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  1. #21

    Re: Might there be more than 24 figures on April 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by plo koon 200
    My initial prediction was 24, but now I think Hasbro will release a case each month until relase. Right now, I think the stores have the first 24. This Feb. They will likely get 8 more = 32. And, in March they will likely get another 8, making for a total of 40 figures on release date. I think, Hasbro's goal may be to get every ROTS toy out by the time the movie hits and not release any ROTS product after the movie.
    If that's the case, then a big hearty congratulations to Hasbro! They actually managed to find yet another way to oversaturate the market during a movie year. In addition to poorly packed case ratios (which I'm sure they'll do), they'll release so much product at once that the majority of consumers can't buy all of it at once. 24 is enough for one night. Maybe 30 but no more than that.

    Quote Originally Posted by CooLJoe
    The idea of filling up shopping carts right away, going to a secluded are to rifle through the figures, and leaving what you don't want in that area may work well to get what you want, but isn't very nice to other collectors.

    I say if you do that, then atleast take the time to bring the cart-fulls back to the StarWars toy area. That way it works out for everyone.
    I totally agree. It does make sense because I know those aisles can get very crowded because they're so narrow, but it hurts fellow collectors. While someone is off sorting through their loot, there is less merchandise on the pegs. If one person does it, big deal. If three or four people do it at once, then a significant chunk of inventory has been whisked away from other potential buyers.

    Think of it this way. Every figure left in that cart when you're done is a figure that would've been bought by another person if it had been left on the shelf, and that person will be leaving a little more empty-handed that night. Put yourself in that position. I'm sorry if I'm coming off a bit preachy or harsh, but I really don't believe in "every man/woman for themselves" during Midnight Madness. That's the one time we as collectors should coordinate and help each other out because the scalpers will turn it into enough of a feeding frenzy without our help.

    Besides, the cart approach might not be needed. All the stores I saw in April 2002 tried their best to keep each peg filled with the same figure (peg of Anakin Peasant, peg of SBD, peg of Padme Arena, etc.) Hopefully, they'll do the same again, and we can just skim off the top of each peg.
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  2. #22

    Re: Might there be more than 24 figures on April 2?

    I'm probably just going to the Kmart or Target around the corner at 8am on the day of release and just pick up the 12" figures I want.
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  3. #23

    Re: Might there be more than 24 figures on April 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by CooLJoE
    The idea of filling up shopping carts right away, going to a secluded are to rifle through the figures, and leaving what you don't want in that area may work well to get what you want, but isn't very nice to other collectors.

    I say if you do that, then atleast take the time to bring the cart-fulls back to the StarWars toy area. That way it works out for everyone.
    Never said I didnt bring it back there. I did, but the statement i made was misleading.
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  4. #24

    Re: Might there be more than 24 figures on April 2?

    It should just be interesting to see how many actual collectors there are in each one of our markets. We never know if people are just watching these boards all the time and not saying anything.....I'm pretty confident that I will get the 24 I want along with Trivial Pursuit and RISK SW edition which looks pretty cool
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  5. #25

    Exclamation Re: Might there be more than 24 figures on April 2?

    where did those pictures come from. is a walmart somewhere putting them out or dispaying them already or what? its kinda early isnt it?

  6. #26

    Re: Might there be more than 24 figures on April 2?

    The displays were probably set up for all of the WM bigwigs to look at and see what's happening with the line.
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  7. #27

    Re: Might there be more than 24 figures on April 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by kidhuman
    Never said I didnt bring it back there. I did, but the statement i made was misleading.
    Yeah, I took "and left the rest there" as 'you left the rest in the secluded area you went off too'. Good to hear I was wrong though.

  8. #28

    Re: Might there be more than 24 figures on April 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sith Lord 0498
    I'm sorry if I'm coming off a bit preachy or harsh, but I really don't believe in "every man/woman for themselves" during Midnight Madness. That's the one time we as collectors should coordinate and help each other out because the scalpers will turn it into enough of a feeding frenzy without our help.

    Besides, the cart approach might not be needed. All the stores I saw in April 2002 tried their best to keep each peg filled with the same figure (peg of Anakin Peasant, peg of SBD, peg of Padme Arena, etc.) Hopefully, they'll do the same again, and we can just skim off the top of each peg.
    It would be great if they did it this way, but of course you know it'll never happen. The TRU by me just dumps the figures into 5-6 of those wheeled "cages," making it impossible to get at some of the figures while everyone is digging. Plus, the local scalpers always seem to be the first ones in, and you know none of them or their buddies are gonna help or share, when they can nab a few figures in bulk, then call them "rare" or "discontinued" like they did with Dooku and Yoda in 2002. Heck, that night the only help I got was from a guy with two red guards, because his friend told him to give me one because they didn't need two, and I had mentioned I was missing one. And the guy who started a fight with another collector right in front of the manager over the Yoda/Dooku case (causing them to not bring out any more) was a local scalper from the flea market. Since then, his stand is gone, so one can only hope they won't be there - doubtful though.

