bought another for myself) - PM for location. No Colts or Wolfes though.


Just a quick heads up to the local guys going down to Comic Con:

Parking is now on sale!

Use the link from their facebook page. For some reason the convention center lot, still only $10, doesn't have a Wednesday option. Luckily, the Hilton next door does, also for $10.

Good Luck!It figures that would come up on the day I'm moving to my new apartment and wasn't able to check the forums. I totally missed out on the center lot, but thanks to Bikerscout's texting me this morning, I did at least get the Hilton. This is so stupid of the CCI people, I had the SDCC live RSS feed in my bookmarks, so naturally they don't bother to mention it in their news. I am disgusted with this new SDCC management team, everything has been done entirely wrong this year.

bikerscout
04-21-2011, 04:11 PM
Now ya gotta get me into an exclusive CC party JT. :lipsrsealed: :pleased:

JediTricks
04-22-2011, 01:08 AM
I just got news that the Culver City TRU stash has been partly claimed, the Riot Clone was picked up, and he confirmed that the 2 Jedi - Eeth and Barriss - are still in stash point. So PM me if you want to claim that stash.

Oh jeez, I forgot, that store this morning also had Transformers Scourge and Kup. Totally didn't think to stash, should have.


Now ya gotta get me into an exclusive CC party JT. :lipsrsealed: :pleased:
Uhhhh... *waves hand* these aren't the parties you're looking for. ;)

bikerscout
04-22-2011, 03:24 AM
Well what parties should i be lookin for JT?? :confused:

Sepulveda target had a Hevy (at sale price too). I shoulda bought it, but already spent too much today on car registration/tax & other auto odds & ends I needed. Bought a used car Wednesday. Tapped. With that being said, I will still spring for a Warpath if anyone sees one!!!!!!! Plmk and/or stash! Thanx!!!!!!

Overall it doesn't bother me that there's not a ton of good stuff out there now SW & TFwise. Saving $ pretty much. No temptation

DarkKnight4516
04-22-2011, 10:06 AM
Now ya gotta get me into an exclusive CC party JT. :lipsrsealed: :pleased:

I just wish I could get into comic con. Site was so screwed up couldnt get tickets. Knew I shoulda got them last year before I left.:upset: Damn. Extras anyone?

JediTricks
04-25-2011, 06:28 PM
Culver City TRU, nada. Culver City Target, nada. Have I mentioned yet that I've moved to Culver City? Well, I have.

Target was a real bummer, I saw a pallet full of empty Hasbro cartons of all sizes, but upon closer review it turned out to be merely a new Nerf display on the SW aisle.

bikerscout
04-26-2011, 11:23 PM
Warpath. Now please. (hasbro!)

Tycho
04-27-2011, 01:53 AM
I've seen Warpath before in person. I turned him down because the tank treads do not connect to each other in the front and back like he's supposed to be. I have no idea why Hasbro made him this way, but it disturbed me.

bikerscout
04-27-2011, 04:51 AM
If the treads were all one piece, the robot mode wouldn't look as sweet as it does. Other than voyager Bludgeon, G1 Blitzwing & G1 Warpath (& new one), I don't really care for any other tank TFs hasbro has put out.

Chaddymac
04-27-2011, 01:47 PM
If the treads were all one piece, the robot mode wouldn't look as sweet as it does. Other than voyager Bludgeon, G1 Blitzwing & G1 Warpath (& new one), I don't really care for any other tank TFs hasbro has put out.

I bought Warpath from BBTS. He is plastic crack to the nth degree. I love this guy. He is a fantastic blockformer who looks awesome in both modes. Sweet bot awesome.

JediTricks
04-27-2011, 02:41 PM
Target La Cienega had TVC Yoda, Stormtrooper, Han Ceremony, Luke Jedi on new card, Utapau Clone, Cmdr Gree, and R5-D4. I stashed R5, Yoda, Luke, the Utapau Clone, and the Stormtrooper, PM for details.

I almost bought the Stormtrooper, but I just can't dig the mismatched helmet and the long empty hips.

Baldwin Hills Walmart had nothing, unless you like druggies having a seizure on the floor and having to be rescued by the fire department - that was fun, especially since I ended up having to go past the scene 3 times for various stuff. Eww.

I had no idea how close that WM was, now if only they weren't such a toilet.

El Chuxter
04-27-2011, 04:17 PM
Baldwin Hills Walmart had nothing, unless you like druggies having a seizure on the floor and having to be rescued by the fire department
Dude! Is this a daily feature, or do you just have to be lucky and get there at the right time?

JediTricks
04-27-2011, 05:15 PM
Dude! Is this a daily feature, or do you just have to be lucky and get there at the right time?
It's all about the timing. Showings are not on regular times, but I suspect they have several a day.

bikerscout
04-28-2011, 04:22 AM
It's all about the timing. Showings are not on regular times, but I suspect they have several a day.

to be fair - how do you know the victim is not epileptic? or has a condition? (not druggie)

All of the times I've been to this Crenshaw wally I've never seen an episode like this. (Nor inside the adjacent mall)

JediTricks
04-28-2011, 01:48 PM
I have lived in LA all my life, I have experienced things, seen things, dealt with people in this city, and I know the difference between a seizure, a mentally disturbed person, and someone who is on drugs. The guy was most likely on a cheap hallucinogenic kicked with PCP and heroin. There's a look and a behavior to watch out for, I saw it a bit when I was living down by LAX.

