Thats the new "secret" etailer out there. Up on March 10th. OS has all your info. shop.starwars.com
Maybe they will pick up Cantina bar Wave II.
Kitik Keed'kaks for everyone.
That is a great idea. Over at RS, they have posted a interview with Paul Ens re: the store. He claims that exclusive figures will be sold individually, but that basic figures will be sold in case packs.Originally Posted by Boba Fetish
This isn't bad news...at this point I'd even buy a case of the Cantina Bar Wave II as I could split the case with a friend. I'd also buy a case like the 3rd CW wave so I could get the SA Clonetrooper, not to mention Rambo Kit and Battle Man Tin .
I really hope the online store isn't a bust...with all the hype and anticipation leading up to the OTSE DVD Box and the release of EP 3, this could be a cool way to get some really great stuff.
I just hope the supply is better than in the days of the Jawa Trader. Maybe the store could be run with the KEBCO philosophy-one of everything, for everyone who wants it...all the time, brother (apologies, Hogan).
I'd also like to see things like Ephant offered in some exclusive way; if the cases aren't being made anymore buy Hasbro, maybe a exclusive pressing of the figure could be done. We have the upcoming OTC collection, we have yet to see alot of the HOF collection(boy, I should have picked up the couple of figures I actually wanted to buy...again...when I saw them once weeks ago )...start some kind of new collection...I dunno, call it the Hard To Find wave. Looking at the response to the new poll; Holo R2, Sio Bibble; the list goes on and on with what you could put out.
And one more thing-radical concept here , but if basic figures are only sold by the case, do exclusive case assortments with just army builders. Come on! I could even dream up cases:
Wave 1: Imperial Troops-sandtroopers(all ranks), stromtroopers, scouttroopers (these last two could have 2 each a case, clean & BD)
Wave 2: Republic Army-a mix of every Basic release Clonetrooper(Blue,Red,Pilot,SA,Yellow,White[clean]) with none of the inarticulated CW deluxe packs, throw in a binocular with 2 figures a case, though...
Wave 3: Jabba's Thugs-weequays, gamorrean guards, niktos(yes, this is a rehash from the upcoming TRU 4 pack, but the 1st 2 figures would make sense)
Wave 4: Imperial Elite- DS troopers, All head sculpts of Imperial Officers, Tie pilots, AT-ST drivers(anyone with vehicle 'skills ' or non-ranking, non-stormtrooper soliders), Royal Guards (Saga scuplt)
Wave 5: Naboo Defenders- Gungan soliders, NRGs, NRSs
Wave 6: Armies of the Trade Federation- Tan/Red BD(Saga Sculpt), DDs (BD sculpt both cleaned up & blast-apart, SBDs (from Deluxe Sage Yoda with better legs)
...well, you get the point. If Hasbro is all about making money and we as fans want to spend it making armies and dioramas and just freaking out visitors who see a massive table of Imperial MIGHT, this is a great way to do it.
The wave idea is just an example of a way to make this concept work and not overwhelm the pickpocketedbooks of buyers.
BTW-does anyone believe that Hasbro read these posts? I rememer ranting a long time ago about how I'd want to see Hoth Han done-with Luke's saber, removeable visor,etc...and I know others suggested such improvements also. Well, we got more than one could ask for. Does anyone think Hasbro would actually cave-in to it's "constituents" and make Army Builder support? Any thoughts?
Last edited by Darth Alex; 02-26-2004 at 10:07 AM.
very cool store, i've aready order a star wars tee and OTC figures wave 7. the figure price is not bad it averages out to about $5.41 ea. i can't wait to get my revenge patch either.
I can't get in. The store's 'virtual doors' are shut and boarded. Did it crash already? I tried this morning and then again just now. Guess I'll check back later.
I tell ya I put in my name and email address but never was informed they were opened. Who can I talk to? Can anybody out there help me, please? I found out by going to sirstevesguide and tried to get in but, no links, no products. What kind of a company opens a shop knowing the zealousnes of it's followers, open an online server with problems without testing it first? I wanted a revenge patch, but thanks to the ineptness of the powers that be, I was left out and not given a chance. I guess they are Sith. Thanks for nothing!!!
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for those who can't be bothered to look it says:
"Message to Star Wars Fans and StarWarsShop.Com Customers
Shortly after our new StarWarsShop.com opened Wednesday morning March 10, we received emails from several customers indicating that some transactional information on individuals’ orders had been transmitted to others. We immediately shut down the shop, because security of information on orders sent by our fans is our top priority.
Our eCommerce partner, Analysts International, has assured us that no one’s personal credit card information was compromised.
We are very sorry–and surprised–that this problem occurred. We are working closely with Analysts International, which is responsible for handling the transactions on the site, to find out how this could have happened. We won’t reopen StarWarsShop.com until we are certain that this issue has been resolved.
As a result of the situation, we will not be processing any of the transactions placed Wednesday morning. You will need to place your order again when the shop reopens. All customers who placed an order before the site was taken down will be mailed a free set of Jedi movie patches and a $50 gift certificate to use for Star Wars merchandise on the site. We will give the entire Star Wars community sufficient notice before we relaunch the site.
Again, we apologize for the current situation and promise to keep you updated. We know that Star Wars fans want–and deserve–the very best, and we will continue to strive to ensure that our high standards are met."
oh dear! at least those who ordered will get some free goodies to make up for their incompetence.
I don't think it was incompetence. People are getting mad at the fact that this happened. But atleast they made the effort to right the situation and give everyone that ordered a 50 dollar gift certificate. I'd say thats pretty generous. I'm just happy they are taking steps to insure that the site will run properly and have good security. Not a bad thing at all in my eyes.+