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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:24 pm 
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With Disney buying Lucasfilm-- guess that means even more exclusives only at the parks..

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:29 am 
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Noticed something weird at my TRU yesterday.

They have those 2-pack SW vehicles for $39.99, and most of those are rehashes of stuff that's been out for awhile.

But one of them have a brand new vehicle (to me, anyway). Some kind of Mandalorian Shuttle Transport. I don't recall seeing it anywhere else, but of course it's paired up with a vehicle I already have and don't want.

Anybody got any info on it? I'd buy it if it was a separated release.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:31 am 
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You should have picked it up

Well it was scheduled for release over a year ago- and was cancelled-- it was only shipped out of Hasbro Canada--
Up until this recent bonus pack with TRU (which is selling out everywhere)-- it was going for between roughly 69.00- 85.00- my local TRU had about 40 of those packs yesterday- (and not one transport)


I think the price has come down because of this recent release. but its still going for about 40.00 by itself.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:52 pm 
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Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. They had like 30 box sets, and only one of them was the shuttle.

Ah, well. I don't have enough Mandalorians to fill it up anyway. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:14 am 
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I heard that the exclusive 2-foot Vintage boxed Millenium Falcon is on sale at TRU for the week. $179.99. Anyone getting it? I've been struggling with it. That's the one toy I wanted most as a kid and if there was only one toy I would get this year it would be that. I'm still scared off by the price though, and i'm not sure I can justify it. brrr... I should have bought it when it was released a couple years ago at the $125-ish price tag.

Anyway, I picked up Wedge, Dr. Evazan and Light Saber Construction Jedi Luke at last weeks BOGO 50% TRU sale.

I haven't found anything good during Target's Star Wars sale and that's a bummer.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:51 am 
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I keep looking at it, but I'm not sure I can justify it. I have an earlier one (regular sized, but with the extra engine lights/sounds), but I'm still tempted.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:29 pm 
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I got one on the last go-around and it's AMAZING! Exactally the Falcon I wanted as a kid... just now I have nowhere to put it!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:48 pm 
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I got it on clearance for $80 or so last time. It's AMAZING. My only complaint is that the landing struts do not retract - they are removable.

I don't know if I could justify it for $180, but for sub-$100, I'm a happy fan.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:10 pm 
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Interesting. Sigh, 2 years ago I had that Falcon in my hands many, many times and I didn't pull the trigger and now I really regret it. How it got to be $250.00 regular retail price today, I don't understand. I'll have to so some hard thinking this week.

I have an old 1980s vintage model I got off ebay many years ago but it's busted all to heck and it has been hot-glued many, many times over.


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:19 pm 
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I don't think it's too surprising once I figured it all out. It was $160 retail 6 years ago, when figures were $7/each. They've gone up to $10 by me. That's a 40+% increase. 40% increase on the Falcon would be ~$225, and now it's a TRU exclusive.

$250 is WAY too much for me, but that's how I'd explain the price.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Eric Qel-Droma wrote:
I got it on clearance for $80 or so last time. It's AMAZING. My only complaint is that the landing struts do not retract - they are removable.

I don't know if I could justify it for $180, but for sub-$100, I'm a happy fan.



I picked up mine for 35.00 clearance at Target-- although I just paid 129 for the MTT- so it all evens out at some point.

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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:11 pm 
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$35 for the Falcon????!! You guys are killing me. Well, that settles it, I'm not going to pay the $200, even if it's a TRU Exclusive.

I'll just have to hunt at conventions for a loose one or something. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:27 pm 
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funtime3 wrote:
I heard that the exclusive 2-foot Vintage boxed Millenium Falcon is on sale at TRU for the week. $179.99. Anyone getting it? I've been struggling with it. That's the one toy I wanted most as a kid and if there was only one toy I would get this year it would be that. I'm still scared off by the price though, and i'm not sure I can justify it. brrr... I should have bought it when it was released a couple years ago at the $125-ish price tag.

Anyway, I picked up Wedge, Dr. Evazan and Light Saber Construction Jedi Luke at last weeks BOGO 50% TRU sale.

I haven't found anything good during Target's Star Wars sale and that's a bummer.


I paid nearly $250 for mine and that was 20% off a few weeks ago. I would definitely get it. I was the same way. That was the one toy I wanted as a kid for Christmas and I finally got mine 30 years later. It's going under the tree! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:13 pm 
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Falcon for $125 on TRU website. Follow link.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.js ... d=16400996


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 Post subject: Re: Star Wars Basic Figures Thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:06 pm 
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First: That's a huge discount off the $250, and you, sir, deserve major kudos for bringing it to the board's attention. If I didn't already have one, I think I'd be FREAKING out about getting one, and at this price, you'd have my undying gratitude.

Second: TRU seems to be going with a "mark the exclusives WAAAAAY up" tactic. I haven't paid much attention in the past, so I don't know if that's how it's always worked. However, I was looking at a GeoTrax table today that's $50 (marked down from $180), and it's basically a beginner GT set with three cheap plastic tables. I can't for the life of me see how that could EVER be $180... unless one were to mark it up so high that one could sell it to the rubes close to Christmas and make them feel like they'd just gotten something 65% off.

Is it possible the Falcon is in a similar situation?

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