Every time I'm at that WM, there's a police disturbance inside or out. It's pretty gross how some folks treat that neighborhood.

Tycho
04-28-2011, 10:07 PM
Well, I'm mentally disturbed :crazed:

but I don't know if I've ever been in that Wal-Mart.

I didn't freak out there, however.

I just think I checked the toy isle, used the restroom, and got back on the road.

In other news, I did receive 2 Weequay Skiff Masters from HTS in the mail today. They look cool. Wooof is a better figure, however. Judging by looks, btw. I've opened Wooof, but haven't opened the new Weequay. But I'm very glad Hasbro made him nevertheless.

I've see the Droid Gunship, Swamp Speeder, and "Turbos Peter" as my voice-to-text likes to write (for Turbo Speeder) in Wal-Marts and Targets, and TRUs.

My TRU did seem to get new figures. Not sure if it is the Weequay Skiff Master wave though. I think it was the AOTC figures and then the Han Solo Ceremony wave with R5D4.

I want 4 more Weequays for dioramas and just to see the other figures, though I have no plans to purchase them (though Lando looks really nice).

No Transformers have shown up.

Oh, SideShow sent Cody but I haven't gone to the office to pick him up. I'm waiting until the cute girl is working the front desk. She had the day off.

darkagent
04-28-2011, 11:12 PM
Got my SS Cody yesterday. Pretty cool figure. Haven't found anything new out there. Then again, haven't really been looking. Did hit up multiple Walmarts a couple weeks ago, looking for Green Lantern Wave 2 figures. Did manage to find everybody except Sodam Yat, who I picked up a week later at the Shrine Comic Con for close to retail.

Just saw the SDCC Mattel and Hasbro exclusives for this year. There was nothing I really wanted. For the first time in a long time, I don't have to worry and spend a lot of time waiting in lines trying to get exclusives. :razz:

Maradona
05-03-2011, 09:12 AM
Found the latest wave of Marvel Universe figures at multiple Targets on Sunday. I stashed 2 Gladiators and 1 first appearance Wolverine. PM for location, if interested.

bikerscout
05-03-2011, 05:09 PM
Anyone find new TFs? I haven't looked yet. Appears that some DOTM have hit before street date of 16th

JediTricks
05-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Anyone find new TFs? I haven't looked yet. Appears that some DOTM have hit before street date of 16th
Tycho did, literally right now, but they wouldn't let him buy.

Crenshaw WM had nothing, Culver Target had a new card Luke.

El Chuxter
05-03-2011, 06:00 PM
In the immortal words of two anonymous Ping Pongs in Spaceballs (the version shown on basic cable), "We ain't found <ska-boo-boop>!!"

bikerscout
05-03-2011, 06:31 PM
Tycho did, literally right now, but they wouldn't let him buy.

Crenshaw WM had nothing, Culver Target had a new card Luke.

that's cause Tycho doesn't have any Force persuade....... :razz:

JediTricks
05-04-2011, 01:54 PM
Culver city TRU has a Jedi turbo speeder, I stashed, pm for location.

bikerscout
05-04-2011, 09:06 PM
PC wally had new DOTM deluxes and Voyagers yesterday. Fresh stocked. I saw BB, Roadbuster, Starscream, Ironhide & prime i think. One more nascar lookin guy too. For voyager they mainly had Ironhide, Prime, and 1 megatron. No leader class. S&*%!!!!!!

Commtech
05-05-2011, 12:27 AM
Hey... you guys know about the 1/6 Xpo on May 28 and 29? Sideshow and other 1/6 dealers will be there. You know Sideshow only does a couple of Cons (celebration and ComicCon). It will be the first and biggest 1/6 Con in the CA and even in the USA:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89211

JediTricks
05-06-2011, 03:22 PM
Pretty cool, thanks for the 411. I'm surprised to see it Sat and Sun, Frank & Son show is a pretty big deal on Saturdays (although I only used to go on Wednesdays, as IMO it's the superior day, less kids and casual types). I've put it on my calendar with a 2-day advance notice.

Turbowars
05-06-2011, 09:15 PM
Hey... you guys know about the 1/6 Xpo on May 28 and 29? Sideshow and other 1/6 dealers will be there. You know Sideshow only does a couple of Cons (celebration and ComicCon). It will be the first and biggest 1/6 Con in the CA and even in the USA:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89211Cool Ed I might go. I wonder if SS will have IG-88 and band members.


On a side note, I got a set of the new wave 2 Target Vintage 3 packs today. Now this is the 1st hasbro purchase since X-mas, CRAZY. I got them fresh out of the case so they are pretty minty and the chads are still in place. Cool sets, but it sucks paying $64 for cool retro packaging......

JediTricks
05-06-2011, 09:42 PM
Culver city tru had a lone aotc clone trooper, the new tvc one. I stashed, but the figure was there because it was a little roughed up at the hasbro factory. PM for location soon, it wasn't my finest stashing. Also, the stashed Jedi turbo speeder is still there.

Culver city target had bupkis.

bikerscout
05-07-2011, 01:12 AM
found new CW wave at a valley wally yesterday night. Cmdr Colt, Bariss offee, Eeth Koth and Riot control clone. Bought Colt. Stashed some figs, but it got compromised.

