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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:33 am 
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MTT is now in stock on HTS.

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/new-to-has ... ST=SO&PG=1

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:52 am 
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Distribution has been bad this year, true. It's like 1999 all over again only Quinlon Vos is the new Jedi Duel Darth Maul. :P

Sigh. I hate admitting to ignorance in Star Wars, but could you clarify this, please? You can or cannot find QV? I just don't get the reference. :-/ Thanks in advance for educating me.


1999 saw a glut of Episode I merchandise due to the unprecedented hype surrounding the movie. So much so that the first few waves of action figures clogged the pegs seemingly forever. Because of that, later waves were harder to find and distributed in more limited numbers. A big culprit was the very first Darth Maul figure, Jedi Duel Darth Maul, which could be found for many months, if not a year or so later. Same with many of the figures from that initial wave, like Darth Sidious and Ric Olie, to be fair.

While nowhere near the scale of 1999, this year's vintage Episode I wave has been pegwarming since it appeared in January or February, with subsequent waves difficult to come by. The Quinlon Vos figure seems to be the biggest pegwarming culprit around here. I can find multiples of him in every store. Shame, though, as it is a nice figure if you're into Jedi.

So, um, yeah.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:56 am 
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Thanks for the explanation. QV isn't the main culprit around here (that honor belongs to Queen Amidala), but I get what you're saying. It's funny -- I bought many of the E1 figures off the racks and I remember keeping an eye out for the later waves, but I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention to remember which figures stuck around and which ones didn't.

Fast forward ten years and I'll remember Guy Gardners seeming to come out my ears.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Vos is definitely the main perpetrator around here. And that Phantom Menace wave was the last bit of Vintage I've seen in stores; BBTS has been my supplier for the past several waves and they'll likely be the same for the final wave as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:54 pm 
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WTH? I check BBTS on a daily basis and I missed this case! Was it listed early in the morning? That was worse than a five minute Matty sell-out. :evil:

Looks like the Royal Guard is going to be tougher to find than the Gamorreans.

Freaking Hasbro. :x


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:01 am 
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Well its on EE as well-- (although it is 10.00 higher.)

Since I dont need the TPM figures-- I will push my luck to get these in the stores-- or wait till someone has them in stock.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:44 am 
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WTH? I check BBTS on a daily basis and I missed this case! Was it listed early in the morning? That was worse than a five minute Matty sell-out. :evil:

Looks like the Royal Guard is going to be tougher to find than the Gamorreans.

Freaking Hasbro. :x


Yeah, It's frustrating. I follow BBTS on twitter and they tweeted it yesterday and it was sold out by the end of the day.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:12 am 
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Well its on EE as well-- (although it is 10.00 higher.)

Since I dont need the TPM figures-- I will push my luck to get these in the stores-- or wait till someone has them in stock.


Online pre-orders might be your only option. Most Star Wars sites are saying that this wave will not be distributed to brick and mortar stores. By the time individual figures make their way to ebay or Amazon, you might as well have paid for the whole case and just resold the ones you don't want.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:18 pm 
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I bit the bullet and went with Nerd Rage Toys. (Very apropos naming, btw.)

https://nerdragetoys.com/star-wars-vintage-collection-wave-7-available-for-pre-order%E2%80%8F/

Their price is slightly higher than BBTS, but no way am I haunting the Bay for Weequay, the Royal Guard, Prune Face, Lumat, and Nien Numb only to fork over $25 to $50 per figure. These guys are asking $11 bucks each, so if you don't care for the hunt, go for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:08 am 
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Bah.

The only two I want (the clone trooper and the Royal Guard) are no longer available individually. :(

I'll try my luck at retail, although it's been letting me done a lot lately.

If anybody has an extra female bounty hunter or male clone trooper lookalike from the Expanded Universe video game, PM me. I don't think I'm gonna be able to find them.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:40 pm 
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I got Starkiller in the mail Thursday via trade (he's awesome :D). So I'm done for now, until the Ewok sets hit.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Picked up the ewok and Yavin pilot sets today. Thinking of getting an extra ewok set to customize new ewoks due to the extra cowls


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Picked up the ewok and Yavin pilot sets today. Thinking of getting an extra ewok set to customize new ewoks due to the extra cowls


Where'd you find the Ewoks?

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:10 pm 
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Picked up the ewok and Yavin pilot sets today. Thinking of getting an extra ewok set to customize new ewoks due to the extra cowls


Where'd you find the Ewoks?


The Ewoks sets are TRU exclusives ($39.99 though). Miraculously, I found/bought them this morning along with an Imperial Naval Commander. I can't remember the last SW figures I found at retail!


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Los Angeles. They've supposedly been found in AZ and the Midwest as well. Item #790723


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