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    Exclamation Feelings revisited

    This kind of feeling I have not felt since so many years ago. I walked into a retail shop famous for having back-dated SW figs and Lo and Behold, a POTJ Sandtrooper hangs blatantly in front of a pegful of Qui-Gon Armour and Smowbi-wan. I felt this adrenalin and my heart beats faster and my legs grow weak... barely enough strength to walk over the pegs and grab that Sandtrooper. Then all of a sudden, the strength came back to me and I flipped through the rest of the pegs and found another. Bought them both without a micro-inch of hesitations.

    This is the FIRST time I saw a Sandtrooper in a retail outlet and ironically, found it in this low SW reputation shop.

    This feeling of joy is soooooo immense

    Do you experience this phenomenon when you found something totally out of ZERO expectations?

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    You betcha! I love it when I walk into Wal-Mart totally not expecting to find anything. Thats happened to me on several occasions from Bespin Han to Darth Maul SA.

    Its a great feeling!
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    That is a great feeling, the feelinf of victory. Unfortunately, I havn't felt that in a while. Myluck has run dry.
    "It can't rain all the time."

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    Evenflow hit it on the head for me, with Star Wars, it's been a while since I felt that (last time was with... Leia Bespin wave, I think).

    I felt it recently with some of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise line though.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    Kylo Ren - came from Space Brooklyn, although he moved to Space Williamsburg before it was trendy.

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    The last time I felt it was when I found BumbleBee Man from the Simpsons. Though coming across Sandtrooper, SA Maul, and Dirty Biker Scout (before the last two became pegwarmers) at one time at Wal-Mart was an even greater feeling of victory.
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    Registered Fulit's Avatar
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    I love that feeling! The last thing I found in a store was the Chewie Mechanic wave last April. It's an added rush for me, because where I live theres this one scalper who buys up EVERYTHING in every store around, so I know when I find something that I have beat him to it. Going back to the rush of finding something unexpected, about 3 years ago I went into a Record/CD exchange and found Han in Stormtrooper Disguise from the Froot Loop or Frito Lay offer or whatever. I was so excited, my hands were shaking like a junkie's when I handed the guy the money. It was kind of embarrassing, though, being that excited over a toy at my age, but, what can you do?

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    Banned Rollo Tomassi's Avatar
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    "Almost there, Almost there..."
    Having missed the Y-Wing and Skiff, I felt it when I found TWO B-Wings at Target. I couldn't afford $80 worth of toys, but I bought 'em both...

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    Yeah, I forgot about the shaking-hands-when-paying syndrome that hit me too. The cashier lady was looking at me probably thinking "... this freak is sick"

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    The last time I had the feeling was last week.I went to target with the code number for th B-Wing just knowing that they didn't have it or would give me a had time,but I had to look in the toy section just in case and low and behold "3, count them 3" were there on the bottom.I was standing there with a big grin on my face when my wife walked up and she knew we were not leaving the store without one.Oh happy day!

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    There is certainly no comparison to that feeling, though for me it has been too often absent. Or vicarious. Sith Worm and Bubba Fatt seem to have far better luck finding new figures on the pegs than I do of late. Rather ironic since I met Bubba Fatt while perusing the pegs myself years ago and Sith Worm when he bought some very inexpensive vintage Star Wars toys from me at a local flea market. I did discover a lone Ketwol on the pegs at a Wal-Mart before Sith Worm could find one for himself (yet he already had the elusive R2-Q5 at the time).


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