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nohagent
08-31-2010, 05:48 PM
After being blown off by hasbro reps at CV I want to know something. How many of you out there were able to pick up the Thi-Sen Hondo Secura Sidious wave at retail?

Hasbro told me they were on the shelves as much as any other clone war figure. At the rate I spoil my son for my own self-gratification I seriously beg to differ.

Hasbro also told me to keep my eyes open as more of this wave would still be hitting the TRU on red card which I still beg to differ.

Any takes on this? Or do I take it that no one really cares about this topic?

nohagent
09-01-2010, 02:40 AM
Anyone maybe?

Darth Awgmon
09-01-2010, 10:42 AM
The only place I have seen this wave stocked recently is KMart. I know that sounds cray, but I have seen it restocked at two different Kmarts in the last couple of weeks. Everywhere else seems to be only restocking the new card waves.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-01-2010, 12:54 PM
There were actually two separate waves - one had Hondo, Aayla, Bly, and Jek, and the other had snow Anakin, Thi-Sen, Sidious, and TX-20 (and then the later wave of snow Obi-Wan, Magnaguard, snow Rex, and so on). I was able to get all the figures, even though I only saw some of them once. You just have to get out there more. Hasbro does what they can, but sometimes we have to put in a little more effort than we might like.

autumnsdescent
09-01-2010, 09:53 PM
Saw Snobiwan and Anakin snowsuit en mass. Never saw Palpatine or Thi-sen at retail at all - which most likely means I just missed shipment days. Found TX once but passed on him thinking I would find him later. Never did.

Did find Hondo, Snow Rex, and Secura and picked them up. Only saw them twice at retail.

Am I correct in thinking that the dozens of leftover Snowbiwans and Snow Anakins indicate that the waves were indeed put out in the same numbers as previous waves with the non-core characters short-packed?

figrin bran
09-02-2010, 12:14 AM
I have never seen Thi-sen at retail but have seen the Sidious and TX-20 once.

The Aayla wave I saw quite a bit and even bought 2 Aaylas and Blys.

DarkArtist
09-02-2010, 09:55 AM
never spotted Aayla, Hondo, Sidious, TX-20 or This-Sen at retail...was able to get Cold Weather Rex and Commander Bly from a TRU in Manhattan NY... the only figures that have been on the pegs since then have been the Snow Obi and Anakins that I pass on everytime (no interest in them whatsoever).

guess i missed out on the shipments as well but have to say that for that many anakins and obi-wans I wonder what the case assortments were like... really hoping that Hasbro re-releases the hard to find figures on the blue sky cards for those of us who missed out

was able to make a trade overseas for a Aayla Secura...traded a Thire figure for her so can't wait till she arrives.

figrin bran
09-11-2010, 12:42 AM
It looks like Thi Sen will repacked in an upcoming "Battle of Orto Plutonia" battlepack along with Cold Weather gear Rex, Obi Wan and Anakin.

JediTricks
09-11-2010, 03:22 PM
Like Bran, I found the Hondo and Aayla wave a few times, and bought Hondo and Aayla when I first saw them. I believe I saw them at TRU first and then at Target, but the order might have been reversed.

Hasbro's answer about production numbers doesn't state whether those figures were liquidated or something, they don't seem to know what the deal is, they were told by factory that the waves were produced in number and shipped, that's all they know.

DarkArtist
09-23-2010, 01:38 PM
Like Bran, I found the Hondo and Aayla wave a few times, and bought Hondo and Aayla when I first saw them. I believe I saw them at TRU first and then at Target, but the order might have been reversed.

Hasbro's answer about production numbers doesn't state whether those figures were liquidated or something, they don't seem to know what the deal is, they were told by factory that the waves were produced in number and shipped, that's all they know.


i think that after all the complaints, and questions and struggles with these waves as well as the EU Legacy Wave, Hasbro should redo the figures again and re-release them on the blue sky cards or in a box set for the fans that were unable to locate them at retail.

these waves were some of the coolest figures Hasbro has done and hear that fans missed out on them is not right... c'mon Hasbro, redo the figures on the blue sky package and give the fans another crack at these great additions to the Clone Wars and the Legacy line.

Blue2th
09-23-2010, 07:16 PM
They have to at least re-issue Aayla.

Has anybody asked in the Hasbro Q&A whether this last CW red card wave will be re-issued? (I may have missed that answer lately)

I can't believe I missed them. I never saw them at retail.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-24-2010, 01:00 AM
They have to at least re-issue Aayla.

Has anybody asked in the Hasbro Q&A whether this last CW red card wave will be re-issued? (I may have missed that answer lately)

I can't believe I missed them. I never saw them at retail.
Not to be your research guy, but . . .


CreatureCantina.com: The Clone Wars versions of Aayla Secura and Hondo Ohnaka seemed to get a very limited release earlier in 2010... usually just one case per store based on all the reports I’ve read. Personally, I never saw them anywhere. And I wanted that damned Aayla! So I was curious if you guys plan to include those figures in any future assortments, or if I should begin harvesting my redundant organs for the funds required to score Aayla on the secondary market.
- Bill Cable, Cantina author and blue babe enthusiast
Hasbro: There are no plans to release these figures right now, but we have heard the demand loud and clear from fans and will be looking for ways to get them back into the lineup. It may not be for a long while, but hang in there.

Blue2th
09-24-2010, 08:14 AM
Thanks research buddy JJL :thumbsup: I've been out of it for a few months now (that's what happens when you lose to a blood sucking plaintiff who threatens to take everything you have) anyways.. I missed a few figures I would not have hesitated to get. Especially the "blue babe."

JediTricks
09-24-2010, 10:12 PM
I also asked them this at Comic-Con, and got a similar answer. I called them on the whole "we sent out the same number as previous waves" thing but didn't get a solid response.

Blue2th
09-27-2010, 09:03 PM
Harvesting redundant organs is an understatement for the prices of these on the secondary market.
After checking I thought the last BAD EU wave (which I managed to acquire from EE) was commanding high prices, but these Clone Wars figures are even more.

It's really too bad we can't get some of these figures when Season 2 of the Clone Wars is released on DVD.
It would seem to be a no-brainer. What do you suppose kids are going to think when they can't get such prominent figures like Hondo or Aayla and have to pay up to $50? (for Aayla)

It really is ridiculous.

Hasbro should reconsider re-releasing these close to the DVD release as they are characters prominently from Season 2.

Should anybody ask the question about these Last Red Card Figures when put in that context?
Or leave it alone and see if Hasbro gets smart?

It really is a shame.

JediTricks
09-27-2010, 09:18 PM
It's simply not possible, retailers have already pre-purchased well in advance, there's nowhere to shoehorn them in now.

Blue2th
09-27-2010, 09:49 PM
Yeah, I think it's a lack of foresight on Hasbro's part with the DVD release coming up. Especially when you see some of the case revisions coming down the pipe in the near future. Though there's a few new figures mixed in with the redundant ones.

Not to mention lots of Legends figures all clogging the pegs once again. Though I bought those BD's of course.

Same old same old.

Hopefully we'll see these eventually sooner than later.