View Full Version : Everybody finding the B-Wing?

Ryan the Hutt
08-23-2001, 07:39 PM
Now that it's been out awhile, has everyone found a B-Wing? Do you guys think it's been easier to find than the Y-Wing was last year? Personally I have only seen it in one of about four Targets in my area.

darth chuck
08-23-2001, 07:44 PM
I have yet to see the B-Wing in my part of KY, though I heard it made a brief appearance in Louisville.

08-23-2001, 07:55 PM
Yeah I found it. And I love it! Its the best yet! I will say it took me less time to find this than both the Skiff and Y-Wing. And I still believe that Target should be permanently taken off the list of stores that can carry Hasbro exclusives.

master jedi
08-23-2001, 08:44 PM
I've found the B-Wing.
I saw the Y-Wing a while ago but didn't get it. I was stupid not to.

08-23-2001, 08:55 PM
Yeah, I've found them, but I think the stockboys are using them for soccer practice. I know it's big, and the window is delicate, but all they do is take them out of the box and set them on a shelf. The first two I found were so beaten up that I actually passed on buying them (half-thinking I would never see one again). But a week later I found a fresh display of 4 at a different Target. Even then only one didn't have any bends or dents but one was all I wanted. Even if I decide to open it, I still want it to look nice.

Off topic, this is the largest SW item I've purchased retail in a looooong time. Now, I'm proud of my collection, but the walk to the front check-out lane seemed esp. long that day. Like every kid I passed was staring me down, and I must admit I felt a little guilty/foolish. When I was a kid I used to dream that some stranger would see me drooling in the toy aisle and offer to buy me any toy I wanted out of the kindness in his/her heart. Now I was the tall, dark stranger and a part of me wanted to give my fresh bought B-Wing to the first wide-eyed kid I saw. Of course today, that kind of action would probably get the parents mad, thinking your some kind of pedophile and having security (Target security, he he) throw you out the door. Has anyone else felt a little funny carrying a 2' SW toy box out of Target?

Ryan the Hutt
08-23-2001, 09:16 PM
I noticed that you are from Grand Rapids. We're practically neighbors! Where did you find your B-Wing? It wasn't at the Grandville Target was it? That's the only place I've seen them so far.

Obi-Dan Kenobi
08-23-2001, 10:29 PM
Don't worry, I really don't think many kids these days really know or care what a B-Wing is. Well, maybe a few.

08-23-2001, 10:40 PM
I found three on open shelves at my local Super Target the first weekend. I wasn't even looking for them. All were in great shape considering the packaging. I bought them all because I knew Sith Worm would want one. I didn't want one but I do want the TIE Bomber and have a suspicon that I won't be so lucky with that one, so I need something to trade with.

08-23-2001, 10:46 PM
I bought one online a couple weeks ago, fearing the worst. Yesterday, as fate would have it, I walked into Target and there were 4 sitting right there. I bought one for the armada.

08-23-2001, 11:07 PM
stillakid, I bought one online and for that very reason I don't go to Target anymore. Because it is a known fact that all you have to do to get something to show up in a store is to buy it online. Works everytime.

08-23-2001, 11:52 PM
I got it like a month ago. I love it! I got it before it was released though. I have seen it several times after too.

08-24-2001, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by Fulit
stillakid, I bought one online and for that very reason I don't go to Target anymore. Because it is a known fact that all you have to do to get something to show up in a store is to buy it online. Works everytime.

Can I get winning Powerball numbers online? :)

08-24-2001, 07:49 AM
I think these are much easier. The skiff and Y-wing were tougher. It also seems like that they are not selling as much. Not a good sign for the future of vehicles.

08-24-2001, 08:29 AM
I ended up getting a B-Wing, as well as the SKiff, and Y-Wing. All thanks to 12inch Lando

08-24-2001, 10:23 AM
I found my B-wing at target,they had 3 and not to badly beaten up.The Y-wing a friend got for me and the the skiff I got on line.

08-24-2001, 12:07 PM
Yep, i found the B-wing too, the sad news is the pilot they put in the package...that one was in the Rebel Pilots three pack, anyway, the ship is very very cool, although its almost the same of the original kenner line.

darth chuck
08-24-2001, 02:00 PM
My local Target employees have never even heard of a B-Wing. But, I know that if I pay the online price, they will show up en masse the next day. So, I think I will take a risk and wait a while for this one. From the sounds of things, it isn't going to be a "Watto's Box", or a "Y-Wing", or a "Skiff", or a "Swimming Jar Jar", or a .........come to think of it, maybe I will just order it.

Mandalorian Candidat
08-24-2001, 02:32 PM
I think it's a toss up. The only time I've seen a Y-Wing was when I bought it. I have yet to see ONE B-Wing on the shelf. I got mine through being fortunate to have the only helpful Target employee put one on hold for me before they "stocked" on the shelf.

Between the two, I would much rather have the Y-Wing. The B-Wing is in no way worth it's high $40 price tag even though it's bigger and has a much better figure.

08-24-2001, 02:48 PM
Yeah i got it, its coo, the last one, it was not dinged up either, and i ripped target off, and got it for 29.99 (hahahaha) so its cool. Different pilot coluld help there.

08-24-2001, 04:55 PM
Hey Ryan the Hutt, nope, not in Grandville. The first two frankensteins I found up on Alpine while on my way to the Marne stock car races. The 4 good ones I found were in Wyoming/Kentwood this Monday. My boss lives in Allendale though I don't venture out there too much. Drop me a line if you catch this post: tmayle9@aol.com.

By the way, on the way home from my Target purchase I stopped off at a local comic store. I was pleased to see that they had a few B-Wings that weren't selling at their $69 price. Luckily, the owner is a great guy who doesn't scalp, just sells what he's shipped.