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DARTH KANE
05-12-2002, 02:25 PM
I noticed something on the main page about it the other day however, when I went in to check today at TRU, all I got was a LEGO poster for free. They didn't know anything about a comic.

2-1B
05-12-2002, 02:56 PM
I too only saw the posters. The cashier wouldn't let me have one since I didn't buy any Legos. Oh well, I tried. Very nice shot though, it reminds me of the Target Lego display.

Sidiously Darth
05-12-2002, 03:08 PM
The TRU I stopped by showed me the poster that you get w/ any lego purchase. If you spend $50 on SW merchandise you get a free EP. I video.

I was told the 1st comic is slated for next week. Another wasted trip to TRU.:rolleyes:

DrewDewce
05-13-2002, 02:34 PM
I went to TRU in southern IN today on my lunch and one of the nicer (mid to late 30's) employees asked who I was looking for. Of course, they were out of Dookus and the Bespin Wave for that matter (dagnabbit!), but he did give me a copy of the comic (1st of 4 - with a new one each week), and even gave me a copy of the poster (which looks like the one posted from Celebration II).

He was extremely nice and helpful, which was very cool. He said he went to Celebration II and Hasbro reported that none of the figures should be in short supply as time goes on, so be patient and all the figures will show up in your stores before long. That was nice to hear.

The comic isn't much. It's smaller than a usual comic and is printed on the same paper as the one from Free Comic Book Day with the same cover style (cover printed on the same paper as the rest of the comic), and the story is Obi-Wan on a mission to delver a message in his Jedi Starfighter and Jango Fett attacks in the Slave 1. Pretty basic, and somewhat corny, but hey, it was free.

I ended up finding Dooku (FINALLY!!!!!!!!), Qui-Gon, Orn Free Ta, Endor Soldier and the Massif at the Wal-Mart in the mall where the TRU was, so all was not lost. Even after I got my two Dookus (one to open, one to save) there were still two left, which I helpfully placed in the front so someone else would see them. No hiding figs here!

Then I went to K-Mart and bought the 4 figs I'd been putting off (Jar Jar, C-3PO, Tusken Raider, Battle Droid) for the BOGO1/2O, and used a coupon I'd gotten previously to get a deluxe Mace for free. So I got 4 figs and a deluxe fig for around $22. Whoo hoo

Not a bad haul. Of course, I could be greedy and say I wish I'd found Bespin Darth, Luke and the regular Mace, but I'm sure they'll show up eventually.

Just thought I'd share.

Terra_Ryzing
05-13-2002, 03:44 PM
hey i went to TRU today and they has just put out that wave with mace, vader, luke, and jango! i was like "good timing". i picked up the "bloody luke" and vader for now. probably go back later and get the others since they had a buttload!

CooLJoE
05-13-2002, 03:54 PM
I need 2 bloody lukes and 2 vaders. Stupid stores here don't have any of them. Really any Luke would do, but the bloody version is just too cool.

SNAYSON
05-13-2002, 04:59 PM
Originally posted by CooLJoE
I need 2 bloody lukes and 2 vaders. Stupid stores here don't have any of them. Really any Luke would do, but the bloody version is just too cool.

I AGREE ON THE BLODDY LUKE! I DON'T HAVE IT YET. HOPEFULLY I FIND IT. HECK I'D SETTLE FOR THE NON-BLODDY LUKE, BUT I DO PREFER THE BLOODY VERSION.

figrin bran
05-13-2002, 10:46 PM
my local tru didn't seem to have either the comic or the poster :(

sunblind
05-14-2002, 07:51 AM
my TRU had the poster but it's the same from last week. the comic however i guess is next week. the bespin wave.....got it! they has tons of those figures...

Mandalorian Candidat
05-14-2002, 11:46 AM
I called to my TRU and they had no idea what I was talking about. I don't care much about the comic. I'd just like the poster.

Jonna
05-14-2002, 11:49 AM
I went to the TRU in Parsippany, NJ and they had the book at the counter but not the poster. Those who have gotten the poster, did you have to ask or was it out in the open?

SNAYSON
05-14-2002, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by Mandalorian Candidat
I called to my TRU and they had no idea what I was talking about. I don't care much about the comic. I'd just like the poster.

how does the poster look? is the comic that same as the regular dark horse EP2 comic?

DrewDewce
05-14-2002, 10:02 PM
I had to ask for the poster and the TRU employee pulled it out of a box in their video games section (they had the LEGO posters at the front counter, along with the comics).

The comic is almost digest sized and not the regular EP2 comic. The cover is made from the same paper as the rest of the comic (meaning it's not slick) and the paper is of a lesser quality than those Dark Horse prints their regular comics on (IMO).