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  1. #11
    I remember seeing most of the POTF figures on the pegs at $0.50 each at TRU, of course being into GI Joe at the time, I didn't buy any of them. Stupid, stupid, stupid!!!
    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis

  2. #12
    I, like Flembar, fondly recall purchasing an Imperial Shuttle for $15 at TRU. If only I still had it...

    Or the Desert Skiff I purchased for $10...
    "I'm getting too old for this kind of thing"

  3. #13
    I remember seeing the POTF figs, as well as Droids and Ewoks for 2/$1 at Toy Liquidators, and TRU. As badly as I wanted them, I couldn't get them becuase I no longer "played" with my figures. My mother couldn't justify buying me figures that I was just going to open up and create little scenes with. DAMN. . .so who has a working time machine. . .I figure there were enough that we could all get one of each figure.
    Star Wars : The Arcade Game (Atari 2600) World Champion

  4. #14
    I wish it was still the days when you could get some of these fig's.

  5. #15
    At that time in London, ON we had a couple of toy stores that were blowing out SW figs. One small store had them for 2 bucks each in a big square bin. The one I picked was Imperial Officer, because my brother and I were missing him from a way earlier run (he must have been left over from ESB - was he ever released on ROJ card??). POTF sat at TRU when GIJoe was the cool thing. I specifically remember picking up Luke in Stormtrooper outfit and briefly thinking to myself "wow, these are pretty cool" and then choosing a DREADNOK!!!! Oh, the pain....
    GOLDEN DEUCE AWARD WINNER & MABUCON ATTENDEE 2008

  6. #16
    My painful story was finding them in a toy store here in Perth only to think Star wars was losing it as they now were being released with coins. I remember seeing Luke Stormtrooper and thinking his head was too small and seeing amanaman and the imperial dignitary and thinking they were never in the movies. I didn't have the video back then and it was a few years since I had seen the movie. So I bought midnight oil tank tops and records instead. If only they increased in value the same.

    I do not remember any huge clear-outs here, but instead they had a SW showbag at our Royal show and stuffed that full of the unwanted POTF figures. If only...

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

    jed
    Do what you like, Like what you do.

  7. #17
    I remember when the power POTF line came out in '86, but I was still a kid, and by then my parents wouldn't let me buy much SW anymore - in their mind, it was "dead" and a waste. Luckily, there were a few occasions where I could persuade my mother to let me get one, and I was able to get the two I wanted most - Han in Carbonite at TRU and Amanaman in KB. Almost didn't get the R2 w/ lightsaber cuz their reasoning was "you already have R2." Well, needless to say, I had all of the figures released (and that were on the backs of the cards) up until that last series, and not counting Yak Face, had all but 6 of the figures. Last year, I finally splurged and bought a Stormtrooper Luke and Blue Snaggletooth, but I'm STILL missing 4 POTF figs - Imp. Dignitary, EV-9D9, Romba, and Imp. Gunner. I've seen them all, but don't wanna spend the money again.....maybe one of these days, but I doubt it.

    As for the earlier comment about Chief Chirpa, he certainly was released. My brother and I each got one in TRU when they came out - the employees had them in the back, and the only way to get these figs was to ask.......whatever happened to those days where employees DID go into the back rooms....
    "I take orders from just one person - ME!"

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