I did it! I bought 17 figures from Attack of the Clones! I walked into
Walmart in my home town of Groton, Connecticut to pick up some stuff
and decided to do my normal walk through of the toy aisle even though I
knew the figures wouldnt be out until the 23rd. But to my surprise, I
noticed a few pallets of boxes in the main aisle near the toy section.
After doing a couple of double takes, I realized that in fact the boxes
did say Episode 2 on them! I looked at the first and it was a deluxe
figure assortment. I grabbed it and opened it in a different aisle. I
pulled a deluxe Jango,Mace, and Obi. I put them in my cart and went back
for more looking around with caution knowing that a Wal-Mart employee
might not want me opening the boxes, especially these! I grabbed 2 boxes
of AOTC wave 1 figures. They both had a wave 1 abbreviation on them but
one with an extra number or something so I knew it had different
figures in it. They also said, do not open until April 23rd or something!
to that effect. My memory isnt serving all that well due to my
excitement! Out of both boxes I pulled the following figs,
#01 - Anakin Skywalker (Outland Peasant Disguise)
#02 - Padmé Amidala (Arena Escape)
#03 - Obi-Wan Kenobi (Coruscant Chase)
#04 - C-3PO (Protocol Droid)
#05 - Kit Fisto (Jedi Master)
#06 - Super Battle Droid
#11 - Battle Droid (Arena Battle) (White)
#13 - Jango Fett (Kamino Escape)
#14 - R2-D2 (Coruscant Sentry)
#15 - Geonosian Warrior
#16 - Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant)
#20 - Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master)
#21 - Nikto (Jedi Master)
#24 - Jar Jar Binks (Gungan Senator)
I proceeded to the check out quickly but had the feeling that I wasnt
going to make it out of the store. I found an open register and set my
stuff up and then all of the figs. The girl ask if I was a fan, and I
asked her" Do you think so" She said she saw like one of the Star Wars
movies. I couldnt believe it. I asked if she ever heard of C-3PO she said
no!!!! She did say she heard of R2-D2 though. But anyway, She tried to
ring the 1st figure up but it said something like no sale or something
like that. Then she tried others and they all did the same thing. I was
getting nervous. She asked me if I got them from a box and I truthfully
said yes. I also added that they probably werent checked in yet or
scanned. She then decided to call the manager and thought for sure my dream
of getting these figs was over! The manager came over and tried the
same as the other cashier. No sale. They didnt even mention anything about
not being able to sell them until the 23rd or anything! It wa!
s like they never heard of Star Wars or something. So anyway, the
manager asked me how much they were and I was like " uhhhhh.... the deluxe
ones are like $9 and the smaller ones are like $7 or something" She then
decided to do a price check and went away from us to the toy aisle. I
was almost sweating by now! She came back a few moments later and said,
the big ones are $6.96 and the others are $5.88. I couldnt beleive the
low price she gave me! She then had to type them all in manually and
wrote STARWARS for the 14 regular figures on the register and MEDSTARWARS
on the 3 deluxefigs. I was so nervous and exited at the same time, I
tried to help the cashier put them in the bags. I paid, thanked the
cashier and manager alot for taking the time to punch them up on the
register, even though they didnt know they werent supposed to be released, and
got the heck out of there as fast as possible! There were other boxes
on the pallets of course, but I just grabbed those since I was s!
o nervous. I saw the Jedi Starfighter Box, Slave 1 Box, and some
Lightsaber Boxes also. There was other stuff there also Im sure! I just
really wanted the figures though. I know I didnt get them all but they could
be in wave 2. I am not totally sure though. I am just very happy with
what I have in my possesion right now! I dont think I will be able to
sleep! Long live Star Wars!!!!!!
P.S. I wrote this message twice to let everyone know! Sorry if I offended anyone! Go try and buy some! I did!