View Full Version : A quick note about Wal-Mart Tie Bomber/Snowspeeder
04-19-2002, 12:00 AM
Well I went to 2 Wal-Marts today, with SKU#'s in hand. The first one I asked about looking to see if they had them in stock, of course the person was an idiot and said "oh that's impossible to tell just by that number". So I didn't even continue the conversation with the lazy F**K. "That guy was a complete idiot" I thought to myself as I walked out the door. So I went to another Wal-Mart about 10 miles away and happened to catch the Store Manager in person scanning some things with a handheld.So I asked him to look up the 2 SKU's for me.Here's the bad news:he said his store is only getting 4 Tie Bombers and 6 Snowspeeders and that they are unable to order more once the initial allotment is sold.He told me they are shown as "in shipment" on his store database and couldn't tell me the exact day of delivery, but he said any day now they'll turn up.He was really cool about it and said it was a drag when I told him that they will be most likely scalped on Ebay if the collectors didn't get their hands on them.So hopefully I will find one on my daily check to and from work now, as there are 3 Wal-Marts within about 10 miles of each other here, 2 supers and 1 regular.The manager I talked to was from the regular Wal-Mart, so possibly the bigger Supercenters will get more, but from what I hear on SSG most will only be getting about 10 total per store.
I will be ****ED if I have to resort to buying on Ebay as I just bought the Target Skiff and Y-wing for about $90 on Ebay,and that was a pretty good deal as I only paid $42 for the Y-wing.I check all the finished auctions for the Y-wing over the last 60 days and I had gotten mine the cheapest, most went for 55-70 dollars!But fortunately I found the B-wing,TIE interceptor and AT-ST all at retail.Anyway, sorry I got off topic a little but just thought I'd share what I learned today. Good luck finding these two,I think it's going to be TOUGH!!!!!!
04-19-2002, 10:35 AM
My WM (Orem, UT) has had at least two shipments of snowspeeders that I know about. One was at the beginning of the month and another yesterday. But it's a supercenter so maybe they did get more than a regular store. :confused:
04-19-2002, 10:59 AM
I'm not surprised.That's why they are my real priortities next Tuesday Morning.Everthing else can wait compared to these two ships
04-19-2002, 10:28 PM
I agree 110% with you Dryanta that these two ships will be on my first "HIT" list on the 23rd. After that will be the figures and the the beasts and ships. Good hunting.....
04-23-2002, 05:27 AM
Well I got my TIE Bomber and Snowspeeder tonight. The super I went to had 16 of each!So they even have some left if anyone needs one....and I got 19 of 27 EPII figs. I'm hitting TRU in a few hours to hopefully get the other 8.
04-23-2002, 07:46 AM
I got my TIE bomber and snowspeeder this morning at Wal Mart. I didn't know the AOTC section was in a different area and I was cursing Wally World up one side and down the other when I spotted a familiar looking section. And there they were!!!!
Sean the Hutt
04-23-2002, 12:11 PM
same here..everyone was scrounging aotc stuff when this guy says..are you looking for the tie bombers...there behind you up on top of the shelves...with that everyone ran over and the 8 bombers and speeders were snatched up within 30 seconds! my most prized ships..I love the bomber
04-23-2002, 12:28 PM
As of 10:30am Pacific Time, there were 9 TIE's on Ebay. Little sh**s. Taking advantage of the situation. I hope they die a violent death within days. No, really, I mean it.
04-23-2002, 12:45 PM
Don't hold anything back, StillaKid.
04-24-2002, 10:46 AM
Don't look on eBay now then. There's around 70 of them up there now (Apr. 24, 8:00a.m. PST).
04-24-2002, 11:01 AM
70 of them. Good! That means they shouldn't sell for very high. I hope those pukes end up losing money on them.
04-27-2002, 08:26 AM
Have you actually looked at the snowspeeder?
It's just a repaint of the one previously released. With a new sticker on the window.
It would still be cool if it had a new figure - so I checked out the dack fig - it's just the original LukeXwing with a new paint job!
04-27-2002, 10:58 AM
I have been unable to find any Snowspeeders or TIE Bombers. I've heard of my Wal-Marts getting them, but have not found them. Blah!
04-27-2002, 12:01 PM
My Wal-Mart keeps restocking them both. I bought four Tie bombers for my friends and myself. and the next day there were more. If anyone wants one I can grab A few and trade or something and I will tell you I am not A scalper $29.96 is the price i'm looking for POTF'85 figs LMK email@example.com
04-28-2002, 08:09 PM
I dislike it everytime Wal-Mart gets exclusives. I never find any of them. I've got the AT-ST, TIE Interceptor, Skiff, and B-Wing. I missed the Y-Wing because I didn't get it when I saw them. I swear it's like Wal-Mart either doesn't order enough or sells them out the back door. I hope they either get better with them or stop getting them and leaves them to stores that know how to handle them.
04-29-2002, 07:37 AM
I've been fortunate to have found all of the exclusives, although it's meant visiting several stores in one day!
I originally passed on the AT-ST because I wasn't that impressed. But two weeks later, it showed up again. It was like destiny, so I bought it the second time.
04-29-2002, 10:27 AM
I've been fortunate to find all the store exclusives starting with the skiff. I almost didn't find the TIE/B, which is the one I wanted the most. My WM never got them, didn't have them for MM, and probably will never get any in.
I went to another this weekend, did some searching and found one stuck behind the pools. That was a major luck out.
Yeah, I dislike the whole idea of exclusives too. There's no competition between the stores, which totally violates everything American, and it breeds scalper-ism. Just look at ebay and you know what I'm talking about.
04-29-2002, 10:57 AM
It's going to be interesting later this year when more exclusives at other stores are released. The one that intrigues me is Kmart. They hadn't done anything like this before.
jedi master sal
04-29-2002, 11:28 AM
I didn't know they were having an exclusive!
04-29-2002, 11:53 AM
You're going to make me think on a Monday, huh? It's not like I don't have enough work to do!!!
Just joking. I don't remember exactly what it is but it's not scheduled for the fall. I read about it on another site. Rebelscum, to be exact.
04-29-2002, 10:26 PM
You guys probably shouldn't worry. The Walmarts here in Kentucky have plenty of both sitting on the shelves. I wouldn't be surprised to see them on sale in a few months. (Of course, I went ahead and bought mine just in case)
05-03-2002, 12:35 PM
What are the Wal Mart exclusives now? I didn't even know there was a tie bomber or snow speeder released yet! Did it come with the AOTC stuff???
jedi master sal
05-03-2002, 02:11 PM
Yes, WM held back releasing it much to the chagrin of us collectors who tried adamantly to get it before the 23rd.
They are in very short supply in my area. Had I not been there at 6:30 on the 23rd I probably would still not have one of each. BTW if you only have money for one I would HIGHLY recommend the Bomber over the SnowSpeeder.
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