Also found the new Target vintage 3 pks. at Topanga mall target. Pretty cool lookin. Had all 3 sets. At 20 bux a pop tho? -f that

JediTricks
05-07-2011, 02:29 PM
The new Battle Packs are 3 figures each too, this line is getting too expensive to stay afloat.

jedikiss
05-07-2011, 03:54 PM
found new CW wave at a valley wally yesterday night. Cmdr Colt, Bariss offee, Eeth Koth and Riot control clone. Bought Colt. Stashed some figs, but it got compromised.



and i would be glad to trade a moc atrt driver for a commander colt,:grin:

Maradona
05-07-2011, 08:20 PM
The new Battle Packs are 3 figures each too, this line is getting too expensive to stay afloat.

Word! I heard a rumor that once upon a time, there were five figures in battle packs. Battles just keep getting thinner...

JediTricks
05-08-2011, 02:17 AM
"This deal is getting worse all the time!"

bikerscout
05-08-2011, 04:11 AM
and i would be glad to trade a moc atrt driver for a commander colt,:grin:

I would if I had an extra. Only 1 of the extras made it to someone I intended it for in that compromised stash. I could go for an AT-RT driver. ---In fact on rebelscum I listed that I'm trading a tvc AOTC trooper for At-rt driver, Zam Wessel or Kit Fisto. Lmk.

jedikiss
05-08-2011, 09:34 AM
I would if I had an extra. Only 1 of the extras made it to someone I intended it for in that compromised stash. I could go for an AT-RT driver. ---In fact on rebelscum I listed that I'm trading a tvc AOTC trooper for At-rt driver, Zam Wessel or Kit Fisto. Lmk.

ok i think i saw that too on rebelscum,unfortunately, i don't need any vintage except upcoming wedge and some wv7. I had the atrt driver listed for trade/sale for couple weeks on rblscm but, only one offer but that fell through, so I expect it will be stay in my possession for a bit longer now. But if you see a restock of colt in your area, i definately am interested in trading it for colt (or even wedge,han,logray,fordo,bom, lol) or selling atrt driver

bikerscout
05-09-2011, 09:51 PM
Ok. Haven't checked scum yet, but if I don't get an offer soon on the phase 1 clone, i'll probably return him. Cool figure, but don't need him thaaaat bad.

Nothing of note today -stockwise??

Maradona
05-10-2011, 08:56 PM
Picked up a not even close to mint $15 TIE Bomber at a local WM. One left, PM for location if interested. I just wanted one to open.

Also, I saw the Jedi Speeder at Monrovia TRU on Saturday. It was the first time I spotted it, not sure if it is widely distributed yet.

JediTricks
05-11-2011, 01:41 AM
Picked up a not even close to mint $15 TIE Bomber at a local WM. One left, PM for location if interested. I just wanted one to open.Rats, I wanted to get it for that kind of price, but right now I'm flat broke from the move.

bikerscout
05-11-2011, 06:32 PM
Stashed an At-rt driver, aotc clone, and senate guard at a Target in the valley. PM for location. This target also had Weequay guards, 1 Lando general, and another at-rt driver & odds and ends

now where are my Transformers?!?!?!?!!?

El Chuxter
05-12-2011, 08:14 PM
Beaumont WM had some new figures (finally!). I saw General Lando, Ceremony Han, R5-D4, Tatooine Luke, Fi-Ek Sirch, Senate Guard, Weequay Skiff Master, and Dagobah Pilot Luke.

Han and R5 didn't interest me in the slightest. Were the figures still in the $5 range, Luke might have (both of them). At $9, though, yet another Tatooine Luke and a Pilot Luke without gloves both seem like ripoffs.

General Lando looks like a major step backwards from the previous one. The articulation may be better, but the head is crap. Again, $9 is too much.

I had Fi-Ek, Senate Guard, and Weequay in hand. But then I noticed the only Weequay was opened, and his weapon(s?) gone. I put him back. And, at that point, two AOTC resculpts didn't seem nearly as interesting for the price, and put them back, too.

I wasn't totally empty-handed. Ross next door had a Rogue Squadron comic pack for $5.99 (passed on it, too, simply because I finally decided I have too dang many Rebel pilots) and the GIJoe MARS Trooper packs on clearance for $4.99. I did not pass on them, even though I have a full-on army of them at this point.

Tycho
05-12-2011, 08:22 PM
At Wal-Mart in Palm Desert I got the Cyberverse Optimus Prime, Megatron, Ironhide, and Sentinel Prime.

I really like these little guys (they are larger and much more articulated than Legends)!

They are fragile and good for collectors, not so much for kids.

El Chuxter
05-12-2011, 08:27 PM
At Wal-Mart in Palm Desert I got the Cyberverse Optimus Prime, Megatron, Ironhide, and Sentinel Prime.
Is this the one on Monterey by the I-10, near the Costco? Maybe a stupid question, but I don't know if there's more than one WM in Palm Desert.

JediTricks
05-12-2011, 08:36 PM
Culver City TRU had bupkis. The funny thing is, I checked on the poorly-stashed jedi turbo speeder and it's STILL THERE! Lazy crew!

bikerscout
05-14-2011, 03:12 AM
oh yeah, how stupid of me to forget - big shout out & thanks to Crunchy for the Target stash a couple days ago. Love the at-rt driver. Still have some guys stashed at that Target. (chk earlier post) PM if interested.

