View Full Version : people who don't have large budgets...what are you gonna pick up???

04-13-2002, 08:18 PM
i was just thinking about how i will not be able to afford everything i want in one shot so i was just browsing to see what i should try to get first. i was thinking i should try to get the figures that are packed only 1 to a case but then i decided to just get the figs i like the most and wait for a while with nearly everything else.

i'm gonna go for the following first.
Dexter Jettster
The red clone trooper
Royal guard
Taun we
Yoda(of course!)

hopefully we'll see something similar to epsiode I, where the toys are simply everywhere and everyone can get everything they want without having to go pay some guy who bought em all up to make money.

04-13-2002, 08:23 PM
I think I'll go for army builders and Jedis to start with.

There are a few things in the first waves that I don't want, but I want most everything afterwards. Unfortunately, I don't know what exactly to expect to be out on the 23rd, so I'll play it by ear.

04-13-2002, 08:25 PM
What figures are packed 1 per case?!?!? Could somebody tell me please?
thanks! :)


04-13-2002, 08:40 PM
I've got a pretty good plan going.

I'm planning on getting everthing at midnight at my local walmart. It should be way less crowded than going to another nearby city for toys r us. Plus the prices will be better. Anyway i've got a budget of around $90 bucks. Here's what i'm gonna get :)

. Obiwan-Coruscant Chase
. Clone Trooper (red)
. Super Battledroid
. Jango Fett-Kamino Escape
. Nikto Jedi
. Plo Koon
. Mace Windu Deluxe-w/Battledroid

.Reek (beast)
.Slave 1

I think i'll get a pretty good amount of cool figures that way. I'm being way more thoughtful on my first figure spree choices for this movie. I'm not a completeist, I only want the figures that i'll actually want to display or play with. So I think sticking with Jedi, Droids and cool core characters is a good starter.
I'm not sure if Anakin Saber Duel is coming out on the 23rd. I've heard many varying reports on this. So if in fact he does come out, I think i'll get him in place of Plo Koon. (I'm waiting never the less for an action oriented Anakin figure, i'll wait for the other Anakin when it's in the bargain bin.)

Happy toy spree'ing everyone :)

04-13-2002, 09:15 PM
I have about 50 dollars to work with on the 23rd so I'll be picking up the

Slave I
Nikto Jedi
Jango Fett

Those are my "for sures"..It depends on what I really like and if the figures are acceptable:crazed:

04-13-2002, 09:42 PM
Depends on what's released on the 23rd, because with all these lists, who knows?

04-13-2002, 09:47 PM
Think what I'll do is just hit layaway, that way I have an endless budget!!


04-13-2002, 11:44 PM
Well, seeing that I only got a little money here and there, I just buy a few figures every so often then on the 23rd, get the rest of what I need and put it on layaway.

04-14-2002, 12:22 AM
I'm going in with an extremely limited budget; but am hoping to find:

Anakin Hangar

If Hangar Ani, Yoda and Dooku aren't out yet then I will get Padme, Anakin's speeder and maybe one of the beasts. Although I also have to have enough money to buy the soundtrack and Dooku's saber for my brother.

04-14-2002, 12:25 AM
Dang, forgot about the 12" figures! If I can find the Anakin 12" figure then I will have to rethink my entire strategy.:frus:

04-14-2002, 12:53 AM
None. I plan on waiting until they reduce everything.

04-14-2002, 11:23 AM
Well it's subjective depending on what gets shipped to which stores really. Core characters can be expected to have resculpts so it's a case of waiting for the different sculpts to come out and then picking the best one for me. I'm concentrating on background and marginal characters like Dexter and the geonosian, Plus the Reek. I'll have to see the figures in person first before finally deciding whether or not to buy. Leastways i won't be spending too much initially. I'm not wasting money on figures like Anakin when i know there's going to be several versions released. Why buy Padme if there's a better one coming later and so on.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-14-2002, 11:35 AM
I think I'll get . . .

