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Old April 8 2012, 03:52 AM   #49
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

One of the real tests of collecting in the past couple of years was, at least in my opinion, the Walmart exclusive Jabba's Throne set with the brand new Jabba figure, his throne/dais, a repainted Salacious Crumb and an all-new Oola dancing girl. This playset was notoriously hard to find at a lot of Walmarts and I saw just one at my local stores when it was out...and that happened to be a night I didn't have enough money on me to get it. Didn't see a single one after that, and I had to rely on my buddy at the local toy shop to score it. Fortunately I got it in an unopened, factory-sealed box with everything in it, but the Jabba's Throne is an example of both Hasbro not shipping and distributing adequately AND Walmart either sitting on product or not restocking. Both companies are to blame for that debacle, as well as the recent problems with the 3-D exclusive Royal Starship Droids and Mos Espa Arena Battle Packs.
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