Another shout out to my friend who hooked me up with a TVC bespin Luke on Wed. He's not on SSG though unfortunately

btw, i returned the AOTC clone at wally a few days ago too

bikerscout
05-14-2011, 04:46 PM
update: Stash gone. Target restocked and moved everything. sorry

figrin bran
05-14-2011, 11:16 PM
I actually found something and at Crenshaw WM no less - AOTC Kit and Mace.

bikerscout
05-15-2011, 05:33 AM
I went to 3 targets, 3 walmarts and 1 TRU yesterday and didn't really see anything good. No new DOTM transformers and a sprinkling of newer TVC. No new CW. Ok, the TRU had TF animated dlx figs on clearance for 7.98 and they had a Rodimus minor, but I didn't scan him. PM for location. Also, one of the wallys had a few AT-rt drivers. PM for that too. I didn't stash though. Still bummed about this fruitless run :(

bikerscout
05-16-2011, 05:24 AM
Had a less than great Baldw. pk Wally run last night - rather not talk about. Saw LC BB and Sentinel, but not what i wanted.

Anyway --puttin the APB out. If anyone see's a LC Ironhide and/or generations warpath please stash!!! Much appreciated! All DOTM is supposed to hit today (along with Capt. America figures).

oh ya, the wally i went to had a bunch of marvel wolverine/silver samurai comic pks if you're into those. Looked cool, but i don't collect those

bikerscout
05-20-2011, 11:43 AM
where the #*%%^& are these guys?!??!!?! Surely they've hit somewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tycho
05-20-2011, 01:30 PM
Target I got cyberverse blackout And decided to get voyager ironhide.

The big news is at toys r us I got galactic heroes of atst! I also finally found deluxe topspin from transformers

Turbowars
05-20-2011, 07:54 PM
Target I got cyberverse blackout And decided to get voyager ironhide.

The big news is at toys r us I got galactic heroes of atst! I also finally found deluxe topspin from transformersWhat are you doing buying galactic heroes? Did you get my PM?

K M Toydarian
05-21-2011, 09:46 PM
Have seen the 3 packs at Target, but can't bite 4 $20. 15 maybe, as the 9 pack last year was only 50 total. Wonder how long they will keep stocking those?
Not much else at all. Still have never seen AOTC wave vintage. I want to get the new figs in that wave. Hopefully we'll see more, but the summer movies are a drag for me toy wise.

Has anyone been to Disney recently? My friend went to a cast member sneak peek of Star Tours. I want to get that new droid set. Time to call on my discount wielding disney friends. Looking forward to seeing the new ride.

Slim pickins these days but not much extra cash for me to spend anyway!

Tycho
05-23-2011, 07:19 PM
I got Deluxe Laserbeak and the BumbleBee with all the weapons on him.

JediTricks
05-24-2011, 01:04 PM
Been busy doing the final push on the move to Culver City. Every day for the past week has been 8, 9 hours in the old apartment boxing up the collection and throwing away stuff. I've decided to finally start using stands, so I've been snagging all the stands from older figures even when I'm throwing the figure itself out (including commtech chips! :D). It's been a real battle, but with just a week to go, I feel like I'm in the home stretch. I'm down to the hard part though, the one where I have to move the delicate vehicles and Transformers - SW figures are pretty tough, but those other pieces are not, so today's mission is to solve that problem. Also, what to do with the garbage, as I've thrown out 3x what I'm keeping.

Anyway, the only shopping I've done is quick trips to Culver and La Cienega Targets (mainly for moving supplies), and they haven't had jack squat this whole time except the new 3packs and the CW Geonosian 2-packs (the trooper guy missing his secondary earpiece made that set a big pass for me).

I have seen the new Transformers movie toys, worst-looking TF line in a long time. Every figure looks smaller and chintzier than past lines, less paint, big dumb gimmick weapons, simplified designs, just awful. I have passed on everything except 1 basic, the Human Alliance Spike w/ Trike (haw!) which is the only one that looked at all adequate, and it is. It bums me out that I can't have Wreck-Gar and Warpath because of this garbage taking over.

Chaddymac
05-24-2011, 03:25 PM
I found the HA Basics at Target, too - I meant to get Spike and forgot (got the snowmobile and sandstorm - the later is the winner of the two). Glad to know Spike is worth it.

I agree with you on the general impression, but I've felt that way about all the movie toys. What I will say about this line is that the packaging is so much more attractive. For whatever reason, I enjoy this way more than RTS, Generations, or the last two movies. Just more attractive.

bikerscout
05-24-2011, 06:40 PM
I hear ya JT, on the mountain of DOTM toys overshadowing Generations -if u want Wreck-gar & warpath. All i want is that LC Ironhide (and warpath!) & it ****es me off that he's not shipping now.

Wow, didn't know TVC wv4 was that hard to find. Guy was tellin me today that he'd never seen Zam in the wild. I haven't seen her or Kit fisto yet. I've seen Mace & clone many times. Don't think i've seen the SBD either. Horrible year for collecting. All lines, Joe, TF & SW.

