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    Clone Pilot Question

    Does anyone know if they'll rerelease the Clone Pilot on the Clone Wars card to go with the new Gunship in the fall, or should I buy 2 Pilots now just to be safe?

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    Haven't heard anything, but if you're going to open them, get them now, before variant card hunters buy the figure on the CW card, just to have both versions.
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    Smile

    Thanks. I figured I should go ahead and get 2 more now just in case they weren't around anymore in the fall.

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    I've been seeing tonnes of those all over the Cleveland area at various Wal*Marts. It seems as though these are no longer in short supply!
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    I just bought two extras the other day-as well as another Clone Trooper Speeder Bike. I want my gunships to be all decked out.
    Boo

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    I just found my second pilot last weekend. Finally I have a "balanced" gunship.

    I have yet to see the delux clone - but patience will pay off in the end (it better).

    I never pass up on army builders - expecially if they are hard to find. And once the clone wars TV and comics get the attention of kids/collectors all related figs will be tougher to find.

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    Originally posted by JEDIpartnr
    I've been seeing tonnes of those all over the Cleveland area at various Wal*Marts. It seems as though these are no longer in short supply!
    Hasbro gets all the figures out there in good numbers, especially depending upon what case they debut in.

    Clone Gunship Pilots are a good example. There were 4 to a case orgininally I think, so 1 collector would wipe out an entire case for 1 gunship's crew (for the most part - it had to be pointed out to me 20 Gunship Pilots later that the gunners on the side cannons the pilots come with are actually regular Clone Troopers in the movie!) I'd rather leave my gunships as they are though - it's too cool of figure to just see the head sticking out of the cockpit window!

    But OK, I got 16 of mine all at once, so if my store got 4 cases, the next collector had to wait until all the Padme Pilots and Jango Pilots sold until more Clone Gunners hit the racks, theorectically.

    Not true actually - my Toys R Us got like 80 cases for Christmas that day (early December I think) and half of them were Collection 1. When I bought out 1/3 of each case, it made room for 1/3 of another case on the pegs, so the boys' toys manager simply put out Clone Pilots to have a variety on the pegs. Of course, after I left with 16, so did the next guy (or at least 4 or something) and so forth, so instead of 40 people getting Clone Gunship Pilots, probably about 10 did, while everyone else waited for 30 more people to want Padme Pilot and Jango Pilot.

    That's why you only see them on the racks.

    Perhaps Hasbro should designate that army builders only ship with army builders. For example, if the Gunship Pilot shipped with the Imperial Officer variations, and the Rebel Fleet Troopers, and Tusken Raiders, something to that effect, the wave would have a much higher clearance ratio. I think Hasbro tried to put all the pilots in that case, but it backfired on them. Slave-One and Padme's N-1 require only 1 pilot. Gunships, well there are people out there like me who have FLEETS of them (if 4 constitutes a fleet?)

    However, turn the story around, and Ephant Mon is still a distribution nightmare. (2 per case, in a case with Lott Dodd, 1 per case beardless Endor Rebel, Watto, Massif/Tusken, Teemto Pegules (cute, but does anyone need more than 1-2 of him?) Ki-Adi Mundi (ok, he sells - Jedi and everything).

    Lott's boring to kids (but I'm glad they made him!), everyone waits for the better, newer Tusken (2 back-to-back waves of different Tuskens didn't play off too well, but you could argue that it should've - for diorama makers, etc.) - ah well, the case is not that bad. Just that no heroes or really high-ID characters are attractive in the case after Ephant Mon is taken out. Unless Padme and Anakin are on the racks to use in play with these guys, kids aren't inclined to make the adventure "when Lott Dodd went to the Pod Races" happen any time soon. (and Ki is as good as sold, most of the time).
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    Originally posted by Tycho
    Perhaps Hasbro should designate that army builders only ship with army builders. For example, if the Gunship Pilot shipped with the Imperial Officer variations, and the Rebel Fleet Troopers, and Tusken Raiders, something to that effect, the wave would have a much higher clearance ratio.
    I think this is a great idea, although I've brought it up before and gotten shot down by others on this forum.

    It would make sense to me, though. You only need one Padme Pilot or Lott Dodd, but you can never have too many Clonetroopers! (Or, for that matter, Rebel Troopers, Stormtroopers, Battle Droids, Imperial Officers...) Cases full of army builders would sell more quickly and in greater numbers without leaving lots of Teemtos and Jangos and the like on the pegs. Then the other figures could be produced in a more reasonable number, with less wasted plastic and less clutter on store shelves.
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    I agree that army builder cases would be cool. Especially if they were full of four packs.

    With the four packs you get an "instant" army plus they all come in one case. There you have it - the best of all worlds!

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    I HAVE A QUESTION!!!!!!

    ok, Im better now..

    How does one fit the trooper on the gunship?

    The back of the package from the trooper shows him and his buddies all nicely fitting on and in the ship, I can understand how one slips the pilot in the cockpit of the ship, so I dont need any help with that area, but as for attaching them to the sides, with the turrets.. I dont get it? I see the pegs for the feet of course, but it looks as if the turret is supposed to be attached as well..

    sniff my one and only gunship ( dang Tyco, where do you put 4 of them? huge! ) feels so empty, and now I have a pilot to go with it, but he just stands there looking confused on where to attach the turrett.. agggrrrrrggggghhhh!!..
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