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Vortex
06-02-2002, 05:31 PM
I was just surfing around some sites and I discovered that R2dtoys.com has 9 for sale for about 86 bucks if anyone is interested.

What I'm wondering is where did they get them?

Just thought I'd pass this along in case anyone was interested.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-02-2002, 05:34 PM
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Vortex
06-02-2002, 05:38 PM
Yea, what can you do.

I was lucky enough to have a forum member grab me one, so I don't need it, but 86 is still pretty steep.

I'm still courious as to where they got theirs, if it was to be an exclusive. I think Hasbro is gonna pull the same thing they did with the Toy Fair Vader's...re-release them to the Fan Club or some where else...

jedi_uk73
06-02-2002, 06:18 PM
The C2 Jorg Sacul was 2 per person. It looks like people who got 2, kept 1 and sold 1. I would say that's how R2dtoys and Brians Toys got them.

Apparently the mould for Jorg was destroyed, so no others will ever be made. As for TF Vader, the Fan Club version is also rumoured to be cancelled.

I have seen Jorg on Ebay for over $100/100 so it all depends if you want to pay the money for this figure.

As I live in the UK, there is no chance that we will ever get the chance to get or see this figure again. So mines on order.

Jargo
06-02-2002, 06:38 PM
This post from the Hasbro UK collectors site...

Jorg Sacul Comes To The UK Market
15 May 2002
Those UK collectors who were lucky enough to get across to Indianapolis for Celebration II may have picked up the first ever figure to have a likeness to George Lucas, Jorg Sacul. The bad news is that there will only ever be one production run of the figures. The good news is that Hasbro UK has managed to get their hands on a limited quantity. Before you all write in with your requests these will not be available for sale, they will be given away through HasbroJedi.co.uk and externally.

Keep logging on to HasbroJedi.co.uk for further news.


clearly stating that these were not for sale but to be given away. R2DTOYS are scalping or reneging on the deal they did with hasbro to get them.

Vortex
06-02-2002, 06:56 PM
Well however they got them, they seem to have 9 plus a chance to pre-order when they get more...interestingly enough, that's how I managed to get the toy fair vader when the fan club offered them up a few weeks later on their site.

In any case, from Hasbro, or from other collectors/scalpers, gotta love these one shot figures. They always make it interesting.

LTBasker
06-02-2002, 07:39 PM
I checked that out not long ago and it said 35 figs available. $86 is way too steep, but I'm sure it's mostly the scalpers increasing their ebay inventory more and more who's buying them and probably using relatives' addresses to get more.

What's really weird about this situation is that R2DToys were also the first to have a picture of Sacul.

jedi_uk73
06-02-2002, 07:58 PM
This is a direct quote from Rebelscum.com;

"We've received word from a very reliable source that there will be "thousands" of Celebration 2 exclusive Jorg Sacul figures made available for international promotions, including a good portion for Hasbro UK, Hasbro Germany, Hasbro Australia, and even for select retailers. This is great news for our collecting brethren across the oceans, since Lucasfilm does not intend to make this figure available for the mass market."

Just cancelled my order at R2dtoys by email. Hopefully this is gonna be true, or I will be very cheesed off.

Cubehead
06-02-2002, 09:12 PM
I had to interject here. When I was at C2 I personally saw several employees of Brian's (rip-off) Toys going through the C2
store line repeatedly, buying far more than 2 figures.

Not to mention all the figures they bought from C2 attendees.

I have said it before "BRIAN"S (rip off) TOYS" Sucks!

Vortex
06-03-2002, 12:35 AM
Well sounds like another one of those, "Here we go again" bits with Hasbro.

1st its the fan club exclusives...at-at driver, leia, pote, death star droid, whuru only limited to x number only available through the fan club - which found their way to TRU some how, and are still offered from the fan club.

Then we get an "exclusive" toy fair vader for NY, that was later offered to fan club members, which I'm personally guessing will show up later this year in a new package, offered through the fan club.

And now a so called "exclusive" Celebration II figure, that was how many times written and stated that it was only for Celebration II? And will be mass distributed by Hasbro's other satellite companies...nice. Well I guess I sort of seen this one coming. At least its not being re-offered with a ship or in a cinema scene:)

As a joke, anyone wanna buy mine for for 84:) Might as well dump it off before the new shipments hit...gotta love this hobby.

As for Brian's toys...I hear ya.

Beast
06-03-2002, 03:14 AM
Originally posted by tjovonovich
And now a so called "exclusive" Celebration II figure, that was how many times written and stated that it was only for Celebration II? And will be mass distributed by Hasbro's other satellite companies...nice. Well I guess I sort of seen this one coming. At least its not being re-offered with a ship or in a cinema scene:)
Actually, they said that the figure was being made for Celebration 2. And would not be sold, in any other venue. But it could be used for Hasbro contests and giveways, and promotions. They are doing exactly what they said they were going to do. As for R2Dtoys selling them, I don't think Hasbro will be happy, if these were supposed to be for a giving away, or retailer bonus. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

icatch9
06-03-2002, 08:46 AM
Brians toys was there at C2 with probally about 20 employees. They got in first with a very little line. So, 20 employes times 2 a day, times 3 days = 120. Now I may be exagerating with 20 guys, but they had a boat load of people working thier booth and you know they got at least thier fair share :<

TK421BB
06-03-2002, 08:51 AM
This is no different than when the Theater Luke Jedi's came out with the rerelease of ROTJ. Everyone has to have 1 and the drug dealers, "I mean scalpers" have them except their exspensive. Now look at the theater luke's, you can probably pick 1 up on e-bay for $30.00 and some people wanted as high as $200.00 when they came out. Remeber when they say that its rare and theirs only a limited number of them, give them time they'll lie to you and you'll find them when they rerelease the toys to TRU or FB or where ever..I use to collect a lot of football cards but in the last 7 years they have flooded the market with so much product that with in a week of buying a new box its not worth what you paid for it. They tell you theirs limited quantities of inserts, thats a bunch of lies. Its the same with star wars toys they tell you one thing so they can sell them and then later screw you..Remeber 12'' Han/Tan Tan, 12'' Luke/Wampa, Mynock Hunt, fan club only figures, and the Detention Block.

Vortex
06-03-2002, 09:37 AM
Yea what still gets me, is the whole celebration II bit. If its only for Celebration II, the product should have ended, been done, and over with when the doors closed in Indy.

Now with a "give-a-way" if that actually is the case...isn't this a little different that what the big wigs at hasbro actually stated. I remember some place, probably at wizards of the coast or the starwars.com site, that this was only for the Celebration II convention and not to be released else where. Celebration II is over, the movie has been out for a while, and I don't think Hasbro or Wizards and suncoast are going to do shows for these figs so isn't this a contradiction in terms with Hasbro? Granted, if its with a movie pack, or some overseas DVD release, that I can understand, but why do a special when the flick is still out and why do a promo when george wasn't trying to over hype this flick? But I'll be interested to see what actually happens here. I'm just scratching my head right now.

I do understand they are trying to be fair and offer it up outside the US, but to promote it after the fact? That's a weird and little bit of a double standard isn't it? But it will be intersting to see how things develop here and if it actually is a real giveaway, and what the quantity count is. I thought there was only a specific # made, but then again I never did buy that. Well if nothing more should be fun to watch this one unfold.

OriginalBryGuy
06-03-2002, 02:26 PM
I was at Celebration II, stood in line and got my figures first thing. They are limited, but not impossible to find out there. If the figure does come out in another form, my biggest concern is what it will say on the back. The figure could very well be released but not say "Indianapolis, IN May 3-5, 2002"