Tycho
05-24-2011, 07:20 PM
What are you doing buying galactic heroes? Did you get my PM?

Yes. I'll see if I need to respond to your PM right now, but I've been running around so much. Sorry if I delayed that.

Anyway, I've always collected Galactic Heroes since they were PlaySkool's Star Wars Adventures during the AOTC years.

In the GH forum, I've listed all the vehicles (it's mostly vehicles besides a GH Qui-Gon and a few other characters) that I want. The AT-ST for use in a GH Endor diorama** was definitely on that list. Hopefully they won't repack it in an Endor set with Ewoks I can't get any other way (if the line is truly cancelled, to be replaced by that poseable cartoony-kid-figure line though I don't remember what it's called, but they're re-using the GH vehicles for it).

** I buy and keep stuff for lots of display dioramas that I don't have any room to set up. Just buying the stuff has become a sick habit now. I don't even open most things any more :( But I moved over my display fixtures out of my storage and will be setting up:

Escape from the Queen's Palace
The Gungan Battle for Naboo
The Battle of Theed
The Ewok Battle of Endor

The Pod Race
The First Arena Battle (with beasts)
The Second Arena Battle (with clones)
The First Battle of Geonosis (AOTC)
The Battle of Utopau
Jedi vs. Sith on Mustafar

Bounty Hunter Pursuit through the skies of Coruscant
The Battle of Christophis (Clone Wars)

Kamino
The Battle of Kashyyyk

And most of the corresponding 12" figures (Hasbro and SideShow mixed) in IKEA detolfs

If I am able to make it look good, I'll add either EU scenes that go with these environments, or the corresponding Galactic Heroes, Jedi Force, and Force Battlers that I also bought...and Star Wars Buddies (Remember those? *Sigh*)

But instead of being a candidate for "Hoarders" (cable television), my stuff is inventoried and organized (or getting there). Yet I am SICK and I know it. Nope. Not going to change. I feel the Force. LOL. However, I am not EVER going to start another Star Wars line (GH's replacement or whatever) ....uh, except if the live-action show ever comes out and its tie-in products look cool). But that is why I do not own ANY Star Wars LEGOs - beyond the expense. I'd never have any room - nor time to put them together (but they look cool anyway) - and I'd get some Star Wars Transformers (maybe) because I buy a small amount of Transformers anyway (and want to make "scenes" with those, too). I am sick, sick, sick!!! But it's funny, because I feel great about it anyway!

EDIT: Oh - if you noticed I am making almost exclusively PREQUEL scenes, you are correct. In my old apartment, before my brain aneurysm (that should explain a lot, but I was nuts before then, too), I had created all classic scenes:

Endor
Death Star I & II

Mos Eisley
Dune Sea (SOTE)

Hoth
Cloud City

They will return if (1) I get a 5 bedroom house, or (2) after 10 years, as that's how long I displayed them, I sell off my PREQUEL TRILOGY stuff (complete with the packaging that I save in storage) as the recreated complete movie scenes. I'll be close to my 50's ten! By my 60's I think I'll finish up with Terminator, Transformers, and Star Trek (my other collections for dioramas) unless I do get rich and buy a huge house. Sorry - a "toy room" wouldn't cut it. I need about a 10 "toy room" house! Nuts! Just plain Nuts! (But at least I didn't claim the world was going to end last Saturday!)

JediTricks
05-27-2011, 01:40 AM
Crenshaw Walmart has the TIE Bomber on clearance for $20, finally. They've had it in clearance section with tags for full price for months. It's pretty nice, much better than the original. They also have saga legends on sale for $5.

They and la cienega target have nothing new today.

Tycho
05-27-2011, 05:07 AM
My Toys R Us did a huge front-of-the-store reset for Transformers to debut this morning. But I couldn't go :(

I lost my keys! Yup. I don't know how I got in my apartment last night without them. I had to have the keys to drive home and get in the door. Don't remember too much about last night, but I wasn't drinking. I've just been out a lot and needed more sleep.

Now I can't lock up or drive anywhere. I'm cleaning my apartment real thoroughly and am checking everywhere. It has to be here somewhere! This is so frustrating....

bikerscout
05-27-2011, 08:38 AM
"My Toys R Us did a huge front-of-the-store reset for Transformers to debut this morning. But I couldn't go"


Well that's a little late -- the street date was 5/16 for all of the new DOTM to hit. If you spot an extra Generations Warpath, plmk. Buy 1 off ya for cost + shipping. I'm sick of going to stores with nothing but Dotm garbage.

El Chuxter
05-27-2011, 09:15 AM
I haven't actually seen any GIJoe figures, but the latest reset at the Beaumont Wal-Mart has some empty pegs for single Joes. Looking around online, it appears that the Iron Grenadier/Viper wave and the wave after it are hitting some WM's.

Did anyone actually find Shadow Tracker? Is he planned for a later case revision? If I have to, he's one I could skip, but I prefer to get every Cobra who looks somewhat plausible. (I did pass on a few movie ones, but even got most of them eventually.)

The Ross store next to WM got in some more last-wave Alpha vehicles. Also, quite oddly, they got a huge batch of MARS Troopers... for full price, after I bought the last two they had on clearance a couple of weeks ago. Never understood the "clear it out at rock bottom prices so we can replenish the same thing at full price!" strategy Ross, Marshalls, and sometimes even Target employ.