    The peg approach would be great, but it only makes it easier for the selfish "collectors" to grab every clone trooper for their armies at once. At least the cages give the rest of us a fighting chance (literally, in some cases). I'm likely gonna try going to a different TRU, in the hopes it will be less crowded than mine, which always seems to draw the scalpers. Since Greivous is already a preview fig, like Jango, I don't think he'll be as difficult to find. Palpy and Vader will be only if people decide to get multiples like they did with Maul (which sadly, I believe they will). Ditto for Chewie. And listening to a lot of people talking on here, it sounds to me like all the army-builders plan to grab as many clones as possible at midnight madness, instead of doing the right thing and waiting until another day, to give everyone a fair shot.

  9. #29

    Re: Might there be more than 24 figures on April 2?

    ***Unconfirmed Case Assortments for April 2005 thru Sep 2005***

    ****SPOILERS APPLY***
    Basic Figure Assortment
    851731 Collection 1 Wave 1 - April 2005
    1x Obi Wan Kenobi
    1x Anakin Skywalker
    1x Yoda
    1x Super Battle Droid
    1x Chewbacca
    1x Clone Trooper
    1x R2 D2
    1x Grievous (4 arms)
    1x Grievous Body Guard
    1x Mace Windu
    1x Darth Vader
    1x Emperor

    851732 Collection 1 Wave 2 - April 2005
    2x Tarfful
    2x Yoda#2
    4x Obi Wan#2
    4x Anakin#2

    851733 Collection 1 Wave 3 - May 2005
    3x Mission Specific Clone Trooper
    3x Clone Trooper (Odd Ball Pilot)
    3x Palpatine
    3x Grievous (blow apart guts)

    851734 Collection 1 Wave 4 - June 2005
    3x Clone Trooper Super Articulated
    3x Neimodian Warrior
    3x Wookie Warrior
    3x Destroyer Droid

    851735 Collection 1 Wave 5 - August 2005
    4x R2 D2
    4x Commander Baccarra
    4x Anakin as Vader

    851736 Collection 1 Wave 6 - September 2005
    1x Turbo Tank Driver
    1x Flea Rider
    1x Obi Wan

    851741 Collection 2 Wave 1 - April 2005
    1x Count Dooku
    1x Palpatine (from Federation Cruiser)
    1x Bail Organa
    1x Plo Koon (Pilot)
    1x Battle Droid
    1x C-3PO
    1x Padme
    1x Agen Cola
    1x Shaak Ti
    1x Royal Guard (blue&red)
    1x Mon Mothma
    1x Kit Fisto

    851742 Collection 2 Wave 2 - April 2005
    3x Ki Adi Mundi
    3x Saesee Tin
    3x Luminara Unduli
    3x Ayala Secura

    851743 Collection 2 Wave 3 - June 2005
    3x Vaders Medical Droid
    3x AT-TE Gunner (removable Helmet)
    3x Polis Massa Alien
    3x Mas Ameda

    851744 Collection 2 Wave 4 - July 2005
    4x Tarkin
    4x Alien Senator#2 (Ask Aak)
    4x Alien Senator#1 (Mon Calamari)

    851745 Collection 2 Wave 5 - September 2005
    4x Capt. Antilles
    4x Tado
    4x Utapauian Warrior

    Deluxe Figuren Assortment
    851821 Wave 1 - April 2005
    2x Anakin/Vader quick change
    2x Obi Wan vs.Super Battle Droid
    2x Emperor/Palpatine quick change

    85430 Grievous 4 Blade Attack - April 2005

    851822 Wave 2 - May 2005
    1x Yoda on Can Cell
    2x Droid/Vader Operating
    2x Mission Specific Clone Trooper
    1x Vulture Droid

    851823 Wave 3 - June 2005
    3x Clone Trooper 3pack
    1x Stass Alie with Speeder Bike
    1x Crab Droid
    1x Spider Droid with bigger gun

    85413 500th Figure Darth Vader - July 2005

    85241 Battle Arena Assortment
    Wave 1 - April 2005
    2x Senate Chamber Mace vs Emperor
    2x Fed Cruiser Anakin vs Dooku

    85456 Utapan Obi Wan vs Grievous Bodyguard - April 2005

    85194 Battle Vehicle Assortment
    Wave 1 - April 2005
    3x Obi Wan on Boga
    3x Clone Trooper on Bare Speeder

    85196 Assault Vehicle Assortment
    Wave 1 - April 2005
    1x Battle Droid Starlight with Virus
    1x Anakins Starfighter (yellow)
    2x Obi Wan´s Starfighter
    2x Wheel Vehicle with Grievous

    85347 AT-ST with AT-RT Driver - April 2005
    85778 Plo Koons Starfighter - June 2005
    85637 Wookie Helicopter - July 2005

    85414 Gunship (large Vehicle) Assortment
    Wave 1 - April 2005
    2x Republic Gunship
    2x ARC 170 Clone Starfighter

