View Full Version : Wal-Mart TIE Bomber/Snowspeeder Availability?

04-18-2002, 06:03 PM
I have yet to find any TIE Bombers or Snowspeeders at any of the local OC, CA Wal-Marts and have noticed that most of the listings for these items on eBay claim that they are limited to only 5000+ pieces of each.
I am wondering if this is truthful, or just a scam by all those bastard scalpers.
Has anyone heard anything "official" from Hasbro and/or Wal-Mart regarding the quantities of these vehicles?:mad:

Lord Malakite
04-18-2002, 06:20 PM
This thread should really be in the Power of the Jedi forum. The comments/suggestions forum is meant more for comments and suggestions about this website. :)

As for your question, I would estimate that these Wal-Mart exclusives will be about as limited as the Target exclusive ships. So I wouldn't want to wait too long to pick these up. As for why you can't find them, most of the Wal-Mart employees are ignorant. They believe that the ships are part of the Episode II (Saga) line. So most of them won't put the ships out until April 23rd.

04-20-2002, 09:36 PM
My Wal-Marts around here have a lot of these vehicles!!!!

04-25-2002, 07:31 AM
Didn't show up in Louisville till 4/23 and when they did there were only three of each. Wmployee told me there should be more on the way. Happy Hunting

04-25-2002, 09:28 AM
My super WM only had 2 Snowspeeders & about 5 TIE Bombers

Needless to say I picked up a snowspeeder & am going back tonight to get the TIE

04-26-2002, 01:07 PM
I friend of mine found the only snowspeeder that I've seen in my area, and it looked like someone had used it as a football.

Jason B
04-26-2002, 02:53 PM
at the Wal*Mart here in Augusta, they had 8 of each, total. 2 of each were bought right off the bat, and the following moring, there 4 Speeders left, and 5 Bombers left. :-|

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
04-26-2002, 05:12 PM
It seemed the Bomber and Snowspeeder cleared the shelves first during the 4/23 EpII sale. That was the first priority on my list, before getting any EpII figures, and sure enough, since they didn't have either of the vehicles and my $$$ was burning a hole in wallet, I had to get a couple of figs. When I went today to check out the selection, I saw that there were 2 Snowspeeders and 0 Bombers. I grabbed the Speeder this time, hoping the Tie Bomber will be back when I get some more money (hopefully soon)

05-06-2002, 12:41 AM
At the Wal-Mart near me didn't put them out til 4/23 with the rest of the EPII stuff. I was picking up figures when I spotted the bomber. I put down the figures and took home the bomber and glad I did. They only had 3 out and was gone the next day.

Mandalorian Candidat
05-06-2002, 10:31 AM
I found mine at the end of the week of 4/23. It was hidden behind a bunch of swimming pools near the toys section. I bet that guy is wishing he would have bought it or hidden it better! I haven't seen one since.

05-09-2002, 03:28 PM
I bought a TIE BOMBER online at Yestertoys because I didn't want to miss this one. (Non-mint it only ran me $32 plus shipping. Definitely worth it -- though I noticed that they've raise the price now and lists it as out of stock.)

Anyway, it is seriously . . . THE BEST SHIP EVER. Check out my comments in the Review Section. I seriously recommend picking this l'il puppy up . . . I've NEVER been this SATISFIED with a toy and I've been collecting since the wretched Buff Luke wave . . .

05-09-2002, 09:43 PM
I bought a TIE Bomber and Crashed speeder on Tuesday evening. I had been to that same WM almost 5 times in the past 2 weeks and had never seen them. I asked one of the employees and he pointed them out to me. He had 1 of each left on the shelf.
Lucky me.

05-10-2002, 10:35 AM
I haven't even seen any evidence of any of the Wal-Marts in my area having them. No tags, no ships, no spotting of other collectors walking away with one. :( I can passs on the speeder, but damnit! I NEED that Bomber!

05-10-2002, 01:06 PM
They seemed to be everywhere in NJ for about 3 weeks after the new release of the AOTC figures, but now I haven't seen them anywhere. Strangely enought, I am finding the AT-ST/speederbike everywhere now. JGM

05-17-2002, 06:07 PM
I saw the Bomber in a comic shop today for $60. Yikes!!!!!

Luckily I found one at one of those out of way WMs. Didn't pick up the speeder tho.

05-17-2002, 10:38 PM
I think if you didn't grab one shortly after April 23, you will be hard pressed to find them now. Great ship too bad it was an exclusive. I know I made it a priority to pick one up and was lucky enough to find one.

05-18-2002, 02:26 PM
In Portugal, on one of the TRUs i found today a single Tie Bomber and a single Snowspeeder.

I bought the tie for myself and the speeder for a friend of mine as I'm a little short on cash.

Never imagined to get those beauties on this god-forgotten place...especially not behind some dull 12" figures :).

Pedro Telles