CrunchyNug
05-27-2011, 08:06 PM
I made a few decent finds today. First I found the formerly EE exclusive comic pack w/ PLOURR ILO & DLLR NEP at a ROSS. The price was only $5.99 so I couldn't pass that up. There was only 1 unfortunately. Second score was a Jedi Speeder from TRU. They had a fresh case of Vintage w5 also. It was funny to see the old Stormtrooper with the funny paint app & yellowing helmet.

Definitely looking for the new GI Joe w5 too. Gotta get a few of those new Cobra Troopers & Jungle B.A.T.S.

Maradona
05-28-2011, 08:19 AM
I made a few decent finds today. First I found the formerly EE exclusive comic pack w/ PLOURR ILO & DLLR NEP at a ROSS. The price was only $5.99 so I couldn't pass that up. There was only 1 unfortunately.

These are very plentiful at almost every Ross I've hit the past couple of weeks. The price is ridiculously low and the figures make for good customizing fodder.

bikerscout
05-28-2011, 08:38 AM
TF fans -- don't panic just yet, but I wanted to warn people if they've ordered from TFSource in the past month (or even April), your credit card info may have been compromised. Check your account frequently. TFsource isn't confirming that they were hacked again recently, but better be safe then sorry. I ordered a G1 figure in April with an Amex card and so far - nothing wrong. Just thought I'd spread the word, even if TFsource.com did not get hacked.

In all of my runs in the past 2 weeks, I did not see any new Joes. Is there any truth to the rumor earlier this year that Walmart would no longer carry Joes??

El Chuxter
05-28-2011, 11:22 AM
I've heard it depends on the individual store. Some stores have been reported as having new stuff. I've seen new pegs for them at some stores, but no figures yet.

figrin bran
05-28-2011, 11:21 PM
I haven't actually seen any GIJoe figures, but the latest reset at the Beaumont Wal-Mart has some empty pegs for single Joes. Looking around online, it appears that the Iron Grenadier/Viper wave and the wave after it are hitting some WM's.

Did anyone actually find Shadow Tracker? Is he planned for a later case revision? If I have to, he's one I could skip, but I prefer to get every Cobra who looks somewhat plausible. (I did pass on a few movie ones, but even got most of them eventually.)

The Ross store next to WM got in some more last-wave Alpha vehicles. Also, quite oddly, they got a huge batch of MARS Troopers... for full price, after I bought the last two they had on clearance a couple of weeks ago. Never understood the "clear it out at rock bottom prices so we can replenish the same thing at full price!" strategy Ross, Marshalls, and sometimes even Target employ.

Chux, I've seen Shadow Tracker once at TRU. He's not in wave 5 or 6 but I'm not sure about revision cases.

Tycho
06-01-2011, 02:30 AM
I got the Human Alliance Roadbuster NASCAR!!! (2 of 'em, too!)

He looks awesome and very detailed.

I also found the Cyberverse (CV) Powerglide and opened him. Great figure!

bikerscout
06-02-2011, 03:05 AM
nothing really good at La Cien. TRU. However, the Ross in the same plaza had about 8 Cobra Fury tanks for $12 clearanced. Also had Pan's Labyrinth on BR for 9.99. Still have never seen that movie, so didn't pull the trigger

JediTricks
06-02-2011, 02:55 PM
nothing really good at La Cien. TRU. However, the Ross in the same plaza had about 8 Cobra Fury tanks for $12 clearanced. Also had Pan's Labyrinth on BR for 9.99. Still have never seen that movie, so didn't pull the triggerI can't believe you ended up going after our discussion. :p

Crenshaw WM, La Cienega Target, Culver City Target, Culver TRU, nothing nothing nothing nothing (in Star Wars).

La Cienega Target had a Transformers Cyberverse Blackout, I stashed, PM for location.


My move is complete, my bedroom is full as hell with moving boxes, like 30 of them. I don't have space for... any of this stuff. I also don't have time to unpack everything, like today, while looking for my USB printer cable (I accidentally cut it moving, I had one for my scanner but packed it) after an hour I just bought another one on Amazon that'll be here Saturday.

bikerscout
06-04-2011, 03:58 AM
anyone goin to Botcon? If you have my # call or text me, otherwise PM here for it. I'm goin Sat & Sun. Gotta go to bed!!!! Hit me up !!

JediTricks
06-05-2011, 10:06 AM
I hit Star Tours opening, but without press credentials, so I wasn't able to see the opening ceremony (almost none of the regular public did). I picked up one of the 2 exclusives (the boarding crew, not that corny Vader set) and the die cast Starspeeder 1000s. I didn't get many pics because there wasn't much to see and the crowds were crazy, but I'll post what I have in the next couple days. The ride is very cool, I went on it twice and almost everything was identical except the opening unfortunately, but it's still pretty good and shows a lot of promise. The first group was in love with EVERYTHING that happened, when 3PO showed up they went wild, that's my kind of crowd, and every little gag and action got such loud response that I couldn't hear pilot or character dialog. :p

Yesterday I photographed Botcon, you can see the photos here: http://photos.actionfigs.com/g6139-transformers-botcon-2011.html
I wrote up the panel but haven't turned those notes into anything yet, probably tomorrow. I met up with Bikerscout and his pal and it was fun. I'm about to go back.