*Anakin Outland Peasant Disguise or Hangar Duel . . . I'm not getting both in one day!
*Obi-Wan Coruscant Chase
*Jango Fett Kamino Escape - this is a maybe for the first week as I have the preview Jango
*Yoda Jedi Master (if he's out)
*Super Battle Droid (maybe)
*R2-D2 Coruscant Security - I'd like to have this before the batteries are dead

I don't know. I don't need to get them all on the first day, or even first month, as I found all the first TPM figures (I'm missing some of the later ones, like Swamp Jar Jar, TC-14, Battle Amidala, etc.) in the summer. I got Padmé Naberrie and Queen Amidala Naboo in October 1999 or something.

04-14-2002, 11:48 AM
I'll tell you I've already spent tons on the figures that leaked at Wal-Mart. I already have all figs, including Dooku, Yoda, Anakin, Zam Wessel, and Clonetrooper Red, just missing Taun We, Lumin something, and Royal Guard. I've spent more than a hundred. However, as sad as it is to betray I turned to the darkside and sold some on ebay. I made back most if not all that way.

04-14-2002, 01:53 PM
*ACK!* :eek: So if you didn't want them then why buy in the first place? If you didn't want to spend that money then why spend out in the first place? That just seems really odd to me.

04-14-2002, 02:34 PM
Originally posted by NesteaFett
I'll tell you I've already spent tons on the figures that leaked at Wal-Mart. I already have all figs, including Dooku, Yoda, Anakin, Zam Wessel, and Clonetrooper Red, just missing Taun We, Lumin something, and Royal Guard. I've spent more than a hundred. However, as sad as it is to betray I turned to the darkside and sold some on ebay. I made back most if not all that way.

This you?

04-14-2002, 03:14 PM
Yup:D It's sad to have to resort to such deception, but I spent more than I should. It's the 4th figure I put up and the others I sold for really well. Feel free to bid. You can trust me and all.

04-14-2002, 10:08 PM
Funny you should ask...
Normally I'd just buy everything, but as I have recently lost my job (meaningless retail, so aside from a lack of funding no major loss. Thanks for the concern!:crazed: ) I will have to be very picky during midnight madness. I will be looking to pick up most of the Jedi (as many as I can afford!) for one. My list of must haves is as follows (please keep in mind that I'm not totally up to date with what will be shipping in time):

The most basic looking Obi Wan available at that time!
Kit Fisto
Luminara Unduli
Nikto Jedi
Clone Trooper (liked the preview figure so much that I can't wait for more!)
The most basic Jango Fett available
The most basic Count Dooku (or all of the Count Dooku's if I can manage it! He's just the coolest!)
Plo Koon
Shaak Ti
the Tusken Raider Female w/ child
and Taun We

...but keep in mind that I will probably be tempted to find room on one of my credit cards for all of them! Lord have mercy on my soul!

04-15-2002, 01:58 AM
I have to admit that I am suddenly tighter of budget than anticipated. I want to spend about $50 - $70 dollars, so probably one 12" and ten or so 4". I'm on holiday there at on the 23rd so I can't get too much otherwise I'll get stung for tax on the way back to the UK!

04-15-2002, 02:23 AM
Well, seeing how the list of expected figures on 4/23 is growing everyday, I've narrowed myself down to 15 figures;

Coruscant Obi-Wan
Anaking Hanger Duel
Count Dooku
Mace Deluxe
Battledroid x2
Nikto Jedi
Saesee Tinn
Dexter Jetster
Shaak Ti
Senator JJ
Kit Fisto
Geonosian Warrior
Clonetrooper (red)

Those 15 and Slave I I figure should run me under $150. I'm holding off on multiples of Army Builders until after I see the movie, and I'm sticking mainly to Arena and Coruscant related figures.

04-15-2002, 06:25 AM
I never had any problems with tax payin for figs bought in the US transporting to europe - when I was in texas 2000 I bought about 10 mcfarlane figs and 6 SW figs and they didn't even notice it at check-in

Megs 2
04-15-2002, 10:43 AM
Well I just collect the villians.

Darth Tyranus
Super Battle droid
Anakin Skywalker (Because he will become Vader)
Jango Fett (I know that their r a couple of versions of this figure)
Clone Trooper {Red} (I don't know if these guys r bad or not but
they look cool)
Chancellor Palpadine
Boba Fett (maybe)

04-15-2002, 03:03 PM
I plan on getting

Anakin (Hangar duel)
Obi Wan (Coruscant Chase)
Padme (Arena escape)
Count Dooku
Jango Fett

Palpatine if he is available