    85243 Mustafar Playset - April 2005

    Misc non 3.75" Toys

    7" Force Battles Figures
    851791 Wave 1 - April 2005
    2x Obi Wan
    2x Anakin
    2x Grievous
    2x Darth Vader

    851792 Wave 2 - July 2005
    2x Clone Trooper
    3x Mace Windu
    3x Chewbacca

    851793 Wave 3 - July 2005
    3x Luke Skywalker
    3x Han Solo
    2x Darth Vader

    851794 Wave 4 - August 2005
    4x Yoda
    4x Emperor

    Unleashed Figures
    851761 Wave 1 - April 2005
    2x Anakin
    2x Obi Wan
    2x Grievous

    851762 Wave 2 - April 2005
    2x Darth Vader
    2x Asajj Ventress
    2x Palpatine / Yoda

    851763 Wave 3 - July 2005
    2x Han Solo as Stormtrooper (removable Helmet)
    2x Clonetrooper
    2x Chewbacca

    85187 Lightsaber Assortment - April 2005
    3x Anakin/DarthVader color change blade
    3x Obi Wan with force back vibration

    85477 Darth Vader with Sensor - May 2005
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  10. #30

    Re: Might there be more than 24 figures on April 2?

    If Val Da Car's information is accurate, here's what I plan on buying April 2nd:

    ***Unconfirmed Case Assortments for April 2005

    ****SPOILERS APPLY***

    Basic Figure Assortment
    851731 Collection 1 Wave 1 - April 2005
    14x Obi Wan Kenobi
    11x Anakin Skywalker
    3x Yoda
    Yet Unknown x Super Battle Droid
    1x Chewbacca
    Yet Unknown x Clone Trooper
    7x R2 D2
    2x Grievous (4 arms)
    14x Grievous Body Guard
    1x Mace Windu
    1x Darth Vader
    2x Emperor

    851732 Collection 1 Wave 2 - April 2005
    3x Tarfful
    3x Yoda#2
    11x Obi Wan#2
    9x Anakin#2


    851741 Collection 2 Wave 1 - April 2005
    3x Count Dooku
    3x Palpatine (from Federation Cruiser)
    5x Bail Organa
    0x Plo Koon (Pilot)
    Yet Unknown x Battle Droid
    7x C-3PO
    2x Padme
    1x Agen Cola
    1x Shaak Ti
    8x Royal Guard (red)
    Yet Unknown x Royal Guard (blue)
    5x Mon Mothma
    1x Kit Fisto

    851742 Collection 2 Wave 2 - April 2005
    0x Ki Adi Mundi
    0x Saesee Tin
    2x Luminara Unduli for AOTC scenes in Palpatine's office
    1x Ayala Secura


    Deluxe Figuren Assortment
    851821 Wave 1 - April 2005
    1x Anakin/Vader quick change
    Yet Unknown x Obi Wan vs.Super Battle Droid
    4x Emperor/Palpatine quick change - maybe

    1x Grievous 4 Blade Attack - April 2005


    Battle Arena Assortment
    Wave 1 - April 2005
    2x Senate Chamber Mace vs Emperor
    2x Fed Cruiser Anakin vs Dooku

    1 x Utapan Obi Wan vs Grievous Bodyguard - April 2005

    85194 Battle Vehicle Assortment
    Wave 1 - April 2005
    1 x Obi Wan on Boga
    Yet Unknown x Clone Trooper on Bare Speeder

    85196 Assault Vehicle Assortment
    Wave 1 - April 2005
    Yet Unknown x Battle Droid Starlight with Virus
    1x Anakins Starfighter (yellow)
    1x Obi Wan´s Starfighter
    1x Wheel Vehicle with Grievous

    Yet Unknown x AT-ST with AT-RT Driver - April 2005

    85414 Gunship (large Vehicle) Assortment
    Wave 1 - April 2005
    Yet Unknown x Republic Gunship
    3x ARC 170 Clone Starfighter

    1-3 x Mustafar Playset - April 2005

    Misc non 3.75" Toys

    7" Force Battles Figures
    851791 Wave 1 - April 2005
    1x Obi Wan
    1x Anakin
    1x Grievous
    1x Darth Vader


    Unleashed Figures
    851761 Wave 1 - April 2005
    1x Anakin
    1x Obi Wan
    1x Grievous

    851762 Wave 2 - April 2005
    1x Darth Vader
    1x Asajj Ventress
    1x Palpatine / Yoda


    That's 121 basic figures, for $711.48 before tax plus $553 worth of other stuff including the 12" figures that were not counted on this list.

    That'll be $1,264.48 on April 2nd, not counting the soundtrack, comic book, novelization, Scholastic books, movie poster (and I'd probably better stop there).

    Crap. I've barely saved enough and it's anyone's guess if Celebration 3 is going to be more expensive than I predicted.

    I hope there aren't more than 24 figures released on April 2nd or I'll be in a world of hurt! I've been saving $300 a month since last August, but that money is supposed to last me for my Star Wars purchases for the whole year!

    They are really making sure they drain my savings account this time, aren't they?

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