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bkusna
07-22-2010, 10:11 PM
SIX cases of vintage figures and 6 snowspeeders.....GH AT-AT, all new GH figs....Boba fett blaster.....all new clone wars figures, at ALL 3 OKC TRUs...

RENDAR LIVES
07-22-2010, 10:17 PM
I'm envious. Today I scored the vintage Luke and Leia. A scalper beat me to the store and was gonna buy the whole case but they refused to give him the 2 for $9.99 deal like the other TRUs so he was forced to put some back. Glad I didn't leave empty handed but Jerks buying up whole cases at clearance cost really chaps my hide.

bkusna
07-22-2010, 10:34 PM
I open most of my figures so I buy the cards that are all bent and creased so mint collectors get a chance to get theirs....

RENDAR LIVES
07-22-2010, 10:40 PM
That's pretty considerate of you. I mostly open but certain figures I shop for mint as my "definitive" versions of characters. The paint applications of the actual figures matter more to me than the condition of the card.

bkusna
07-22-2010, 10:44 PM
good point....on the ones I like to keep on card, I make sure the paint app is good and that the Head is pointed the right direction...i know kinda anal

Bel-Cam Jos
07-23-2010, 10:27 AM
If I see a card that's not too crinkled (smashed bubbles that haven't damaged the figure don't matter to me) or corner-bumped, I often leave the "mint" ones, too. I've gotten bold enough that I'll comment to the speculators, but I haven't seen any in person in a long time.

DarkArtist
07-24-2010, 11:44 AM
picked up Vintage Hoth Leia today at TRU in woodbridge...missed getting Luke by mere minutes...oh well... August will be here soon enough.

finally saw Han for the first time and I think I can easliy pass on getting him... the sculpt is meh and the accessories really don't warrant the $9.99 price tag.... maybe if he goes on clearence or something I'll pick him up and make a custom Hoth Rebel Solider or something.

tagmac
07-24-2010, 02:48 PM
Found one At-At in TRU, along with a single case of the vintage figs (no Dack). Already have the figs, and in my brief "excitement," I bought the AT-AT, even though I swore I wouldn't. Got home, and checked out the youtube review, and I'm returning it later tonight. I simply don't have the room for this, and the lack of movie quotes/effects, as well as the fact that this is clearly meant to be played with, make it worthless to me. At least the BMF Falcon displays better, and had all movie sounds/effects. My smaller AT-AT with the light-up Vader and actual General Veers quotes is good enough for me.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-24-2010, 03:51 PM
Found one At-At in TRU, along with a single case of the vintage figs (no Dack). Already have the figs, and in my brief "excitement," I bought the AT-AT, even though I swore I wouldn't. Got home, and checked out the youtube review, and I'm returning it later tonight. I simply don't have the room for this, and the lack of movie quotes/effects, as well as the fact that this is clearly meant to be played with, make it worthless to me. At least the BMF Falcon displays better, and had all movie sounds/effects. My smaller AT-AT with the light-up Vader and actual General Veers quotes is good enough for me.
Which review were you looking at? This page (http://www.rebelscum.com/TVCvehAT-AT.asp) has a rundown of all the quotes, which include ones from the film (from Vader and Veers) as well as elsewhere. And why is it wrong for a toy to be a toy? It looks like this one "displays" as well as the Falcon. I can understand the space issue, but I actually can't understand your other issues.

nohagent
07-24-2010, 03:57 PM
I don't think I will be paying 9.99 on a figure until basic figs hit that. hmmm $2.00 to go. I saw all the vintage figs, put them all in the cart and just couldnt do it. I thought to keep the Dack but I rationalized that Dack should not be on a vintage card because he is not a vintage figure. Kind of feel held hostage on him for 9.99 because he should be basic release and not vintage. Got all the new vehicles though. I will let me kid open the AT-AT after he finished his Herculean summer homework tasks.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-24-2010, 03:59 PM
I don't think I will be paying 9.99 on a figure until basic figs hit that. hmmm $2.00 to go. I saw all the vintage figs, put them all in the cart and just couldnt do it. I thought to keep the Dack but I rationalized that Dack should not be on a vintage card because he is not a vintage figure. Kind of feel held hostage on him for 9.99 because he should be basic release and not vintage. Got all the new vehicles though. I will let me kid open the AT-AT after he finished his Herculean summer homework tasks.
The basic figures ARE the Vintage figures. There's currently no other line Dack could go in, unless you'd prefer a repack of the crappy 2002 pack-in figure on a Saga Legends card.

tagmac
07-24-2010, 04:36 PM
Which review were you looking at? This page (http://www.rebelscum.com/TVCvehAT-AT.asp) has a rundown of all the quotes, which include ones from the film (from Vader and Veers) as well as elsewhere. And why is it wrong for a toy to be a toy? It looks like this one "displays" as well as the Falcon. I can understand the space issue, but I actually can't understand your other issues.

It was a UK review posted on another thread on this site.

For me, space is a big reason this doesn't display as well....I have nowhere to put it. And the $99 price point, well, let's just say it's another big reason for my having second thoughts. I felt the exact same way after buying and opening the Queen's Shuttle back in 1999 - don't think I'll ever display that monstrosity, and so I don't want to repeat that kind of mistake.