Maradona
06-06-2011, 12:46 AM
Yesterday I photographed Botcon, you can see the photos here: http://photos.actionfigs.com/g6139-transformers-botcon-2011.html
I wrote up the panel but haven't turned those notes into anything yet, probably tomorrow. I met up with Bikerscout and his pal and it was fun. I'm about to go back.

I was there yesterday. Overall, I liked it much more than the last Botcon, though I must say the prices were more inflated, on the whole, than they were last time. I can't believe how expensive the third party product has become.

bikerscout
06-06-2011, 03:28 PM
Shouts to JT, Commtech, Chaddymac, and Scott (on TFW). What a great Botcon! Had the best time! Keeping this brief b/c I've virtually been up for 3 days straight. Probably 6 some odd hrs. of sleep this wknd. Yuck!!! Went to TFTM 25th anniversary screening at the Aero last night. Great panel afterwards w/voice actors and Wally Burr.

La Cien TRU today --- TF: stocked all classes of DOTM fresh. So if you're looking for a certain dlx, i recommend going there. No generations or lc ironhide though. O ya, the scan series Sideswipe & Ironhide exclusives were there. There's 2 section for TF mind you. Star wars: beater card Tvc Jedi luke and wicket.

gotta run

edit: I also went to La cien target -- nothing good, and crenshaw wally. ---CW remnants of the eeth koth/bariss offee wave. There were a lot of hevy's and even a riot trooper there. Plenty of DOTM Tfs too.

Quick Botcon story for JT & all: as I was leaving, I saw a guy with the exact same T-shirt I have from the 2000 Botcon. "You got my shirt!" Had to give him props, although his was faded much more than mine. Thus far I've never seen anyone with it besides the time of that con in 2000 --Ft. Wayne, IN. That was the end of the convention, but not the night, as I went to the 7:30 showing of TFTM at the Aero. Awesome wknd!!!

JediTricks
06-07-2011, 02:32 PM
Word up, Bikerscout! It was a good time, and I really regretted not going to the TFTM that night, couldn't stop thinking about scenes from the movie, and until that night I NEVER had thought about those scenes. That's my problem with the end of these sorts of conventions, they infect me and I don't want them to stop.

Sorry we didn't meet up with ya there, Maradona.

La Cienega Target on Sunday on my way home from Botcon had Transformers 3:DOTM Laserbeak. I hate his buggy eyes like a baby bird, but I like VTOLs and his guns are really decent, so I figured it'd be the last Botcon purchase. ;-) Hasbro has no understanding of how this mold is supposed to work, judging by their instructions.

JediTricks
06-07-2011, 02:43 PM
JT, you going to pick up any of the next waves of TF Generations? (Thundercracker, Wheeljack, Warpath?) I pre-ordered a case from BBTS that has 2 each of those figs, plus Scourge and Kup (both of whom have been absent from my store visits). Anyway, you want my extras?Chaddy, what ever happened with that BBTS order? I'm still down if they're still going to ship it to you.

figrin bran
06-08-2011, 12:10 AM
I hit Star Tours opening, but without press credentials, so I wasn't able to see the opening ceremony (almost none of the regular public did). I picked up one of the 2 exclusives (the boarding crew, not that corny Vader set) and the die cast Starspeeder 1000s. I didn't get many pics because there wasn't much to see and the crowds were crazy, but I'll post what I have in the next couple days. The ride is very cool, I went on it twice and almost everything was identical except the opening unfortunately, but it's still pretty good and shows a lot of promise. The first group was in love with EVERYTHING that happened, when 3PO showed up they went wild, that's my kind of crowd, and every little gag and action got such loud response that I couldn't hear pilot or character dialog. :p

Yesterday I photographed Botcon, you can see the photos here: http://photos.actionfigs.com/g6139-transformers-botcon-2011.html
I wrote up the panel but haven't turned those notes into anything yet, probably tomorrow. I met up with Bikerscout and his pal and it was fun. I'm about to go back.

JT, I was there too! You should have mentioned that you'd be going.

Chaddymac
06-08-2011, 12:55 AM
Hey, I swear we went around on this when I first got the case in, but maybe I'm imagining that. Ultimately, I ended up splitting it with Scott.

JediTricks
06-08-2011, 01:41 PM
JT, I was there too! You should have mentioned that you'd be going.Aw man, that's a bummer. I was so busy running up to that, every day was 9, 10 hours of packing, lugging boxes, and cleaning to get my move complete, that I didn't make time to check if anybody here was going. I also forgot you now have a cellphone like a real Los Angelino. ;)



Hey, I swear we went around on this when I first got the case in, but maybe I'm imagining that. Ultimately, I ended up splitting it with Scott.Oh man, well that's quite a thing. :(



La Brea Target had a big fat whopping batch of nothing good yesterday evening, as did La Cienega Target and TRU.

figrin bran
06-09-2011, 12:33 AM
Aw man, that's a bummer. I was so busy running up to that, every day was 9, 10 hours of packing, lugging boxes, and cleaning to get my move complete, that I didn't make time to check if anybody here was going. I also forgot you now have a cellphone like a real Los Angelino. ;)


Haha, yes I do. Did I tell you or did you see my posts in Tycho's Droid phone thread?

JediTricks
06-09-2011, 06:50 PM
Yeah, in that thread, exactly.

So, transformers rts windcharger was found at a local Ross store, as posted on another site. I hit culver, west la national, and west la la cienega, but no dice. They had a few deluxes from the line and deep dive though, so I'll check again soon. I also found dllr and plourr x-wing pilot comic 2 pack for $6 at national, so I bought it.

Tru culver had more of the Han ceremony wave, big deal. nothing good in TF, no leader ironhide. Roughly the same at tru la cienega. Target la cienega had a droid gunship, that's about it.

bikerscout
06-10-2011, 01:08 AM
new cell for figrin? Let's exchange info b4 comic-con man. Or even sooner!! Ross huh? I'll have to check them out JT. But i really just want warpath and lc ironhide

Maradona
06-10-2011, 08:08 AM
Marshalls/Ross have been a TF paradise lately. I found an elusive, at least for me, Wreckgar, recently. I've been hitting a few locations consistently, but still no Warpath, much less Windcharger. If I find an extra of each, I'll stash/pick up for you, JT and BS.

darkagent
06-10-2011, 03:41 PM
Found some new Vintage figures at TRU today. Pickup the Rebel Blockade Trooper, Bom Vimdin, Logray and ARC Trooper Commander.

bikerscout
06-10-2011, 09:07 PM
lf tru had lots of tvc wave 5 stuff this morning. No stormies though. Also CW boba (young) -bad card. TF -- they had the scanning ironhide & sideswipe deluxes

maradona --thanks the tip earlier today!!! :D

JediTricks
06-10-2011, 09:50 PM
Found some new Vintage figures at TRU today. Pickup the Rebel Blockade Trooper, Bom Vimdin, Logray and ARC Trooper Commander.Which TRU?


Thanks to Bikerscout's message, I got an overpriced order for Warpath in to HasbroToyShop, and he's sold out already again so that was great timing (although HTS and I butted heads over my password for 10 whole minutes while I was sitting in the car trying to order over 3G).

darkagent
06-10-2011, 10:59 PM
Which TRU?

Sorry, it was La Cienega.

bikerscout
06-10-2011, 11:07 PM
JT -- hah! Instead of asking u for codes I should've told you sooner. Forgot u needed him. Glad u were able to get one. I know how that feels -knowing you have a password, but coming up short tryin to put it in. Too bad there weren't any good SW figs to combine into the order & save on shipping

darkagent -- ya, a friend and I had no luck at the Trus we did today (burbank and LF) Good score.

El Chuxter
06-10-2011, 11:25 PM
The forum is moving very S-L-O-W-L-Y for me today, and I'm waiting on the Transformers thread still. Has anyone found Rumble yet, or just Windcharger? Given how relatively easy it's been to find the recent "Ross exclusive" GIJoes here, this may be a real godsend.

Maradona
06-11-2011, 02:26 AM
maradona --thanks the tip earlier today!!! :D

No problem. I'm glad our Warpath problems have been solved.

Chaddymac
06-11-2011, 12:18 PM
Rumble hasn't been listed in any assortments yet. I don't believe he'll see release as part of the RTS line.

El Chuxter
06-11-2011, 07:42 PM
I saw a Decepticon Seaspray repaint (Deep Dive?) in RTS packaging at the Rosses in Beaumont and Yucaipa, and a RTS Legends motorcycle dude with a noticeable movie aesthetic (Chop Chop?) at the Rosses in Colton and Redlands.

No Grapple or Windcharger yet.

Maradona
06-11-2011, 10:03 PM
I saw a Decepticon Seaspray repaint (Deep Dive?) in RTS packaging at the Rosses in Beaumont and Yucaipa, and a RTS Legends motorcycle dude with a noticeable movie aesthetic (Chop Chop?) at the Rosses in Colton and Redlands.

No Grapple or Windcharger yet.

How great are Ross and Marshalls? Let me count a few of the ways:

12 GI Joe 25th Anniversary Cobra Troops for $3.99 each
1 ROTF Evac for $5.99
1 ROTF red Rampage for $5.99
1 clearanced MARS 3 pack for $4 (can't resist the idea of 3 customizable figures for $4)

These stores constantly prove the adage "Only suckers pay retail," which sounds like it was one of the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, though I can find no confirmation of this. I've been a "sucker" by this definition plenty of times and will likely be again.

El Chuxter
06-11-2011, 10:19 PM
The rule of closeout stores is simple. Most only remember the first sentence, though: "Any toy you buy at retail will be at Ross or Marshall's a year later." The second sentence is just as important: "Any toy you pass on at retail in anticipation of getting at a closeout store will never actually show up at such a store."

Hasbro should really just bite the bullet and make the GIJoe line officially be Ross exclusives.

Maradona
06-11-2011, 10:32 PM
The rule of closeout stores is simple. Most only remember the first sentence, though: "Any toy you buy at retail will be at Ross or Marshall's a year later." The second sentence is just as important: "Any toy you pass on at retail in anticipation of getting at a closeout store will never actually show up at such a store."

Hasbro should really just bite the bullet and make the GIJoe line officially be Ross exclusives.

Wise words indeed. To prove your point, I'm still waiting to find the Walmart "exclusive" Battle Stations and the online "exclusive" Resolute sets.